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HQI offers a wide array of webinars focusing on quality improvement, enhancing patient safety, and eliminating areas of harm.

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Implementing a Virtual Quality Nursing Team to Mitigate Patient Risk
Patient Safety Awareness Week 2020

The development of a Virtual Nursing (RN) program to support Kaiser Permanente (KP) patients in Northern California (NCAL) began in 2014 with the implementation of eHospital, a virtual surveillance model, featuring real time monitoring and identification of care delivery gaps. This began the Virtual Quality Nursing Team that has subsequently grown in support of other virtual programs aimed at improving safety. In 2016, Advance Alert Monitor (AAM) was implemented in partnership with the KP NCAL Division of Research (DOR).

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How Enloe Medical Center Increased Physician Engagement in their Quality Improvement Program
Patient Safety Awareness Week 2020

From 2006-2009, Enloe Medical Center was in crisis. With low physician engagement (44th percentile), poor patient experience (2nd percentile) and three Immediate Jeopardies, Enloe needed to right itself.

In 2009, the first annual Quality Summit was held. Designed to engage and empower, it established a culture of transparency and accountability. The results are shared online and in hospital corridors. The Quality Summit was validated in a peer-reviewed journal and by leading organizations.

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Sutter Health’s Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) from OB and Beyond
Patient Safety Awareness Week 2020

The successful colorectal Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) pilot initiated in 2015 laid the foundation for OB ERAS implementation in 2018. Now, with the impressive outcome measures of both ERAS projects, Sutter Health has extended ERAS to General, Gynecological, Bariatric surgery and Anesthesia and plans to extend ERAS to all applicable surgical specialties. ERAS successfully impacted three key pillars of Sutter Health:  Patient safety, quality improvement and patient experience.

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The Impact of Bias on Quality and Patient Safety
Patient Safety Awareness Week 2020

Despite decades of evidence and thousands of studies demonstrating racial and ethnic inequalities in health care quality and safety, there has been limited progress towards correcting this problem. The lack of progress is especially disturbing in light of the fact that clinicians, providers and health care organizations deeply and sincerely want to provide high quality and safe care to all their patients. This talk focuses on the overlooked factors that are at the root of our lack of progress.

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Relative vs. Absolute Effects: A Perspective for Prioritizing Quality Improvement
Patient Safety Awareness Week 2020

Your hospital’s infection/readmission/mortality rate is 50% above the comparison rate. How concerned should you be? It helps to understand the difference between relative and absolute effects before rushing to judgement, and worse, unnecessary action. Knowing when to respond can mean the difference between effective time management and data analysis or wasting time and valuable resources. This webinar will help you differentiate between large relative effects that may not be worthy of immediate action vs. smaller absolute effects that may require your immediate attention.

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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Impacting Postoperative Pain and the Opioid Crisis at Quaternary Academic Care Center

In the face of widespread use of opioid analgesics to treat postsurgical pain, the opioid epidemic and its outcomes have taken today’s media by storm. Drug overdose deaths involving prescription/illicit opioids have become the number one cause of accidental death nationwide, and opioid prescriptions given by perioperative physicians (pain specialists, surgeons, etc.) contribute to it. In an effort to address this public health crisis, a team of innovative physicians and allied health professionals at USC are tackling the source of the problem: the pain.

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Implementation of Universal Behavioral Health Screening to Identify At-Risk Youth at a Children’s Hospital

Suicide is now the second leading cause of death for youth between the ages of 10-24. In response to this crisis, Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego (RCHSD) has implemented a universal screening program using evidence based tools to identify youth at risk for depression and suicide. The program screens all youth older than 12 who are seen in an ambulatory clinic, an urgent care site, the emergency department, or admitted as an inpatient.

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Medication Reconciliation Optimization: Cleaning up the wRECk

UC Davis Medical Center found that medication errors and discrepancies were widely prevalent at their institution. In line with studies from other institutions, up to 70% of patients have errors on their medication lists when admitted to the hospital. Their preliminary assessments were demonstrated with patients averaging over 5 discrepancies per admission. These discrepancies are carried downstream throughout hospitalization with impacts felt during transitions of care. The literature suggests that 0.9% of discrepancies lead to serious patient harm.