Event Descriptions

KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Webinar


November 1, 2019
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 registration link for this webinar has been shared with Cohort 2 participants on the KHC HIIN "SOAP UP" listserv.  For information about this webinar, contact Chuck Duffield, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Barb DeBaun CynosureHealthOur faculty for the collaborative is Barb DeBaun, RN, MSN, CIC, improvement advisor for Cynosure Health.  Barb is a reknowned and familiar leader in infection prevention nationwide, such her work with hospitals participating in the AHA/HRET Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN).  She conducts performance improvement training, infection prevention program support, and much more.  Barb is an active member of APIC and served two years on the APIC board of directors.  She also served as APIC's liaison to the CDC's Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee.

 

About the KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Collaborative

In May 2019, KHC launched a second cohort of the KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene collaborative to help hospitals track and improve hand hygiene.  Education, coaching, peer-to-peer collaboration, an online toolkit, list-serv, and comparative data reports are offered to help hospitals improve clinical practices and care processes.  In addition, with HIIN funding and in partnership with Qualaris Healthcare Solutions, KHC is able to offer a easy-to-use mobile software tool for each participating hospital to use at no cost for capturing real-time data for hand hygiene observations.

For additional details, visit the KHC website at www.khconline.org/initiatives/hiin/hand-hygiene-collaborative.

 

KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Webinar


November 1, 2019
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 registration link for this webinar has been shared with Cohort 2 participants on the KHC HIIN "SOAP UP" listserv.  For information about this webinar or the next Cohort 2 webinar (to be held Feb. 7), contact Chuck Duffield, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Barb DeBaun CynosureHealthOur faculty for the collaborative is Barb DeBaun, RN, MSN, CIC, improvement advisor for Cynosure Health.  Barb is a reknowned and familiar leader in infection prevention nationwide, such her work with hospitals participating in the AHA/HRET Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN).  She conducts performance improvement training, infection prevention program support, and much more.  Barb is an active member of APIC and served two years on the APIC board of directors.  She also served as APIC's liaison to the CDC's Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee.

 

About the KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Collaborative

In May 2019, KHC launched a second cohort of the KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene collaborative to help hospitals track and improve hand hygiene.  Education, coaching, peer-to-peer collaboration, an online toolkit, list-serv, and comparative data reports are offered to help hospitals improve clinical practices and care processes.  In addition, with HIIN funding and in partnership with Qualaris Healthcare Solutions, KHC is able to offer a easy-to-use mobile software tool for each participating hospital to use at no cost for capturing real-time data for hand hygiene observations.

For additional details, visit the KHC website at www.khconline.org/initiatives/hiin/hand-hygiene-collaborative.

 

KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Webinar


August 16, 2019
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 registration link for this webinar has been shared with Cohort 2 participants on the KHC HIIN "SOAP UP" listserv.  For information about this webinar or future Cohort 2 webinars (to be held Nov. 1 and Feb. 7), contact Chuck Duffield, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Barb DeBaun CynosureHealthOur faculty for the collaborative is Barb DeBaun, RN, MSN, CIC, improvement advisor for Cynosure Health.  Barb is a reknowned and familiar leader in infection prevention nationwide, such her work with hospitals participating in the AHA/HRET Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN).  She conducts performance improvement training, infection prevention program support, and much more.  Barb is an active member of APIC and served two years on the APIC board of directors.  She also served as APIC's liaison to the CDC's Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee.

 

About the KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Collaborative

In May 2019, KHC launched a second cohort of the KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene collaborative to help hospitals track and improve hand hygiene.  Education, coaching, peer-to-peer collaboration, an online toolkit, list-serv, and comparative data reports are offered to help hospitals improve clinical practices and care processes.  In addition, with HIIN funding and in partnership with Qualaris Healthcare Solutions, KHC is able to offer a easy-to-use mobile software tool for each participating hospital to use at no cost for capturing real-time data for hand hygiene observations.

For additional details, visit the KHC website at www.khconline.org/initiatives/hiin/hand-hygiene-collaborative.

 

KHC HIIN Webinar - September 25

September 25, 2019
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT

Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are encouraged to attend our monthly virtual meetings, usually held the fourth Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m. CT.  This month's event will take place Wednesday, September 25, 2019.

Monthly KHC HIIN 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.

KHC HIIN Webinar - August 28

August 28, 2019
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT

Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are encouraged to attend our monthly virtual meetings, usually held the fourth Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m. CT.  This month's event will take place Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

Monthly KHC HIIN 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.

KHC HIIN Webinar - July 24

July 24, 2019
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT

Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are encouraged to attend our monthly virtual meetings, usually held the fourth Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m. CT.

