AQAF Events

Quality Forum 04/03/2018

Tuesday, 3rd April 2018 8:00 am


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7:00 – 8:30 Physician Breakfast – (Bronze room) This physician-only event will include breakfast and discussion about improving documentation to ensure better care and avoid penalties. Kathleen Bowen, MD, MBA, Medical Director, Operations EdiPhy Advisors and MedManagement, LLC, will facilitate the discussion.

8:00 – 8:30 Registration

8:30 – 8:45 Welcome – (Emerald, Gold, & Silver rooms) Wes Smith, M.D., CEO of AQAF

8:45 – 10:00 Improving Clinical Documentation – Kathleen Bowen, MD, MBA, Medical Director EdiPhy Advisors and MedManagement, LLC, and Jennifer Bratz, MS, BSHAS, RHIA, VP for Quality Management at Baptist Medical Center South, will give insights on ways to improve clinical documentation, both among hospital staff and with physicians.
Slides: Improving Clinical Documentation – Kathleen Bowen

10:00 – 11:00 Impacting Opioid Misuse –This session will highlight two important programs aimed at curbing over utilization of prescription opioids:
Pain Medication and Care Improvement Program – Chrysa Bright, PharmD, with axialHealthcare, describes their partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama designed to impact the problem of opioid misuse by using analytics and evidence-based standards to support physicians in their prescribing practices.
Slides: Opioid Misuse – axialHealthcare
Hospital Best Practice – Sherri Stroud, RN, C, MSN, and Eleanor Odom, RN, MSN, CNL, Quality Directors with Springhill Medical Center, will talk about how they have worked with physician champions to address opioid utilization in a number of areas including PACU, orthopedics and the emergency department.
Slides: Hospital Best Practice on Opioids. Springhill Medical Center

11:00 – 12:15 Care Transitions/Readmissions, Moving Beyond Blame to Fill the Patient Needs – Jackie Conrad, RN, BS, MBA, RCC, Cynosure Health, will begin the session with information on the latest, best practices across the nation in care transitions. Following her presentation, Cathy Munn, MPH, RHIA, CPHQ, CDIP, Advanced QI Lead at AQAF, will provide an update on AQAF’s regional care transition programs. Kelly Benson, RN, Director of Community Care Management for Baptist Health, and Cathy Hodge, RN, Quality Director at Medical Center Barbour, will share their exciting work in preventing readmissions.
Slides: Readmissions – Jackie Conrad
Handout – ASPIRE tool 2 – Jackie Conrad
Handout – Readmission Worksheet – Jackie Conrad
Slides: Care Transitions, Readmissions – Cathy Munn
Slides: Care Transitions, Readmissions – Kelly Benson
Handout –BMCS – CHF Discharge checklist
Handout – BMCSCHF discharge orders for Home Health
Handout – BMCSCHF discharge orders for SNF
Handout – BMCS – Heart Failure Zones
Handout – Medical Center Barbour – Daily Huddle Sheet
Handout – Medical Center Barbour – Managing Blood Pressure booklet
Handout – Medical Center Barbour – Readmission Interview Tool
Handout – Medical Center Barbour – photo of readmission bag

12:15 – 1:00 Lunch (BD MedMined Services break out session in Bronze room)

1:00 – 1:45 Antibiotic Stewardship in Acute Care – Blurred Boundaries, but Ripe for Quality Engagement – In light of standards, what is your hospital doing to be proactive vs. reactive? Scott K. Fridkin, MD, Emory School of Medicine
Slides: Antibiotic Stewardship in Acute Care

1:45 – 2:15 New Drugs for Treating Bad Bugs – Statewide Antimicrobial Resistance Trends – Felicia Matthews, Pharm.D, BD MedMined Services, will provide information on the latest antibiogram.
Slides: Statewide Antibiogram Powerpoints
Handout – AHQI Antibiogram 2016

2:15 – 2:45 Mitigating Ligature Risks – Debra McGuire, MSN, RN, Executive Director Psychiatric Services for Brookwood Baptist Health System, will share how her system has worked to ensure safety in both the hospitals’ emergency departments and on the behavioral health units.
Slides: Mitigating Ligature Risk – Brookwood Health

2:45 – 3:00 Wrap Up and Adjourn – Keith Granger, CHS Regional President and Market CEO for Alabama

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

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.

Dress: Business attire

Accommodations: Fairfield Inn & Suites, Birmingham Pelham I-65 Click to reserve a room by March 20, in the Quality Forum block for $95. Rate window is open for two nights. Hotel address is: 230 Cahaba Valley Road, Pelham, AL 35124

Directions to meeting sitePelham Civic Center 500 Amphitheater Road Pelham, AL 35124
Conference rooms for the main meeting are Emerald, Gold and Silver. The Bronze room is designated as the breakout room for the physician breakfast and BD MedMined Services lunch session.

Parking: Facility is next door to the Oak Mt. Amphitheater. There is plenty of parking at no cost.

Continuing Education: The Alabama Hospital Association will offer continuing education credits from the following organizations: American College of Healthcare Executives, Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy, Alabama Board of Social Work Examiners, and Alabama Nursing Home Administrators
Alabama Board of Nursing CEUs will be offered through AQAF

CMEs for physicians and CPEs for pharmacists will be offered through St. Vincent’s Health System:
Physicians: St. Vincent’s Health System is accredited by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama to provide continuing medical education for Physicians.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint provider ship of St. Vincent’s Health System and 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 Designation Statement: The St. Vincent’s Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.35 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacists: The St. Vincent’s Health system is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Completion of this knowledge-based activity provides for 5.35 contact hour (0.535 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit.
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, the speaker for this course have been asked to disclose to participants the existence of any financial interest and/or relationship(s) (e.g., paid speaker, employee, paid consultant on a board and/or committee for a commercial company) that would potentially affect the objectivity of his/her presentation or whose products or services may be mentioned during their presentation. STVHS has selected all faculty participating in this activity. It is the policy of STVHS that all CME/CE planning committees, faculty, authors, editors, and staff disclose relationships with commercial interests upon nomination or invitation of participation. Disclosure documents are reviewed for potential conflicts of interest and if relevant, they are resolved prior to confirmation of participation. Only those participants who have no conflict of interest or who agreed to an identified resolution process prior to their participation were involved in this activity.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORT: No commercial support was received for this CME/CE activity