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QIO Webinar-Immunization: Everyone's Responsibility

Join the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) program for the next installment of its free “Sharing Knowledge, Improving Health Care“ learning series for health care providers:

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
1 – 2:30 p.m. MT/Noon-1:30 p.m. PT

This National Learning & Action Network (LAN) session, entitled “Immunization: Everyone’s Responsibility,” aligns with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Quality Strategy goal of working with communities to promote effective prevention and treatment of chronic diseases, and will focus specifically on strategies to encourage immunization among Medicare beneficiaries and health care workers.

The online event is open to beneficiaries, families, providers, practitioners, partners and Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs), and will feature guest speakers Shiree Southerland, CMS; Dr. David Kim, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Abhi Ray, TMF QIN-QIO; and Carrie Beck, HealthInsight QIN-QIO.

HealthInsight Oregon’s Nicole O'Kane will be presenting on the call.

Nicole O’Kane, PharmD, is the Clinical Director at HealthInsight Oregon, where she works directly with clinicians, administrators, educators, purchasers, community-based organizations, professional associations and policymakers to improve safe medication practices across health care delivery systems. Dr. O’Kane provides clinical, pharmaceutical, and data evaluation expertise in the design and measurement of patient-centered interventions to improve care for Medicare beneficiaries. She supports the Oregon Immunization Program by promoting the use of the state’s Immunization Information System (ALERT IIS) data reports. Last year she presented the breakout session Augmenting Adult Immunization Programs at the 2016 Oregon Flu Summit. She is also the site Primary Investigator for two federally funded studies on the use of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs, with the goal of improved health outcomes for people receiving opioid treatment. Dr. O’Kane received a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of New Mexico.

For more information or to register for the event visit:

Continuing Education Credit Will Be Offered: This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. This activity is eligible for ACPE, ANCC, AANP and CDR credit; see final CPE/CE activity announcement for specific details.

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