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Training & Events

24th Annual Nursing Leadership Symposium

June 4, 10:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. CT, St. Paul

Kristi Wergin, RN, BSN, CPHQ, Lake Superior QIN, Stratis Health, will speak on the nursing home quality improvement work Lake Superior QIN is leading as part of the contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, including recruitment for the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative. LeadingAge’s Nursing Leadership Symposium is a five part series, held over the course of 5 months for three days each session. It is specifically designed for nurse leaders in aging services settings (primarily care centers, but some sessions are attended by nurse leaders in HWS/home care settings). The symposium can be attended in its entirety, or on a topic-by-topic/session-by-session basis. 2015’s symposium takes place at multiple locations in Minnesota. For more information about Kristi’s session, Lake Superior QIN, or the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative, please contact Kristi Wergin, 952-853-8561.


Minnesota e-Health Summit: Connecting Communities to Advance Population Health

June 16-17, St. Louis Park

Expanded to two days the 2015 Summit will explore how optimizing the use of electronic health record systems (EHRs) and other health IT to connect health information is transforming health care and advancing populations health. Sessions and workshops will highlight practical information from those achieving success at the various stages of Minnesota’s HIT Implementation Plan — from adoption to effective use and exchange, and innovation. See below for Stratis Health staff speaking at the event. Register and More >

  • Improving Medication Reconciliation in Care Transitions Using HIE, June 17, 1:45 - 2:45 p.m.
    Candy Hanson will be speak about a breakthrough effort in Minnesota to implement Prospective Medication Review (PMR) by moving medication reconciliation ‘upstream’ during the care transition between hospitals and nursing homes. This session will highlight results of increased patient safety, increased efficiency and focus on strategies to improve medication reconciliation during care transitions, including active engagement of pharmacists.
  • Meaningful Use: From Stage 2 to Stage 3, June 17, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
    Paul Kleeberg will be speaking on some of the challenges that other professionals and hospitals have faced in meaningful use attestation and learn ways to address some of the more difficult Stage 2 requirements. We’ll look ahead at the proposed rules to understand some of the changes for Stage 3 Meaningful Use. On attending the session, providers will be able to prepare for potential workflow changes that will be required to adopt Stages 2 and 3.

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 >

2015 Care Providers Annual Convention

November 16-18, Bloomington

Members of the Lake Superior QIN’s nursing home team will present at the 67th Care Providers Annual Convention & Expo. Lake Superior QIN, as part of a five-year contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, is working to improve quality of care and quality of life in nursing homes and seeks to disseminate best practices, information on quality assurance performance improvement (QAPI), and facilitate peer-to-peer learning between nursing home professionals. The Lake Superior QIN currently is recruiting nursing homes to join the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative. For more information about the Convention session, Lake Superior QIN, or the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative, please contact Kristi Wergin at 952-853-8561, or Kathie Nichols at 952-853-8590.

Online trainings

See available recorded training sessions.