ORLANDO, Fla., April 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DNV Healthcare, The Joint Commission (TJC) and AAAHC are coming to Orlando in May to present at the Florida Association for Healthcare Quality (FAHQ) Annual Conference. Wednesday morning, May 2, representatives from TJC and AAAHC will present a workshop on accreditation. The Accreditation Workshop will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn about new accreditation standards for hospitals and ambulatory settings, and will also delve into the most challenging accreditation standards. Pat Adamski, Director, Standards Interpretation, Division of Healthcare Improvement for The Joint Commission, will present the first three hours of the workshop, then Karen Connolly, RN, representing AAAHC, will present the final hour. This workshop will be an exceptional and unique opportunity to learn about standards across transition in care from the hospital to ambulatory settings. The Accreditation Workshop is funded, in part, by a grant from the Healthcare Quality Foundation (HQF). The HQF works to support the development of healthcare quality professionals nationwide through education and individual development grants. FAHQ is honored to be a 2012 grant recipient.
Continuing a focus on accreditation, on Friday, May 4, Rebecca Wise, Chief Operating Officer of DNV, will be the keynote speaker at the FAHQ Annual Conference, speaking on the New Age of Accreditation, and presenting the DNV system. The two day conference (May 3-4), Embracing the Future, is built around the National Strategy for Quality Improvement and covers best practices as well as presentations by experts in the field. The National Strategy outlines the joint plan and priorities federal agencies have developed in their goal to improve healthcare quality. "Our goal in designing this conference is to help healthcare professionals understand and prepare for the standards and regulations which will guide healthcare quality over the next few years," stated Claudia Jackson, FAHQ President.
The FAHQ Conference programs are being held May 1-4 at the Doubletree Hotel at the entrance to Universal in Orlando, Florida. For further information on the conference programs, please go to www.fahq.org.
About FAHQ: The Florida Association for Healthcare Quality is committed to developing, supporting and promoting professional expertise in healthcare quality and patient safety. Increasing federal and state regulation and a healthy and increased public focus on healthcare safety and quality make FAHQ's role critical. Representing the full spectrum of healthcare settings, we are united in our goal of advancing Florida's healthcare quality. Visit us at www.fahq.org.
SOURCE Florida Association for Healthcare Quality