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OVERVIEW:
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges and intensified systemic health disparities that have pushed the conversation around health equity from “why is this important?” to “how do we do this?” Based on regulatory requirements from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and The Joint Commission (TJC), hospitals have a critical opportunity to be at the forefront of building more resilient communities and addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) across readmissions, chronic diseases, and other patient harm areas. This session will highlight best practices and examples for successfully implementing health equity strategies within hospital settings. Rosa Abraha, MPH, Alliant HQIC’s health equity lead, will address frequently asked questions from hospitals and engage in a discussion with participants.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
1. Discuss a model for embedding a health equity champion to meet the current regulatory requirements.
2. Describe how to expand on the collection of Race, Ethnicity and Language (REaL) data and begin to analyze health-related social needs, e.g., health literacy, transportation needs, food insecurity etc.
3. Discuss a framework for community and hospital partnership to advance health equity needs and improve patient outcomes.

SUMMARY:
This session will review pertinent definitions and categorizations of pneumonia. We will also discuss updates to the guidelines and review an example case.

TARGET AUDIENCE:
Infection Preventionists (IP), Nursing Home leadership, Clinical leadership.

IN THIS SERIES, ATTENDEES WILL LEARN:
New knowledge and tools surrounding the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of facility associated infections including Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s), Sepsis, Pneumonia, and COVID-19.

According to the New England Journal of Medicine in February 2022, the strides made toward improving patient safety were quickly and severely reversed amid the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic that swept the nation indicating that the healthcare system lacks a sufficient resilient safety culture and infrastructure. This has brought to light an opportunity and obligation to reevaluate healthcare safety with an eye toward building a more resilient healthcare delivery system. Successful and sustainable patient safety improvement rests heavily on an organizational culture of patient safety, in which leadership supports systemwide attitudes, actions, teamwork, and technology to reduce the risk of patient harm.

IP Chats are quarterly networking events to build knowledge, share experience and provide support for hospital infection preventionists. Have questions or ideas for content? Contact Amy Ward at Amy.Ward@Allianthealth.org.

Alliant HQIC developed a series of bite-sized learnings to assist hospital infection preventionists with some of their most frequently asked questions regarding the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) database. Topics include:

• NHSN New User Introduction
• Adding, Assigning Rights and Deactivating Users in NHSN
• Location Mapping and NHSN Training
• NHSN Annual Survey and Monthly Reporting Plans
• LabID Reporting

IP Chats are quarterly networking events to build knowledge, share experience and provide support for hospital infection preventionists. Have questions or ideas for content? Contact Amy Ward at Amy.Ward@Allianthealth.org.

Alliant HQIC developed a series of bite-sized learnings to assist hospital infection preventionists with some of their most frequently asked questions regarding the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) database. Topics include:

• NHSN New User Introduction
• Adding, Assigning Rights and Deactivating Users in NHSN
• Location Mapping and NHSN Training
• NHSN Annual Survey and Monthly Reporting Plans
• LabID Reporting

Join this exciting webinar to learn how the Alliant Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor (HQIC) program has improved patient outcomes for our 147 enrolled hospitals in the past two years. This webinar will also focus on patient and family engagement (PFE) and strategies to improve the five structural metrics. Hospitals will present their accomplishments and barriers to restarting and engaging their patient and family advisory councils (PFACS) to improve quality and patient safety. In addition, we will discuss educational and networking opportunities in 2023.

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Review performance to date and, 30-month target goals.
  2. Discuss the five structural metrics for patient and family engagement and opportunities for improvement among the enrolled hospitals.
  3. Learn how hospitals are restarting their patient and family advisory councils (PFAC) after suspending activities during the COVID pandemic.
  4. Discuss upcoming educational and networking opportunities in 2023.

Two American Heart Association Cardiovascular Disease/Heart Health Risk Assessments

https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/consumer-healthcare/what-is-cardiovascular-disease

https://ccccalculator.ccctracker.com/