Tara Bristol RouseTara Bristol RouseThis month, our featured topic is "Beyond the Metrics:  Implementing PFE Strategies that Improve Quality and Safety."  Special guest will be Tara Bristol Rouse, a patient and family engagement project consultant for the American Hospital Association Center for Health Innovation. Tara supports PFE strategy and provides technical assistance and subject matter expertise to the Health Research & Educational Trust HIIN.  During this presentation, we will briefly review the HIIN PFE metrics, discuss ideas and alternatives for implementation of PFE strategies that address quality and safety issues that are a top priority for hospital leadership.

We hope you will join us to stay in the know about the project, progress to date, next steps, resources and opportunities in quality and patient safety.

Introductory Workshop: 7 Steps to Sustainable PFA and PFAC Programs

June 25, 2019
Hilton Garden Inn & Convention Center
3320 S. 9th
Salina, KS

Who Should Attend?

This one-day KHC HIIN workshop is for Kansas hospital personnel who are new in their role, or need a refresher, to developing patient and family advisor (PFA) programs and patient and family advisory councils (PFACs).  This is an introductory course.  Recommended attendees include hospital administrators, quality leaders, clinicians, patient experience coordinators and other key staff who may have a role in patient experience and safety, policy-setting and Patient and Family Advisor Program implementation.

Note:  Space is limited. This workshop is a repeat of previous learning events provided to hospitals participating in KHC HIIN PFA/PFAC Collaborative.

Registration link

Agenda (pdf)

Registration:  8:30 a.m.
Program:  9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Fee

There is no cost to Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN).  However, participants will be responsible for purchasing a $10 box lunch provided onsite.  Other snacks and refreshments are available for purchase onsite.  Due to federal contract requirements, KHC nor its partnering organizations are permitted to sponsor food or beverages for this meeting.

Workshop Objectives

  • Identify the role of patient and family advisors in supporting hospital excellence in patient experience & patient- and family-centered care;
  • Explore structural models for hospital PFA programs, including patient and family advisory councils and patient/family representatives in other settings;
  • Appraise approaches to advance adoption and effective engagement of PFAs within the organization; and
  • Sketch a plan for sustaining & evolving a Patient and Family Advisor Program over the long-term.

What are the 7 Steps?

Step 1 -- Raising Awareness of the "Why"

Step 2 -- Preparing:  Leadership buy-in and planning

Step 3 -- Structure:  Key decisions about PFA program approach

Step 4 -- Recruiting:  Laying the foundation for success

Step 5 -- Training and orienting PFAs

Step 6 -- Launching and running your PFA program

Step 7 -- Thinking about sustainability

Instructors

Tiffany Christensen, vice president of Patient Experience Innovation, The Beryl Institute

Allison Chrestensen, MPH, OTR/L, principal consultant, Tandem Healthcare Solutions

Lodging Arrangements

For those driving to Salina the day prior to the workshop, a small block of discounted sleeping rooms is available through June 10, 2019.  Reservations may be booked online at https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/rooms using the special group code, KHC, or call the Hilton Garden Inn reservations desk at (785) 309-0440. The discounted group rate is $109 rate (plus tax).  Breakfast is not included in this rate.

Travel Assistance

Travel assistance is available for eligible KHC HIIN participants.  KHC will reimburse allowable travel expenses (roundtrip mileage and tolls for one vehicle) up to $100 and up to one hotel night at the group room rate for participants whose facilities are more than 50 miles driving distance from the workshop location.  No meals or incidentals will be reimbursed.

 Questions?

Contact Michele Clark at Kansas Healthcare Collaborative, (785) 231-1321.

 

Deadline to Sign Up with IRIS

May 23, 2019

Kansas Healthcare Collaborative is extending a special opportunity to Compass PTN practices to implement IRIS: the Integrated Referral and Intake System being used for bi-directional referral between physician practices and community services. To participate, contact your KHC Quality Improvement Advisor. The deadline to sign up with IRIS is May 23, 2019.

 

Lifestyle Coach Training

Provided by the American Association of Diabetes Educators
May 16 - 17, 2019
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT
In-Person Event @ Wichita State University, Rhatigan Student Center
Registration
*Registration is limited and will close once filled.

 

This training event is provided to individuals interested in becoming a Lifestyle Coach leading a lifestyle change program to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. It is provided at no cost by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Maximum seating is 18 participants. Preference will be given to individuals serving persons in the following counties: Barber, Brown, Butler, Cowley, Crawford, Finney, Johnson, Kearny, Lyon, McPherson, Montgomery, Neosho, North Central (Republic, Jewell, Mitchell) , Saline, Sedgwick, Trego, Wilson, Wyandotte.

