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Nursing Peer Review in Action: Experienced Nurses Share Best Practices and Lessons Learned

Thursday, December 3, 2015

1:00 -- 2:00 pm EST


Join Sarah Moody, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, and June Marshall, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, for a free 60-minute webcast on how incident-based nursing peer review benefits an organization and elevates nurse practice. The program Nursing Peer Review in Action: Experienced Nurses Share Best Practices and Lessons Learned will be presented on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern.

These experienced speakers will clarify the difference between formal, incident-based nursing peer review and the type of review that involves peer evaluation of nurses' performance. They will demonstrate how incident-based nursing peer review can elevate quality and the professionalism of nursing through sharing case studies and lessons learned.

Moody and Marshall have many years of experience leading nursing peer review committees as incident-based nursing peer review is mandated by the Texas Nursing Practice Act.

Meet the speakers:

Sarah Moody, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, is the Magnet program director at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and oversees activities and programs at Texas Health Resources University at Dallas. Her nursing career, of over 40 years, includes roles from direct care nurse to executive positions. Currently she serves as chair of the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas Peer Review Committee. Moody is an active member of the Texas Nurses Association, having held the office of president and currently serving on the board of directors as treasurer. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in Nursing Administration Advanced.

June Marshall, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, is currently a nurse scientist at Texas Health Resources University in Dallas and has an extensive nursing career that includes diverse roles in a variety of settings. Her roles in nursing include clinical nurse, pediatric clinical nurse specialist, educator, entrepreneur, researcher, consultant, and leader and her expertise in nursing peer review stems from serving as a chair (or co-chair) of nursing peer review committees in a number of healthcare organizations for more than 20 years. Marshall has worked closely with chief nurse executives, directors, managers, advanced practice nurses, clinical nurses, hospital attorneys, and quality and risk management professionals to develop, implement, and evaluate nursing peer review policies and committee processes. She is board certified as Executive Advanced by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.



Accreditation Hot Spots: Complying with Troublesome CMS and Joint Commission Requirements


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

1:00 -- 2:30 pm EST



What are the CMS and Joint Commission hot spots for 2016? Join Bud Pate, REHS, and Lisa Eddy, RN, CPHQ, as they examine current survey focuses and point out where CMS and The Joint Commission will concentrate their efforts during your next survey.

In just 90 minutes, find out how to prepare for your next accreditation survey and comply with the most troublesome CMS and Joint Commission requirements. Pate and Eddy will provide strategies for preparing your staff for survey and give you valuable tips about what surveyors will expect when they arrive at your facility.

After this webcast you will know:

  1. How to properly prepare for an accreditation survey
  2. The difference between focused and routine surveys
  3. Which common events lead to adverse actions
  4. the benefits of preparing progress reports
  5. How to address behavioral health issues

Meet the speakers:

Bud Pate, REHS, is vice president with The Greeley Company, Inc. in Danvers, MA. He brings more than 30 years of high-profile problem solving to his work with hospitals and healthcare organizations across the country.

Pate is a nationally recognized expert in patient flow and in hospital and health system regulation and accreditation. His patient flow work brings him to institutions and podiums across the country to solve one of healthcare's most daunting challenges: how to reliably and consistently bring patients into contact with emergency providers and how to quickly find an inpatient bed for admitted patients.

In the regulatory world, Pate has an unmatched track record for consultation under fire, helping institutions avoid adverse accreditation and certification actions while simplifying the challenge of ongoing compliance.

Lisa Eddy, RN, CPHQ, is a senior with The Greeley Company. She brings more than 22 years of experience in Joint Commission, CMS, HFAP, and NCQA accreditation and certification to her work with hospitals and healthcare organizations across the country.

For additional information about the webinar, please visit


Health IT and Patient Safety


October 06, 2015
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

October 6, 2015

Properly used, Health IT can significantly improve patient safety. Many organizations, however, are not achieving all the

safety benefits they should from their investment in technology.

On October 6, Advisen will host a webinar that will examine poor clinician compliance, low patient event reporting and other factors that result in sub-optimal performance of Health IT. Panelists will also offer actionable recommendations for successfully using technology to enhance communication and coordination within a healthcare facility to reduce risk and improve the management of adverse events.

