Education

GAHQ provides multiple educational opportunities each year to promote networking, continuous learning, and acquisition of CPHQ hours. GAHQ welcomes involvement from our membership, both in planning and presenting at our events. Georgia has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in Quality & Safety ---YOU! Our organization is the perfect forum for sharing your insights with colleagues throughout the state. Contact any Board Member for more information.

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Education Events

2015 Patient Safety Summit:
Building Blocks to Create a Culture of Safety

Join us as subject matter experts discuss the various aspects of building a culture of safety through  transparency and story telling to the relationships among leadership, staff engagement, patient and family inclusion in care, as elements important to build a safety culture.

Monday, September 28, 2015
7:30 am Registration
8:30 – 4:00 pm Program
7 CPHQ Credits*
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DeKalb Medical,
Bobbie Bailey Tower Auditorium (Women’s Tower)
2701 North Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30033

REGISTRATION
Members - $175
Non-Members - $275
Use Coupon Code "EARLY" for a $50 discount extended until September 9, 2015.

Patient Safety Summit Paper Registration Form


August 2015

Introduction to Healthcare Quality - August 2015 

Monday, August 24, 2015, 8am - 5pm
Women's and Surgery Tower 

Dekalb Medical Center
Bailey Tower Auditorium - First Floor
2701 North Decatur Rd
Decatur, GA 30033 

Course Information 
This one-day course is designed for professionals approaching quality concepts for the first time. This course will engage the learner in developing knowledge that will transfer to the healthcare quality practice setting. The format invites a high degree of interaction and group activities to introduce participants to introductory concepts. 
Learning Objectives 

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: 
· Discuss the key events in the evolution of quality and patient safety in healthcare 
· Describe the impact of regulations and accreditation affecting quality and patient safety in their practice setting 
· Identify and describe basic healthcare quality and patient safety principles and methodologies 
· Recognize and understand basic quality and patient safety measurement and improvement tools 
· Articulate ways to integrate quality and patient safety principles, methodologies, and tools to their practice setting.

CPHQ CE Credits: 7.5 
Nursing Contact Hours: 7.5 
Registration Information 

Registration link: 

http://www.nahq.org/education/events/intro-aug15.html 
(Please copy and paste onto your browser if clicking on the link does not work) 

*Registration includes breakfast and afternoon snacks. 
(GAHQ members will need to also be NAHQ members to get the NAHQ member rate) 

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October 2015

NAHQ CPHQ Review Course - October 

Monday, October 26 & 
Tuesday, October 27, 8am-5pm

Location
DeKalb Medical Center
Women's and Surgery Tower
Bailey Tower Auditorium - First Floor
2701 North Decatur Rd
Decatur, GA 30033 

Course Structure: This two day workshop is designed to help those who are planning to take the Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) examination. The course will follow the exam matrix and will help you focus your study efforts. Participants will also 7 short videos throughout the course that provide definitions and examples of concepts covered in the Information Management Module. Participants should come to the workshop with functional knowledge in areas identified in the CPHQ exam outline, which may be obtained at www.cphq.org. 

CPHQ CE Credit: 15 (subject to change) 
Registration Information 

Registration link: 

http://www.nahq.org/education/events/cphq10-15.html 
(Please copy and paste onto your browser if clicking on the link does not work) 

NAHQ Members: $329*
Nonmembers: $399* 
Join & Register: $494* 

*Registration includes breakfast and afternoon snacks 
(GAHQ members will need to also be NAHQ members to get the NAHQ Member rate) 

Please see attached flyer


Past Education Events

June 2015

NAHQ CPHQ Review Course - June 2015
Monday, June 1 & Tuesday, June 2, 8am-5pm

Location:
DeKalb Medical Center
Women's and Surgery Tower
Bailey Tower Auditorium - First Floor
2701 North Decatur Rd
Decatur, GA 30033

Course Structure: This two day workshop is designed to help those who are planning to take the Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) examination. The course will follow the exam matrix and will help you focus your study efforts. Participants will also 7 short videos throughout the course that provide definitions and examples of concepts covered in the Information Management Module. Participants should come to the workshop with functional knowledge in areas identified in the CPHQ exam outline, which may be obtained at www.cphq.org.

CPHQ CE Credit: 15 (subject to change)

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 Understanding how Quality is Impacting Your Bottom Line in 2015+

Thursday, December 11, 2014: 5:30pm‐7:30pm
(Light dinner will be provided)

Sherry L. Sweek, RHIA, CPHQ, CPMSM
Director, Quality Improvement
Southeast Georgia Health System

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Integrating Physicians in Evidence-Based Clinical Leadership
Thursday, November 13, 2014

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One is Not Zero: Eliminating Patient Harm in Healthcare
Thursday, June 12, 2014
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2014 Patient Safety Summit

Speakers:
Ridley Barron
Ann Scott Blouin
Martha Boutin White

May 7, 2014, 8:30-5:00
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(CPHQ) Study Course
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Thursday, March 27, 2014: 1:00-5:00 pm

Friday, March 28, 2014: 8:00-4:00 pm
11.25 CPHQ Credits

Shewhart Control Charts by Sandra Murray
Thursday, December 12, 2013


Patient Safety Summit
2013 GAHQ Patient Safety Summit
Friday September 27, 2013, 8am – 5pm

Speakers

Nancy Curdy MSN, RN, CCNS, ANP-C, CPHQ
Director of Patient Safety, Infection Prevention and Reliability DeKalb Medical

Ellen Hargett RN, CPHQ
Director of Process Improvement
DeKalb Medical

Sherry Sweek RHIA, CPHQ, CPMSM
Director, Quality Improvement
Southeast Georgia Health System


National Association for Healthcare Quality

Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) Study Course

Thursday, August 29, 2013: 1:00-5:00 pm
Friday, August 30, 2013: 8:00-4:00 pm
11.25 CPHQ Credits


August 8, 2013, “Paying Healthcare Providers for Quality not Quantity: Implications for Quality Professionals”

Dr. Kimberly Rask, MD, PhD
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm (light dinner begins at 5pm)

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May 30, 2013, “Update on the QIO:  Implications for Quality Professionals”
Linda Kluge, Director , Quality Improvement Organization at GMCF
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (light dinner begins at 5pm)
1.5 CE and CPHQ Credits (applied for)

March 28, 2013, Nancy Curdy, NAHQ Director-at-Large
Topic: “NAHQ Call to Action: Safeguarding the Integrity of Healthcare Quality and Safety Systems"

GAHQ was proud to host Sandra Murray on January 11, 2013 when she presented “Accelerating the Rate of Change”. The GAHQ Board hopes we’ll see you at the next educational event!

Accelerating Rate of Change participants