Quality Insights offers high quality learning opportunities featuring expert speakers on topics important to you. Many of our programs offer continuing education credits as well. Check out the upcoming and past events that we have hosted.
Weekly COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care
May 25, 2022 from 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET
QIN Sharing Call: What's All the Hype about Hypertension? Bringing Focus Back to the Basics
May 18, 2022
Almost half of the adult population in the United States has high blood pressure, and many don’t even know they have it. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), high blood pressure is one of the most common reasons for physician office visits as well as the use of prescription medication. This webinar provides an opportunity to examine the health care provider role in helping patients manage hypertension.
QIN Sharing Call: Understanding Medicare Coverage for Substance Use Disorder Treatment
April 27, 2022
Guest speaker Deborah Steinberg, J.D., talks about Medicare coverage for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment. Specifically, attendees will learn about: Medicare’s current coverage of SUD treatment; Medicare’s coverage gaps for SUD treatment - including services, providers, settings, and anti-discrimination protections; and policy proposals to address these coverage gaps and our progress to date to improve Medicare’s coverage for SUD care.
Weekly COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care: Event-Level Reporting in NHSN
April 27, 2022 from 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET
Weekly COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care: Boosting Boosters in Nursing Homes
Weekly COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care: Best Practices for Communication between Facilities about COVID-19 Vaccination
Weekly COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care: COVID-19 Vaccine Myth-Busters
April 6, 2022
Quality Insights' Natalie Tappe discusses common myths and misunderstandings about the COVID-19 vaccine and booster.
Weekly COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care: Updates to COVID-19 Guidelines for Nursing Home Visitation and Testing
March 30, 2022
Quality Insights' Penny Imes discusses recent updates to guidelines issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding nursing home visitation and testing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Weekly COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care: COVID-19 Vaccinations and Chronic Kidney Disease
March 23, 2022
In this webinar, we discuss the unique concerns people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) face amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We are joined by Katelynn Booth, Quality Improvement Specialist with Quality Insights Renal Network 5.
Weekly COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care: Understanding the "ICs" - Epidemic, Pandemic and Endemic
March 16, 2022
What is the difference between an outbreak, an epidemic, a pandemic, and an endemic? What can nursing homes do to plan ahead if COVID-19 is reclassified as an endemic? Patty Austin from Quality Insights joins us to tackle this topic.
Weekly COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care: Infection Control Assessment and Response (ICAR)
March 9, 2022
Penny Imes, a Quality Improvement Specialist with Quality Insights, joins us to talk about the Infection Control Assessment and Response (ICAR) tool as it relates to long term care and skilled nursing facilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Weekly COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care: Updates to Cohorting Guidelines in Long-Term Care
March 2, 2022
Pam Meador from the West Virginia Health Care Association joins us to talk about the most recent updates to cohorting guidelines for long term care facilities.
Weekly COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care: Tracking Immunization Status Among Nursing Home Residents
February 23, 2022
Patty Austin from Quality Insights talks about tracking the vaccination/immunization status of nursing home residents amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Weekly COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care: NHSN COVID-19 Vaccine Data Entry
February 9, 2022
Penny Imes from Quality Insights talks about COVID-19 Vaccine Data Entry for long-term care facilities in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).
Weekly COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care: Cohorting in Long-Term Care
February 2, 2022
Pam Meador from the West Virginia Healthcare Association discusses cohorting as an infection prevention and control strategy in long-term care and skilled nursing facilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
- View the Webinar Recording and Transcript
- DISCLAIMER: After the recording of this webinar, the CDC issued updated guidance on infection prevention and control recommendations to prevent COVID-19 spread in nursing homes. Specifically, the updated guidance recommends empiric use of transmission-based precautions for residents who are newly admitted to a facility and for residents who have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 infection if they are not up-to-date with all recommended COVID-19 vaccine doses. In general, quarantine is not needed for asymptomatic residents who are up to date with all COVID-19 vaccine doses or who have recovered from SARS-CoV-2 infection in the prior 90 days; potential exceptions are described in the guidance. However, some of these residents should still be tested as described in the testing section of the guidance. For more details on this evolving information, please visit the CDC’s website at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/long-term-care.
Weekly COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care: Nursing Home Visitation Guidelines and Updates from CMS
January 26, 2022
Quality Insights' Patty Austin discusses the latest guidelines issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding nursing home visitation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
QIN Sharing Call: WV Society for Healthcare Risk Management
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. ET
Guest speakers Sandra Ellis, RN and Susan Lucot, MSN, RN talk about the West Virginia Society for Healthcare Risk Management. Topics included: Purpose of Society; Membership Eligibility and Types of Membership; Membership Application and Renewal Process; Board and Officer Composition and Committees; and Benefits of Membership.
Weekly COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care: FAQs about COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters
January 19, 2022
Shikina "Kia" Wills and Sheila Barnett answer some of the most frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.
