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Cleveland Conference: Quality Healthcare Can and Should Cost Less
Date:3/16/2009

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8:30 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks

Janet M. Corrigan, President and CEO, National Quality Forum

8:45 AM Keynote: Overuse in Clinical Care: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Wendy Everett, President, New England Healthcare Institute

9:45 AM Specialty Societies' Perspectives on Overuse Moderator: Bernard M. Rosof, Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement convened by the American Medical Association

Norman B. Kahn Jr., Council of Medical Specialty Societies

Paul V. Miles, American Board of Pediatrics

Frank G. Opelka, American College of Surgeons

John Tooker, American College of Physicians

11:00 AM Preventive Services--the Balance of Underuse and Overuse

Moderator: George Isham, HealthPartners

Eduardo J. Sanchez, Chair, National Commission on Prevention Priorities

Mary Barton, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

1:00 PM Unwarranted Tests & Diagnostic Procedures

Moderator: Christopher Hebert, Cleveland Clinic

Joel V. Brill, American Gastroenterological Association

Lucy Glenn, Virginia Mason Medical Center

David L. Witte, College of American Pathologists

1:45 PM Preventable Hospitalizations & Emergency Department Visits

Moderator: Brent R. Asplin, Mayo Clinic

Bruce Bagley, American Academy of Family Physicians

Nick Fitterman, Huntington Hospital, NY

Gerri Lamb, Arizona State University

Roger Resar, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

2:30 PM End of Life: Too Much Acute Care, Too Little Palliative Care

Moderator: Maureen P. Corry, Childbirth Connection

John Mastrojohn
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