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Jul 17, 2018 8:00 am - 9:00 am (PDT); 9:00 am - 10:00 am (MDT)
Qpp
 
(HI) Solo and small group practices face many challenges and questions as they prepare to submit their 2018 MIPS data. Many specialty practices can face additional challenges as they decide on which quality measures work best for their practice and how patients are attributed to them. In addition, some specialty practices face additional considerations when working with registries and EHRs.

This event will feature a panel of experts who understand MIPS for specialists and work regularly with clinicians with limited resources to prepare for it. The panel will focus on practical advice for how to achieve MIPS scores when you are a specialist focusing on choosing the quality measures, optimizing the cost category and submitting your data.

Participants will learn:

- How to avoid penalties for specialty practices
- Answers to common questions asked by solo practitioners and small group specialists
- Practical tips for addressing common challenges encountered by solo and small group specialists
- How to access free technical assistance resources available right now from CMS or a local technical assistance organization funded by CMS

This event is designed for:

- MIPS-eligible clinicians from solo and small group practices with 15 or fewer clinicians
- Clinicians and others working in solo and small specialty practices
- Practice managers and other staff from small group practices
- Persons supporting small group practices that are preparing for MIPS in 2018

Jul 18, 2018 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (PDT); 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (MDT)
Change Agents
 
Virtual Event (link)
Please register in advance - space is limited.
(HI) This webinar is a chance to hear from a patient who is making efforts to change her lifestyle for better health - including increasing physical activity and making healthy eating choices. We'll also hear about community-based programs that promote lifestyle change for health, including self-management education programs for diabetes and chronic conditions.

Jul 19, 2018 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (PDT); 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm (MDT)
Qpp
 
(HI) Solo and small group practices face many challenges and questions as they prepare to submit their 2018 MIPS data. Many specialty practices can face additional challenges as they decide on which quality measures work best for their practice and how patients are attributed to them. In addition, some specialty practices face additional considerations when working with registries and EHRs.

This event will feature a panel of experts who understand MIPS for specialists and work regularly with clinicians with limited resources to prepare for it. The panel will focus on practical advice for how to achieve MIPS scores when you are a specialist focusing on choosing the quality measures, optimizing the cost category and submitting your data.

Participants will learn:

- How to avoid penalties for specialty practices
- Answers to common questions asked by solo practitioners and small group specialists
- Practical tips for addressing common challenges encountered by solo and small group specialists
- How to access free technical assistance resources available right now from CMS or a local technical assistance organization funded by CMS

This event is designed for:

- MIPS-eligible clinicians from solo and small group practices with 15 or fewer clinicians
- Clinicians and others working in solo and small specialty practices
- Practice managers and other staff from small group practices
- Persons supporting small group practices that are preparing for MIPS in 2018

Jul 24, 2018 8:00 am - 9:00 am (PDT); 9:00 am - 10:00 am (MDT)
 
(HI) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host two 60-minute Physician Compare webinars about public reporting on Physician Compare and information in the pipeline for potential inclusion on Physician Compare in late 2018, including Year 1 Quality Payment Program performance information. Specifically, the webinars will cover:

- Overview of public reporting on Physician Compare
- Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs) on Physician Compare
- Upcoming 30-day Preview Period

Two different times are offered to accommodate your busy schedule. Both webinars will present the same information. During each webinar, you will have an opportunity to ask questions.

Webinars will be conducted via WebEx at the following times:

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 9 a.m. MT/ 8 a.m. PT
Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 1 p.m. MT/ noon PT

Register today for a session.

To learn more about public reporting on Physician Compare, visit our Initiative page where you can find resources and documents, including information about the 2016 performance information currently available on Physician Compare.

Jul 24, 2018 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm (PDT); 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Please join the event 15 minutes prior to the start time. 1. Click on or copy and paste this URL to your web browser: https://qualitynet.webex.com 2. Locate the event and click Join Now (located to the right of the event title). 3. Enter your name and email address as prompted. 4. Enter the password: Trauma (The automatic system set-up should start at this point. If a dialogue box appears, click Run. Please note, the automatic system set-up does take a few minutes to complete.) 5. Call: 1-888-896-0862 Access code: 46703968 If you have questions or problems accessing the meeting, call the Ventech Helpline at 1-540-347-7400 x390.
(HI) Webinar with Alissa Bazinet, licensed clinical psychologist and HealthInsight Assure staff. Objectives include define trauma-informed care, list resources for trauma-informed care education for staff, and explain caregiving approaches that can be used with individuals with a history of trauma.

Jul 25, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am (PDT); 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (MDT)
Qpp
 
CMS invites you to attend a webinar to learn about the Cost performance category of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in Year 2. During the webinar, CMS will:

- Provide a brief overview of MIPS requirements for Year 2 of the Quality Payment Program
- Explain how CMS will assess the cost of care provided using Cost measures
- Discuss how the Cost performance category will impact the final score for MIPS in 2018
- Provide additional resources and information where attendees can learn more

Speaker: Sandhya Gilkerson, health insurance specialist

Jul 26, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (PDT); 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (MDT)
Qpp
 
(HI) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host two 60-minute Physician Compare webinars about public reporting on Physician Compare and information in the pipeline for potential inclusion on Physician Compare in late 2018, including Year 1 Quality Payment Program performance information. Specifically, the webinars will cover:

- Overview of public reporting on Physician Compare
- Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs) on Physician Compare
- Upcoming 30-day Preview Period

Two different times are offered to accommodate your busy schedule. Both webinars will present the same information. During each webinar, you will have an opportunity to ask questions.

Webinars will be conducted via WebEx at the following times:

• Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 11:00 am ET/ 8:00 am PT
• Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 3:00 pm ET/ 12:00 pm PT

Register today for a session.

To learn more about public reporting on Physician Compare, visit our Initiative page where you can find resources and documents, including information about the 2016 performance information currently available on Physician Compare.

Jul 26, 2018 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm (PDT); 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Use this link to register for the event and receive login information .
(OR) This 30-minute session introduces the portal and its features and benefits. The portal is available at no cost to all Oregon medical groups and primary care practices.

Jul 26, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (PDT); 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (MDT)
Hipaa Pass
 
Virtual Event (link)
You will receive a registration link upon successful registration.
(HI) This four-hour online workshop on HIPAA privacy and security regulations, and how to protect your practice, will prepare you to protect your patients and practice from the financial and reputational harm of audits and breaches. Participants will feel more qualified to fulfill the role of your organization's privacy and/or security officer.

Aug 01, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am (PDT); 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (MDT)
Qpp
 
CMS is hosting a webinar to provide information about the MIPS Improvement Activities Performance Category for Year 2.

Speaker: Angela Foster, health insurance specialist, CCSQ, CMS

Aug 01, 2018 8:30 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 9:30 am - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
Rose Villa Senior Living
Portland, Oregon
(OR) Join us for Learning Session 6 of the HealthInsight Nursing Home Resident Safety Collaborative, focused on Sustainability of your quality improvement initiatives. Topics include the relationship between quality improvement and quality assurance, creating a sustainability plan, data management tools, and mitigating barriers to sustaining change.

Aug 06, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am (PDT); 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (MDT)
Qpp
 
CMS invites you to attend a webinar to learn about the Cost performance category of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in Year 2. During the webinar, CMS will:

- Provide a brief overview of MIPS requirements for Year 2 of the Quality Payment Program
- Explain how CMS will assess the cost of care provided using Cost measures
- Discuss how the Cost performance category will impact the final score for MIPS in 2018
- Provide additional resources and information where attendees can learn more

Speakers:
Dan Green, M.D., medical officer, CMS, CCSQ/COO
Sophia Sugumar, health insurance specialist, CMS, CCSQ/COO

Aug 10, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm (PDT); 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (MDT)
 
Curry County Fairgrounds
Gold Beach, Oregon
(OR) Curry Health Network and HealthInsight Oregon invite you to participate in a community summit to address the emerging health crisis of multi-drug resistant organisms. Antibiotic resistance is increasing in Oregon communities and requires regional, cross-setting efforts to control. Join your peers to learn and plan antibiotic stewardship approaches.

Aug 14, 2018 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (PDT); 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm (MDT)
Qpp
 
(HI) Using your Electronic Health Records system to its fullest potential can help streamline your processes, maximize time and resources, and assist in achieving a better MIPS score. Solo practitioners and small group practices have limited time for mastering these systems but understanding how to effectively use them can make your practice more efficient and benefit your patients. This event will help everyone participating understand what your EHR can do for you and how to leverage it to maximize your MIPS score. This event will feature a panel of experts that understand MIPS and work regularly with clinicians and their EHRs. The panel will focus on practical advice for how to efficiently use your EHR to achieve the highest possible MIPS score.

Participants will learn:

- How to streamline workflows using your EHR
- How to effectively communicate with your EHR vendor to get the support you need
- How to successfully use your EHR to achieve better MIPS scores
- Practical tips for addressing frequent challenges encountered by solo practitioners and small group practices when using their EHRs
- How to access free technical assistance resources available right now from CMS or a local Technical Assistance Organization funded by CMS

This event is designed for:

- MIPS-eligible clinicians from solo and small group practices with 15 or fewer clinicians
- Practice managers and other staff from small group practices
- Persons supporting small group practices that are preparing for MIPS in 2018

Aug 16, 2018 8:00 am - 9:00 am (PDT); 9:00 am - 10:00 am (MDT)
Qpp
 
(HI) Using your Electronic Health Records system to its fullest potential can help streamline your processes, maximize time and resources, and assist in achieving a better MIPS score. Solo practitioners and small group practices have limited time for mastering these systems but understanding how to effectively use them can make your practice more efficient and benefit your patients. This event will help everyone participating understand what your EHR can do for you and how to leverage it to maximize your MIPS score. This event will feature a panel of experts that understand MIPS and work regularly with clinicians and their EHRs. The panel will focus on practical advice for how to efficiently use your EHR to achieve the highest possible MIPS score.

