Quality/Patient Safety Series

Quality Collaboration

The Quality Collaboration Meeting is a quarterly webinar that gives many Texas rural hospitals the opportunity to discuss current quality/patient safety topics in an open forum with key staff in similar facilities.

This meeting provides rural hospitals with the opportunity to network with each other in seeking solutions and or input to issues common to similar hospitals. Discussions often include patient safety issues, quality improvement and upcoming legislative changes. At the conclusion of the meeting, the floor is open to all for discussion of any current issues, questions or problems.

Typically the meeting is scheduled the fourth Tuesday in January, April, July and October at 12:30 pm.

Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP)

ARCHI is working in collaboration with the State Office of Rural Health (SORH) and Texas Hospital Association Foundation (THAF) to assist Critical Access Hospitals in reporting MBQIP measures. We will provide information on MBQIP measures, reporting process for all III Phases and how to use this data in quality improvement efforts. This work is funded by SORH Flex grant with a goal of creating a Texas CAH network.  For more information please contact Tammy Wagner at 979.436.0391 or twagner@tamhsc.edu

ARCHI  Virtual Training and Quality Improvement Project

The ARCHI Virtual Training and Quality Improvement Project is a 3 month Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) webinar series. Cost for a Hospital/Clinic is $200 for nursing staff, or $50 for individual nurses. 

Help meet requirement for participation QI initiative * Provides valuable evidence-based training * Promotes facility-wide Culture of Safety 

2019 - Applying Quality Improvement Strategies to Improve Patient Outcomes

Session One - September 24, 2019  LEAN Strategy
Session Two - October 15, 2019 HFMEA Strategy
Session Three - November 26, 2019 PDSA Strategy
Webinars monthly September - November at 2:00 pm central time

For more information please contact Walter Page at 979.436.00730 or wpage@tamhsc.edu 

MACRA/MIPS Quality Payment Program Webinar Series

The Texas A&M Regional Extension Center (REC) is offering a series of monthly webinars in 2016-2017 on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). The webinars will provide detailed explanations of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) incentive payment provisions, collectively referred to as the Quality Payment Program. For more information please contact us at 979.436.0417