KHA Quality Webinar: KHA Quality Metric Updates Part 1

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KHA Quality Webinar: KHA Quality Metric Updates Part 1

February 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Center for Medicare Services (CMS) has restructured their metrics for events involving severe hypoglycemia and severe hyperglycemia. To support the work of our Kentucky hospitals in tracking, trending, and improving performance in these areas, as well as to avoid duplicate work for our hospital quality leaders, KHA has aligned with the new CMS design by updating the metrics in Kentucky Quality Counts (KQC.) Pease join us for a brief presentation in which we will discuss the updates in KQC, including what the measures entail, the CMS definitions of them, and the process for enrolling your hospital in these measures to report the data.

Target Audience:
Quality leaders, Nursing Leaders, and Pharmacy Quality Reporting Leaders

Featured Speakers:
Jessica Covington, PharmD, BCPS graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy in 2003, then obtained Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy in 2017. Her expertise includes direct patient care in acute care hospitals and long-term care as a clinical pharmacist. Covington works as a Quality Program Pharmacist at Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) providing support for the Kentucky Hospital Research and Education Foundation (KHREF) quality program and initiatives. She assists the quality team in reducing rates of preventable harm through promotion of best practice.

Quality Improvement Areas include but not limited to:  Adverse Drug Events, Antibiotic Stewardship, C. Difficile, Sepsis, Readmissions, Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis

Shafrin Choudhury, MPH, joined the Kentucky Hospital Association in 2021 as a Quality Improvement Data Analyst. In 2014, she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Centre College and later pursued her Master’s in Public Health, concentrating in Biostatistics in 2018. She has over 7 years of experience working with health care data in different capacities and continues to pursue her passion of helping patients through the use of data analysis and the ultimate goal of improving quality.

Please contact Tammy Wells for more information.


February 8
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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