Hot Topics in Healthcare

  • Thursday, January 18, 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Doubletree Hilton 5400 Computer Dr, Westborough, MA 01581


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Hot Topics in Healthcare
This month's featured topics are Best Practices for Discipline & Termination, Risk Management, and Overdose Prevention. 


8:00 a.m. Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Welcome and Announcements

9:00 a.m. Discipline, Best Practices - Michelle Antonucci & Jenifer Jacques

Come and learn what good best practices look like for discipline and termination.  Topics covered include- potential issues that may arise, important documentation and helpful policies organizations should consider.  This session will be interactive and you will walk away with relevant and helpful information to manage your business, improve morale & employee engagement as well as help you minimize risk.   

10:00 a.m. Risk Management Lessons from Medical Malpractice Litigation - Michael Barkley

11:00 a.m. Networking and Vendor Exhibits

11:30 a.m. Overdose Prevention & Opioids Epidemic - Erin McDonough

Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death for adults in Rhode Island, claiming multiple lives each week. Opioid overdose, involving both prescription pain medications and illicit drugs, is an issue that impacts all RI residents, regardless of socio-economic status, race, age or gender. Most overdose fatalities are preventable if bystanders and first responders have appropriate training and are prepared to respond in an effective manner.
This curriculum is designed to prepare individuals to recognize and respond to an overdose. This training also provides education that will assist agencies in implementing simple, cost-effective, evidence-based strategies to combat the epidemic of opioid abuse and overdose and allow participants to practice counseling others on recognition and response

12:30 a.m. Event Adjourns

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About the Speakers

Michelle Antonucci
Sales Executive and Human Capital Management Expert
ADP HR/BPO Solutions

Michelle is a Sales Executive and Human Capital Management expert at ADP that provides expertise to help businesses succeed and grow more profitably. As a Sales Executive at ADP, Michelle works with organizations and manages a team that helps to provide a shared service model that offers comprehensive HR, payroll, benefits and OSHA services to help businesses stabilize costs, increase efficiencies and reduce risks. Her expertise, experience and strategic insights allow her clients to focus on growing their business and provides them peace of mind. Michelle helps businesses and organizations learn how to lead effectively, relate well to employees and use their personal evolution to create a climate of innovation and productivity.

Jenifer Jacques
HR Business Partner

ADP HR/BPO Solutions

Jenifer is Human Resources Business Partner who works with businesses throughout New England to support their strategic needs and Human Resources initiatives. She is passionate about helping organizations leverage Human Capital Management to achieve their objectives.

Michael Barkley
Adler Cohen

Mr. Barkley is an experienced trial lawyer concentrating his practice on the defense of hospitals, physicians, oral surgeons, dentists, nurses, and other medical professionals in litigation and in matters before state licensing boards. Mr. Barkley has successfully defended clients in Courts throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and has obtained favorable jury verdicts in  litigation involving claims of medical malpractice, breach of confidentiality, negligent hiring and supervision, premises liability, and general negligence. Mr. Barkley's practice also includes defending individuals and corporate entities in claims involving product liability, commercial litigation, and breach of contract. In addition to his active litigation practice, Mr. Barkley also serves as the Managing Partner of Adler | Cohen | Harvey | Wakeman | Guekguezian LLP.

Erin McDonough
RI Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator

Erin McDonough is the Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator for the state of Rhode Island which is sponsored by the Rhode Island Disaster Medical Assistance Team. RIDMAT/MRC is a non-profit organization whose main mission is to recruit and train medical health professional volunteers to prepare for and respond to public health and emergency disasters across the state, enhancing Rhode Island's capacity to respond.  In 2013, in response to the overwhelming overdose epidemic facing Rhode Island, RIDMAT/MRC began the Naloxone and Overdose Prevention Education program or NOPE-RI.  Since its inception NOPE-RI has been instrumental in expanding overdose prevention, recognition and response training through its volunteer corps and working to increase access to naloxone to curb overdose fatalities across the state. 

Continuing Education Units, CEUs

Earn up to 1.0 continuing education unit hours for each hour of education from the ACMPE, American College of Medical Practice Executives. Our events are eligible for continuing education units as awarded by other professional associations. We recommend that you contact your professional association for their approval process.

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