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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.
May 1, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Stratis Health and the Minnesota Department of Human Services bring you a three-part webinar series on alcohol use in Minnesota and its effect on the 2018 national health rankings. Discover effective strategies to implement alcohol screening and interventions in your practice and how to overcome barriers. Learn how Minnesota is addressing alcohol consumption as part of the Substance Use Disorder Reform. In the first webinar, Lisa Gall, Stratis Health, will provide an overview, including Minnesota’s current statistics, and discuss how culture and stigma interfere with addressing alcohol use and its effect on Minnesota’s health. A high level overview of screening for alcohol use and brief interventions for a positive screening will be discussed. Mia Croyle, MetaStar, will introduce strategies in communicating effectively with patients about alcohol use as part of routine healthcare. More >
May 2-3, Prior Lake
This year's conference theme focuses on best practices for engaging and empowering people – workers, customers, and partners – to facilitate continuous improvement and performance excellence. Plenary keynotes feature four Baldrige Award recipients: Sue Dunn, Donor Alliance, CO; Lindel Fields, Tri County Tech, OK; C. Richard Panico, Integrated Project Management Co., IL; and Kathy Raethel, Adventist Health Castle, HI. Stratis Health is pleased to sponsor this event. More >
May 8, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Participants will hear current and future directions of national progress related to antibiotic stewardship from national leaders working to combat antibiotic resistance across healthcare settings. Topics include: an evaluation of successful implementation of outpatient antibiotic stewardship programs, antibiotic use and stewardship efforts in nursing homes, sharing about The Pew Charitable Trusts Antibiotic Resistance Project, and a patient perspective shared through personal story. More >
May 13, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., St. Paul
Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Hospital Association, and Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network are hosting the 2019 Minnesota Antibiotic Stewardship Conference. This year, the conference will have a patient & provider education focus, with content provided in the form of panels and professionals active in stewardship sharing experiences from the field. More >
Webinar Series | Minnesota’s Alcohol Use: State of the State – Screening and Brief Intervention to Promote Healthy Lifestyles
May 14, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Stratis Health and the Minnesota Department of Human Services bring you a three-part webinar series on alcohol use in Minnesota and its effect on the 2018 national health rankings. In the second webinar, Lisa Gall, Stratis Health, will lay the groundwork to implement alcohol screening and to support healthy behaviors through brief interventions with patients identified at risk. Learn how to choose and use valid screening tools and quality improvement principles to refine your workflow. Cindy Swan-Henderlite, Department of Human Services, will describe Minnesota’s Substance Use Disorder Reform and demonstrate Minnesota’s Fast Tracker to help you find and utilize treatment options. More >
May 14, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Learn how self-measured blood pressure (SMBP) can be used to improve blood pressure (BP) control and increase patient engagement in their treatment of hypertension. Learn how to incorporate an SMBP program into your practice. More >
May 16, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
In November 2019, Long-term Care facilities will be required to implement the Phase 3 requirements of the Conditions of Participation related to trauma-informed care (TIC). TIC is a process that focuses on creating an organization that is sensitive to trauma and seeks to create a culture that supports safety, transparency and trustworthiness, choice, collaboration and mutuality and empowerment. This presentation will explore key terminology and important concepts related to trauma, its prevalence in society and the elderly and the impact trauma has on individuals from a holistic perspective. We will review the adverse childhood experiences study, resilience and the importance of connections. More >
May 22, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Influenza is a complex disease, and it’s difficult to measure its true burden on the population. The U.S. Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance Network (ILINet) is a collaborative partnership between clinicians, local health departments, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The ILINet program assists with state, national and global influenza surveillance by providing vital epidemiological and virologic data. This webinar will introduce the ILINet program and explore the various benefits of becoming an influenza sentinel provider. More >
Webinar Series | Minnesota’s Alcohol Use: State of the State – Referral and Treatment to Improve Health
May 29, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Stratis Health and the Minnesota Department of Human Services bring you a three-part webinar series on alcohol use in Minnesota and its effect on the 2018 national health rankings. In the third webinar, Dr. Jane Pederson, Stratis Health, and Dr. David Frenz, Allina Health, talk about evaluation and effective treatment modalities when risky drinking may require a more intensive intervention. Discover tools and resources for patients, providers, and communities, including Minnesota’s new Substance Use Disorder services and options for primary care settings. More >
