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    • April 23, 2024
    • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Michael E. DeBakey Center, Kleberg Auditorium 1 Baylor Plaza Houston TX 77030

    (CONFERENCE - IN-PERSON, Houston, Complimentary free, 1.0 CME, 3.0 CE)

    Quality improvement and patient safety span all areas of medicine and healthcare. This is a public health and ethical issue given that medical errors can result in unnecessary deaths, injuries, and expenses. As medical knowledge and technology continue to advance at a rapid pace, it is important that all healthcare providers continue to improve their quality of care and maintain patient safety at the forefront of their practice. As a leader in quality and safety, Baylor College of Medicine is uniquely positioned to begin the regional dialogue regarding quality improvement and patient safety strategies for all learners. This year, the conference focuses on building capacity and community.


    At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to: 

    • Describe mechanisms for building capacity and community
    • Recognize methods of effective communication for quality improvement projects.
    • Identify principles for career advancement in quality improvement.
    • Identify the initial steps to get involved in quality improvement or patient safety once a problem is identified.

    Refreshments will be served!!

      NOTE:  This is NOT one of our COLLABORATIVE conference.  1.0CME / 3.0CE

      This is a free conference for TMC institutions!  Registration will give you the link to finish your registration and get your free link to the webinar.  

      • April 26, 2024
      • (MDT)
      • April 27, 2024
      • (MDT)
      • 2 sessions

      The Quality Journey Conference

      April 26th, 2024  8am - 4pm
      April 27th, 2024 8am - 12noon 

      Where are you on your quality journey?  Have you thought about seeking certification in quality?  The field of healthcare equality and the healthcare quality professional’s role are expanding exponentially in today’s ever-changing healthcare climate.  This course is designed for healthcare professionals who are interested in learning more about healthcare quality and preparing for certification.  The course will review key milestones in the quality journey including quality leadership and integration, strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, performance and process improvement, population health and care transitions, health data analytics, data management systems, measurement and analysis, patient safety, quality review and accountability, and regulatory and accreditation.



      Dr. Claflin has over 30 years of experience in quality.  She received her CPHQ© in 1987 and was named a Fellow of the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) in 1999. She is an active member of NAHQ, serving on the Board of Directors in different roles and as President in 2004. She served as AzAHQ President in 1996 and 2007. She has taught CPHQ courses for more than 20 years and has presented numerous lectures on healthcare quality at the local, regional, and national level. Dr. Claflin is currently serving as AzAHQ President.

      CE Credit - To be submitted for approval of 12.0 hours of Nursing Continuing Professional Development credits (NCPD) from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).


       Active AzAHQ Members or active members of a current Healthcare Quality collective organization.   Registration closed 4/25/24.

      • By March 26, 2024  - $150
      • After March 26, 2024 - $175

      Non-members:  By March 26, 2024 - $200

      • After March 26, 2024 - $225    


      NOTE: Collective organization active members - enter a coupon code (obtain from your parent organization) to reduce registration to AzAHQ member rate.

      • April 29, 2024
      • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (EDT)

      "Baking in Sustainability"

      Registration is Now Open:   Deadline through April 28th, 2024 

      Come and Join us at the Sheraton, Greensboro, NC 

      08:00 - 04:30 pm EST 

      Get your Tickets Early and Reserve your Spot!

      More Information on Speakers and Agenda Coming Soon!

      Keynote Speaker:  Craig Clapper
      CoAuthor "Zero Harm"

      Virtual:  MEMBERS - $140, NONMEMBERS $160
      Members of the Multistate Collaborative get the Member Rate

      • May 02, 2024
      • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
      • Houston Methodist Research Institute 6670 Bertner Ave John F. Bookout Auditorium, 2nd Floor Houston, TX 77030

      (CONFERENCE - IN-PERSON, Houston, $50 Methodist employee/$75 Nonemployee, 6.25 CE)
      METHODIST - IMAGINE Nursing Quality and Innovation Symposium: Transitioning Healthcare- Individualizing Nursing Knowhow the Bedside Innovative Gateway

      Join us for Imagine Symposium 2024, as industry experts unite to THINK BIG! Houston Methodist Hospital is the hub for advancing innovative technologies and research aimed at providing the best care possible to our patients. Join us and participate as we dare to IMAGINE the future of nursing!

      Target Audience

      Nurse practitioners, nurses, and other allied health personnel

      Learning Objectives

      At the completion of this conference, at least 60% of attendees, as indicated by the post-evaluation survey, will report an increased knowledge of how to conceptualize and implement innovative nursing strategies at the bedside.

      COST:   $50 Methodist Employee / $75 Nonemployee
                    Paid directly to Methodist when you complete registration with them)

        NOTE:  This is NOT one of our COLLABORATIVE conference.  6.25 CE

        Registration will give you the link to the event page to finish your registration and pay the fees to Methodist.  

        • December 31, 2024
        • 11:30 PM (EST)
        • ON-DEMAND

        (WEBINAR, Complimentary free, OnDemand, no CE)

        PSQH - Turn Challenges into Opportunities: Your Guide to an Adaptable Strategy for Workforce Transformation


        The pandemic didn’t create the nurse staffing crisis affecting hospitals and care facilities across the U.S., but it did bring it into mainstream conversation. Shortages of healthcare’s unsung heroes have plagued the industry for decades, but modern technological advances offer innovative solutions that previous generations didn’t have.

        For organizations that want to not only survive but thrive, adopting flexible models for nurse staffing is a mandate that requires embracing new ideas that enhance existing strategies. In this webinar, you’ll discover the transformative power of integrating a digital marketplace that fulfills per diem staffing needs. When W-2s aren’t enough, utilizing external talent is crucial to meet fluctuating patient care demands while preventing burnout among full-time employees.

        With the right supplemental platform in place, you can support the health of your staff, the patients who entrust their care to your facility, and your organization’s bottom line. Hear from seasoned nurse leaders about the cost-effectiveness of utilizing an on-demand workforce solution that matches the right clinicians with the right place at the right time. Learn the value of tapping in pools of vetted, qualified nurses who can relieve understaffed teams and infuse fresh perspectives and resilience to improve nurse retention. Explore how a tech-powered per diem resource yields substantial cost savings compared to traditional staffing agencies or travel nurses.

        Most importantly, find your way to a more secure future supported by care teams who feel valued and complemented by fellow nurses who share their main goal – to be at the bedside of every patient in need.

        Learning Objectives:

        Healthcare leaders will leave this session with:

        • A better understanding of the transformative power of a tech-enabled per diem staffing platform
        • Actionable strategies for diversifying their workforce strategy with more flexible models
        • A renewed focus on managing cost savings and providing quality care by embracing digital innovation.


        Curtis AndersonCEO and Founder, Nursa

        Sandra Dietrich, MHA, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
        Executive Nurse Consultant for Workforce Innovation and Clinical Transformation

        This webinar is a free OnDemand webinar offered by PSHQ.  
        When you register, it will email you the link.  

        Note:  No CEs are offered for this, but the information is valuable and it really was very good!

        • December 31, 2024
        • 11:30 PM (EST)
        • ON-DEMAND

        (ON DEMAND, disregard date/time, link below, Complimentary free, no CE)
        Preventing Failure to Rescue
        This is an available ON DEMAND webinar, disregard the date/time.  Follow link below to register.  

        Failure to rescue is a well-established issue impacting patient safety and healthcare quality. It occurs when there is a failure or delay in recognizing and responding to in-hospital patient complications or change in patient status, leading to death. In this August 29th webinar, Dr. Kathleen Mau, Senior Director of Nursing Education at Cleveland Clinic, will discuss causes of failure to rescue, barriers to timely recognition and intervention for early signs of deterioration, and an enhanced early-warning system that alerts nurses to subtle changes in patient conditions and supports patient assessment, contextual evaluation of clinical data, provider notification, interdisciplinary collaboration and timely intervention.  

        Dr. Kathleen Mau
        Senior Director of Nursing Education at Cleveland Clinic

        This webinar is a free ON DEMAND webinar offered by PSHQ.  

