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Jun
6
Thu
2019
2019 Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum @ Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center - LaVista
Jun 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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You are invited to attend the 16th annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum hosted by the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (QIN) – Nebraska. The key to healthcare success is for individuals and organizations within a community to recognize the need and value in working together to solve problems, establish communication channels and implement protocols and standards in the delivery of care. The Quality Forum is an opportunity for all vested partners to learn from and share with one another.

Our focus is again on improving care within our communities and within/across care settings (long-term, acute, post-acute and ambulatory). Presentations will showcase examples highlighting collaborative efforts to improve health outcomes and care, engaging consumers and their families and reducing costs.

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For Additional Information

  • Keri McDermott, Communications Director, at 402/476-1399; Ext 502, or via email at [email protected]
  • Nikki Divis, Communications Lead, at 402/476-1399; Ext 537, or via email at [email protected]

 

Presented by the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network and co-sponsored by the Nebraska Coalition for Patient Safety (NCPS) and the Nebraska Association for Healthcare Quality, Risk and Safety (NAHQRS)

 

 

May
23
Thu
2019
Quality Health Associates of North Dakota | 2019 Quality Forum @ Four Locations in North Dakota (Held Simultaneously)
May 23 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

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This year’s Quality Health Associates of North Dakota Annual Quality Forum—The Power of Progress—is an intentional celebration of successes from across the continuum of care throughout North Dakota represented by professionals who are dedicated to improving the health of their community. This year’s Forum has a modified format with rapid-fire sessions to extract key interventions followed by facilitated discussions to leave in action. Make plans to join us at one of the convenient locations for an afternoon of interactive learning, sharing and celebrating!

Click here to download the brochure and here to register.

Join us in one of the four convenient locations (held simultaneously):

University of Mary
Lumen Vitae University Center
7500 University Drive
Bismarck
North Dakota State University
Memorial Union |Badlands Room
1401 Administration Avenue
Fargo
University of North Dakota
School of Medicine | Classroom
1301 North Columbia Road
Grand Forks
Minot State University
Student Center | Conference Room
500 University Avenue West
Minot

Goal
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 recognize and replicate the power of progress from the success of others.

Registration
There is no registration fee to attend the Quality Forum; however, we would like each staff member from your organization registered individually by May 16, 2019. Click here to register.

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 assistants
  • Nurses and nurse practitioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Social workers
  • Nursing home leadership and frontline staff
  • Home care professionals
  • Community service and public health providers

Continuing Education
CNE—Application has been made to the North Dakota Board of Nursing for contact hours for nurses for this event.
General Attendance—Attendees will be provided Certificates of Attendance upon request.

2019 Quality Forum Agenda

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May
22
Wed
2019
QPP Power Hour: HARP Accounts and Quality Measure Selections Pertaining to the Newly-Eligible Clinicians
May 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated and streamlined systems to better serve users. This month’s QPP Power Hour will highlight one of these updates by outlining the steps to register for a HCQIS Access Roles and Profile (HARP) account. We will also explore quality measures that pertain to MIPS newly-eligible clinicians (physical therapists; occupational therapists; clinical psychologists; qualified speech-language pathologists; qualified audiologists; and registered dietitians or nutrition professionals).

Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate how to register for a HARP account
  2. Recognize the quality measures applicable to the newly-eligible clinician MIPS clinicians
  3. Identify the eligibility periods and how to check eligibility
  4. Discuss low-volume thresholds and reporting options

Presenters

Patti Kritzberger, HIT Quality Improvement Specialist
Tisha Carlson, Quality Improvement Consultant
Great Plains QIN

Let’s have a lively, interactive discussion! We look forward to hosting this discussion on May 22. Please feel free to invite other team members who will benefit from participation.

May
10
Fri
2019
Kansas Summit on Quality @ Hyatt Regency
May 10 all-day

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Registration now open and
full agenda available!
11th annual Summit on Quality
May 10 at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita, Kansas

→ Register online

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Make plans to join Kansas Healthcare Collaborative and Kansas Foundation for Medical Care as we celebrate the last 10 years of quality improvement success and prepare for the next phase of health care transformation!

This event has been approved for 5 contact hours of Continuing Nursing Education and also features a separate track tailored specifically for physicians.

You may register online using a credit card or by mail with check. The registration fee is $125 per attendee and includes beverages, lunch, and snacks throughout the day.

A limited block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt at a rate of $127.00 + tax for the night of May 9. To book a room call (316) 293-1234, and let them know you will be attending the 2019 Summit on Quality.

If you are arriving on May 9, you are invited to a Welcome Reception hosted by Kansas Foundation for Medical Care from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the lobby of the Hyatt.

 

The Summit on Quality is an educational event drawing health care leaders from across Kansas. It features national keynote presenters, breakout sessions with health care leaders from across our state, a diversity of poster presentations, opportunities to network, and the Leadership in Quality Award.

Summit programming is designed to engage and connect a wide range of health care professionals—including physicians (particularly residents), nurses, clinic managers, hospital CEOs and other senior management, quality improvement professionals, risk managers, infection preventionists, long-term care providers, and other interested health care professionals—practicing in both urban and rural settings throughout our state.

In its 11th  year, the Summit is presented by the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care and the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative, in partnership with our co-founders the Kansas Medical Society and the Kansas Hospital Association.

May
7
Tue
2019
Vaccine Hesitancy Impacts Risk of Infectious Disease Epidemic
May 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Diverse group of people

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Overview and Purpose:

Vaccine hesitancy has been identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as one of the ten threats to global health in 2019, potentially having broad implications reaching beyond the typical vulnerable populations. Ongoing surges of negative social media messages increase fear of negative health outcomes causing parents/patients to question the need for vaccines. This uncertainty results in decreased immunization rates which leads to unnecessary disease outbreaks. Ongoing education and consistent use of strong recommendations by providers is needed to combat vaccine hesitancy and reduce the growing risk of infectious disease epidemics.

 

Featured Presenters:

Sally May, RN BSN CH-GCN
Senior Quality Improvement Specialist, Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (GPQIN)

Tim Heath
Immunization Program Coordinator, South Dakota Department of Health (SDDOH)

 

Target Audience:

All healthcare professionals engaged in the administration or education of immunizations for infectious disease.

Objectives:

Upon completion of the WebEx, participants will be able to:

  1. Relate to the personal health threat faced by vulnerable populations due to decreased immunization rates
  2. Describe the impact of vaccine hesitancy on infectious disease outbreaks
  3. Explain the process of unintended spread from the healthy to the vulnerable populations
  4. Replicate and implement a strong vaccine recommendation

 

Questions:

Vicki Palmreuter
Program Manager
[email protected]

 

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Apr
24
Wed
2019
QPP Power Hour: MIPS 2019—Getting Your Facility-Based Providers in on the FUN!
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Presentation/Slides Handout

This month’s QPP Power Hour will highlight information on how facility-based medical providers can participate in MIPS 2019 by utilizing their Hospital Value Based Purchasing program measures. A crosswalk of the measures between the programs, insights on how to be a successful 2019 facility-based provider participant, and practical solutions for MIPS participation will be provided.

Presenters

Holly Arends, CMQP, CHSP, Program Manager
Nancy McDonald, Director of Quality Improvement
Great Plains QIN

Let’s have a lively, interactive discussion!

We look forward to hosting this discussion on April 24. Please feel free to invite other team members who will benefit from participation.