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January 19, 2012, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET
CMS Q&As – Partnership for Patients: Telling the Boardroom Story

 Session Overview

Join us as CMS measurement leaders answer critical questions about implementation of the Partnership for Patients. Hear from quality leaders and governance board members and how we tell the story in the hospital boardroom. The opportunities are terrific – however, we need to know how to seize them.

  • Understanding measurement is the key to success for hospitals striving for high quality while facing the 2012 pressures of diminishing resources. The winners will surf the No-Outcome No-Income Tsunami!
  • Trustee leadership training and engagement of patients and families are key to all hospital successes, and especially important to the roles of the Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) – we will address them.

We will be highlighting TMIT's new SpeakerLink.org website.

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Related Resources:
Partnership for patients to improve care and lower costs for Americans   HHS   
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 When:  January 19, 2012 Time: 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ET
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Learning Objectives
  • Participants will learn answers to key questions about P4P measures and how to survive the Value-Based Purchasing tsunami.
  • Learn implementation insights for CMS's Partnership for Patients program participation.
  • Learn about leadership training opportunities for trustees and administrative and clinical leaders, as well as how to engage patient advocate speakers for hospital quality-improvement programs.

CE Participation Documentation
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Charles Denham, MD

Charles R. Denham, MD, is the 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.

 Patient Safety Advocate
Alicia Cole
The Voice of Patient and Family

Actress and author Alicia Cole was recently chosen from a wide field of competition to anchor a series of TV commercials produced by the State of California's "5 a Day" Nutrition Campaign, taking aim at childhood obesity. In the popular television spot, Ms. Cole plays a doctor who is on the "front lines" of childhood obesity. Apart from her work on television, she has represented a myriad of companies such as Lexus, Toyota, the U.S. Navy, and JCPenney as a host and spokesperson in corporate, industrial, and training films.

 Session Panelists
William B. Munier, MD, MBA
Critical Questions about PfP Measures and Implementation

William B. Munier, MD, MBA, is currently serving as Director of the Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality within the Department of Health and Human Services. The Center has lead responsibility for implementing the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act (PSO program); production of the annual National Health Quality Report and National Health Disparities Report; and development and maintenance of the widely-used CAHPS surveys that measure patients' healthcare experience.

Andrew D. Hackbarth, MPhil
Critical Questions about PfP Measures and Implementation (Continued)

Andrew D. Hackbarth, MPhil, is the Advisor to the Administrator on Measurement and Evaluation at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. He has worked on healthcare quality improvement and measurement issues since 2003, first at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, where he led measurement efforts for the 100,000 Lives Campaign and 5 Million Lives Campaigns; and more recently at the RAND Corporation.

Arjun Srinivasan, MD
Overview of the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)

Arjun Srinivasan, MD, is the Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

J. Michael Henderson, MD
Front-line Adoption Issues

J. Michael Henderson, MD, received his medical degree from St. Andrews University in Scotland, and completed his surgical training in Edinburgh, Scotland. He came to the United States in 1978, initially at Emory University in Atlanta, and moved to the Cleveland Clinic in 1992 as Chairman of General Surgery and Director of the Transplant Center. His main clinical interests are in portal hypertension and hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery.

Ellen Canepa Brzytwa, RN, MSN, MPH
The Inside-Outside View

Ellen Canepa Brzytwa, RN, MSN, MPH, is a consultant and civic activist in the Greater Cleveland area. She is the principal of Ellen Brzytwa and Associates, a healthcare consulting group, and consults on healthcare research; the design of integrated delivery systems of healthcare; institutional advancement; board governance issues; and the nursing profession. Ms. Brzytwa is a trustee for Lakewood Hospital, a member hospital of the Cleveland Clinic Health System.

Charles Denham, MD
Boardroom Leadership Training – Trustees and the C-Suite

Charles R. Denham, MD, is the 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.

Franck Guilloteau
Engaging Patients and Families and SpeakerLink™

During the past 19 years with HCC Corporation, Franck Guilloteau has led multiple projects, spanning industry segments from aerospace and consumer products to software and fitness. He has assisted in development of the Spectrum Systems, which is used by global suppliers as part of their production solution development.

Steve Sosland, MBA
The Chief Operating Officer's View

Steve Sosland, MBA, joined the Hill Country Memorial Team in August 2010 after spending 11 years as an Army Infantry Officer and 19 years in business. The common denominator of his previous careers was a focus on leadership development. Dr. Mike Williams, CEO of Hill Country Memorial, asked Steve to join the team to focus on establishing a leadership development program.

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