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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.


Webinar | Thinking Differently: Infection Prevention and Healthcare Disparities

May 26, 1 – 2 p.m.

Sharon Eloranta, MD, Medical Director of Quality and Safety Initiatives at Qualis Health, will discuss the impact of healthcare disparities on patient care and outcomes, potential links between disparities in care and infections, and personal and institutional strategies for addressing disparities in your hospital. More >

Webinar | VAE Surveillance: A Case Study on Reporting to National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)

June 2, 1 – 2 p.m.

Join us for a Coaching Call where we will use a case study to demonstrate how to perform surveillance for ventilator-associated events (VAEs). Topics will include tools and resources to facilitate VAE surveillance and strategies for overcoming common challenges along the way. The webinar will also include an overview of the key elements for VAE reduction. More >

Minnesota e-Health Summit 2016: Closing the Gaps to Achieve Healthy Communities

June 7, Earl Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center

The Summit provides participants with tools and resources to guide success in implementing electronic health record (EHR) systems and other health information technology. This year’s educational Summit will explore how optimizing the use of EHRs and other health IT to connect health information is transforming health care and advancing population health, as well as delve into challenges and opportunities for connecting the continuum of care. More >

Nursing Leadership Symposium

June 9, 7:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Radisson Hotel Minneapolis-St. Paul North, Roseville

Part of a 15-day symposium over five months, this three-day event in June focuses on External Requirements and Standards. More >

  • Quality and Innovation. Kathie Nichols, nursing home liaison, Stratis Health.
  • Working with Your Medical Director. Dr. Jane Pederson, director, medical affairs, Stratis Health, and president, Minnesota Medical Directors Association

Webinar: We Got Softer Toilet Paper – and Other Low-Cost Ways to Engage, Retain, and Recruit Staff

June 15, 3 – 4 p.m.

David Farrell, the award-winning co-author of the best-selling book Meeting the Leadership Challenge in LTC: What You Do Matters!, will tackle the subject of engaging and retaining great nursing home staff, including evidence-based leadership practices and recruitment strategies. More >

Webinar: New IPF Quality Reporting Measures and Bridge Appointments

June 16, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

An overview of new transitions of care quality reporting measures for inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPF) that will be introduced by CMS in July. ProHealth Care will share their best practice of Bridge Appointments, which are outpatient follow up appointments with mental health providers post-discharge. More >

Minnesota Rural Health Conference: Cultivating Resilient Communities

June 20-21, Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, Duluth

The 2016 Minnesota Rural Health Conference, "Cultivating Resilient Communities," invites rural health stakeholders to discover the creative ways in which our communities are meeting the challenges of an ever-changing health care system. Continuing Education Credits (CEUs and CMEs) are available for health care executives, nurses, nursing home administrators, pharmacists and physicians. More >

  • Monday, June 20, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
    Bringing the Diabetes Empowerment Education Program to Rural Minnesota. Mary Beth Dahl, program manager, Stratis Health, and Jessica Remington, Winona Health. Stratis Health has been partnering with communities and clinics to offer Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) workshops, using an evidence-based curriculum. Workshops serve people with prediabetes/ diabetes and family who want information about self-care provided in a non-threatening community environment. Find out how rural partners have come together to use this approach and how to improve diabetes care in your community.
  • Tuesday, June 21,11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    SAFER Care for CAH: Structuring for Excellence.
    Marilyn Grafstrom, rural health liaison, Stratis Health; Vickie Abel, Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center; and Tammy Suchy, Tri-County Health Care. The realm of hospital quality and safety has expanded, creating a significant challenge for critical access hospital (CAH) staff with limited resources. The SAFER Care for CAH roadmap combines quality and patient safety priorities required by federal and state programs. Learn how participation is helping CAHs succeed in future value-based reimbursement models. Attributes and examples of hospitals successfully implementing the roadmap will be highlighted.
  • Stop by and talk with us about improving health, and health care quality and safety in rural communities.

Webinar: Medicare Quality and Payment Reform Initiatives 2016-2019

June 22, 12 – 1 p.m.

Over the next few years, the current Medicare initiatives of Meaningful Use, Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), and the Value Based Modifier Program (VBM) will be replaced by the Merit Based Incentive Program. Eligible clinicians also can choose to provide service in an alternative payment model. Hear how these changes will have an impact on your practice and learn what you should be doing to prepare. More >

Sharing Call: Staff Stability

June 23, 1 – 2 p.m.

An opportunity for participants in the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative to discuss methods of increasing staff stability in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin nursing homes. For staff from these states who are not yet participants in the NNHQCC, calling in to this sharing call is a great introduction to the kind of peer assistance enjoyed by participants in the NNHQCC. More >