Wednesday, September 12, 2012

National Forum Preview on WIHI

September 13, 2012: Special Preview of IHI's National Forum
 2:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern Time


Gilbert Salinas, BS, MPA, Director of Patient-Centered Care, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center (Los Angeles); 2012 National Forum Co-Chair
Laura Adams, President and CEO, Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI)
Leonard Berry, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Marketing, Texas A&M University
Katharine Luther, RN, MPM, Vice President, Hospital Portfolio Planning and Administration, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
Karen Baldoza, Director of Operations, Continuum Portfolio, IHI

One of the most important events of the year for IHI and for the health care improvement community is the National Forum. The theme for this year’s conference (December 9-12 in Orlando, Florida) is Defining Moments. It’s meant to suggest the critical challenges and opportunities before health care right now — for providers, payers, and patients — that will shape the future of health care quality. In other words, “seize the moment” and great things can happen — but only if we act, and act now.

For the 24th year in a row, IHI wants to help with your challenges. That’s why we’ve secured a big space, and cleared our calendars, in order to provide you with as many keynotes, Learning Labs, Minicourses, workshops, Forum Excursions, virtual site visits, storyboards, symposiums, and exhibitors that we can pack into a few days … knowing that you need the latest knowledge and the energy of others who are passionate about patient care to take the next steps. Who might you meet? What might you learn?

WIHI host Madge Kaplan is gathering some talented people together to walk you through the 24th Annual National Forum experience and to give you an idea of who’s speaking, who’s attending, and all the networking possibilities in store. IHI’s Karen Baldoza will provide a concise overview of the conference; National Forum Co-Chair Gilbert Salinas will share his thoughts about the patient’s perspective; Laura Adams, Len Berry, and Kathy Luther all have sessions they’d like to tell you about but, even more, to explain why they attend the IHI National Forum every year. This year’s gathering feels especially timely (and defining) to them, too.

Finally, we are eager to answer your questions and to explain how you can get the most out of IHI’s 24th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care. No question too small or insignificant. Please join us for this special National Forum preview on the September 13 edition of WIHI.

To enroll, please click here.

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