(PRWEB) June 17, 2011
National Quality Forum and the Partnership for Patients Launch New Patient Safety Webinar Series
Space is Limited – Register Now for June 20 Event
Partnerships convened by the National Quality Forum and the Department of Health and Human Services are teaming up to launch a series of patient safety webinars, with the goal of helping organizations nationwide start and sustain changes that will lead to reduced health care-caused harm and cost. The webinars are free, and available to all stakeholders who want to make strides in improving patient safety.
What: The Partnership for Patients-National Priorities Partnership Patient Safety Webinar Series’ first interactive webinar: “Introduction to the Patient Safety Initiative & Standout Stories.” The introductory session will provide an overview of the initiative and set the context for the eight-part series. Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions for the presenters’ and speakers’ consideration. Success stories focusing on the two goal areas of hospital acquired conditions and readmissions will also be highlighted.
When: June 20, 1-3pm ET, via interactive webinar
Who: Speakers include:
- Don Berwick, Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
- Joe McCannon, Senior Advisor, Office of the Administrator, CMS
- John Toussaint, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, ThedaCare
- Gary Kaplan, MD, FACP, Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Mason Medical Center
Moderators include National Priorities Partnership Co-Chairs:
- Helen Darling, president and CEO, National Business Group on Health
- Bernie Rosof, MD, MACP, chairman and CEO,QHC Advisory Group, LLC
Hosted by the National Priorities Partnership (NPP), a multi-stakeholder group convened by the National Quality Forum (NQF), the interactive session will be audio-streamed, free of charge, from 1-3pm EST. Space is limited, and advance registration is recommended to ensure real-time participation. All webinars will be recorded, archived, and made available on NQF’s website after each event. To register for the event, please visit http://eo2.commpartners.com/users/pfp/.
Additional upcoming webinar topics will include:
- Care Transitions
- Adverse Drug Events
- Infections in the Intensive Care Units
- Surgical Site Infections
- Pressure Ulcers and Injuries from Falls
- Venous Thromboembolism
- Obstetrical Adverse Events
The National Priorities Partnership, convened by the National Quality Forum, is a multi-stakeholder group including organizations representing the interests of consumers, purchasers, healthcare providers and professionals, state-based associations, community collaborative and regional alliances, government agencies, health plans, accreditation and certification bodies, and supplier and industry groups. To learn more, please visit: http://www.qualityforum.org/Setting_Priorities/NPP/National_Priorities_Partnership.aspx