The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, in partnership with the Kansas Hospital Association and Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation, is offering a training opportunity for new and experienced staff focusing on 501(r) compliance on September 18 in Manhattan.

The brochure for this training may be accessed by using the link below.

http://www.kha-net.org/EducationConventionTS/EducationEvents/d148154.aspx

You may register for this training online by using the link:  https://registration.kha-net.org/

Please contact the KHA Education Department (785) 233-7436 or scunningham@kha-net.org if you have any questions.

This workshop is federally funded through KDHE-BCHS-FLEX Program. The FLEX program is managed by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 

Emergency Department Efficiencies Training Offered Nov 29 and Nov 30

It is critically important, now more than ever, for rural hospitals to have a renewed focus on quality and efficiency to stay relevant in this rapidly changing market place.  CFOs, business office staff, quality and risk managers, emergency department staff, nursing staff, and registration staff will all benefit from learning how both finance and quality can successfully connect in the Emergency Department.  This one-day training was offered in Hays and Wichita.

Training sessions focused on strategies to connect quality and finance in the emergency department. Topics include: Refresher on EMTALA and strategies for improving revenue cycle practices; How to build relationships with patients, partners and the community is essential to this concept; and Tools and ideas on how your hospital can begin to put quality measures and financial initiatives together to make current processes more efficient and improve patient satisfaction.

Patient and family engagement offers a promising pathway toward better-quality health care, more-efficient care, better patient and employee satisfaction, and improved population health. This project is designed to assist 5-7 Critical Access Hospitals in implementation of patient and family engagement metrics.

Anticipated outcomes of this project include:

  • Improve quality and safety;
  • Improve patient experience scores (CAHPS®);
  • Improve patient outcomes;
  • Improve patient satisfaction; and
  • Improve employee engagement and retention.

The project will run from March to November 2018.

PSLC Gains National Attention

This project is being used an example of best practices in developing patient and family engagement across the nation.  Click HERE to see a report from Stratis Health about one Critical Access Hospital’s journey with patient and family engagement.