Event Descriptions

KHC HIIN Webinar - October 23

October 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, October 23, 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.

Our featured topic this month will be Antimicrobial Stewardship in Kansas.  We will receive an update on Kansas hospitals' progress to date in implementation of the Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs, initiatives underway at the state and national levels, resources available, and next steps.  Our guest speakers will be Bryna Stacey, MPH, BSN, RN, program director; and Justin Blanding, MPH, epidemiologist; of the Kansas Department Health and Environment (KDHE) Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance program.

Please join us!

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.

Our featured topic will be the American Hospital Association's Age-Friendly Initiative.  Hospitals have an opportunity to join the Age-Friendly Action Community, which will convene later this month.  This seven-month collaborative is designed for hospital-based teams (e.g., emergency departments, ICUs, medical-surgical units) and ambulatory care teams to test and implement the 4M Framework (Mobility, Mentation, Medication, and What Matters) and share learnings with their peers.  Age-Friendly Health  Systems has the ability to impact several HIIN harm measures including:  falls with injury, pressure injuries, patient and family engagement, delirium, and adverse drug events.

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.

Our guest speaker will be Kim Werkmeister, BA, RN, CPHQ, CPPS, improvement advisor, Cynosure Health.  Kim is a nurse leader and national expert in the reliable implementation of patient safety and process improvement strategies.

During this session, Kim will review Key Strategies for Reducing Avoidable Readmissions, including using data to inform improvement activities, improving transitions of care, delivering enhanced services based on need, and collaborating across the continuum.  She also will connect us with many resources available to guide improvement in readmissions reductions.

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.