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HIIN: Antibiotic Stewardship—Improving the Use of Antibiotics to Support Patient Safety Efforts
Monday, February 27, 2017
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Antibiotics have transformed the practice of medicine.  Once lethal infections are now readily treatable and other medical advances, like cancer chemotherapy and organ transplants, are possible. The prompt initiation of antibiotics to treat infections has been proven to reduce morbidity and save lives, with a recent example being the rapid administration of antibiotics in the management of sepsis.  However, 20-50% of all antibiotics prescribed in U.S. acute care hospitals are either unnecessary or inappropriate.  Like all medications, antibiotics can have serious side effects, including adverse drug reactions and Clostridium difficile infection.

Please join us to discuss how to improve the use of antibiotics, support patient safety efforts, and address this national public health issue. 

The program is being presented as part of the Partnership for Patients HIIN educational series.

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HIPAA Privacy and Security Basics
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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 patient access rights and stepped up enforcement activities by the Office for Civil Rights. 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. Also covered are: emerging issues in cyber security, trends in state enforcement, devices and technology issues, social media considerations, and the growing risks for HIPAA covered entities and business associates.

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

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Webinar: Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) - Reducing Adverse Drug Events: Strategies to Accelerate Improvement Webinar – Anticoagulation Safety
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Live Webinar, Presented at your Facility

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Reducing Adverse Drug Events is a topic area for focused improvement efforts nationally. Join Frank Federico, IHI, as he reviews key strategies proven to assist hospitals in managing their high-risk medication safety programs related to opioid, insulin, and anticoagulation usage. 

The program is being presented as part of the Partnership for Patients educational series.

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Staff to Management: Starting the Transition
Monday, March 6, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $225 per person for first and second Acute Care Member attendees—$200 each for person three or more from the same Acute Care Hospital.
  • Other Member: $250 per person for first and second CHA Other Member attendees—$225 each for person three or more from the same CHA Other Member institution.
  • Non-Member: $300

Making the transition from being a staff person one day to a supervisor/manager the next is a significant step. Transitioning from individual contributor to being effective in a leadership role is far more challenging and complicated than ever before and requires the ability to use the tools of diplomacy, negotiation, persuasion, and alliance-building to a greater degree than one used in the past. Managing the demands of your organization for high productivity and quality, combined with financial prudence and regulatory compliance, are only part of the equation. You will discover that those tasks must be balanced with an excellent grasp of human relations skills in working closely and collaboratively with others and managing change.

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

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Conflict Management: Engaging the Difficult Employee
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $225 per person for first and second Acute Care Member attendees—$200 each for person three or more from the same Acute Care Hospital.
  • Other Member: $250 per person for first and second CHA Other Member attendees—$225 each for person three or more from the same CHA Other Member institution.
  • Non-Member: $300

It is clear to almost everyone that conflict is inevitable in life—in our personal lives as well as in the workplace. Different personalities, different work styles, cultural/ethnic norms, and differences in generational mix, all lead to an endless possibility of conflict surfacing at work.

What is not so clear is the role conflict plays in the process of change and effective team problem solving—both major factors in improving organization performance. How can we recognize and manage the sources and trigger points of conflict? When is conflict healthy—what makes it destructive? How can we reduce or defuse unnecessary conflict? What are the various styles of dealing with conflict, and the risks and benefits of each approach?

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

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2017 CHA Patient Safety Summit
Thursday, March 16, 2017
9:00 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 15th annual Patient Safety Summit, co-sponsored with Qualidigm and the Connecticut Association of Healthcare Executives. The 2017 Patient Safety Summit will offer multiple sessions and perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of healthcare on a national and statewide level.

We are pleased to announce that Tiffany Christensen, a nationally recognized public speaker and the author of three books exploring advocacy, end of life planning and partnership strategies in healthcare, will join us. Ms. Christensen is a board member of the Beryl Institute for improving the patient experience, and is faculty for the Patient Safety Officer Training at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

The Summit will also include presentations on healthcare progress in the last 15 years and provide a perspective on future challenges—specifically with regard to population health and health equity.

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

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Financial Skills for Managers
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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 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. 

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

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Promoting Safety and Connectedness: A Philosophy of Care for the High-Risk Infant and Family
Friday, April 21, 2017
8:45 AM - 4:45 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Join us on April 21 for a conference on Promoting Safety and Connectedness: A Philosophy of Care for the High-Risk Infant and Family.  We are pleased to have Stephen W. Porges, PhD, Scientist and Professor, keynote this conference.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Registration and Breakfast begin at 8:15 a.m.

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