Quality Programs

Wisconsin Quality Residency Program - The Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA), Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative (RWHC), and the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health (WORH) are excited to announce the next offering of the WI Quality Residency Program. Since the inaugural WI Quality Residency Program in 2014, WHA and RWHC have received overwhelmingly positive feedback. Modules are intended for new or novice quality leaders in healthcare quality, and are highly interactive learning sessions facilitated by a team of expert and veteran quality professionals.

This virtual 12-month program is held from February 2023 to December 2023, on the second Wednesday of each month from 9:00am - 3:30pm CT. Presenters include WHA and RWHC professionals, leaders currently in their healthcare quality roles and past Quality Residents. Click here for the schedule of Quality Residency Modules.

Modules will include:

  • Learning Needs Assessments Survey prior to each module to customize learning needs

  • Pre-session work to be completed prior to each module

  • Interactive learning activities, including hands-on use of tools used for data-driven decision making and opportunities for reflection and dialogue·

  • Post Module Program Evaluation to provide feedback on learning each experience

Fee is $250 per module. Sign up for the individual Quality Residency modules by clicking Register Here. To learn more, email Dana Fischer, WHA Clinical Quality Improvement Manager, dfischer@wha.org, or Janet Wagner, RWHC Quality Services Senior Manager at jwagner@rwhc.com.

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      Peer Review Service - In the late 1980s, a group of RWHC members identified the need for an objective, retrospective review of the medical/surgical management of cases – with a strong emphasis on confidentiality. It was also important that the program focus on the quality of the health care delivery process, from a system-specific or clinical aspect.
        Provider Quality Measures - Much like the Quality Indicators Program here at RWHC this measurement tool makes use of online webpages entered with non-personal healthcare information to determine if recommended care was performed. This program makes use of some retired core measures as well as measures featured in the Quality Payment Program and can be helpful in meeting the Joint Commission Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation requirements. We are always open to more measures to further improve the Provider Quality metrics and performance within your organization.
          Quality Indicators Program - From board presentations and annual reports, to implementing major changes, no health care organization can afford to do without performance measurement data. The RWHC Quality Indicators program has met the criteria for inclusion in the accreditation process and is included on The Joint Commission's list of acceptable systems. RWHC is committed to meeting future criteria established by The Joint Commission.
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