Participants will learn:

- How to streamline workflows using your EHR
- How to effectively communicate with your EHR vendor to get the support you need
- How to successfully use your EHR to achieve better MIPS scores
- Practical tips for addressing frequent challenges encountered by solo practitioners and small group practices when using their EHRs
- How to access free technical assistance resources available right now from CMS or a local Technical Assistance Organization funded by CMS

This event is designed for:

- MIPS-eligible clinicians from solo and small group practices with 15 or fewer clinicians
- Practice managers and other staff from small group practices
- Persons supporting small group practices that are preparing for MIPS in 2018

Aug 16, 2018 8:30 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 9:30 am - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
Avamere at Three Fountains
Medford, Oregon
(OR) Join us for Learning Session 6 of the HealthInsight Nursing Home Resident Safety Collaborative, focused on Sustainability of your quality improvement initiatives. Topics include the relationship between quality improvement and quality assurance, creating a sustainability plan, data management tools, and mitigating barriers to sustaining change.

Aug 16, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (PDT); 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (MDT)
Qpp
 
CMS anticipates having the final MIPS scores and reports ready in July. Join HealthInsight and Mountain-Pacific Quality Health on August 16, 2018 (1-2 p.m. MT / noon - 1 p.m. PT) for a discussion of the feedback reports and how to use them in refining your approach to 2018 MIPS.

Aug 22, 2018 8:30 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 9:30 am - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
Oregon Veterans' Home
Lebanon, Oregon
(OR) Join us for Learning Session 6 of the HealthInsight Nursing Home Resident Safety Collaborative, focused on Sustainability of your quality improvement initiatives. Topics include the relationship between quality improvement and quality assurance, creating a sustainability plan, data management tools, and mitigating barriers to sustaining change.

Aug 28, 2018 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm (PDT); 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Use this link to register for the event and receive login information.
(OR) This 30-minute session introduces the portal and its features and benefits. The portal is available at no cost to all Oregon medical groups and primary care practices.

Aug 29, 2018 12:00 am - 1:30 pm (PDT); 1:00 am - 2:30 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Please use the link to register online prior to the event.
(HI) Join us for an Antibiotic Stewardship National Learning & Action Network (LAN) Event, focusing on behavioral interventions for providers to reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescribing, while maintaining patient satisfaction with care. During this webinar, participants will hear from guest speaker Dr. Daniella Meeker about interventions designed to improve care decisions, without limiting the choices available to physicians.

Aug 30, 2018 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (PDT); 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Register online via this link to receive login/call-in information.
(HI) Were you unable to attend the in-person collaborative events in August? You are invited to attend the virtual Learning Session 6: Sustainability for HealthInsight's 2017–2018 Nursing Home Resident Safety Collaborative. We encourage you to attend the in-person events, based on feedback from participants who found strong value in the interaction with peers. However, if you were unable to attend in person, please plan to join this virtual live event, available to facilities in the states of New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon and Utah.

Sep 11, 2018 8:00 am - 9:00 am (PDT); 9:00 am - 10:00 am (MDT)
Qpp
 
(HI) As many solo and small group practices advance in MIPS or consider other payment options, participation in an alternative payment model (APM) deserves consideration. Understanding how APMs and advanced APMs work and the pros and cons of APM participation can help with this decision. This event will provide free and objective information about what is required to participate in an advanced APM, the potential advantages of transitioning from MIPS to an APM, and how to know if your practice is ready. The event will feature a panel of experts that understand APMs, work regularly with clinicians and practices to help them succeed in MIPS, and that will provide you with practical advice on how to know if advanced APM participation will benefit your practice and patients.

Participants will learn:

- What APMs and advanced APMs are and the criteria for participating in them
- How to effectively transition from MIPS to an APM
- Practical tips for addressing frequent challenges encountered by solo practitioners and small group practices when transitioning to an APM
- How to access Free technical assistance resources available from CMS or a local Technical Assistance Organization funded by CMS to help you with MIPs or with considering the APM option

Sep 13, 2018 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (PDT); 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm (MDT)
Qpp
 
(HI) As many solo and small group practices advance in MIPS or consider other payment options, participation in an alternative payment model (APM) deserves consideration. Understanding how APMs and advanced APMs work and the pros and cons of APM participation can help with this decision. This event will provide free and objective information about what is required to participate in an advanced APM, the potential advantages of transitioning from MIPS to an APM, and how to know if your practice is ready. The event will feature a panel of experts that understand APMs, work regularly with clinicians and practices to help them succeed in MIPS, and that will provide you with practical advice on how to know if advanced APM participation will benefit your practice and patients.

Participants will learn:

- What APMs and advanced APMs are and the criteria for participating in them
- How to effectively transition from MIPS to an APM
- Practical tips for addressing frequent challenges encountered by solo practitioners and small group practices when transitioning to an APM
- How to access Free technical assistance resources available from CMS or a local Technical Assistance Organization funded by CMS to help you with MIPs or with considering the APM option

Past Events

Jul 11, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 am (PDT); 12:00 pm - 1:00 am (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Use the link to register online and receive login/call-in information.
(HI) HealthInsight HIIN and QIN-QIO invite you to a webinar that will feature a Hospital Compare overview followed by testimonials from two Oregon hospital quality directors.

Jun 28, 2018 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm (PDT); 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Use this link to register for the event and receive login information.
(OR) This 30-minute session introduces the portal and its features and benefits. The portal is available at no cost to all Oregon medical groups and primary care practices.

Jun 26, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (MDT)
Hipaa Pass
 
Virtual Event (link)
You will receive a meeting link upon successful registration.
(HI) In order to receive a substantial portion of the MIPS Composite Performance Score and
maximize revenue opportunity, each provider will have to perform a HIPAA Security Risk
Analysis and ensure their EHR is configured appropriately. Join us for this free webinar June 26 (12 p.m. MT) to learn what you can do receive the incentives you deserve!

Jun 20, 2018 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (PDT); 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (MDT)
Change Agents
 
Virtual Event (link)
Please register prior to the webinar.
(HI) This webinar is a chance to talk with a health care provider who sponsors a \"Walk with a Doc\" program and how promoting exercise is important for a healthy heart, mind and body. We'll also share a simple heart-healthy recipe that can be made quickly for those on the go as an alternative to fast food.

Jun 14, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (PDT); 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Please join the event 15 minutes prior to the start time. 1. Click on or copy and paste this URL to your web browser: https://qualitynet.webex.com 2. Locate the event and click Join Now (located to the right of the event title). 3. Enter your name and email address as prompted. 4. Enter the password: ABS (The automatic system set-up should start at this point. If a dialogue box appears, click Run. Please note, the automatic system set-up does take a few minutes to complete.) 5. Call: 1-888-896-0862 Access code: 46989667
(HI) Webinar with Sarah Kabbani, MD, MSc, adult infectious disease physician and a medical officer in the Office of Antibiotic Stewardship, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Jun 13, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. For more information, contact David Vigil at 505-998-9763 or dvigil@healthinsight.org.
This dynamic panel presentation will:
• Provide information on immunization coverage for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) people receiving care at IHS and tribal facilities in New Mexico
• Describe the challenges IHS health care professionals face with immunizing AI/AN people
• Share best practices to overcome AI/AN immunization obstacles

Jun 07, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (PDT); 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Not sure if you are eligible to participate in MIPS? Check your participation status using your NPI here: https://qpp.cms.gov/participation-lookup Do you need some individual assistance? Complete a brief assessment here: https://healthinsight.org/qpp-assessment and we will be in touch for a one-on-one appointment to ensure your MIPS questions are answered and you have a plan for maximizing your participation.
(HI) The CMS Quality Payment Program has two tracks – MIPS, and joining an Advanced Alternative Payment Model. Join HealthInsight and Mountain-Pacific Quality Health June 7, 2018 (1 - 2 p.m. MT) to learn more about the APM track in QPP, including APM activity in your state.

Jun 06, 2018 11:30 am - 1:00 pm (PDT); 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Use the link to register and receive login information.
(OR) Does your primary care clinic struggle with billing for integrated behavioral health services? Integrated behavioral health is part of many programs and models for robust primary care, including Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), the state Patient-Centered Primary Care Home (PCPCH) program, national medical home models and more. Resources to support implementation of these integrated models are becoming more abundant, but less common is information on how to financially sustain them.

To address this need, behavioral health leaders, including providers and billing experts, have worked to produce a Coding Guidelines tool to share optimal billing practices for Medicaid and Medicare. Join these experts to review the tool and discuss how practices in Oregon have developed processes to bill for these services.

May 31, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am (PDT); 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Register here: https://www.lsqin.org/event/ipfsharingcall2/
(HI) The second sharing call will include a discussion on Intermountain Healthcare's successful implementation of an integrated behavioral health model to reduce emergency room and IPF readmissions. This call will also focus on the use of implementing a risk stratification tool designed specifically for IPFs. Following a brief presentation on this topic, time will be available for IPFs to share their successes and ask questions of this system and other IPFs regarding their efforts towards reducing readmissions.

May 24, 2018 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm (PDT); 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Use this link to register for the event and receive login information.
(OR) This 30-minute session introduces the portal and its features and benefits. The portal is available at no cost to all Oregon medical groups and primary care practices.

May 16, 2018 8:30 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 9:30 am - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
Laurelhurst VIllage
Portland, Oregon
(OR) You are invited to attend Learning Session 5: Resident & Family Engagement, in HealthInsight's 2017–2018 Nursing Home Resident Safety Collaborative. Register below for the Portland Metro session.

May 16, 2018 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (PDT); 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (MDT)
Change Agents
 
Virtual Event (link)
Please register in advance to reserve your spot.
(HI) Our April webinar outlined guidance on taking a blood pressure properly. Please join us in May as we continue the conversation.

May 10, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am (PDT); 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Register here: https://www.lsqin.org/event/ipfsharingcall1/
(HI) The first sharing call will provide an overview of three models that can be used in the IPF setting to reduce readmissions: the Bridge model, Project RED (Re-engineered Discharge Toolkit) and RARE (Reducing Avoidable Readmissions Effectively). Following a brief presentation on this topic, time will be available for IPFs to share their successes and ask questions of other IPFs.

