Event Descriptions

STRIVE Onboarding Webinar 1 - June 8, 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT

 Hospitals participating in STRIVE, a 12-month program for hospitals interested in improving general infection and control practices will participate in four onboarding webinars.  The link to join the webinars have been emailed to participants.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Topic:  Program overview – goals and how to implement the program

Onboarding 1 outlines the impetus for the STRIVE program, explains the benefits and requirements of program participation and describes how partnerships and collaboration can help reduce HAIs.

Remaining onboarding schedule:
Each virtual session will begin at 11:00 a.m. CT
#2 -- June 22
#3 -- July 6
#4 -- July 20

Kansas PFAC Collaborative Training Session #2 - June 19, 2017

Monday, June 19, 2017
1:00 to 2:30 p.m. CT

This learning event is limited to the KHC HIIN hospitals participating in Cohort 4 of the Kansas PFAC Collaborative.  For registration information, visit the Collaborative’s private PFAC page here or contact KHC at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

STRIVE Onboarding Webinar 2 - June 22, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT

 Hospitals participating in STRIVE, a 12-month program for hospitals interested in improving general infection and control practices will participate in four onboarding webinars.  The link to join the webinars have been emailed to participants.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Topic:  Using ICAR/PCA results to tailor each hospital’s educational experience

Onboarding 2 is designed to help participants understand the CDC’s ICAR approach to infection prevention and how this assessment along with tracking outcome and process data can be used to drive change.

Remaining onboarding schedule:
Each virtual session will begin at 11:00 a.m. CT
#3 -- July 6
#4 -- July 20

South Central HIINergy Virtual Event

Transforming Cultures for Safety

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. CT

Effective communication is essential for a culture of safety.  Hospitals in the KHC HIIN are invited to join your peers regionally as we hear an informative overview of best practice from Betsy Lee, MSPH, BSN, RN, a Culture of Safety content expert from Cynosure Health.  We also will learn implementation strategies from two very different organizations in Texas, one a small rural hospital and the other a large five-hospital system. Specific practices will include: Bedside Report, Safety Huddles and more!

We hope you will join us.  Register today!
Click here to register.

KHC HIIN Webinar - June 28, 2017

June 28, 2017
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. CT

Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network will come together for a virtual meeting on June 28 at 10:00 a.m. CT.  This month’s webinar will feature peer-to-peer sharing by Coffeyville Regional Medical Center, a 47-bed non-profit hospital in southeast Kansas.  Abby Lickteig, quality improvement nurse, will share insights to their award-winning quality program, plus share their new “GEMBA” dashboards that appear to be successful in driving change within their organization.

In addition, KHC staff will provide HIIN program updates, updates on the hospital HIIN data reports and current progress toward HIIN goals.  We hope you will join us!

Link to register:  https://khconline.adobeconnect.com/khc-hiin-062817/event/registration.html

Presentation handout (pdf)

KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Webinar - July

KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Webinar
July 7, 2017
Session #1

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

Webinar handout (PDF)

KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Webinar - October

KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Webinar
Session #2

RESCHEDULED TO:  Friday, October 13, 2017
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 have been emailed to enrolled participants.

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

STRIVE Onboarding Webinar 3 - July 6, 2017

Thursday, July 6, 2017
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT

Hospitals participating in STRIVE, a 12-month program for hospitals interested in improving general infection and control practices will participate in four onboarding webinars.  The link to join the webinars have been emailed to participants.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Topic:  Using program tools and resources

Onboarding 3 will help participants identify how to navigate through the eLearning platform, on-demand educational courses, and project website. This webinar highlights various tools and resources available to participating hospitals.

Remaining onboarding schedule:
Each virtual session will begin at 11:00 a.m. CT
#4 -- July 20

KHC HIIN Webinar - August 23, 2017

Focus on Readmissions
August 23, 2017
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. CT

Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network will come together for a virtual meeting on August 23 at 10:00 a.m. CT.

Our special guest presenter will be a readmissions subject matter expert, Pat Teske, implementation officer, Cynosure Health.  We will discuss the HIIN Readmissions Challenge, which is now underway through September. We also will hear from Kansas hospitals about how they are implementing this short challenge and what insights they have gained so far from their patient interviews.  In addition, Pat will provide simple methods for analyzing your readmissions data, relate change ideas for targeted areas, and more!  Pat also will share helpful resources, such as the new Readmissions Trail Guide, which HRET released last week.  We also will discuss progress to date in achieving Milestone 5 and the HIIN’s 20/12 goals.

HRET HIINovation Roadshow - November 14, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Courtyard Marriott
3020 Riffel Dr.
Salina, KS

The HRET HIINovation Roadshow will bring a day-long workshop with national faculty to central Kansas!  

