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Programs and Seminars

Throughout the year, the Association offers various Webinars, Audioconferences, on-site programs and on-line education (carelearning.com) that focuses on health care issues that affect Virginia health systems. View our calendar to see these and other VHHA/VHREF educational offerings throughout the year.

Click on Learn More to download a PDF copy of the brochure. To register for a program, click on Register Now.

NOTES: Registration for a webinar below entitles you to one telephone connection at one location, one master set of handouts (with permission to make additional copies for the participants at your location), one Internet connection and an unlimited number of participants from your organization in one listening room.

VHREF requires payment in advance of any program. You may remit payment online using our secure online credit card system or print your registration confirmation e-mail to request payment by check.

Download this list of nearby hotels (PDF) if overnight room reservations are required in Glen Allen, Virginia, as well as directions to VHHA headquarters in Glen Allen.

Be sure to visit www.carelearning.com for your online educational courses.


Lean Healthcare 200


Seminar
February 18 - February 19
Fee: $395.00 per registration. A 10% discount is available for 3 or more participants from the same hospital.

Lean Healthcare 200 is a popular, 2-day course focusing on the fundamental Lean principles successful organizations use.  Participants will be led through an interactive simulation of a healthcare process to allow hands-on application and practice of the Lean tools and methodology.  Upon successful completion of Lean Healthcare 200, participants will have the confidence to apply the techniques across a variety of settings and freeing up time to care for patients.  Lean Healthcare serves as the pre-requisite course to Lean Healthcare 300.

Target audience: Healthcare Professionals looking to establish a solid foundation in the principles and tools used to improve systems and processes, including but not limited to: nurse leaders/managers; performance improvement specialists; Lean/change professionals; human resources professionals; physician leaders; healthcare executives; healthcare managers


Leading the Change Process: Engendering Support for a New Future


Webinar
February 26 (10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.)
Fee: $200 per connection (1 Audio/1 Internet

Change is a way of life in healthcare.  The manager’s role in leading change is even more critical.  To be a leader with a sense of purpose and direction, today’s healthcare managers have to have a keen sense of direction.  Every healthcare organization has already experienced great change and more change is expected.  Some staff members may feel that the pace of change has resulted in chaos and crisis.  Fear sets in and resistance to anything new develops.  This is a time for practical management action.  Successful leaders introduce and lead the change process so that there is greater acceptance of the new direction, purpose or process.  Strong leaders play a key role in communicating change in a positive light.  Successful managers enroll their team members in a shared future.  In this session, you will receive practical "how to's" that have been successfully used by leaders to help their healthcare organizations move into a more positive future. 

Target audience: COO, CNO, nursing/hospital leadership, nurse managers /supervisors, medical staff coordinators, accreditation/Joint Commission coordinators, performance improvement directors, risk managers, and nursing home administrators


2015 Joint Commission Hospital Accreditation Update


Seminar
March 3 - March 4
Fee: $585.00 per registration. A 10% discount is available for 3 or more participants from the same hospital.

This 1 ½  day interactive, solution-based seminar, presented in conjunction with Joint Commission Resources, is designed to provide health care professionals with practical solutions and implementation tips that can be adapted and applied to your organization using Joint Commission’s hospital requirements.  It is a high-level overview that will address updates to the Joint Commission’s accreditation process, CMS updates for 2015, and focus on problematic standards with tips for compliance. 

Target audience: Individuals responsible for directing, coordinating or implementing Joint Commission hospital accreditation standards which ensure quality and safety. This may include nurses, phyhsicians, and other clinicians as warranted by their job description. Personnel who would benefit from this program include survey coordinators, hospital managers, quality improvement directors, risk managers, safety directors. Participants from organizations interested in pursuing Joint Commission accreditation status. Inter-professional: This content is applicable to all clinicians who provide care/service to patients in the hospital


Hospital Readmissions and Coding Impact


Webinar
March 5 (1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Fee: $200 per connection (1 Audio/1 Internet)

A secondary diagnosis is not just a secondary diagnosis!  The documentation found in the medical record, particularly for the secondary diagnoses, drives the severity when the APR DRG is calculated.   In the program, you will learn strategies to resolve coding issues related to avoidable hospital readmissions. 

Program topics include: How ICD 9 CM coding and ICD 10 coding impact readmission score; documentation in the medical record, particularly for the secondary diagnoses that drive  severity when APR DRG is calculated; secondary diagnoses include, but are not limited to the comorbidities (MCC) and complication/co-morbidities (CC) of the MS DRG System; attention to official ICD guidelines imperative; coding quality for all secondary conditions impacts patient stay

Target audience: CEO, COO, CFO, CNO, CMO, case management, all hospital clinical leadership, business office staff, all coding, billing and claims transaction staff, patient financial management personnel, financial analyst, HIM Director/Manager, and compliance officers


Lean Healthcare 200


Seminar
April 14 - April 15
Fee: $395.00 per registration. A 10% discount is available for 3 or more participants from the same hospital.

Lean Healthcare 200 is a popular, 2-day course focusing on the fundamental Lean principles successful organizations use.  Participants will be led through an interactive simulation of a healthcare process to allow hands-on application and practice of the Lean tools and methodology.  Upon successful completion of Lean Healthcare 200, participants will have the confidence to apply the techniques across a variety of settings and freeing up time to care for patients.  Lean Healthcare serves as the pre-requisite course to Lean Healthcare 300.

Target audience: Healthcare Professionals looking to establish a solid foundation in the principles and tools used to improve systems and processes, including but not limited to: nurse leaders/managers; performance improvement specialists; Lean/change professionals; human resources professionals; physician leaders; healthcare executives; healthcare managers


Lean Healthcare 300


Seminar
May 19 - May 21
Fee: $549.00 per registration. A 10% discount is available for 3 or more participants from the same hospital.

Lean Healthcare 300 is a facilitator training course designed to take basic lean training and knowledge to the next level and apply that knowledge with a team to improve a process.  This course will give participants the information and training necessary to lead a Kaizen event.  The course includes discussions on:  the structure of a successful lean organization, including the roles for management, frontline and executive staffd; teams and team formation; a kaizen agenda and actions to complete during a kaizen event; along with other helpful tools.  The course also includes team break-out sessions and real-life examples.  There will be speakers who will discuss thier hospitals' journeys and success stories.  Participants must have completed Lean Healthcare 200 to be eligible to attend this program.

Target audience: Healthcare Professionals looking to establish a solid foundation in the principles and tools used to improve systems and processes, including but not limited to: nurse leaders/managers; performance improvement specialists; Lean/change professionals; human resources professionals; physician leaders; healthcare executives; healthcare managers

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