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TMF QIN

TMF Quality Innovation Network Annual Conference

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  • Virtual Conference Guide
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May 9-11, 2017

This event is provided at no charge to attendees.

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The TMF Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) invites you to attend this free, three-day virtual conference.

Providers from all health care settings are encouraged to attend this educational event, which will feature prominent voices discussing topics aimed at helping attendees navigate the changing health care landscape. Presentations will focus on antibiotic stewardship, the National Quality Strategy, opioid misuse, sepsis early detection and treatment and social determinants of health.


About the TMF QIN-QIO
TMF Health Quality Institute has partnered with the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, Primaris in Missouri and the Quality Improvement Professional Organization, Inc. and Ponce Medical School Foundation in Puerto Rico to form the TMF Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization (TMF QIN-QIO), under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The TMF QIN-QIO works with providers, patients, caregivers and stakeholders across all care settings via Learning and Action Networks to provide quality improvement services in the states of Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas, and the territory of Puerto Rico. These networks serve as information hubs for learning, collaborating and elevating the voice of the patient. Learn more at www.tmfqin.org.

Registration

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IMPORTANT: To attend all three days of the conference, you must register for each day individually using the buttons below.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017   Wednesday, May 10, 2017   Thursday, May 11, 2017

Need Help with Registration? Contact Ventech at 1-571-598-1988.

Agenda

Note: This schedule of events is subject to change.

Register for the day(s) you'd like to attend. You need only attend the sessions of interest to you on a specific day.

IMPORTANT: To attend all three days of the conference, you must register for each day individually using the buttons below.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017   Wednesday, May 10, 2017   Thursday, May 11, 2017

Tuesday, May 9

Central Time Session and Speakers
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Welcome
Jennifer Markley, RN
TMF QIN-QIO Division Director

National Quality Strategy
Dennis Wagner, MPA
Paul McGann, MD
Jeneen Iwugo, MPA
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
12:30 – 1 p.m. Break
1 – 2 p.m. Sepsis
Steven Q. Simpson, MD, FCCP, FACP
Professor of Medicine, Interim Director, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Kansas

Wednesday, May 10

Central Time Session and Speakers
Noon – 1 p.m. Social Determinants of Health
John Krueger, MD, MPH
Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine; Chief Medical Officer, the University of Oklahoma Physicians Group-Tulsa
1 – 1:15 p.m. Break
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Opioid Misuse and Reduction Strategies
J. Nile Barnes, PharmD
Clinical Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin

Thursday, May 11

Central Time Session and Speakers
Noon – 1 p.m. Antibiotic Stewardship
Arjun Srinivasan, MD
Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Presenters

Register to attend this free, three-day virtual conference to learn from subject matter experts on the latest strategies to navigate the changing health care landscape.

J. Nile Barnes, PharmD
J. Nile Barnes, PharmD is the Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Health Outcomes and Pharmacy Practice at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. He collaborates with other members of the College of Pharmacy, the School of Social Work and the Texas Overdose Naloxone Network in the Operation Naloxone project. In 2015, he was elected to the board of trustees of the TMF Health Quality Institute. In 2016, he was appointed to the Texas Medicaid/CHIP Drug Utilization Review Board, by the Executive Commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Chris Traylor.

Dr. Barnes previously served as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio from 2006-2009. He also held appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Health Professions, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the South Texas Veterans Audie L. Murphy Memorial Hospital. His teaching assignments include coordination of the Pharmacotherapy Lab series and Clinical Skills courses. In addition, he precepts pharmacist-interns and residents on Internal Medicine clerkships at University Medical Center–Brackenridge.

Dr. Barnes is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin College of Natural Sciences and College of Pharmacy (BSc Zoology, 1985; PharmD 2005; pharmacy specialty residency in internal medicine 2006). He earned a certificate as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) at UT in 1984 and completed his paramedic (EMT-P) training in 1990 while employed by the City of Austin EMS department. He served on the faculty of Austin Community College in the Emergency Medical Services Professions program from 1991-2001.

Jeneen Iwugo, MPA
Jeneen Iwugo is the deputy director of the Quality Improvement & Innovation Group (QIIG) in the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. With a formal education in Speech Communication and Public Policy, she has concentrated her Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) work in the Beneficiary- and Family-Centered Care tasks of the QIO program. Since joining QIIG in 2008, she has served as a subject matter expert, government task lead, QIO confidentiality regulation lead, Special Assistant and Division Director. Ms. Iwugo led the re-vision of the QIO regulations to expand eligibility for QIO contracts beyond the previous state based structure. She also led the transition of the case review task in the last scope of work of the QIO contract into the now separate Beneficiary- and Family-Centered Care task in the current scope of work for the QIO contract.