Flyer
Agenda

Registration

 

Building Your Diabetes Education Program

Provided by the American Association of Diabetes Educators
May 15, 2019
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT
In-Person Event @ Wichita State University, Room 129
Registration
*Registration open until filled.

This training event is provided to individuals interested in building an AADE accredited diabetes education program.  It is provided at no cost by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

 


Flyer

Agenda

Registration

 

KHC HIIN Webinar - June 26

June 26, 2019
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT

 

Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are encouraged to attend our monthly virtual meetings, usually held the fourth Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m. CT.  This month's event will take place Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

This month's topic will focus on "spring cleaning" in Quality Health Indicators (QHi) and reducing burden of patient safety quality measures.  Have you wondered whether certain measures are still needed?  We will identify and clarify aging HEN measures that are no longer needed for the HIIN patient safety initiative.  In addition, special guests Sally Othmer and Stuart Moore of the Kansas Hospital Association will demonstrate best practices in using QHi for HIIN data submission, as well as share options available for continuing to use former HEN/HIIN measures, as needed for individual hospital use.  Bring your questions.

Monthly KHC HIIN 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.

KHC HIIN Webinar - May 22

May 22, 2019
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT

  • Presentation handout (pdf)
  • The recording will be available in the KHC HIIN Education Archive by the end of the week.

Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are encouraged to attend our monthly virtual meetings, usually held the fourth Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m. CT.

The topic for this month's event related to Adverse Drug Events and hypoglycemic control.  Dr. Steve Tremain, physician improvement advisor, Cynosure Health, will review with us the new Top 10 recommendations by the American Diabetes Association for diabetic care in the hospital setting.  He also will introduce the HRET HIIN ADE Hypoglycemia Process Improvement Discovery Tool that hospitals can use to identify gaps and opportunities to improve care.  Sarah Gregg, RN, BSN, diabetic educator with St. Aloisius Medical Center in Harvey, North Dakota, will share her experience in using the tool during a recent HRET HIIN ADE Hypoglycemia Sprint.

Join us to stay in the know about the project, progress to date, resources and opportunities in quality and patient safety.

KHC HIIN Webinar - April 24

April 24, 2019
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT

Topics:  Bringing Fun to Patient Safety and HIIN Option Period Updates

 Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are encouraged to attend our monthly virtual meetings, usually held the fourth Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m. CT.  This month's event will take place Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

Our special guests this month include Barb DeBaun, improvement advisor for Cynosure Health.  Barb will discuss the importance of bringing joy to the workplace, engaging front line staff and how we learn better when having fun.  Our presenters will include two hospital teams at The University of Kansas Hospital who will share their fun campaigns to engage staff in patient safety and evidence-based prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI).

Join us for peer-to-peer sharing and stay in the know about the project, progress to date, resources and opportunities in quality and patient safety.

KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Webinar


May 3, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT

The KHC HIIN is now launching a new Cohort 2 of the KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Collaborative.  Our quarterly webinars feature 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.

Register for the May 3 webinar today:
https://khconline.adobeconnect.com/khc-hh-050319/event/registration.html

Enroll in Cohort 2 (May 2019 - March 2020) here:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KHC-HIIN-HH-C2-enrollment

Information flyer:
Download here (pdf)

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

 

About the KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Collaborative

In 2017, KHC launched a new collaborative to help hospitals track and improve hand hygiene.  Education, coaching, peer-to-peer collaboration, an online toolkit, list-serv, and comparative data reports are offered to help hospitals improve clinical practices and care processes.  In addition, with HIIN funding and in partnership with Qualaris Healthcare Solutions, KHC is able to offer a no-cost, easy-to-use mobile software tool for each participating hospital to use for capturing real-time data for hand hygiene observations.

 

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Infection Prevention Boot Camp
April 16-17, 2019

Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan

This boot camp is for novice infection prevention professionals in Kansas acute and ambulatory care settings who are not CIC certified and have not received previous APIC training.

Topics will include:

  • Being an Infection Preventionist and Leading Change
  • Regulations and Requirements
  • Basics of Epidemiology
  • Risk Assessment
  • IP as an Educator
  • Construction and Renovation
  • NHSN Basics
  • NHSN Analytics
  • Managing the IP Program
  • Disinfection and Sterilization
  • MDRO and Infectious Diseases of Interest to the IP
  • Using and  Reporting Data

Travel assistance is available to eligible participants.

Sponsored by

Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Healthcare-Associated Infections & Antimicrobial Resistance Program

with additional support by

Kansas Healthcare Collaborative
Great Plains Quality Innovation Network
Kansas Office of Primary Care and Rural Health

For more information, contact Kansas Healthcare Collaborative, (785) 235-0763 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network

New Quality Leader Workshop
March 6-7, 2019

Garden City Community College Campus
Beth Tedrow Student Center - Endowment Room
801 Campus Drive
Garden City, KS

This two-day workshop will advance knowledge for new roles in quality, patient safety and change leadership.

