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An Executive Education Course on Patient Safety, Healthcare Quality Enhancement and Medical Errors Reduction for Healthcare Executives, Clinicians and Patient Care Staff

August 22 - 25, 2004

Classes Held in Harvard University's Annenberg Hall and Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, MA

Annenberg Hall

Sanders Theatre

Colloquium Hotels: The Inn at Harvard and Harvard Square Hotel
Cambridge, MA

Arthur Miller, Esq.
Bruce Bromley Professor of Law
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA

"It is my pleasure to welcome attendees of the Quality Colloquium to the campus of Harvard University. I hope that you will enjoy this unique experience to contemplate strategic issues in patient safety, health care quality enhancement and medical errors reduction with the assistance of the first rate Colloquium faculty."

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians
American College of Medical Quality
American Society for Quality, Health Care Division
Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
Association of Medical Directors
of Information Systems
Australian Patient Safety Foundation
BioResearch Monitoring Alert
Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Consumers Advancing Patient Safety
Foundation for Accountability
Harvard Health Policy Review
Health Affairs
Health Technology Center
Institute for Safe Medication Practices
International Society for Quality in Health Care
Irish Society for Quality & Safety in Healthcare
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Journal for Healthcare Quality
Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Massachusetts Health Data Consortium
Medical Education Collaborative
National Association for Healthcare Quality
National Committee for Quality Assurance
National Patient Safety Agency
National Patient Safety Foundation
National Quality Forum
Partnership for Patient Safety (p4ps)
Patient Safety Institute
Patient Safety Officer Society
Safety Institute, Premier Inc.
Six Sigma Book for Healthcare: Improving Outcomes by Reducing Errors
The Quality Letter
(URAC) American Accreditation HealthCare Commission




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The 2005 Quality Colloquium
Held at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

August 21-24, 2005

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The 2004 Quality Colloquium on CD-ROM

Classes Held in Harvard University's Annenberg Hall, Cambridge, MA

The Quality Colloquium CD-ROM set will include video of all faculty presentations, synchronized with the PowerPoint presentations, which can easily be viewed using your computer. You can instantly navigate to the presenter and the exact content you wish to view.

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Special Sessions:
  • Patient Safety Officer Training Sponsored by the Patient Safety Officers Section of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians
  • Trends in Quality Standards and Evidence Based Medicine
  • Healthcare Quality and Medical Error Reduction: The Role of Technology
  • Six Sigma as a Healthcare Quality Initiative
  • Pay for Performance as a Lever for Healthcare Quality
  • Using Baldrige Criteria to Achieve Performance Excellence
  • Learning from Toyota: How the Lessons of W. Edwards Deming can be Applied to Healthcare
Featured Faculty:

Stephanie C. Alexander
Senior Vice President/General Manager, Healthcare Informatics, Premier, Inc., Charlotte, NC

Nancy Berlinger
Deputy Director and Research Associate, The Hastings Center, Garrison, NY

Michael A. Berman, MD
Executive Vice President and Hospital Director, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

A. John Blair III, MD
President and CEO, Taconic IPA, Inc., Fishkill, NY

David Blumenthal, MD, MPP
Director, Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital/Partners HealthCare System, Inc., Boston, MA

Beau Carter
Senior Health Policy and Strategy Consultant, Med-Vantage, Inc., San Francisco, CA

Barry P. Chaiken, MD
Chief Medical Officer, American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review, Physicians and Patient Safety Officer Section, Boston, MA

Samantha Collier, MD, MBA
Vice President, Medical Affairs, HealthGrades, Lakewood, CO

John R. Combes, MD
Senior Medical Advisor, Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

Molly Joel Coye, MD, MPH
Founder and President, Health Technology Center, Former Director, California Department of Health Services, Former New Jersey Commissioner of Health, San Francisco, CA

Emme Deland, MBA
Senior Vice President, Clinical Program Planning and Strategic Development, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

Suzanne F. Delbanco, PhD
Executive Director, The Leapfrog Group, Washington, DC

Charles R. Denham, MD
Chairman, Texas Medical Institute of Technology, Austin, TX

Yosef D. Dlugacz, PhD
Senior Vice President, North Shore-LIJ Health System (NY), Great Neck, NY

Eugene Fibuch
Associate Director of Medical Affairs and Medical Director for Quality for Saint Luke's Hospital, Kansas City MO

Timothy T. Flaherty, MD
Chair of the National Patient Safety Foundation, Former Chair and Board Member of the American Medical Association, Neenah, WI

Barry Fogel, MD, MBA
Principal and Executive Vice President, LTCQ, Inc., Lexington, MA

Kathleen Gallo, RN, PhD, MBA
Senior Vice President & Chief Learning Officer, North Shore-LIJ Health System, Lake Success, NY

Beryl Goldman, RN, MS, NHA
Best Practices Implementation Director, Kendal Outreach, LLC, Kennett Square, PA

Tomas A. Gonzalez, MD, MBA
Vice President, Quality Initiatives, Director, Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Valley Baptist Health System, Harlingen, TX

Alice G. Gosfield, Esq.
Alice G. Gosfield & Associates, P.C., Philadelphia, PA

Robert Graham, MD
Acting Deputy Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD

Bob Harriman, PhD
Vice President of Quality and Safety, Baptist Hospital, Inc., Pensacola, FL

Martin J. Hatlie, Esq.
President, Partnership for Patient Safety, Co-founder, Consumers Advancing Patient Safety, Chicago, IL

Gerald Hickson, MD
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

David R. Hunt, MD, FACS
Medical Officer, Quality Improvement Group, Office of Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD

John K. Iglehart
Founding Editor, Health Affairs, National Editor, New England Journal of Medicine, Washington, DC

Brent C. James, MD, Mstat
Executive Director, Institute for Health Care Delivery Research, Intermountain Health Care, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT

Stephen F. Jencks, MD, MPH
Director, Quality Improvement Group, Office of Clinical Standards and Quality, Health Care Financing Administration, Baltimore, MD

Gary S. Kaplan, MD
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Associate Clinical Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Paul Keckley, PhD
Director, Center for Evidence-Based Medicine, Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Advisor, HealthGate, Nashville, TN

Kenneth W. Kizer, MD, MPH
President and CEO, National Quality Forum, Washington, DC

Richard H. Lee
Deputy Secretary for Quality Assurance Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Health, Harrisburg, PA

John Lester
Neurology Information Systems Director, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Tammy Sue Lundstrom, MD
Vice President, Chief Quality and Safety Officer, Detroit Medical Center, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

George F. Lynn, MBA
President, AtlantiCare, Chair-Elect, American Hospital Association, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Linda Magno
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD

Janet Marchibroda
Chief Executive Officer, eHealth Initiative, Executive Director, Foundation for eHealth Initiative and Connecting for Health, Washington, DC

Robert J. Margolis, MD
Managing Partner, HealthCare Partners Medical Group, Torrance, CA

Sherry Marshall, RN, CPHQ, CPUR
Vice President of Quality, Saint Luke's Health System, Kansas City, MO

Susan McGann, RN
Virtua Health System, Marlton, NJ

Arthur Miller, Esq.
Bruce Bromley Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

L. Craig Miller, MD, FCCP
Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs, Baptist Health Care, Pensacola, FL

Richard Miller
President and Chief Executive Officer, Virtua Health System, Marlton, NJ

Dolores L. Mitchell
Executive Director, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission, Boston, MA

Malcolm H. Morrison, PhD
President and CCC Chief Executive Officer, Morrison Informatics, Inc., Mechanicsburg, PA

Karen Nelson, RN, CPHQ, CPUR
Assistant Vice President, Quality Management, North Shore - LIJ Health System, Great Neck, NJ

Sue Nonemaker, RN, MS
Senior Research Associate, Research and Training Institute, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged, New Freedom, PA

Roxanne O'Brasky
President, International Society of Six Sigma Professionals
Scottsdale, AZ

Peggy E. O'Kane
President, National Committee for Quality Assurance, Washington, DC

Dennis S. O'Leary, MD
President; Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Carolyn Pexton
Director of Communications, Performance Solutions, GE Healthcare, Waukesha, WI

William G. Plested, III, MD
Trustee, American Medical Association, Immediate Past Chair, Board of Trustees AMA, Chicago, IL

Jane Poulter, BSN, MSA
Senior Staff, Baldrige National Quality Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

Barbra G. Rabson
Executive Director, Massachusetts Health Quality Partners, Watertown, MA

Andrea Restifo, RN, MPA
Vice President, Quality Management, North Shore - LIJ Health System, Great Neck, NJ

Victoria L. Rich, RN, PhD
Chief Nursing Officer, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Sheera Rosenfeld
Senior Consultant, The Health Strategies Consultancy LLC, Washington, DC

David Share, MD, MPH
Clinical Director, Center for Health Care Quality and Evaluative Studies, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Detroit, MI

Susan E. Sheridan, MBA, MIM
President, Parents of Infants and Children with Kernicterus, Co-founder, Consumers Advancing Patient Safety, Eagle, ID

David Shulkin, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital, Chief Quality Officer, Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine, Drexel University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Steven R. Smith, Esq.
Principal, Ober Kaler, Former Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Dimensions Health Corporation, Washington, DC

Susanne Stoiber, MS
Executive Officer, Institute of Medicine, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Halth/Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC

Mary Beth Thomas, MSN, CPHQ
Investigation Dispute Services, Ernst & Young LLP, Pittsburgh, PA

Edwin Trautman, PhD
President, RMF Strategies, Vice President, Risk Management Foundation, Cambridge, MA

Mark Van Kooy, MD
Virtua Master Black Belt, Operations Improvement, Virtua Health, Marlton, NJ

Robert Wachter, MD
Chief of the Medical Service, UCSF Medical Center, Co Author of Internal Bleeding: The Truth Behind America's Terrifying Epidemic of Medical Mistakes, San Francisco, CA

Paul Wallace, MD
Executive Director, Kaiser Permanente Care Management Institute (CMI), Oakland, CA

Benjamin C. Williams
Former Editor, Harvard Health Policy Review, Administrative Resident, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Cambridge, MA

P.J. Woods, PhD, MBA, RN
Chief Nursing Officer and Assoicate Dean, Clinical Nursing Services, University of New Mexico Health Services Center, Alburquerque, NM

Debbie Young, RN, BSN, CNOR, CNIV
Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Surgery, Charleston, WV

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