2019 Quality Summit

Call for AbstractsSponsorsRegistrationHotel & Area Information – Program & Schedule of Events
Policies & DisclaimersJames Q. Cannon Scholarship

 

**Due to the later than anticipated award of the 12th Scope of Work (SoW) and subsequent NQIIC Task Orders (TOs), and the impact that these delays will have on our attendance and programming, we have decided to cancel the 2019 AHQA Quality Summit**

The AHQA Quality Summit offers a focused, annual opportunity for quality improvement experts from around the country to network with their colleagues, grow in their capacities as professionals, and learn some of the best practices being applied now in the field.

Peer-led presentations provide attendees the opportunity for in-depth interaction and discussion with experts and researchers, including other quality contractors, who are offering to share best practices. The 2019 Quality Summit featured an expanded schedule of peer-led sessions highlighting success stories across the health quality improvement community.

 


Call for Abstracts

The Call for Abstracts for the 2019 Quality Summit, presented by the American Health Quality Association (AHQA), is closed. The 2019 Quality Summit will be held October 3 – 4, 2019 in Baltimore, MD.

Abstract presentation at the 2019 Quality Summit will cover the following topics:

• Opioids
• Rural Healthcare Access
• Chronic Care Management & Health Equity
• Behavioral Health
• Joy in the Workplace
• Real-Time Data Collection in Practice
• Return on Investment for Quality Improvement Activities
• Continuous Internal Quality Control Strategies

 

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Sponsors

Coming soon.

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Registration

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Hotel & Area Information

Hilton Baltimore
401 W. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 20121

AHQA has secured a block of rooms at the Baltimore Hilton at a reduced rate of $205/night. Attendees are responsible for reserving their own rooms. Please click here (link is external)(link is external)to make your reservation. The reduced rate is available until Friday, September 20 or until the room block is filled. Hotel parking is $30/day for self parking and $42/day for valet. Check-in is at 4:00 pm.

How to Get There:
DIRECTIONS FROM LOCAL AIRPORTS
(For a full list of directions please visit the Baltimore Hilton’s website(link is external)(link is external)).
Baltimore/Washington International
Take 195 West to 95 North. Take exit 53 (395 North). Follow for one half mile and turn right on Pratt Street. The hotel will be on the right.
• Distance from Hotel: 10 mi.
• Drive Time: 15 min.

Typical Minimum Charge
• Limousine 35.00 USD
• Super Shuttle 13.00 USD
• Rental Car Rates Vary
• Taxi 25.00

Washington National Airport
Take I-95N to Baltimore. Take Exit 53, I-395N downtown. Follow 4 lights to Lombard St.; make left. Go 3 blocks, make left onto S. Green St.; Go 1 block, turn Left onto Pratt St. Hotel is located on the right
• Distance from Hotel: 41 mi.
• Drive Time: 50 min.

Typical Minimum Charge
• Limousine 170.00 USD
• Super Shuttle 115.00 USD
• Rental Car Rates Vary
• Taxi 140.00 USD GET TURN-BY-TURN DIRECTIONS

Washington Dulles International Airport
VA-267E to Washington DC-Exit 18-I-495N to Baltimore. I-495N to Exit 27, I-95N to Baltimore. I-95N to Exit 53, I-395N downtown. 4 lights to Lombard St.; make left. Go 3 blocks make left onto S. Green St. One block, turn left onto Pratt St.
• Distance from Hotel: 70 mi.
• Drive Time: 75 min.

Typical Minimum Charge
• Limousine 130.00 USD
• Rental Car Rates Vary
• Taxi 100.00 USD

Local Attractions
The downtown location of the Baltimore Hilton makes it accessible to many of the attractions and historic sites of the city. According to its website the Baltimore Hilton:
“holds a prime place in the Inner Harbor, a popular historic, cultural and business district. Our downtown hotel is next door to Camden Yards and across the street from M&T Stadium. We’re also connected to the Baltimore Convention Center and a quick 15 minutes to BWI Airport. Restaurants, indoor/outdoor event spaces, fitness options – we have something for everyone.”
Click here for more information on local attractions.

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Program & Schedule of Events

Wednesday, October 2

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

AHQA Board of Directors Meeting
(AHQA Board Members & Member Organization CEOs Only)

Thursday, October 3, 2019

7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Registration Open
Key Ballroom West Foyer

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Breakfast
Key Ballroom West Foyer

8:00 am – 8:15 am

Welcome
President, AHQA
Key Ballroom 5/6

8:15 am – 9:30 am

Creating and Sustaining High Functioning PFAC Panel
Key Ballroom 5/6

9:30 am – 9:45 am

Break

9:45 am – 10:45 am

Opioid Recovery
Travis Rieder, PhD
Key Ballroom 5/6

10:45 am – 11:00 am

Refreshment Break

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Definitions/principles For The  Measurement Of Quality Improvement
Key Ballroom 5/6

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Networking Lunch
Key Ballroom 5/6

1:00 pm – 1:50 pm

Provider-Specific Opioid Dashboards from atom Alliance: Moving from Paper to Online Access and Exploring Opportunities to Use Data to Drive Change in Opioid Safety and Pain Management

Presented by Amanda Ryan, PharmD, BCGP and Bart Prevallet, MBA
atom Alliance
Key Ballroom 1 & 2

Rekindling Joy: Lessons from Vizient’s Joy in the Workplace Collaborative

Presented by Amber Romstad, MHA, CPHQ
Vizient
Key Ballroom 3 & 4

1:50 pm – 2:00 pm

Break

2:00 pm – 2:50 pm

Implementing CDC Opioid Guidelines through Stakeholder Activation

Presented by Stevi Sy, PharmD and Kyla Newland, PharmD
Mountain-Pacific Quality Health Foundation
Key Ballroom 1 & 2