May 09, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (PDT); 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Register here: https://qualitynet.webex.com/qualitynet/onstage/g.php?MTID=e34550b7190309a44440bdac4b127d0d5
(HI) Join us for the upcoming National Learning & Action Network (LAN) Event titled, \"Integrating Alcohol and Depression Screenings into Whole-Person Care.\" This event will include a panel discussion, featuring providers who have integrated behavioral health screenings into their practices. This event will be framed by a patient perspective shared through personal story and in the panel discussion.

May 03, 2018 8:30 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 9:30 am - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
Marian Estates
Sublimity, Oregon
(OR) You are invited to attend Learning Session 5: Resident & Family Engagement, in HealthInsight's 2017–2018 Nursing Home Resident Safety Collaborative. Register below for the Willamette Valley session in Sublimity.

May 01, 2018 8:30 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 9:30 am - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
Royale Gardens
Grants Pass, Oregon
(OR) You are invited to attend Learning Session 5: Resident & Family Engagement, in HealthInsight's 2017–2018 Nursing Home Resident Safety Collaborative. Register below for the Southern Oregon session in Grants Pass.

Apr 26, 2018 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm (PDT); 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Use this link to register for the event and receive login information.
(OR) This 30-minute session introduces the portal and its features and benefits. The portal is available at no cost to all Oregon medical groups and primary care practices.

Apr 26, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am (PDT); 10:00 am - 11:00 am (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Instructions on how to access the meeting will be sent to you once youve registered.
(HI) Presenter: Alexis M. LaPietra, DO, FACEP, FAAEM
Medical Director of EM Pain Management
St. Joseph's Health, Paterson and Wayne, N.J.

Dr. Alexis LaPietra, board-certified emergency room physician at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, N.J., has spearheaded major changes in pain treatment in the nation's second busiest emergency room. St. Joseph's is the first hospital in the U.S. to avoid using opioids in the emergency department, prescribing them only as a last line of defense when treating patients with acute pain, under a program called Alternatives to Opioids (ALTO℠).

Dr. LaPietra's passion lies in the research and development of opioid alternatives for the management of acute and chronic pain in the emergency department, and patient education regarding pain management and opioid abuse. She has been awarded the 2016 Emergency Care Innovation of the Year Award from George Washington University Center for Healthcare Innovation and Policy Research as well as the 2016 American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians Practice Innovation Award.

Mar 28, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am (PDT); 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Please join the event 15 minutes prior to the start time. 1. Click on or copy and paste this URL to your web browser: https://qualitynet.webex.com 2. Locate the event and click Join Now (located to the right of the event title). 3. Enter your name and email address as prompted. 4. Enter the password: Opioid (the automatic system set-up should start at this point. If a dialogue box appears, click Run. Please note, the automatic system set-up does take a few minutes to complete.) 5. Call: 1-888-896-0862 Access code: 463.95.635 If you have questions or problems accessing the meeting, call the Ventech Helpline at 1-540-347-7400 x390.
(HI) Every day, more than 90 Americans die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids is an ongoing and rapidly evolving public health crisis that is affecting our entire country and local communities. During this webinar, Kate LaFollette, RN and program specialist at Telligen, will discuss the community's role in opioids and adverse drug events. Join us for this timely webinar to learn ways your organization can use data to develop an action plan based in quality improvement. For long-term care and other community health care professionals (Great 8+ consortium; content sponsored by Telligen QIN-QIO).

Mar 20, 2018 10:30 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 11:30 am - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Registration required; click link to register.
(HI) Medicare Learning Network Call with National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care and Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI): Gain insight on the phase two changes for person-centered care planning and discharge planning. Also, learn about the new Alzheimer's Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations. In addition, CMS shares updates on the progress of the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes. A question and answer session follows the presentations. Presenters include Douglas Pace from the Alzheimer's Association as well as Debra Lyons and Michele Laughman, both from CMS.

Mar 06, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am (PDT); 10:00 am - 11:00 am (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Click to register and receive online information.
(HI) Did you know that about 84 million American adults have prediabetes? That's more than one in three - and most don't know they have it. Of those, 15 to 30 percent will develop diabetes within five years. The good news is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is proven to help prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes. This webinar will provide an overview of the DPP and the process for becoming a program provider. This webinar is open to all organizations and individuals interested in learning about the National Diabetes Prevention Program. Please feel free to share this invitation with any partners who wish to learn more.

Feb 27, 2018 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (PDT); 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Join the Zoom meeting using this link: https://healthinsight.zoom.us/j/819786624 Meeting ID: 819 786 624 Dial 1 (877) 369-0926 if you are unable to join audio via computer microphone or webcam.
Portland, Oregon
(HI) Were you unable to attend HealthInsight's in-person collaborative events in February? You are invited to attend a virtual Learning Session 4: Teamwork and Communication, Feb. 27, 2018, 1-3 p.m. Pacific Time, 2-4 p.m. Mountain Time. Available to all participating facilities in Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah.

Feb 20, 2018 8:30 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 9:30 am - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
The Pearl at Kruse Way
Portland, Oregon
(OR) You are invited to attend Learning Session 4: Teamwork and Communication, in HealthInsight's 2017–2018 Nursing Home Resident Safety Collaborative. Register below for the Portland Metro session.

Feb 15, 2018 8:30 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 9:30 am - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
Avamere at Three Fountains
Medford, Oregon
(OR) You are invited to attend Learning Session 4: Teamwork and Communication, in HealthInsight's 2017–2018 Nursing Home Resident Safety Collaborative. Register below for the Southern Oregon session in Medford.

Feb 06, 2018 8:30 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 9:30 am - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
Good Samaritan Society - Eugene Village
Eugene, Oregon
(OR) You are invited to attend Learning Session 4: Teamwork and Communication, in HealthInsight's 2017–2018 Nursing Home Resident Safety Collaborative. Register below for the Willamette Valley session in Eugene.

Jan 24, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (PDT); 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
To Participate: Please join the event 15 minutes prior to the start time. 1. Click on or copy and paste this URL to your web browser: https://qualitynet.webex.com 2. Locate the event and click Join (located to the right of the event). 3. Enter your name and email address as prompted. 4. Enter the password: Sepsis 5. Call: 1-888-896-0862 Access code: 46158061
(HI) A \"Great 8+ Consortium\" learning session with Teresa \"Teri\" Hulett, RN, BSN, CIC, FAPIC, for a better understanding of why early recognition and management of sepsis is important and how to accomplish it. Sponsored by Mountain-Pacific Quality Health.

Jan 24, 2018 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (PDT); 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (MDT)
Change Agents
 
Virtual Event (link)
Please register prior to the event.
(HI) During our December webinar, presenters outlined the new hypertension guidelines and shared lessons learned from implementing at-home blood pressure measurement programs. Please join us in January as we continue the conversation.

We want to hear from you!
• What questions do you have about the new guidelines?
• Have you implemented a home monitoring program since the last call?

Experts from our December webinar will be on hand to respond to your questions.

Following this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Discover successful strategies that can be easily replicated to improve cardiac care
• Identify two or more tactics that can be adapted to their own care setting
• Identify and share actionable resources from cardiac project participants and the HealthInsight project team

Jan 24, 2018 8:00 am - 9:00 am (PDT); 9:00 am - 10:00 am (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Click link to register and attend webinar via Zoom. More information: https://healthinsight.org/news-articles/1484-jan-24-webinar-using-community-antibiograms-and-data-to-drive-antibiotic-stewardship
(HI) Antibiotic resistance is a critical threat to our ability to combat infections—sometimes with fatal consequences, as in a recent Nevada case when no antibiotic could help the patient. As an approach for avoiding resistance, appropriate antibiotic prescribing has never been more important. But without access to an in-house pharmacist, how can a primary care provider know which drugs are best for specific conditions? This webinar describes the use of community tools including antibiograms—data-based profiles of response of various disease organisms in a community to specific antimicrobial drugs—in the development of antibiotic stewardship plans and outpatient prescribing considerations within communities.

Jan 10, 2018 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm (PDT); 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Please join the event 15 minutes prior to the start time to ensure the automatic system set-up has been properly established. Instructions: 1. Click or Copy and Paste this URL to your web browser: https://qualitynet.webex.com 2. This should bring you to the QualityNet e-University webpage 3. Locate the event you wish to join and click Join (located to the right of the event title) 4. Enter your registration ID as prompted 5. If the text boxes and Join Now button are inactive, refresh your web browser 6. Enter the password: immunizations 7. The automatic system set-up should start at this point. If a dialogue box appears, click run. Please note, the automatic system set-up does take a few minutes to complete 8. Dial in to the teleconference: Teleconference Number: 877-739-4139 Access Code: 2529407126
(HI) Join HealthInsight, Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network, Telligen, Alliant Quality and atom Alliance for a webinar on Immunizations and MIPS.

Participants in this webinar will:
• Understand the transition from PQRS to MIPS
• Learn how vaccines are counted under MIPS
• Obtain strategy tips to select the best measures to report for your practice

Presenter: Michelle Dewey is a quality consultant and works on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS') Increasing Adult Immunizations, Quality Payment Program and Transforming Clinical Practices initiatives. Prior to joining MPRO, Michelle worked as an office manager for a physician office where she implemented many quality payment models, including Meaningful Use (MU) and the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). She joined MPRO in December of 2015 where she continued to assist and educate clinicians with these programs. Her latest responsibility is helping practices with the transition to the Quality Payment Program (QPP).

Nov 30, 2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (PDT); 11:00 am - 5:00 pm (MDT)
 
Human Services Building
Salem, Oregon

Nov 29, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (PDT); 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Please use the Zoom link to Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://healthinsight.zoom.us/j/993103417 Or Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 877 369 0926 (Toll Free) Meeting ID: 993 103 417
(HI) Join our virtual Learning Session 3 in the HealthInsight Nursing Home Resident Safety Collaborative, focused on staff empowerment. Topics include the benefits of empowerment for a safety conscious culture, and strategies for empowering staff, helping them find joy in the workplace and addressing changing needs of our resident populations.

