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

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Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (QIN) – Nebraska is pleased to announce its Call for Presentations for the 16th annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum.

  • Do you have valuable healthcare knowledge that could help your peers navigate the evolving future of healthcare?
  • Or leading-edge research or solutions that other health professionals could benefit from?

If so, we invite you to submit a presentation proposal for a Quality Forum breakout session.

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 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. Please consider sharing your story.

Submit your presentation application today.

Presentation Topics

We are looking for presentations that demonstrate a collaboration to build healthier communities. Suggestions for topics may include:

  • Effective Coordination of Care (continuity of care, reduction of readmissions, medication safety, workforce burden reduction)
  • Safer Care for Individuals (healthcare-acquired conditions, healthcare-associated infections, reduction of adverse drug events)
  • Prevention and Treatment (cardiovascular disease, diabetes care, immunizations and cancer screenings)
  • Improving Population Health (health information technology, patient/family engagement, reducing disparities, community coalitions)

Deadline and Notification

Submission deadline: Thursday, January 31, 2019. Presentation applications must be completed and submitted to Great Plains QIN – Nebraska for consideration. Presenters will be notified about their proposal status, via email, by February 14, 2019

Apr
9
Tue
Connecting the Dots…Antibiotics, Immunizations and Sepsis @ Northeast Community College; Norfolk, Nebraska
Apr 9 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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  • How are immunizations, antibiotic use and sepsis related?
  • How can an increased knowledge impact your organization’s practices?
  • How will a better understanding improve the lives of your patients?

Want to learn more?

Attend the one-day conference hosted by the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network.

National subject matter experts will share their knowledge on the connection between antibiotics, immunizations and sepsis. We will also hear from individuals who will share personal impact stories.

All healthcare providers are welcome to join.

Mark your calendars. Registration information will be available in early February 2019.

Mar
28
Thu
Clinic Conference: Collaborating for Success | Moving Quality Concepts into Patient-Centered Practice
Mar 28 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Doctor, patient, nurse

Thursday, March 21, 2019
Mid-Plains Community College
North Platte, Nebraska
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Holthus Convention Center
York, Nebraska

Want to see how others have implemented quality concepts into best practices for patient centered care?

If so, attend this action-oriented/peer-led conference and learn how pre-visit planning, chronic care management and care coordination can strengthen partnerships between providers and patients.

Presentations and Interactive Session |
In addition to the presentations, activities are planned to help put these concepts into action. This will be an informational and interactive session.

Continuing Education (CE) | Contact hours will be offered for attending.

More information will be shared in the coming weeks.

Doctor, patient, nurse

Mar
21
Thu
Clinic Conference: Collaborating for Success | Moving Quality Concepts into Patient-Centered Practice
Mar 21 @ 8:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Doctor, patient, nurse

Thursday, March 21, 2019
Mid-Plains Community College
North Platte, Nebraska
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Holthus Convention Center
York, Nebraska

Want to see how others have implemented quality concepts into best practices for patient centered care?

If so, attend this action-oriented/peer-led conference and learn how pre-visit planning, chronic care management and care coordination can strengthen partnerships between providers and patients.

Presentations and Interactive Session |
In addition to the presentations, activities are planned to help put these concepts into action. This will be an informational and interactive session.

Continuing Education (CE) | Contact hours will be offered for attending.

More information will be shared in the coming weeks.

Doctor, patient, nurse

Jan
29
Tue
Great 8 WebEx: Clinical Laboratory Tests, What do the Results Mean?
Jan 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Medical Team

Empowering nurses to participate in antimicrobial stewardship programs is the missing link in strengthening antimicrobial stewardship and improving patient care.  It has been found that nurses are generally not comfortable with microbiology reports.  Join us to learn how to interpret lab results to improve patient care and antimicrobial stewardship in your community.

Webinar Objectives:

  1. Describe the laboratory testing cycle. 
  2. List the 4 reasons for ordering a laboratory test.
  3. Explain the approaches for establishing a diagnosis. 
  4. Practice correlating test results for a diagnosis of sepsis.   

Target Audience:
Providers, nurses, practice managers and clinical staff from all healthcare organizations in the community are invited to join this event.

Continuing Education:
CEU credit has been requested and is pending approval from the North Dakota Board of Nursing for this event.

Presenter:
Roxanne Alter, M.S.MLS (ASCP) 
Roxanne has worked at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for 35years as a Medical Laboratory Scientist.  In 1988 she was offered a faculty position in the College of Allied health teaching medical laboratory students and other health professionals. Her teaching activities included lectures and practice on how to evaluate laboratory data.   In the summer of 2010 she worked on special projects for Dr. Paul Fey, the Director of Clinical Microbiology.   It was during these projects that she evaluated hospitals in Africa and Haiti. She became the state biosafety officer in the fall of 2015.  She has spent the last 3 years in training classes for Biosafety and has traveled across the state doing risk assessments in hospital clinical laboratories. 

 

Brought to you by the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network, the QIN-QIO serving Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota in partnership with the QIN-QIOs serving Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming