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Lake Superior QIN events

Through our regional Medicare Quality Improvement Program work, we offer a number of training and events. See listings below and find details on the Lake Superior QIN website.

 


Many Faces of Community Health Conference

October 25-26, Hyatt Regency, Bloomington

The Many Faces of Community Health conference explores improving care and reducing health disparities in underserved populations and among those living in poverty. The conference examines community care innovations, health care delivery models, and other health care reform initiatives that promote health equity, prevent and manage chronic diseases, and ensure access for all. More >

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Reigniting Our Passion for Safe Care, MAPS 2018 Conference

October 25-26, Minneapolis Marriott Northwest, Brooklyn Park

Mark your calendar for this biannual conference featuring experts in safe care, patient and family engagement and quality. Join your colleagues to learn from the experts. Keynote Speaker is David Marx and session speakers are Danielle Ofri, Victor Montori, and Matthew Scanlon and more. MAPS is a subsidiary of Stratis Health. Stratis Health is pleased to sponsor this event. More >

  • Friday, October 26, 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
    Transitions of Care and Reducing Readmissions. Kristen Husen, CentraCare Health; Mary Jo Huppert, Fairview/HealthEast Care System; and Janelle Shearer, Stratis Health. This session will describe a collaborative focused on the hospital to home transition, for patients who need homecare support. The aim includes improvement in home health care referral and acceptance of services, resulting in a reduction in readmissions. This session will provide an overview of the collaborative, share successful approaches used by both hospitals and home care agencies as they work with patients and families to increase the acceptance and use of home care services following hospitalization. It will also highlight tools and resources developed and tested by the statewide collaborative in support of this effort.
  • Friday, October 26, 2:20 – 3:30 p.m.
    Closing Keynote Session: Safety II. Matthew Scanlon, M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Sponsored by Stratis Health. Traditional patient safety efforts were designed and implemented under the premise that our systems are well understood, well designed and predictable. Therefore, when things go wrong, individuals are often identified as the cause and focus for developing actions to prevent future harm. Today, we realize that most of preventable health care harm events are due to systems issues that are often overlooked. This session will describe the need to offer a new approach to safety that helps understand and address systems issues that contribute to preventable health care harm and provide a practical model for thinking about systems with suggestions for applications by safety teams.
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Webinar | Antibiograms: Supporting Antibiotic Stewardship Across the Community

October 25, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

This webinar will provide a brief explanation of antibiograms and will delve into their value in acute care, long-term care and outpatient settings; benefit of antibiograms to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use and the use of antibiograms to support improved antibiotic use in the broader community. More >

Addiction Treatment Series | Webinar 1: Sentinel Syndromes

November 6, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This webinar will focus on the four sentinel syndromes: addiction, behavioral health, chronic pain and cognitive impairment. Speaker Dr. R. Corey Waller will define the four syndromes, discuss how these can impact physicians and patients in primary care and how these can be effectively addressed by screening and identification. More >

Office Hours: Quality Payment Program (QPP)

November 8, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

This event will provide timely updates on the QPP, offering clinicians, managers, and practices the opportunity to ask individual questions about QPP – Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS); MIPS Alternative Payment Models (APM)/Advanced APMs; Quality, Improvement Activities, Advancing Care Information categories; etc. Attendees can ask about the QPP, share experiences, and best practices. The discussion will be lead by subject matter experts from Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network QPP Subject Matter Experts. More >

Three Sessions: Care Providers of Minnesota 70th Annual Convention & Exposition

November 12-14, Mystic Lake Center, Prior Lake

Lake Superior QIN experts Kristi Wergin, Kathie Nichols, and Janelle Shearer will be presenting three learning track sessions during the three-day Care Providers of Minnesota’s 70th annual convention. The convention is a professional education opportunity that brings together members, experts, and resources from across Minnesota, including representatives from nursing facilities, assisted living and senior housing, and community and home care settings. More >

  • Monday, November 12, 3:00 p.m.
    Learning Track 304: Narrowing the Home Health Gap: Increasing Its Use. Janelle Shearer, Stratis Health. In Minnesota, the acceptance of home health services after a referral from a discharging hospital is much lower than the national average, resulting in higher 30-day hospital readmission rates. In this session, you will discover the issues for receipt of home health services, hear directly from a nursing home and a home health agency on collaborative approaches to increasing the acceptance of home health services following a nursing facility stay, and learn about tools developed to increase the uptake of home health services in the community or senior housing.
  • Wednesday, November 14, 8:30 a.m.
    Learning Track 709: Driving QAPI Via Effective QAA/QAPI Meetings. Kristi Wergin and Kathie Nichols, both of Stratis Health. Nursing facilities are required to have a QAA committee in place that meets at least quarterly, and as needed, to coordinate and evaluate activities under the QAPI program. In this session, participants will walk through a QAA/QAPI meeting agenda and guide, developed by Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network, to demonstrate how effective QAA/QAPI committee meetings drive QAPI implementation.
  • Wednesday, November 14, 11:00 a.m.
    Learning Track 901: C. difficile Infections: Tracking, Prevention, and Management. Kristi Wergin and Kathie Nichols, both of Stratis Health. More than 100,000 C. difficile infections (CDI) develop among residents of US nursing facilities each year, making CDIs among the most serious healthcare complications that affect the nursing facility population. About 50 nursing facilities in Minnesota have been tracking CDI via a national database, contributing to the development of state and national benchmarks. These state and national data will be shared, as well as lessons learned regarding CDI tracking, prevention, and management.
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Webinar | Depression and Chronic Illness: Chronic Kidney Disease and End Stage Renal Disease

November 14, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

This webinar will explore the association between depression and chronic illness, specifically the impact of depression in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The presentation will evaluate treatment interventions in patients with depression and CKD and ESRD. More >

Addiction Treatment Series | Webinar 2: Addiction Screening

November 20, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This webinar will focus on importance of addiction screening, including screening for alcohol and other substances, why screening should be instituted in primary care and the validated tools that can be used in primary care setting. Speaker Dr. R. Corey Waller will also discuss various brief intervention strategies that can be employed by primary care clinicians and staff. More >

Addiction Treatment Series | Webinar 3: Addiction Treatment

November 27, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This webinar will focus on addiction treatment including the disease model of addiction and the various care models used in treating patients with complex care needs. Speaker Dr. R. Corey Waller will also discuss the role of referral and consultation in the treatment of alcohol use disorders and how to access community resources. More >

Office Hours: Quality Payment Program (QPP)

December 13, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

This event will provide timely updates on the QPP, offering clinicians, managers, and practices the opportunity to ask individual questions about QPP – Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS); MIPS Alternative Payment Models (APM)/Advanced APMs; Quality, Improvement Activities, Advancing Care Information categories; etc. Attendees can ask about the QPP, share experiences, and best practices. The discussion will be lead by subject matter experts from Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network QPP Subject Matter Experts. More >