This free, one-hour webinar is sponsored by Riskonnect and PSQH.


The following panelists will participate in the webinar:

  • David Bradford, President, Research & Editorial Division, Advisen (Moderator)
  • Brian Stromberg, Sales Executive, Riskonnect
  • Paul R. Lindeman, Chief Medical Information Officer, veEDIS Clinical Systems, LLC

Webinar Topics

Topics to be discussed:

  • What is Health IT? How can it help improve patient safety?
  • How can the use of technology be maximized to reduce risk in a healthcare facility?
  • What platforms are available in the market to improve patient safety?


Combating Workplace Violence in Healthcare

Thursday, August 20, 2015
12:00pm – 1:00pm CT

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, those who work in healthcare and social assistance settings are five times more likely to be victims of nonfatal assaults or violent acts than the average worker. The number of reported incidents is on the rise in healthcare and begs the question, what can we do to create healthier and safer work environments not only for staff but visitors and patients?

Join Clarity Group for a free webinar on August 20th as we explore violence in the healthcare workplace and address the need for action plans that can help healthcare professionals prevent and respond to violent situations. The webinar will cover:

  • The current state of workplace violence in healthcare
  • Techniques and strategies to mitigate and prevent violence in healthcare organizations
  • The elements of an active shooter response plan

Speaker: Heather Annolino, RN, MBA, CPHRM, Director, Risk-Quality-Safety Consulting Services, Clarity Group, Inc.


The Reimbursement Game Is Changing

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
12 pm EDT

Q-CentrixQuality plays an integral role in how hospitals gain reimbursement. And for quality departments, it has become a complex game of avoiding penalties and earning incentives. The key to any game with this many obstacles is to Be Prepared. Learn common healthcare quality obstacles and how to prepare.

Learn the best ways to avoid common healthcare quality obstacles, including:
» Technology restraints
» Workforce management obstacles
» Misunderstanding what’s next in the market

Download the Infographic

Q-Centrix Reimbursement Game Infographic

Free Webinar: April 21, 2015, 11 am

Be sure to register for our webinar April 21. We've asked leaders in technology, product development, and clinical services to discuss the technology implications of recent regulation changes.

Russell ReasRussell Reas, Vice President, Technology
Russell Reas has built and maintained various groundbreaking technologies. At Q-Centrix, he led the development of the first healthcare quality information system. Prior to Q-Centrix, Russell developed the first dashboard technology for concurrent review of hospital patient files. At Princeton Review, Russell oversaw the implementation and maintenance of live accounts. He has an MS in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego and a BA in cognitive science from University of California, Berkley.

Jean FreemanJean Freeman RN, Vice President, Client Services
After 30 years in healthcare quality, Jean manages a workforce of more than 600 quality information specialists dedicated to improving hospital outcomes through surveillance, abstraction, analysis and improvement. Prior Q-Centrix, Jean promoted the use of quality improvement methodology to improve clinical and process outcomes for Texas and Ohio regional hospitals while working for their respective Quality Improvement Organization (QIO). She was instrumental in developing a concurrent intervention model used to assist hospitals in impacting performance on core measure indicators while the patient is still in the hospital Jean also served as a quality coach for process improvement projects within medical practices to increase the quantity of current data in the organization’s diabetic registry. She received her nursing degree from Northeast Mississippi Junior College, Booneville, MS and became a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) shortly thereafter.

Brian FoyBrian Foy, Vice President, Product Development
Brian Foy spent most of his career with strategic accountability for software applications in the health information technology (HIT) space. At TransUnion Healthcare and later, at Altegra Health, Brian led a Healthcare Analytics application through an acquisition while overseeing the addition of key quality reporting and care management features. At Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (HCSC), Brian oversaw the implementation of a care and condition management reporting system, which fulfilled a key gap in that company’s care management product offering. Brian has an MA in Health Services Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH, and a BA in Economics from Ohio University in Athens, OH.




ABQAURP American Society for Quality American Society for Quality Healthcare Division Consumers Advancing Patient Safety
EMPSF Institute for Safe Medical Practices
Medically Induced Trauma Support Services (MITSS) Medication Safety Officers Society NPSF Partnership for Patient Safety Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine