Event Descriptions

KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network

Sepsis Champion Workshop
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Four Points by Sheraton
530 Richards Dr.
Manhattan, KS

This one-day workshop is offered free of charge to Kansas hospital sepsis prevention teams and individuals.  This workshop will build upon previous educational events to continue advancing knowledge for sepsis prevention, early recognition and effective treatment. This course and content is provided by physician-led faculty at Wesley Healthcare, along with a sepsis improvement advisor from Cynosure Health.

Topics include:

  • Why focus on sepsis?
  • Sepsis pathophysiology
  • Procalcitonin and antimicrobial stewardship
  • Pediatric sepsis
  • Transfer optimization
  • Effective nurse/physician communication
  • Effective patient, family and community communication
  • Preventing sepsis readmissions
  • Process improvement, organizational change
  • Next steps

Continuing education will be available.  The agenda will be available soon. 

Hotel Reservations
If you need overnight accommodations for Tuesday night, June 26, KHC has arranged for a block of discounted rooms at $95 per night plus tax.  To make a hotel reservation, dial (785) 539-5311 and ask to be transferred to the in-house sales office. They will be happy to assist you in making your reservation. Ask for the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative room block. Please reserve any hotel rooms by 5 p.m., June 5.  Breakfast is included.

Travel Expense Reimbursement
KHC may have limited funds available to defray travel expense for hospitals participating in the KHC HIIN. Details will be provided with the information released soon.

Questions?
Contact the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative at 785-235-0763 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Clinical Health Coach Training - Last Day to Register

The last day to register for the next Clinical Health Coach Training Online Program is Friday, September 28, 2018.
Click here to download the initial training agreement (pdf).

The Compass Practice Transformation Network (PTN) is pleased to offer online Clinical Health Coach training to staff members employed by practices participating in the Compass PTN. The training will be provided by the Iowa Chronic Care Consortium through their Clinical Health Coach Training Online (CHCTO) Program.

 

 

To register for the Clinical Health Coach Training Online Program, complete and submit the initial training agreement by Friday, September 28, 2018. Click here to download (pdf).

Integration of a Clinical Pharmacist into Primary Care (Navigation Series)

Compass PTN Navigation Series
Integration of a Clinical Pharmacist into Primary Care
Wednesday, July 11, 11:30 - 12:30 P.M. CST

Join Kansas Pharmacist Nathan Wiehl as he discusses the role a pharmacist can play on primary care teams to improve health outcomes of patients with diabetes. Nathan Wiehl graduating from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. In 2015, he received his BC-ADM credential as a board certified advanced diabetes manager and is currently serving a the director of clinical pharmacy and diabetes educator for the AuBurn Pharmacists, an independently owned chain of retail and long-term care pharmacies in Eastern Kansas and Western Missouri. Over the course of his 11 years at AuBurn Pharmacy, he has grown a diabetes program offering at the Garnett location that includes testing supplies, meter downloads, free education classes, diabetic footwear, insulin pump training, continuous glucose monitor training, insulin pump supplies and CGM supplies. IN addition to his work at AuBurn Pharmacy, Nathan provides contract pharmacy services to Anderson County Hospital where he fulfills basic pharmacy services and collaborates with endocrinologists and primary care physicians through his continuous glucose monitoring clinic.

Nursing contact hours are available through the IHA Iowa Board of Nursing.

Webinar Flyer

Click here to register.

Effectively Utilizing a Certified Diabetic Educator (Navigation Series)

Compass PTN Navigation Series
Effectively Utilizing a Certified Diabetic Educator
Tuesday, June 12, 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. CST

Join Certified Diabetes Educator and registered dietitian Kare Roose, RD, LD, CDE, as she discusses how a diabetic educator can assist in prioritizing the management of diabetic care, integrate lifestyle education into home care, and available resources for patients with diabetes. Karen Roos, RD, LD, CDE, graduated from Iowa State University in dietetics and became a registered dietitian in 2008. In 2011 she obtained Certified Diabetes Educator status.  She currently works as the program director and RD, CDE for an ADA certified diabetes center for Mercy Clinics in Des Moines. She provides a variety of services including diabetes self-management training, personal nutrition counseling, group classes and support meetings and also assists with continuous glucose monitor and insulin pump management.

Nursing contact hours are available through the IHA Iowa Board of Nursing.

Webinar Flyer

Click here to register.

Health Coaching Improvement Workshop (Wichita)

In-Person Event
Wednesday, June 13, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wichita Marriott
Wichita, KS
Click here to register - due June 5.

