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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.



Call: Home Health Showcase

October 13, 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. CT

Please join us for our first home health showcase call. Our showcase calls provide home health agencies (HHAs) working on the cardiac initiative with the opportunity to come together to discuss best practices. We will feature a different HHA on each call; come ready to collaborate and connect with fellow professionals. More >

Webinar: Health Literacy and Numeracy: By the Numbers

October 21, 12 - 1 p.m. CT

Studies have shown that 40-80% of the medical information that patients receive is forgotten immediately and nearly half the information retained is incorrect. Health literacy and numeracy have a great impact upon patient engagement, compliance, and health outcomes. In this session, the presenter will explore health literacy and numeracy, and discuss the best strategies when using numbers in patient education and communication. Speaker is Alisha Odhiambo, MA, LMFT, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota. Hosted by Jerri Hiniker, Stratis Health. More >

Many Faces of Community Health Conference

October 21, 7:30 a.m. - October 22, 12 p.m. CT

Speakers and focus groups at Many Faces of Community Health 10th Annual Conference will examine the ongoing impact of health reforms on safety net providers and showcase ways to improve care and advance health equity for underserved populations. Stratis Health will be represented by Mary Beth Dahl, RN, who leads the diabetes program Everyone with Diabetes Counts. More >

Webinar: The Healthcare Environment: The Importance of Cleaning Practices and Improving Compliance

October 29, 1 - 2 p.m. CT

Talking with your staff about the importance of environmental cleaning will be easier after attending this webinar. Board certified infectious disease specialist Becky Smith, MD will share information about the effects of environment on disease acquisition and transmission and will discuss the latest tools and strategies to assess and improve cleaning practices. More >

Webinar: Combating Antibiotic Resistance: A Focus on Improving Antibiotic Use

November 5, 1 - 2 p.m. CT

According to the CDC Antibiotic-resistant germs cause more than 2 million illnesses and at least 23,000 deaths each year in the US and preventing infections and improving antibiotic prescribing could save 37,000 lives from drug-resistant infections over 5 years. The CDC is committed to making healthcare safer and stopping the spread of antibiotic resistance. More >

Webinar: Leadership Lessons Learned in Medication Management Program Development

November 11, 1 - 2 p.m. CT

Please join Lake Superior QIN for discussion on present research around best practices identified in integrated health systems with comprehensive medication management services. The objectives are to describe key steps of leading change in organizations and its application to pharmacy service development and to describe successful strategies for implementing a medication management program. More >

Behavioral Health Integration: New Pathways to Care

November 12, Minneapolis

This roundtable will review numerous initiatives supporting development of new pathways to behavioral health care, introduce new ideas and discuss how to incorporate them into the health-care delivery system, and examine the value they can bring and the challenges they will face. A panel of industry experts will outline the steps that must be taken to increase the overall access to mental health care and the broad improvement in population health that this increased access will bring. Stratis Health's Jane Pederson, Medical Affairs Director, is one of the panelists. More>

Webinar: Shared Decision Making and Depression Treatment in Primary Care

November 12, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. CT

This webinar, presented by a collaboration of Minnesota health plans working to improve antidepressant medication management in Minnesota, will show how to incorporate shared decision-making into primary care when working with patients who experience depression. This webinar is free, but space is limited. To register, email Carroll Helm. More >

2015 Care Providers Annual Convention

November 16-18, Bloomington

Members of the Lake Superior QIN’s nursing home team will present on the topics of Root Cause Analysis Toolkit for Long-Term Care and the Change Package (including how to pick a quality improvement project) at the 67th Care Providers Annual Convention & Expo. Through the Medicare QIO Program, Lake Superior QIN 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. Stop by our exhibit to learn more about why you should be a part of this National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative. For more information, contact Kristi Wergin at 952-853-8561, or Kathie Nichols at 952-853-8590.