Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 03, 2014
Marilyn Tavenner, Mark McClellan, and Leah Binder are just a few of the healthcare luminaries discussing the importance of healthcare quality information at the upcoming The National Quality Forum (NQF) 2014 Annual Conference. The event - “Making Sense of Quality Data for Patients, Providers, and Payers,” will take place on February 13-14, 2014, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Washington, DC.
Panelists and other speakers will address the importance of quality measures for improving our healthcare systems, ways to make healthcare quality information more meaningful to patients and consumers, and how to empower patients and consumers to use information to make better decisions about their care.
Program highlights include a joint keynote address from Senator Tom Daschle and Governor Michael O. Leavitt focusing on quality in healthcare and an update from Dr. Christine Cassel reflecting on the state of NQF and her first year as NQF President and CEO. Two panel discussions will seek answers to the questions “what information do patients want and need?” and “how can government quality data be useful to patients?” Additional speakers include:
In addition, winners of the 2013 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award (http://bit.ly/1g4FKIc) will be recognized during an awards luncheon on February 13.
The NQF Annual Conference brings together healthcare professionals, quality experts, and member organization executives and staff from across the United States, all of whom are dedicated to using measures to drive quality improvement across the nation. A detailed agenda and additional information about the event, including registration, is available online (http://bit.ly/1eDRP1N) and at http://www.qualityforum.org.