August 23, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center
800 S 3rd St
Bismarck, ND 58504
Geneal Roth

2018 North Dakota Quality Forum Logo

Overview and Purpose:

Health and quality of life rely on many community systems and factors, not simply on a well-functioning health and medical care system. Making changes can effectively improve the health of many in the community. For a community to improve its health, its members must often change aspects of the physical, social, organizational, and even political environments in order to eliminate or reduce factors that contribute to health problems.

This year’s Quality Forum—Healthy People, Healthy Communities—brings together professionals from across the continuum of care and community who are dedicated to improving the health of their community and the state as a whole through a multi-disciplinary approach.

Featured Presenter:

Andrew Jager, MA, Senior Program Manager, American Hospital Association, Chicago, IL

Mr. Jager is a Senior Program Manager with the American Hospital Association (AHA) where he supports the work of the Population Health team. In this role, Jager oversees research studies related to performance improvement activities in hospitals and health systems, clinical-community linkages in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease, and promoting innovation in health care systems. Prior to joining AHA, Jager was a senior researcher in the American Medical Association’s Ethics Group where he led and conducted studies on topics related to medical ethics and professionalism, work motivation, and professional identity. He also has developed and validated measures related to how contextual factors impact patient care quality and well-being, and managed programs related to communication effectiveness and health disparities reduction. Jager holds a MA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies and a BA from Beloit College.

Target Audience:

This Quality Forum is designed for healthcare and community service professionals including:

  • Health care administrators and practice office managers
  • Quality improvement leaders and staff
  • Medical directors and senior leaders
  • Primary care physicians and physician’s assistants
  • Nurses and nurse practitioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Social workers
  • Nursing home leadership and front line staff
  • Home care professionals
  • Community service and public health providers
  • Government, association, payers, and coalition leaders


To improve health and healthcare for the people of North Dakota by facilitating a forum that combines the synergy of patients, families, stakeholders, healthcare providers, communities, and payers to build healthy communities with healthy people.

NEW THIS YEAR…Gallery Walk of Success:

You will have an opportunity to visit Gallery Walk participants to learn more about their projects, programs, and successful interventions.

  • Reducing Sepsis Harm and Death (Great Plains QIN)
  • Use of Community Resources for Care Coordination (First Link)
  • Success in Care Consultation (Alzheimer’s Association)
  • All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (Northland Care Coordination Program/Northland PACE  Program)
  • Building A Patient and Family Advisory Council (Cavalier County Memorial Hospital and Clinics)
  • Building Community Partnerships (Standing Rock Opioid STR Community)
  • Bridging Health and Home (Sanford Mayville Medical Center)
  • Team-Based Care (Jacobson Memorial Hospital)
  • Electronic Laboratory Test Order and Result Reporting (ND HIN/Trinity Health)

Continuing Education (CE):

This event has been approved for 5.5 contact hours for nurses by the North Dakota Board of Nursing.