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HRO Cause Analysis - Two-Day Program
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

This two-day program will be held on Tuesday, February 3 and Wednesday, February 4 and breakfast and lunch will be served each day at 7:30. 

Cause analysis teaches staff how to evaluate events, patterns of events, and causes of events and then helps staff ascertain how to implement solutions.

The sessions are for quality staff, safety staff, risk management staff, and other staff that respond to events.

Registration for this event is now closed.


HRO Rounding to Influence
Monday, February 9, 2015
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Lunch will be served from 12:30-1:00.

Rounding to Influence is for leaders who want to learn how to be more effective up on the units, when they are coaching staff and reinforcing behaviors.

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HRO Safety Coach Training
Monday, February 9, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Breakfast will be served from 8:30-9:00.

Safety Coaches are peer mentors who help remind employees about the safety practices and behaviors that your organization has adopted.

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HRO Leadership Method Training for Hospitals
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Breakfast and lunch will be served.

This Leadership session is for new Level 3 hospitals and any new hires in previously trained Level 3 hospitals.  Leadership sessions teach the science of safety and behaviors and practices of High Reliability organizations.

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Lean Principles: Process Flow and Value Stream Mapping in Healthcare
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $279 per Acute Care hospital member attendee (total cost for both sessions)
  • Other Member: $309 per CHA Other member attendee (total cost for both sessions)
  • Non-Member: N/A

As the demands of health reform drive change in all areas of healthcare delivery, hospital leaders are focused on transforming their organizations through strategies that simultaneously increase revenue and sharply reduce costs. Lean principles offer leaders a management system and methodology that eliminates road blocks and allows hospitals to improve the quality of care for patients by reducing errors and waiting times. It is a systematic approach to reducing costs and risks, while simultaneously setting the stage for growth and expansion.

This two-session program will explain the value of applying Lean principles and methodology to improve healthcare—by providing examples of specific benefits that accrue when the people that actually do the work look at the details of processes and fix things where the work is done. Starting with a basic definition of Lean concepts and management methods, participants will learn how to define value for the patient (the customer) and eliminate common wastes in healthcare. Because one of the essential tools in applying Lean thinking is Value Stream Mapping (VSM), participants will learn how to use this technique through an interactive mapping exercise, which will have immediate "back home" application for understanding process flow and its impact on making measurable improvements.

Participants must attend both sessions, which will be presented following registration and a light breakfast at 8:30 a.m., from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The second session will be held on Wednesday, February 18, 2015.

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HIPAA Privacy and Security Basics
Thursday, February 12, 2015
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $175 per person for first and second Acute Care Hospital Member attendees—$150 each for person three or more from the same Acute Care Hospital.
  • Other Member: $200 per person for first and second CHA Other Member attendees—$185 each for person three or more from the same CHA Other Member institution.
  • Non-Member: $300

This program will review the current HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Rules, with an emphasis on recent enforcement actions by the Office for Civil Rights and an overview of the newly announced government audit targeting HIPAA compliance. The program information includes strategies for maintaining continuous compliance, a review of business associates rules, and practical tips and solutions for remaining compliant with HIPAA as the transition from paper to EHR accelerates. We will also cover emerging issues in privacy liability, including costs associated with breach events and a new Connecticut Supreme Court case that is likely to increase liability and risk for HIPAA covered entities.

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Demonstrating the Financial Impact of Quality Initiatives
Thursday, February 19, 2015
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

Healthcare leaders in all disciplines recognize the need to identify, analyze, and demonstrate the financial benefit of quality initiatives. However, those involved in such initiatives, clinicians and non-financial managers, often find it difficult to articulate the positive financial outcomes that accrue to quality improvements. This program will help clinicians and non-financial managers involved in quality improvement initiatives understand the intersection between quality and cost, and how to “connect the dots” from quality improvement to financial benefit.

Presenter: William J. Ward, Jr. is the director of the MHS Degree Program in Health Finance and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where he teaches accounting and finance, and a principal with Healthcare Management Resources, Inc., a Baltimore-area consulting firm.