Nov 21, 2017 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (PDT); 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (MDT)
Change Agents
 
Virtual Event (link)
Please register prior to this online event.
(OR) This month, HealthInsight staff from Oregon and New Mexico will review several evidence-based strategies for providers to help patients control their blood pressure. Join the call to hear successes and barriers from clinics and home health agencies in Oregon and New Mexico. HealthInsight experts will help walk through possible solutions to barriers and share additional success stories from their extensive experience.

Nov 15, 2017 8:30 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 9:30 am - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
Good Samaritan Society Fairlawn Village
Gresham, Oregon
(OR) Join us for Learning Session 3 of the 2017-2018 HealthInsight Nursing Home Resident Safety Collaborative, focused on staff empowerment. Topics include the benefits of empowerment for a safety conscious culture, strategies for empowering staff, helping them find joy in the workplace, and addressing changing needs of our resident populations.

Nov 07, 2017 8:30 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 9:30 am - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
Good Samaritan Society - Eugene
Eugene, Oregon
(OR) Join us for Learning Session 3 of the 2017-2018 HealthInsight Nursing Home Resident Safety Collaborative, focused on staff empowerment. Topics include the benefits of empowerment for a safety conscious culture, strategies for empowering staff, helping them find joy in the workplace, and addressing changing needs of our resident populations.

Nov 01, 2017 8:30 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 9:30 am - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
Royale Gardens Health and Rehabilitation
Grants Pass, Oregon
(OR) Join us for Learning Session 3 of the 2017-2018 HealthInsight Nursing Home Resident Safety Collaborative, focused on staff empowerment. Topics include the benefits of empowerment for a safety conscious culture, strategies for empowering staff, helping them find joy in the workplace, and addressing changing needs of our resident populations.

Oct 26, 2017 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (PDT); 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (MDT)
 
Salem Convention Center
Salem, Oregon
(OR) Join us October 26, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., for the Annual Quality Conference in Salem! Our objective: to activate change agents by promoting health care transformation strategies across the health system continuum. New this year: a project pitch competition! See the website for details: http://healthinsight.org/changeagents/details

Oct 10, 2017 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm (PDT); 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Please join the webinar via Zoom: Weblink: https://healthinsight.zoom.us/j/585469751 Telephone (if not using audio via your computer):1 877 369 0926 (Toll Free) Meeting ID: 585 469 751
(OR) Join us Oct. 10 from noon to 12:30 p.m. to learn more about the Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) curriculum and how your clinic can participate, including upcoming staff training to become Peer Educators (facilitators).

Sep 27, 2017 7:30 am - 8:00 am (PDT); 8:30 am - 9:00 am (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Please join the webinar via Zoom: Weblink: https://healthinsight.zoom.us/j/585469751 Telephone (if not using audio via your computer):1 877 369 0926 (Toll Free) Meeting ID: 585 469 751
(OR) Join us Sept. 27 from 7:30 to 8 a.m. to learn more about the Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) curriculum and how your clinic can participate, including upcoming staff training to become Peer Educators (facilitators).

Sep 21, 2017 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm (PDT); 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Please join the webinar via Zoom: Weblink: https://healthinsight.zoom.us/j/585469751 Telephone (if not using audio via your computer):1 877 369 0926 (Toll Free) Meeting ID: 585 469 751
Salem, Oregon
(OR) Join us Sept. 21 from Noon to 12:30 p.m. to learn more about the Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) curriculum and how your clinic can participate, including upcoming staff training to become Peer Educators (facilitators).

Sep 20, 2017 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (PDT); 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (MDT)
Change Agents
 
Virtual Event (link)
Please register prior to this online event.
(HI) During our August LAN event, Dr. Sarah Woolsey shared several evidence-based strategies that providers can use to help patients control their blood pressure. She also asked participants to make action plans for how they might adopt or implement some of the strategies. Join this call on September 20 to hear their barriers and successes. HealthInsight experts will walk through possible solutions to barriers and share additional success stories from their professional experience.

Sep 07, 2017 10:30 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 11:30 am - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Register online to receive call-in instructions. Event Materials: Visit the CMS MLN Events website, and select your event from the list. Presentation: Available prior to the event. Audio recording and transcript: Available approximately 2 weeks after the event.
(HI) During this call, learn about the new Facility Assessment Tool to help identify and develop the specific assessment of your facility. Also, find out about frequently asked questions related to revision of the State Operations Manual Appendix PP for Phase 2 of the Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities final rule. A question and answer session follows the presentation. | Speakers: Kelly O'Neill, Stratis Health, and CMS Subject Matter Experts | Target Audience: Consumer and advocacy groups, nursing home providers, surveyor community, prescribers, professional associations, and other interested stakeholders.

Aug 31, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (PDT); 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
This session takes place via Zoom Webinar Connection. Here’s the Zoom Webinar Connection details: Please click this link to join the webinar: https://healthinsight.zoom.us/j/932452215 You may use the audio on your computer, or dial in by telephone: Dial: +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 932 452 215 , Oregon
(HI) You are invited to \"virtual\" Learning Session 2 of the 2017-2018 HealthInsight Nursing Home Resident Safety Collaborative, focused on senior leader engagement. This webinar-style event will provide evidence-informed approaches and opportunities for small group discussions to learn from your peers in an all-teach, all-learn environment.

Aug 29, 2017 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (PDT); 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
1. Go to: https://qualitynet.webex.com 2. Locate the event you wish to join, and click Join Now 3. Enter your name and email address 4. Password: Quality Automatic system set-up should start at this point. If a dialogue box appears, click Run. This may take a few minutes. 5. Call: 1-888-896-0862 Access code: 45399523. Questions? Contact Pamela Longmire at plongmire@mpqhf.org or at 1-800-497-8232 ext. 5885.
(HI) Nursing home colleagues will learn from their peers about innovative ways to improve residents' quality of life and reduce the use of antipsychotic medications. Speakers include Brenna Anderson, Copper Ridge Health & Rehabilitation Center in Montana - crafting and antipsychotic medication reduction; Toshua Krushensky, Village Center in Montana -- essential oils and AP reduction; Kamran Chaudhry, Qualicare Nursing Home in Michigan - multiple approaches for AP reduction;
Racey Gasior, Tealwood Senior Living in Minnesota - multi-pronged PIP and \"Virtual Dementia Tour\"; Theresa Bertram, Miravida Living in Wisconsin - innovative dementia care projects.

Aug 24, 2017 8:30 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 9:30 am - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
Oregon Veterans' Home, Lebanon
Lebanon, Oregon
(OR) You are invited to Learning Session 2 of the 2017-2018 HealthInsight Nursing Home Resident Safety Collaborative, focused on senior leader engagement. This in-person regional event will provide evidence-informed approaches and opportunities for small group discussions to learn from your peers in an all-teach, all-learn environment.

Aug 15, 2017 8:30 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 9:30 am - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
Propac Building
Vancouver, WA
(OR) You are invited to Learning Session 2 of the 2017-2018 HealthInsight Nursing Home Resident Safety Collaborative, focused on senior leader engagement. This in-person regional event will provide evidence-informed approaches and opportunities for small group discussions to learn from your peers in an all-teach, all-learn environment.

Aug 09, 2017 8:30 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 9:30 am - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
Avamere at Medford Three Fountains
Medford, Oregon
(OR) You are invited to Learning Session 2 of the 2017-2018 HealthInsight Nursing Home Resident Safety Collaborative, focused on senior leader engagement. This in-person regional event will provide evidence-informed approaches and opportunities for small group discussions to learn from your peers in an all-teach, all-learn environment.

Jul 19, 2017 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (PDT); 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (MDT)
 
(HI) New models for community-clinical partnerships are emerging using community health workers to bridge care gaps between community and clinical services, which has increased access to appropriate health care, self-management education and social services for underserved populations. Payment reform provides outpatient practices with new opportunities to structure care that better addresses the social determinants of health and patient activation. This webinar will share two models that rely on clinical-community partnerships to promote patient activation for rural, underserved and cultural-specific communities.

Jul 18, 2017 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
1. Go to: https://qualitynet.webex.com 2. Locate the event you wish to join, and click Join Now 3. Enter your name and email address 4. Password: Falls Automatic system set-up should start at this point. If a dialogue box appears, click Run. This may take a few minutes. 5. Call: 1-888-896-0862 Access code: 44889163
(HI) The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) team at Jefferson Community Health and Life - Gardenside LTC, in Fairbury, Nebraska, implemented Natural Awakening to improve the overall sleep hygiene, health and safety of their residents, while promoting a more \"home-like\" environment. In this presentation, they will share the steps taken, lessons learned and challenges they have faced through their journey of Natural Awakening.

Webinar Objectives: Participants will be able to:
• Recognize health and safety concerns related to fragmented sleep patterns
• Identify the top disturbances of sleep
• Identify barriers to implementing Natural Awakening in their facility
• Describe steps to implement a successful Natural Awakening Program promoting uninterrupted sleep

Target Audience: The webinar is designed for nurses and other nursing home staff.

Presenters: Debra Sutton, RN, BS, NHA, has been a nurse for 34 years, with 18 of those in long-term care as the director of nursing. Three years ago she obtained her nursing home administrator's license and since that time has been the administrator at Gardenside LTC in Fairbury, NE. Deb and her staff work to promote resident-centered care at Gardenside and to that end, began the Natural Waking Program.
Samantha Wurm, LPN, began employment at Gardenside as a CNA in 2014. She became a Licensed Practical Nurse in 2016 and assumed her role as charge nurse. She worked closely with the QAA leader on different projects for Gardenside, then took over as QAA leader in in the fall of 2016.

Pre-work: We recommend participants view the June 6, 2017, webinar with Sue Ann Guildermann on \"Sleep Hygiene/Falls – Part II: Restorative Sleep Vitality Program.\" A good night of undisturbed sleep is one of the most important services we can give our residents. By eliminating or minimizing night-time interruptions, we can encourage more of the restorative sleep our residents need to maintain and enhance their quality of life. The presentation also provided practical strategies for preventing falls through uninterrupted sleep. Watch the recording now and/or review the presentation here.
Questions?
Contact Krystal Hays, DNP, RN, RAC-CT, at krystal.hays@area-a.hcqis.org or (402) 476-1399, x522.


