Practical Approach to Achieving Safety Across the Continuum

1.0 CME Credit

1.0 CE Credit

ABQAURP sub-specialty credits: Patient Safety/Risk Management 1.0, Physician Advisor 1.0, Managed Care 1.0, Transitions of Care 1.0, Case Management 1.0

The American Hospital Association's (AHA) Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) recently announced the positive results of the Hospital Engagement Network (HEN 2.0) project. Just days after, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced HRET as one of 16 recipients of the Hospital Improvement and Innovation Network contract.

Hospital Patient Safety Efforts Over Past Year Have Improved Care for More Than 34,000 Patients and Saved Nearly $300 Million
Hospitals continue to make great progress in their journey to improve patient care, according to new results released by the American Hospital Association (AHA)/Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET). Over the past year, the project, part of a national performance improvement project sponsored by CMS, helped hospitals reduce early elective deliveries, blood clots and infections, preventing more than 34,000 incidents with an associated cost savings of nearly $300 million.

Explore the valuable tools, HRET reductions in harm results, and the importance of senior leadership in advancing patient safety.

This session was recorded live at our 2017 Annual Health Care Quality & Patient Safety Conference and is a portion of the online course entitled: A Multifaceted Approach to Health Care Quality and Patient Safety.

At the conclusion of the activity, attendees will be able to:
  • Discuss the important role senior leadership must play in order to successfully reduce harm and improve organizational safety across the board
  • Explain the harm calculator and how it can be used to demonstrate harm reduction in an organization
  • Describe how the harm calculator was one of many factors that contributed to a reduction in harm at the national level through the Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) project
This course is intended for Physicians of all specialties, Nurses, and Other Health Care Professionals with appropriate CME credit and nursing contact hours offered for each profession.

The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. (ABQAURP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ABQAURP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABQAURP is an approved provider of continuing education for nurses. This activity is designated for 1.0 contact hour through the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-94.

This program is approved for Category 2 credit by the American Osteopathic Association.

All participants must achieve a final assessment score of at least seventy percent (70%) for recertification and continuing education credits. You have 60 days to complete the course after ordering. Please note: Exam candidates taking the Core Body of Knowledge and Diplomates renewing their certification may have less time to complete, as determined by deadlines imposed.

This activity is valid from July 26, 2017 through March 15, 2020.

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COURSE FEES: Diplomate $29.00      Member $34.00      Non-Member $42.00

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About The Authors
Members of the CME Committee, Planners, and Faculty have disclosed to ABQAURP any relevant financial relationships. No relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest exist in regard to the content of this online activity.

Charisse Coulombe, MS, MBA
Charisse Coulombe is the Vice President of Clinical Quality with the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) at the American Hospital Association. Charisse is the project co-director and has primary responsibilities for the oversight of all areas of the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) project including data collection and analysis, state relations, meeting content and operation logistics. This includes working with 32 state hospital associations and 1,600 hospitals. Charisse also oversaw the HEN and HEN 2.0 projects for HRET.

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