Objectives:

Upon conclusion, participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least three key resources to support development as a quality improvement leader.
  • Propose a personal action plan to develop resiliency and sustainability.
  • Apply the Model for Improvement in one priority harm reduction topic at their organization.
  • Explore change management concepts and apply at least three to current work.
  • Describe three changes in the way data is currently collected, displayed or communicated to increase your effectiveness

Topics include:

  • Self-management and Development
  • The Model for Improvement
  • Teaming as a Verb, the Art of Engagement
  • Measures and Methods
  • Using Data Effectively
  • Putting It All Together

Faculty
Jackie Conrad, BSN, MBA, improvement advisor and leadership coach, Cynosure Health, Inc.

Additional presenters include:

  • Michele Clark, MBA, CPHQ, CPPS, ABC
    Program Director, Kansas Healthcare Collaborative
  • Eric Cook-Wiens, MPH, CPHQ
    Data and Measurement  Director, Kansas Healthcare Collaborative
  • Nadyne Hagmeier, RN
    Quality Improvement Consultant, Kansas Foundation for Medical Care
  • Susan Runyan, MHCL
    Chief Executive Officer, Runyan Health Care Quality Consulting and KHERF Consultant

Travel Assistance
If your hospital is a participant in the KHC HIIN and is located more than 50 miles from the meeting site, travel expense reimbursement may be available through the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative.  This reimbursement could cover one hotel night at the designated hotel at the discounted rate, as well as roundtrip mileage at the federal rate, up to $100.  KHC will provide an expense reimbursement form to eligible participants.  No food or incidental expenses will be covered.

Hotel Reservations
A block of rooms is being held at the Clarion Hotel in Garden City for Wednesday night, March 6, 2019.  To make your reservation, call (620) 275-7471 and ask for the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative room block.  The discounted rate of $92 plus tax is available through Friday, March 1, 2019.  Breakfast is included.

Lunch
Lunches and refreshments are on your own.  A cafeteria is available in the building.

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..

 

KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Collaborative - Feb. 1

KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Webinar
Session #7


February 1, 2019
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.

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

 

About the KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Collaborative

In 2017, KHC launched a new collaborative to help hospitals track and improve hand hygiene.  Tanya McIntosh, RN, BSN, CIC, infection preventionist with The University of Kansas Hospital is serving the statewide Hand Hygiene Collaborative as a hospital improvement advisor. Education, coaching, peer-to-peer collaboration, an online toolkit, list-serv, and comparative data reports are offered to help hospitals improve clinical practices and care processes.  In addition, with HIIN funding and in partnership with Qualaris Healthcare Solutions, KHC is able to offer a no-cost, easy-to-use mobile software tool for each participating hospital to use for capturing real-time data for hand hygiene observations.

KHC HIIN PFAC Collaborative - March 5

KHC HIIN PFA/PFAC Collaborative

March 5, 2019
1:00 to 2:00 p.m. CT

Track 2 "Mini-Fellowship" - Session #4

Hospitals participating in this mini-fellowship have identified one or more key patient and family engagement strategies that they want to implement or bolster within their organizations.  Monthly webinars through March 2019 will allow hospitals to share progress with their peers in implementing their actions plans and to help stay on track.

The link to register for this webinar has been shared with hospitals participating in this Collaborative.  For information, contact Chuck Duffield, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (785) 235-0763 x1327.

About this Collaborative:

KHC is extending its fourth breakthrough collaborative with national expertise, a roadmap and individualized support designed to help organizations learn and implement key Patient and Family Engagement (PFE) concepts and practices, and to take steps to establish an active Patient and Family Advisory (PFA) Program, including a Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) and patient/family representatives on quality committees and projects.  All h ospitals in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network are eligible to participate

KHC HIIN PFAC Collaborative - Feb. 5

KHC HIIN PFA/PFAC Collaborative

February 5, 2019
1:00 to 2:00 p.m. CT

Track 2 "Mini-Fellowship" - Session #3

Hospitals participating in this mini-fellowship have identified one or more key patient and family engagement strategies that they want to implement or bolster within their organizations.  Monthly webinars through March 2019 will allow hospitals to share progress with their peers in implementing their actions plans and to help stay on track.

The link to register for this webinar has been shared with hospitals participating in this Collaborative.  For information, contact Chuck Duffield, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (785) 235-0763 x1327.

