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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.

 


Webinar | Prescription Misuse and Abuse Among Older Adults: Understanding How Older Adults are Impacted by the Opioid Epidemic

April 25, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

While the focus on the prescription drug abuse epidemic is on younger adults, addressing the needs of older adults is also a key component of community response to the opioid epidemic. This presentation will provide an overview of the impact of the opioid epidemic on the older adult, information about identifying signs and symptoms of prescription misuse among older adults, and strategies for prevention. 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 >

2018 Minnesota Antibiotic Stewardship Conference

May 1, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Wilder Conference Center, St. Paul

2018 Minnesota Antibiotic Stewardship Conference will have an ambulatory care focus, with content provided in the form of panels and professionals active in stewardship sharing field experiences. For more information and to register, visit the conference page on the Minnesota Department of Health website.

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 >

IPF Sharing Call Series #1: Models to Reduce Readmissions, an IPF Perspective

May 10, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Join Lake Superior QIN and HealthInsight for the first sharing call in our Inpatient Psychiatric Facility (IPF) sharing call series. This call will focus on models for addressing readmissions, risk stratification and integrated care specific to IPFs with an overview of interventions and best practices. Following a brief introduction to the topic, time will be available for IPFs to share their successes and ask questions of other IPFs regarding their efforts towards reducing readmissions. More >

Webinar: Substance Abuse and Medication Assisted Treatment

May 15, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Join Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network for a presentation on the impact of substance abuse on medical conditions including diabetes, hypertension and cardiac conditions. After attending this webinar, participants will be better able to define abuse, dependence, tolerance and addiction as well as treatment options; and understand how substance abuse, including use of opioids and alcohol, impacts patients with diabetes, hypertension and cardiac conditions. More >

Office Hours: Quality Payment Program (QPP)

May 17, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

The Quality Payment Program 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 ask questions about the QPP, share experiences, and best practices. The discussion will be lead by subject matter experts from Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network QPP Subject Matter Experts. More >

Webinar: Medication-assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

May 30, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

This webinar will describe Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) options and models to facilitate MAT use. Objectives are to define and explain MAT, describe MAT options, and identify MAT models for opioid use disorder. More >

IPF Sharing Call Series #2: Risk Stratification and Integrated Care Perspectives in IPF Work

May 31, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Join Lake Superior QIN and HealthInsight for the second sharing call in our Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities (IPF) sharing call series. This second call will focus on integrated care perspectives in the IPF setting. Following a brief introduction to the topic, time will be available for IPFs to share their successes and ask questions of other IPFs regarding their efforts towards reducing readmissions. 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 >

Office Hours: Quality Payment Program (QPP)

June 21, 12:00 – 1:00 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 ask questions about the QPP, share experiences, and best practices. The discussion will be lead by subject matter experts from Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network QPP Subject Matter Experts. More >

Office Hours: Quality Payment Program (QPP)

July 19, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Please join Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network’s team as they highlight the most recent QPP news and deadlines that eligible clinicians and their organizations need to be aware of to be successful in this transition year and to prepare for the future. More >

Reigniting Our Passion for Safe Care, MAPS 2018 Conference

October 25-26, Minneapolis Marriott Northwest, Brooklyn Park

Mark your calendar for this biannual conference featuring experts in safe care, patient and family engagement and quality. Join your colleagues to learn from the experts. Keynote Speaker is David Marx and session speakers are Danielle Ofri, Victor Montori, and Matthew Scanlon. Registration and brochure will be available in late summer. MAPS is a subsidiary of Stratis Health.