CHA Academy for Quality Professionals

The CHA Academy for Quality Professionals is an interactive learning collaborative that aims to provide training for quality professionals and those interested in working in hospital quality improvement and patient safety. Courses are intended to educate quality professionals at various stages in their careers, and curriculum is designed for a variety of subdisciplines and for those with diverse roles. Most courses generally fit into one of five specific learning tracks:

Alternative Payment Models

Infection Prevention

Health Care Quality Professional Certification

Fundamentals of Quality Improvement

Health Care Quality Leadership

Spring 2023

Overview:The Health Care Quality Professional Certification track is designed to help participants expand their knowledge while preparing for the Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) exam. This instructor-led series provides a comprehensive review of CPHQ material through six sessions. Participants will also be able to test their understanding of the content with weekly sample exam test questions. 

The Health Care Quality Professional Certification track is newly designed for spring 2023 and will incorporate the new exam content outline that takes effect on March 15, 2023.

Target Audience: Health care professionals ready to demonstrate their commitment to the quality profession through certification

Session Schedule: 

  • Six-part virtual learning series
  • Noon – 1:15 p.m., MT, every Tuesday
  • April 4 – May 9

Cost: $175 per person for CHA hospital and health system members; $300per person for non-members

Overview: To support the infection prevention workforce in Colorado, CHA is focused on two key areas. The first area is professional certification – Earning the CIC® credential demonstrates infection prevention knowledge. As with any certification, this demonstrates a personal dedication to the field, going above and beyond the daily job. The second area is infection prevention surveillance through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) platform, a critical component of pay-for-performance and regulatory reporting.

Target Audience: Infection prevention professionals and those interested in learning more about hospital infection prevention

NHSN Basic Training –This two-and-a-half hour webinar will cover the basics for entering data into NHSN. Topics include annual surveys, reporting plans, summary data, alerts, and events – including CAUTI and LabID C. diff and MRSA. This course applies to acute care and critical access hospitals.