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Virtual Educational Events

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Each month, Alliant Quality hosts an array of virtual educational events for Nursing Homes, Community Coalitions, Clinicians, Hospitals, and Medicare Beneficiaries in support of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors (NQIIC) and Quality Payment Program Small, Underserved, and Rural Support (QPP SURS) initiatives and goals.

Registration links and information for events occurring in the next month are listed below. Recordings of previous events and on-demand learning programs are on Alliant Quality’s YouTube channel.

To save the date for all events under these CMS programs on the 2021 calendar, please click here.

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HQIC States

Exploring Strategies to Prevent Hypoglycemia in Hospitalized Patients

Hypoglycemia is common among inpatient diabetics, occurring in 3-10% of patients receiving insulin. A common misconception is that hypoglycemia in inpatients is relatively innocuous and that it is similar in severity and risk to that of outpatients, and often little is done other than to treat the episode; prevention of the next event is often not considered. This course will discuss the top causes of inpatient hypoglycemia and offer strategies to prevent their occurrence. I addition, a tool will be offered to aid hospitals in determining which processes most commonly lead to hypoglycemia in their patients. Tips and tricks will be provided to small hospitals with low case numbers that are having difficulty finding the data.

October 28, 2021
1 p.m. ET | 12 p.m. CT
HQIC States

Weekly COVID Office Hours – Infection Prevention (IP) Chats | Nov. 3, 2021

To support infection preventionists, Alliant will begin hosting COVID Office Hours – IP Chats. These will occur every Wednesday and provide up-to-date resources and sharing of best practices and barriers for infection preventionists.

November 3, 2021
2-2:30 p.m. ET | 1-1:30 p.m. CT
HQIC States

Patient Safety Network Series: Readmissions | Nov. 3, 2021

Beginning November 2021, Alliant Quality and our HQIC Partners are continuing the Patient Safety Network series. These 30-minute sessions will provide resources to support improvement in the specific areas listed below. Subject matter experts and quality improvement advisors will offer guidance, resources and tools to enable participants to identify and develop action plans that address gaps and drive improvement. All participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences with HQIC improvement staff as well as with peers from other HQIC hospitals.

November 3, 2021
2pm ET | 1pm CT | 11am PT
HQIC States

Patient Safety Network Series: ADE Opioids & Opioid Stewardship | Nov. 11, 2021

Beginning November 2021, Alliant Quality and our HQIC Partners are continuing the Patient Safety Network series. These 30-minute sessions will provide resources to support improvement in the specific areas listed below. Subject matter experts and quality improvement advisors will offer guidance, resources and tools to enable participants to identify and develop action plans that address gaps and drive improvement. All participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences with HQIC improvement staff as well as with peers from other HQIC hospitals.

November 11, 2021
11:30am ET | 10:30am CT | 9:30am MT
HQIC States

Patient Safety Network Series: IP (C. diff/MRSA, CLABSI, CAUTI) | Nov. 11, 2021

Beginning November 2021, Alliant Quality and our HQIC Partners are continuing the Patient Safety Network series. These 30-minute sessions will provide resources to support improvement in the specific areas listed below. Subject matter experts and quality improvement advisors will offer guidance, resources and tools to enable participants to identify and develop action plans that address gaps and drive improvement. All participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences with HQIC improvement staff as well as with peers from other HQIC hospitals.

November 11, 2021
12pm ET | 11 am CT | 10 am MT
HQIC States

Patient Safety Network Series: Sepsis & Septic Shock | Nov. 17, 2021

Beginning November 2021, Alliant Quality and our HQIC Partners are continuing the Patient Safety Network series. These 30-minute sessions will provide resources to support improvement in the specific areas listed below. Subject matter experts and quality improvement advisors will offer guidance, resources and tools to enable participants to identify and develop action plans that address gaps and drive improvement. All participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences with HQIC improvement staff as well as with peers from other HQIC hospitals.