About this Collaborative:

KHC is extending its fourth breakthrough collaborative with national expertise, a roadmap and individualized support designed to help organizations learn and implement key Patient and Family Engagement (PFE) concepts and practices, and to take steps to establish an active Patient and Family Advisory (PFA) Program, including a Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) and patient/family representatives on quality committees and projects.  All hospitals in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network are eligible to participate

KHC HIIN PFAC Collaborative - Jan. 8

KHC HIIN PFA/PFAC Collaborative

January 8, 2019
1:00 to 2:00 p.m. CT

Track 2 "Mini-Fellowship" - Session #2

Hospitals participating in this mini-fellowship have identified one or more key patient and family engagement strategies that they want to implement or bolster within their organizations.  Monthly webinars through March 2019 will allow hospitals to share progress with their peers in implementing their actions plans and to help stay on track.

The link to register for this webinar has been shared with hospitals participating in this Collaborative.  For information, contact Chuck Duffield, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (785) 235-0763 x1327.

 

About this Collaborative:

KHC is extending its fourth breakthrough collaborative with national expertise, a roadmap and individualized support designed to help organizations learn and implement key Patient and Family Engagement (PFE) concepts and practices, and to take steps to establish an active Patient and Family Advisory (PFA) Program, including a Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) and patient/family representatives on quality committees and projects.  All hospitals in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network are eligible to participate.

KHC HIIN Falls Sprint - March 21

KHC HIIN Falls Prevention Sprint
Session #6

March 21, 2019
10:00 to 11:00 a.m., CT

Celebration!
Facilitated by Jackie Conrad with Betsy Lee, Cynosure Health

  • Hospitals will share summaries of experience and learnings
  • Next steps for hospitals

Sprint assignments to be completed prior to webinar

  • Conduct PDSA #3
  • Prepare a brief summary of your sprint experience and learnings

The link to register for this webinar has been shared with hospitals participating in this Sprint. To view past sesssions, visit the KHC HIIN Educational Archive. For information, contact Michele Clark, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (785) 235-0763 x1321.

About this Sprint:

Kansas hospitals that are ready to discover opportunities and test methods to help prevent falls with injury are meeting monthly during the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative’s HIIN Falls Prevention Sprint. This six-month sprint, conducted with Jackie Conrad, BSN, MBA, improvement advisor, Cynosure Health, will conclude March 21, 2019.

Objectives for this six-month sprint are to assist participating hospitals in:

  • Identifying opportunities for PDSA improvement cycles through use of the HRET HIIN Falls Process Discovery Tool.
  • Applying targeted strategies for involving patients and families in fall prevention, such as validating patient/family understanding and adopting or improving the post-fall huddle process.
  • Engaging in the HRET HIIN Up Campaign by designing "Get Up" strategies for engaging front line staff in preventing injuries from falls and immobility.

KHC HIIN Falls Sprint - Jan. 24

KHC HIIN Falls Prevention Sprint
Session #4

January 24, 2019
10:00 to 11:00 a.m., CT

Conducting Post-fall Huddles
Facilitated by Jackie Conrad with Betsy Lee, Cynosure Health

  • Hospitals will share PDSA and observation learnings
  • Discuss post-fall huddle practices (including patient/family when feasible).

Sprint assignments to be completed prior to webinar

  • Observe a bed-side hand-off (up to five)
  • Conduct PDSA #1

The link to register for this webinar has been shared with hospitals participating in this Sprint. To view past sesssions, visit the KHC HIIN Educational Archive. For information, contact Michele Clark, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (785) 235-0763 x1321.

About this Sprint:

Kansas hospitals that are ready to discover opportunities and test methods to help prevent falls with injury are meeting monthly during the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative’s HIIN Falls Prevention Sprint. This six-month sprint, conducted with Jackie Conrad, BSN, MBA, improvement advisor, Cynosure Health, will conclude March 21, 2019.

Objectives for this six-month sprint are to assist participating hospitals in:

  • Identifying opportunities for PDSA improvement cycles through use of the HRET HIIN Falls Process Discovery Tool.
  • Applying targeted strategies for involving patients and families in fall prevention, such as validating patient/family understanding and adopting or improving the post-fall huddle process.
  • Engaging in the HRET HIIN Up Campaign by designing "Get Up" strategies for engaging front line staff in preventing injuries from falls and immobility.

KHC HIIN Falls Sprint - Feb. 28

KHC HIIN Falls Prevention Sprint
Session #5

February 28, 2019
10:00 to 11:00 a.m., CT

Additional Strategies for Preventing Falls with Injury
Facilitated by Jackie Conrad with Betsy Lee, Cynosure Health

  • Hospitals will share PDSA and observation learnings
  • Discuss additional strategies and resources for preventing falls with injury.