        Note:  No CEs are offered for this, but the information is valuable!

        • December 31, 2024
        • 11:30 PM (EST)
        • ON-DEMAND

        (WEBINAR, Complimentary free, OnDemand, no CE)

        PSQH - Workplace Violence in Healthcare: Warning Signs and Practical Solutions

        In the context of the Quadruple Aim in healthcare, workplace violence is closely tied to the fourth aim, which focuses on improving the well-being of healthcare providers. Workplace violence, including physical or verbal aggression, harassment, and intimidation directed towards healthcare workers, directly impacts their well-being and contributes to burnout, stress, and decreased job satisfaction.

        Addressing workplace violence is essential for achieving the fourth aim of enhancing provider well-being.

        The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) considers workplace violence a widespread problem across all industries, but the agency says workers in healthcare face unique safety risks and that an OSHA standard focusing on violence in healthcare facilities is in the works. 

        In this Feb. 29 fireside chat, Hector Alvarez, MSPSY, CTM, president of Alvarez Associates, discessed the issues that healthcare facilities must address to keep patients and staff safe from violence. In addition, he explained how California’s new workplace violence prevention law could prove influential if other states follow suit.

        Hector Alvarez, MSPSY, CTM
        President, Alvarez Associates

        This webinar is a free OnDemand webinar offered by PSHQ.  
        When you register, it will email you the link.  

        Note:  No CEs are offered for this, but the information is valuable and it really was very good!

      Past events

      April 10, 2024 ISMP: Leveraging IV Robotics to Optimize Sterile Compounding Practices to Improve Safety (CE 1.0)
      April 04, 2024 HQI - More than Sneaker Power: Safe and Effective Transport of Blood Components by Pneumatic Tube Delivery Systems
      April 03, 2024 MEMORIAL HERMANN: 2024 Nursing and Clinical Innovation Summit (CE 13.75)
      March 28, 2024 HQI - Strategies for Successful CLABSI Prevention: Insights from Our Journey to Zero
      March 21, 2024 RISK@WORK: Strategies To Help Overcome The Impact Of Cognitive Bias On ERM (CE 1.0)
      March 19, 2024 BECKERS: Retention Resiliency: Three Health Systems’ Proactive Strategies
      March 14, 2024 BECKERS: How Hospitals Can Get an Upper Hand on Contract Staffing
      March 14, 2024 HealthLeaders: Navigating Financial Challenges: RCM Strategies for Ambulatory and Primary Care Success
      March 13, 2024 BECKERS: Feeding Challenges in the NICU & Beyond: Expert Tips to Improve Infant Outcomes
      March 13, 2024 BECKERS: Expanding the Value Proposition for Virtual Nursing
      March 13, 2024 ASHRM: Reducing Risk in Maternal Care: The Power of Personalizing Competency Development (CE 1.0)
      March 13, 2024 MHHA - How Psychological Safety and ‘Feeling Heard’ Relate to Burnout
      March 13, 2024 PSQH: Patient Safety NOW Summit
      March 12, 2024 ASHRM: Practical Application of Proactive Safety: Evolving Our Approach (CE 1.0)
      March 12, 2024 HQI - Optimizing Geriatric Safety and Well-being: Implementing Best Practices and Strategies
      March 07, 2024 BECKERS: Using Interaction Data to Improve Patient Experience + Care
      March 07, 2024 SERVICE NOW - Three keys to unlock better experiences, savings, and IT innovation
      March 06, 2024 HealthLeaders: Nurse Compensation and Labor NOW Summit (CE 3.0)
      March 05, 2024 BECKERS: Addressing Physician Shortages: Fostering Engagement, Wellness and Joy in Medicine
      February 29, 2024 PSQH - Turn Challenges into Opportunities: Your Guide to an Adaptable Strategy for Workforce Transformation
      February 29, 2024 PSQH - Workplace Violence in Healthcare: Warning Signs and Practical Solutions
      February 28, 2024 HQI - Collaborative High Reliability: A New Scientific Standard for Healthcare
      February 27, 2024 Contract Management for Dynamics 365


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