Learning Opportunities Center

The Medication Access and Review Program (MARP): How You Can Obtain Free Medication for the Uninsured in Your Community, is a webinar offered by Care Share Health Alliance and presented by the state Office of Rural Health and Community Care, Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 10:00 – 11:00 am. Click here to reserve your webinar seat.

Understanding Human Factors to Improve Patient Safety is a workshop offered by the North Carolina Quality Center PSO, Tuesday, May 3, or Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at the North Carolina Hospital Center in Cary. Dr. Ron Shapiro, a certified human factors professional and consultant, will conduct the workshop and demonstrate how this knowledge can be transformed into patient safety improvements. Early Bird registration ends today. Additional details and registration are available at http://www.ncqualitycenter.org/downloads/2011HFFlyer.pdf.

Using Lean to Implement EHR is a one-day workshop sponsored by the NCMS Foundation and presented by International Lean Healthcare Facilitator Sean Lewis, on Friday, May 6, 2011, 9:00 am – 3:30pm. The workshop will cover three main topics: Understanding the Lean Thinking Approach to Process Improvement, Value Stream Mapping (VSM) and Swim Lane Innovation Methodology. Registration deadline is May 2, 2011.  Cost is $290 with discounted admission of $250 for two or more individuals attending from the same practice. Click here for more information and registration details.

The Patient-Centered Medical Home with Dr. William Warning will be presented by the Western North Carolina/Buncombe County Medical Society (WNC/BCMS), 6:30 – 8:30pm, on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at the Thomas Bacon Auditorium, Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) in Asheville. Click here to register for this free event.   

New Option for Influenza Prevention: An Influenza Vaccine for Older Adults, Web-Enhanced Audio Conference, featuring Marvin Bittner, MD, Infectious Disease Specialist, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska.  This is the last of a series of audio conferences. To hear the presentation, call 1-877-230-9940 and enter participant code:

             April 20, 12:00 – 1:00pm        (49399418)

The weblink is http://sanofiamericas.adobeconnect.com/fluzonehighdose/. Please RSVP three days prior to the date to Jill Blalock, MPH, [email protected].


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