ECRI Experts Speak at the PHCA Quality Symposium

March 23, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. ET


During a session titled A QAPI Approach to Increase Vaccination Acceptance Rates at the PHCA Quality Symposium, ECRI experts will discuss how providers can use a QAPI approach to the vaccine consent and declination process to drive increases in vaccination rates for COVID-19 and other key vaccinations which are care-critical for both resident and staff stakeholder groups. They will discuss various strategies to help overcome barriers to vaccine acceptance and conversely drive overall declination rates.

Learning objectives:

  • Recall the current state of the nationwide and Commonwealth of PA COVID-19 vaccination campaign
  • Describe practices related to informed consent, informed refusal, and vaccine declination forms
  • Utilize the declination process so that it can be used as a valid and reliable source of data for vaccination-related performance improvement efforts to increase the efficacy of the vaccination program
  • Calculate vaccination acceptance rates as process measures to evaluate the effectiveness of vaccination campaign efforts

Agenda & Speakers

Victor Lane Rose, MBA, NHA, FCPP, CPASRM

Director, Aging Services, ECRI
Victor Rose has worked in the healthcare and non-profit sector for more than 25 years, serving in various executive and leadership roles. Currently, he serves as ECRI’s Director of Aging Services, coordinating business development and consulting in safety, risk management, and quality improvement to providers nationwide and across the aging services care continuum.

Jean Harpel, MSN, RN, GCNS

Operations Manager PSRQ Aging Services, ECRI
Jean Harpel is a geriatric clinical nurse specialist and a risk management analyst. Ms. Harpel is presently the Operations Manager of the Aging Services team at ECRI where she provides environment-of-care safety and security and quality and risk management consultation to aging services/post-acute care providers. She educates leadership and staff on how to implement Risk Management systems within their communities.

Maureen Cassin, MD

Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control
Dr. Cassin is a practicing Infectious Diseases physician at Abington-Jefferson Hospital and the medical director of Infection Prevention and Control at ECRI. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine followed by a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She has served on hospital infection control and antibiotic stewardship committees in addition to the medical executive committee.


Visit the Pennsylvania Healthcare Association website for more information and to register for this virtual event.