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Canceled - Transportation: An Essential Support for Health
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

This program is canceled and will be rescheduled for February 2019.

In January, CHA will provide an educational program highlighting transportation in Connecticut. The National Center for Mobility Management will lead participants in the exploration of resources available to Connecticut residents along with current challenges as they relate to transportation and health.

Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.

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2019 Joint Commission Standards and National Patient Safety Goals Update
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $325
  • Other Member: $375
  • Non-Member: $425

National expert Diana Scott, Sr. Director, Vizient, will present CHA’s annual full-day program outlining The Joint Commission’s new standards and national patient safety goals for 2019, and challenges from 2018 with strategies for compliance.  Ms. Scott will also review CMS focus areas, as well as best practices for a successful survey.  CHA is also pleased to have Mark A. Crafton, MPA, MT(ASCP), Executive Director of State & External Relations, at The Joint Commission (TJC), join us. His presentation will include an overview of the changes implemented by TJC.  Attendees will also receive information on compliance data on challenging accreditation standards in Connecticut hospitals.

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

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Lean Principles: Project Charter Preparation and Planning
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

  • Acute Care Hospital Member: $125
  • Other Member: $150
  • Non-Member: N/A

Lean principles and methodology are valuable in improving healthcare, but evidence shows that learning about the principles and methodology is simply not enough. In order to get the desired results, the principles must be applied. This program—a follow-up to CHA’s two-part Lean Principles: Process Flow and Value Stream Mapping in Healthcare—provides an overview of the methodology and tools needed for planning process improvement initiatives in your organization.

This is a “how to make it happen session” and will explain (and provide examples of) the elements of an effective project charter, a pre-requisite to any successful improvement initiative. When properly prepared, the charter focuses the team on the business case, problems, objectives, outcomes, and is a major factor in preventing project scope creep.
Participants are asked to bring with them a process improvement opportunity currently under consideration at their facility, enabling them to create a draft charter as part of their actionable plan toward their process improvement initiative.

NOTE: This program is designed for those that attended CHA’s Lean Principles: Process Flow and Value Stream Mapping in Healthcare—or those with a basic understanding of Lean principles and familiarity with the terminology. Clinical leaders, operational managers, continuous improvement coordinators and other change agents will benefit from learning this methodology to properly plan team oriented improvement initiatives.

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

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HIIN: It Takes a Village: Improving Sepsis Care in Connecticut
Monday, February 25, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

Fees:

There is no fee for this event.

Join us for a full day conference dedicated to the urgent need to improve sepsis care across the continuum of care in Connecticut.  The conference will open with Ciaran Staunton, who, along with his wife Orlaith, founded The Rory Staunton Foundation in 2012 after the tragic death of his 12-year-old son from sepsis.  The Rory Staunton Foundation has impacted sepsis care both nationally and internationally.  Hear the Staunton’s compelling story and message regarding the importance of raising public awareness of sepsis through education and awareness programs to promote faster diagnosis and effective treatment of sepsis.

Our opening keynote speaker, Mitchell Levy, MD, is one of the founding members and an executive leader of the Surviving Sepsis campaign, a global initiative to improve the care of patients with severe sepsis.

Dr. Levy is known internationally for his research and commitment to improving sepsis care.  He will share his expertise and the latest recommendations on the care of patients with sepsis. 

The day will also feature local and national speakers who will share their best practice recommendations for sepsis care across the continuum. 

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

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

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