Kansas PTN Annual Learning Event features transformation stories from Kansas practices

Patient and Family Engagement

“We are just beginning our involvement in the PTN – this was an excellent first conference! Thank you!”

- Conference Attendee Evaluation Response

The Kansas PTN Annual Learning Event was a one-day program available at no charge for participating practices of Kansas PTN and was approved for Continuing Education Credits. The event was held October 18, 2017 at the Rolling Hills Zoo and Conference Center in Salina.

The 2017 event featured practice transformation stories from local Kansas practices, including Coffeyville Regional Medical Center, WesleyCare Family Medicine, and Family Health Care Clinic of Lindsborg. Attendees also had the opportunity to speak directly with several community partners including the American Diabetes Association, the YMCA, and Self-Management KS.

Guest panelists Shannell Richardson, RN, ANM, GRN, Christina Smith, RN, Becky McCune, Julie Worcester, BA, RMA, and Karna Peterson, RD, MPH were awarded certificates in recognition of their leadership in the PTN. Certificates featured their practice mission and/or vision statements crafted for their Practice Transformation Plans.

Special presentations were 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 featured Eric Cook-Wiens, Data and Measurement Manager, Kansas Healthcare Collaborative; and KHC's team of Quality Improvement Advisors.

PHOTO above: Patient and Family Engagement

(posted October 24, 2017)