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International Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice and Community

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

Published: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 11:49

(IHI: Cambridge, MA) -- The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) has announced details of its 13th Annual International Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice & the Community. The popular event brings together health care professionals working in primary care and community settings who are striving to make critical connections across care settings, while containing costs and providing the best patient experience. The conference will take place March 18–20, 2012, in Washington, D.C.

This year’s International Summit will focus on “rediscovering conversations” that are at the heart of transformational care, and will feature:
• More than 50 workshop sessions around key topics, including: new models of primary care, patient- and family-centered care, health IT, coordinating care, and accountable care organizations (ACOs)
• Two keynote presentations and five special-interest keynotes
• 12 half-day mini-courses that offer plenty of hands-on learning
• Quality improvement storyboards displaying organizations’ success stories
• Unlimited opportunities for networking
• The opportunity to earn continuing education credits

This year’s International Summit guest speakers include:
• Maureen Bisognano, president and CEO of IHI
• Ellen Goodman, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, author, and speaker
• Victor Montori M.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Healthcare Delivery Research Program and professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic
• Edward Wagner M.D., director of the Group Health Cooperative

Download the summit session descriptions here. The summit brochure can be downloaded here.

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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.