Physician Business Leadership Certificate Program - Session 1

Des Moines, IA US
February 28, 2019


Please visit the meeting website to register. (coming soon)

  • Tuition is $2,500 for IHA, IMS, IAFP Members
  • Tuition for Non-Members is $3,000

Session dates include: February 28, April 30, June 20, and September 10.

If you have questions, contact Corey Martin at or 515-288-1955.

Target Audience

Emerging and aspiring physician leaders.


Providers today are facing an era of change unlike any before. Reform policies shifting requirements and fiscal uncertainty create a chaotic atmosphere for professionals as well as providers. During times like these, strong leaders who demonstrate innovation and focused decision-making abilities are required. Participants in this program will gain the tools to become successful leaders in today’s complex health care environment.

The Physician Business Leadership Certificate is achieved through attending four in-person sessions scheduled quarterly, along with additional requirements in networking and involvement with other industry activities. The content includes three areas of focus:

  1. Foundational Leadership Skills: fundamental leadership and business skills.
  2. Equipping for Health Care Today: topics helping physicians improve their execution, efficiency, and effectiveness.
  3. Hot Topics: issues in health care delivery currently impacting physicians, e.g., the opioid crisis, behavioral health issues.


8 amRegistration and Breakfast
8:30 am

Welcome and Introductions
Tammy Chance, DO, IHA Board Member, ED Medical Director, Boone County Hospital, Boone;
Michael Romano, MD, MHA, Nebraska Health Network, Council Bluffs
Tom Evans, MD, FAAFP, Iowa Healthcare Collaborative, Des Moines

9 amFoundational Leadership Skills - Why Are You Here?
Jim McKenna, MBA, PCC, Owner, James McKenna Organization
9:30 am 

Foundational Leadership Skills - Leading Effective Teams
Jim McKenna, MBA, PCC, Owner, James McKenna Organization

The risks and rewards regarding health care outcomes are greater now than ever before. There’s more data, more transparency, more patients and more complexity, as well as, more sharing, more growth, more innovation and more compassion for caregivers. All of these remind us of our rich opportunity for best minds in health care to come together to discover and inspire the next, new advances in medical breakthroughs, for your patients, for yourselves and for the communities you serve.

In this course, participants will have the opportunity to work together in small groups and individually (introspectively) to explore the core tenets of effective teamwork, specific to health care and to physician led, multidisciplinary teams. Physician leaders today are often tasked with achieving results not only for their patients, their teams and their organizations, all the while attempting to delicately balance their own work-life pressures in a sustainable, non-harmful, yet fulfilling way. This course offers providers the proven insights, tools, research and thinking space for introspection. Physician leaders will walk away with concrete methods, best practices and resources for immediate use and impact upon return to their home organizations/teams/groups.

  • Explain benefits of effective teamwork.
  • Understand the critical role of discreet, individual leadership behaviors that can accelerate and/or compromise the mission, vision and values required for building a healthy team.
  • Summarize the five behaviors of a cohesive team.
  • Compare and contrast ways to promote clinical collaboration, coordination and communication within the team.
  • Understand modes of persuasion and a model for leading change.Analyze the value of patient-focused care as a means to drive effective teamwork.
12 pmLunch
1 pmHot Topics – Burn Out and Resiliency
Reid Blackwelder, MD, East Tennessee State University
2 pmBreak
2:15 pm

Time to Move Upstream and ‘Invest’ in our Health: Addressing Social Determinants of Health and Population Health Management
Yogesh Shah, MD, Director, Palliative Care Services, Broadlawns

Health care costs continue to outpace general inflation, typically by two-fold. The major source of this problem is the unhealthy population. “Upstream” environmental factors greatly impact “downstream” health. Upstream factors include poor nutrition, inadequate housing and education and low incomes – all considered to be social determinants of health. Addressing the overall health of the community extends beyond providing medical care and starts early in childhood. To meaningfully address the health of Iowans, health care providers must consider new approaches, develop social programs and explore new solutions “upstream”.

  • Learn about the role of social risk factors in health outcomes.
  • Identify crucial social determinants of health for their community of patients.
  • Discuss how to engage directly via community involvement to improve social determinants of health.
3:45 pmClosing Remarks and Session Wrap-Up
Tammy Chance, DO, IHA Board Member, ED Medical Director, Boone County Hospital, Boone
Michael Romano, MD, MHA, Nebraska Health Network, Council Bluffs
Tom Evans, MD, FAAFP, Iowa Healthcare Collaborative, Des Moines
4 pmAdjourn

Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). If you're interested in reviewing an individuals disclosure form, please contact the DMU CME office at

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The Iowa Hospital Association has made a commitment to support your health by designing all meals and snacks to follow the Blue Zones philosophy. Blue Zones guidelines are designed to nourish your body, leaving you feeling satisfied, alert and awake. IHA practices mindful eating by encouraging you to slow down and enjoy the flavors in your food. If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, please contact Ellen Waller at

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.50 AOA Category 2­A
  • 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 5.50 CE Contact Hours
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/28/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
02/28/2019 - 4:00pm
Iowa Hospital Association
100 E. Grand Ave, Suite 100
Des Moines, IA 50309
United States



Iowa Hospital Association now has an official discounted corporate rate at the listed hotels that attendees can use for overnight accommodations if needed. The discounted rate is being offered to IHA event attendees on a “non-last room” availability, meaning that there are times when this rate will not be available to book due to high demand in the area so it is important to book early if you think you may need arrangements. When calling, please reference the corporate ID.

Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown
Corporate Rate: $129 per night + taxes
Telephone: 1-877-238-8889
Corporate ID #:786828419

Embassy Suites Des Moines Downtown
Corporate Rate: $139 per night + taxes
Telephone: 515-244-1700
Corporate ID #:560001333

Continuing Education Credit

  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 5.5 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • MD:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and the Iowa Hospital Association. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Other Health Professionals: This live activity is designated for 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Educational Grants

No commercial interest company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.


Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas. The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 5.50 AOA Category 2­A
  • 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 5.50 CE Contact Hours

Accreditation Period

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