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Training & Events

Online trainings

See available recorded training sessions.


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.



2016 ICSI Colloquium: Advancing Health Care Value for All

May 9 - 11, Minneapolis Marriott Northwest, Brooklyn Park

Make plans now to be part of the annual spring gathering of the Minnesota health care community. This year's session lineup focuses on a more inclusive, outside-in approach to value, mindful that the health of all our patients and communities is the reason for the care we provide. Early bird discounts end on April 8. More >

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2:30 – 3:25 p.m.
    Medicare Quality and Payment Reform Initiatives 2016-2019. Candy Hanson, program manager, Stratis Health.
  • Wednesday, May 11, 11:15 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
    Cultivating Health Care Transformation Through Practice Facilitation.
    Candy Hanson, program manager, Stratis Health.

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

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.