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The eHealth Colloquium Conference Series

The eHealth Colloquium conference series addresses issues of healthcare policy and practice through week-long executive courses offered at major academic institutions. The first Colloquium, which addressed the impact of the Internet on healthcare, took place at Harvard University in August of 2000. This special edition of the Colloquium will address the issues of healthcare quality and medical errors reduction.

The Colloquium
  • provides a unique approach to executive education in healthcare,
  • is intensive and limits capacity so that participants have access to the first rate faculty,
  • emphasizes networking opportunities with other participants,
  • offers all participants reserved, classroom seating and access to broadband Internet and email at their seats throughout the Colloquium via a personal computer provided by the Colloquium,
  • posts faculty materials and secondary source materials to the Colloquium web site, and
  • provides Internet chat facilities before, during and after the Colloquium so that participants and the faculty can exchange ideas and experiences.

Enhancing Quality and Reducing Errors

A year ago, The Institute of Medicine ("IOM") issued "To Err is Human," its famous report on medical errors in the United States. It is anticipated that IOM will issue three follow-up reports on strategies in quality enhancement and medical error reduction in 2001.

This executive course of Strategies in Enhancing Healthcare Quality and Reducing Medical Errors, a special edition of the eHealth Colloquium Series, provides a strategic road map for healthcare purchasers, plans and providers in their efforts to reduce medical errors and improve healthcare quality.


The Colloquium takes place on the campus of Harvard University. Morning, afternoon and evening classes are held in Langdell Hall of the Harvard Law School. Langdell Hall is uniquely constructed to offer broad band Internet access to all Colloquium participants. Lunches and discussion groups will be held at the Harvard Faculty Club and the Inn at Harvard.


Sunday, March 25 through Thursday March 29. Registration begins on Sunday, March 25 from 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. The Colloquium commences on Sunday, March 25 at 1:00 P.M. and adjourns at 4:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 29.


Who Should Attend
  • Senior Clinicians Engaged in Medical and Ancillary Practice
  • Trustees of Health Care Organizations
  • Healthcare Purchaser Representatives
  • Health Insurance and Health Plan Executives
  • Hospital and Health System Administrators
  • IPA and Medical Group Managers
  • Quality Assurance and Risk Management Experts
  • Healthcare Consultants, Venture Capitalists and Investment Bankers
  • Healthcare Attorneys and In House Counsel
  • Healthcare Internet Innovators and Entrepreneurs
  • Health Service Researchers and Health Policy Experts
  • Registered Nurses, Pharmacists and Other Allied Health Professionals

Interactive Discussion Groups

The Colloquium luncheons at the Harvard Faculty Club and The Inn at Harvard will be divided into tables of ten to twelve. This approach will enhance professional networking and interactive discussions of the topics addressed by the Colloquium.

The Setting

Harvard University, the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, was established in 1636 by a vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and was named for its first benefactor, John Harvard of Charlestown, a young minister who upon his death in 1638, left his library and half of his estate to the new institution. Today, Harvard has grown to become a great undergraduate and graduate research University, with more than 18,000 degree candidates enrolled.

Supported by

Aspen's The Quality Letter
Aspen's Journal of Nursing Care Quality
ECRI's Healthcare Risk Control
Report on Patient Privacy
National Patient Safety Foundation
Journal for Healthcare Quality
Quality Assurance: Good Practice, Regulation and Law

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