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NAPHS releases two CD trainings for psychiatric core measure compliance

October 14, 2010
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Washington, DC — The National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) is offering two separate trainings on compact disc:

1) Introduction to Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital Core Measures: Preparing Your Organization for New Joint Commission Reporting Requirements, and
2) Using Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital Core Measures to Improve Patient Care: Maximizing Your Use of New Joint Commission Reporting Requirements.

Each two-hour training is intended to offer clinical and administrative leaders in psychiatric hospitals and units both background on new Joint Commission performance measurement requirements and practical help in preparing organizations for using data to improve clinical care.

The faculty for each CD includes Joint Commission leaders, Hospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services (HBIPS) Technical Advisory Panel members, clinical experts, and hospital leaders who have tested and used the HBIPS measures. Among the speakers are:

• Joint Commission experts
o including Ann Watt, associate director, Center for Performance Measurement, Division of Quality Measurement and Research, The Joint Commission; Celeste Milton, MPH, BSN, RN, associate project director, Center for Performance Measurement; and Frank Zibrat, associate director, Accreditation Systems Integration and ORYX, Division of Accreditation and Certification Operations
• Clinical and administrative leaders from facilities nationwide
o including Alegent Health Behavioral Services, Omaha, NE; McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA; Natchaug Hospital & Hartford Healthcare, Mansfield Center, CT; Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, Grand Rapids, MI; and Riveredge Hospital, Chicago, IL.
• Technical experts
o including Frank Ghinassi, PhD, chair, HBIPS Technical Advisory Panel; vice president, quality & performance improvement, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic/University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA; Richard Hermann, MD, associate professor of medicine & psychiatry, Tufts/New England Medical Center, Boston, MA; Gayle Olano Hurt, Quality Indicator Project, a Press Ganey Company, Elkridge, MD; Karen Johnson, MSW, member, HBIPS Technical Advisory Panel; vice president, clinical services, Universal Health Services, Inc., Chicago, IL; Lucille Schacht, PhD, director of operations/director of statistical analysis, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Research Institute (NRI, Inc.), Alexandria, VA; and Johan Smith, MBA, vice president, Health Informatics, PSI/Horizon Health/Mental Health Outcomes, Lewisville, TX.

The cost of each two-hour training on CD is $250 (or $175 for NAPHS members). American Express, MasterCard, and Visa are accepted. To order, go to or call 202/393-6700, ext. 104.