Program Listing

If you have questions or experience problems registering, please contact CHA Education Services at 203-294-7263 or educationservices@chime.org.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received ten business days prior to the program date will receive a full refund minus an administrative fee. After that time, you may send a substitute. There is no refund.

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HRO Fair and Just Accountability
Thursday, October 2, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

This is a session for Human Resources Executives and anyone else who manages people. Fair and Just Accountability trains staff to review performance from a standardized perspective when there is an adverse event, focusing on the behavior rather than the outcome.

Registration for this event is now closed.


HRO Rounding to Influence
Thursday, October 2, 2014
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Rounding to Influence teaches leaders how to go out on the units to coach, to mentor, and to sustain High Reliability habits and practices.

Registration for this event is now closed.


HRO Fair and Just Accountability
Friday, October 3, 2014
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

This is a session for Human Resources Executives and anyone else who manages people. Fair and Just Accountability trains staff to review performance from a standardized perspective when there is an adverse event, focusing on the behavior rather than the outcome.

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HRO Creating Sustainability for High Reliability Organizations
Friday, October 3, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

This session is designed for drivers of change in your organization and includes concepts and tips to prevent High Reliability from becoming a “flavor of the month.”

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Improving Hospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services (HBIPS) Performance
Monday, October 6, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $75
  • Other Member: $90
  • Non-Member: $180

The Hospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services (HBIPS) measure set provide a group of standardized measures that reflect processes of patient care related to restraint and seclusion, transitions of care, and medication safety. These measures are now publicly available through the Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting program from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) on its Hospital Compare website.

Please join us for a half-day session with Celeste Milton, Associate Project Director, Center for Performance Measurement, The Joint Commission. Ms. Milton will share strategies and best practices to improve inpatient psychiatric care processes related to HBIPS measurement.

This program is designed for hospitals with inpatient psychiatric services.

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Addressing Child Abuse, Sex Trafficking of Minors, and Children’s Behavioral Health Issues in the ED
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $25
  • Other Member: $25
  • Non-Member: $50

Please join us for this issue-based, multidisciplinary program, which will address a broad range of topics regarding children’s health. CHA is pleased to have the Department of Children & Families (DCF) Commissioner Joette Katz provide the keynote address, which will focus on DCF’s current initiatives to develop a children’s behavioral health plan, improve the detection and reporting of child abuse, and several other initiatives. This forum will also include a hospital panel discussion about best practices being implemented across the state for meeting children’s behavioral health issues in the ED.

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Cross Cultural and Diversity Inclusiveness Training
Friday, October 10, 2014
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Other

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $180
  • Other Member: N/A
  • Non-Member: N/A

In partnership with the Hispanic Health Council, the Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity at Saint Francis, and the Connecticut Association of Healthcare Executives, CHA is again pleased to offer Cross Cultural & Diversity Inclusiveness Training (CC&DIT)—a unique, comprehensive, and interactive program to achieve the goal of improving cultural competence in the delivery of care and addressing healthcare disparities.

The CC&DIT curriculum was developed in direct response to member requests for help in providing diversity education and is structured as a two-module program, each session five hours in duration—delivered once each week over a two-week period. Training content is based on current research that emphasizes the idea that cultural competence is not achieved through a single training event—but is a lifelong commitment to learning, and professional skills development. With over 100 members completing the training, program evaluations have been consistently positive about the value of this training.

Diversity Collaborative team members are encouraged to attend as a way to help achieve team goals in their organization.

The second session will be held on Friday, October 17, 2014

This program is being held at the Connecticut Institute for Primary Care Innovation (CIPCI) in Hartford.

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HRO Using High Reliability to Improve the Patient Experience
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Lynn Pierce of HPI, an alumna of Baptist Hospital in Pensacola FL (home of the 2003 Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award), will be our instructor.

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HRO Using High Reliability to Improve the Patient Experience
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Lynn Pierce of HPI, an alumna of Baptist Hospital in Pensacola FL (home of the 2003 Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award), will be our instructor.

