November 5–7, 2018

NAHQ NEXT

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WHY ATTEND

NAHQ Next is the only healthcare quality conference designed exclusively for professionals like you.

Our goal is to empower you for what’s next in your healthcare quality career.

PURPOSEFULLY CRAFTED

Our esteemed and impactful speakers bring cutting-edge and actionable education that will deepen your knowledge, helping you advance the profession, and support your success in the ever-expanding role in healthcare quality. Earn up to 18 CPHQ and nursing contact hours through session participation and poster viewing.

REWARDING CONNECTIONS

The healthcare conference where you can share insights and build connections with healthcare quality professionals like you working in all areas of quality from a variety of environments and levels of experience.

EMPOWERING SOLUTIONS

Find empowering and innovative solutions to the broad range of challenges you face every day in improving the quality of care and reducing costs.

OPENING GENERAL SESSION
Monday, November 5 at 8:30 am
Carla’s Pearls

Carla Harris
Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

With her trademark galvanizing advice, Harris identifies and clarifies issues that are often murky, offering lessons on: Identifying and making the most of your work profile (Are you a Good Soldier, a Leader, or an Arguer?); honing three essential skills industry leaders possess (and how to get them); tuning into unspoken cues; and thriving through change. These are the tools that Carla has used to launch and sustain her own successful career and help others move forward, recover from setbacks, and position themselves for success.

GENERAL SESSION
Tuesday, November 6 at 8:30 am
Increasing Value of the Healthcare Quality Profession. Making the Most of Change to Deliver on the Promise of Healthcare Quality.

David Nash, MD MBA, Founding Dean, Jefferson College of Population Health of Thomas Jefferson University
Stephanie Mercado, CAE, CEO and Executive Director, NAHQ

Healthcare quality professionals can position themselves as a stabilizing force in a rapidly changing care environment. Certain healthcare trends will provide quality professionals with the opportunity to deepen their impact on their organizations. Dr. Nash and Stephanie will identify these trends and discuss how their linkages to other healthcare stakeholders offer quality professionals the possibility to build bridges while taking a leadership position to achieve critical quality goals.

CLOSING GENERAL SESSIONWednesday, November 7 at 8:00 am
Finding the Funny in Change

Jan McInnis
Author

From reform to technology to the new industry rules and regulations that are being developed, you are constantly reacting to a new playing field and find yourself routinely having to reassess and re-evaluate your practices.

All of this change can cause fear, tension, and miscommunication!

Combining her hilarious comedy with PRACTICAL tips on dealing with change, Jan will show you how to:
diffuse tension instantly
kick off tough conversations
facilitate communications
...all by using humor that you, yourself can do.

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CE HOURS (VIRTUAL)

18

CE HOURS (LIVE)

1000

LIVE PARTICIPANTS

1000

VIRTUAL PARTICIPANTS

75

SESSIONS

102

SPEAKERS

Register by September 10 to save $200.

Join NAHQ when you register to save even more and enjoy the benefits of membership.

Can't join us in Minneapolis

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CONFERENCEAGENDA

7:00 am – 8:30 am

SOLUTIONS CENTER OPEN

Breakfast starts at 7:00 am

8:30 am – 9:45 am

OPENING GENERAL SESSION

Speaker: Carla Harris, Carla's Pearls

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm

SOLUTIONS CENTER OPEN

Lunch starts at 12:15 pm

5:15 pm – 6:45 pm

SOLUTIONS CENTER OPEN

Opening Reception

Schedule subject to change

7:00 am – 8:30 am

SOLUTIONS CENTER OPEN

Breakfast starts at 7:00 am

8:30 am – 9:45 am

GENERAL SESSION

Speakers:

Stephanie Mercado, CAE, CEO and Executive Director, NAHQ

David Nash, MD MBA, Founding Dean, Jefferson College of Population Health of Thomas Jefferson University

Increasing Value of the Healthcare Quality Profession. Making the Most of Change to Deliver on the Promise of Healthcare Quality.

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm

SOLUTIONS CENTER OPEN

Lunch starts at 12:15 pm

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Schedule subject to change

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GETTING THERE

 

Minneapolis

The official NAHQ Next hotels, the Hilton and the Millennium, are conveniently located downtown. They are connected to the Convention Center, numerous restaurants, and stores via the famous Minneapolis Skyway System.

The Minneapolis Skyway System is the largest, contiguous system of closed, second level bridges in the world, composed of 9.5 miles of pathways connecting 80 city blocks.

For more information about Minneapolis, visit the NAHQ Next visitors' guide.

Hilton Minneapolis

1001 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Discounted rates from $209 + taxes/night*

*Special rate expires October 11, 2018 or when the block fills up.

Reservations: Reserve online or call 888.933.5363 and reference NAHQ’s three-letter code, NAH.

Guest room Internet and fitness center access will both be provided on a complimentary basis to guests within the NAHQ Room Block.

Millennium Hotel Minneapolis

1313 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Discounted rates from $179 + taxes/night*

*Special rate expires October 11, 2018 or when the block fills up.

Reservations: Reserve online or call the in-house reservation specialists during regular business hours at 612.359.2204 or to the Millennium Hotels toll-free line at 866.866.8086.

Guest room Internet and fitness center access will both be provided on a complimentary basis to guests within the NAHQ Room Block.

Airport Info

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)

Terminal 1-Lindbergh
4300 Glumack Drive
St. Paul, MN 55111

Terminal 2-Humphrey
7150 Humphrey Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55450

Ground Transportation

The Minneapolis Hilton is located 12 miles/20 minutes from the airport. Taxis cost approximately $45 one way to the Hilton.

A SuperShuttle Service is available.

In addition, light rail is accessible from both the Humphrey and Lindbergh Terminals.

If you plan to drive, self-parking at the Hilton is $20/day or $40/day for valet.

Convince Your Manager

If you still need help convincing your manager that you need to be at NAHQ Next, we have provided a sample justification letter.

 

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Special Events & Preconference Learning

CPHQ Review Course

Taking place on November 3 and 4, this interactive 2-day workshop is designed to support those planning to take the Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality® (CPHQ) Certification Examination. Based on the current exam content outline, this course engages participants in a review of the exam material and offers them valuable tips on how to best prepare for test day.

Dine Arounds

Expand your network and enjoy dinner at a local area restaurant. Limited spots will be available and dinner is at your own expense.

Opening Reception

Join participants and speakers the evening of Monday, November 5, in the Solutions Center to connect with your healthcare quality colleagues and mentors in a celebration of the profession.

General Sessions

Hear from insightful speakers Carla Harris, Jan McInnis, Dr. David Nash, and Stephanie Mercado, who will share valuable perspectives that impact your work and the profession.

Early Bird Member

(through September 10, 2018)

$ 899

Early Bird Join NAHQ and Live Conference

(through September 10, 2018)

$ 1,098

Early Bird Live Conference Nonmember

(through September 10, 2018)

$ 1,499

One Day Member

$ 549

Virtual Member

$ 299

Regular Live Conference Member

(after September 10, 2018)

$ 1,099

Regular Join NAHQ and Live Conference

(after September 10, 2018)

$ 1,298

Regular Live Conference Nonmember

(after September 10, 2018)

$ 1,699

One Day Nonmember

$ 799

Virtual Nonmember

$ 399