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[Download Only] Quality Forum 10/03/2017

Friday, 3rd November 2017 8:00 am


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7:00 – 8:30 Physician Breakfast – All physicians are invited to attend the breakfast for a time of peer sharing and education on the opioid crisis. Discussion will be facilitated by Daniel Blaney-Koen, JD, Senior Legislative Attorney with the American Medical Association Advocacy Resource Center (ARC).

8:00 – 8:30 Registration

8:30 – 8:45 Welcome – Will Ferniany, Ph.D., UAB Health System, Alabama Hospital Association Chairman

8:45 – 9:30 Value Based Purchasing Update – Alabama was number one in the country the first year of Value-Based Purchasing, but it’s difficult to hold that slot, and we haven’t. Learn the importance of quality measurement to patient care and to the bottom line. – Keith Granger, CEO Grandview Medical Center and CHS Regional President and Market CEO for Alabama
Powerpoint Slides

9:30 – 10:30 Combating the Opioid Crisis – Daniel Blaney-Koen, JD, Senior Legislative Attorney with the AMA Advocacy Resource Center will share best practices on the work being done to combat the nation’s opioid epidemic.
Powerpoint Slides

10:30 – 11:15 Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) – Learn how UAB physicians dramatically improved surgery outcomes and avoided complications. Melanie Morris, M.D., Associate Professor in the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery at UAB and Daniel I. Chu, M.D., Assistant Professor in the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery at UAB

ERAS powerpoint – Enhanced Recovery After Surgery slide presentation
ERAS handout 1 – AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery

11:15 – 12:15 Sepsis Prevention Panel – With all hospitals still struggling to meet the sepsis bundles, attendees will hear from two hospitals that have made tremendous progress. Sarah Beth Gettys, RN, BSN, MSHA,VP of Patient Services, Russell Medical Center, and Michele Goldhagen, M.D., ED physician, Russell Medical Center, and Bill Meckes, M.D., general surgeon, Helen Keller Hospital

Sepsis Powerpoint – Dr. Bill Meckes – Sepsis slide presentation
Meckes Handout 1 – Adult Sepsis Screening Tool
Meckes Handout 2 – Sepsis Worksheet
Meckes Handout 3 – Sepsis Protocol
Dr. Michele Goldhagen and Sarah Beth Gettys – Russell Medical Center Sepsis presentation

12:15 – 1:00 Lunch for all & Breakout Session for BD/MedMined Clients

1:00 – 1:45 HCAHPS – What Hospitals can Learn from Patient Feedback –Jeff Morgan, President of Morgan and Associates, will share his insight from literally hundreds of thousands of HCAHPS surveys from across the country. Using information from his multi-state HCAHPS database, he will share important trends in patient responses and proven techniques for improving survey scores.
HCAHPS slide presentation

1:45 – 2:30 Care Transitions Panel – Panelists will share their unique perspectives on what is needed to ensure a smooth transition of care for patients. Carol Knight, MHA, Vice President Senior Housing, Lloyd Noland Health Services, and Hollie Powell, LBSW, MPH, Director of Care Coordination/Risk Manager, Marshall Medical Centers

Handout 1 – Hospital to Post-acute care transfer form
Handout 2 – Identify residents for hospice/palliative care
Handout 3 – QI tool for acute care transfers
Handout 4 – Early warning tool – stop and watch
Handout 5 – SBAR communication form
Handout 6 – Hospital to post-acute care data list
Handout 7 – Nursing home capabilities list
Handout 8 – Marshall Medical Centers patient transfer information

2:30 – 2:45 Wrap up and adjourn – Keith Granger

Program Sponsors: AQAF; Alabama Hospital Association; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama; BD MedMined Services; and the Medical Association of the State of Alabama

Dress: Business attire

Accommodations Sheraton Birmingham: Click to reserve a room by September 11, 2017, in the Quality Forum block for $119. Hotel address: 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North, Birmingham.

Parking: Attendees can park in the deck across the street at a discounted price of $8 per day. Please collect your ticket upon entering the deck and turn it in at the Quality Forum registration desk. There is a skywalk entry to the Sheraton from the deck, and the parking deck address is 917 22nd Street N.

Registration: Go to www.aqaf.com and click on “News and Events” and then “Events Calendar.” Click on the link to register for Quality Forum: http://www.aqaf.com/qf . Physicians, click this link to register for physician-only breakfast. There is no charge for either registration.

Continuing Education: The Alabama Hospital Association will offer continuing education credits from the following organizations. Please note, the CEUs will be divided into morning and afternoon time blocks. Participants can stay for both sessions for a full day’s credit.

  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Alabama Board of Nursing
  • Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy
  • Alabama Board of Social Work Examiners
  • Alabama Nursing Home Administrators

CMEs for physicians and CPEs for pharmacists will also be offered through St. Vincent’s Health System

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the St. Vincent’s Health System and the Alabama Hospital Association. The St. Vincent’s Health System is accredited by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The St. Vincent’s Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACPE Accreditation – The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Pharmacy – Pharmacists
The learning objectives for this activity were:
o Promote excellence in education for the profession of pharmacy
o Provide a forum for information exchange, collaboration in the area of quality assurance of pharmacy education
o To facilitate and promote communication between individuals

St. Vincent’s Health System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
ACPE Activity Type – This activity offers knowledge-based continuing education. ACPE UAN is: 0852-0000-17-056-L04-P
Credit Designation – This activity will provide the participant with 6.0 Contact Hours (0.60 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit for completion of the activity. Participants must turn in evaluation to receive credit. Participants will receive a transcript upon request.
Faculty and Disclosure – It is the policy of St. Vincent’s Health System to insure that all educational programming is evidence-based, objective, and without commercial bias. All faculty participating in the sponsored learning activities, as well as other individuals involved in planning or delivery of learning activities are required to disclose, and resolve, any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. Full disclosure will be provided to attendees at the time of the activity.

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