Course Overview


Healthcare Quality and Safety 2017

The conference for professionals who plan, manage or support quality and safety initiatives

Within ambulatory and inpatient settings, there is mounting pressure to improve quality, safety, and efficiency. The key question, however, is how? This acclaimed two-day conference addresses this question with evidence-based quality and safety strategies, techniques to execute those strategies, metrics, and the latest best practices.

Attendees leave this program with specific measures to effectively translate state-of-the-art quality and safety approaches into sustainable daily practice and operations.

Participants are encouraged to bring questions and discuss their challenges with the program’s speakers—leading experts in patient safety and healthcare quality improvement.

Results-Driven Education

This program provides state-of-the-art quality and safety improvement strategies coupled with practical recommendations to:

  • Optimize quality and safety outcomes
  • Redesign care
  • Innovate delivery methods
  • Update and refine measurements
  • Engage clinicians in quality, safety, and process improvement
  • Redesign care for improved clinical outcomes
  • Reduce readmissions, hospital-acquired conditions, and errors
  • Increase the value of process improvement projects
  • Engage patients in enhancing their care and experience
  • Reduce medical spending while improving quality of care
  • Improve risk management efforts, compliance, and disclosure
  • Optimize change management, culture, and lean leadership

Customize Your Learning Experience

Clinicians, administrators, quality and safety officers, regulators and policymakers have the opportunity to customize their learning experience, participating in lectures and small-group sessions that align with their specific interests. 

Lectures and small-group sessions are led by nationally recognized experts who share evidence-based strategies, best practices, data, and specific recommendations to improve quality and safety:

  • Initiatives for high reliability in patient progression
  • Care conversations and checklists 
  • Enhanced recovery after surgery
  • Transitions in care
  • Post-acute care
  • High-risk care management
  • Redesign of care
  • Reduction of safety risks through the emergency medicine process
  • Perioperative quality and safety
  • Evaluation and use of medication safety technology and automation
  • Ambulatory safety programs
  • Management and reduction of alarm fatigue
  • Antibiotic stewardship
  • Medication reconciliation 
  • Integration of new population health considerations into practice
  • Rapid cycle testing when implementing changes in nursing practices
  • Improvement efforts when only limited resources are available
  • Prioritization of process improvement projects to increase value
  • Hospital quality and performance measurement
  • Patient safety indicators
  • Management of error disclosure and liability
  • Just Culture training and sustainment
  • Medical home
  • EHR use and implementation preparedness