Sprint assignments to be completed prior to webinar

  • Observe a post-fall huddle (up to five).
  • Conduct PDSA #2

The link to register for this webinar has been shared with hospitals participating in this Sprint. To view past sesssions, visit the KHC HIIN Educational Archive. For information, contact Michele Clark, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (785) 235-0763 x1321.

About this Sprint:

Kansas hospitals that are ready to discover opportunities and test methods to help prevent falls with injury are meeting monthly during the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative’s HIIN Falls Prevention Sprint. This six-month sprint, conducted with Jackie Conrad, BSN, MBA, improvement advisor, Cynosure Health, will conclude March 21, 2019.

Objectives for this six-month sprint are to assist participating hospitals in:

  • Identifying opportunities for PDSA improvement cycles through use of the HRET HIIN Falls Process Discovery Tool.
  • Applying targeted strategies for involving patients and families in fall prevention, such as validating patient/family understanding and adopting or improving the post-fall huddle process.
  • Engaging in the HRET HIIN Up Campaign by designing "Get Up" strategies for engaging front line staff in preventing injuries from falls and immobility.

KHC HIIN Falls Sprint - Dec. 13

KHC HIIN Falls Prevention Sprint
Session #3

December 13, 2018
10:00 to 11:00 a.m., CT

"Get Up" with Patient and Family Engagement
Facilitated by Jackie Conrad with Betsy Lee, Cynosure Health

  • Hospitals will share AIM statements
  • Discuss validating patient/family understanding

Sprint assignments to be completed prior to webinar

  • If not done already, complete 5 chart audits with Falls Process Improvement Discovery Tool.  Email to KHC.
  • Conduct up to five bedside observations.
  • Write a SMART aim statement.
  • Identify a test of change.

The link to register for this webinar has been shared with hospitals participating in this Sprint. To view past sesssions, visit the KHC HIIN Educational Archive. For information, contact Michele Clark, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (785) 235-0763 x1321.

About this Sprint:

Kansas hospitals that are ready to discover opportunities and test methods to help prevent falls with injury are meeting monthly during the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative’s HIIN Falls Prevention Sprint. This six-month sprint, conducted with Jackie Conrad, BSN, MBA, improvement advisor, Cynosure Health, will conclude March 21, 2019.

Objectives for this six-month sprint are to assist participating hospitals in:

  • Identifying opportunities for PDSA improvement cycles through use of the HRET HIIN Falls Process Discovery Tool.
  • Applying targeted strategies for involving patients and families in fall prevention, such as validating patient/family understanding and adopting or improving the post-fall huddle process.
  • Engaging in the HRET HIIN Up Campaign by designing "Get Up" strategies for engaging front line staff in preventing injuries from falls and immobility.

KHC HIIN Falls Prevention Sprint - Nov. 30

KHC HIIN Falls Prevention Sprint
Session #2 -- Hospital Learnings from the Falls Process Improvement Discovery Tool

November 30, 2018
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. CT

Kansas hospitals that are ready to discover opportunities and test methods to help prevent falls with injury will meet monthly during the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative’s HIIN Falls Prevention Sprint. This six-month sprint, conducted with Jackie Conrad, BSN, MBA, improvement advisor, Cynosure Health, will conclude March 21, 2019. 

Objectives for this six-month sprint are to assist participating hospitals in:

  • Identifying opportunities for PDSA improvement cycles through use of the HRET HIIN Falls Process Discovery Tool.
  • Applying targeted strategies for involving patients and families in fall prevention, such as validating patient/family understanding and adopting or improving the post-fall huddle process.
  • Engaging in the HRET HIIN Up Campaign by designing "Get Up" strategies for engaging front line staff in preventing injuries from falls and immobility.

See the KHC Falls Prevention Sprint flier for more information about the KHC HIIN Falls Prevention Sprint, the schedule and how to join.

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

KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Webinar - Nov. 9

KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Webinar
November 9, 2018

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 through the Hand Hygiene "Soap Up" Listserv.

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

KHC HIIN PFAC Collaborative - Oct. 22

October 22, 2018
1:00 to 2:30 p.m. CT

The virtual meeting for Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC HIIN PFA/PFAC Collaborative has been rescheduled to 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., October 22, 2018.  Join KHC staff and PFA/PFAC Faculty Tiffany Christiansen and Allison Chrestensen as we discuss a renewed approach over the next six months to assist hospitals in their development of patient and family advisor programs, including patient and family engagement councils.  Hospitals interested in learning more about the collaborative are invited to attend.

