NTHCPA Hosts May 11 Compliance Program on “Diversity & Nondiscrimination In Patient Care”

 Register here!

“Diversity & Nondiscrimination In Patient Care:  Meeting Expanding Health Care Provider Obligations”

May 11, 2010

2:00 – 4:00 P.M.

Texas Health Resources Tower

Pavilion, Classroom B

(New Meeting Room Location)

612 E. Lamar Blvd., Arlington, TX 

The North Texas Healthcare Compliance Professional Association (NTHCPA) invites members and other interested health industry compliance professionals to mark your calendar and plan to attend the next NTHCPA meeting scheduled on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.   The program will feature a presentation on “Diversity & Nondiscrimination In Patient Care:  Meeting Expanding Health Care Provider Obligations” by Texas Health Resources Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Mina Kini and Silver Communications President Kerry Silver. Register here!

About The Program

Health care providers face expanding legal and operational demands to deal effectively with diversity and nondiscrimination in dealing with patients and others.  Communication is essential to assess, diagnose, and treat patients. Today, U.S. healthcare providers struggle to meet the healthcare needs of an increasingly diverse patient population.

Beyond expanding legal exposures, culture, ethnicity, religion, and language, as well as many other characteristics, play important roles in the patient’s attitudes and beliefs about healthcare, as well as the patient’s willingness and ability to report symptoms, understand a diagnosis, make healthcare decisions, and comply with medical recommendations.  To deliver safe and effective care, the culturally competent healthcare professional must be aware of and sensitive to the culture-specific needs of the patient and his/her family. And, above all, patients and providers must be able to communicate clearly and effectively.

In this presentation, Mina Kini and Kerry Silver will discuss the strategies and resources used by Texas Health Resources to increase cultural competence and comply with legal requirements of Title 6 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and well as the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Mina Kini, as the Director of Texas Health Resources, leads the area of Diversity and Inclusion focused on building workforce diversity as well as providing culturally appropriate care to our multicultural and multilingual communities at all Texas Health Hospitals. Mina as a change agent has experience in non-profit organizations in various roles in education, community building and social science research. With 20 years of professional experience in international and US settings, Mina has Masters degrees in Social Work and in Human Resource Development.

About The Presenters

Kerry Silver is President of Silver Communications and communications consultant to Texas Health Resources. Kerry has more than 20 years of experience in helping large organizations communicate with their employees. She has significant experience in working with healthcare organizations. In 1994, Kerry was certified as a diversity trainer by the American Institute for Managing Diversity. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing from the University of Texas at Austin.

About the NTHCPA

NTHCPA exists to champion ethical practice and compliance standards and to provide the necessary resources for ethics and compliance Professionals and others in North Texas who share these principles.  The vision of NTHCPA is to be a pre-eminent compliance and ethics group promoting lasting success and integrity of organizations within North Texas.  NTHCPA meetings are open to all NTHCPA members and other interested health care compliance professionals. Participation in the meeting is complimentary. Participants are responsible for any parking charges incurred.  To register for a meeting or update your registration to receive notice of future meetings, e-mail your current contact information including e-mail here.

If you need more information, would like to host an upcoming meeting, wish to suggest topics or speakers, or wish to obtain or share other information, please contact NTHCPA President Erma Lee at (817) 927-1232 or by e-mail here or Vice-President Cynthia Marcotte Stamer at (469) 767-8872 or by e-mail here.

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