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Training & Events

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 >

National Rural Health Association’s Rural Quality and Clinical Conference

July 15-17, Minneapolis

NRHA’s 11th annual Rural Quality and Clinical Conference will show you how to advance quality and clinical care from theory to practice. Quality and performance improvement coordinators, researchers, students, hospital administrators, doctors, physician assistants and nurses practicing on the front lines of rural health are encouraged to register. See below for Stratis Health staff speaking at the event. More >

  • The Converging Forces of Health Reform and Quality Improvement on Rural Providers, July 15, 1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
    Jennifer Lundblad gives the keynote address.
  • Engaging Communities to Improve Chronic and End of Life Care, July 15, 2:45- 4:00 p.m.
    Janelle Shearer and Stratis Health has worked with several rural communities using a community capacity approach to develop palliative care services, improve appropriate hospice utilization, and improve care transitions/reduce readmissions. This session will include the framework and lessons learned in successfully engaging communities to work collaboratively to improve end of life and chronic illness care.
  • Leveraging HIT to Improve Care, July 16, 10:45am – 11:45 am
    Paul Kleeberg gives the rural perspective on the most current updates relating to use of HIT as a tool to improve quality and safety.

2015 Sharing the Experience: Leading a Good Life Advance Care Planning Conference

July 16, Minneapolis

Honoring Choices Minnesota’s sixth Annual Advance Care Planning (ACP) Conference is a day filled with information, conversations, news and updates, and more. Join colleagues as they come together to share their ACP experiences. Featuring Keynote Speakers Kris Maser, JD - Planning for a Good Life: An Attorney’s Personal and Professional Journey into Advance Care Planning, and Ruth Bachman - A Narrow Spot in the Hourglass: Lessons in Integrity, Courage and Grace. Stratis Health will be exhibiting at the conference, please visit us. 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.