Prior to her various roles within CCSQ, Ms. Iwugo worked in Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services on Medicaid managed care policy, state plan amendments, demonstrations and waivers. Ms. Iwugo has also served as Adjunct Faculty for the Community College of Baltimore County teaching Speech Communication.

John Krueger, MD, MPH
John Krueger, MD, MPH, is the George W. Kaiser Family Foundation Endowed Chair at the University of Oklahoma, School of Community Medicine, where he is the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs for the School of Medicine and the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the University of Oklahoma Physicians (Group), Tulsa. Dr. Krueger holds an academic appointment as an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, Tulsa.

Dr. Krueger is a 2010-2011George W. Merck Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in Cambridge, MA, and an IHI Faculty member. He holds IHI Certificates as an Improvement Advisor and a Patient Safety Officer and works around the world in healthcare quality improvement oriented consulting and quality improvement programs.

Dr. Krueger’s previously held positions include serving as the acting Chief of Staff and Associate Chief of Staff for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at Veterans Health System of the Ozarks in Fayetteville, Arkansas, as Vice President, Medical Director of Quality at Unity Point Health/Unity Point Clinics in Des Moines, Iowa, as Medical Director of Quality Management for the Cherokee Nation Health System in Nebraska, Oklahoma and multiple roles at the clinic and hospital director level. Dr. Krueger has also worked most of his career in rural and disadvantaged health care delivery areas. In his first practice out of residency, he was in the only physician group (3 doctors) in an entire west Texas county, and one of only three physicians in the practice offering obstetrical services in a six county area.

Dr. Krueger is Board Certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM). He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and completed his residency in Family Medicine at John Peter Smith Family Practice Residency in Fort Worth, Texas.

Dr. Krueger received his master’s in Public Health from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health in 2014, and a certificate from the Harvard School of Public Health in Clinical Effectiveness in 2010. Dr. Krueger holds an undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Economics and Business from Hendrix College. Dr. Krueger’s professional interests include primary care, patient co-production, population health and quality improvement (QI).

Paul McGann, MD
Paul McGann, MD, is the chief medical officer for Quality Improvement at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Dr. McGann also serves as the co-director of CMS Partnership for Patients. He is also the co-dDirector of the Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative.

In 2002, Dr. McGann joined the staff of CMS, and in July 2007 was promoted to Deputy Chief Medical Officer. He has contributed to the ongoing re-design of the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network Program, identification and reduction of health care disparities, and introduction of the principles of geriatric medicine into numerous CMS programs.

From February to May 2011, Dr. McGann served as the Acting Chief Medical Officer for CMS, reporting to the CMS Administrator. He received a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a master’s degree in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He graduated from the McGill Faculty of Medicine in Montreal and completed both internal medicine and geriatric medicine training in Canada, where he practiced geriatric medicine for 14 years. Dr. McGann is board - certified in both internal medicine and geriatric medicine in the United States and in Canada. In 1995, Dr. McGann became the founding Clinical Director of the J. Paul Sticht Center on Aging at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. He was named the first American Geriatrics Society-Health Care Financing Administration (AGS-HCFA) Health Policy Scholar in 1999 and contributed to the development of the active Health and Aging Policy Fellowship Program. Dr. McGann received the prestigious Nascher -Manning Award from the American Geriatrics Society and the CMS Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.

He is the co-author of a chapter on “The Key Elements of Effective Collaborative Design” in the newly released book All In: Using Healthcare Collaboratives to Save Lives and Improve Care.

Dr. McGann is also a recipient of the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal (known as the “Sammies”) 2016 Federal Employee of the Year Award. This award is from the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service and was awarded for CMS’s work on drastically reducing preventable medical harm on a national scale. The Sammies are a highly respected honor with a vigorous selection process and are known as the “Oscars” of federal service.

Steven Q. Simpson, MD, FCCP, FACP
Steven Q. Simpson, MD, FCCP, FACP, is the Professor of Medicine and Interim Director at the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Kansas. Dr. Simpson has more than 30 years of clinical experience as a critical care specialist, certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Research in the basic science, clinical science and implementation science of severe sepsis. Dr. Simpson has authored more than 100 publications and abstracts in the specific area of sepsis, and is an internationally recognized thought leader on the subject on sepsis, having spoken at events across the globe on the subject over the last 25 years. Dr. Simpson received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Kansas.

Arjun Srinivasan, MD
Arjun Srinivasan, MD, is associate director for healthcare-associated infection prevention programs in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases. Dr. Srinivasan is also a captain in the U.S. Public Health Services. An infectious disease doctor, Dr. Srinivasan oversees several CDC programs aimed at eliminating healthcare-associated infections and improving antibiotic use. For much of his CDC career, Dr. Srinivasan ran the healthcare outbreak investigation unit, helping hospitals and other healthcare facilities track down bacteria and stop them from infecting other patients. Today, Dr. Srinivasan leads the CDC’s work to improve antibiotic prescribing and works with a team of CDC experts researching new strategies to eliminate healthcare-associated infections.

