AQAF Events

Quality Forum 04/09/2019

Tuesday, 9th April 2019 8:00 am

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7:00 – 8:30 Physician Breakfast – (Bronze room) This physician-only event will include breakfast and peer-to-peer discussion on preventing unnecessary readmissions.

8:00 – 8:30 Registration (light pastries and coffee will be available)

8:30 – 8:45 Welcome – Owen Bailey, Alabama Hospital Association Chairman and CEO of USA Health
(Emerald, Gold, & Silver rooms)

8:45 – 9:45 Identifying and Coordinating Care for Multi-Visit Patients – As principal investigator on both Project Boost and Project Achieve, Dr. Mark Williams is one of the nation’s foremost physician leaders in preventing readmissions. He is the chief transformation & learning officer for the UK HealthCare system and serves as director of the center for health services research and professor/vice-chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Kentucky.

9:45 – 10:15 Using Information to Avoid Readmissions & Repeat ED Visits – Dr. Hamad Husainy, ER physician for Helen Keller Hospital, and Rosemary Blackmon, AlaHA COO, will give an overview of an important new tool designed to help hospitals better coordinate the care of complex, high-need patients across a community of providers irrespective of hospital, emergency center, health system or geographic boundaries.

10:15 – 11:15 Hospital Star Ratings – Continuing Lessons Learned on Coding and Documentation – Panel members will share what they have learned about the importance of accurate and complete documentation and coding. These are important factors that impact Star Ratings and the claims-based measures that comprise the rating. Members include: Stefanie Ledbetter, RN, BSN, MSHI, Business Analytics, Clinical Decision Support, Clinical Documentation Integrity, EAMC, Betty Grubb, RN, Chief Quality Officer, Crestwood Medical Center, Amy Butler, RN, Chief Quality Officer, Flowers Hospital and Joan Wilder, MSHI, RHIA, CPC, Certified ICD-10 Trainer for Shelton State Community College

11:15 – 12:00 Building a Culture of High Reliability – Joycelyn Craighead, RN, MSPH, CPHQ Huntsville Hospital, will share their journey to high reliability tools and processes to ensure the right care at the right time for every patient.

12:00 – 12:45 Lunch (BD/MedMined Services break out session in Bronze room) Notify AlaHA of any food allergies

12:45 – 1:30 ED Throughput – Panel members will share their best practices and lessons learned in ensuring better ED throughput: Andy Vann, MD, FACEP, ER Physician for Gadsden Regional Medical Center, Meredith Lutz, BS, MPH, MBA, Quality Director, UAB Medical West, Terri Snider, MSN, RN, Director of ER Services for DCH, and Donal Conway, MD, Chair of ER Medicine for DCH

1:30 – 2:30 How to Measure Success with your Antimicrobial Stewardship and Best Practices from Monroe County Hospital – Felicia Matthews, RPh, Pharm.D, BCPS, BD MedMined Services and Cynthia Martens, RPh, PharmD, Interim CEO, Monroe County Hospital

2:30 Adjourn – Keith Granger, CHS Regional President and Market CEO for Alabama

Program Sponsors: AQAF; Alabama Hospital Association; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama; BD/MedMined Services; and the Medical Association of the State of Alabama

Registration: Click here to register for the forum or go to http://www.aqaf.com and click on “News and Events” and then “Events Calendar.” Physicians, click this link to register for the physician-only breakfast. There is no charge for either registration.

Dress: Business attire

Accommodations: Hampton Inn & Suites, Birmingham-Pelham (I-65) Click to reserve a room in the AlaHA discount block for $95, deadline is March 21. Click here for directions to the hotel (232 Cahaba Valley Road, Pelham, AL 35124).

Directions to meeting site – Pelham Civic Center 500 Amphitheater Road Pelham, AL 35124
Free WiFi will be available.

Parking: Facility is next door to the Oak Mt. Amphitheater, with plenty of free parking.

Continuing Education:

Alabama Board of Nursing CEUs will be offered through AQAF.

Alabama Hospital Association will offer continuing education credits from the following organizations: American College of Healthcare Executives, Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy, Alabama Board of Social Work Examiners, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Alabama Nursing Home Administrators.

CMEs for physicians and CPEs for pharmacists will be offered through St. Vincent’s Health System:

Credit Designation: (CME and Pharmacy)

Credit Designation:
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by ALAHA and Ascension/St. Vincent’s Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 6.0 IPCE credits for learning and change.

COMMERCIAL INTEREST: No commercial interest was received for this ICPE activity