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This course will be held again on
October 16 –17, 2017.
Information contained in this site is for the 2016 program.
Information for the 2017 program coming soon.
Strategies, Tools, and Best Practices for Successful Quality and Safety Initiatives
Education for professionals who plan, manage or support quality and safety initiatives in ambulatory or inpatient settings
In today’s healthcare environment, there is mounting pressure to improve quality, safety, and efficiency. The key question, however, is how? There are abundant challenges for clinical, administrative, and regulatory professionals, but information on how to address them in actual practice can be scant.
This immersive, two-day course focuses on the “how-to” elements of improvement work and the best ways to effectively translate current quality and safety strategies, standards and mandates into sustainable daily practice and operations.
Participants are encouraged to bring questions and discuss their challenges with this program’s speakers -- leading experts in patient safety and healthcare quality improvement.
This program provides state-of-the-art quality and safety improvement strategies coupled with practical recommendations to:
- Optimize quality and safety outcomes
- Update and refine measurements
- Achieve widespread clinician and staff buy-in to make quality and safety everyone’s job
- Redesign care for improved clinical outcomes
- Reduce readmissions, hospital-acquired conditions and errors
- Prioritize process improvement projects to increase value
- Engage patients in enhancing their care and experience
- Reduce medical spending while improving quality of care
Education is practical with a focus on strategies and best practices that can be readily leveraged for process improvement in ambulatory and inpatient settings.
Customize Your Learning Experience
Clinicians, administrators, quality and safety officers, regulators and policymakers have the opportunity to customize their learning experience, participating in lectures and small-group sessions that align with their specific interests.
Lectures and small-group sessions are led by nationally recognized experts who share evidence-based strategies, best practices, data, and specific recommendations to improve quality and safety:
- Initiatives for high reliability in patient progression
- Care conversations and checklists
- Enhanced recovery after surgery
- Transitions in care
- Post-acute care
- High-risk care management
- Redesign of care
- Reduction of safety risks through the emergency medicine process
- Perioperative quality and safety
- Evaluation and use of medication safety technology and automation
- Ambulatory safety programs
- Management and reduction of alarm fatigue
- Antibiotic stewardship
- Medication reconciliation
- Integration of new population health considerations into practice
- Rapid cycle testing when implementing changes in nursing practices
- Improvement efforts when only limited resources are available
- Prioritization of process improvement projects to increase value
- Hospital quality and performance measurement
- Patient safety indicators
- Management of error disclosure and liability
- Just Culture training and sustainment
- Medical home
- EHR use and implementation preparedness