Event Descriptions

KHC Monthly Webinar

August 26
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CST

KHC’s featured topic in August will be "Preparing for the AUC Program:  The Basics and Beyond." Under the CMS Appropriate Use Criteria Program, at the time a practitioner orders an advanced diagnostic imaging service for a Medicare beneficiary, he or she or clinical staff acting under his/her direction, will be required to consult a qualified Clinical Decision Support Mechanism (CDSM). Examples of such advanced imaging services include CT, PET, Nuclear Medicine, and MRI. 

Guest presenters from the American College of Radiology will be Christine Waldrip, RN, MHA, Director of Appropriateness Criteria; and Kathryn (Katie) Keysor, Senior Director of Economics & Health Policy. Also joining us to provide a field perspective is Louis Capponi, MD, from SCL Health.

Our presenters will provide an overview of CMS Appropriate Use Criteria Program, ACR Appropriateness Criteria, clinical decision support mechanisms, the responsibilities of ordering physicians, information to be relayed between clinicians, and recommendations for successful partnering across the continuum of care.

KHC virtual meetings provide an opportunity to connect with your Kansas peers in leading health care quality, as well as to stay in the know about resources and opportunities in quality and patient safety.

Please join us!

To view previous events, visit our KHC Education Archive.

Questions?  Contact Michele Clark, KHC program director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

KHC Monthly Webinar

July 22
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CST

As we work to reduce adverse drug events and opioid misuse, we will learn about Kansas’ Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.  K-TRACS helps improves patient care, safety, education, and outcomes through detection, prevention, and intervention while preserving access for patients with legitimate medical needs.

Kansas State Board of Pharmacy Executive Secretary Alexandra Blais and K-TRACS leaders—Program Manager Reyne Kenton and Assistant Director Jennifer Donnelly—will share an overview of Kansas prescription opioid dispensation data as well as an introduction to the K-TRACS Program. Additional K-TRACS features help combat drug diversion and abuse and can help save time for physicians and pharmacists. Such features include EHR integration statewide (INTEGRX8), data sharing between states (PMPInterConnect), prescriber reports (PERx Report), and dashboards (current and future).

Please join us!

KHC virtual meetings provide an opportunity to connect with the KHC team and your peers in leading health care quality, as well as to stay in the know about resources and opportunities in quality and patient safety. To view previous events, visit our KHC Education Archive.

Questions?  Contact Michele Clark, KHC program director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

KHC Monthly Webinar

June 24
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CST

KHC virtual meetings provide an opportunity to connect with the KHC team and your peers in leading health care quality, as well as to stay in the know about resources and opportunities in quality and patient safety.

This month's featured topic: 
“Don’t forget your PFAC: Strategies for engaging patient and family advisors during times of pandemic”

Tanya Lord, PhD, MPH, director of patient and family engagement for the Foundation for Healthy Communities, will share strategies for engaging patient and family advisors as Kansas health care organizations navigate new ground during times of pandemic, including communications, policies, and implementation of such new technologies as telehealth.

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the role of patient and family advisors (PFAs) and committees (PFACs) as partners to health care facilities, and how a facility’s advisors can be ever important during COVID-19.
  • Identify strategies for convening and engaging PFAs amidst a time of social distancing and concerns for safety, including opportunities and challenges for utilizing virtual technology and other innovations.
  • Explore ways that PFAs and PFACs can partner with health care leaders as they navigate changes in policies, delivery of health care, while ensuring clear communications.

Please join us!

To view previous events, visit our KHC Education Archive.

Questions?  Contact Michele Clark, KHC program director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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