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Lean Healthcare 200: Applying the Fundamentals is two full days of hands-on learning, equipping participants with practical tools and strategies to make significant and sustainable cultural changes within their organizations for the new healthcare environment. Next classes are scheduled for November 8-9, 2011, in Winston-Salem. No prior Lean training or experience is required. The course is limited to 30 attendees, so register today.  For questions and more information, please contact Dean Higgins at [email protected] or 919-677-4212. The NC Lean Healthcare Alliance is associated with the NC Quality Center and NC State University.

NC Health Information Exchange (NC HIE) Webinar, offered by the NCMS Foundation and NC Medical Group Managers (NCMGM), will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 12:00 – 1:00 pm. The webinar will share the goals and strategies of the NC HIE and discuss how a statewide HIE can facilitate critical access, exchange and analysis of information, enable medical decision making with better coordination of care and improved health outcomes as well as control health care costs. The webinar is free, but prior registration is required. Registration ends Monday, November 7, 2011. Click here to register.

North Carolina Alliance for Healthy Communities (NCAHC) Conference, which addresses medication adherence, will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2011, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm, at the Embassy Suites, Cary. The conference will focus on local and national campaigns, new data regarding patients’ barriers when taking medication, and integrating multiple approaches to addressing medication taking behaviors. This year’s recipient of the Eagle Award will also be announced. Registration is open until November 10, and the cost is $50. To register, visit http://www.ncahc.org/ or contact Amy Clapp at (336) 697-2689.

The Case of Personalized Medicine, a panel discussion offered by Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC), will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 4:00 – 7:00 pm, at The North Carolina Biotechnology Center, Research Triangle Park. Speakers include Duke Cancer Care Research Program Director Amy Abernethy, MD, GlaxoSmithKline Vice President (Diagnostics) Peter Collins, MD, and Laboratory Corporation of America CEO David King. Registration is free to PMC members and $25 for non-members. To register, visit http://conta.cc/q9JgUM

NC Safe Surgery Conference, sponsored by the NC Center for Hospital Quality and Safety, will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center, Raleigh. The Conference will mark the official launch of a statewide initiative focused on the implementation of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Surgical Safety Checklist or a modified version of it. Registration deadline is January 11, 2012. Click here to register. For more information, contact Dean Higgins, Project Manager, at [email protected] or 919-677-4212; or Laura Maynard, Director, Collaborative Learning at [email protected] or 919-677-4121.

Codequest Coding College 2012: Learn to Chart and Code Accurately and Effectively Transition to ICD-10, will be offered by the NC Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (NCSEPS) on Saturday, February 4, 2012, at the Grandover Resort, Greensboro. Topics of discussion include physician and technician documentation changes, practical applications and examples of ICD-10, exam scenarios, complex surgical cases, and learning how to solve coding quandaries. Attendees can earn six hours of CME, AAPC or JCAHPO credits. Contact NCSEPS at 919-833-3836 or click here to register.

Quality Improvement 101 – A Toolbox for Improvement Wave 10 (Workshop 1), a two-day workshop addressing planning and implementing improvement will be offered by Charlotte AHEC on Tuesday, February 21, and Wednesday, February 22, 2012. This professional development program builds skills and knowledge among participating hospitals, clinical practices, AHEC regional offices, and their healthcare organizations to accelerate the application of quality improvement methods. The registration fee is $800 prior to Tuesday, February 7, 2012, and $900 after February 7, 2012. The textbook “The Improvement Guide” by Gerald J. Langley (2009), and both breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee. For more information contact Mary Webster at 704-512-6545.


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