Policy Related to Healthcare Disparities among Minorities in WV: A Deeper Look
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Healthcare disparities exist in West Virginia. Research suggests that minorities and vulnerable populations bear the burden of chronic diseases in the state. Additionally, things like policy and geographic, socioeconomic, and cultural differences create barriers to implementing effective healthcare services. Because of this, it’s never been more important to find strategies and solutions to address these disparities. This webinar will provide an opportunity to explore the causes and potential solutions around healthcare disparities in West Virginia. This webinar will provide 0.75 free nursing contact hours for attending the session and successfully completing an evaluation and reflective questions.
Nursing Home Huddle - Falls
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Unite West Virginia: Building Connections for a Healthier West Virginia
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Unite West Virginia is a coordinated care network of health and social care providers. Partners in the network are connected through a shared technology platform, Unite Us, which enables them to send and receive electronic referrals, address people’s social needs, and improve health across communities. During this webinar, we introduce Unite West Virginia and its goals to help community-based and non-profit organizations build and scale coordinated care networks, track outcomes, identify services gaps for at-risk populations and empower members of the community to take ownership of their health.
A series of webinar "huddles" focused on specific topics that are important in providing quality care to nursing home residents.
Nursing Home Huddle - Revisit, Renew and Revitalize your QAPI Program
Thursday, April 8, 2021
A series of webinar "huddles" focused on specific topics that are important in providing quality care to nursing home residents.
Kidney Care: An e-Learn Series Overview
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Quality Insights’ Kidney Care project is complete! This webinar provides an overview of the six available e-learning courses that use best practices and practical experience to help primary care providers guide patients through early detection of CKD, chronic disease management, and preventive care. Learn how to access the courses and earn free continuing education credits for each course.
On-Site Home Hemodialysis (HHD) in Skilled Nursing Facilities
Thursday, February 18, 2021
After listening to guest speaker Rich Fatzinger, Sr. Director of Skilled Nursing Dialysis for NxStage Medical, you will be able to explain the benefits of on-site dialysis for your residents and your facility; describe the roles and responsibilities for your facility and the dialysis provider; and discuss key considerations for your facility as to if and how on-site dialysis is pursued. This webinar will provide 1.25 free nursing contact hours for attending the session and successfully completing a post-test with evaluation.
Working Together to Reduce Hospitalizations During COVID-19
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
After listening to guest speaker Jennifer Drake, Account Executive for the Independent Living Services/United Disabilities Services, you will be able to discuss the importance and development of specialized in-home programs, including the benefits to both patient and family; explain how hospital tracking can benefit your patients; and describe two ideas to implement specialized programs during a pandemic. If you are a physician, nurse, office manager or other health care team member who engages in healthcare quality improvement, we encourage you to register today for this informative program. This webinar will provide 0.5 free nursing contact hours for attending the session and successfully completing a post-test with evaluation.
Holiday Eating With Diabetes
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
After listening to this presentation from registered dietitian Laura Baker, MS, RDN, LD, you will be able to explain how all foods can fit, develop two simple dietary substitutions for your adult patients, identify two new updates related to fiber for adults, and describe how to get your patients the dietary help they need, including telehealth. If you are a physician, nurse, office manager or other health care team member who engages in healthcare quality improvement, we encourage you to register today for this informative program. This webinar will provide 1.25 free nursing contact hours for attending the session and successfully completing a post-test with evaluation.
The Importance of Utilizing Diabetes Prevention Programs
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Quality Insights and guests presented an innovative look at how the National Diabetes Prevention Programs are utilized and tracked throughout Pennsylvania and West Virginia. This webinar will bring awareness to healthcare providers, partners, and stakeholders about the recommendations on screening, testing and referring to National Diabetes Prevention Programs.
Exploring CKD Detection, Management and Disparities Reduction
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Quality Insights’ Kidney Care project developed and produced an interactive webinar series intended to accompany the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ 2020 Chronic Kidney Disease Disparities: Educational Guide for Primary Care. The series covers a range of actionable approaches from leveraging health information systems to identify at-risk patients using quality indicators, to promoting early detection of CKD, to addressing social determinants in CKD. In this webinar, we explore the Kidney Care CKD eLearn series and how primary care practices that incorporate into their workflow the approaches taught in the series have an opportunity to better manage patients’ care.
Reporting POC Rapid COVID-19 Test Results to the State
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Quality Insights has partnered with the West Virginia Health and Information Network (WV HIN) to provide understanding and clarification in an ever-changing reporting requirement for COVID-19. This webinar is intended to facilitate understanding of how nursing homes in West Virginia are to currently submit Point of Care Rapid COVID-19 test results to the state.
Preparing for the New Normal in Telehealth: Moving From Surviving to Thriving
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
COVID-19 has created a seismic shift. The overnight sensation of telehealth has really been in the making for
close to thirty years, but now telehealth is here to stay. Guest speaker Kathy Hsu Wibberly, PhD, Director of the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center walks you through the best practice essentials that will allow you and your practice to move from surviving to thriving, and hear about free resources available to you as you make the transition to the new normal. This webinar will provide 1.25 free nursing contact hours for watched the recorded session and completing a post-test with evaluation.
Building Strong Communities With Quality Insights
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
This webinar is an introduction to the latest CMS quality improvement projects as they relate to Community Coalitions. It serves as a launch for new communities as well as a relaunch for those established communities who existed previously.