Jun 21, 2017 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm (PDT); 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm (MDT)
 
(HI) What do these concepts have in common? Join us to learn more about how benchmarks and the new Quality Payment Program measures can help focus your quality improvement initiatives in preparation for this new program.

Jun 08, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (PDT); 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
1. Go to: https://qualitynet.webex.com 2. Locate the event you wish to join, and click Join Now 3. Enter your name and email address 4. Password: Falls The automatic system set-up should start at this point. If a dialogue box appears, click Run. This may take a few minutes. 5. Call: 1-888-896-0862 Access code: 44889163 Questions? Contact Michelle Lauckner at michelle.lauckner@area-a.hcqis.org or (701) 852-4231.
(HI) A good night of undisturbed sleep is one of the most important services we can give our residents. By eliminating or minimizing night-time interruptions, we can encourage more of the restorative sleep our residents need to maintain and enhance their quality of life. This presentation will provide practical strategies to prevent falls through uninterrupted sleep. Presented by Sue Ann Guildermann, RN, BA, MA.

May 25, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (PDT); 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Please follow the information in the flier linked above for login/call-in information.
(HI) Communication is the lifeline of a well-functioning team. The TeamSTEPPS® LTC Communication Module provides strategies and tools to improve the effectiveness of communication and promote sharing of information. Improving the quality of information exchange decreases communication-related errors. A Great 8+ consortium webinar presented by Great Plains Quality Innovation Network.

May 24, 2017 7:00 am - 8:45 am (PDT); 8:00 am - 9:45 am (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Please note: We will present this webinar twice, to accommodate different time zones. Use the registration link below, then join the session at the start time that meets your needs: Option 1: 8-8:45 a.m. MT, 7-7:45 a.m. PT Option 2: 9-9:45 a.m. MT, 8-8:45 a.m. PT
(HI) Antibiotic resistance causes serious harm for patients around the world and in our own communities, primarily due to overuse of antibiotics. HealthInsight's Get Smart: Preserving the Power of Antibiotics campaign helps medical practices and clinics adopt evidence-based approaches for appropriate prescribing -- and qualify for incentives under the Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP).

Join us for a brief online session to learn how to become involved in this important effort, protect your patients and support your reimbursement strategy.

Participants will be prepared to:

Describe the magnitude of antibiotic resistance and overprescribing
Explain the Get Smart campaign's approach to outpatient antibiotic stewardship
Explain how participating in this campaign could fulfill requirements for reimbursement through the Medicare Quality Payment Program's (QPP) Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Please note: We will present this webinar twice, to accommodate two time zones. Use the registration link below and just join the session at the start time that works best for you.
Option 1: 8-8:45 a.m. MT, 7-7:45 a.m. PT
Option 2: 9-9:45 a.m. MT, 8-8:45 a.m. PT

May 17, 2017 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm (PDT); 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (MDT)
 
Dallas Retirement Village
Dallas, Oregon
(OR) We hope you will join fellow Collaborative teams at this in-person training session on the Positive Approach to Care™. Created by Teepa Snow, the program teaches interactive skills to help caregivers understand and connect with people living with dementia in a meaningful and positive way.

May 17, 2017 11:30 am - 12:15 pm (PDT); 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm (MDT)
Change Agents
 
(HI) What does a successful quality improvement project look like? Hint: starting with goal setting is key. Join us for this brief webinar to learn about the first steps in developing an effective quality improvement project and practice setting goals in real time.

May 12, 2017 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (PDT); 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm (MDT)
 
Hearthstone Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Medford, Oregon
(OR) You are invited to Learning Session 1 of the 2017-2018 HealthInsight Nursing Home Resident Safety Collaborative. This in-person regional event will provide evidence-informed information and opportunities for small group discussions to learn from your peers in an all-teach, all-learn environment.

May 09, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
Rose Villa Senior Living
Portland, Oregon
(OR) You are invited to Learning Session 1 of the 2017-2018 HealthInsight Nursing Home Resident Safety Collaborative. This in-person regional event will provide evidence-informed information and opportunities for small group discussions to learn from your peers in an all-teach, all-learn environment.

May 03, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
Good Samaritan Society – Eugene
Eugene, Oregon
(OR) You are invited to Learning Session 1 of the 2017-2018 HealthInsight Nursing Home Resident Safety Collaborative. This in-person regional event will provide evidence-informed information and opportunities for small group discussions to learn from your peers in an all-teach, all-learn environment.

Apr 27, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (PDT); 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Use link to download flier with login information.
(HI) Presented by service expert Cindy Heilman, this session, for long-term care administrators, directors of nursing, nutrition and food services, explores competencies necessary for staff to create an optimum dining experience and addresses the advantages of learning new skills to improve communication between all stakeholders. It challenges participants to value change and recognize their significance as leaders. Through examples, solutions will be shared participants can implement to promote their role in contributing to residents' quality of life and the organization's success.

Apr 05, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (PDT); 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
The webinar is hosted on the WebEx platform. Please join the event 15 minutes prior to the start time to ensure the automatic system set-up has been properly established. Instructions: 1. Click or copy and paste this URL to your web browser: https://qualitynet.webex.com This should bring you to the QualityNet e-University webpage. 2. Locate the event you wish to join (by date) and click “Join” (located to the right of the event title) 3. Enter your name and email address as prompted. 4. If the text boxes and “Join Now” button are inactive, refresh your web browser 4. Enter the password: kickoff 5. The automatic system set-up should start at this point. If a dialogue box appears, click run. Please note, the automatic system set-up does take a few minutes to complete. 6. Dial in to the teleconference Teleconference Number: 1-877-672-7130 Access Code: N/A If you have any questions or problems accessing the web portion of this meeting, pleas
(HI) This 90-minute webinar will kick off the 2017-2018 HealthInsight Nursing Home Resident Safety Collaborative. The session will orient nursing home teams to the goals, expectations and next steps for our work together. Open to nursing homes across Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah.

April 5, 2017
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM PDT
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM MDT

Apr 05, 2017 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (PDT); 10:00 am - 5:30 pm (MDT)
 
Eugene Hilton
Eugene, Oregon
(OR) OHA and HealthInsight will conduct a training focused on delivery system network reporting (Exhibit G of the CCO contract with OHA). Each CCO is allotted 4 representatives. We recommend you include team members who work on provider network adequacy, contract compliance, and/or delivery system network capacity reporting for the CCO.

Mar 21, 2017 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (PDT); 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (MDT)
Change Agents
 
(HI) Let's celebrate National Nutrition Month by learning about blood pressure management using a nutrition care model. Optimal nutrition for patients will benefit from strong communication and teamwork in the primary care setting. The presenters, both registered dietitian nutritionists working in health care quality, will present on how to implement the model, including specific interventions with strong clinical recommendations.

Mar 21, 2017 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (PDT); 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Click link for flier with details and login/call-in information.
(HI) Great 8+ webinar for nursing homes. Joyce Black, PhD, RN, will provide an update on the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel's (NPUAP) changes in terminology and in the staging system. In addition, Dr. Black will discuss pressure injury prevention and treatment strategies due to medical device-related pressure injuries and mucosal membrane pressure injuries. Note: this presentation is 1.5 hours long.

Feb 21, 2017 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (PDT); 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (MDT)
Change Agents
 
Virtual Event (link)
Please see your email invitation for details, which will be sent approximately 4 weeks prior to each event.
Don't miss the February session of our Million Hearts® Learning and Action Network(LAN) Webinar Series:

What's Next for Million Hearts?

February is American Heart Month and 2017 marks the end of phase one of the Million Hearts initiative. Join us for an office-hour style Q&A about what the next phase of Million Hearts means for you.

Feb 21, 2017 10:30 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 11:30 am - 1:00 pm (MDT)
Change Agents
 
Virtual Event (link)
Click blue register button to attend the call.
(HI) During this call, CMS experts discuss the benefits of providing Chronic Care Management (CCM) services and changes for CCM in the Physician Fee Schedule final rule. A new outreach and education campaign from the CMS Office of Minority Health increases awareness about the value of CCM, encourages adoption, and provides an opportunity for health care professionals to ask questions.

Feb 15, 2017 8:30 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 9:30 am - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
Healthcare at Foster Creek
Portland, Oregon
(OR) We hope you will join fellow Collaborative teams at this in-person training session on the Positive Approach to Care™. Created by Teepa Snow, the program teaches interactive skills to help caregivers understand and connect with people living with dementia in a meaningful and positive way.

Feb 02, 2017 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
See link to download flier with webinar login information.
(HI) Webinar for nursing home staff with expert Sue Guildermann, RN, BA, MA. Participants will be able to utilize root cause analysis in the investigation and prevention of resident falls; analyze the internal, external, and systemic conditions and operations that may contribute to the causes of resident falls; and identify appropriate interventions to the causes of the falls.

Jan 26, 2017 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Webinar site: https://qualitynet.webex.com Look for event by date. Password is "Transform" Dial into the teleconference: 1-888-896-0862. The access code is 43967608. Download flier at
(HI) Dr. Paul Mulhausen, chief medical officer at Telligen, and Sandy Swallow, senior quality improvement advisor at Telligen, will provide an overview of the recently implemented CMS Quality Payment Program (QPP). Join this webinar to learn about Alternative Payment Models (APMs) and the Merit-Based Incentive Program (MIPS), which are key elements of the Medicare Part B QPP. This webinar is directed to all health care providers.

Jan 17, 2017 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (PDT); 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (MDT)
Change Agents
 
Virtual Event (link)
See Event Web Page for details.
(HI) Don't miss the next installment in our Million Hearts® Learning and Action Network (LAN) Webinar Series, where clinicians, staff and patients from our four HealthInsight states (Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah) can share successes and struggles on the cardiac measures and related topics.

