Education Calendar

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Thu. 10/30

Healthcare providers of all types must navigate a minefield of new regulations, reimbursement and payment systems, audits and enforcement initiatives, data protection requirements and dynamics involving integrated delivery systems. Now more than ever, a robust, proactive and savvy compliance program is critical for providers to remain ahead of the curve and to anticipate the new and often, unexpected hazards and to capture unprecedented opportunities presented by the rapidly evolving healthcare industry.

The Partnership for Patients estimates that 30 percent of obstetrical adverse events are preventable.  Advancing the successes of the Statewide Perinatal for Patients and the New Jersey Hospital Engagement Network’s attention to perinatal care, this program is designed to....
Tue. 11/11
This event is a call to action for providers to engage in discussion with nationally recognized thought leaders and those experienced in implementing programming that engages the patient, family, and practitioner in caring for individuals with advanced illness regardless of the care setting.
Wed. 11/12
Fair Housing compliance is a constant and challenging concern for housing providers. With issues ranging from discrimination and disability to marketing and admissions, providers must be knowledgeable about their obligations and requirements under Fair Housing Law.

This program is relevant for all staff having contact and communication with housing residents. By combining years of experience as an educator and trainer and with a unique perspective as both a fair housing prosecutor and defense counsel, Kathi Williams will provide a program that is enjoyable, practical and filled with real-life examples.
Thu. 11/13
As the implementation of national healthcare reform forges ahead, the healthcare landscape continues to change rapidly, and hospital C-suite executives need to change their strategic plans in order to survive and prosper in the ever-increasing competitive environment.   Most hospitals and systems are considering merging and affiliating – but in the meantime, there are various other strategic transactions and contracts that they can consider in order to best position themselves for the future.  

This program will focus on various “non-M&A” strategic transactions and contracts that hospitals can actively evaluate and proceed with as appropriate.   The panelists include experienced hospital consultants, executives and healthcare attorneys who have been actively involved in these strategic transactions, as well as insurance executives who have negotiated cutting-edge population management contracts. 
Fri. 11/14
The nurse manager’s role is ever evolving. Attempting to keep pace and adapt to the many challenges the role presents is no easy task even for the most experienced leaders. Demands internally from an organizational perspective coupled with challenges arising from a newly reformed healthcare delivery system can be daunting. Turnover has become a big challenge.

The primary goal of ONE NJ is to provide education and mentorship to developing nurse leaders. This program will help early career nurse managers and aspiring nurse managers/leaders understand the connection between data, engagement and outcomes and connect the dots to providing the whys we are asking you to do things.
Wed. 11/19

This one-day, fast-paced program offers a quick overview of the changes and revisions that frequently occur within The Joint Commission (TJC) accreditation, as well as those requirements that will impact organizations in the near future. Attendees will stay ahead of the curve by reviewing both new and revised standards, the latest compliance issues, changes to the onsite survey and the National Patient Safety Goals.

Thu. 11/20
Patient and family engagement across the healthcare continuum continues to be a huge area of focus for Partnership for Patients. Healthcare providers are making serious efforts to involve patients, consumers and families in making policy and improving the overall patient experience.

Patient and consumer representatives include patients, patient advocates, community advocacy group members, family members and patients’ primary caregivers. They bring important perspectives to this effort, and they can help the by asking the questions that are most important to facilitating patients’ decisions.
Tue. 11/25
The Institute of Medicine’s Report (IOM), Future of Nursing: Leading Change Advancing Health, key message states, “nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved educations system that promotes seamless academic progression.” The goal of the IOM report is to achieve 80 percent BSN or higher by 2020. This program will inform academic practice and other key stakeholders on the work of New Jersey and other states toward reaching this goal. In addition, the Summit will highlight the workforce needs identified by key nursing leaders.
According to the National Institutes of Health, military service members and veterans face many different health issues than civilians. During combat, the main health concerns are life-threatening injuries including head and brain injuries; exposure to environmental hazards, such as contaminated water and chemicals; and infections. Being in combat and being separated from your family also can put service members and veterans at risk for mental health problems. These include anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, substance abuse and in extreme circumstances can lead to suicide.

This event is intended for providers to engage in discussion with nationally recognized experts in the field of veteran and military affairs, medical care, and mental health services to raise awareness of the unique cultural nuances of caring for these individuals.
Thu. 12/4
Coding, billing, compliance and a maze of changing Medicare rules and regulations – the only way to implement a successful plan to balance it all is to work strategically to stay ahead of the curve.  Coding and billing compliance is complicated and now more important than ever.  Not only have quality and reimbursement issues been added to the mix, but now we face new challenges with the implementation of the ICD-10-CM/PCS code sets on Oct. 1, 2014.

Each quarterly program will address new, timely and evolving issues with its own list of agenda topics that are hot-off-the-press.

Thu. 12/11