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IHI Forum Will Draw 6,000 Dedicated Quality Professionals Dec. 4–7, 2011

Michael J. Fox will be among the presenters in Orlando, Florida, and via satellite

Published: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 12:06

(IHI: Cambridge, MA) -- The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), a major catalyst for improvements in health care quality in the United States and around the world, will host its 23rd Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care Dec. 4–7, 2011, at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, and via satellite broadcast. The forum takes place against the backdrop of a critical national conversation on how to increase health care quality and effectiveness while decreasing health care costs. As with previous years, the forum attracts major leaders in the field of health care and quality improvement as presenters and participants.

Attending the forum from the United States and more than 40 other countries will be practicing physicians, nurses, quality leaders, health care administrators, executives, patient and family advocates, and a growing number of students training to be health professionals. Among the many issues to be addressed at the forum through more than 140 workshops and presentations are patient- and family-centered care, transitions in care and reducing readmissions, and health care reform implementation.

“The National Forum gives me great ideas to take home, while recharging my batteries for another year of improvement work,” says Richard Gitomer, M.D., chief quality officer of Emory University Hospital Midtown.

Keynote presenters include:
Maureen Bisognano, president and CEO of IHI
Michael J. Fox, acclaimed actor and advocate for Parkinson’s research
Eric Greitens, U.S. Navy SEAL officer, and CEO of The Mission Continues, a nonprofit organization that empowers wounded and disabled veterans to begin new lives as citizen leaders back at home

The complete agenda and session descriptions are available here.

If you can’t make it to Orlando, consider one of IHI’s virtual options:

Satellite broadcast: This is a great opportunity to share the four keynote and five special-interest keynotes live with your entire organization in an auditorium or conference room.

IHI TV: This option is intended for individual viewing on a desktop monitor. Individuals have the opportunity to purchase all of the general conference workshop sessions audio synched with slides, or select à la carte sessions. IHI TV will be available for viewing starting on Mon., Jan. 2, 2012.

For more information, visit www.ihi.org.

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The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is an independent nonprofit organization that works with health care providers and leaders throughout the world to achieve safe and effective health care. IHI focuses on motivating the will for change, identifying and testing new models of care in partnership with patients and health care professionals, and ensuring the broadest possible adoption of best practices and effective innovations. IHI mobilizes teams and organizations through its staff and partnerships with faculty members worldwide who share the philosophy “all teach, all learn.” Founded in 1991, IHI is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.