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August 21, 2014, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET
Dr. Alice Bonner – Creating Post-Acute Care Transitions: Through Cross-Continuum Teams

 Session Overview

Join Alice Bonner, PhD, RN, formerly with the CMS Division of Nursing Homes, for a discussion of national initiatives related to care transitions, rehospitalizations, and Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) in nursing homes. Dr. Bonner will discuss her experience working with various states and organizations to improve safety and quality across settings. Specifically, the program will address:

  • Awareness: Participants will become aware of the care gaps and adverse events in skilled nursing facilities, and the opportunities for improving transitions in care between acute and post-acute facilities.
  • Accountability: Participants will understand the new accountability for QAPI for post-acute led by CMS, which is the merger of two complementary approaches to quality, Quality Assurance (QA) and Performance Improvement (PI).
  • Ability: Participants will learn new ways to ensure person-centered care using a strength-based approach.
  • Action: Participants will learn about the various action levers we can pull to ensure safe, seamless, cost-effective care transitions in communities.
Following the presentations, a panel of experts will share their reactions to the presentation and answer questions from the webinar participants.
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Related Resources:
  1. NQF. Safe Practice 15: Discharge Systems. IN: Safe Practices for Better Healthcare – 2010 Update: A Consensus Report. Washington, DC: National Quality Forum; 2010. Available at http://www.qualityforum.org/Publications/2010/04/Safe_Practices_for_Better_Healthcare_%E2%80%93_2010_Update.aspx.     Last accessed August 14, 2014.
  2. Levinson DR. Adverse events in skilled nursing facilities: national incidence among Medicare beneficiaries. Office of the Inspector General. Washington, DC: Department of Health and Human Services; 2014 Feb. Available at http://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-06-11-00370.pdf.     Last accessed August 14, 2014.
  3. MedPAC. Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System. Washington, DC: MedPAC (Medicare Payment Advisory Commission); 2013 June. Available at http://medpac.gov/documents/jun13_entirereport.pdf.     Last accessed August 14, 2014.
Registration Information and CE Credit Information:
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 When:  August 21, 2014 Time: 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ET
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Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • become aware of the care gaps and adverse events in skilled nursing facilities, and the opportunities for improving transitions in care between acute and post-acute facilities.
  • understand the new accountability for QAPI for post-acute led by CMS, which is the merger of two complementary approaches to quality, Quality Assurance (QA) and Performance Improvement (PI).
  • will learn new ways to ensure person-centered care using a strength-based approach.
  • learn about the various action levers we can pull to ensure safe, seamless, cost-effective care transitions in communities.

CE Participation Documentation

Texas Medical Institute of Technology, approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15996, will be issuing 1.5 contact hours for this webinar.

To request a Participation Document, please click here.

 Session Speaker and Reactors
Alice Bonner, PhD, RN, FAANP
Creating Post-Acute Care Transitions: Through Cross-Continuum Teams

Alice Bonner, PhD, RN, FAANP, has been a geriatric nurse practitioner for the past 20 years. She is an Associate Professor at Northeastern University's Bouve College of Health Sciences School of Nursing in Boston, MA. From 2009 to 2011, Dr. Bonner was the Director of the Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in Boston, MA.
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Franck Guilloteau
Discussion and Reaction to Presentation

During the past 20 years with HCC Corporation, Franck Guilloteau has led multiple projects, spanning industry segments from aerospace and consumer products to software and fitness. As Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Guilloteau takes the lead role in developing Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings and knowledge management systems used by HCC's global partners, while keeping HCC on the leading edge of technological advancements in multimedia, IT, e-commerce, and product development.
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Dan Ford, MBA
Discussion and Reaction to Presentation

Dan Ford, MBA, is a recently retired Vice President of Furst Group, a healthcare executive search firm; a patient advocate; a former member of NQF's Patient Safety Committee; and a former member of patient safety, quality, patient- and family-centered care committees of AzHHA, CHN and APIPS in Arizona, and CHP, IHI, and The Joint Commission nationally.
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Jennifer Dingman
Discussion and Reaction to Presentation

Jennifer Dingman realized, after her mother's death in 1995 due to errors in medical diagnoses and treatment, that there is little to no help available for patients and their families in similar situations. This life-changing experience left her feeling vulnerable, and she decided to dedicate her life to help prevent medical tragedies from happening to others.
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 Patient Safety Advocate
Patient Safety Advocate
The Voice of Patient and Family AND Reaction to Presentation

Arlene Salamendra is a former Board member and Staff Coordinator of Families Advocating Injury Reduction (FAIR). A number of years ago, she was the subject of a preventable medical error. Since that time, she has devoted a portion of her time to giving support to other patients...
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