For information about the KHC HIIN PFA/PFAC Collaborative, contact KHC at (785) 235-0763 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

KHC HIIN Webinar - March 27

March 27, 2019
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT

Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are encouraged to attend our monthly virtual meetings, usually held the fourth Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m. CT.  This month's event will take place Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

We will feature our recently completed KHC HIIN Falls Sprint. In addition to a summary of the sprint, three Kansas hospitals will share their project story boards from the recently completed KHC HIIN Falls Prevention Sprint.  Betsy Lee, improvement advisor with Cynosure Health, will facilitate the peer-to-peer sharing.

Monthly KHC HIIN 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.

KHC HIIN Webinar - February 27

February 27, 2019
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT

Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are encouraged to attend our monthly virtual meetings, usually held the fourth Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m. CT.  This month's event will take place Wednesday, February 27.

Our featured topic this month will be Journey to Health Equity.  Our guest speaker will be Alexandria Stack, program manager for Cynosure Health.  Alex will facilitate an informative and engaging discussion with Kansas hospitals on whys and hows of the HIIN Health Equity metrics.

Monthly KHC HIIN 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.

KHC HIIN Webinar - January 23

January 23, 2019
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT

Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are encouraged to attend our monthly virtual meetings, usually held the fourth Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m. CT.  This month's event will take place Wednesday, January 23.

Invite your nurse managers and wound care personnel to join you!  Our main topic will be a HAPI Update for hospital-acquired pressure ulcers/injuries:  Data, prevalence studies and best practices.  Special guest will be Jackie Conrad, RN, MBA, RCC, improvement advisory, Cynosure Health.

Monthly KHC HIIN 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.

KHC HIIN Webinar - December 19

December 19, 2018
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT

Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are encouraged to attend our monthly virtual meetings.  This month's event will take place Wednesday, December 19.

Our featured topic will be workplace violence.  Join us for national and state perspectives on what we have learned, efforts that are currently underway, and resources that are available.  Guest speakers will be Laura Castellanos, associate director, American Hospital Association Center for Health Innovation; and Deborah Stern, senior vice president of clinical services and general counsel, Kansas Hospital Association.

Monthly KHC HIIN 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.

KHC HIIN Webinar - November 28

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

Please join us for our monthly virtual HIIN meeting.  Our special guest will be Kristin Preihs, senior program manager for the HRET HIIN, to discuss “Accelerating Progress on Disparities.”  She will provide background, context and introduce the new HIIN Health Equity Metrics developed by the CMS Office of Minority Health with the HIIN Affinity Groups.  The new metrics were included in your recent quarterly HIIN Activities Survey, and hospitals have expressed interest in learning how to implement more of the metrics.

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.  Results of the 10th annual KHC Hospital Health Care Personnel Influenza Immunization Survey also will be shared.

KHC HIIN Webinar - October 24

October 24, 2018
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT

Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are encouraged to attend our monthly meeting on the fourth Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. CT.  This month's event will take place October 24 and will serve as a kick-off to the new six-month Sprint to help hospitals in their falls prevention/early mobility program efforts.

Monthly KHC HIIN 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.

KHC HIIN Webinar - September 26

September 26, 2018

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT

 

Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are encouraged to attend a virtual meeting on Wednesday, September 26, 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.

Compass PTN Learning Event

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Click to download the feature presentations!

Presentations will be uploaded as received. Paper copies will not be available.

Kendra Tinsley and Dr. Kirsten Meisinger: Effective Strategies for Team-Based Care (Presentation PDF)

Dr. Tom Evans: Bridging the Gap between Compass PTN and Value Based Care (Presentation PDF)

Dr. Doug Patten: Integrating Patients as Members of Their Own Care Team (Presentation PDF)

 

This course offering is approved for six (6) CE contact hours applicable for RN and LPN re-licesure by the Kansas State Board of Nursing!

Flyer and Agenda (PDF)

 

Featuring Innovative Projects from Exemplary Practices in Kansas:

Kimberly Allman, MD, Family Physicians of Kansas, Andover

Klas Daniel Miller, DO, Sunflower OB-GYN, Winfield

Elisha N. Yaghmai, MD, FreeState Health, Wichita

Mallory Roberson, Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas, Pittsburg

Duane Wedel, McPherson Medical & Surgical Associates, McPherson

Tiffany Trapp, RN, of Rush County Medical Clinic, La Crosse

Family Health Center, Lakin

Plus presentations and facilitation by:

Kirsten Meisinger, MD, TCPI National Faculty

Doug Patten, MD, FACS, Compass PTN Faculty

Tom Evans, MD, Compass PTN President & CEO

Justin Moore, MD, FACP, Health ICT

Kendra Tinsley, MS, MHCDS, CPPS, KHC Executive Director

Eric Cook-Wiens, MPH, CPHQ, KHC Data & Measurement Director

Flyer and Agenda (PDF)

Presenter Bios (PDF)

 

 

 

 

 

 

PTN Webinar: Preparing for an APM – What You Need to Know

Compass PTN
Preparing for an APM  What You Need to Know
Thursday, July 26, 11 a.m. to noon CST (Register)
Wednesday, Aug. 1, 11 a.m. to noon CST
(Register)

Interested in APMs, but not sure if you're ready? Wondering about next steps?

