By Kara Argus
Always eager to stay connected to the healthcare community, Evans Incorporated will be attending impactful events this month to keep our finger on the pulse of timely industry developments. Next week Evans healthcare leaders Denise Braun and Kara Argus will be participating in lively panel discussions and group breakouts at two events sponsored and led by healthcare experts in the DMV area.
The first, “Beyond the ACA: Health Policy and Sustainable Health Spending”, is supported by the Altarum Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This event will take a broad look at healthcare and health policy spending, topics that are constantly remain front and center in today’s political discussions. What’s coming next? How will the vast health sector be impacted across numerous dimensions? Evans will join the distinguished panel of presenters as they talk through key questions at a critical time in health policy development.
“No one knows what’s going to happen next,” said Denise, “but the Foundation and the Institute’s Center for Sustainable Health Spending has an extensive, respected public perspective on health care, so I’m looking forward to the dialogue.” This event on July 18 will include a fantastic group of thought leaders on healthcare and spending and what that looks like across the nation. “A lot of people are guessing at this point,” Denise pointed out, “and a lot of what’s been proposed can be devastating for some people.” This interactive event will include panel discussions on various topics, and it will be nationally accessible as a webcast, allowing virtual participation and far-reaching impact.
Evans realizes it is important to not only keep current on the big picture in healthcare, but to also make sure that as healthcare consultants, we are well-prepared to help our clients. For that reason, Evans will also be attending an educational event on healthcare emergency preparedness sponsored by the Maryland chapter of ACHE- The American College of Healthcare Executives. This event on July 20 will consist of a panel discussion on emergency management guidelines and the latest requirements from CMS. This event will focus on healthcare facilities and how they perform annual hazard vulnerability assessments. “It’s important for facilities to prepare locally, regionally, and federally for the annual CMS hazard vulnerability requirements,” Kara said. As a purveyor of a custom Hazard Vulnerability Analysis Tool (HVAT), Evans wants to ensure that we are well-prepared to provide services across the DMV area and meet the high preparation scores that Maryland consistently receives across its facilities.
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