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AAAHC’s Inaugural Conference Goes Virtual

In September, the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) transitions its Achieving Accreditation conference to a virtual environment. The educational seminar takes place September 14-17 and is designed to help organizations develop and strengthen tools and resources to build a quality-improvement culture that is integrated into their day-to-day operations.

“AAAHC is committed to the health and well-being of our community and our mission of improving health care quality through accreditation,” said Noel Adachi, MBA, CEO of AAAHC. “With these principles in mind, we decided to present the September and December conferences as a virtual experience to ensure the best results for all attendees.”

Experienced AAAHC surveyors and staff committed to the AAAHC 1095 Strong, quality every day philosophy will lead a blend of engagements including keynote discussions, live panels, peer-to-peer breakout sessions, and a range of Standards-focused presentations featuring the recently launched v41 Standards.

“Our priority is to provide an educational experience that is comprehensive, relevant, and meaningful to our clients,” said Adachi. “We have adapted the in-person Achieving Accreditation conference for the current climate and are excited to launch it virtually through a variety of engaging programming.”

The inaugural virtual conference will offer a mix of video, audio, and breakout/discussion groups to provide an engaging, multifaceted experience for attendees – including content tailored to the unique needs of primary care and surgical/procedural organizations. Sessions will include:

  • Strengthening Your Quality Improvement Journey
  • Core and Adjunct Standards
  • Preparing for Your Accreditation Survey
  • Understanding Life Safety Codes
  • Keynotes, Special Topics, and engaging virtual activities
  • Plus, the announcement of the 2019/2020 Bernie Kershner Award winners

“As always, learning and engagement are at the forefront of our Achieving Accreditation programming,” said Hallie Brewer, Senior Vice President of Learning and Development at AAAHC. “Participants will walk away with a clearer understanding of AAAHC Standards and how to apply them, along with a reenergized commitment to prioritizing ongoing quality improvement within their own organization.”

The September conference sessions will be recorded and available on-demand for attendees to access through October 18.

For additional details about the program, including CEUs and AEUs and online registration, please visit



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