Dec 20, 2016 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (PDT); 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (MDT)
Change Agents
 
Virtual Event (link)
Register now, as participation is limited.
(HI) Our December LAN event will be a look back at the strategies discussed in 2016 to improve cardiac care under the Million Hearts® work. This webinar will discuss successful strategies to improve cardiac care and help you think about how similar strategies could be adopted by your care team.

Nov 15, 2016 8:30 am - 4:00 pm (PDT); 9:30 am - 5:00 pm (MDT)
 
Keizer Community Center
Keizer, Oregon
(OR) Registration is now closed. Please contact Katie Yearout to be placed on the wait list.

Conference information is available online at http://healthinsight.org/changeagents/details

Nov 01, 2016 11:30 am - 1:00 pm (PDT); 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Please click the link for a flier with login/call-in instructions.
(HI) Great 8+ webinar with geriatrician Shaida Talebreza, MD, AGSF, FAAHPM, HMDC. Participants will be able to describe the steps involved in eliciting goals for life-sustaining treatment, describe the difference between advance directives and POLST forms, and utilize recommended phrases when conducting goals of care conversations about life-sustaining treatments.

Oct 26, 2016 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (PDT); 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (MDT)
Change Agents
 
(HI) When patients are diagnosed with a chronic disease, health professionals often provide initial health education and have little capacity for further support. Ongoing support and reinforcement of self-care skills can be provided by community-based resources including evidence-based self-management workshops. This webinar will discuss the process of patient referral to self-management programs as an important element of care coordination, which can improve patient satisfaction, engagement and health outcomes, and will include ways to integrate referrals into clinic workflow.

Oct 20, 2016 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (PDT); 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
The webinar is hosted on the Adobe Connect platform. Please plan to log in 15 minutes early to allow time to troubleshoot your connection. On the day of the webinar: 1. Open Adobe Connect by clicking the link above or pasting the URL into your browser. 2. Leave the first option ("Enter as Guest") checked. 3. Type your first name and last name into the box labeled "Name." 4. Click "Enter Room" to join the webinar. Teleconference line for audio: 877-672-7130 (no password required) To test your connection, go to: https://healthinsight.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Materials will be available for download from the right side of the Adobe Connect meeting window.
(HI) Learn how to use NHSN to for CDI data submission, adding and removing users from the facility, and generate reports. Important: Visit http://healthinsight.org/nursing-home-quality-improvement to view the Session 1 and 2 webinar recordings.

Oct 20, 2016 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (PDT); 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Use the link to download flier with login instructions.
(HI) This year's MDS 3.0 RAI User's Manual update was packed full of changes, from a new item set (the Medicare Part A PPS Discharge Assessment), to the new section GG on the MDS. These changes are big! This session will focus on detailing the rules according to final instructions from CMS. We'll discuss clarifications and changes from CMS on how to accurately capture items in section GG such as \"usual performance\" and \"helper,\" and when to complete the End of Medicare Part A Assessment. In addition to the big changes, the session will clarify numerous miscellaneous changes to chapters 2 and 3, including MDS sections C, J, M and others.

Oct 19, 2016 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (PDT); 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Presented by the Oregon Partnership to Improve Dementia Care For Physicians, Health Practitioners & Partners
(OR) Presenter: Dr. Maureen Nash, MD, Medical Director for Providence Elderplace
This session will provide a history of the use of the antipsychotic medications, including the FDA's black box warning, in people living with dementia and residing in long-term care settings. The discussion will include an examination ofthe pharmacology of antipsychotic medications, as well as how to appropriately use these medications in the three symptom clusters of paranoia, hallucinations, and aggression.

Oct 12, 2016 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm (PDT); 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
The link will open the Adobe Connect "room" for this online event. Select the “Guest” option, then type your first and last name in the box and select the “Enter Room” button. For the audio, dial 877-672-7130. Participants will be greeted by an operator and placed into the conference.
(OR) Join HealthInsight Oregon on Oct. 12 at 1:15 p.m. PT for facilitated discussion about the CMS \"Town Hall\" on sepsis in rural settings (11 a.m. the same day). The Town Hall provides 3 examples of rural provider collaboration with referral centers to improve early diagnosis and treatment of sepsis. Come share ideas about better sepsis care in Oregon.

Oct 12, 2016 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (PDT); 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Use the link to register for the CMS portion of this two-part event. Watch email or check the event calendar for your state's "Part 2" follow-up discussion session.
(HI) The CMS Western Regional Offices are hosting a \"Town Hall\" featuring examples of successful collaboration from three rural states. Join the Town Hall (11 a.m. Pacific, noon Mountain), then participate in local \"Part 2\" discussions organized by HealthInsight for Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah (scheduled by state; watch email for separate registration information).

Oct 11, 2016 8:30 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 9:30 am - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
Broadway Commons-Grant Room 201
Salem, Oregon
(OR) Come celebrate the accomplishments of the Oregon Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative since April 2015. The audience will be all nursing homes in the collaborative and interested stakeholders. Several nursing homes will present their quality improvement projects and we will outline the next steps for the collaborative through 2018.

Oct 04, 2016 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (PDT); 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Presented by the Oregon Partnership to Improve Dementia Care For Physicians, Health Practitioners & Partners
(OR) Presenter: Dr. Elizabeth Eckstrom, MD, MPH, OHSU
This course will discuss when antipsychotic medications should not be prescribed for people with dementia. The focus of the discussion will include the risks of using antipsychotic medications in people living with dementia, as well as alternatives that are safer and more beneficial.

Oct 04, 2016 11:30 am - 1:00 pm (PDT); 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Please click the link for a flier with login/call-in instructions.
(HI) Great 8+ webinar with geriatrician Shaida Talebreza, MD, AGSF, FAAHPM, HMDC. Participants will be able to describe the steps involved in delivering serious news, describe how strong emotions affect patient's decision making, describe six techniques for responding to emotion with empathy.

Sep 29, 2016 10:30 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 11:30 am - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
CMS will use webcast technology for this event with audio streamed through your computer. Please note: if you are unable to stream audio through your computer, phone lines are available.
(HI) n mid-September 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will make 2015 Annual Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) available to all group practices and solo practitioners nationwide. This event provides an overview of the report and explains how to interpret and use the information.

2015 Annual QRURs show how groups and solo practitioners performed in 2015 on the quality and cost measures used to calculate the 2017 Value-Based Payment Modifier (Value Modifier) and how the Value Modifier will be applied to physician payments. Learn more on the 2015 QRUR and 2017 Value Modifier webpage. Visit How to Obtain a QRUR to access your report prior to the event.

Sep 22, 2016 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (PDT); 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (MDT)
 
The federal Quality Measures continue to be the focal point of the facility report card on Nursing Home Compare and serve as a baseline for developing value-based payment systems for Medicare. With new QMs recently added and more on the way, having a clear understanding of how QMs are captures and how to build a strong QM program is more important than ever. The final session in our MDS webinar series will help you to connect QM scores to Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) plans. We will describe some common misunderstandings and pitfalls around QM accuracy and system improvements. Achieving high QM scores takes the entire team working together! Presenters: Amy Franklin, RN, RAC-MT, Master Teacher for American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC), and Judi Kulus, MSN, MAT, RN, NHA, RAC-MT, DNS-CT, QCP, vice president of curriculum development, AANAC.

Sep 22, 2016 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (MDT)
Change Agents
 
Virtual Event (link)
Register directly by using the link.
(HI) Shared decision making (SDM) is a collaborative process that allows the patient and provider to make important health care decisions together. It takes into account the best clinical evidence available as well the patient's preferences for care. Patient decision support tools, also known as decision aids, are evidence-based tools used to help patients understand their condition and the preference-sensitive decision that needs to be made.

Implementing SDM into routine clinic processes can be challenging. During this presentation by Megan Bowen, compliance specialist and site visitor with the Oregon Health Authority's Patient Centered Primary Care Home Program, you'll learn about some valuable lessons from the field, how to choose the most appropriate SDM topics for your clinic, how to integrate patient decision support tools and the process of SDM into routine workflows, training resources for providers and staff, and where to get additional resources.

Sep 15, 2016 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (PDT); 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
The webinar is hosted on the Adobe Connect platform. Please plan to log in 15 minutes early to allow time to troubleshoot your connection. On the day of the webinar: 1. Open Adobe Connect by clicking the link above or pasting the URL into your browser. 2. Leave the first option ("Enter as Guest") checked. 3. Type your first name and last name into the box labeled "Name." 4. Click "Enter Room" to join the webinar. Teleconference line for audio: 877-672-7130 (no password required) To test your connection, go to: https://healthinsight.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Materials will be available for download from the right side of the Adobe Connect meeting window.
(HI) Learn how to enroll your facility in NHSN, confer rights to HealthInsight to view a summary of NHSN reported events and add multiple users to your facility group. Important: Make sure you and your staff who will be accessing and using NHSN have completed the Session 1 steps for SAMS registration before attending Session 2.

Sep 15, 2016 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (PDT); 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Presented by the Oregon Partnership to Improve Dementia Care For Physicians, Health Practitioners & Partners
(OR) Presenter: Liz Von Wellsheim, MSN, MA, GNP, CEO/Medical Director of ElderHealth & Living
This session will focus on the needed components of assessment of behavioral expressions of distress. Other topics include tools for using non-pharmacological interventions, as well as a monitoring system for behavioral expressions and intervention effectiveness.

Sep 14, 2016 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (PDT); 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
This is a live, online event. Please register. After you register, you will receive a confirmation page with further instructions.
(HI) This four-part webinar series is designed to help clinics implement or improve behavioral health screening processes. Each module is only 60-minutes and will help you thrive as you strive to improve behavioral health for your patients.

Module 1: Utilizing Screening tools to Improve Identification of Depression and Alcohol Misuse
Module 2: The ABCs of Scoring and Interpreting Behavioral Health Screens
Module 3: Monitoring Patients to Symptom Remission
Module 4: Behavioral Health Referrals and Community Resources

Sep 08, 2016 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (PDT); 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Follow link for flier with login information. Advance registration not required.
(HI) Participants will be able to
• Describe the population distribution according to age
• Explain why the older person's pain is difficult to diagnose
• Express causes of pain in the older person
• Improve communication with older persons
• Verbalize treatment options for pain in the older person

Sep 07, 2016 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (PDT); 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
This is a live, online event. Please register. After you register, you will receive a confirmation page with further instructions.
(HI) This four-part webinar series is designed to help clinics implement or improve behavioral health screening processes. Each module is only 60-minutes and will help you thrive as you strive to improve behavioral health for your patients.

