IPRO Webinar - NYSDOH Quality Initiative: Coverdell Stroke Quality Improvement and Registry Program

Nancy Leveille and Karen Morris in Clinical & Quality

The IPRO Care Transitions Project Team is pleased to invite you to participate in a Learning Session webinar on Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM on the NYS Department of Health Quality Initiative/Coverdell Stroke Quality Improvement and Registry Program:  An Overview With Considerations in Care Transition for the Acute Stroke Patient with expert speaker Anna Colello, Esq., Director, Regulatory Compliance, Cardiac Services Program.

NYS Department of Health Quality Initiative/Coverdell Stroke Quality Improvement and Registry Program Information 

Through the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Registry (PCNASR), the CDC has provided funding and technical assistance to states to develop, implement, and enhance systems for collecting data on patients experiencing an acute stroke, to help analyze these data, and to use those results to guide quality improvement interventions for acute stroke care. One of their goals is to encourage the development of statewide systems of care for stroke patients through coordination with emergency medical services and collaboration among statewide partners, including post-acute care providers.

In New York, the CDC Coverdell Grant supports activity in the area of partnership development, sustainability, data reporting, data quality assurance and quality improvement.  The program represents collaboration between the Department of Health’s Office of Quality and Patient Safety and the Bureau of Evaluation and Research within the Division of Chronic Disease Prevention. The foundation of this program is the existing Stroke Quality Initiative known as the NYS Stroke Designation Program.  This program, in existence since 2004, requires hospitals to provide 24/7 services in ED, ICU and Stroke Unit, labs, radiology and neurosurgery either on site or through a transfer agreement.  It relies on skilled and experienced staff and education of EMS, patient/family and outreach to the community, as well as, quality assurance and data collection. 

Efforts are being made to work with pre and post hospital providers and it is anticipated that future funding through the CDC Coverdell program will be sought to improve those areas of care.

Please find the attached Fax-back Registration Form to register for the webinar. Information on access to the webinar and handout materials will be forwarded to the registrants prior to the 6/12/2014 webinar. This program is offered free of charge and will be recorded and posted to the IPRO Care Transitions website following the event.

  NYSHFA CONTACTS: Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support
518-462-4800 x20
  Karen Morris, RN, MS
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15