Connect 23 

Join your colleagues Nov. 29-Dec. 1 for Connect 23 at the Oklahoma City Convention Center, east of the Scissortail Park in downtown. The Exhibit Hall will be open Nov. 30 from 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Connect 23 will include outstanding speakers during the keynote session, rural session and three general sessions. The event will end with a three-hour, face-to-face ACHE session on Friday. 

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Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, Nov. 29

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
General Session 
“Legal Update” -  Eric Fisher, Cori Loomis

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Oklahoma Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development (OSHSMD)
"The Power of Strategic Communications: Planning for 2024’s Healthcare Trends"
- Isaac Squyres, partner, Jarrard, Michael Hildebrand, vice president, Public & Community Health Systems Practice deputy, Jarrard

“You Created a Video…Now What? Setting Up for Success after You Press the Record Button.”
- Ben Chambless, Cyrano Video

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
General Session 
“Strategies for Reducing and Mitigating Cyber Risk” - Barry Mathis, Phillip Smith

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
American Hospital Association Listening Session - David Pearson, AHA regional representative
(Lunch Included)

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Opening Ceremonies and Keynote 
“Reimagining Healthcare” - Tom Koulopoulos

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
OHA Annual Business Meeting 

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Oklahoma Organization of Nurse Executives (OONE)
“Learning from Litigation: A 2023 Update” - Kammie Monarch

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Oklahoma Psychiatric Hospital Association (OPHA)
“Drumming Up Wellness! Drumming for Healthcare Providers” - Tiffany Couch, LMFT, LADC-S, ICPS

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Oklahoma Psychiatric Hospital Association (OPHA) - Business Meeting

4:30 p.m. 
Oklahoma Organization of Nurse Executives (OONE) - Board Meeting

5:15 p.m.
Welcome Reception
(Reception and Celebration for All Attendees)

Thursday, Nov. 30

7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Rural Hospital Regulatory Tune-up
(Continental Breakfast Included)
- Kathy A. Reep, PYA, Martie Ross, PYA

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Oklahoma Association of Healthcare Engineers (OAHE)
“Syntegra Integrated Door Opening Assemblies for Healthcare” - Dusty Schuler
“Overview of ANSI/AAMI ST108 Water for the Processing of Medical Devices” - Kevin Blake

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
General Session 
“The Future of Work” - Steve Cadigan

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
General Session 
“Driven! The Leader Within” - Kendal Netmaker

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Oklahoma Society of Directors of Volunteer Services (OSDVS)
"Volunteers Supporting Clinical Staff" - Eileen McConville

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Oklahoma Society for Quality & Risk Management (OSHQRM)
“Affirmative Civil Enforcement & Healthcare Fraud”- Amanda Johnson

10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall (Lunch at 12:00 p.m.)

12:00 p.m. 
Oklahoma Society for Quality & Risk Management (OSHQRM) - Board Meeting

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Oklahoma Healthcare Financial Management Association (OHFMA)
“2023 Economic Outlook: Financial Market Trends” - Scott Colbert
“Healthcare Trends” - Sue Martin, Amy Rinard

2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
General Session 
“Transformational Care: Leading Change in Value, Quality and Outcomes” - Dr. Ted James

Friday, Dec. 1

7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Sooner Healthcare Executives (SHE) and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Closing Session – ACHE  (Additional Fee Required)
“Managing and Optimizing the Human Margin” - Katherine Meese, PhD
(3 Hours ACHE Face-to-Face Education Credits) 

Education Credits 

The Oklahoma Hospital Association is authorized to award three hours of ACHE Face-to-Face Education credit toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives for the Friday morning closing session. Sign-in sheets will be provided, and certificates will be prepared for those who register, sign in and attend this session. To register for this session, use the Connect registration form. (There is an additional cost to attend. Please go to Section B of the registration form to sign up for this program.)

Six hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credits will be awarded toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives for the remaining sessions of the Connect. Participants wishing to have the ACHE Qualified Education hours applied toward credit should list their attendance when applying for advancement or recertification in ACHE.