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CHA Regulatory Series--Wage and Hour Law Review
Thursday, February 26, 2015
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $175 for the first Acute Care Hospital Member attendee; $150 each for the second, third, and additional registrants from the same Acute Care Hospital.
  • Other Member: $200 for the first CHA Other Member attendee; $175 each for the second, third, and additional registrants from the same CHA Other Member Organization.
  • Non-Member: $275

This program will serve as a refresher for those generally familiar with wage and hour compliance issues—and as an introduction to key issues for those with new responsibilities in this area. Participants are encouraged to bring real or hypothetical questions about regulatory interpretation to the session for an open discussion.

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2015 Patient Safety Summit
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $275 each for the first, second, and third registrant from a CHA Acute Care Member Hospital; $225 each for person four and additional participants from the same Acute Care Member Hospital.
  • Other Member: $325 each for the first, second, and third registrant from a CHA Other member organization; $295 each for person four and additional participants from the same CHA Other member organization.
  • Non-Member: $550 for each Non-Member attendee.

Please join us for CHA’s 13th Annual Patient Safety Summit, co-sponsored with Qualidigm. We are pleased and excited to announce that David B. Nash, MD, MBA, and Dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health will deliver the keynote address at this year’s Summit.
The 2015 Patient Safety Summit will focus on health outcomes, health distribution within a population, health determinants, and the policies and strategies needed to improve population health in the transition from volume to value. The program will be held at CHA in Wallingford. Complete details will be available over the next few weeks.

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HRO Leadership Method Training for Ambulatory Practices
Thursday, March 12, 2015
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Breakfast and lunch will be served.

This ambulatory session will be held at CHA and all ambulatory participants are welcome to join us.  Leadership sessions teach the science of safety and behaviors and practices of High Reliability organizations.

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HRO Creating Sustainability for High Reliability Organizations
Monday, March 16, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Breakfast will be served from 8:30-9:00.

This session is for leaders in the organizations that have trained staff in high reliability behaviors and practices and are looking for techniques to improve the likelihood that high reliability does not become a flavor of the month.

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HRO Fair and Just Accountability
Monday, March 16, 2015
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Lunch will be served from 12:30-1:00. 

Fair and Just Accountability is for anyone who manages people and the course trains staff how to use the Performance Management algorithm and why Fair and Just Accountability is important to creation of a safety culture.

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HRO Train-the-Trainer for Hospitals
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Breakfast and lunch will be served. 

Train-the-Trainer will be open to hospitals. After leadership training takes place with hospitals this spring, individuals should be chosen from those organizations who embody a commitment to high reliability.  Those are the trainers of the next generation of high reliability participants.

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Sterile Compounding: A Blueprint for Best Practices (for Hospital Engineers)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $200
  • Other Member: $200
  • Non-Member:

This training—which is designed for hospital engineers—will include an explanation of current facility, environmental, and personnel metrics requirements for compounding sterile preparations in compliance with USP and the CETA Guidelines. A description of how primary and secondary engineering controls contribute to airflow velocity, direction, and ultimately ISO classification will also be provided.

Registration for this session includes access to CriticalPoint’s eLearning course Engineering Controls for Sterile Compounding. These two lessons and post tests must be completed by all participants prior to the scheduled training.

This live-training session will be submitted for continuing education credits.

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Sterile Compounding: A Blueprint for Best Practices (two-day training for Hospital Pharmacists)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
8:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $999
  • Other Member: $999
  • Non-Member:

This two-day, interactive training is designed for hospital pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, and will provide best practice education and the skills necessary to perform USP Chapter <797> compliant sterile compounding. Specific areas that will be addressed are: the rationale for sterile compounding quality management systems (historical perspective), an overview of USP <797> as well as best practice standards.

Registration for this session includes access to CriticalPoint’s eLearning courses Fundamentals of Sterile Compounding and Engineering Controls for Sterile Compounding, comprising 12 lessons and post tests (14 hours of ACPE-approved CE). The 12 lessons and post tests must be completed by all participants prior to the scheduled training.

This live-training session will be submitted for continuing education credits.

This two-day program will be held on Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1.

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HRO Safety Coach Training
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Safety Coaches are peer mentors who help remind employees about the safety practices and behaviors that your organization has adopted.

Event Registration