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Training & Events

Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety (MAPS) Conference

October 23-24, Brooklyn Park

Check MAPS website for information on speakers and special sessions. Stratis Health is founding member of MAPS and a conference sponsor. Attend the following sessions presented by Stratis Health:

  • #16 Health Information Technology and Safety
    Candy Hanson, program manager, Stratis Health, Bloomington, MN
    Interoperable health information exchange will transform the health care industry. Learn about a special innovation project that Stratis Health led called Health Information Technology for Post Acute Care (HITPAC). Learn the value of interoperable health information exchange and how it can be used to improve safety and outcomes in health care.
  • #20 RARE and Beyond
    Kathy Cummings, RN, MA, project manager, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, St. Paul, MN; Kim McCoy, program manager, Stratis Health, St. Paul, MN; Kattie Bear-Pfaffendorf, MBA, patient safety/quality specialist, Minnesota Hospital Association, St. Paul, MN
    The Reducing Avoidable Readmissions Effectively (RARE) campaign operating partners will describe what the RARE campaign was and share the RARE Campaign evaluation and outcomes. The operations partners will discuss what is next for the RARE campaign and facilitate a discussion with attendees of the community opportunities and strengths for care coordination.

Care Providers of Minnesota: 66th Annual Convention & Expo

November 17-19, Bloomington

Check Care Providers of Minnesota's website for information on speakers and sessions.. Stratis Health’s Kathie Nichols, Kristi Wergin, and Jane Pederson will present two sessions:

  • Maximizing Your QI Efforts, November 18, 10:30 AM
    Kristi Wergin, program manager, and Kathie Nichols, nursing home liaison, Stratis Health, Bloomington, MN
    In this session, participants will learn how participation in the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative will help nursing homes strengthen quality improvement work they are already doing.The NNHQCC is focused on achieving system-wide improvement and ensuring that every nursing home resident receives the highest quality of care. Participants in the NNHQCC will learn how to maximize work in existing state and national quality initiatives and how CMS is measuring nursing home progress.
  • Overcoming QAPI Sticking Points, November 18, 3:45 PM
    Jane Pederson, director of medical affairs, Stratis Health, Bloomington, MN
    This session will tackle three challenges that can pose "sticking points" for nursing home performance improvement: lack of a method to identify improvement opportunities; lack of staff-buy-in; and ineffective teamwork.

Online trainings

See available recorded training sessions.