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CMS Announces Scheduled Maintenance
HIDI, SLUCOR Offer Applied Health Care Quality Improvement Analytics Bootcamp
Relief Fund Supports Hospital Staff Losses From Tennessee Wildfires
Quality and Population Health
Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost
Because of scheduled maintenance, the following systems and applications that support the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ quality reporting will be unavailable from 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, through 11 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12.
HIDI Tech Connect
Staff Contacts: Steve Warchol or Brian Waterman
The Hospital Industry Data Institute and Saint Louis University's Center for Health Outcomes Research have collaborated on a new course, the “Applied Health Care Quality Improvement Analytics Bootcamp.” The targeted, six-week course is designed to rapidly equip hospital staff responsible for quality and patient-safety data analysis with practical skills that will significantly enhance their ability to transform data into actionable information. Four one-day course modules, offered every other week, build upon “real-world” hospital quality and safety problems. The course is designed for any quality team members who currently are working with data, and does not require any previous knowledge of statistics. Additionally, participants can earn up to 36 NAHQ continuing education credits. Partial funding is available, on a limited first-come, first-served basis, for Hospital Improvement and Innovation Network participating hospitals.
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Staff Contact: Mary Becker
The devastating wildfires in East Tennessee have affected several employees at LeConte Medical Center — part of the Covenant System in Sevierville, Tn. — who lost primary and secondary homes. Financial contributions to support hospital employees affected by this natural disaster can be made to the following.
LMC Employee Assistance Fund
c/o Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundation
LeConte Medical Center
744 Middle Creek Road, Ste. #206
Sevierville, TN 37862
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Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day. Globally, approximately 36.7 million people are living with HIV/AIDS.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention