KENTUCKY REGIONAL EXTENSION CENTER

Dec 8 Annual Conference – New Feature! Recorded Content

Dec 8 Annual Conference – New Feature! Recorded Content

2022 Annual meeting website

Hybrid Event with Special Guest Speaker – In Person and Virtual

Lexington Kentucky, Malone’s Prime Events Center 

We are pleased to be hosting our Annual Conference as a HYBRID event to give our participants the option to attend either in person* or virtually. If you are unable to participate on Dec 8, all content will be available to you afterward.

This year, for the first time, registrants will have access to additional content videos on our event website and app.

Pre-recorded content includes:
Telehealth in 2023
QPP 2023 Final Rule
Information Blocking
  Practice Transformation
Mental Health Resources for Primary Care
Advantages of PCMH/PCSP
Coverdell Stroke Grant

Kentucky REC Annual Conference Agenda

Thursday, December 8

8:30 —Registration
9:00 — Welcome
9:10 — Quality Improvement - Kentucky REC Quality Experts

Managing Change in Healthcare: From Theory to Reality – Jessica Elliott & Kelly Fountain, Kentucky REC

10:10 — Behavioral Health

Strategies to Address the Behavioral Health Crisis – Trudi Matthews, Senior Director of Quality and Value Strategy, and Ginny Gottschalk, MD – UK Healthcare

11:10 — Break/Networking
11:25 — Kentucky Health Information Technology in 2023
Andrew Bledsoe, Deputy Executive Director, KHIE
11:45 — Lunch/Networking
12:45 — Special Guest Speaker Coach Colene, Be More Consulting

Emerging on the Other Side

2:15 — Break/Networking
2:30 — Medicare Promoting Interoperability for Hospitals

Robin Curnel, Kentucky REC

3:00 — HIPAA Security: Proper Safeguards are the Key to Passing an Audit
Amy Daley, Kentucky REC
4:00 — Wrap-up

Questions? Contact us at Kentucky REC or call us at 859-323-3090.

*Kentucky REC will follow current UK HealthCare COVID guidelines for our in person event.

WANT TO IMPROVE STROKE CARE & OUTCOMES? GRANT PROGRAM AVAILABLE

Join us in improving health outcomes for people of the Commonwealth!

The University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, and Kentucky Department of Public Health were awarded a Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program Grant in 2021. As the lead organizations in the project, we are working together to expand Kentucky’s existing efforts to improve stroke-related health outcomes by working with Kentucky health care systems and community providers to implement comprehensive stroke systems for those at highest risk for stroke, as well as those who have had a stroke.

We are looking for partners in primary care offices to leverage electronic health records and health information technology to identify patients at highest risk for stroke, such as those with a personal history of stroke and those with uncontrolled hypertension. Under the unified goal of preventing stroke, uncontrolled high blood pressure is one of the highest indicators for stroke risk, and is a significant issue throughout Kentucky. As a participant in the strategy, the Coverdell team will be offering technical assistance to help your staff prevent stroke in patients with uncontrolled hypertension, as well as improve outcomes for patients who have had a stroke.

Benefits of participation include:

EHR technical assistance to help identify patients with uncontrolled hypertension
Assistance from the Coverdell Team and DPH in establishing and participation in the Care Collaborative
FREE Blood Pressure Monitors and Cuffs
Process improvement assistance to implement and sustain initiative
Technical assistance to track and measure improvements in patient population

Along with the Kentucky Department for Public Health, we will be providing CARE Collaborative training for your staff. The CARE Collaborative is an educational encounter between a healthcare extender and the patient that helps them identify their blood pressure zone and provides them with the tools to reduce their risk of stroke by lowering their blood pressure. You can find more information on the CARE Collaborative HERE.

Be a part of the inaugural Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program Grant award for Kentucky!

Contact us at Kentucky REC or 859-323-3090 to learn more.

SAVE THE DATE! HYBRID DEC 8 2022 ANNUAL CONFERENCE – WITH KHIE

SAVE THE DATE! DECEMBER 8, 2022 – Kentucky REC Annual Conference – With KHIE

During our day together, we’ll discuss quality initiatives, HIPAA, Telehealth, and more to ensure that clinicians, hospital and ambulatory administrators, and clinic staff are well prepared for the challenges of modern healthcare. We’ll have both in person and virtual options.

Details, Agenda, and Registration Coming Soon!

Questions? Contact us at Kentucky REC or call us at 859-323-3090.