Success Stories Webinar Series | Changing the Culture: Improving Recognition and Management of Sepsis
May 30, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Improving the quality, safety, and value of the care patients receive through the Medicare program is what the QIO Program is all about. This six-webinar series highlights the innovative work the Lake Superior QIN Coordination of Care Initiative partners across care settings and in the community have done to improve transitions of care and reduce readmissions. More >
June 13, Chaska
The theme for this 15th Anniversary of the Minnesota e-Health Summit is Information That Works, focusing on improving health outcomes for individuals and populations and ensuring that health providers can work at their best. In addition to hearing from internationally recognized e-Health leaders, attendees discuss policy issues, learn about the progress of innovative projects underway in Minnesota, and get progress reports that highlight statewide activities. The e-Health Summit is presented by Stratis Health and the Minnesota Department of Health. More >
June 17, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) are an integral part of care delivery in the nursing home. They perform tasks that allow individuals to achieve and maintain their highest level of function, ensure dignity and compassionately support those at the end of life. The current CNA shortage requires us to rethink strategies related to hiring practices, recruitment and retention. What new ideas and opportunities can we employ to ease the burden of the shortage and empower our CNAs? This webinar addresses three different approaches to attracting, retaining and recruiting CNAs. More >
June 19, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
This webinar outlines and discusses the importance of a team effort in creating an effective infection prevention program and how it can reduce resident, patient, and staff harm. Objectives are to articulate the importance of a multidisciplinary team approach for an infection prevention program to be effective, outline the key process elements to building an infection prevention program using an all-harm risk assessment and mitigation implementation plans, and identify each member of the infection prevention team’s necessary skills for an effective infection prevention program. More >
Success Stories Webinar Series: Achieving Community Goals by Partnering with Aging and Disability Resource Centers
June 25, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Improving the quality, safety, and value of the care patients receive through the Medicare program is what the QIO Program is all about. This six-webinar series highlights the innovative work the Lake Superior QIN Coordination of Care Initiative partners across care settings and in the community have done to improve transitions of care and reduce readmissions. Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) are key partners within many communities. Their collaborations with other community organizations have been proven to be successful in bringing about effective community change. More >
July 11, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
The Quality Payment Program (QPP) webinar will provide timely updates on the QPP, focusing on 2018 performance data, the targeted review process and 2019 updates. Best practices will also be shared. This will offer clinicians, managers and practices the opportunity to ask individual questions and learn from others about QPP, including Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and MIPS Alternative Payment Models (APM)/Advanced APMs. More >
August 4-7, Louisville, Kentucky
Pioneer Network aims to create a culture where elders’ individual voices are solicited and welcomed, heard, and respected. Their primary goal is to move eldercare to a place where all care and support are person-directed, not system-directed, where flexibility and self-determination are embraced and practiced. The theme of this year's conference is “Making it Happen.” Explore what is happening today and share ideas for making even better things happen in the future. Stratis Health is pleased to sponsor this event. See below for Stratis Health staff who are presenting. More >
October 16, Minneapolis
This event will bring together top thought leaders and change-makers who are taking action and creating urgency for affordable healthcare. NRHI will spotlight results and success from the public and private sector. Attendees will leave with ideas for influencing policy and action locally and nationally by learning from those who are disrupting the status quo. NRHI believes that through multi-stakeholder collaboration there is tremendous opportunity. The time is now for true transformation. Be a part of the solution. Featuring keynote speaker Christopher Koller, president, Milbank Memorial Fund. This builds on the November 2018 Minnesota Accelerating Health Care Affordability Event (see summary report). More >
October 31-November 1, Brooklyn Center
The Many Faces of Community Health conference explores improving care and reducing health disparities in underserved populations and among those living in poverty. Many Faces brings information and resources on clinical care, public policy, and health innovations to Minnesota’s health care community, with a focus on safety net providers. Stratis Health is pleased to sponsor this event. More >
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