Gov. Evers Invited to Address WCHQ Improvement Event June 29
Registration Will Open in Early May
WCHQ is excited to announce that Gov. Tony Evers has been invited to address the WCHQ Improvement Event June 29, 9 AM – 4 PM at Monona Terrace in Madison. This event is WCHQ’s largest and best attended annual event. Currently, in-person registrations will be limited due to capacity restrictions in Dane County. However, both in-person and virtual registration options will be available. WCHQ expects to release event materials and open registration in early May.
Bellin Health President and CEO Chris Woleske will deliver the keynote address. Woleske is a leader in promoting patient-centric care and a committed supporter of improvement at all levels of Bellin’s organization. Her presentation will both inform and inspire WCHQ members who are on similar journeys to excellence.
In the morning, WCHQ will recognize two statewide organizations that collected and publicly reported COVID-19 related data. This data has had a critical role in informing the public, policy makers, health care organizations and public health throughout the pandemic.
Data and analytics are also critical to health care organizations as they inform clinical improvement work, provide valuable information to guide patient care decisions, and support administrative operations. This past year placed unprecedented demands on these organizations as they provided the data necessary to react and respond to the pandemic, supported reopening clinics, and maintained normal data operations in a rapidly changing environment.
WCHQ provider members are invited to nominate their data and analytics team or one individual for recognition at the WCHQ Improvement Event for their exceptional work. The recognition event will be held June 29 between 9 AM - noon. The team or individual does not need to be present to be recognized. Nominations are due to WCHQ by May 15. Contact Mary Kay Fahey for information.
Diabetes Summit, June 29, 1-4 PM, Monona Terrace
Directly following the Improvement Event, WCHQ and Novo Nordisk will co-sponsor a Diabetes Summit from 1-4 PM both virtually and in person at Monona Terrace. The Summit will feature national speakers and WCHQ members presenting case studies on improvement in care for diabetics and sharing new resources. The medical team from Novo Nordisk will share best practices in treating diabetes from across the country and describe current research and new areas of exploration. The day will end with a presentation by one health system that has taken a multidisciplinary approach to treating chronic disease and obesity.
WCHQ education events in 2021 are open to members only. If your organization is not a member, corporate sponsor or annual partner and you’d like to explore an organizational membership, contact Mary Kay Fahey.
Vaccine Hesitancy, COVID-19 Immunization Progress Featured at WCHQ Immunization Summit
Registration is open for the WCHQ Immunization Summit June 9 webinar, 9-11:30 AM. The event will feature a nationally recognized expert on vaccinations, Dr. Rajiv Naik, a Board-certified pediatrician and medical director of informatics at Gundersen Health System. He will discuss vaccine hesitancy, share strategies to overcome it and introduce some innovative technological interventions to sustain improvements in vaccine rates.
Ascension Wisconsin is actively expanding the availability of COVID-19 vaccinations to underserved communities in Wisconsin. Nichole Gladney, director of community services and impact, will explain how they are doing it and how they are engaging the community in the effort to reach those who are most vulnerable.
Stephanie Schauer, PhD, manages Wisconsin’s Immunization Program for the Department of Health (DHS). She’ll explain how they see the providers helping with the efforts to vaccinate the public and explain DHS’s response plan as the pandemic continues to evolve.
For information contact Mary Kay Fahey.