Compass HQIC 1000

Data Reminder
April 2024 data is due June 15, 2024. Contact your Quality Improvement Advisor if you have questions or concerns about data submission.
Upcoming HQIC Education

View the Newly Released 2024 Iowa Healthcare Collaborative (IHC) Annual Forum Brochure
The 2024 IHC Annual Forum will be taking place June 19 at the Meadows Events and Conference Center in Altoona, IA. View the newly released event brochure to learn more about the forum sessions, additional details, continuing education information and amazing speakers that will be presenting.

Additional Discounts:  

  • HQIC and FLEX Stipend: $100 - 1 person per facility
  • Group Discount (Available for Everyone): Groups of 5 or more will receive reduced registration. For groups of 5 or more, please reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (e-mail) to register.

NOTE for Eligible Stipend Users: Register and pay as normal and you will be reimbursed post-event. If your organization is both a Flex and HQIC participant, you are able to receive a stipend for both if two people from your organization attend. 

Register for the Forum 
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Register for the FREE Compass HQIC Webinar - What Success Looks Like: Patient Fall Prevention | June 12
As the most common preventable injury, falls in the acute care setting are a significant concern for hospitals nationwide. These incidents can lead to injuries, longer hospital stays and increased healthcare costs. In 2024, Cass Health implemented a patient fall debrief program. Whenever a patient falls, a debrief is held with key stakeholders to discuss what happened and look for process improvement opportunities. Learn more about this program, fall prevention methods and more from Cass Health Performance Improvement Director, Jennifer Arp and Quality Specialist, Jena Waters.
Register for the FREE Compass HQIC and Partners Webinar: HQIC Reliability and Resilience Learning Action Webinar | June 21
The HQIC Reliability and Resilience Learning Action Webinar is designed to educate and activate hospital leaders on the concepts and practices of resilience and high reliability in healthcare.
Learning sessions will be focused across three concentrations:
  1. Foundational knowledge about the concepts, theories, and activities related to resilience and reliability
  2. Examples of practical application of resilience and reliability activities at scale
  3. Stories from the field: Hospital case studies of reliability and resilience in action at the local level
Commitment to Transparency: Redesign of Daily Safety Huddles Using HRO Principles LAN June 25
Join this live educational event to learn how a hospital system applied high reliability organization (HRO) principles to improve its daily leadership huddles and reporting of safety events to identify opportunities in real-time. After renewing its focus on leadership engagement in patient safety, the Tier 2 Safety Huddle (T2SH) project was initiated with goals to encourage open and transparent reporting of events, drive high reliable performance, proactively identify and mitigate risk, and aggressively pursue zero harm. A core team of quality, safety, and risk management department members designed and implemented this process and have made enhancements such as adding “Mindful Considerations” and department-based Governance Councils within the
past year.

Event Brochure

Register for the FREE Compass HQIC Webinar - What Success Looks Like: Fighting Antimicrobial Resistance | July 25
Breaking the norm of treating every acute symptom with an antibiotic is HUGE. Join in this educational topic to find out what antibiotic resistance truly is and why it matters. Director of Radiology at Landmann-Jungman Memorial Hospital-Avera, Becky Evans will help you identify what resources are readily available at your fingertips to help educate providers and community members to defeat this cascading routine. 

Event Brochure

Reducing Readmissions Using a Team Approach | July 30
Greenwood County Hospital is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital in Eureka, Kansas with a population of 2,332 residents. In 2021, readmission rates continued to be high despite previous improvement efforts, indicating a need to re-evaluate process and strategies. The Readmissions Team was restructured at that time, adding team members and returning to basic best practice interventions. Collaboration continues to expand with care team members outside of the hospital, including home health, primary care and chronic care management services. Since restructuring, readmission rates have decreased by 33%. Join the Compass HQIC team and the Director of Quality and Risk Management at Greenwood County Hospital, Melissa Jones to find out more about their processes, best practices and lessons learned.