Virtual Educational Events

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Virtual Educational Events

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Each month, Alliant hosts an array of virtual educational events for Nursing Homes, Community Coalitions, Clinicians, Hospitals, and Medicare Beneficiaries in support of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors (NQIIC) and Quality Payment Program Small, Underserved, and Rural Support (QPP SURS) initiatives and goals.

Registration links and information for events occurring in the next month are listed below. Recordings of previous events and on-demand learning programs are on Alliant’s QIN-QIO YouTube channel.

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HQIC States

Weekly COVID Office Hours – Infection Prevention (IP) Chats | Dec. 8, 2021

To support infection preventionists, Alliant will begin hosting COVID Office Hours – IP Chats. These will occur every Wednesday and provide up-to-date resources and sharing of best practices and barriers for infection preventionists.

December 8, 2021
2-2:30 p.m. ET | 1-1:30 p.m. CT
HQIC States

Patient Safety Network Series: IP (C. diff/MRSA, CLABSI, CAUTI) | Dec. 9, 2021

These 30-minute sessions will provide resources to support improvement in the specific areas listed below. Subject matter experts and quality improvement advisors will offer guidance, resources and tools to enable participants to identify and develop action plans that address gaps and drive improvement. All participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences with HQIC improvement staff as well as with peers from other HQIC hospitals.

December 9, 2021
12pm ET | 11 am CT | 10 am MT
HQIC States

Patient Safety Network Series: ADE Opioids & Opioid Stewardship | Dec. 9, 2021

These 30-minute sessions will provide resources to support improvement in the specific areas listed below. Subject matter experts and quality improvement advisors will offer guidance, resources and tools to enable participants to identify and develop action plans that address gaps and drive improvement. All participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences with HQIC improvement staff as well as with peers from other HQIC hospitals.

December 9, 2021
11:30am ET | 10:30am CT | 9:30am MT
Georgia

Psychological First Aid: Alliant Health Solutions & DBHDD – Session Two

Alliant Health Solution is proud to collaborate with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities to offer Psychological First Aid Training.

Psychological First Aid (PFA) is an evidence-informed approach to help children, adolescents, adults, and families in the immediate aftermath of disaster and terrorism.

December 9, 2021
2pm ET | 1pm CT
QIO States

Remote Patient Monitoring: AdventHealth’s SARS-CoV-2 Response and Outcomes

Join us to learn about one health system’s experience implementing remote patient monitoring (RPM). This approach has helped to provide a safe transition of care for patients suspected of having COVID (PUI) and COVID positive patients who were discharged from the ED. When properly implemented, remote patient monitoring prevents avoidable readmissions. Together, we will learn about the elements of an effective RPM program used during COVID and consider the potential for future RPM use in helping to manage patients with chronic diseases.

December 14, 2021
2pm ET | 1pm CT | 11am PT
QIO States

Signs of Opioid Addiction: Screening Tools to Assess Opioid Use Disorder and Referral to Treatment

This session will provide participants with information about the disease of opioid use disorder (including the elderly population); opioid pharmacology; stigma and drug addiction; harmful consequences of opioid abuse and basic approaches to prevent and treat opioid use disorders. The importance of universally screening patients for substance use disorder and opioid use disorder will also be discussed. Participants will gain an understanding of the SBIRT model and knowledge of the tools used in identifying and assisting patients in primary care or other settings, who are at risk for mild, moderate, or potentially excessive use of alcohol, opioids, or other drugs.

December 15, 2021
2pm ET | 1pm CT
HQIC States

Weekly COVID Office Hours – Infection Prevention (IP) Chats | Dec. 15, 2021

To support infection preventionists, Alliant will begin hosting COVID Office Hours – IP Chats. These will occur every Wednesday and provide up-to-date resources and sharing of best practices and barriers for infection preventionists.

December 15, 2021
2-2:30 p.m. ET | 1-1:30 p.m. CT

Past

QIO States

CC September LAN: Care Planning for Successful Transitions During COVID-19

Care transitions are times when hospitalized older adults are vulnerable to poor clinical outcomes such as medication errors, readmission, and even death. Well-executed care transitions incorporate effective communication and shared decision making between patients, care partners, and providers along with accurate medication reconciliation, planned follow-up, and education on reportable signs and symptoms of clinical changes.

In this presentation, we will discuss COVID 19’s impact on the delivery of effective transitional care and troubleshoot potential solutions to address these care barriers.

