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Training & Events

Rural Palliative Care Networking Group: Measures for Rural Palliative Care Programs

September 18, Lakeland Home Care & Lakeland Hospice, Fergus Falls

The results of a study to identify and field-test a set of quality measures that reflect clinical quality, cost and efficiency, and the patient and family experience. Five rural palliative care programs participated in the study. Part of the Rural Palliative Care Networking Group. Presented by Karla Weng and Laura Grangaard, Stratis Health. Register for in-person attendance or register for conference call attendance. Flier.

CHAIN Conference: Antimicrobial Stewardship across the Continuum of Care in Minnesota

October 16, Mall of America – “Great Room” Conference Room, Bloomington

This conference, sponsored by the Collaborative Healthcare-Associated Infection Network (CHAIN), is targeted toward infectious disease physicians, hospitalists, emergency department physicians, pharmacists in healthcare settings, infection preventionists, microbiologists, and others interested in or involved in antimicrobial stewardship activities in their healthcare facility. Panel presentations will feature long-term-care and pharmacy practitioners. Presenters share real-life, practical experiences and innovative approaches for improving antimicrobial prescribing practices in inpatient hospital, emergency department, and long-term care settings. Speakers are David Hines, MD, FACP; Susan Kline MD, MPH; Gary Kravitz MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA; Abinash Virk MD, DTM&H, FIDSA; and Ruth Lynfield, MD. There is no registration fee; lunch will be on your own. Register. Event Flier.

Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety (MAPS) Conference

October 23-24, Brooklyn Park

Check MAPS website for information on speakers and special sessions. Stratis Health is founding member of MAPS and a conference sponsor. Attend the following sessions presented by Stratis Health:

  • #16 Health Information Technology and Safety
    Candy Hanson, program manager, Stratis Health, Bloomington, MN
    Interoperable health information exchange will transform the health care industry. Learn about a special innovation project that Stratis Health led called Health Information Technology for Post Acute Care (HITPAC). Learn the value of interoperable health information exchange and how it can be used to improve safety and outcomes in health care.
  • #20 RARE and Beyond
    Kathy Cummings, RN, MA, project manager, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, St. Paul, MN; Kim McCoy, program manager, Stratis Health, St. Paul, MN; Kattie Bear-Pfaffendorf, MBA, patient safety/quality specialist, Minnesota Hospital Association, St. Paul, MN
    The Reducing Avoidable Readmissions Effectively (RARE) campaign operating partners will describe what the RARE campaign was and share the RARE Campaign evaluation and outcomes. The operations partners will discuss what is next for the RARE campaign and facilitate a discussion with attendees of the community opportunities and strengths for care coordination.

Online trainings

See available recorded training sessions.