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Eye Openers: Breakfast Sessions

Make the most of your mornings with a healthy serving of knowledge.

On Wednesday, June 20 and Thursday, June 21, start your morning early by connecting with colleagues at these optional breakfast sessions. The sessions will be held concurrently from 7 to 7:45 a.m.

BKW-A

Wednesday, June 20 | 7-7:45 a.m.

The Secret Sauce: Winning the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

While Castle Medical Center began its journey to winning Malcom Baldrige National Quality Award 14 years ago, you can find out the secrets to their success in a mere 45 minutes. Join Castle Medical Center as they highlight how they demonstrated continuous improvement practices for delivering health care services, exhibited efficient and effective operations, and revealed systematic methods for engaging and responding to patients and other stakeholders.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe three challenges in achieving outcomes that lead to a national quality award.
  • List the required characteristics to be recognized as a Malcom Baldrige National Quality Award.
  • Illustrate methods to incorporate quality and safety strategies to engage all employees in the journey to winning the Malcom Baldrige National Quality Award.

Presenters:

  • Kaiwi Kamauu, RN, Quality Assurance Nurse, Adventist Health Castle, Kailua, HI
  • Erik Anderson, RN, BSN, Director of Quality and Clinical Information Systems, Adventist Health Castle, Kailua, HI

Premier Tools: QualityAdvisor™, QUEST®

Premier Awards:

CEUs applied for: ASHRM, CPHQ, HIMSS, N

BKW-B

Wednesday, June 20 | 7-7:45 a.m.

Automating the Product Request Process

This session will highlight Billings Clinic’s journey to automate the new product request process. The presenter will discuss the challenges and lessons learned while streamlining and accelerating the organization’s approach to value analysis. The process steps, data analytics and engagement techniques used to simplify and efficiently distribute the work load will be shared. A discussion of effective strategies to engage key stakeholders will also be included.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the challenges, and corresponding strategies to overcome them, that arise from streamlining product request process.
  • Discuss the importance of involving clinicians in the improvement process for redesign.
  • List at least three potential solutions for streamlining the product request process.

Presenter:

  • Steve Smith, MBA, Value Analysis Data Coordinator, Billings Clinic, Billings, MT

Premier Tools:

Premier Awards: Supply Chain Innovation Award

CEUs applied for: AHRMM, HIMSS

BKW-C

Wednesday, June 20 | 7-7:45 a.m.

Who Moved My Data? Leveraging the Frequent Data Submission Process

Healthcare is changing rapidly and the need for actionable data continues to grow. This session will review Texas Health Resources’ efforts to improve data availability. Presenters will highlight the rationale and benefits of a frequent data submission process. Presenters will share an overview of the project plan, key considerations, steps for implementation and lessons learned during the year-long implementation. Participants will leave with tools and resources to evaluate their current data submission process and explore opportunities to improve the timeliness of core measure and outcomes data.

Learning Objectives:

  • Articulate the componenets of the frequent data submission process is and its benefit to data availability.
  • List the necessary process steps required for designing a frequent data submission process.
  • Describe the challenges, and corresponding strategies to overcome them, in implementing a frequent data submission process.

Presenters:

  • Shawn-Marie Herring, RN, BS, CPHQ, Manager, Clinical Informatics, Texas Health Resources, Arlington, TX
  • Donna Harkreader, Manager, Quality Measurement & Reporting, Texas Health Resources, Arlington, TX

Premier Tools: QualityAdvisor, Quality Measures Reporter®

Premier Awards: QUEST Award, AEIX Risk Management Award

CEUs applied for: CPHQ, HIMSS, N

BKTH-A

Thursday, June 21 | 7-7:45 a.m.

Ensuring Patient Safety: Fostering Support and Consistency Across the Organization

Errors and adverse events cause hundreds of thousands of preventable deaths each year. Consequently, there is a recognized need to expand available patient safety measures beyond the hospital setting and harmonize these measures across sites and settings of care. This session will highlight Rochester Regional Health’s (RRH) efforts to create a systemized process to review all sentinel and serious safety events. Presenters will detail the process steps, data infrastructure and communication tools used to design a system that identifies immediate threats to safety, mobilizes senior leaders to respond and establishes a protocol to encourage sentinel event reporting. A specific example of fall prevention will be included.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the components of a sentinel event group model to increase engagement of senior leaders in patient safety.
  • List the necessary process steps for implementing the SEG model in an acute care facility.
  • Articulate the value of a standardized approach to identifying patients who are at risk for falls to aide in fall prevention.

