Monday, September 12, 2016


A series of blogs on the upcoming event THE INTENSIVES from educational content team members.

Building a Quality education Intensive takes a village and the NHPCO Quality team was up to the challenge.  

Topic development for this deep dive into quality education started with robust and lively discussion amongst the NHPCO Quality & Standards Committee under the leadership of Carol Spence, VP of Research & Quality. Spence presented this unique educational program as an opportunity to focus on the needs of the hospice quality community and the committee was instantly on board and excited about suggesting topics and speakers.  Quality topics from the NHPCO member education survey were also considered to determine the best mix of educational sessions for this 1.5 day learning program.

All through the planning process of the Quality Intensive was the guiding principle that each session builds on the previous session starting with  the how-to’s of successful quality assessment performance improvement (QAPI) and ending with  using implementation science to sustain improvement.  

Moving from the first to the last session is like walking the quality road and taking all that is learned to incorporate it into every day hospice practice at the end of the journey.  While the quality sessions emphasize compliance, the main aim of all sessions is improving quality practices that will in turn improve quality patient care. 

The best part about the Quality Intensive is that it is designed to reach a broad range of hospice professionals with varied quality experience and learning for all levels is guaranteed.  The combination of dynamic knowledgeable speakers and cutting edge topics is every hospice provider’s roadmap to the future of hospice quality.

Jennifer Kennedy, MA, BSN, RN, CHC
Senior Director, Regulatory & Quality
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Register Now: Advance registration ends October 7.

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