Kansas Healthcare Collaborative and the Compass Practice Transformation Network (PTN) in partnership with the Iowa Chronic Care Consortium, are pleased to offer a one-day live Health Coaching Improvement Workshop. This workshop will be led onsite by two fantastic clinical health coaches – one of which is a highly skilled Motivational Interviewing Network Trainer (MINT). The content of these workshops will complement the information provided in the clinical health coach training online and will include:

  • Discussion on how to improve motivational interviewing skills.
  • Skills practice in health coaching.
  • Live coaching conversation demonstrations.
  • Guided practice and peer/faculty feedback through coaching triads.
  • Additional tips and strategies to earning a Certificate of Competency in Clinical Health Coaching

Registration is free for:

  • Staff members who have completed or are in the process of completing the Clinical Health Coach Training Online offered by Compass PTN.
  • Health coaches who have gone through health coach training in the past with the Iowa Chronic Care Consortium and would like to refresh and practice their skills.

To participate in these workshops, you must be employed by an organization enrolled in Compass PTN. This will be an enjoyable day and a great opportunity to network with other health coaches. Lunch will be provided. Questions? Please contact Lori Galioto at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (515)283-9379.

Click here to register - due June 5.

 

 

Health Coaching Improvement Workshop (Topeka)

In-Person Event
Tuesday, June 12, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Kansas Healthcare Collaborative
Topeka, KS
Click here to register -  due June 5.

Kansas Healthcare Collaborative and the Compass Practice Transformation Network (PTN) in partnership with the Iowa Chronic Care Consortium, are pleased to offer a one-day live Health Coaching Improvement Workshop. This workshop will be led onsite by two fantastic clinical health coaches – one of which is a highly skilled Motivational Interviewing Network Trainer (MINT). The content of these workshops will complement the information provided in the clinical health coach training online and will include:

  • Discussion on how to improve motivational interviewing skills.
  • Skills practice in health coaching.
  • Live coaching conversation demonstrations.
  • Guided practice and peer/faculty feedback through coaching triads.
  • Additional tips and strategies to earning a Certificate of Competency in Clinical Health Coaching

Registration is free for:

  • Staff members who have completed or are in the process of completing the Clinical Health Coach Training Online offered by Compass PTN.
  • Health coaches who have gone through health coach training in the past with the Iowa Chronic Care Consortium and would like to refresh and practice their skills.

To participate in these workshops, you must be employed by an organization enrolled in Compass PTN. This will be an enjoyable day and a great opportunity to network with other health coaches. Lunch will be provided. Questions? Please contact Lori Galioto at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (515) 283-9379.

Click here to register -  due June 5.

Navigation Series Project Wrap Up

Navigation Series
Project Wrap Up
Thursday, August 23, 12:00-1:00PM

Join the Compass PTN for a final, joint webinar of the Navigation Series: a sequence of educational initiatives focused on NQF 0083: Heart Failure (HF): Beta-blocker Therapy for LVSD and on NQF 0059 Diabetes: Hemoglobin A1C Control.

Click here to register.

Palliative Care and Heart Failure: Critical Conversations That Always Succeed (Navigation Series)

Compass PTN Navigation Series
Palliative Care and Heart Failure: Critical Conversations That Always Succeed
Thursday, July 26, 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. CST

Patients are at the center of care. Engaging them and their family members in determining their care prior to an emergency is best. This allows for rational, informed and conducive shared decision making for the future. Join Dr. Tom Mouser, board certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine, in a discussion summarizing palliative care, advanced care planning, and the importance of share decision making.

Nursing contact hours will be awarded for this webinar by IHA Iowa Board of Nursing.

Webinar Flyer

Click here to register.

Self-Management and Resources for Heart Failure (Navigation Series)

Compass PTN Navigation Series
Self-Management and Resources for Heart Failure
Thursday, June 21, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CST

Join Preeti Kolankarai, senior patient engagement manager at the American Heart Association, and Aimee Rodriguez-Zepeda, CHF ambassador, in a joint presentation discussing the beneficial resources for patients and clinics for self-management.

Webinar Flyer

Click here to register.

KHC HIIN Webinar - May 23

May 23, 2018
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0:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT

Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are encouraged to attend a virtual meeting on May 23, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. CT.  The monthly meetings provide direct access to subject matter experts, peer-to-peer sharing and KHC HIIN project leaders. This also is a good opportunity to stay in-the-know about the project, progress to date, resources and opportunities in quality and patient safety.

We are pleased to announce that Steve Tremain, MD, physician improvement advisor with Cynosure Health, will be our guest presenter for this month's HIIN meeting. We will focus on transparency, training, board engagement and truth telling.  We will discuss how to share data -- and stories -- with your leadership and the board.

 

KHC HIIN Webinar - April 25

April 25, 2018 
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT

Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network will come together for a virtual meeting at 10:00 a.m. CT, Wednesday, April 25.

