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Prematurity Prevention: Increasing the Utilization of 17-Hydroxyprogesterone and Low Dose Aspirin Among Eligible Pregnant Patients in Connecticut
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Premature birth is a complex issue, for which many of the causes are still being researched. However, there are a handful of evidence-based interventions that have proven beneficial for a great number of eligible patients. Please join CHA’s Connecticut Perinatal Quality Collaborative and the March of Dimes to engage with other prenatal care providers, women’s healthcare advocates, support systems, administrators, and policy makers across Connecticut to work collaboratively to increase identification of women at risk for preeclampsia and repeat pre-term birth, and collectively inform efforts aimed at the elimination of barriers to access these treatments.

Jay Iams, MD, Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center, Obstetrical Lead, Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative, Principal Investigator, OSU NICHD Maternal Fetal Medicine and Nullipara Research Networks, will present the keynote presentation at this conference. 

17-hydroxyprogesterone (17P) and low dose aspirin are among the eight interventions promoted nationally by the March of Dimes, with an aim to reduce the U.S. pre-term birth rate to 8.1% by 2020 and 5.5% by 2030.

Lunch will be provided; registration and lunch begin at 12:30 p.m.

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Decreasing Early Elective Deliveries
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

In partnership with CHA, the March of Dimes, and the Anthem Foundation, the Improving kNowledge to Decreasing Early Elective Deliveries (INDEED) project is working to decrease the average early elective delivery rate of 3% in Connecticut—which is above the national average of 2%. CHA’s Connecticut Perinatal Quality Collaborative is pleased to offer a conference on January 23 providing best practices to achieve this goal.

This conference is designed for prenatal care providers, obstetricians, labor and delivery nurses, and others who work with this patient population.

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2018 Joint Commission Standards and National Patient Safety Goals Update
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $345 for first-third registrant; $275 for the fourth and additional registrant from the same CHA acute care member hospital
  • Other Member: $375
  • Non-Member: $425

National expert Diana Scott, Sr. Director, Vizient, will present CHA’s annual full-day program outlining The Joint Commission’s new standards and national patient safety goals for 2018 and challenges from 2017 with strategies for compliance. Ms. Scott will also review survey process changes, patient safety and Sentinel Event alerts and tips, and CMS focus areas, as well as best practices for a successful survey. CHA is also pleased to have Mark A. Crafton, MPA, MT(ASCP), Executive Director of State & External Relations, at The Joint Commission (TJC), and Jennifer M. Hoppe, MPH, Senior Associate Director, State and External Relations at TJC, join the program. Their presentations will include an overview of the new process for surveyors to determine the severity of non-compliance with all accreditation and certification requirements, and a new report format that will more clearly illustrate priority issues impacting patient safety. Attendees will also receive information on compliance data on challenging accreditation standards in Connecticut hospitals.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided; registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.

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Lean Principles: Project Charter Preparation and Planning
Thursday, February 1, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $125
  • Other Member: $150
  • Non-Member: N/A

Lean principles and methodology are valuable in improving healthcare, but evidence shows that learning about the principles and methodology is simply not enough. In order to get the desired results, the principles must be applied. This program—a follow-up to CHA’s two-part Lean Principles: Process Flow and Value Stream Mapping in Healthcare—provides an overview of the methodology and tools needed for planning process improvement initiatives in your organization.

This is a “how to make it happen session” and will explain (and provide examples of) the elements of an effective project charter, a pre-requisite to any successful improvement initiative. When properly prepared, the charter focuses the team on the business case, problems, objectives, outcomes, and is a major factor in preventing project scope creep.
Participants are asked to bring with them a process improvement opportunity currently under consideration at their facility, enabling them to create a draft charter as part of their actionable plan toward their process improvement initiative.

NOTE: This program is designed for those that attended CHA’s Lean Principles: Process Flow and Value Stream Mapping in Healthcare—or those with a basic understanding of Lean principles and familiarity with the terminology. Clinical leaders, operational managers, continuous improvement coordinators and other change agents will benefit from learning this methodology to properly plan team oriented improvement initiatives.

Breakfast will be provided; registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.

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Engaging Community Members to Cultivate a Culture of Patient and Family-Centered Care Webinar
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Live Webinar, Presented at your Facility

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has declared that patient-centered care is a hallmark of high-quality care.  Through these webinars, participants will learn best practice strategies to advance patient-centered care delivery and a culture which sustains it.  There is no cost to participate, but pre-registration for each webinar is required.  Tiffany Christensen, a nationally recognized public speaker and the author of three books exploring advocacy, end of life planning and partnership strategies in healthcare is the presenter.

The monthly webinars are being offered under the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) a CMS national initiative aimed at advancing patient and family engagement and reducing events of preventable patient harm.

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The Basics of Budgeting
Monday, February 26, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $225
  • Other Member: $250
  • Non-Member: $300

Many healthcare department managers have traditionally risen from the professional ranks as
successful clinicians or technicians but with little or no formal business financial training. As a
result, many are thrust into a chaotic environment without the necessary knowledge or tools in
financial management. Skills in planning and budgeting are essential if they are to achieve the institution’s mission and contribute to “bottom line” results, particularly in an environment of chronic federal and state underfunding. In a very real sense, these represent survival skills for both managers and organizations. This member-requested management development program, part one of a two-part series, provides managers with an introduction to budgeting concepts, including calculating the volume budget and a revenue budget, tools to develop staffing plans, and salary and supply budgets, and information on how best to handle capital and equipment requests. Bill Ward, a popular and dynamic lecturer on financial management in healthcare returns at member request to present the program. Part two of this program is planned for April 24, 2018.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided; registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.

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Healthcare Financial Management - an Overview
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $225
  • Other Member: $250
  • Non-Member: $300

Because healthcare delivery methods and payment systems are changing rapidly, carefully managing the financial health of the organization is more important than ever. Resources are scarce and stretched to the breaking point. Doing more with less is routine. The need for sound business and financial management tools—survival skills—is paramount for all managers. These include planning and budgeting, financial analysis, and maximizing resources, all of which are essential if managers are to achieve the institution’s mission and financial results. Bill Ward will present the program.

Please note: this program was previously called Financial Skills for Managers and is targeted to those with limited exposure to financial management concepts.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided; registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.

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