Did You Know? Moving into an APM or Advanced APM is a great next step for many QPP practices. Benefits to ECs may include:
•    Higher payment adjustments (depending on the APM & meeting threshold requirements)
•    Reduced reporting burden to CMS
•    Potential for maximum incentive payments under the QPP
•    Greater alignment with CMS goals for higher quality, more cost-effective care

This webinar features Dr. Don Klitgaard, founder of Heartland Rural Physician Alliance & MedLink Advantage in Iowa. Dedicated to helping independent practices thrive under value-based care, Dr. Klitgaard offers knowledge & expertise in organizing, managing, & supporting ACOs made up of independent physicians & practices.

Covered Topics Include:
•    Small practice considerations for joining an ACO
•    How to get started with an Advanced APM, including how to join an ACO

KHC HIIN Webinar - August 22

August 22, 2018
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT

Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are encouraged to attend a virtual meeting on Wednesday, August 22, 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.

This month, we will welcome Betsy Lee, MSPH, RN, improvement advisor from Cynosure Health, along with two Kansans who recently completed the 2018 Quality Improvement Fellowship sponsored by the HRET HIIN and conducted with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).

Tina Capeder, MBA, director of quality, risk and compliance at Anderson County Hospital in Garnett, Kansas, will share a project she is leading to prevent falls with injury, starting in their long-term care unit.  In addition, Tammy Cunningham, RN, BSN, quality and outcomes coordinator for Olathe Health System, will share a project she is leading to reduce 30-day all-cause readmissions.  Tina and Tammy will share background to selecting their projects, development of their driver diagrams, measures, data, lessons-learned and plans for overcoming barriers, and next steps.

KHC HIIN Webinar - July 25

July 25, 2018 
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT

Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are encouraged to attend a virtual meeting on Wednesday, July 25, 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.

This month's topic will be a follow-up to the KHC HIIN Sepsis Champion Workshop, which was held in Manhattan on June 27.

Suzanne Fletcher, Wesley Healthcare sepsis coordinator, and Maryanne Whitney, Cynosure Health improvement advisor, and others will be on hand to continue the dialogue on several topics covered at the workshop that day.

In the evaluations received, several attendees asked for more information and discussion related to sepsis transfer and related barriers.  Maryanne will share what a small group of hospitals learned during the recently completed HRET HIIN SNAP hospital project on sepsis transfers.  (SNAP is the acronym for Safety Networks to Accelerate Performance, HRET's voluntary learning networks that address emerging best practices related to HIIN topics.)  Maryanne also will introduce the new driver diagram and the transfer tool that was developed as a part of the SNAP, which was co-led by Suzie and Dr. Brent Duran at Wesley Healthcare.  You will be among the first to have it!

We also will hear from Michelle Sigmund from the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care.  She will introduce a new hospital-specific sepsis readmissions report that KFMC will soon be providing for your hospital.

KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network

Sepsis Champion Workshop
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Four Points by Sheraton
530 Richards Dr.
Manhattan, KS

Note:  Online registration is now closed.  For late registrations, contact Chuck Duffield at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (785) 235-0763 x1327.

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

Hotel Reservations
If you need overnight accommodations for Tuesday night, June 26, dial the hotel at (785) 587-5571 to make your reservation. Rooms are now subject to availability; the KHC room block ended Friday, June 15. Breakfast is included.

Travel Assistance
KHC is offering to reimburse mileage and highway tolls (up to $100) for one vehicle and up to two individual hotel rooms (including applicable taxes) for each eligible hospital. To be eligible for travel assistance, a hospital must be a participant in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) and be located 50 or more miles from Manhattan, Kansas. KHC will provide an expense reimbursement form at the workshop.

Lunch
Box lunches, including beverage, will be available for purchase onsite for $10. Cash or credit cards may be accepted. (Cash is recommended.)

Refreshments
Water service will be provided in the meeting room. Morning coffee service will be available in the hotel lobby, and other refreshments are available in the gift shop.  We apologize for any inconvenience; federal contract requirements forbid KHC and its partners from sponsoring any food items for the HIIN-related meeting.

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..

KHC HIIN Webinar - May 23

May 23, 2018
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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.

 

 

 

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.