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Our meetings take place on the second Wednesday of every other month, 7:30-9 a.m. at the Oregon Medical Association.

  • December 13

Upcoming Events

December 13, 2017 – “The Strategic Value of Listening”

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

When we listen we gain a lot more than information, we also gain strategic advantage. Being articulate and assertive certainly has its advantages but not when it is coupled with weak listening skills. Skillful listening gives us strategic advantage because it enables us to set the pace of conversations, shift defensive exchanges and draw people who are pressuring you into a calmer dialogue. Plus, it can invite hesitate speakers to reveal valuable information that an overly assertive speaker will never hear. You will leave the workshop with specific strategies to improve your general listening skills, defuse escalating conversations, draw out reluctant speakers and listening phrases for bringing wandering conversations and meetings back into focus.

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Previous Events

October 25, 2017 – “Project Management” (Presented by Justin Valley, MBA)

August 9, 2017 – “Recovering Cash from Your Supplier Spending”

June 14, 2017 – “A Financial Health Check-Up for Your Practice”

April 12, 2017 – Developing a High Performing Team (Presented by Kate Othus, MHA)

February 8, 2017 – Put Your Oxygen Mask On Yourself Before Assisting Other Passengers  (Presented by Paul Spindel, M.A.)

December 8, 2016 – Cancelled due to weather

November 9, 2016 – Communicating on the Edge (Presented by Patti Lind, Lind Consulting Group)

October 13, 2016 – Looking For the Elusive Medical Assistant (Presented by Paula Purdy, CMA (AAMA) Director of Operations, Medical Society Services, Inc.

September 14, 2016 – Why is Hiring so Hard? (Presented by Liz McLean-Williams HR Director, Women’s Healthcare Associates)

June 9, 2016 – Poverty and Classism; Understanding the Why (Presented by Veronica Bravo, Referral Navigator, Women’s Healthcare Associates)

May 11, 2016 – Making Technology Work For You, Not Against You! (Presented by Julie McGovern, CEO PracticeWise, LLC)

April 14, 2016 – Presentation: “Medical Practice Challenges for 2016” (Presented by Mark Bonanno, JD MPH, OMA General Counsel and Director of Health Policy)

March 9, 2016 – Presentation: “#Healthcare Security: Internet and Social Media Issues” (Presented by Tim Resch, Managing Partner, Samuels Yoelin Kantor)

February 11, 2016 – Presentation: “Clinically Integrated Networks” (Presented by Lorissa Addabbo, MBA)

January 13, 2016 – Presentation: “Navigating Oregon’s New Paid Sick Leave Law” (Presented by Christine Thelen-Short)

December 10, 2015 – Presentation: “The Generational Workforce Rubik’s Cube” (Presented by Cole Chatterton)

November 11, 2015 – Presentation: “Responding to an Active Shooter” (Presented by Steve Stevenson and Ryan Nelson)

October 8, 2015 – Workshop: “Keeping Your Head Above Water” (Presented by Patti Lind)

September 9, 2015 – Presentation: “Fraud Risks and Prevention in a Medical Practice” (Presented by Elliott Tracy) and “Advantages & Disadvantages of Using a Lockbox Service” (Presented by Eve Greenman)

June 10, 2015 – Presentation: “Words Can Get in the Way” (Presented by Lucy Kairalla)

May 6 – May 8, 2015 – OR/WA MGMA Conference in Portland

April 8, 2015 – Presentation: “Rightful Discharge and Other Hot Employment Topics” (Presented by José Klein)

March 12, 2015 – Presentation: “Emergency Department Information Exchange (EDIE)- A Tool for Enhancing Care Coordination” (Presented by Susan Kirchoff)

February 11, 2015 – Presentation: “A Cloud Security Primer” (Presented by David Johnson, CISSP, CISM, CISA)

January 8, 2015 – Presentation: “Clinical Integration, the Alignment of Incentives, and CMS Quality-Based Payment Programs” (Presented by Jennifer Franks J.D., PhD and Peter Ricoy J.D., M.P.P.)