Improving health care quality and patient safety are top priorities for healthcare organizations, particularly now that the financial implications of the ACA implementation are factoring into the equation. The issues regarding patient safety and health care quality have been well-documented and widely discussed for many years. Many hospitals, clinics, health plans, patient safety organizations, and private companies have been hard at work developing innovative quality and safety initiatives that will improve their systems of care; others who have not yet begun that journey are looking to learn from the successes of their colleagues in the field.
The National Quality Colloquium, now in its 12th year, is widely regarded as the premier conference dedicated to the issues and challenges surrounding healthcare quality, patient safety and medical error reduction. With the help of national leaders in the field, the Colloquium will feature practical advice and new initiatives for plans, providers, hospital leaders and educators.
The Colloquium's interactive sessions focus on case studies and lessons learned from a variety of safety and quality improvement initiatives, as well as presentations from organizations and individuals who have succeeded in reducing or eliminating risks to patients and improving the safety of their care.
The Colloquium faculty, consisting of national and international leaders in the field, will delve deeply into the core issues facing our country and will offer realworld solutions. The program will include diverse formats, interactive sessions, and experiential tools.
Who Should Attend:
- Clinicians (Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists and Other Health Professionals) engaged in Medical and Ambulatory Care
- Patient Safety Managers and Officers
- Educators of Healthcare Providers
- Trustees of Health Care Organizations
- Employers and Healthcare Purchaser Representatives
- Patients, families and others committed to making healthcare safer
- Health Insurance and Health Plan Executives
- Hospital and Health System Administrators
- Quality Assurance and Risk Management Experts
- Healthcare Consultants, Venture Capitalists and Investment Bankers
- Healthcare Attorneys and In-House Counsel
- Health Service Researchers and Health Policy Experts
- Review, assess and analyze the policies the US Government and accrediting bodies have implemented pertaining to patent safety and quality improvement
- Identify new strategies for the design and implementation of patient safety and quality innovations by hospitals, health plans, and medical groups in light of health reform
- Discuss workforce development needs and identify appropriate current and future education initiatives for healthcare leaders, clinicians, board of governors and others within an organization
- Explain specific successful patient safety and quality improvement programs and share best practices
- Provide an overview of the current state of healthcare quality and patient safety challenges in an evolving environment
- Discuss how to accelerate implementation of evidence based practices and guidelines
- Critically assess current and proposed models of care to improve standardization, transition of care and accountability and to reduce costs.