Patient Safety Tools/Concepts the Focus of First WHA Quality Forum Session

September 01, 2017

WHA is offering a one-day session October 17 focused on patient safety tools and concepts to launch the new WHA Quality Forum. The Quality Forum is a series of day-long education events that will address high-priority topics for hospital quality leaders and others involved in quality improvement in Wisconsin hospitals and health systems.

“Patient Safety Tools and Concepts” will have an emphasis on the deviation management process, and include a discussion on a variety of practical tools including FMEA, RCA2, ACA and risk-based decision making and data management. Kelly Court, WHA chief quality officer, and Alex Hunt, quality assurance manager, Community Blood Center, Appleton, will present. Hunt is well known in Wisconsin quality leadership circles and has served as director of patient safety for Hospital Sisters Health System and was the quality director for the ThedaCare system.

Hospital quality leaders, patient safety officers, risk managers, as well as staff and unit leaders will benefit most from this first session.

A brochure highlighting all six sessions currently planned for the WHA Quality Forum is included in this week’s packet. The series includes topics such as medical staff quality, survey readiness, meeting external reporting requirements and more, and presenters for each will share topic expertise and best practice applications.

Registration is open online at Registration at each session will be limited, so those interested should register as soon as possible. For registration questions, contact Kayla Chatterton at Contact Beth Dibbert at for questions about the content of these education events.

This story originally appeared in the September 01, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter