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High Performance Quality Improvement: A Four-Part Webinar Series

Overview:
Building on the momentum from a recent public meeting, "Sparking innovation, igniting action, lighting the way to tomorrow's healthcare," hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) and the End-Stage Renal Disease Network, this four-part webinar series offers step-by-step guidance to engage major stakeholders of the healthcare value chain. Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HACs), reduction of hospital readmissions, and high-impact patient safety areas important to value-based purchasing programs will be covered. This complementary series of webinars will give quality leaders the tools they need to move the needle in terms of reducing HACs, saving lives, and saving money. To view speeches of CMS and TMIT invited speakers from the CMS program of November 30 through December 3, 2010, click here.


 

TMIT

Engaging, Activating, and Partnering with Healthcare Boards

Four-Part Webinar Series
 Session Overview

Preserving revenue and healthcare brand value will depend on eliminating Hospital-Acquired Conditions and preventable readmissions. This step-by-step approach will help you engage hospital boards to provide resources and drive safety efforts targeting HACs and critical safety issues.

  • Boards are uniquely positioned to rapidly allocate resources for strategic initiatives that will affect HACs reduction.
  • Quality leaders are surprised to find out what they can use to engage boards – they are ready to act.

Webinar Video and Downloads

To download a complete version of the transcript of the webinar, click here.  

Speaker Slide Sets:

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Click here to download the combined speakers' slide set in PDF format.  

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Related Resources:
CareBoards webpage  
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): National Conference on Care Transitions webpage  
Hospital Governance and The Quality Of Care – Jha AK, Epstein AM  
Registration Information and CE Credit Information:
 Register:
Click here to register for this Webinar.

 When:  February 24, 2011, Time: 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ET
We are accepting questions now that relate to the session topics. Please e-mail any questions related to the specific session to help@safetyleaders.org with the session title in the e-mail message header.
  • Questions about the Webinar series?
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    512-457-7676 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT.
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Learning Objectives
  • Learn about the importance of eliminating HACs/preventable readmissions for preserving revenue and hospital brand value.
  • Understand what steps can be taken in engaging governance boards and influencing them to provide resources and drive safety efforts targeting HACs.

CE Participation Documentation
For CE credit information, please click here.

 Moderator
Charles Denham, MD
Welcome and Safe Practice Overview

Charles R. Denham, MD, is the founder and the chairman of Texas Medical Institute of Technology (TMIT), a non-profit medical research organization dedicated to driving adoption of clinical solutions in patient safety and healthcare performance improvement.
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 Patient Safety Advocate:
Beth Ullem

Beth Ullem has a professional background in higher education, management consulting, and financial services. She was a professor at DePaul University in Chicago from 2002-2008. During that time, she served as Executive-in-Residence in DePaul's College of Commerce, where she designed and taught courses in corporate strategy, management, business ethics, and business philosophy.
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 Session Panelists and Topics:
Joseph McCannon
The Message from CMS: Update on Direction Including HACs and Readmissions

Joseph McCannon is Senior Advisor to the Administrator and Group Director of Learning and Diffusion in the Innovation Center at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Prior to this, he was Vice President and a faculty member on dissemination and large-scale improvement at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).
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Paul E. McGann, MD
The Message from CMS: Four Key Issues

Paul E. McGann, MD, is a board-certified internist and geriatrician. He holds a bachelor's degree in Chemistry and a master's degree in Biology from MIT. He received an MD degree from McGill University in Montreal in 1981.
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Jean Moody-Williams, RN, MPP
The Message from CMS: An Update for QIOs and ESRD Networks

Jean Moody-Williams, RN, MPP, is the current Group Director for the CMS Quality Improvement Group (QIG). She has responsibility for the operation of the Quality Improvement Program and the End Stage Renal Disease Networks.
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Charles Denham, MD
The High Performance Boardroom

Charles R. Denham, MD, is the founder and the chairman of Texas Medical Institute of Technology (TMIT), a non-profit medical research organization dedicated to driving adoption of clinical solutions in patient safety and healthcare performance improvement.
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Tom Van Dawark, MBA
Engaging the Governance Board

Tom Van Dawark, MBA, is CEO and Principal Consultant of Orca Partners LLC, a firm that partners with boards and CEOs to enhance organization performance by applying best practices in board governance and aligning the work of the board with the organization's strategic plan.
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 Reactor Panel:
Jennifer Lundblad, PhD, MBA
Reaction to Presentations

Jennifer Lundblad, PhD, MBA, is the president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Stratis Health, a Minnesota-based non-profit organization. She is responsible for developing, supporting and ensuring successful achievement of Stratis Health’s mission to work with both providers and consumers to improve healthcare.
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Dick Allen, MBA
Reaction to Presentations

Dick Allen, MBA, has had a 40-plus-year career in the healthcare industry, both as an operating executive and a seed capital investor and board member. He began his career at Baxter Healthcare, holding domestic and international management positions in finance and operations. After leaving Baxter, Dick co-founded Caremark, a venture capital-backed pioneer of IV therapies delivered in the home.
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Stephen J. Swensen, MD, MMM, FACR
Reaction to Presentations

Stephen J. Swensen, MD, MMM, FACR, is the Mayo Clinic Director for Quality. He is also a Professor of Radiology in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Luther Midelfort Medical Center – Mayo Health System, and on the Board of the Joseph M. Juran Center for Leadership in Quality.
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Beth Ullem
Reaction to Presentations

Beth Ullem has a professional background in higher education, management consulting, and financial services. She was a professor at DePaul University in Chicago from 2002-2008. During that time, she served as Executive-in-Residence in DePaul's College of Commerce, where she designed and taught courses in corporate strategy, management, business ethics, and business philosophy.
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