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Training & Events

Participating in the PQRS Program With the Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network

January 28, 2015, 12 - 1 p.m. CT

MPRO of Michigan, MetaStar of Wisconsin and Stratis Health of Minnesota have partnered as the Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network (LSQIN) to support the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) priorities for health care quality improvement in each organization’s respective state. Together, these organizations are bringing you a learning session on the Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network’s (LSQIN’s) Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) initiative. Objectives are to provide an introduction of LSQIN, review objectives of the PQRS and value-based modifier (VBM) initiative, and present a refresher on PQRS and VBM. Hosted by Laura Sawyer, MPRO, clinical application coordinator; Marni Anderson, MetaStar, health IT specialist; and Candy Hanson, Stratis Health, program manager. More >

SAFE CARE Action Day Webinar

February 5, 2015, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. CT

This SAFE CARE Action Day webinar will include medication safety, an ADE update by MHA, and a medication process improvement presentation by Stratis Health. MHA will provide updated rural hospital specific benchmarking information, in addition to a patient safety comparison of larger hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs). Stratis Health will provide abstracting tips for Minnesota State Measures for CAH. Register

Webinar: Community Partners Working Together to Optimize Hospice Use

February 12, 2015, 2 p.m. CT

Stratis Health, part of the Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network, led a one-year CMS special innovation project to help eligible patients receive hospice care sooner, and to increase appropriate referrals to and utilization of hospice care in Minnesota through the identification of barriers to access. A summary of the community-based project and a review of the patient and provider resources that were developed will be the focus of this presentation. Practical strategies to promote conversations about expectations and goals of care will be offered. Additional tips for conducting these important conversations will also be a focus of this session. See flier for registration information. More >


Understanding the Nursing Home Quality Measures Webinar

February 18, 2015, 2 - 3 p.m. CT

Trying to figure out the Quality Measures and how to use them to improve quality? This free webinar will help. Objectives are to learn the history and purpose of the National Nursing Home Quality Measures, how to read a CASPER report, how to use the Quality Measure User’s Manual to improve quality measure scores, and understand the National Nursing Home Composite Quality Measure. Speakers are Nadine Olness, RN, RAC-CT, Minnesota RAI coordinator and case mix review nurse educator, Minnesota Department of Health and Kristi Wergin RN, BSN, CPHQ, program manager, Stratis Health. More >

Partnerships in Progress - 2015 MN Rural Health Conference

June 29-30, Duluth

Discover the promising partnerships and reform happening in health care and rural communities. Submit proposals for presentations by January 30. Registration opens in April. More >

Online trainings

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