November 15 2016

November 15, 2016

November 15, 2016

Erie County Medical Center (ECMC)          

462 Grider Street, Buffalo, NY 14215


8:30     Registration and Light Breakfast

9:00     RIMS Meeting, Legislative Update and ECMC Welcome -“Risk Mitigation utilizing the Electronic Medical Record”        

Jennifer Scharf, Esq.  ECMC Legal Counsel  

Dr. Brian Murray, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Mandip Panasar, Associate Medical Director and Chief Medical Information Officer   

9:30     Virtual Tour of the ECMCC campus and the Mammography Bus 

9:45     Walking Tour of the Emergency Department, Trauma Unit, Medical Office Building and Terrace View Long Term Care Facility ***Please wear comfortable shoes

                        Karen Ziemianski, RN, CNO and Karen Konikoff, RN 

10:30   Return to Meeting Room

ECMC Risk Management Presentation -“Risk is Relationships and Identifying Opportunities—Daily and as Required by Policy, Regulatory, Insurance and, Most Importantly, Patient Safety”

            Regina DelVecchio, Associate General Counsel

            Jennifer Scharf, Esq. Legal Counsel

            Ann Victor-Lazarus, MS, RN, CPHRM VP Patient Advocacy 

11:30  Hot Lunch Served           

Presentation Objectives:

Identify areas of risk in healthcare that provide opportunity for mitigation.

Develop an awareness of insurance challenges for healthcare facilities and appreciate the need for business support while working with Healthcare Providers.

Recognize the need for all aspects of risk management services available to a Trauma Center. 

Discuss relationships and knowledge sharing that can enhance risk mitigation and support best practices for Patient and Employee Safety.

Develop an awareness of the asset of the Level I Trauma Center located in the heart of WNY.


Parking:  See Map.  Enter at DRIVE 3 Park in LOT C.  Get parking ticket and BRING TO MEETING WITH YOU.  Parking will be paid for by RIMS.

Enter: Main Entrance.  We will have greeters there to direct you.


Breakfast: Fresh Baked Pastries, Bagels, Butter, Jam and Variety of Cream Cheeses, Fruit, Coffee, Tea, Orange Juice and Water

Lunch:  Roasted Chicken with Green Beans and Mashed Potatoes, Salad and Dessert