Upcoming Events

  • Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks and Hospitals Collaboration to Improve Quality of Care: Healthcare-Associated Infections — 1.5 C.E.

    Date: November 28, 2017
    Time(s): 2:00 PM ET

    Description:

    This event will provide an overview of how the Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks (HIINs) work at the regional, state, national, and hospital-system level to sustain and accelerate national progress and momentum toward continued harm reduction in the Medicare program. The HIINs and their hospitals will share their solutions and processes to lower incidence of three healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).

    Speaker(s):

    • April M. Carroll, BA, MSN, RN, CNS
      Senior Manager, Clinical Operations, Government Services Department, Hospital Improvement Innovation Network, Premier, Inc.
    • Jan Lienau, BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC
      Infection Preventionist II, Greer Memorial Hospital, Eastern Region
    • Wing Lee, MBBS, MPH
      Senior Project Manager, New York State Partnership for Patients
    • Maria Sacco, RRT, CPHQ
      Program Manager, New York State Partnership for Patients
    • John Degliuomini, MD, FACS
      Deputy Chief of Surgery, NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan
    • Monty Littlejohn, MD
      Chief Resident, General Surgery, NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan
    • Jocelyn Juele-Cesareo, RN, BSN, MN, CIC
      Director, Infection Prevention and Control Program, NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan
    • Blesilda Zapanta, RN, BSN, MS, CNOR
      Assistant Director Nursing, Peri-Operative Services, NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan
    • Mariana I. Albert Lesher, MS,
      Director, Data, Health Research & Educational Trust, American Hospital Association
    • Erik St. Pierre, MD
      Emergency Department Director, Northern Maine Medical Center
    • Bethany Bunch, MSHA
      Hospital VBP Program Lead, Hospital Inpatient Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) Outreach and Education Support Contractor (SC)

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  • Hospital Quality Star Ratings on Hospital Compare December 2017 Methodology Enhancements — 1 C.E.

    Date: November 30, 2017
    Time(s): 2:00 PM ET

    Description:

    To provide an interactive session to the public on the methodology enhancements implemented for the December 2017 reporting of Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings on Hospital Compare.

    Speaker(s):

    • Arjun K. Venkatesh, MD, MBA, MHS
      Project Lead, CORE
    • Susannah M. Bernheim, MD, MHS
      Project Director, CORE
    • Reena Duseja, MD, MS
      Director, Division of Quality Measurement, Quality Measure & Value Incentives Group, Center for Clinical Standards & Quality, CMS

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  • Hospital IQR Program Hybrid Hospital-Wide 30-Day Readmission (HWR) Measure Core Clinical Data Elements for Calendar Year 2018 Voluntary Data Submission — 1 C.E.

    Date: December 6, 2017
    Time(s): 3:00 PM ET

    Description:

    This presentation will provide participants with an overview of the Hybrid Hospital-Wide 30-Day Readmission (HWR) measure that hospitals may voluntarily report in calendar year (CY) 2018 for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program.

    Speaker(s):

    • Tamara Mohammed, MHA, CHE, PMP
      Project Lead, Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation/Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE)
    • Juliet Rubini, MSN, MSIS, PMP
      Lead Program Analyst, Mathematica Policy Research (MPR)
    • Jason Smoot, MPP
      Research Analyst, MPR

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  • How to Correct Common Schema Validation Errors for Hospital QRDA Category I Submissions and Other Guidance — 1 C.E.

    Date: December 7, 2017
    Time(s): 2:00 PM ET

    Description:

    This presentation will provide participants with an overview of correcting common schema validation errors for hospital Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category I file submissions.

    Speaker(s):

    • Shanna Hartman, MS, RN
      Nurse Consultant Division of Electronic and Clinician Quality Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    • Michael Holck
      Director of Software Engineering

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