This workshop, conducted by the Health Research & Educational Trust, will be customized to meet the needs of hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN).  It will be highly interactive and focused on experiential learning. 

Attendees will have ample opportunity for peer-to-peer sharing and developing skills that can be applied to on-going improvement projects, with the goal of reducing all-cause in-patient harm.

The agenda will be available soon.

For more information, contact Michele Clark at KHC, 785-235-0763 ext.1321.

STRIVE Onboarding Webinar 4 - July 20, 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT

Hospitals participating in STRIVE, a 12-month program for hospitals interested in improving general infection and control practices will participate in four onboarding webinars.  The link to join the webinars have been emailed to participants.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Topic:  Team formation – engaging and leading team members

Onboarding 4 discusses the necessity of having multidisciplinary teams lead infection prevention initiatives, as one individual or department cannot do the work alone. This webinar will share how to apply team-building principles, recommend individuals to include on the core implementation team and identify how state organizations can be partners in infection prevention.

KHC HIIN South Central HIINergy Partnership Webinar

The Next Frontier: Health Care Disparities
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. CT

We will discuss the impact of health disparities on quality of care, health outcomes and overall cost of care.  Jackie Conrad, RN, BS, MBA, RCC, improvement advisor from Cynosure Health, will lead an exploration of equity and diversity.

Representatives of Kearny County Hospital, a critical access hospital in southwest Kansas, will highlight their efforts to improve the community capacity to address health equity issues through innovative approaches and partnerships.

The South Central HIINergy Partners is a group of six geographically proximal state hospital associations (Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas).  We have partnered together to create synergy and an enriched virtual learning experience for our participating HRET HIIN hospitals. 

We are working together with shared aims in achieving a 20 percent reduction in all-cause harms and a 12 percent reduction in all-cause readmissions.

The regional South Central HIINergy Partners events will take place bi-monthly on the fourth Wednesday of each month (January through September) 2017.  

 

Kansas PTN Annual Learning Event 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Rolling Hills Zoo/Conference Center
625 N. Hedville
Salina, KS

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The Kansas PTN Annual Learning Event is a one-day program available at no charge for participating practices of Kansas PTN and is approved for Continuing Education Credits. 

The event features practice transformation stories from local Kansas practices, including Coffeyville Regional Medical Center, WesleyCare Family Medicine, and Family Health Care Clinic of Lindsborg.

Special presentations will be hosted by nationally recognized speakers, including Tom Evans, MD, President and CEO, Compass Practice Transformation Network; Justin Moore, MD, Health ICT; Patricia Meier, MD Regional Director, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and Kady Reese, MPH, CPHQ, Compass Practice Transformation Network. Additional presentations will feature Eric Cook-Wiens, Data and Measurement Manager, Kansas Healthcare Collaborative; and KHC's team of Quality Improvement Advisors.

We welcome all members of the health care team eager to focus on the quality of care their organization provides to patients.  This may include providers, nurses, group practice administrators, practice managers, quality improvement managers, and information and technology support staff.

Lunch is included with your registration.

If you are not a participating member of Kansas PTN but would like more information, contact Rosanne Rutkowski, 785-235-0763, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click here to see the program brochure (pdf).

Click here to register.
Registration is open until October 5.

 

 

Kansas PFAC Collaborative Training Session #3 - September 11, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017
1:00 to 2:30 p.m. CT

The Kansas PFAC Collaborative will hold its third virtual learning session from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 11. The sessions promote peer-to-peer sharing, resources and tools in support of attaining higher levels of patient satisfaction and outcomes through development of effective programs to engage patients and families as advisors.  Registration information has been distributed to participating hospitals through the Kansas PFAC Collaborative’s listserv.

Register here.

Presentation handout  (pdf)

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

STRIVE Learning Action Forum (LAF)

Thursday, October 19, 2017
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT
(Cohort 4)

Maximizing and Prioritizing Infection Prevention Efforts

Learning Action Forums (LAF) will allow hospital teams to learn from one another and from national infection prevention experts. These webinars will build on the content of the recently released on-demand educational courses. LAFs are discussion-based and interactive, so come prepared with your questions, concerns and ideas.

For more information, contact Chuck Duffield, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KHC HIIN South Central HIINergy Partnership Webinar

November 15, 2017
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. CT
Sepsis

The South Central HINNergy Partners is a group of six geographically proximal state hospital associations (Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas).  We have partnered together to create synergy and an enriched virtual learning experience for our participating HRET HIIN hospitals.  We are working together with shared aims in achieving a 20% reduction in all-cause harms and a 12% reduction in all-cause readmissions.

The regional South Central HIINergy Partners events will take place bi-monthly on the fourth Wednesday of each month, beginning in January 2017.

Registration and information coming soon.

KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Webinar - January 2018

KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Webinar
January 5, 2018
Session #3
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.

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.

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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