Creating an Effective Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) Program
Strategies for implementing an effective agency-wide QAPI program.
- Presentation Date: August 8, 2018
- TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Annual Meeting | Frisco
Subscription Type: Individual
- TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education
- Continuing Education for Nurses
- 1.25 Contact Hr(s)
- This program awards CNE until 8.8.2020
- Social Worker
CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements
for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development
by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of social work education by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, approved provider #1230.
HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:
- §558.259[d]agency responsibilities
- §558.260[a]development and interpretation of agency policies
- §558.260[a]quality improvement
Program Description:This program presents the regulatory requirements for Quality
Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI), and how to create strategies for implementing the requirements to
build an effective agency-wide QAPI program.
Program Learning Outcome:
- Learners will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by
creating strategies to implement the requirements to build an effective agency-wide QAPI program to enhance patient outcomes.
TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Diane Datz, RN, MA, Hospice Educator and Regulatory Specialist, HealthCare ConsultLink
About the Presenter:
Diane Datz has been a hospice nurse and chaplain for twenty-five years. In addition to her nursing credentials,
she holds a master’s degree in spiritual psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Sophia University, Palo Alto, California and a certificate in
gerontology from Our Lady of the Lake University. Diane has published original end-of-life research in Omega Journal of Death and Dying and is a regular presenter
at state and national end-of-life conferences and workshops. Diane also serves as an advisor to TrueSolace, an online platform for grief support. Her volunteer
commitments include serving on the Advisory Board of ABODE: Contemplative Care for the Dying in San Antonio, Texas and as a Board member of Texas and New Mexico
Hospice Organization. Diane co-facilitates meetings for San Antonio Death Café, part of an international movement to encourage public conversations about death
and dying. Diane is also an ordained priest in The Old Catholic Church, Province of the United States. She is currently the Hospice Educator and Regulatory
Specialist with HealthCare ConsultLink.
 Creating an Effective Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) Program