Upcoming Events

Tuesday Dec 1, 2015 08:30 am EST

Join more than 1,250 thought leaders in American health care quality improvement at this premier learning and action event, brought to you by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Welcoming attendees from across the health care spectrum, the conference will explore how patients, advocates, providers, researchers, and the many leaders in health care quality improvement can develop and spread solutions to some of America’s most pervasive health system challenges. 

The 2015 CMS Quality Conference (formerly QualityNet) will be the most expansive yet, with both new and existing participants from programs across CMS, HHS, and community stakeholders. The collaborative format of the conference, and strong focus on data-proven outcomes is underscored by this year's conference theme, Building Partnerships. Delivering Results. 

The conference will feature interactive learning sessions, master classes for continuing education credit, and engaging seminars and keynote addresses in areas of interest including:

  • Community & Population Health

  • Disparities Reduction

  • Harmonization, Technical Assistance & Communication

  • Innovation in Evaluation

  • IT Infrastructure

  • Person & Family Engagement

  • Prevention, Treatment & Behavioral Health

  • Safer Care

  • Value, Incentives & Reporting

  • Maternal and Infant Health


Wednesday Dec 2, 2015 02:00 pm EST

Attend this webinar to learn how to engage patients in alternative payment models (APMs). Guiding Committee co-chair Mark Smith will share key progress updates from the Guiding Committee and the three LAN work groups. During the webinar panel, presenters will outline strategies to engage patients and family caregivers in APMs. Panelists will share several approaches and discuss how patients can serve as partners in building a patient-centered health system. The panel includes moderator Alan Balch, Patient Advocate Foundation, Shelley Fuld Nasso, National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, Lauren Kennedy, National Partnership for Women & Families, and Sara Van Geertruyden, Partnership to Improve Patient Care.

Join us on December 2 and ask your questions about building patient-centered payment models.

Thursday Dec 3, 2015 07:00 am EST

Are you looking for successful payment models? Strategies for engaging your team in improvement? Better ways to help patients manage their health?  The Conference on Practice Improvement provides a forum for sharing examples of redesign from private practice, academic practice, and public clinics. Learn from others and share your knowledge and experiences in these areas:

  • Practice leadership and management
  • Practice transformation and new models of care
  • Team-based care
  • Population health
  • Patient engagement
  • Innovative technology
  • Behavioral health integration
  • Access
  • Care coordination
  • Care management
  • Patient safety
  • Quality improvement
  • Billing and coding
  • Models of payment

Thursday Dec 3, 2015 03:30 pm EST

Aloha from the Big Island! Sharp HealthCare invites you to attend its 12th annual Primary Care Conference, Dec. 3-7, 2015.  

The Continuing Medical Education event will focus on the educational needs of primary care physicians, including family physicians, internists and any others interested in learning about the latest developments in the field of primary care medicine.

Following this conference, attendees should be able to:

  1. Describe the impact of generational characteristics on physician learning
  2. Explain new strategies for the management of atrial fibrillation
  3. Utilize evidence based approaches to screening and diagnosis of coronary artery disease
  4. Describe optimal approaches to initiating and monitoring opioid therapy for chronic pain
  5. Discuss current guidelines in ophthalmology and recognize eye emergencies
  6. Discuss techniques to maximize the use of electronic health record and effectively manage EHR limitations
  7. Differentiate and apply various skills related to physician wellness
  8. Discuss key components of the psychiatric evaluation and effective approaches to challenging patient problems
  9. Identify successful approaches to common problems in dermatology
  10. Discuss common pre- and post-menopausal conditions

Sunday Dec 6, 2015 07:00 am EST

2015 marks the 27th year of an event that has shaped the course of health care quality in profound, enduring ways — the Annual IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care. Lend your voice, share your ideas, and join a force of great minds that will inspire and challenge you on December 6-9, 2015, in Orlando, FL, USA. This conference is more than a chance to network with nearly 6,000 health care professionals and gain actionable ideas for your organization. It's also an opportunity to play a part in effecting real change in health care quality and safety. 