WANTING TO IMPROVE CHRONIC DISEASE OUTCOMES? KENTUCKY REC GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

Kentucky REC, in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Public Health, is working with practices statewide on improving health and outcomes for patients with chronic illnesses.
IMPROVE PEDIATRIC ASTHMA CARE
PRESENT — JUNE 30, 2023
  • Advisory support for Quality Improvement & Practice Tools
  • Access to Asthma Self-Management Education and Support Resources
  • Training opportunities for participating clinicians and staff
  • Financial support: $2,500 for participation now thru June 2023
PREDIABETES LEARNING COLLABORATIVE PILOT
JULY 1, 2022 — DEC 31, 2022
  • Receive monthly technical assistance, group monthly calls and quarterly webinars, with monthly reporting
  • Educate patients on Diabetes prevention, refer interested patients to National Diabetes Prevention Program classes
  • Conduct small tests of change using quality improvement methodology
  • Financial Support: Two $1500 quarterly practice payments
PREDIABETES LEARNING COLLABORATIVE
JANUARY 1, 2023 — DEC 31, 2023
  • Receive monthly technical assistance, group monthly calls and quarterly webinars, with monthly reporting
  • Educate patients on Diabetes prevention, refer interested patients to National Diabetes Prevention Program classes
  • Conduct small tests of change using quality improvement methodology
  • Financial Support: Receive $1500 quarterly practice payments
DIABETES LEARNING COLLABORATIVE 3
JANUARY 1, 2023 — DEC 31, 2023
  • Open to any practices, FQHCs or RHCs and Healthy Living with Diabetes teams
  • Attend three learning sessions, and monthly educational webinars
  • Do small tests of change (PDSA cycles) to improve outcomes for adult patients diagnosed with diabetes
  • Report monthly, attend summative congress
  • Receive 4 practice payments of $1,500
HYPERTENSION LEARNING COLLABORATIVE
JULY 1, 2022 — JUNE 30, 2023
  • Receive monthly technical assistance, monthly webinars and quarterly Learning Sessions, regular reporting
  • Educate patients on options for blood pressure screening, refer interested patients to Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring at Local Health Department
  • Conduct small tests of change using quality improvement methodology
  • Financial Support: $1500 quarterly
BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING PROJECT
JULY 1, 2022 — JUNE 30, 2023
  • Receive monthly technical assistance, report monthly (screening rate and additional data elements)
  • Conduct small tests of change using quality improvement methodology
  • Educate patients on options for breast and cervical screening
  • For patients interested refer for mammogram and complete pap
  • Financial Support: TBD based on clinic size
COLON CANCER SCREENING PROJECT
JULY 1, 2022 — JUNE 30, 2023
  • Receive monthly technical assistance and quarterly Learning Sessions, with monthly reporting
  • Educate patients on options for colon cancer screening
  • For patients interested, refer for FIT, Cologuard or Colonoscopy
  • Conduct small tests of change using quality improvement methodology
  • Financial Support: TBD based on clinic size

HERE is a flyer with all the grant opportunities listed.

HERE is a flyer featuring the Prediabetes Collaborative opportunities.

Contact us at Kentucky REC or 859-323-3090 to learn more.

DEC 2 ANNUAL CONFERENCE FEATURED PRESENTATION: HIPAA SECURITY


DECEMBER 2, 2021 – Kentucky REC Annual Conference

Hybrid Event with Special Guest Speakers – In Person and Virtual

Lexington Kentucky, Malone’s Prime Events Center

FEATURED PRESENTATION – HIPAA SECURITY: Proper Safeguards are the Key to Passing an Audit

The HIPAA Security Rule is made up of administrative, physical, and technical safeguards that all covered entities are required to implement. If ever audited by OCR, a covered entity would need to prove that these safeguards are in place. Kentucky REC expert advisor Amy Daley will cover the safeguards required in detail, with examples for each.

View our Agenda

During our day together, we’ll have guest speakers, along with presentations on quality initiatives, HIPAA, Telehealth, and more to ensure that clinicians, hospital administrators, and clinic staff are well prepared for the challenges of modern healthcare. Our valued partners at KHIE, the Kentucky Health Information Exchange, will be presenting along with us.

We are pleased to be hosting our first ever HYBRID event to give our attendees the option to attend either in person* or virtually. All registrants will receive links to session recordings after the event.

Questions? Contact us at Kentucky REC or call us at 859-323-3090.

*Masks are required during our in person event based on UK HealthCare COVID guidelines.

DEC 2 ANNUAL CONFERENCE FEATURED SPEAKER – JESSICA SASS, UK HEALTHCARE

 


DECEMBER 2, 2021 – Kentucky REC Annual Conference

Hybrid Event with Special Guest Speakers – In Person and Virtual

Lexington Kentucky, Malone’s Prime Events Center

FEATURED SPEAKER – JESSICA SASS, UK HEALTHCARE Deputy Executive Director
Implementing Population Health Management at UK Healthcare

As the leading academic-based medical center in the state and one of the largest referral centers in the nation, UK Healthcare has a mission to improve the overall health and well-being of Kentuckians across the Commonwealth and beyond. This presentation will encompass a case study of the strategic goals and implementation processes in developing a robust Population Health Management program within an Academic Medical Center and will identify elements critical for scaling and implementation across multiple care settings.

Jessica Sass is Director of Ambulatory Population Health at UKHC as well as a Nurse Practitioner for Family & Community Medicine. The focus of Sass’s work has been on transformative care, population health, care transitions and quality improvement.

She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the University of Kentucky. Prior to this, she earned a Master of Science degree in nursing from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Missouri Western State College. Licensed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse since 2004, she has worked in various care settings which include a critical access hospital in rural Northeast Kansas, providing care in the primary care clinic, emergency department and inpatient setting; the county health department in the Women’s Health Program, an Urgent Care facility and a Level 1 trauma emergency department.

In addition, Sass completed a fellowship with the Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program focused on leadership and management skills, the Chief Quality Officer Professional Development Program through the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the Agile Implementation Bootcamp through the Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science (IU). She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Kentucky Association of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives.

View our Agenda HERE

During our day together, we’ll have guest speakers, along with presentations on quality initiatives, HIPAA, Telehealth, and more to ensure that clinicians, hospital administrators, and clinic staff are well prepared for the challenges of modern healthcare. Our valued partners at KHIE, the Kentucky Health Information Exchange, will be presenting along with us.

We are pleased to be hosting our first ever HYBRID event to give our attendees the option to attend either in person* or virtually. All registrants will receive links to session recordings after the event.

Questions? Contact us at Kentucky REC or call us at 859-323-3090.

*Masks are required during our in person event based on UK HealthCare COVID guidelines.