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IHI Summit—Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice and the Community

March 18–20, 2012, in Washington, D.C.

Published: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 14:39

(IHI: Cambridge, MA) -- The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), an independent nonprofit organization founded in 1991 to help lead the improvement of health care throughout the world, will host its 13th Annual International Summit, “Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice and the Community,” on March 18–20, 2012, in Washington, D.C.

Those attending will have the opportunity to interact with and learn from some of the leading health care improvers in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom who are building entirely new models of care, anchored by greater engagement with patients, families, and communities. There’s never been a more pressing time to demonstrate how innovation can lead to better health and better health care, at reduced costs. The office practice has the potential to serve as “ground zero” for new designs by becoming the critical integrator and coordinator for patients and families across multiple care settings, whether it’s the hospital, nursing home, office practice, or someone’s home.

Among the many issues addressed at the summit in more than 50 workshops are: accountable care organizations; identifying and caring for patients with multiple needs; health-care IT implementation; patient- and family-centered care; and supporting informed end-of-life care decisions. For a full list of the workshops available at the summit, download the International Summit Brochure.

Keynote presenters include:
Maureen Bisognano, president and CEO of IHI
Donald Berwick, M.D., Former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and former president and CEO of IHI
Ellen Goodman, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, author, and speaker

Additional speakers include:
Victor M. Montori, M.D., the director of Mayo Clinic Healthcare
Jonathan Sugarman, M.D., the CEO of Qualis Health
Tejal Gandhi, M.D., the chief quality and safety officer of Partners Healthcare

Visit www.ihi.org/summit for full session descriptions or to enroll.

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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.