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ASQ Healthcare Conference 2011 Seeks Presenters

Measurement-focused proposals due Sept. 5, 2011

Published: Monday, August 8, 2011 - 13:07

(ASQ: Milwaukee) -- The American Society for Quality (ASQ) invites you to help demonstrate the impact quality can have on health care. Share your best practices, successes, and proven techniques with an audience representing diverse backgrounds, countries, and industries at the Quality Institute for Healthcare (QIHC) conference. Health care organizations that have demonstrated measureable improvement results are invited to present at the 2012 QIHC, which will be held May 21–23, 2012, at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California.

“Measurements that matter: Achieving and sustaining meaningful health care quality and performance results” is the 2012 QIHC theme. The event is hosted by ASQ, the world’s largest network of quality resources and experts, in partnership with the ASQ Healthcare Division.

This year’s QIHC program co-chairs are:
• James Levett, M.D., chief medical officer at Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa
• Laura Kinney, practice leader, environmental sustainability and Baldrige SME at MultiCare Health System in Tacoma, Washington

 

All health care leaders and quality practitioners—from administrators and managers to clinical directors—are invited to submit proposals. The submission deadline is Monday, Sept. 5, 2011.

ASQ is interested in 60-minute technical sessions or 2-hour interactive workshops that provide attendees with skills, tools, or methods that they can apply immediately to their work. Sessions should be relevant for professionals working in hospitals, surgery centers, medical laboratories, blood banks, community health programs, or physician clinics. Content must address the clear learning objectives and special considerations outlined in the call for submissions. They should also cover at least one of the following focus areas:
• Efficiency, cost, and reducing waste
• Patient satisfaction
• Patient safety
• Care coordination
• Quality systems and organizational excellence
• Sustaining a quality culture

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The American Society for Quality (ASQ) is a global community of people dedicated to quality who share the ideas and tools that make our world work better. With millions of individual and organizational members of the community in 150 countries, ASQ has the reputation and reach to bring together the diverse quality champions who are transforming the world’s corporations, organizations, and communities to meet tomorrow’s critical challenges. ASQ is headquartered in Milwaukee with national service centers in China, India, and Mexico. Learn more about ASQ’s members, mission, technologies, and training at http://asq.org