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Healthcare Leaders to Address Patient Safety and Reform at the National Patient Safety Foundation Congress, Washington, DC, May 20-22
Date:5/18/2009

then discuss and identify the opportunities for change within the system and how to best accomplish these life-saving goals.

  • Janet Corrigan, President and CEO of the National Quality Forum
  • Dr. Lucian Leape, Adjunct Professor of Health Policy, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Dr. Donald Berwick, President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Dr. Carolyn Clancy, Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • James Conway, Senior Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Dr. David Lawrence, Chairman and CEO (retired), Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • Julianne Morath, Chief Quality and Safety Officer, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Dr. Dennis O'Leary, President Emeritus, The Joint Commission
  • Paul O'Neill, former Chairman and CEO, Alcoa, and 72nd Secretary of the U.S. Treasury

Health Policy Reform: The Unfinished Business of the Baby Boom Generation

The Honorable John Kitzhaber, MD, Governor of Oregon (1995-2003) will discuss the critical importance of shifting the national debate from how we pay for healthcare to what we are buying; how care is organized and delivered; and what return on investment we are getting in terms of health. He will also examine the key design elements of a new system and the steps we need to take to achieve the goals of health policy reform.

Patient Safety: Reaching for Transformational Change in Challenging Times

Alan Aviles, President of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), the largest municipal hospital and healthcare system in the country, will detail how HHC has been transformed by implementing a clear and determined plan to deliver safe, efficient, p
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