AQAF Events

Quality Forum 10/16/2018

Tuesday, 16th October 2018 8:00 am

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7:00 – 8:30 Physician Breakfast – (Bronze room) This physician-only event will include breakfast and peer-to-peer discussion on two issues: appropriate imaging and appropriate prescribing of opioids.

8:00 – 8:30 Registration

8:30 – 8:45 Welcome – Owen Bailey, Alabama Hospital Association Chairman and CEO of USA Health
(Emerald, Gold, & Silver rooms)

8:45 – 9:15 Updates on CMS Quality Reporting for Hospitals and Physicians – Akin Demehin, MPH, Director of Policy, American Hospital Association, will share the latest quality reporting requirements from the Medicare inpatient and outpatient final rules.
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9:15 – 10:45 Understanding Star Ratings and Learning How to Improve on Claims-based Measures – AlaHA’s Quality Task Force has dedicated several months to uncovering opportunities to improve Hospital Star Ratings. These tips will be shared by two hospital representatives, along with an overview from Akin Demehin on the methodology behind the ratings.
Hospital Speakers: Stefanie Ledbetter, RN, BSN, MSHI, Business Analytics, Clinical Decision Support, Clinical Documentation Integrity, EAMC, and Amy Butler, RN, BSN, CPHRM, Chief Quality Officer, Flowers Hospital.
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10:45 – 11:30 Appropriate Imaging – Jim Duncan, MD, PhD, FSIR, Professor of Radiology, Vice Chair for Quality and Safety Washington University School of Medicine will share ways hospitals can ensure appropriate imaging and avoid undue exposure to radiation, measures now being reported on Hospital Compare.
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11:30-12:15 Lunch (BD/MedMined Services break out session in Bronze room)

12:15 – 1:00 Impacting Opioid Misuse : A Team-Based Approach to Combatting the Opioid Epidemic – This session will feature lessons learned from hospitals and from the AlaHA Opioid Task Force on ways to ensure appropriate prescribing of opioids. Two members of the task force will be presenting:
Role of the physician – Randy Stewart, MD, ED Director and Hospitalist, Marshall Medical Centers
Roles of pharmacists – Elise A. Dasinger, PharmD, MHA, VA Quality Scholars Fellow, Birmingham VA Medical Center & UAB
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1:00 – 1:45 Antimicrobial Stewardship: Best Practices and New Opportunities – Kalvin Yu, MD, Medical Director MedMined Services,BD Digital Health
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1:45 – 2:30 Improve Care and Patient Satisfaction by Understanding Patient Populations – Deborah Grimes, RN, JD, MSHQS, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, UAB, and Mary Coleman Dobbins, Patient Experience and Engagement (OPXE) Analyst, MPH, will share her work in exploring the differences in patient populations and developing processes to meet the varying needs to improve care and quality measure scores.
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2:30 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: Click here to register for the forum or go to http://www.aqaf.com and click on “News and Events” and then “Events Calendar.” Physicians, click this link to register for the physician-only breakfast. There is no charge for either registration.

Dress: Business attire

Accommodations: Hampton Inn & Suites, Birmingham-Pelham (I-65) Click Here to reserve a room in the AlaHA discount block for $95, deadline is October 1. Click here for directions to the hotel (232 Cahaba Valley Road, Pelham, AL 35124).

Directions to meeting site – Pelham Civic Center 500 Amphitheater Road Pelham, AL 35124
Free WiFi will be available.

Parking: Facility is next door to the Oak Mt. Amphitheater, with plenty of free parking.

Continuing Education:

Alabama Board of Nursing CEUs will be offered through AQAF.

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, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Alabama Nursing Home Administrators.

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

Credit Designation: (CME and Pharmacy)
In support of improving patient care, Ascension/St. Vincent’s Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 4.0 IPCE credits for learning and change.

Faculty/Course Director/Planners: 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