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Disparities Webinar Series: Session 4. Addressing Disparities in Readmissions, Part 1

Adults with Medical Staff at Home Diverse Business Group
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Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PT.

The Disparities Webinar Series, produced in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital’s Disparities Solutions Center, is designed to help HSAG HIIN hospitals boost their capacity to address disparities in health and care. Disparity reduction is integral to efforts in quality and patient safety, and a CMS high priority for HIIN hospitals. 

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Webinar Objectives:

  • Understand key issues and risk factors for readmissions among diverse populations.
  • Identify strategies for preventing avoidable readmissions among diverse populations.
  • Gain awareness of tools that organizations can use to address readmissions using the Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) framework.

Speakers:

Boris Kalanj, MSW, Director of Cultural Care and Experience, HSAG HIIN

Aswita Tan-McGrory, MBA, MSPH

In her role as Deputy Director at the Disparities Solutions Center, Ms. Tan-McGrory works closely with the Director to chart the Center’s future growth and strategic response to an ever-increasing demand for the Center’s services. Aswita Tan-McGrory is a key member of the senior management team and supervises the broad portfolio of projects and administration of the Center. These include collaborations with internal and external partners on guidance on collecting race, ethnicity, language and other social determinants of health data; developing disparities dashboards that stratify quality measures by race, ethnicity, and language; and developing recommendations for data collection in pediatric patients.

Ms. Tan-McGrory also oversees the Disparities Leadership Program, an executive-level leadership program on how to address disparities, as well as the Healthcare Quality and Equity Action Forum, a national conference for healthcare leaders interested in addressing disparities in quality. Ms. Tan-McGrory serves on several executive committees, including the MGH Diversity Committee, the MGH Executive Committee on Community Health and the Partners Health Equity and Quality Committee. In addition, Ms. Tan-McGrory sits on the board of the Massachusetts Public Health Association.

Her interests are in providing equitable care to underserved populations and she has over 20 years of professional experience in the areas of disparities, maternal/child health, elder homelessness, and HIV testing and counseling. She received her Master of Business Administration from Babson College and her Master of Science in Public Health, with a concentration in tropical medicine and parasitology, from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Ms. Tan-McGrory is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer where she spent 2 years in rural Nigeria, West Africa, on water sanitation and Guinea Worm Eradication projects.

Continuing Education (CE): Health Services Advisory Group, Inc. is the CE provider for this event. Provider approved by the Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16578, for 1 contact hour for each event. Pending approval. There is no charge to attend this event.