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October

AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use (Informational Webinar)

October 3, 15 & 30, 2019

What: An informational webinar for pediatric and adult ambulatory clinics who are interested in the AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use, a free 12-month program that seeks to improve antibiotic prescribing.
Who: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality and NORC at The University of Chicago
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OpenNotes Grand Rounds – Writing Better Notes (Webinar)

October 8, 2019

When: 1:00 p.m.
What: Clinicians share what they’ve learned about writing better notes from their research in primary care, oncology, and mental health contexts.
Who: Jared Klein, MD, MPH at UW Medicine; Leonor Fernandez, MD at Beth Israel Medical Center; Jeremy Warner, MD, MS at Vanderbilt University; and Steve Dobscha, MD at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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Sepsis: The Elusive Killer

October 22, 2019

When: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Russell Museum of Medical History and Innovation, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2 North Grove Street, Boston, MA
What: An evening lecture, free and open to the public.
Who: Michael Filbin, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
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November

AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use (Informational Webinar)

November 5 & 14, 2019

What: An informational webinar for pediatric and adult ambulatory clinics who are interested in the AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use, a free 12-month program that seeks to improve antibiotic prescribing.
Who:
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality and NORC at The University of Chicago
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6th Annual Healthcare Quality and Safety Conference

November 6 – 7, 2019

When: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill, 5 Blossom Street, Boston, MA
What: Keynote and breakout sessions offer practical, evidence-based strategies for improving quality and safety.
Who: Hosted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, the conference is designed for health care professionals who plan, manage or support quality and safety initiatives.
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Call for Proposals: 2020 Patient Safety Forum

Event on April 29, 2020; Proposals due November 18, 2019

What: Seeking presentations about organizational strategies that drive improvement, as well as initiatives on specific processes. What achievements are you proud of? What information would be helpful to others? The Forum engages clinicians, department leaders, patients, family members and others to accelerate progress on patient safety and other organization-wide goals.
Who: Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors
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December

IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care

December 8 – 11, 2019

Where: Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center, Orlando, FL
What: Keynotes and breakout sessions organized in 10 tracks that attract an international community of improvement professionals and safety experts.
Who: Institute for Healthcare Improvement
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Recorded programs

The Sepsis Institute

What: The Sepsis Institute is an online learning platform that provides health care professionals across the continuum of care with high quality, evidence-based training modules, webinars, and resources. Providers can earn continuing education credits for many of the courses at no cost.
Who:
The Sepsis Institute was developed by the Sepsis Alliance. The content on is created, reviewed, and led by subject matter experts.
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What You Need to Know About Water Treatment in Dialysis (Webinar)

What: Presented by the Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health’s Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences and Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality, this educational webinar is intended for dialysis nurses, technicians, nurse managers, and hospital infection preventionists.
Who: David E. Henner, D.O., Division Chief of Nephrology and Medical Director of Dialysis at Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA
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