Presenter:

  • Jennifer Zarpentine, System Quality Manager, Rochester Regional Health, Rochester, NY

Premier Tools: QualityAdvisor, Partnership for Patients, High reliability organization

Premier Awards:

CEUs applied for: ASHRM, CPHQ, HIMSS, N

BKTH-B

Thursday, June 21 | 7-7:45 a.m.

Hart-Scott-Rodino: What Should You Know?

In today’s world of declining reimbursement and focus on population health, it has become difficult for independent physicians, hospitals and small health systems to survive. In response, mergers and acquisitions have increased dramatically. This session will provide an overview of the Hart–Scott–Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, which states that parties can only complete mergers or acquisitions after they have made a detailed filing with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice. Supply chain leaders may want to communicate directly with transaction counterparts to better prepare for a seamless transition and subsequent continued integration, but the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act governs these communications. This session will describe these regulations and provide insight into the who, what and when of communications related to these transactions. Participants will understand the basics of the Hart-Scott-Rodino rules and how to navigate the pitfalls that affect supply chain leaders. Practical strategies for managing the merger and acquisitions process will also be shared.

Learning Objectives:

  • Articulate the key tenets of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act
  • Describe the common pitfalls and challenges that arise from health care mergers and acquisitions, specifically related to supply chain
  • List the steps to successfully respond to a request related to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act filing.

Presenters:

  • Matthew Pearson, Esq., Senior Managing Attorney, SSM Health, St. Louis, MO
  • Brad Williams, Senior Managing Attorney, SSM Health, St. Louis, MO

Premier Tools:

Premier Awards: Supply Chain Innovation Award

CEUs applied for: AHRMM, HIMSS

BKTH-C

Thursday, June 21 | 7-7:45 a.m.

Reducing Opioid-related Harm: Multiple Perspectives

Combatting the opioid epidemic is a national priority. With overdose deaths involving prescription opioids quadrupling since 1999, hospitals and health systems must ensure that prescribing opioids is done safely and responsibly. This moderated panel session will showcase innovative, cross-cutting strategies and best practices that hospitals are implementing to promote opioid stewardship and make safer pain management practices a reality. Presenters will share their hospitals’ unique experiences, challenges and successes with opioid safety initiatives, including the benefits of participation in national collaborative projects. The panel features diverse insights and experiences from a clinical quality professional, a physician administrator and a practicing anesthesiologist.

Learning Objectives:

  • Articulate the importance of a comprehensive, multifaceted and multidisciplinary approach to address and  combat the opioid crisis.
  • List at least three promising best practices that can be immediately implemented to improve safer pain management practices and reduce opioid-related harm.
  • Summarize the impact and benefit of participation in national collaborative knowledge sharing initiatives to accelerate adoption of best practices.

Presenters:

  • Moderator: Roshni Ghosh, MD, MPH, Vice President, Chief Medical Information Officer, Premier
  • Reni Myers, MSN, RN, CMSRN, Quality Coordinator, Northwest Hospital, Randallstown, MD
  • David N. Flynn, MD, MBA, Anesthesia Quality Officer, Mission Health System, Asheville, NC
  • Nicolas C. Restrepo, MD, Vice President Medical Affairs, Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, VA

Premier Tools: Hospital Improvement Innovation Network

Premier Awards:

CEUs applied for: ASHRM, CME, CPHQ, HIMSS, N

BK-TH-EXL

Thursday, June 21 | 7-7:45 a.m.

Flipping the M&A Switch: Innovative Integration Strategies

Your merger or acquisition is a done deal. The papers are signed, the press announcements have been made, the staff is aware, the merge date is set. What’s next?  As a leader, you are charged with crafting a smooth integration plan for your new organizations to assure that you maintain brand awareness, cost effectiveness and high quality patient care across all entities within the system. In the best of circumstances, integration can take a painstaking 6 to 18 months which is inefficient and difficult. Or you can plan so boldly that you are able to take a giant step towards integration literally overnight. Hear about this successful, innovative approach from a respected CIO whose organization has been named “most wired” six years in a row.

Presenter:

  • James Mormann, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, OSF Healthcare System, Peoria, IL

Premier Tools: PremierConnect® Enterprise, Sourcing/contracting

Premier Awards:

CEUs applied for: None