 

Topic:  "Building skill and will at the bedside"
Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers/Injuries

Please join KHC and your peers, along with Jackie Conrad, RN, BS, MBA, RCC, an improvement advisor for Cynosure Health, in a conversation about preventing hospital-acquired pressure ulcers/injuries.  In addition to information about prevalence studies and their value, Jackie will discuss strategies to engage and energize much-needed champions, as well as share ideas for building front line staff skills in preventing and managing pressure ulcers.

In February, more than 50 front-line clinicians from hospitals across the state attended a KHC HIIN Wound Assessment Course, which received outstanding reviews by the participants.  We have invited participants to share a few highlights or  "pearls" of knowledge they took back to implement in their facilities.

Jackie also will share case studies and creative things that hospitals across the country are doing to address HAPU/I prevention -- from the first week of staff orientation to ongoing clinical education. Valuable online resources also will be shared.

We invite you to include your chief nursing officers, nurse managers and your wound care specialists in this special learning event.

The KHC team also will provide updates on progress to date in the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN), upcoming events and opportunities.

 

 

 

High Value Care Coordination Webinar Series (June)

American College of Physicians / Compass PTN Webinar Series
June 15, 2018
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Add this meeting to your calendar.

Join the American College of Physicians and your Compass Practice Transformation Network for a special webinar series giving PTN practices the tools and resources for high-value, care coordination between primary care, specialty care, and community resources.

When it's time, click here to join the meeting.

Call: 1-877-419-8419
Conference Code: 581 974 0900
Meeting ID: 640 067 930

Can't join the meeting?

High Value Care Coordination Webinar Series (May)

American College of Physicians / Compass PTN Webinar Series
May 21, 2018
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Add this meeting to your calendar.

Join the American College of Physicians and your Compass Practice Transformation Network for a special webinar series giving PTN practices the tools and resources for high-value, care coordination between primary care, specialty care, and community resources.

When it's time, click here to join the meeting.

Call: 1-877-419-8419
Conference Code: 581 974 0900
Meeting ID: 642 857 456

Can't join the meeting?

Kansas Community Health Worker Symposium

Community Event
Wichita State University, Rhatigan Student Center
June 14, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT

More details to come. Click here to view the Save-The-Date (PDF).

Kansas Workshop: Hospital Antimicrobial Stewardship

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Join us for a team-based, antimicrobial stewardship program-building workshop.

When:
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Workshop location:
Four Points by Sheraton
530 Richards Dr.
Manhattan, KS

Room reservations
If you need overnight accommodations for the night of May 14, please reserve your room at the Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan.  To make hotel reservations, dial (785) 539-5311. The KHC room block has now expired.

Travel Scholarships
Hospitals may apply for travel scholarships to defray mileage and provide hotel reimbursement for up to three rooms per hospital. Scholarships are limited.

Questions?
Contact the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative at 785-235-0763 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kansas PFAC Collaborative Workshop – Great Bend

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Perkins Restaurant
Great Bend, KS

This one-day training session is for all Kansas hospital teams participating in the 2018 Kansas PFA/PFAC Collaborative (cohort 4) offered through the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN).

An identical workshop will be held in Topeka, Kansas, on March 14.

  • Agenda (pdf)
  • Online registration has closed.  For assistance, contact Alyssa Miller at KHC, 785-235-0763 x1330 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kansas PFAC Collaborative Workshop - Topeka

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
KMS/KaMMCO Conference Center
623 SW 10th Ave.
Topeka, KS

This one-day training session is for Kansas hospital teams located on the eastern half of the state participating in the 2018 Kansas PFA/PFAC Collaborative (cohort 4) offered through the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN).

An identical workshop will be held in Great Bend, Kansas, on March 15.

  • Agenda (pdf)
  • Online registration has closed.  For assistance, contact Alyssa Miller at KHC, 785-235-0763 x1330 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

KHC HIIN Wound Assessment Seminar

February 8-9, 2018
HaysMed
Hadley Conference Center
2220 Canterbury Dr.
Hays, KS

From the novice to the well-seasoned veteran, this 1.5-day Wound Assessment Seminar for hospitals in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network will advance clinical skills and knowledge for front-line health care professionals.

Day 1 will provide a step-by-step approach for conducting the perfect wound assessment.  This includes tissue types, wound etiologies and pressure ulcer staging.  Day 2 will introduce new international pressure ulcer guidelines and recommendations for pressure ulcer prevention and treatment, including the “how to” for implementing guidelines within your facility.

Training will be provided by The Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI®).  WCEI educational programs include comprehensive courses in skin and wound management, diabetic wound management and ostomy management.  Continuing education programs offered through webinars, seminars and national conference support the standards of care necessary for improved patient outcomes.

