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SHARE attends the 2018 Fall Arkansas Association for Healthcare Quality (AAHQ) Educational Conference

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 09:07 -- Whitney Mayo

On September 14, 2018 The State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE), attends the 2018 Fall Arkansas Association for Healthcare Quality (AAHQ) Educational Conference, held at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The mission of AAHQ is to promote and improve healthcare quality and patient safety in Arkansas and encourage professional growth. Founded in 1982, AAHQ works to emphasize the significant contribution of quality in the healthcare arena, increase the diversity of the profession, and enhance the leadership skills of tomorrow’s role models.

The 2018 fall conference will focus on improving clinically integrated networks and patient satisfaction throughout Arkansas. Participants will gain information on how to identify barriers and challenges that exist when implementing clinically integrated networks and identify outcomes and next steps after local implementation. Other topics include transitions of care, understanding Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), public reporting and participation in the Arkansas Children’s Care Network (ACCN).

Anne Santifer, HIT Director of SHARE explains how to maximize the connection to SHARE while improving interoperability in Arkansas. SHARE staff (Adrian Jones, Michelle Justus and Justin Villines) will also host an exhibit, informing participants about how SHARE services can benefit Arkansas hospitals, practices, and patients. 

Liz Jazwiec, RN, internationally renowned speaker, strategist and author is the keynote speaker for this conference. Other speakers include; Dr. Andrea Read, DO., Bruce Shepard, MBA.,Amy Stephenson, MSN., MHA., RN., CCM., Brandi Mikesell,MA., Jeannie Atkinson, ACO Coordinator and Pete Atkinson, SAMA Administrator 

About AAHQ:

AAHQ works to emphasize the significant contribution of quality in the healthcare arena, increase the diversity of the profession, and enhance the leadership skills of tomorrow’s role models. AAHQ’s intense dedication is exemplified by our unyielding pursuit for excellence, continued investment in our membership, first-class educational programs, and enthusiastic promotion of professional certification, Certified Profession in Healthcare Quality. It is with great pride that they invite Arkansas residents to join their organization and encourage them to capitalize on their vast pool of resources and stay informed about critical issues facing the healthcare quality community.

Learn more about AAHQ at: http://www.arkahq.org/