LARA Updates Implicit Bias Training Rules

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) recently released the final draft of the Public Health Code – General Rules to allow asynchronous teleconference or webinars as acceptable modality of training as part of the implicit bias training standards. Webinars and asynchronous teleconference were previously prohibited because they didn’t allow for interaction between students and the instructor. These rules will be filed with the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules and become effective March 23, 2023

Under the updated rules, individuals applying to renew their license will be allowed to satisfy the implicit bias training standard through webinars offered by acceptable sponsors. Another positive rule change is the allowance of implicit bias training to satisfy other training or continuing education requirements.

Members with questions should contact Renée Smiddy at the MHA.

News to Know – Week of Sept. 19

MHA Endorsed Business Partner (EBP) ParaRev will host two free webinars this month. Join us at noon ET Sept. 20 to receive an update on price transparency and the No Surprises Act, including what is required for compliance as of Jan. 1, 2023. The MHA will also host a webinar with ParaRev on Zero Balance insurance reviews from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET Sept. 27. MHA members are invited to register and share information about the webinars with their colleagues. To learn more, visit the ParaRev EBP webpage or contact Sandra LaPlace at ParaRev.

COVID-19 Impact on Strategic Planning Focus of Webinar

Hospital and health system boards will face challenges as the world transitions from a multiyear pandemic to an endemic. The industry is experiencing instability and near-constant change: innovation in medicine and service delivery, new competitors, payer upheaval, renewed scrutiny on the social determinants of health, and more. The webinar Governance Megatrends: What is the Impact on Your Board? will focus on trends relevant to the healthcare organization board and how to perform a comprehensive review of an existing strategic plan through pandemic-era eyes.

The webinar is scheduled from 1 to 2 p.m. Jan. 26. MHA members can register for $155 per hospital, with an unlimited number of connections within that hospital. The single connection fee does not apply to multiple sites within a health system. Members with questions should contact Erica Leyko at the MHA.

Series of Webinars Features Global Diversity and Psychology Leaders

An ongoing series of MHA webinars on leadership approaches is designed to Kim Blue, VP of People Experience Partners at Zoomassist with post-pandemic strategic planning.

In the webinar to be presented from noon to 1 p.m. June 3, Kim Blue, the global head of People Experience Partners at Zoom, will describe how to create and execute organizational diversity and inclusion strategies based on her experience with Zoom, ESPN and Microsoft. Whether she is consulting one-on-one or leading training for hundreds of people, Blue coaches people to step beyond the shore of diversity and really explore the ocean that is inclusion.

In a webinar offered from noon to 1 p.m. July 15,  Nicole Lipkin will describe how to lead through post-traumatic stress disNicole Lipkin, PSY.D., M.B.A.order following the height of the pandemic. Lipkin has worked with the American Academy of Osteopathic Surgeons and global companies like Honda and Visa. She will explore behaviors and practices that increase organizational and individual resilience and emotional sustainability.

By attending the webinar series, with sessions offered through August, participants may earn up to one American College of Healthcare Executives Qualified Education Hour per session toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives designation.

Members can register for single webinars for a fee of $50 each. A health system can register for an unlimited number of logins to a single webinar for a flat-rate fee of $200 or for an unlimited number of logins to all remaining webinars at a flat-rate fee of $750. A recording of the April 29 webinar on the use of technology following the COVID-19 pandemic, featuring Daniel Kraft, MD, is available through May 26 for participants in the session, as well as for systems that pay the $750 flat rate and individuals who pay $200 for all remaining sessions. Questions about the webinar series should be directed to Erin Steward at the MHA.