November 17, 2021
12pm ET | 11 am CT | 10 am MT
HQIC States

Patient Safety Network Series: Pressure Ulcers | Nov. 17, 2021

Beginning November 2021, Alliant Quality and our HQIC Partners are continuing the Patient Safety Network series. These 30-minute sessions will provide resources to support improvement in the specific areas listed below. Subject matter experts and quality improvement advisors will offer guidance, resources and tools to enable participants to identify and develop action plans that address gaps and drive improvement. All participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences with HQIC improvement staff as well as with peers from other HQIC hospitals.

November 17, 2021
12pm ET | 11 am CT | 10 am MT
QIO States

Nursing Home & Community Coalition LAN Event: Organizational Trauma, Resiliency & the Holidays

The holiday season adds another layer of complexity to leading teams working to build resilience and establish a new normal. Join our conversation as we talk about approaches and resources for successfully leading, recognizing, and supporting teams through and beyond the holidays.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of the sessions, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the elements of building resilience.
  2. Discuss the impact of trauma on attempts to return to normalcy.
  3. Use skills to assist themselves in finding individual methods to increase mindfulness and decrease stress.
November 18, 2021
12:30pm ET | 11:30am CT
HQIC States

One Hospital’s Journey to a Culture of Health Equity: Lessons Learned from a Rural Community

Join this exciting presentation to learn about the population health initiatives at Jefferson Healthcare, a rural health system located in Port Townsend, Washington. In 2020, a robust health equity initiative was started that strategically overlapped with hospital operations and focused on the quality and patient safety program. This session will give an overview of Jefferson Healthcare’s culture of equity journey, how data was used to drive decision making for performance improvement and highlight tools and resources to enhance health equity.

November 23, 2021
2pm ET | 1pm CT | 11am PT
HQIC States

Patient Safety Network Series: ADE Anticoagulants & Glycemic | Nov. 30, 2021

Beginning November 2021, Alliant Quality and our HQIC Partners are continuing the Patient Safety Network series. These 30-minute sessions will provide resources to support improvement in the specific areas listed below. Subject matter experts and quality improvement advisors will offer guidance, resources and tools to enable participants to identify and develop action plans that address gaps and drive improvement. All participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences with HQIC improvement staff as well as with peers from other HQIC hospitals.

November 30, 2021
12:30pm ET | 11:30am CT

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HQIC States

Weekly COVID Office Hours – Infection Prevention (IP) Chats

To support infection preventionists, Alliant will begin hosting COVID Office Hours – IP Chats. These will occur every Wednesday and provide up-to-date resources and sharing of best practices and barriers for infection preventionists.

September 29, 2021
2-2:30 p.m. ET | 1-1:30 p.m. CT
QIO States

Vaccines and Quality – What’s the Connection?

This webinar will explore the connection between your vaccination rates and processes to your quality program and practices.

 

Learning Objectives:

• Understand what your facility’s flu and pneumonia vaccination rates reveal about the strength of your quality program

• Learn what your flu and pneumonia vaccination rates are telling you about your admission practices

• Recognize how MDS coding plays a part in your quality measure rates

• Know how to use EHR, CASPER and Provider Preview reports in your quality program

• Learn how to improve your vaccination rates

September 29, 2021
1 p.m. ET | 12 p.m. CT
QIO States

Emergency Department Affinity Group: Virtual Hospital Decision Guide and Organizational Trauma?

Topics include:

  • Using a Virtual Hospital Decision Guide with Patients, Families and Health Care Agents
  • Building a Trauma Informed Workplace
  1. COVID-19 has amplified the need for creative ways to communicate with patients and families when changes in condition occur. Learn how the virtual decision guide “Go To The Hospital or Stay Here” can be used to facilitate conversations and reduce readmissions.
  2. Healthcare providers are experiencing anxiety and stress in unprecedented levels and many have experienced significant trauma. Learn how organizations can identify and address trauma through an increased understanding of trauma and it’s far reaching implications.
September 23, 2021
10 a.m. ET / 9 a.m. CT
QIO States

CC September LAN: Care Planning for Successful Transitions During COVID-19

Care transitions are times when hospitalized older adults are vulnerable to poor clinical outcomes such as medication errors, readmission, and even death. Well-executed care transitions incorporate effective communication and shared decision making between patients, care partners, and providers along with accurate medication reconciliation, planned follow-up, and education on reportable signs and symptoms of clinical changes.

In this presentation, we will discuss COVID 19’s impact on the delivery of effective transitional care and troubleshoot potential solutions to address these care barriers.

September 23, 2021
12:30 - 1 p.m. ET / 11:30 - 12 p.m. CT
HQIC States

Weekly COVID Office Hours – Infection Prevention (IP) Chats

To support infection preventionists, Alliant will begin hosting COVID Office Hours – IP Chats beginning September 22, 2021 at 2 p.m. EST. These will occur every Wednesday and provide up-to-date resources and sharing of best practices and barriers for infection preventionists.

September 22, 2021
2-2:30 p.m. ET | 1-1:30 p.m. CT
QIO States

NH September LAN: Best Practices for Surveillance, Diagnosis and Treatment of C. difficile

CDI is a common cause of healthcare associated (HAI) infection. Accurate diagnosis of CDI links to appropriate use of lab testing thus guiding CDI prevention, management and optimizing resident outcome. Introduction of a diagnostic stewardship as a best practice in antibiotic medication management, aiming to decrease antimicrobial use and C. difficile infection rates begin with effective diagnostic stewardship interventions.

 

The benefit of an effective diagnostic stewardship program applied to CDI is improved accuracy of CDI diagnosis and appropriate antibiotic use, reduce false positive HAI, and improve the value to residents and quality of care through prevention and appropriateness of treatment.

September 21, 2021
2-2:30 p.m. ET | 1- 1:30 p.m. CT
QIO States

CC August LAN: “Daunting” – Discharge Experience Perspectives from Older Adults with Diabetes

Event Description:
Patient and family experiences with transitions of care provide insights into opportunities to improve cross-setting care transitional processes and improve customer experience scores. Together, we will learn from Dr. Jacqueline Lamanna’s research how patients and families felt about their transition experiences and their perceptions of the greatest risk factors for readmission.

 

August 26, 2021
12:30-1 p.m. ET | 11:30-12 p.m. CT
HQIC States

Exploring Sepsis Strategies Part 1: Early Identification, Patient Family Engagement & Disparities in Care

Join the IPRO, Alliant Quality, and Telligen HQICs for the first of a dynamic two part webinar series featuring proactive strategies and tools for preventing all cause harm related to sepsis and readmissions. Part 1 will focus on the importance and impact of early, equitable sepsis recognition from both the patient/family and healthcare provider perspectives. We’ll share successes with using a multidisciplinary approach, evidence based practices for patient care and system management, and a call to action to set the stage for meaningful attendee participation in Part 2.

August 24, 2021
1 p.m. ET | 12 p.m. CT | 10 a.m. PT
North Carolina

QPP SURS Quikinar: The MIPS Proposed Rule for 2022

Learning Objectives
We will discuss the proposed changes to MIPS in 2022 including the following:
  • MIPS Value Pathways (MVP) Proposals
  • APP Proposals
  • Traditional MIPS Proposals
  • AAPM Model
  • Shared Savings Program Proposals​​​​​
  • How to Comment on the Proposed Rule
In addition, our MIPS Tip of the Month is to review your MIPS 2020 Feedback Report and file a Targeted Review if needed.
August 24, 2021
12 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. CT
HQIC States

Alliant HQIC Measurement Specifications Review

The event will provide details on the CMS HQIC monthly measures that are reviewed on monthly coaching calls. Our senior data analyst will review the specifications for each measure and reserve time for your questions at the end of the session.

August 19, 2021
4-4:30 p.m. ET | 3-3:30 p.m. CT | 1-1:30 a.m. PT