Patient- and Family-Centered Health Systems are the Focus of NQF’s 2012 Annual Conference

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The National Quality Forum (NQF) will host its annual conference on Thursday, April 5, 2012 in Washington, DC.

The National Quality Forum (NQF) will host its annual conference on Thursday, April 5, 2012 in Washington, DC. Focused on the theme, “Building a Patient- and Family-Centered Health System,” the agenda (http://bit.ly/zsa5Wr) includes a full day of educational programming and an awards luncheon honoring the recipients of the 2011 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award (http://bit.ly/HerzJ3)

What:    The National Quality Forum Annual Conference, “Building a Patient- and Family-Centered Health System,” will include an opening address from NQF President and CEO, Janet Corrigan followed by a full day of educational programming. Session topics include (http://bit.ly/GTqxEu):

  •     Setting the Stage

    Keynote: Jessie Gruman, PhD, President and Founder, Center for Advancing Health

  •     Policy Initiatives: The Patient-Centered Outcomes Institute

    Keynote: Joe Selby, MD, PhD, Executive Director, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute

  •     Policy Initiatives: Making Care Seamless

    Keynote: Richard Baron, MD, Director, Seamless Care Models, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Innovation Center

  •     Patient Centered Healthcare Delivery: Would We Know It if We Saw It?
  •     Health Information Technology and Patient Engagement
  •     The Challenges of Measurement
  •     Using Patient-Centered Measures to Transform Healthcare Delivery

    Keynote: Ziad Haydar, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Ascension Health

When:     April 5, 2012, 8:00AM – 3:45PM

Where:     Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

The full program is available online (http://bit.ly/GTqxEu). Learn more about this year’s Eisenberg Award Winners (http://bit.ly/HerzJ3). A limited number of general admission and media seats are still available. Call 202-783-1300 for more information.

The National Quality Forum (NQF) operates under a three-part mission to improve the quality of American healthcare by:

  •     Building consensus on national priorities and goals for performance improvement and working in partnership to achieve them;
  •     Endorsing national consensus standards for measuring and publicly reporting on performance; and
  •     Promoting the attainment of national goals through education and outreach programs.

Learn more at: http://www.qualityforum.org    
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