Saturday, April 10, 2010

Smart hospitals

There is an important seminar on patient safety and quality this month in Syracuse, NY. The presenters are nationally recognized, and the seminar is free for healthcare professionals: 12:30 - 5:30 p.m., April 21.

You can register here.

The 2nd annual Syracuse Healthcare Quality Forum features these authorities:

Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD on Safe Patients, Smart Hospitals

Rick Boothman, JD on Medical Injury and Transparency

Robert Wacther, MD, of The Patient Safety Movement Ten Years Later

Ann Scout Blouin, PhD, RN on Transforming Healthcare into a High-Reliability Industry

Dr. Provonost is a professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Time Magazine called him one of the 100 most influential people in 2008. The author of Safe Patients, Smart Hospitals, Dr. Provonost is recognized for his work in patient safety, especially checklists that reduce patient infections in complex environments.

Dr. Boothman is the chief risk officer at the University of Michigan Health System -- he is nationally recognized for his principled, honest approach to patient injuries and patient safety.

Dr. Wachter, a professor and associate chairman in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, CA, is a pioneer in the "hospitalist" movement. He is the co-author of "Internal Bleeding: The Truth Behind America's Terrifying Epidemic of Medical Mistakes."

Dr. Blouin is the Executive Vice present at the Joint Commission. She has consulted, lectured, and published extensively on health care topics.

This important seminar began last year, thanks to the efforts of Fred Goldberg, MD, Vice President - Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at Community General Hospital.
The Syracuse Healthcare Quality Forum is made possible by contributions from SUNY Upstate Medical University and the medical staffs of Community General Hospital, Crouse Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center with grants from Siemens, Welch Allyn, Laboratory Alliance of Central New York, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, and VHA Empire-Metro.

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