Event Descriptions

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.

 

 

 

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.

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