Evidence-Based Management Workshop - 04/13/17
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Evidence-Based Management Workshop - 04/13/17

Join us either in-person or via webinar for our upcoming evidence-based management workshop, faciliatated by Idaho State University and Idaho MGMA. In this workshop, the participants will learn EBMgt principles and processes of implementing EBMgt. Presenters will share issues, trends, and best practices associated with EBMgt via lecture, discussion, and presentation of case studies.

When: 04/13/2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center - McCleary Auditorium
1055 N. Curtis Road
Boise, Idaho  83706
United States
Presenter: Dr. Tracy Farnsworth, EdD, MHSA, MBA, FACHE, and Dr. Ruiling Guo, DHA, MPH, MLIS
Contact: Steven Sumter, MPA

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"Best Practices in Decision-Making: The Movement Toward Evidence-Based Management in Healthcare Organizations"

Healthcare professionals have come to embrace the truth that getting clinical decisions right requires wide-scale application of the principles of evidence-based medicine (EBM). In more recent years, health care leaders and managers have come to recognize that the systematic use of evidence will also improve the quality of major management decisions throughout their health care organizations. Not surprisingly, the successful implementation of EBM requires the support of evidence-based management (EBMgt), Better decisions in healthcare management should be based on the best available scientific evidence in conjunction with professional experience, stakeholders’ concerns and organizational facts. 

In this workshop, the participants will learn EBMgt principles and processes of implementing EBMgt. Presenters will share issues, trends, and best practices associated with EBMgt via lecture, discussion, and presentation of case studies.    







Presented By:

Dr. Tracy J. Farnsworth, EdD, MHSA, MBA, FACHE

Dr. Tracy J. Farnsworth was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the proposed Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in October 2016. He has served as Director and Associate Dean of the School of Health Professions, Division of Health Sciences, Idaho State University (ISU) since 2010. Farnsworth is an Associate Professor in the Health Care Administration (HCA) program at ISU and served previously as HCA Program Director. 

Dr. Farnsworth received Masters Degrees in Business and Health Services Administration from Arizona State University and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership at ISU. In 2014 Farnsworth received the Kole-McGuffey Prize for excellence in education research, and in 2016 was given the J. Warren Perry Distinguished Author Award by the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions. Prior to his transition to higher education, Dr. Farnsworth assumed various executive level appointments with Intermountain Healthcare, Catholic Healthcare West, the City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute, and other public and private healthcare systems. 

A Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, Dr. Farnsworth has written and spoken widely on subjects related to hospital and health systems performance improvement, healthcare reform, medical education, healthcare leadership/governance, and interprofessional education/collaboration. Farnsworth has been active in his church and community, including the Boy Scouts of America, where he received the Silver Beaver award in 2009. Tracy and his wife Michelle are the parents of four children and six grandchildren. 




Dr. Ruiling Guo, DHA, MPH, MLIS

Dr. Ruiling Guo, DHA, MPH, MLIS, is Associate Professor, Health Care Administration Program, Kasiska School of Health Professions, Idaho State University. Dr. Guo teaches health care administration courses such as US Health System, Health Care Policy, Health Information System, and Managerial Epidemiology/Population Health and holds graduate faculty status in addition to her teaching responsibilities. Dr. Guo earned a doctoral degree in health administration at Central Michigan University and a master of public health from Idaho State University.  She has received research grants and professional development awards for outreach community and training on evidence-based practice and evidence-based management. Dr. Guo has published over 15 scholarly articles in peer-reviewed Journals. She has worked in medical and academic settings in several countries, such as China, Ethiopia, Canada, and the U.S. Dr. Guo’s research interests focus on the areas of evidence-based management, evidence-based medicine/practice, health informatics, and managerial epidemiology/population health.

If you plan to join this educational event via webinar, please refer to the registration confirmation email sent at the end of the registration process for instructions and links on how to join the webinar. Please email us at idahomgma@gmail.com if you have any questions.