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I Raise the Rates Webinars

Note: You can download the powerpoint presentations below to follow along with the corresponding webinar.


    1. I Raise the Rates through the Promotion of Equity Virtual Champion Training Webinar
    This training provides an overview of QI methodologies and strategies to increase adult immunization rates with specialized training in understanding the barriers to immunizing adults in racial and ethnic minorities. Presented by Tamera Coyne-Beasley, MD, MPH, FAAP, FSAHM professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at the University; N.C. Child Health Research Network; Pediatric and Adolescent Director, NC TraCS Institute; Robert Hopkins, Jr., MD, MACP, FAAP professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics; Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics combined residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and C. Michael Soppet, MD, FACP.

    2. Raising Your Rates – Developing Your PDSA:
    A webinar focused on Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) quality improvement cycle to help increase adult immunization rates in your practice, clinic, or hospital. Kathryn Eiler, CMM, HITCM-PP, a Medical Practice Administrator and an ACP Quality Connect Faculty Member, will teach you and your practice team strategies to implement PDSAs and best practices by reviewing low, medium, and high level examples featuring adult immunization topics.

    3. Helping Your Patients Raise the Rates – Effectively Recommending Adult Immunizations:
    A webinar focused on effectively recommending adult immunizations to your patients. Drs. Marie T. Brown, MD, FACP, Governor, Illinois Northern Chapter of American College of Physicians and Associate Professor, Rush Medical College, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois and Rupel Dedhia, MD, FACP, Assistant Professor, Rush Medical College, Rush University Medical Center, will present concrete examples of conversations with patients and staff about immunizations, PDSAs communication examples, and best practices to strongly recommend vaccines to your adult patients.

    4. Standing Orders – A Model to Fit Your Practice:
    A webinar focused on standing orders to increase adult immunizations in your practice, clinic, or hospital. Drs. Robert Hopkins, MD, FACP, Internal Medicine Division Director, from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and L.J. Tan PhD, Chief Strategy Officer, Immunization Action Coalition; Co-Chair, National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit, will present best practices and strategies to implement standing orders in your practice with multiple size location examples.

    5. Cultural Competency – How to Apply Outreach and Understanding in Your Practice:
    A webinar focused on cultural competency and adult immunization to help your practice, clinic, or hospital to better communicate with your patients. Dr. Jennifer Dillaha, MD, Medical Director for Immunizations, Medical Advisor for Health Literacy and Communication, at the Arkansas Department of Health and Carlos Velazquez, President of HMA Associates, Inc., will present best practices and strategies on focused outreach to minority and ethnic groups, share resources to support communication effects and patient tools to reinforce the importance of immunization.

    6. Managing Your Vaccine Stock: Tips to Improve Ordering, Storage and Handling of Vaccines
    A webinar focused on refining your practice’s vaccine ordering, storage, and handling. Drs. John O’Neil, DO, FACP and Michael Soppet, MD, FACP will present practical tips to help you improve ordering and managing of your vaccine stock and how to use your practice staff to streamline the process.

    7. ACP Quality Connect's Adult Immunization Learning Series: Influenza
    Dr. William Schaffner presents 2016 – 2017 influenza season recommendations and shares strategies for reaching your patients over 65.

    8. What in the World is a Chief Vaccination Officer:
    A webinar with Dr. Soppet, Ms. Adams and Ms. Cain presenting how increasing adult immunization rates takes more than a committed physician champion-leader; the whole health care team, including office staff, need to be on board to optimize billing, and convey the importance of vaccines to patients.

    9. I Raise the Rates Champion Training Webinar - Practicing Wisely:
    This training provides an overview of the I Raise initiative and QI methodologies and strategies for increasing adult immunization rates. Presented by Marie T.Brown, MD, FACP2, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, Senior Physician Advisor AMA Professional Satisfaction/Practice Sustainability Group and Doron Schneider, MD, FACP2, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Drexel University; Chief Patient Safety and Quality Officer,Department of Medicine, Abington Jefferson Health, Abington, PA.

    10. Chief Vaccination Officer Webinar 2: Ordering and Inventory Control:
    The second in our series of webinars for I Raise the Rates Chief Vaccination Officers. Dr. Soppet outlined the process for ordering and inventory control of vaccines.

    11. Chief Vaccination Officer Webinar 3: Financial Aspects of Insurance Billing and Collections:
    The third in our series of webinars for I Raise the Rates Chief Vaccination Officers led by C. Michael Soppet, MD, FACP. To view the first two parts of this series see videos 7 and 9 directly above this one on this page.

    12. Shingles is a Nightmare!:
    A webinar where Steven R. Peskin, MD, FACP, Southern New Jersey Chapter Governor - American College of Physicians, Senior Medical Director - Clinical Innovations, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey, draws on his personal experience with shingles, and also discusses the disease and prevention through the Zoster vaccine.