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Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association

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.


Challenges for Nursing: Complying with CMS and The Joint Commission Standards


Webinar
March 19 (10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
Fee: $200 per connection (1 Audio/1 Internet)

This program is for all levels of nursing staff; from the bedside nurse to the chief nursing officer.  All disciplines are important to patient care.  However, the reason patients are in the hospital is because they cannot take care of themselves.  Nursing is the profession that takes care of people who cannot take care of themselves.  This program will focus on issues from the entire manual that impact nursing.

Program topics include:  the survey processes and standard requirements, ICM changes, nursing challenges, cultural competence and effective communcation, and ECRI top 10 hazards in healthcare.

Target audience: Chief Nursing Officers, nursing leadership, staff nurses, and Accreditation/The Joint Commission Coordinators


Telemedicine: Coding, Billing and Compliance


Webinar
March 24 (9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Fee: $200 per connection (1 Audio/1 Internet)

Learn from an expert answers to these questions: How is telemedicine supposed to work; why is the terminology so confusing; what is the difference between telemedicine and telehealth; who is involved in telemedicine; who is allowed to provide telemedicine services; how are telemedicine services paid under the Medicare program; what do hospitals, CAHs and clinics need to do in order to bill for telemedicine services; and are there any compliance issues for telemedicine?

Target audience: Hospital/CAH coding personnel, billing and claims transaction personnel, nursing staff, outpatient service area personnel, chargemaster coordinators, financial analysts, compliance personnel, physicians, practitioners and other interested personnel


Positioning Your Organization for the Future - Fundamentals of Continuous Process Improvement


Webinar
March 26 (2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Fee: $200 per connection (1 Audio/1 Internet)

This program will assist hospitals in developing an educational series dedicated to the successful integration of continuous performance improvement methodologies into health care operations.  The Affordable Care Act (ACA) payment reform is focused on reducing costs while improving quality, raising the bar for continuous process improvement.

Target audience: Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Financial Officers, department/operations management


The Transformation to Value-Based Care: How Ready Are You?


Webinar
March 26 (1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Fee: $200 per connection (1 Audio/1 Internet)

Health care is transitioning from volume to value.  Some organizations have made a strategic decision to drive the transformation, developing clinically integrated networks, negotiating alternative payment models, and designing new models of care.  But often the pace of change in the market accelerates, and providers must respond or risk finding themselves at a competitive disadvantage.  The question is how.
What core competencies will be required to successfully manage the health of a population? Is your organization positioned to thrive in a value-based payment environment?  What organizational characteristics improve preparedness for clinical integration?  Given the current capabilities of your organization and the crucial gaps, what should be your highest priority strategic activities?
Learn how to conduct a high-level assessment of your organization’s readiness for value-based care across five domains - comprehensive provider network, care delivery transformation, robust clinical informatics, effective payment models, and strong organizational foundation.  We’ll examine the core competencies associated with each domain, including the key success factors for transforming into a value-based enterprise
 

Target audience: Managed care executives as it relates to value-based reimbursement. But given the evolution of the value-based enterprise, this webinar is applicable to a variety of personnel within the healthcare realm, including clinical leaders, operations, IT, finance, and executive leadership.


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


Improving Care Transitions: The Geriatric Emergency Department


Webinar
April 20 (1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Fee: This webinar is being offered FREE of charge

This webinar will focus on the challenges associated with caring for geriatric patients in the Emergency Department (ED) and strategies to improve coordination of care and communication with elderly patients. 

Target audience: Chief Nuring Officers, Chief Medical Officers, emergency department physicians, emergency department nurse managers, social workers, discharge planners, care transitions personnel, patient experience personnel, risk managers, and other personnel who are associated with the care and treatment of geriatric patients in the emergency department


Creating a Fair and Just Culture: An Introduction


Seminar
May 7
Fee: $149 per registrant. A 10% discount is available for 3 or more participants from the same hospital.

 This workshop is designed to provide an introductory overview of the Just Culture model and concepts based upon the work of David Marx to assist Virginia hospitals and health systems with establishing and maintaining a culture that supports safety and builds high reliability. This workshop also includes instruction in basic event investigation, coaching and mentoring staff and hands on practice and instruction with using the Just Culture algorithm.

Target audience: Hospital and health system employees including nurses and nurse managers, quality improvement and patient safety management and staff, risk managers, human resources managers and staff, senior leaders, and physicians. For maximum benefit, it is recommended that organizations send a team of at least 2-3 individuals.


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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