Dr. Srinivasan’s team of disease detectives was tapped to investigate cases of unusual infections among newborn infants. The CDC linked the infections to a breathing machine that could not be cleaned properly. The investigation spurred an immediate recall of thousands of the machines and development of a new cleaning protocol that allowed the machines to be re-introduced safely. Other hospital outbreak investigations he directed led to the changes in national guidelines for infection control to protect patients more effectively.

A graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Srinivasan is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He completed an Internal Medicine residency and Infectious Disease fellowship at Johns Hopkins University Hospital. Dr. Srinivasan is an adjunct assistant professor of medicine at Emory University Medical Center and sees patients at the Atlanta Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Srinivasan has authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals on his research in healthcare epidemiology, infection control and antibiotic use and resistance. He is a member of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. He has been named to the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars.

Dennis Wagner, MPA
Dennis Wagner, MPA, is the director of the Quality Improvement and Innovation Group in the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality. He also serves as the co-director of both the Partnership for Patients and the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative. In these roles, Dr. Wagner leads a team of committed individuals in developing and delivering innovative and collaborative initiatives to improve health care.

Prior to his current roles at CMS, Dr. Wagner served as the Associate Deputy Director and then Acting Director of CMS’ Office of Clinical Standards and Quality. Dr. Wagner worked for 12 years at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), including a final stint as Acting Director of HRSA’s Office of Health Information Technology and Quality. While at HRSA, Dr. Wagner led major national initiatives to increase the donation and transplantation of organs. After years of relatively flat national organ donation levels, this work generated unprecedented and lasting national increases in organ donation over a four-year period.

Dr. Wagner received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Montana State University. He recently co-authored a chapter entitled “The Key Elements of Effective Collaborative Design” in the book, All In: Using Healthcare Collaboratives to Save Lives and Improve Care.

Dr. Wagner is also a recipient of the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal (known as the “Sammies”) 2016 Federal Employee of the Year Award. This award is from the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service and was awarded for CMS’s work on drastically reducing preventable medical harm on a national scale. The Sammies are a highly respected honor with a vigorous selection process and are known as the “Oscars” of federal service.

Virtual Conference Guide

Read the following information, which provides helpful information to ensure you have a successful conference experience.

What is a virtual conference?
A virtual conference provides attendees with a unique, interactive educational experience, including access to real-time presentations, networking opportunities, industry solutions and – with this conference – the opportunity to earn continuing education credit. All you need is a computer, a phone line and a high-speed Internet connection. You don't need to leave your home or office, and you can attend sessions by yourself or with a group.

Why attend?

  • Learn from sought-after health care industry leaders.
  • Attend only the presentations you want. Conference presentation recordings will be available by visiting the TMF QIN-QIO website (www.tmfqin.org) two weeks after the conference. Visit the Recorded Events page of any network to view the recordings.
  • Engage immediately. Ask questions of the presenters and interact with other attendees all in real time. Read more below.
  • Earn continuing education credit. You will be able to claim continuing education credit beginning the first day of the conference until Thursday, May 25, by visiting the conference website and completing an online evaluation for the sessions you attended. Once you complete the evaluation, you will be able to print off your certificate(s). To access the online evaluation, you will need to use a code that will be announced after each session of the conference. Be sure to write down the code as it will not be provided after the conference day concludes. Without the code, you will not be able to claim continuing education credit. Credits offered include: CME, CNE, SW and CPHQ. View the Continuing Education tab for more details.

Prepare to attend
Schedule your time off. Though you may be attending the conference from the comfort of your home or office, treat this virtual conference experience as you would any other:

  • Block off the time on your calendar. Even though you are attending virtually, this is still a conference. The time you spend attending sessions online should be treated no differently than if you were in an actual classroom.
  • Set your out-of-office email and phone messages.
  • Reserve a quiet, dedicated space. If you usually work in a cubicle or are attending the conference with others from your organization or facility, take the time to reserve a conference room to use to attend the conference. This way you can feel more comfortable to ask questions and participate during the presentations without interruptions or disturbing others.
  • Turn off your work email during presentations.
  • Don’t multi-task. Remember, this conference is for your professional development. Focus your time and energy on what is being presented. Give yourself the uninterrupted time to ask questions and participate with the speakers and other attendees.
  • Trouble logging into the conference or viewing a presentation? Contact Ventech Solutions at 1-571-598-1988.

