Kansas Association of Risk and Quality Management

The Kansas Association of Risk and Quality Management was created to promote the delivery of quality health care and the practice of risk management in Kansas health care facilities. Membership includes risk and quality management professionals in health care facilities or health-related organizations. KARQM's goals include:
  • Promoting the professional development of individuals in the health care risk and quality management profession;
  • Providing a newsletter and pertinent information to serve the interests of KARQM members;
  • Facilitating networking among the members, including an annual business meeting;
  • Advancing the profession of health care risk and quality management;
  • Serving as a resource for relevant educational programs in Kansas; and
  • Participating in and being a resource for legislative issues affecting health care risk and quality management.

KARQM hosts an annual two-day seminar focusing on current pertinent topics such as patient safety, quality improvement, litigation issues, etc., and regularly scheduled district meetings are encouraged. In addition, KARQM sponsors a mentoring program to assist risk and quality management professionals who are new to the field.

For more information about KARQM, contact: Peggy Tuxhorn, 2016 KARQM president, at (620) 665-2147; or Deborah Stern, KHA liaison, at (785) 233-7436.

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KARQM Spring Conference, May 5, 2016

Make plans to attend the KARQM Spring Conference, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., May 5 at Via Christ Hospital St. Joseph in Wichita. Topics include:

  • Positioning Your Organization for the Future with Quality
  • Keep Me Safe! The link between quality outcomes and patient experience
  • Alarm Management Policy
  • The Co-work of Risk and Quality
  • Sexual Assault Exam Access in Kansas

Download the brochure and register today. We will see you in Wichita on May 5!

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KARQM Newsletters

For more information on this program, contact Chrisy Madden, KHA Education Department at (785) 233-7436 or cmadden@kha-net.org.
For more information on this program, contact Tish Hollingsworth (thollingsworth@kha-net.org) or Dee Lewis (dlewis@kha-net.org) at (785) 233-7436.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, in partnership with the Kansas Hospital Association, the Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation, and the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative, is offering a training opportunity for Small Hospital Improvement Program grant eligible facilities focusing on an overview of the EDTC program.
For more information regarding this seminar, contact Ronnie Anderson at (785) 233-7436 or kanderson@kha-net.org.
For more information or to participate, contact Jan Fenwick at jfenwick@kha-net.org or (785) 233-7436.