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

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Multi-state

Assessing and Reducing Opioid Prescribing in Long Term Care

Join us on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 2pm ET/ 1pm CT for the Nursing Home Learning & Action Network webinar, Assessing and Reducing Opioid Prescribing in Long Term Care. Together, we’ll learn from expert safety pharmacist, Dr. Tanya Vadala, about the current CMS regulations, guidelines and policies to assess and reduce Opioid prescribing in LTC.

June 16, 2020
2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT
Multi-state

Community Coalition LAN: Essential Communication for Cross Continuum Infection Control: Lessons Learned

Join us on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. ET/ 11:30 a.m. CT for the Community Coalition Learning & Action webinar, Essential Communication for Cross Continuum Infection Control: Lessons Learned

This 30-minute session will provide an overview of lessons learned from the frontline by New York healthcare professionals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic including the importance of cross-setting communication and care coordination for infection control during care transitions.

This Learning & Action Network event is hosted by Alliant Quality, the quality improvement group of Alliant Health Solutions (AHS), the Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Tennessee.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this session, you will be able to:
→ Discuss the importance of Best Practice Tools for Cross Continuum Communication and Care Management.
→ Identify tools and resources for effective Infection Control Communication across Care Settings.
→ Discuss lessons learned from the field for improved cross continuum care management of patients with Infections.

May 28, 2020
12:30 p.m. ET / 11:30 p.m. CT
Multi-state

Nursing Home LAN: COVID-19 in LTCF: Keeping it Out and Keeping it Together

Join us on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 2pm ET/ 1pm CT for the Nursing Home Learning & Action Network webinar, COVID-19 in LTCF: Keeping it out and keeping it together.

During this 30-minute webinar, we’ll receive guidance from two experts in the field:

  • Jeanne Negley, MBA, the state lead for the Healthcare Associated Infections program in Georgia
  • JoAnna M. Wagner, RN, BSN, BHSA, Nurse Epidemiologist/Lead Infection Preventionist for the Acute Disease and Epidemiology Section Healthcare Associated Infections Team at the Georgia Department of Public Health

This Learning & Action Network event is hosted by Alliant Quality, the quality improvement group of Alliant Health Solutions (AHS), the Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Tennessee.

Learning Objectives:  By the end of this session, you will be able to:
→ Describe methods for Department of Public Health long term care facility outreach
→ Explain additional COVID-19 resources which can enhance infection prevention efforts.

May 19, 2020
2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT
Multi-state

Alliant Quality QPP April 2020 Quickinar: “Seeing” Your Patients Virtually with Telehealth- Workflows and Billing Consideration

Join us on Tuesday, April 28 at 12:00 pm ET for a 30-minute quickinar to learn about Telehealth-Workflows and Billing Considerations.

Learning Objectives
Following this session, learners will be able to:
– Explain the recent billing changes for telehealth services
– Recognize acceptable platforms to provide telehealth services
– Conceptualize workflows that can be used to implement telehealth services

April 28, 2020
12 p.m. EST / 11 a.m. CT
Multi-state

Telehealth Services in our Communities—Implementation and Billing Considerations

CMS recently announced a waiver for telehealth services –
what does this mean for Medicare beneficiaries and our
communities?

Alliant Quality’s Donna Cohen will explore this topic during
this 30-minute Learning & Action Network event on 4/23.
If you would like to submit questions ahead of the event,
email carecoordination@alliantquality.org

Learning Objectives:
→ Understand the 1135 waiver impact on billing for
telehealth services for Medicare-eligible patients
→ Understand multiple methods of providing telehealth
services
→ Implement various of telehealth services in the
community

April 23, 2020
12:30 p.m. ET / 11:30 a.m. CT
Multi-state

Providing Telehealth Services in Nursing Homes: Implementation and Billing Considerations

CMS recently announced a waiver for telehealth services, so
what does this mean for nursing homes?

Alliant Quality’s Donna Cohen will explore this topic during
this 30-minute Learning & Action Network event on 4/21.
If you would like to submit questions ahead of the event,
email nursinghome@alliantquality.org

Learning Objectives:
– Describe the 1135 waiver impact on billing for telehealth
services for Medicare-eligible patients
– List multiple methods of providing telehealth services to
Nursing Home residents
– Implement various types of telehealth services for
residents in Nursing Homes

April 21, 2020
2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT
Multi-state

Addressing Mental Health Disparities

April 20, 2020
2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT
Multi-state

Preserving Mental Health during the Global Coronavirus Pandemic

April 14, 2020
12 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. CT
Multi-state

N95, PAPRs, Surgical Masks, and Scarves; Updates from the Front Lines

Certified Safety Professional and Industrial Hygienist, Dr. Joseph A. Cocciardi, will give an overview of standard Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), status and availability, and discuss alternative tools for protection during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tim Wiegand, MD, FACMT will also provide a brief presentation on PPE in Addiction Treatment Settings. The webinar will also include Updates From the Front Lines featuring doctors from Tehran, Iran, New Orleans, and Newark, New Jersey.

April 8, 2020
3 p.m. EST / 2 p.m. CT
Multi-state

COVID-19 with Nursing Homes

Please join the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for a call on COVID-19 with Nursing Homes. CMS leadership will provide updates on the agency’s latest guidance, and leaders in the field interested in will share best practices with their peers. 

April 8, 2020
4:30 p.m. EST / 3:30 p.m. CT