September 23, 2021
12:30 - 1 p.m. ET / 11:30 - 12 p.m. CT
HQIC States

Weekly COVID Office Hours – Infection Prevention (IP) Chats

To support infection preventionists, Alliant will begin hosting COVID Office Hours – IP Chats beginning September 22, 2021 at 2 p.m. EST. These will occur every Wednesday and provide up-to-date resources and sharing of best practices and barriers for infection preventionists.

September 22, 2021
2-2:30 p.m. ET | 1-1:30 p.m. CT
QIO States

NH September LAN: Best Practices for Surveillance, Diagnosis and Treatment of C. difficile

CDI is a common cause of healthcare associated (HAI) infection. Accurate diagnosis of CDI links to appropriate use of lab testing thus guiding CDI prevention, management and optimizing resident outcome. Introduction of a diagnostic stewardship as a best practice in antibiotic medication management, aiming to decrease antimicrobial use and C. difficile infection rates begin with effective diagnostic stewardship interventions.

 

The benefit of an effective diagnostic stewardship program applied to CDI is improved accuracy of CDI diagnosis and appropriate antibiotic use, reduce false positive HAI, and improve the value to residents and quality of care through prevention and appropriateness of treatment.

September 21, 2021
2-2:30 p.m. ET | 1- 1:30 p.m. CT
QIO States

CC August LAN: “Daunting” – Discharge Experience Perspectives from Older Adults with Diabetes

Event Description:
Patient and family experiences with transitions of care provide insights into opportunities to improve cross-setting care transitional processes and improve customer experience scores. Together, we will learn from Dr. Jacqueline Lamanna’s research how patients and families felt about their transition experiences and their perceptions of the greatest risk factors for readmission.

 

August 26, 2021
12:30-1 p.m. ET | 11:30-12 p.m. CT
HQIC States

Exploring Sepsis Strategies Part 1: Early Identification, Patient Family Engagement & Disparities in Care

Join the IPRO, Alliant Quality, and Telligen HQICs for the first of a dynamic two part webinar series featuring proactive strategies and tools for preventing all cause harm related to sepsis and readmissions. Part 1 will focus on the importance and impact of early, equitable sepsis recognition from both the patient/family and healthcare provider perspectives. We’ll share successes with using a multidisciplinary approach, evidence based practices for patient care and system management, and a call to action to set the stage for meaningful attendee participation in Part 2.

August 24, 2021
1 p.m. ET | 12 p.m. CT | 10 a.m. PT
North Carolina

QPP SURS Quikinar: The MIPS Proposed Rule for 2022

Learning Objectives
We will discuss the proposed changes to MIPS in 2022 including the following:
  • MIPS Value Pathways (MVP) Proposals
  • APP Proposals
  • Traditional MIPS Proposals
  • AAPM Model
  • Shared Savings Program Proposals​​​​​
  • How to Comment on the Proposed Rule
In addition, our MIPS Tip of the Month is to review your MIPS 2020 Feedback Report and file a Targeted Review if needed.
August 24, 2021
12 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. CT
HQIC States

Alliant HQIC Measurement Specifications Review

The event will provide details on the CMS HQIC monthly measures that are reviewed on monthly coaching calls. Our senior data analyst will review the specifications for each measure and reserve time for your questions at the end of the session.

August 19, 2021
4-4:30 p.m. ET | 3-3:30 p.m. CT | 1-1:30 a.m. PT
QIO States

NH August LAN: QI Tactics for Increasing & Documenting Short Stay Vaccination Rates

Event Description:

Despite the industry wide focus, vaccination rates still reflect an opportunity for improvement in most post-acute care settings. Join our conversation with experienced SNF clinician leaders as we discuss how quality improvement tools, data and best practices can help improve processes to increase vaccination rates.

August 17, 2021
2-2:30 p.m. ET | 1-1:30 p.m. CT
QIO States

Neuroscience of Addiction: Disease or Decision?

As addictions professionals, we often have gaps in our education around the basics of how our brain functions as well how that functioning is impacted by substance use, addiction, and recovery. Neuroscience of Addiction is a foundational course designed to introduce the fundamentals of brain functioning in ways that are both understandable and can be effectively utilized in treatment.

August 12, 2021
11- 12 p.m. ET/10 -11 a.m. CT
QIO States

Opioid Education: What You Need to Know

Event Description:

In this session, participants will learn what opioids are and the different types that define them, the benefits and dangers of opioid use and the metabolic impact of opioids on older adults such as mobility, increased falls etc. The side effects of opioids and the signs of overdose in addition to the benefits of coprescribing Naloxone will also be discussed.

August 4, 2021
1-2pm ET | 12-1pm CT