Monday Dec 7, 2015 08:30 am EST

More than 11,000 NCQA-Recognized Patient-Centered Medical Homes practices and almost 60,000 recognized clinicians have proved the strong relevance of the NCQA PCMH Standards to the Triple Aim. The 2014 standards emphasizes team-based care with a significant focus on the care management of high-risk populations along with the integration of behavioral health. We have aligned the Quality Improvement (QI) activities with the Triple Aim and positioned the NCQA requirements to qualify for Meaningful Use Stage 2. Join us December 7-8th, 2015 in New York, NY for a thorough review of the PCMH 2014 standards. We’ll practice scoring elements and examining documentation that supports an application towards becoming a recognized patient centered medical home with NCQA.

At the conclusion of this educational program, the participant will be able to:

  • Examine the essential characteristics of a recognized patient-centered medical home.
  • Identify the measurement and documentation criteria for each of NCQA’s updated requirements.
  • Facilitate the NCQA survey and evaluation process.

Completion of this seminar is an eligibility requirement for NCQA’s Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Content Expert Certification Program.

Tuesday Dec 8, 2015 11:00 am EST

The nation’s ancient fee-for-service system is undergoing dramatic transformation everywhere you look, with health systems launching managed care plans and payers developing value-based care programs with providers. Some plans and providers are launching joint ventures that incorporate the strongest elements of both sectors to create powerful entities for delivering and paying for health services. These alliances are transforming local markets and creating tremendous opportunities, and many new challenges, for plans and providers alike.

Attend this information-packed virtual conference on Dec. 8 from the convenience of your own office and your entire management team will hear valuable lessons learned from three innovative value-based care arrangements. You’ll visit ground zero with the leaders of these efforts and get answers to your own questions about today’s dramatically changed competitive landscape.

For one registration fee, your team will gain practical intelligence on topics such as:

  • What are the key elements of value-based partnerships — for plans and providers alike — that can spell success or failure?
  • What are the most important characteristics of a plan-provider partnership organized to deliver care to seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage?
  • What are the keys to success when insurers contract with large, self-insured employers to deliver population management?
  • How effectively would a direct-to-employer ACO model like Intel’s work in different markets? What types of populations and provider capabilities are most conducive to success for this type of partnership?

Each session will conclude with generous time allocated to answering your individual questions.

The Virtual Experience: Get intensive training from the convenience of your own office or conference room. No travel required! Gather your entire management team for the most cost-effective training in the industry.


Wednesday Dec 9, 2015 08:30 am EST

The NCQA’s Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition (PCMH) program plays an integral role in practice transformation and the improvement of quality health care. This advanced seminar further examines the criteria of the PCMH 2014 Standards. With the newly updated standards, released in the spring of 2014, we are setting the bar higher for practices to strive for excellence. We will take a deeper dive into the standards by helping to identify the challenges one may face based on historical data and advisory panel feedback. In addition to the standards, we will review acceptable documentation for the elements, examine scoring rules and discuss how a practice can create and maintain a continuous quality improvement culture. This course on December 9, 2015 in New York, NY will discuss the integration of behavioral health, the team based approach to care management, and also identify the meaningful use (MU) requirements embedded in the standards. Our faculty will indicate how practices can receive credit for their MU achievements when seeking PCMH 2014 Recognition.

The advanced program is intended for individuals who have substantial knowledge of the NCQA PCMH requirements and have applied these requirements within a practice setting. Completion of this seminar is an eligibility requirement for NCQA’s Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Content Expert Certification Program.

At the conclusion of this educational program, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify and address the foundational concepts, challenges, and standards of Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH).
  • Establish and maintain a continuous quality improvement culture within a PCMH practice.
  • Interpret the meaningful use criteria and EHR prevalidation to obtain credit in the aligned elements.
  • Describe all phases of the PCMH submission and review process, and the options and actions practices may choose to take after they have received their Recognition decisions.
  • Identify opportunities for alignment with other recognition programs

Wednesday Jun 8, 2016 08:00 am EDT

AHRQ is pleased to announce that the 2016 TeamSTEPPS® National Conference will take place in Washington, D.C.,June 8-10, 2016. On average, the TeamSTEPPS National Conference attracts more than 500 industry professionals. The conference brings techniques, tools and new thinking to assist health care professionals in successfully implementing and sustaining TeamSTEPPS. Innovation is a key element in mapping the future of TeamSTEPPS and the changing health care environment. There is no better venue to experience the impact of TeamSTEPPS in various clinical and non-clinical settings while making invaluable contacts with old and new colleagues. Stay tuned for important information regarding registration and a call for proposals. Questions? Please contact [email protected].

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