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1095 Learn: Quality Every Day

Advance your accreditation education

AAAHC learning opportunities reflect 1095 Strong, quality every day, a call-to-action to equip ambulatory leaders with the best of what they need to operationalize quality practices. A driver of this movement is Accelerated Readiness which includes the delivery of interactive, engaging opportunities that are conveniently accessible to clients and which provide an experience that is seamless and enriching.

Throughout the accreditation process, AAAHC strives to assist organizations in understanding and meeting accreditation standards. 1095 Learn provides AAAHC-accredited organizations with the best resources to customize quality practices and ongoing engagement throughout all 1,095 days of the accreditation/certification cycle.

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Learn from Kershner finalists!

Explore how to design effective quality improvement (QI) studies that bring meaningful change to patient safety and overall efficiency. The Road to Success with Kershner QI Study Finalists live webinar presents key components for exemplary studies and recognize best practices and pitfalls when choosing study topics, gaining leadership buy-in, and determining appropriate metrics. Chuck Derus, MD outlines the facts and interviews this year’s AAAHC Kershner QI Study finalists about their best-in-class QI studies and insights on the quality improvement journey.

Hear straightforward, compelling, and easy-to-understand takeaways to improve your own QI studies.

Speaker information

Chuck Derus, MD

Dr. Derus has 38 years of experience in quality and performance improvement. He began his career as a rheumatologist, and then transitioned to chief medical officer roles in two HMOs, a Catholic healthcare system, a multispecialty group practice, and a hospital. He recently retired as CMO of Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Illinois. Good Samaritan is the only Illinois hospital recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the highest level of national recognition for performance excellence that a U.S. organization can receive. At Good Samaritan, Dr. Derus was instrumental in transitioning quality from a traditional approach to a Lean culture based on the Toyota Production System.

Julie Lynch, MS, BSN, RN


Ms. Lynch is a Registered Nurse and the Director of the AAAHC Institute for Quality Improvement.




Get up to speed on v42 Standards!

View the complimentary educational webinar, Your Successful Transition to v42 Standards, which describes how this new release will enhance your quality improvement efforts.

Don’t Let That Hard Work Go to Waste! Submit Your QI Study Today! recorded webinar

Grab your lunch and take a few minutes to watch this complimentary session that features the Top 5 Reasons why should submit your Kershner QI Award submission today. Longtime AAAHC Faculty and Surveyor Chuck Derus, MD will help inspire AAAHC-accredited organizations to take action and submit a recent QI study for award consideration. Your quick sprint to QI recognition starts now!

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Achieving Accreditation

Strengthen your accreditation readiness

Achieving Accreditation is an interactive, immersive event designed to help you learn and prepare for your AAAHC survey while developing a deeper understanding of AAAHC Standards. We are facing the future together…1095 Strong!

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Kershner Quality Improvement Award

Check out exemplary studies

Kershner QI Awards recognize excellence in quality improvement methodology and outcomes for AAAHC-accredited organizations in both the surgical/procedural and primary care space.

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