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Event: Free Health Care Webinars

Topics focus on navigating OPPE requirements, top performing emergency departments.

Published: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 14:09

(ASQ: Milwaukee,WI) -- The American Society for Quality (ASQ) invites health care professionals to register for two free health care webinars; one focused on how senior leaders create top-performing emergency departments and the other addressing the challenges of complying with the Joint Commission’s ongoing professional practice evaluation (OPPE) requirements.

What Top-Performing Emergency Departments Do: The Role of Senior Leaders in Driving Change

This free webinar is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 28, 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. CDT and features Chip Caldwell, president of Chip Caldwell & Associates. Caldwell specializes in strategic deployment of clinical and systems quality improvement and cost reduction initiatives in medical centers, extended care facilities, integrated health systems, and health plans. The presentation will focus on six differentiators that increase the probability of success, including engagement, lean, and a "big quality" approach. Health care executives, senior leaders, or managers charged with driving emergency room improvements will find opportunities for sustainable gains. Register for this webinar via ASQ at www.asq.org/webinar/senior-leaders-driving-change.html.

Navigating the Joint Commission OPPE Requirements

As part of ASQ’s Quality Practice Seminar series, this free webinar is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 10, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CDT, and is sponsored by Statit Software, a leader in continuous performance improvement solutions for health care. Presenter Christopher Heller, M.D., FACS is co-founder of MDAS+, a company that provides integrated software for quality, care management, and physician profiling; Dr. Heller is also a lean data management consultant with Carondelet Health Network. This informative hour will explore the importance and challenges of OPPE, provide necessary information to complete the OPPE, gain recommendations for physician buy-in and ask questions of an OPPE expert. Health care professionals can register for this webinar via ASQ at www.asq.org/healthcareqps/index.html.


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