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Wednesday, October 10, 2018  |  9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

CLOSING SESSION: The Value of Arts in Health

Todd Frazier
Director, Houston Methodist Hospital’s Center for Performing Arts Medicine (CPAM)
Shay Thornton Kulha
Project Manager, Center for Performing Arts Medicine

9:45 AM- 10:05 AM How to Talk the Talk When You Already Walk the Walk: Communicating the Value of Arts and Health Programs to Hospital Executives


Successfully communicating the value of arts programs to executives creates shared understanding of their impact to the hospital’s financial wellbeing. This session provides the framework for tracking art programs’ known citations in national surveys to provide executive feedback on the value­ beyond the anecdotal. We focus on HCAHPS and employee opinion surveys. By speaking the same language, we create more stability in sustaining arts programs.

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand what data HCAHPS collects and how that affects hospital reimbursement
2. Identify other tracking surveys that may be applicable to one’s own institution
3. Create keyword list of identifiers most likely to be cited in surveys
4. Evaluate art citations to provide data ­driven narrative



SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH