AHCA NCAL 2018 Quality Summit

MatrixCare is proud to be a host sponsor of the AHCA/NCAL Quality Summit and show sponsor of the Independent Owner Leadership Conference. We hope to see you there!

The AHCA/NCAL annual gathering of long-term and post-acute care quality leaders is filled with excellent speakers and education sessions covering key topics important to both assisted living (AL) and skilled nursing facility (SNF) providers, all designed to help LTPAC providers progress on their quality journey.

As an LTPAC technology leader that has proven to be successful at improving quality metrics at the provider level, MatrixCare has chosen to participate in several events throughout the week and encourages you to attend. Join MatrixCare, multi- and current year winner of Best in KLAS for Long-Term Care Software, at one of the following events and learn more about how we can be your quality partner for the future.

Quality Summit Education Session

Denise Wessenaar

Denise Wassenaar, RN, MS, LNHA
Vice President, Clinical & Regulatory Affairs and CCO, MatrixCare

Holly Harmon

Holly Harmon, RN, MBA, LNHA, FACHCA
Associate Vice President, Quality & Clinical Affairs, AHCA

A Comprehensive Approach to Managing Hospital Readmissions
Tuesday March 13, 2:00-3:30pm
Studio 9 & 10

Value-based purchasing (VBP) penalties and incentives for skilled nursing facilities begin October 1, 2018. The need for a comprehensive approach to managing hospital readmissions is greater now than ever and as the medical complexity of residents continues to increase a programmatic approach becomes the standard of practice.

The successful management of hospital readmissions is dependent on a multifaceted approach to clinical care. This session will focus on several approaches that are concerned with the provision and evaluation of nursing care. The first approach is assuring the staff has the nursing competencies to manage the care, the second is providing care that is founded in evidenced based practices, and the third is evaluating the care processes through quality assurance and performance improvement. This interactive session will take you through the process of recognizing the components of a nursing competency program, identifying the best practices associated with managing hospital readmissions and discuss the role of QAPI in the evaluation of the effectiveness of your clinical processes.

Networking Event

MatrixCare & NCAL Hospitality Reception – Party at the Summit!
Tuesday, March 13, 5:00-6:30 pm
Riverview 1 & 2 (41st Floor)
New Orleans Marriott

After a full day of learning, make your way to the top of the New Orleans Marriott for the “Party at the Summit.” Network with fellow conference attendees while enjoying free food, drinks, a NOLA-themed photo booth, live entertainment and a gorgeous view of the Mississippi River. Pre-registration not required. All are welcome to attend!

Independent Owners Conference

Kevin Whitehurst

Kevin Whitehurst
Senior Vice President, Skilled Nursing Solutions, MatrixCare

Kim Hicks

Kim Hicks
Regional Sales Manager, MatrixCare

Make sure to visit with Kevin and Kim to learn more about MatrixCare and what we’re doing to help providers progress on their quality journey.

Kevin Keith Whitehurst has been a key player in LTPAC technology since 1990. Whitehurst has held many leadership positions including as IT Director for one of the first developers of MDS software systems to SVP, Client Services for MatrixCare. In his current role, he is responsible for the success of the Skilled Nursing Solutions Group and oversees Product Management, Professional Services, Sales and Marketing, and Client Support for that group. A 26 year industry veteran, Whitehurst has dedicated his career to improving Skilled Nursing Providers’ experience with technology. Whitehurst holds degrees from San Bernardino Valley College and the Los Angeles School of Business and also served in the U.S Air Force.

Over the last decade, Kim Hicks has trained and supported long-term care providers meet regulatory requirements and implement software technology. She is currently working for MatrixCare, the largest LTPAC technology provider offering a truly integrated, full spectrum EHR System. Hick’s passion is speaking, teaching and always learning about the newest innovations available to promote resident centered care.