Continuing education will be available for nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists.

Update (2/6/2018):  Online registration is now closed.  For information, contact Chuck Duffield at KHC, 785-235-0763 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KHC HIIN Webinar

March 28, 2018 
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT

Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network will come together for a virtual meeting on March 28, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. CT.

Topic:

Post-Fall Management:  Getting to Types of Falls, Repeat Falls and Determining Preventability

All organizations strive for falls to be “never events” in healthcare.  However,  falls remain among the top adverse events patients experience in our care.

Please join Pat Quigley, PhD, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP, for a conversation about getting to causes of injury when patients fall in our care.  Dr. Quigley will share a redesigned Post-Fall Huddle Process and Form to help clinicians discover the sources of injuries so that organizations can plan and implement protective interventions.

During this session,  participants will appreciate the role of a post-fall huddle as a group consensus approach to determine immediate/root cause of the fall.  Dr. Quigley will provide tools for post-fall assessment, case studies for application, and resources to determine preventability. She will also outline a program evaluation model to determine post-fall huddle program effectiveness.

 

 

KHC HIIN Webinar

February 28, 2018
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT

Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network will come together for a virtual meeting on February 28, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. CT.

Participants will explore approaches to developing patient and family advisory programs for their hospitals.  Allison Chrestensen, principal patient and family engagement consultant, Tandem Healthcare Solutions, will discuss concepts related to culture, leadership and resources, as well as share information about the 2018 break-through Collaborative now starting through the KHC HIIN.

The recording will be posted in the KHC HIIN Educational archive by Friday, March 2.

KHC Leadership in Quality Award - Call for Nominations

We invite you to submit nominations to the 2018 KHC Leadership in Quality Award, presented by the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative.

The 10th annual KHC Leadership in Quality Award will be presented at the 2018 Summit on Quality, May 4 in Wichita. The nomination deadline is Friday, January 5, 2018.

All Kansas health care providers and organizations are eligible for the KHC Leadership in Quality Award.

The award is presented annually to recognize leadership and innovation in quality improvement and patient safety.

$5,000 will be presented to the grand prize winner, thanks to the generous sponsorship of KaMMCO (Kansas Medical Mutual Insurance Company) Foundation. Our partner, the KaMMCO Foundation, is an ardent supporter of initiatives that improve patient safety, reduce risk of harm and focus on the patient as the center of care.

More information and Nomination Forms are available here.

If you have questions, contact Toni Dixon, KHC Communications Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. or (785) 231-1322.

Kansas STRIVE Meeting

March 7, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
2098 Airport Road
Wichita, KS

The Kansas STRIVE learning event is conducted by KHC, KDHE, KFMC and the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) for the 21 Kansas hospital teams participating in the STRIVE (States Targeting Reduction in Infections via Engagement) project.

Questions?  Contact Chuck Duffield, KHC, at (785) 235-0763 x1327.

KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Webinar April 2018

KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Webinar
April 6, 2018
Session #4
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT

The KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Collaborative features one-hour virtual meetings for participating Kansas hospitals. The quarterly sessions promote peer-to-peer sharing, resources and tools in support of strengthening hand hygiene adherence and practices. The link to join the webinar will be mailed to enrolled participants.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

2018 Summit on Quality

May 4, 2018
Hyatt Regency Wichita
Wichita, Kansas

The 10th Annual Summit on Quality is presented by Kansas Healthcare Collaborative and Kansas Foundation for Medical Care.  Online registration has closed.  Walk-in registrations will be accepted.

Join us and your colleagues for our one-day health care quality educational summit in Wichita on Friday, May 4.  Two national keynote presenters, four breakout sessions and numerous poster presentations will be available.  In addition, the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative will present its 2018 Leadership in Quality Award, sponsored by the KaMMCO Foundation, during the luncheon.

Keynote Presentations

Szymczak

Toward a More "Human Stewardship: The Sociology of Antimicrobial Prescribing

Julia Szymczak, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, Division of Infectious Diseases, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

SomaStout

Pathways to Population and Community Health

Somova Stout, MD, MS, vice president, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; executive lead, 100 Million Healthier Lives

 

Hotel Accommodations

The Summit on Quality will be held this year at the Hyatt Regency Wichita, 400 N. Waterman St.  Make your reservation by calling (316) 293-1234. The Summit on Quality room block cutoff date was April 11, 2018.

 

KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Webinar - August 2018

KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Webinar
August 3, 2018
Session #5
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT

The KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Collaborative features one-hour virtual meetings for participating Kansas hospitals. The quarterly sessions promote peer-to-peer sharing, resources and tools in support of strengthening hand hygiene adherence and practices. The link to join the webinar will be mailed to enrolled participants.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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