Ask questions during the conference
All phone lines will be muted by the conference operator to block out background noise during the speaker presentations. At the end of the conference presentations, you are encouraged to ask questions by pressing the number 1 key on your phone; the conference operator will unmute your line. Additionally, some speakers may accept questions via the Chat function, which is located on a sidebar that will appear on the presentation screen. You can type and submit your questions at any time during the presentation, the speaker may respond to you via the Chat function or over the phone line.

Download conference presentations
During each presentation you can download the presenter’s slides. To do so, participants will need to:

  • Make sure the tab for PowerPoint presentation (PPT) is selected at the top. Click “File” in the upper left corner. Click “Save as,” and click “Document.”
  • A window will pop up for you to save the file. Choose the location and make sure you change the “Save as” type to PDF.
  • This will need to be repeated for each tab if there is more than one PowerPoint presentation or document.

Continuing Education

Thank you for your interest in attending the 2017 TMF Quality Innovation Network Annual Conference, The Changing Health Care Landscape: Driving Innovation and Improvement. By attending this event, you are eligible to receive the following continuing education credits based on your area of specialty. You will be able to claim continuing education credit beginning the day of the conference until May 25, 2017. You will need to return to the main event Web page and click on the link for “Continuing Education” to complete the online evaluation(s) and print off the continuing education certificate(s) for the session(s) you attended. To access the online evaluation, you will need to use a code that will be announced after each conference session. Be sure to write down the code as it will not be provided after the conference day concludes. Without the code, you will not be able to claim continuing education credit.

Approval Statements
*This activity has been submitted to the Texas Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. Texas Nurses Association – Approver is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

TMF Health Quality Institute is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

TMF Health Quality Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

TMF Health Quality Institute designates this CME activity for a maximum of 5.5 2A credits for Osteopathic physicians (DOs).

This CME activity has been designated by TMF Health Quality Institute for a maximum of 5.5 credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

TMF Health Quality Institute is an approved provider of continuing education activities for social workers by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners under provider number 6546, expiration date January 31, 2018. TMF Health Quality Institute designates this Continuing Education activity for a maximum of 5.5 contact hours of Continuing Social Work Education.

This program has been approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality for 5.5 Certified Professional Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) continuing education hours.

Disclosure of Participation
The purpose of this educational activity is to enhance the knowledge of participating registered nurses, physicians and other health care providers of current Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) quality initiatives including antibiotic stewardship, the National Quality Strategy, opioid misuse and reduction strategies, sepsis early detection and treatment, and social determinants of health. In addition, there will be a focus and discussion on the importance of delivering consistent high-quality care and promoting efficient outcomes in our health care system. The objectives of this education activity are:

  • Describe how CMS is working to build a health care delivery system that’s better, smarter and including how CMS is using policy levers and program authorities to achieve these goals including payment reform to achieve this transformation in health care
  • Describe sepsis and strategies for early recognition and management in various health care settings
  • Describe how social determinants contribute to chronic disease and premature death. Recognize other contributing factors such as behavioral patterns and social circumstances
  • Discuss the national opioid misuse and the strategies for opioid reduction
  • Describe antibiotic stewardship and strategies for program implementation and management in various health care settings

To receive contact hours for this continuing education activity, the participant must

  • Attend each session in its entirety to be eligible for continuing education credit for that session
  • Complete the online claims process providing a unique identifier (birth day and month)
  • Complete and submit the online Educational Activity Evaluation Form for each session attended

Once successful completion has been verified, a Certificate of Successful Completion will be awarded for each session attended.

Conflicts of Interest

Explanation: A conflict of interest occurs when an individual has an opportunity to affect or impact educational content with which he or she may have a commercial interest or a potentially biasing relationship of a financial nature. All planners and presenters/authors/content reviewers must disclose the presence or absence of a conflict of interest relative to this activity. All potential conflicts are resolved prior to the planning, implementation or evaluation of the continuing education activity. All activity planning committee members and presenters/authors/content reviewers have submitted Conflict of Interest Disclosure forms.

The planning committee members and presenters/authors of this continuing education activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships related to the planning or implementation of this educational activity.

Reporting of Perceived Bias:

Bias is defined as preferential influence that causes a distortion of opinion or of facts. Commercial bias may occur when a continuing education activity promotes one or more product(s) (drugs, devices, services, software, hardware, etc.). This definition is not all inclusive and participants may use their own interpretation in deciding if a presentation is biased.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation (COA) is interested in the opinions and perceptions of participants at approved CNE activities, especially in the presence of actual or perceived bias in continuing education. Therefore, the ANCC invites participants to access its ANCC Accreditation Feedback Line to report any noted bias or conflict of interest in the education activity. The toll free number is 1-866-262-9730.

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