Virtual Educational Events

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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.

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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

Past

Multi-state

Digital Health Equity Breast Cancer Screening

Join this exciting presentation as a healthcare system describes a performance improvement project that focuses on reducing disparities in breast cancer screening. Based on race and ethnicity data, a program was designed to increase access, create demand and improve breast cancer screenings in geographic hot spots. Learn how your organization can commit to health equity and reduce health disparities in your patient population.

April 27, 2021
2 p.m. ET | 1 p.m. CT | 11 a.m. PT
Multi-state

University of Alabama (UAB) Ticket to Ride: COVID Discharge Workflow and Communication Across Care Continuum

Join our conversation as we talk about one community coalition’s journey to create a care continuum structure to support congregate living facilities in developing prevention and mitigation plans in response to COVID-19.

April 22, 2021
12:30 p.m. ET | 11:30 a.m. CT
Multi-state

Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy Part 1: Morehouse & GRHA

COVID-19 Vaccines, Trials and the Path Forward in Georgia Communities Reducing Vaccine Hesitancy Link include –Zoom 1: Vaccines, Trials and Opportunities to Meet the Needs of the Community April 21, Noon -1:30PM Additional Information– GRHA is proud to partner with Morehouse School of Medicine , Georgia CEAL Should you have any questions, please contact: Charles Owens, 229-322-8290

April 21, 2021
12 p.m. ET
Multi-state

A Deeper Dive into Opioid and Antipsychotic Medication Adverse Drug Events

The is Learning Action Network event will take you through the most common ADEs and their risk factors for opioid and antipsychotic medications. Case studies will be discussed to help hone your skills for identifying ADEs.

April 20, 2021
2 p.m. ET | 1 p.m. CT
Multi-state

One Coalition’s Experience Using Data and Community Partnerships to Reduce Readmissions

Join this interactive discussion to learn about successes, lessons learned and strategies for using data and developing community partnerships, and why it is important to focus on 30-day readmissions during the pandemic.

March 25, 2021
12:30 p.m. ET / 11:30 a.m. CT
Multi-state

Special Event: COVID 19 Vaccination – Myths, Misconceptions and Medical Mistrust

Over the next several months, Alliant Quality will be hosting monthly Webinar events focusing on improving COVID-19, Pneumococcal and Influenza vaccination rates.

March 24, 2021
1 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. CT
Multi-state

Opioid Use Disorder: Closing the Loop Between Hospital and Community

This presentation will dive into barriers of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) diagnosis and treatment in the hospital setting. We will cover various tools on screening for OUD while hospitalized, building a partnership within the community, and how referral to treatment and peer support can be a key tool in the success of patients with OUD.

March 23, 2021
2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT / 11 a.m. PT
Multi-state

What is an Adverse Drug Event (ADE)? Let’s Look a Little Deeper.

An adverse drug event (ADE) is an injury resulting from medical intervention related to a drug and they:

  • Account for an estimated 1 in 3 of all hospital adverse events.
  • Affect about 2 million hospital stays each year.
  • Prolong hospital stays by 1.7 to 4.6 days.
March 16, 2021
2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT
Alabama

Naloxone Administration Virtual Training for Alabama

Opioid overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Naloxone has been proven to reverse the effects of opioid overdose.

March 10, 2021
2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT
Multi-state

Authentic Conversations to Increase Vaccination Confidence

Join our expert panel in a conversation about vaccine acceptance. The featured panelists will share experiences about making vaccine decisions and recommendations for increasing vaccine acceptance rates in the community. They all agree on this – one size does not fit all.

February 25, 2021
12:30 p.m. ET / 11:30 a.m. CT