Implementation of Rural Community-Based Palliative Care Programs Across 3 States

Presented by Heather Keyes, MS, PMP
Superior Health Quality Alliance
Key Ballroom 3 & 4

2:50 pm – 3:00 pm

Break

3:00 pm – 3:50 pm

Implementation of Minnesota’s Opioid Antagonist Protocol

Presented by Heather Keyes, MS, PMP
Superior Health Quality Alliance
Key Ballroom 1 & 2

Chronic Care Management (CCM): Bridging the Gap in Frontier Rural Practices

Presented by Kevin Franke BSN
Mountain-Pacific Quality Health
Key Ballroom 3 & 4

3:50 pm – 4:00 pm

Break

4:00 pm – 5:00pm

AHQA Membership Meeting
All AHQA members are welcome at this meeting.
Key Ballroom 5 & 6

5:00 pm – 6:30pm

Reception
Key West Foyer

Friday, October 4, 2019

7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Registration Open
Key Ballroom West Foyer

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Breakfast and AHQA Committee/Network Meetings
Key Ballroom West Foyer/Key Ballroom 4

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Calculating the Return On Investment For Quality Improvement
Key Ballroom 5 & 6

9:30 am – 9:45 am

Break

9:45 am – 10:45 am

Collaborative Session – Bring Your Ideas To Discuss!
Key Ballroom 5 & 6

10:45 am – 11:00 am

Refreshment Break

11:00 am – 11:50 am

Preventing Opioid Harms in Rural Older Adults: Lessons from RELIEF+

Presented by Sara Love, ND
Comagine Health
Key Ballroom 1 & 2

Using the ECHO Model to Address Alcohol Screening Practices in Primary Care

Presented by Maggie Tocco, LMSW and Jon Glover, LCSW
Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network
Key Ballroom  3 & 4

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Networking Lunch
Key Ballroom 5 & 6

1:00 pm – 1:50 pm

Assessing and Reducing Patient Risk for Opioid Related ADE in a Large Clinic

Presented by Coleman Cutchins, PharmD, BCPS
Mountain-Pacific Quality Health
Key Ballroom 1 & 2

HIIN Special Project Delves Into What Drives Successful Reduction of Readmission Rates Among Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions

Presented by Michael Martin and Beth Artman, MPP
Comagine Health
Key Ballroom 3 & 4

1:50 pm – 2:00 pm

Break

2:00 pm – 2:50 pm

The Treatment Trifecta: The Intersection of Behavioral Health Integration, Trauma-Informed Care, and Opioid Use Disorders

Presented by Jennifer McCarthy, EdD, MEd, MS, LCPC
Healthcentric Advisors
Key Ballroom 1 & 2

PFE-Integrated Quality and Safety: Learnings from High-Performing Hospitals

Presented by Kellie Goodson, MS, CPXP
Vizient Hospital Improvement Innovation Network
Key Ballroom 3 & 4

2:50 pm – 3:00 pm

Break

3:00 pm – 3:50 pm

Agile Implementation – Designed to Improve Healthcare

Presented by Malaz Boustani, MD MPH and Tierra Pinkins, MPH, CHES
Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science (Indiana University)
Key Ballroom 1 & 2

ONE Rx: Community Pharmacy Based Screening and Interventions for Opioid Overdose and Opioid Use Disorder

Presented by Jayme Steig, PharmD, RPh
Great Plains Quality Innovation Network
Key Ballroom 3 & 4

3:50 pm – 4:00 pm

Break

4:00 pm -5:00 pm

The Future Of Quality Improvement: CMS Panel

Dennis Wagner, Paul McGann, Traci Archibald, and Anita Montegio
Key Ballroom 5 & 6

Event Concludes

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Policies & Disclaimers

AHQA Conference Photography Policy
By attending the AHQA Annual Meeting, you acknowledge that photos and/or videos may be taken of you by our conference staff and/or photographers at any time. Furthermore, you grant AHQA permission to use photographs and/or video of your likeness in any type of media, including website and print publications, without compensation or reward.

AHQA Quality Summit Cancellation Policy
All registrations must be sent to AHQA Headquarters by COB September 18. Purchase Orders will not be accepted as payment.

AHQA is unable to accept telephone or verbal cancellations. Please provide a written notice by fax (703-506-3266) or email to registration@ahqa.org no later than September 2 to receive a 90% refund or by September 18 for a 50% refund. No refunds will be considered after September 18. Refunds may not be processed until after the event. AHQA reserves the right to provide refunds in the form of a paper check sent by mail, regardless of how payment was provided. If you are unable to attend the Quality Summit your registration may be transferred to another individual at no charge. In order to allow time for processing, written notification of a substitution must be received by mail or fax no later than COB on September 18. No substitutions will be honored on-site.

Please contact AHQA Headquarters with any questions about your registration or Annual Meeting. We look forward to seeing you in Washington, DC!

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James Q. Cannon Scholarship

The James Q. Cannon Memorial Scholarship is a distinguished award whose purpose is to help early career professionals working in the health quality field attend the annual AHQA Quality Summit. Recognizing that professional relationships and peer learning are critical to success,  AHQA is seeking to assist the next generation of emerging professionals in building those relationships and further that learning. The scholarship will cover  housing, registration, and travel.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be an early career professional (5 years or less) working on the QIN-QIO contract.
  2. They must be a staff member or contractor of any current AHQA member or member organization.
  3. Must complete an application by 11:59 pm ET on Friday, April 11, 2019.
    1. Complete with a 500 word statement of interest in why they want to attend, what they hope to learn at the Quality Summit and how it will improve their current work.

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