Module 1: Utilizing Screening tools to Improve Identification of Depression and Alcohol Misuse
Module 2: The ABCs of Scoring and Interpreting Behavioral Health Screens
Module 3: Monitoring Patients to Symptom Remission
Module 4: Behavioral Health Referrals and Community Resources

Aug 31, 2016 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (PDT); 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
This four-part webinar series is designed to help clinics implement or improve behavioral health screening processes. Each module is only 60-minutes and will help you thrive as you strive to improve behavioral health for your patients. Module 1: Utilizing Screening tools to Improve Identification of Depression and Alcohol Misuse Module 2: The ABCs of Scoring and Interpreting Behavioral Health Screens Module 3: Monitoring Patients to Symptom Remission Module 4: Behavioral Health Referrals and Community Resources
(HI) This four-part webinar series is designed to help clinics implement or improve behavioral health screening processes. Each module is only 60-minutes and will help you thrive as you strive to improve behavioral health for your patients.

Module 1: Utilizing Screening tools to Improve Identification of Depression and Alcohol Misuse
Module 2: The ABCs of Scoring and Interpreting Behavioral Health Screens
Module 3: Monitoring Patients to Symptom Remission
Module 4: Behavioral Health Referrals and Community Resources

Aug 25, 2016 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (PDT); 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (MDT)
 
(HI) Person-centered care is a focal point for improving resident outcomes, regulatory compliance and higher QM ratings. The RAI process harnesses resident voice through MDS Sections C, D, F and J, but is often underrated in its positive impact on resident outcomes. The data in these sections are impacted by social services, activities and nurses, but how often do all three disciplines collaborate in coding? The MDS Part 2 session will cover Section C – Accurately coding the gateway questions, determining cognitive status, managing care of residents with dementia; Section D – Capturing and managing mood indicators; Section F – Using resident preferences to create person-focused care plans; Section J – Identifying and managing pain. Presenter: Judi Kulus, MSN, MAT, RN, NHA, RAC-MT, DNS-CT, QCP, vice president of curriculum development, American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC).

Aug 25, 2016 10:00 am - 11:00 am (PDT); 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Use link in flier to register online.
(HI) Whether you work in a nursing home or hospital, CDI is a communal health care problem. Every health care professional must do their part to decrease CDIs within their facility as well as other facilities. Hear from Erin Epson, MD, from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), on a unique CDI prevention approach that focuses on bringing together all health care facilities to combat CDI on a community level, rather than just within the four walls of a facility.

Aug 24, 2016 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (PDT); 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Please click this link to sign in on the day of the event, and complete the information requested to enter the online meeting space. Teleconference line for audio: 877-672-7130 (no password required) To test your connection, go to: https://healthinsight.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
(HI) Part of a series to prepare nursing homes for reporting C. difficile infection (CDI) data into the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). Members of the CDI Cohort should register to attend Session 1: SAMS Registration on August 24 if you missed the August 16 training. Handouts and a recording will be posted on the website.

Aug 24, 2016 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (PDT); 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
This is a live, online event. Please register. After you register, you will receive a confirmation page with further instructions.
(HI) This four-part webinar series is designed to help clinics implement or improve behavioral health screening processes. Each module is only 60-minutes and will help you thrive as you strive to improve behavioral health for your patients.

Module 1: Utilizing Screening tools to Improve Identification of Depression and Alcohol Misuse
Module 2: The ABCs of Scoring and Interpreting Behavioral Health Screens
Module 3: Monitoring Patients to Symptom Remission
Module 4: Behavioral Health Referrals and Community Resources

Aug 18, 2016 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
(HI) A FREE, interactive webinar featuring Litjen (L.J.) Tan, MS, PhD, chief strategy officer of the Immunization Action Coalition, on the use of standing orders for immunizations. All clinicians are welcome!

Aug 16, 2016 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (PDT); 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Please click this link to sign in on the day of the event, and complete the information requested to enter the online meeting space. Teleconference line for audio: 877-672-7130 (no password required) To test your connection, go to: https://healthinsight.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
(HI) This webinar series prepares the C. difficile infection (CDI) cohort of the Nursing Home Quality Improvement Collaborative to submit reports into the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) to meet the October deadline. Session 1, SAMS Registration (credentialing), will be offered on August 18 and August 24. Please register for one or both dates.

Aug 16, 2016 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (PDT); 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Register Now! Access information will be included in the confirmation email.
(HI) \"By 2035, current primary care production rates will be unable to meet demand, resulting in a shortages in excess of 33,000 primary care physicians\" (Petterson, et al., 2015). However, high-functioning teams that utilize registered nurses (RNs) to manage some conditions can help narrow this gap. Please join us for our Million Hearts® Learning and Action Network (LAN) event in August for a sample of nurse visit types - vetted through a regional Nursing Innovation Collaborative - to bring back to your practice.

Aug 02, 2016 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (PDT); 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Use the link on the event page to register online.
(HI) This event will focus on \"Driving Safer Care\" by aligning with the CMS Quality Strategy goal to make care safer by reducing harm caused in the delivery of care.

Audience: This event is open to beneficiaries, families, healthcare providers, practitioners, partners, and Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs).

Registration is required!

Jul 28, 2016 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Click link to download flier and register.
(HI) This webinar is in follow up to the evidence-based guidelines for implementation and measurement of antibiotic stewardship interventions in inpatient populations that were recently published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. Intended Audience: Hospital infection Preventionist and Quality Staff

Objectives:
• Describe what an antibiotic stewardship program (ASP) does and its benefits
• Learn strategies to use when establishing an ASP
• Identify at least one ASP intervention that could be implemented or enhanced at your facility

Jul 26, 2016 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (PDT); 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Registration required - Please register online using the link.
(HI) This event will showcase the challenge of polypharmacy and the many risks associated with it. Strategies that patients and caregivers have used to successfully manage multiple medications will be highlighted, and key partnerships that patients and caregivers should explore to manage polypharmacy will be discussed. Guidance for how to implement the successful self-management practices will be reviewed.

Jul 21, 2016 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (PDT); 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (MDT)
 
October 1 is fast approaching, and every nursing home needs to complete the new Section GG items on the MDS. Join us for MDS Part 1 and learn how to successfully meet the charting and coding requirements for Section GG. This will require a systematic approach and lots of teamwork. We will cover coding instructions and describe each of the new items. You will also gain insights into how nursing and therapy can collaborate in completing the required sections. Do not let a rocky start impact the coming QMs that will be triggered by Section GG and ultimately will be used to adjust your facility's Medicare Part A payments. Presenter: Amy Franklin, RN, RAC-MT, Master Teacher for American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC).

Jul 14, 2016 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (PDT); 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (MDT)
Change Agents
 
(HI) Please join us for our July Learning and Action Network (LAN) event, which will feature a home health agency and a medical practice in our region and their work around cardiac care. This webinar will discuss successful strategies to improve cardiac care and help you think about how similar strategies could be adopted by your care team.

Jul 13, 2016 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
Good Samaritan Society - Fairlawn Village
Gresham, Oregon
(OR) Join HealthInsight Oregon for this in-person session of the Oregon Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative. This is a valuable opportunity to collaborate with fellow nursing homes and identify effective strategies for improving your care and star rating.

Jun 29, 2016 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (PDT); 10:00 am - 5:30 pm (MDT)
 
Valley River Inn
Eugene, Oregon
(OR) OHA and Acumentra Health will conduct a training focused on business continuity planning and encounter data best practices. Each CCO is allotted 4 representatives; please include behavioral staff. Each dental plan can register one attendee separately or with their affiliated CCO.

Jun 22, 2016 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
Oregon Veterans' Home Lebanon
Lebanon, Oregon
(OR) Join Acumentra Health for this in-person session of the Oregon Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative. This is a valuable opportunity to collaborate with fellow nursing homes and identify effective strategies for improving your care and star rating.

Jun 17, 2016 8:30 am - 3:30 pm (PDT); 9:30 am - 4:30 pm (MDT)
 
OMEF Event Center
Portland , OR
(OR) Presented by Oregon Patient Safety Commission.
Get the most out of your event investigations by attending this one-day course on identifying the causes and contributing factors of system failures. Learn root cause identification strategies to ensure that your organization is effectively analyzing underlying systems to determine where changes might reduce risk. Then, hone your skills at developing strong, system-level action plans that ensure your investigations result in preventing similar events in the future. This course is designed for any healthcare professionals involved in patient safety and adverse event investigation from hospitals, nursing facilities, dialysis facilities, community pharmacies, and ambulatory surgery centers.
Cost: $60 per person (includes lunch and materials)

Jun 15, 2016 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (PDT); 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Use link for flier with details and online registration
(HI) Great 8 webinar series, Sponsored by HealthInsight.
Speaker: David Farrell, MSW, LNHA
Objectives: Participants will be able to
- Discuss how specific leadership practices generate positive staff, resident and organizational outcomes.
- Identify concrete strategies and systems for recruiting and retaining high performers.
- Explain how evidence-based leadership practices can transform a troubled inner city \"Critical Access\" nursing home into a high-performing and person-centered community.

Jun 15, 2016 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (PDT); 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (MDT)
 
Holiday Inn Portland South
Wilsonville, OR
(OR) Presented by Oregon Healthcare Association, in collaboration with LeadingAge Oregon, Oregon Gerontological Association, and Oregon DHS Office of Licensing and Regulatory Oversight
Join your fellow community partners as we celebrate and promote World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The purpose of this important day is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic, and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect. This event is useful for ALL audiences; 5.5 hours of continuing education credits will be offered.

Jun 09, 2016 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (PDT); 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (MDT)
 
Royale Gardens Health and Rehabilitation
Grants Pass, Oregon
(OR) Join Acumentra Health for this in-person session of the Oregon Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative. This is a valuable opportunity to collaborate with fellow nursing homes and identify effective strategies for improving your care and star rating.

