WHA Quality Forum Launches September 1

Save-the-date for first event: Patient Safety Tools and Concepts, Oct. 17

August 25, 2017

On September 1, WHA will launch an educational series of quality improvement topics for Wisconsin hospitals. Known as the WHA Quality Forum, these day-long education events will address high priority topics for hospital quality leaders and others involved in quality improvement in Wisconsin hospitals and health systems.

The series will include a variety of topics, which will be offered in the fall of 2017 and throughout 2018. Topics include patient safety tools and concepts, medical staff quality, survey readiness, meeting external reporting requirements and more. Presenters for each event offer topic expertise, as well as best practice applications of the learning.

Mark your calendar for the first in the series, “Patient Safety Tools and Concepts,” scheduled October 17. This session, offered at the WHA Training Center, will focus on the Deviation Management process, as well as a variety of practical tools including FMEA, RCA2, ACA and risk-based decision making and data management.

Presenters will be Kelly Court, WHA chief quality officer, and Alex Hunt, quality assurance manager, Community Blood Center, Appleton, WI. Hunt is well-known in Wisconsin quality leadership circles. He has served as director of patient safety for Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS), and as the quality director for the ThedaCare system. Hunt is a graduate of the Wisconsin Quality Residency Program and served on its faculty. Hospital quality leaders, patient safety officers, risk managers, as well as staff and unit leaders will benefit most from this first session.

Registration will open at www.wha.org September 1, and a full brochure highlighting all six sessions currently planned for the series will be included in next week’s Valued Voice. Registration at each session will be limited, so those interested should register to attend as soon as possible. For questions about the content of these education events, contact Beth Dibbert at bdibbert@wha.org.

This story originally appeared in the August 25, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter