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  • Quality and Patient Safety Conference is virtual and registration is complimentary!

The Quality and Patient Safety Conference has gone virtual and registration is complimentary! The 2020 conference will feature weekly virtual sessions through the month of October covering the latest quality and patient safety issues. Industry thought leaders will cover the pandemic’s impact on key areas including compliance, worker and patient safety, health equity, and more. This is a key event for clinical and administrative professionals working to provide high-quality health care across the continuum.

Target Audience:

  • Chief nursing officers and nursing staff
  • Quality and compliance officers
  • Infection control officers
  • Risk management personnel

Program Overview


Sept. 29, Noon-1.p.m.

The Joint Commission Update
Chad Larson,  Executive Director of Hospital Accreditation Program, and Gail Weinberger, Director of Stakeholder Relations, The Joint Commission


The Joint Commission recently announced it was resuming its surveys amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Attend this session to hear the new processes put in place as surveys resume. In addition, the speakers will address the key areas impacted by the pandemic including scope of practice issues, EMTALA issues, and more.


Continuing Education:

1.0 hour ACHE Qualified and CHT, 1.2 hours CPE


Faculty:

Chad Larson, Executive Director, Hospital Accreditation Program at The Joint Commission
With over 15 years with The Joint Commission, Larson primarily focuses on building new client and partner relationships and leading strategic initiatives intended to provide value-added services within the hospital accreditation program; as well as creating new business opportunities through marketing and outreach efforts designed to expand market penetration across inpatient hospital-based segments.

Gail Weinberger, Director, Stakeholder Relations in Accreditation and Certification OperationsThe Joint Commission
Weinberger is responsible for the management of relationships with key Joint Commission stakeholders, including The Joint Commission’s various advisory groups and state hospital associations. She has worked at The Joint Commission for more than 30 years, holding a variety of executive-level positions.


Oct. 7, Noon-1.p.m.

Recruitment and Retention Strategies During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic
Natalie Plumer, Director, Workforce Solutions, Qualivis


With the surge in hospital capacities and the physical and emotional toll that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken on the health care workforce, staffing has emerged as a top concern for hospitals. The speaker will address the chief staffing issues in Texas right now and identify recruitment and retention strategies for hospitals to employ during the ongoing pandemic.


Continuing Education:

1.0 hour ACHE Qualified and CHT, 1.2 hours CPE


Faculty:

Natalie Plumer, Director, Workforce Solutions, Qualivis
In her role, she oversees hospitals in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Idaho — maintaining the overall health of the program and ensuring Qualivis meets and exceeds expectations for fulfillment. She also handles all contractual inquiries, changes and agreements. Plumer earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business and brings over five years of healthcare staffing experience to her role. Prior to joining the Qualivis team in December 2018, she worked as both a recruiter and recruiter team manager for Aya Healthcare.



Oct. 14, Noon-1.p.m.

Using Data-Informed Strategies to Address Equity of Care
Speaker information coming soon


The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the longstanding health inequities in the health care system. This session will address not only health inequities in the pandemic response, but social determinants of health as it relates to equity of care. In addition, the speaker will address how hospitals can utilize data to identify disparities and advise strategic solutions to achieve health equity.


Continuing Education:

1.0 hour ACHE Qualified and CHT, 1.2 hours CPE



Oct. 21, Noon-1.p.m.

DNV GL Accreditation Update
Speaker information coming soon


The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a unique challenge in quality management for hospitals. Attend this session to hear the new processes put in place as surveys resume. In addition, the speakers will address the key areas impacted by the pandemic including scope of practice issues, EMTALA issues, and more.


Continuing Education:

1.0 hour ACHE Qualified and CHT, 1.2 hours CPE



Oct. 28, Noon-1.p.m.

Building Workforce Resiliency During Challenging Times
Speaker information coming soon


A focus on mental and physical health are paramount in building workforce resiliency as health care workers navigate the COVID-19 response. This session will identify tools and practices that can be used to reduce stress and improve mental health for workers during disaster response.


Continuing Education:

1.0 hour ACHE Qualified and CHT, 1.2 hours CPE



Special thanks to our sponsors:

logo, UT Tobacco Research and Evaluation Team

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