Jun 01, 2016 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (PDT); 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (MDT)
 
Holiday Inn Portland South
Wilsonville, OR
(OR) Presented by Oregon Care Partners.
This full day of dementia care training will help you:
• Recognize the early signs of change and understand the different forms of dementia such as Alzheimer's.
• Learn empathetic communication techniques that reduce and diffuse stressful situations.
• Identify individual strengths that can be used to develop effective stress management strategies for yourself and the person living with dementia.

This event is free to attend, and continuing education credits will be offered.

May 26, 2016 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
(HI) Sponsored by HAI-18 consortium of QIN-QIOs. Speaker: Sharon Eloranta, MD, Medical Director, Quality and Safety Initiatives, Qualis Health.

May 24, 2016 10:00 am - 11:00 am (PDT); 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Register online
(OR) This session sponsored by Oregon Health Care Association will discuss policies and procedures for dealing with sensitive issues which must be addressed in the resident admissions agreement. Oregon's standard has been developed with the objective of enhancing the dignity, independence, individuality, and decision making ability of residents in a safe and secure environment. This webinar will address the admissions process and managing challenging issues such as marijuana use, sexuality, and roommate conflict issues upon move in. One hour of continuing education credit will be offered.
Cost: OHCA members--$39; Non-members--$89

May 24, 2016 10:00 am - 11:00 am (PDT); 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Register online
(HI) PBJ or Payroll-Based Journal reporting, is the new CMS requirement for nursing homes that will take effect in July 2016. CMS is already accepting Payroll-Based Journal Report submissions. There are multiple paths employers can take in order to comply. The best approach involves not only totaling and submitting hours, but also implementing proactive processes to monitor and adjust staffing levels to maximize quality of care.
What does PBJ mean for you and your nursing home? This free webinar will describe what PBJ is, and discuss who needs to submit payroll-based journal reports, what the CMS QIES system is and how it will be used.

May 23, 2016 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Search for and select the webinar by date, then click the "Register" button at the bottom of the event screen.
(HI) CDC expert Cindy Gross will discuss elements of a ventilator-associated event (VAE). This session helps hospitals prepare for and report VAE to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), test knowledge with case studies, and more. This event is a short review and continuance of the VAE webinar held on June 10, 2015 (available on the CDC website: http://qioprogram.org/resources/content/ventilator-associated-events-vae-education-webinar).

May 23, 2016 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (PDT); 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (MDT)
 
(HI) This event sponsored by the PfP CAUTI Affinity Group will feature numerous examples of successful methods to engage and empower the frontline and support the culture change needed to sustain best practice implementations for significant strides in device utilization reduction and CAUTI prevention.

May 18, 2016 10:00 am - 11:00 am (PDT); 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Sponsored by APIC. Free to APIC members; $35 for nonmembers. Registration required.
(HI) Speakers: Lynn Fine, PhD, MPH, CIC, infection control practitioner, University of Rochester Medical Center, and Linda Greene, RN, MPS, CIC, manager infection prevention, Highland Hospital.

May 15, 2016 8:30 am - May 18, 2016, 12:00 pm (PDT); May 15, 2016 9:30 am - May 18, 2016, 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
Eagle Crest Resort
Redmond, OR
(OR) Join Acumentra Health and your peers for an exceptional education experience to explore how you and your organization can continue to excel and Be The Difference in the lives of older adults. Make sure to stop by and see Leah and Tyler at the Acumentra Health booth!

May 12, 2016 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Please register in advance of this event.
(HI) You've submitted your 2015 data to CMS under requirements for PQRS or MU or another program. Your feelings are:
a. Thank goodness that is over and we don't have to worry about it until next year.
b. That was a nightmare! We're still trying to catch-up on other work.
c. Frustrated because we found out CMS doesn't accept the files that our EHR produces.
d. We found some data gaps that need to be addressed in the next couple of months and are already updated our policies and procedures.
e. That was easy! We were ready to submit advance because of all of our prep work.

If your answer is anything but e) then this webinar is for you! Join us for a discussion on assessing your practice's readiness and developing a workflow to ensure data is entered appropriately to produce your needed reports.

May 05, 2016 10:00 am - 11:00 am (PDT); 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Free to APIC members; $35 for non-members. Registration required.
(HI) Sponsored by APIC.

Apr 13, 2016 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
Rose Villa Senior Living
Portland, Oregon
(OR) Join Acumentra Health for the first in-person session of the Oregon Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative. This is a valuable opportunity to collaborate with fellow nursing homes and identify effective strategies for improving your care and star rating. If you weren't able to attend in Springfield on March 30, please come to Portland on April 13.

Mar 30, 2016 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
Pinnacle Health Services
Springfield, Oregon
(OR) Join Acumentra Health for the first in-person session of the Oregon Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative. This is a valuable opportunity to collaborate with fellow nursing homes and identify effective strategies for improving your care and star rating. Attend in Springfield on March 30, or in Portland on April 13 (separate registration coming).

Mar 23, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (PDT); 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Please click this link to sign in on the day of the event, and complete the information requested to enter the online meeting space. Teleconference line for audio: 877-672-7130 (no password required) To test your connection, go to: https://healthinsight.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
(HI) Join us for Part 1 in the HealthInsight/Acumentra Health webinar series on preventing healthcare-associated infections across the continuum of care. Don't miss this valuable opportunity to learn new and effective CDI strategies from infection control leaders and peers across our four-state QIN-QIO region. Nursing and NHA CE pending.

Mar 23, 2016 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (PDT); 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
For more information or to register click here: http://healthinsight.org/tools-and-resources/send/49-webinars/209-hipaa-survival-in-2016-and-beyond
(HI) Is your clinical practice or hospital struggling with securing your protected health information and complying with HIPAA privacy and security rules?
Join us for a FREE Webinar designed to help you overcome PHI and HIPAA hurdles.

Mar 15, 2016 9:30 am - 10:30 am (PDT); 10:30 am - 11:30 am (MDT)
Change Agents
 
Virtual Event (link)
Registration required.
(HI) Panel management is necessary to track and care for patients with complex care needs and support. Often, it is the cornerstone in better planned visits and ensures accountability in chronic disease management and improved care. This webinar will highlight traditional and non-traditional models. Participant will hear from a variety of presenters from the lens of health plan, practice manager, clinical staff, and panel coordinator. They will share their lessons learned regarding what is needed to successfully manage a panel of patients, staffing models, processes and sustainability.

Feb 09, 2016 8:30 am - 9:30 am (PDT); 9:30 am - 10:30 am (MDT)
Change Agents
 
Virtual Event (link)
Registration Required.
(HI) Health coaching helps patients gain the knowledge, skills, tools and confidence to become active participants in their own care. Health coaches help patients set their own health goals and then support their efforts to achieve those goals. Health coaching provides concrete assistance to patients in five areas: ensuring understanding, knowing your numbers, shared decision-making, behavior change and medication adherence.

Feb 02, 2016 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (PDT); 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (MDT)
Change Agents
 
Virtual Event (link)
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(HI) Speakers from CMS, Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Sutter Center for Integrated Care; CE credit available; Registration required

Dec 02, 2015 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (PDT); 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (MDT)
 
Valley River Inn
Eugene, Oregon
(OR) Strengthening CCO IT Practices Training includes encounter data validation, issues from the 2014 ISCA, an overview of the 2016 ISCA, and IT monitoring and oversight. Training is appropriate for past ISCA participants, compliance officers, quality improvement staff, oversight and monitoring staff, and CCO IT staff. Limit 4 representatives per CCO.

Oct 13, 2015 7:45 am - 3:30 pm (PDT); 8:45 am - 4:30 pm (MDT)
 
Join us in-person or online
(OR) Join Acumentra Health and HealthInsight as we kick off our ongoing Change Agents learning and action network. Our dynamic event will give you the tools and momentum your organization needs for success, including strategies for engaging patients, building reliable processes, and using health information technology to improve patient outcomes.

Aug 27, 2015 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (PDT); 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (MDT)
 
Webinar/teleconference
(HI) Please join us for an educational event featuring Daniel Chipping and Brux McClellan, HealthInsight experts on health information technology.

Jun 30, 2015 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (PDT); 9:30 am - 5:30 pm (MDT)
 
Valley River Inn
Eugene, Oregon
(OR) Join us for CCO Compliance Training. Training includes conducting a risk assessment, annual evaluation, and the oversight requirements of first tier and downstream entities compliance programs. Training is appropriate for compliance officers, QI staff, CEOs, and COOs. Limit 4 representatives per CCO.

Jun 25, 2015 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (PDT); 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (MDT)
 
Webinar/teleconference
(HI) Please join us for an educational event featuring Daniel Chipping and Renee Sussman, HealthInsight experts on Meaningful Use.

Apr 21, 2015 10:00 am - 11:30 am (PDT); 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (MDT)
 
Virtual Event (link)
Join your peers and Acumentra Health as we launch our exciting work together! Hear active collaborative members talk about the benefits of belonging to a statewide network of nursing home providers. Get a better understanding of the composite scores to identify areas for improvement. Please use the login/call-in information in the flier to join the session on April 21.
(OR) Join your peers and Acumentra Health as we launch our exciting work together! Hear active collaborative members talk about the benefits of belonging to a statewide network of nursing home providers. Gain a stronger understanding of the composite scores to identify areas for improvement. Please click the \"Register\" button to RSVP.

Mar 26, 2015 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (PDT); 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (MDT)
 
Webinar/teleconference
(HI) Please join us for an educational event featuring Paul Kleeberg, MD, FAAFP, FHIMSS,
chief medical informatics officer for Stratis Health and clinical director for REACH in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Feb 26, 2015 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (PDT); 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (MDT)
 
(HI) Provided in support of American Heart Month. Presentations by:
• Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) National Coordinating Center (NCC)
• American Medical Association (AMA)
• Johns Hopkins
• Million Hearts®
•American Heart Association

Learn more about the event here.

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