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Registration is Now Open!

Interested in learning more about transforming the delivery of care, preventing avoidable readmissions, quality improvement efforts, national HEN impact, and/or care coordination? Consider attending the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative 11th Annual Conference on August 27, 2014!

The conference will be at the Meadows Events & Conference Center in Altoona, Iowa. The various tracks will benefit physicians, CEOs, CFOs, nurses, quality assurance professionals, infection control professionals, hospital pharmacy directors, clinical pharmacists and other healthcare personnel!

This conference will feature many exciting presentations by speakers from across the United States, including: Dennis Wagner and Paul McGann, MD, Co-directors from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, and Robert M. Wachter, MD, Professor and Associate Chair from the University of California Department of Medicine in San Francisco, CA.

Click this link  to view the brochure for this exciting conference!
*Interested in attending? Click this link to register online!

Upcoming Events:

  • Partnership for Patients HEN Webcasts:
    • July 10, 2014: "PFE Series: The Practical Application of Safety Across the Board"
    • July 14, 2014: "PFE Series: PFPCS Advancing Safety Across the Board"
    • July 15, 2014: "Pacing Event: VAE"
    • July 17, 2014: " PFE Series: Patient and Providers Working Together to Form SAB Partnerships"
    • July 22, 2014: "Pacing Event: SAB - Sustainability"
  • To register for the webcasts above, click this link.
  • July 18, 2014: "Leadership - Followership" webinar from 11:00am to 12:00pm. Click this link to register and to learn more about the webinar.
  • August 1, 2014: "Brain Injury: The Family's Journey" conference for Families and Caregivers from 9:00am to 3:30pm. For more information and to register for this event click this link.
  • August 26, 2014: HEN Learning Community in Altoona at The Meadows Events & Conference Center.  Please contact Nancy at for more information!
  • September 27, 2014: "Taking Control of Your Diabetes Program" to be held at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, IA. For more information click this link to view the brochure and click this link to register for the event.

Online Resources:
  •  "Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care" is a video from the Cleveland Clinic looking at patient care and connecting with patients. Click this link to view the video.
  • "Adverse Events from Insulin Prescribing 'An Epidemic'." This article reviews results from a CDC study that focused on insulin use and different ways to individualize care. Click this link to view the article.

NEW Recordings: 
William Peters Webcast: Quality Improvement Data at the Board Level

Next IHC What's Up Call for HEN Hospitals:

August 12, 2014
10:00 A.M.
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