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2014 Nurse Leadership Forum
Thursday, October 16, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $225 per person for the first–fourth CHA Acute Care Hospital Member. $200 per person for the fifth–ninth registrant from the same Acute Care Hospital Member institution. $180 per person for 10 or more registrants from the same Acute Care Hospital Member.
  • Other Member: $250 per person for the first–fourth CHA Other Members. $225 per person for the fifth–ninth registrant from the same CHA Other Member institution. $200 per person for 10 or more registrants from the same CHA Other Member institution.
  • Non-Member: $500

We are pleased and excited to announce that we have confirmed Cy Wakeman as the keynote speaker for CHA’s 14th annual Nurse Leadership Forum. Ms. Wakeman, a New York Times bestselling-author and national leadership consultant, is a highly sought-after conference headliner who will share her perspective on the need for an innovative and dynamic new look at leadership. Forum sessions are also being planned on operational challenges, including nurse staffing and ballot initiatives in other states, and exploring the transition individuals make from clinical to operational leadership.

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Financial Skills for Managers
Friday, October 17, 2014
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

As the demands of healthcare reform pick up speed, 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 contribute to "bottom line" results. Bill Ward, a popular and dynamic lecturer on financial management in healthcare is back by member request to present the program.

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Restraint and Seclusion Documentation and Chemical Restraints in the Hospital and Nursing Home Settings
Monday, October 20, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $75
  • Other Member: $90
  • Non-Member: $180

Please join us for a program focusing on restraint and seclusion documentation and chemical restraints in the hospital and nursing home settings. Connecticut Department of Public Health’s Barbara Cass, Section Chief; Lori Griffin, Supervising Nurse Consultant; and Donna Ortelle, Public Health Services Manager, will present the most common issues found in hospitals and nursing homes regarding these focus areas. Additionally, experienced healthcare attorneys will provide an overview of the importance of adhering to restraint and seclusion guidelines to provide safe patient care in both settings.

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Diversity Collaborative Anniversary Symposium
Thursday, October 23, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: No Fee for Acute Care Members
  • Other Member: No Fee for Other Members
  • Non-Member: N/A

CHA will present a symposium to celebrate the third anniversary of the CHA Diversity Collaborative: From Intent to Impact. This multi-year, statewide initiative is designed to engage hospital teams in educational programs, implementation of improvement strategies, sharing best practices, and measuring and tracking progress to achieve the Collaborative goals.

The Symposium will feature a keynote address by Colleen O’Toole, PhD, Chief Administrative Officer of the Greater Cincinnati Health Council, the Health Improvement Collaborative, and HealthBridge. Dr. O’Toole will discuss The Greater Cincinnati Health Council’s continuing efforts to strengthen race, ethnicity or language (REL) data collection methodology and data integrity in pursuit of reducing disparities in care. Lessons learned along the journey from the 28 initial member hospital participants regarding securing commitment, training, quality assurance, and communications will be shared.

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Medication Safety: Your Role on the Team
Monday, November 10, 2014
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Other

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

According to the FDA, it has received more than 30,000 reports of medication errors since 1992.  Medication errors can occur at any point in healthcare, and involve patients, families, and professionals.  Please join us for a multi-stakeholder approach to Medication Safety: Your Role on the Team.  This program is open to  consumers, patients, and families; hospital providers; continuum of care providers; retail pharmacies; Boards or senior leadership; healthcare organization staff; policy makers and staff of policy makers; media; and students and instructors in professional schools. 

Speakers will include patient advocate Marian Hollingsworth from San Diego, discussing her father’s death and polypharmacy; clinicians from Yale University School of Medicine, Brown University, and University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy; nursing advocates from long-term care and home health care; representation from the Office of the Healthcare Advocate, and our keynote speaker, Dr. Allan Vaida from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices.  Attendees will participate in break-out sessions to discuss a strategy for making Connecticut the safest state for medication use.

Continuing education credits will be awarded.

This program will be held at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University.

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CSMS Program on Opioid Prescribing
Monday, November 10, 2014
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Other

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

The CSMS Program on Opioid Prescribing will be held at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University.

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HRO Fair and Just Accountability
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

This is a session for Human Resources Executives and anyone else who manages people. Fair and Just Accountability trains staff to review performance from a standardized perspective when there is an adverse event, focusing on the behavior rather than the outcome.

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Canceled - HRO Safety Coach Training
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Safety Coaches are peer mentors, trained to recognize and acknowledge good high reliability behavior and to remind people about opportunities to improve behavior that does not stay true to high reliability concepts.

Registration for this event is now closed.


Canceled - HRO Ambulatory Design Day
Thursday, November 13, 2014
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

This program is being held on November 12.

Registration for this event is now closed.