The OIG Report is a breakthrough in verifying preventable harm to Medicare beneficiaries. Additionally, two authors of the recently published NEJM article, "Temporal Trends in Rates of Patient Harm Resulting from Medical Care," will discuss their findings using similar methodology. Learn about the vital findings and how to tell the story to move your organization to take action.
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When:December 16, 2010, Time: 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. ET
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Review the highlights of the OIG Report.
Learn about the incidence of adverse events for hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries.
Gain an understanding of how the authors of the OIG Report assessed and reported the preventability of such events.
Discover the estimated associated costs to Medicare.
Understand the physician reviewers' perspective of the reported findings and their implications.
Gain key pointers for telling the story, for the purpose of moving your organization to take action.
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Franck Guilloteau Welcome and Safe Practice Overview
Franck Guilloteau received a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and subsequently pursued a fellowship in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in product development.
Ruth Ann Dorrill, MPA A Briefing on the OIG Report
Ruth Ann Dorrill, MPA, is a Team Leader for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG). Ruth Ann has served with the OIG for 15 years, leading more than 30 national evaluations of patient safety in hospitals, nursing home quality, and programs within the HHS Administration for Children and Families.
Amy Ashcraft, MPA A Briefing on the OIG Report (Continued)
Amy Ashcraft is a Team Leader for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. She brings more than 12 years of experience evaluating departmental programs, including oversight of nursing homes, Medicare payment systems, the prescription drug benefit, and patient safety in hospitals.
Lee M. Adler, DO Perspective from the Medical Reviewer's Point of View
Lee M. Adler, DO, is Vice President for Quality & Safety Innovation & Research at Florida Hospital, a 2,200-bed, eight-hospital system serving the Orlando metropolitan area. His responsibilities include performance improvement, quality, and patient safety innovation and research.
Stephen A. Knych, MD, MBA Perspective from the Medical Reviewer's Point of View (Continued)
Stephen A. Knych, MD, MBA, is an established orthopaedic clinician who has 20 years of experience in the patient care arena in active duty military facilities, Veterans Affairs facilities, and civilian healthcare facilities.
Christopher P. Landrigan, MD, MPH Developing a Method to Track Regional and National Changes in Rates of Harm Due to Medical Care
Christopher P. Landrigan, MD, MPH, is a pediatric hospitalist and health services researcher with a particular interest in the quality of inpatient care, and the effects of healthcare providers' work hours, communication, and sleep deprivation on safety.
Charles Denham, MD Using Story Power to Drive Action
Charles R. Denham, MD, is a founder and the chairman of Texas Medical Institute of Technology (TMIT), a non-profit medical research organization dedicated to driving adoption of clinical solutions in patient safety and healthcare performance improvement.
Steve Rel The Voice of Patient and Family
Steve Rel and his wife Lorna lost their 10-year-old son, Braxton, to a preventable medical error early in 2008. Their story is featured in the patient safety documentary Chasing Zero: Winning the War on Healthcare Harm. They are members of the TMIT Patient Safety Advocate Team and co-founders of the Braxton Memorial Hockey Scholarship Fund...
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