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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.


Infection Preventionist Series | Webinar 2: What Does the Data Mean and What Do I Do With It?

February 20, 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

The second webinar in a six-part series on infection prevention topics in longterm care. Objectives are to analyze your data in a timely manner, determine actions needed as determined by your data, and distribute data to appropriate stakeholders. More >

Webinar | Check. Change. Control: Cholesterol

February 21, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Join the American Heart Association and Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network as we explore tools and resources for getting your patients cholesterol under control. You’ll also learn how your practice can gain national recognition for working towards bringing your patients’ cholesterol and high blood pressure to control in 2018. More >

Learning Session 5 | Webinar 3: Strategies for Reducing Antipsychotics: A Consultant Pharmacist Perspective

February 21, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Hear successful strategies from a consultant pharmacist on identifying, reporting and treating dementia behavioral expressions in longterm care residents. Learn non-pharmacological interventions that can address a resident’s dementia while reducing overall antipsychotic medication use. More >

Learning Session 5 | Sharing Call: Reducing Inappropriate Antipsychotic Medications

March 1, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

This sharing call is designed to give nursing home teams an opportunity to collaborate with colleagues regarding successes and barriers related to the reduction of antipsychotic medications. In addition to hearing from other nursing home teams, Lake Superior QIN experts and Dr. Robert Sonntag will be available on the call to help nursing homes overcome barriers they may be having. To get the most out of this collaborative opportunity, come prepared to share successful strategies you have implemented and/or barriers you are encountering in your work to reduce the use of these medications. More >

Infection Preventionist Series | Webinar 3: Outbreak Recognition and Management

March 6, 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

The third webinar in a six-part series on infection prevention topics in longterm care. Objectives are to recognize early indications of possible outbreak, initiate containment strategies, notify appropriate parties, and conduct post-outbreak learning session. More >

Webinar: Tobacco Cessation Counseling Training

March 13, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This webinar will provide information and strategies for engaging patients in conversation about tobacco cessation. Attendees will learn about current trends in tobacco use, approaches that work for motivating patients to quit and ways that motivational interviewing techniques can be applied in tobacco cessation counseling. More >

Office Hours: Quality Payment Program (QPP)

March 15, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The Quality Payment Program (QPP) Office Hours event will provide timely updates on the QPP, offering clinicians, managers, and practices the opportunity to ask individual questions about QPP – Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS); MIPS Alternative Payment Models (APM) / Advanced APMs; Quality, Improvement Activities, Advancing Care Information categories; etc. This format provides a forum to share experiences and best practices to maximize performance scores. More >

Infection Preventionist Series | Webinar 4: Transmission Precautions – Isolate the Organisms and Not the Resident

March 20, 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

The fourth webinar in a six-part series on infection prevention topics in longterm care. Objectives are to recognize early indication of need, determine any resident restrictions needed, re-evaluation and discontinuation, and document needs assessment. More >

Webinar: The Community’s Role in Opioid and Adverse Drug Events

March 28, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Every day, more than 90 Americans die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids is an ongoing and rapidly evolving public health crisis that is affecting our entire country and local communities. During this webinar, Kate LaFollette, RN and program specialist at Telligen, will discuss the community’s role in opioids and adverse drug events. Join us for this timely webinar to learn ways your organization can use data to develop an action plan based in quality improvement. More >

Infection Preventionist Series | Webinar 5: Frequent Citations

April 3, 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

The fifth in a six-part webinar series on infection prevention topics in longterm care. Objectives are discussion of common citations, recognize trends, review new survey process, and discuss tools and strategies for prevention. More >

Webinar: Motivational Interviewing Basics for Chronic Health Conditions

April 17, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

A presentation by esteemed motivational interviewing (MI) expert Mia Croyle on basic MI techniques to help elicit behavior change in patients with multiple chronic conditions. Mia will provide a conceptual framework of MI, and teach participants how to use MI in their daily work with patients to assist them in initiating and maintaining behavior changes such as diet, exercise and preventative health (immunizations). More >

Infection Preventionist Series | Webinar 6: Where Can I Find Additional Training for Infection Prevention and Control?

April 17, 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

The sixth webinar in the six-part series on infection prevention topics in longterm care. Objectives are review current processes; evaluate local, state and national opportunities; and prioritize potential opportunities. More >

2018 Readmissions Action Learning Day: “Working Together to Make Readmissions Rare”

April 30, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Bloomington

Learn together with your community peers and develop collaborative approaches to improving quality of care and quality of life by keeping patients healthy and safe at home. Objectives are to understand how interactions between multiple settings of care contribute to readmissions, identify strategies to further reduce readmissions in partnership with others, commit to shared goal for statewide readmission reduction, and break down silos and foster cross-setting collaboration to improving care that includes patients and families/caregivers. Mary Jo Kreitzer, Stratis Health Board member, will speak. Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network event. $50 registration fee. More >

Webinar: Understanding the New Hypertension Guidelines

May 8, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

This webinar will provide information on the 2017 Hypertension Guidelines released by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiologists. The audience will learn how these guidelines assist in controlling hypertension through accurate blood pressure measurement, acting rapidly to minimize clinical inertia and partnering with patients, families and communities to improve patient engagement in their care. More >

2018 Minnesota e-Health Summit: Act Today, Impact Tomorrow

June 14, Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center

The Minnesota e-Health Summit is a catalyst for rapid change in health care and public health, as the e-health landscape continues to evolve in Minnesota and nationwide. Dr. Umair Shah, executive director at Harris County Public Health and current president of the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCO), is a featured speaker. As executive director of Harris County Public Health, Dr. Shah serves the nation’s third largest county with 4.5 million people, including the City of Houston, Texas. He brings extensive knowledge and experience, both as a physician and leader, of leveraging e-health to improve health outcomes. Dr. Shah has responded to numerous large-scale emergencies such as Hurricanes Harvey, Katrina, Rita, and Ike, novel H1N1 influenza, the devastating earthquakes in Kashmir and Haiti, and the HCPH responses to Ebola and Zika. More >

Webinar | The Opioid Crisis: How Did We Get Here?

June 19, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Join Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network for a presentation on the origins and status of the opioid crisis in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Objectives are to recognize the scope and severity of the opioid crisis in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and the United States; identify the antecedents to the crisis; discuss treatment options for opioid abuse and dependence; examine policy implications for addressing the opioid crisis; and understand opioid dependence as a disease. More >