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Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation Announces Agenda for 6th Annual Forum & Gala
Date:8/13/2013

Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 13, 2013

The Lucian Leape Institute (LLI) at the National Patient Safety Foundation has announced the program for its 6th Annual Forum & Gala to be held in Boston on Thursday, September 12, 2013.

The afternoon forum will feature an interactive program with LLI members that will touch upon themes of the Institute’s recent work:

•Engaging Patients and Families in Improving Safety
Discussion led by Susan Edgman-Levitan, PA, executive director, John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation, Massachusetts General Hospital

•The Transforming Concept of Transparency: What Are Our Priority Areas of Focus?
Discussion led by Gary S. Kaplan, MD, FACMPE, chairman and CEO, Virginia Mason Medical Center

•Leveraging Efforts to Contain Costs to Advance the Safety Movement
Discussion led by Janet M. Corrigan, PhD, MBA, former president and CEO, National Quality Forum

•Joy and Meaning in Work: Building the Bridge from Recommendations to Action
Discussion led by Julianne M. Morath, RN, MS, president and CEO, California Hospital Quality Institute; and Paul O’Neill, former chairman and CEO, Alcoa, and 72nd Secretary of the US Treasury

During the evening gala, keynote speaker Carolyn Clancy, MD, director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, from 2003 through August 2013, will speak on the topic of “Patients’ Safety: From Knowledge to Impact.”

“Dr. Clancy is a founding member of the Leape Institute and has led AHRQ through a period of significant changes in health care,” said Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, president of LLI and of the National Patient Safety Foundation. “We are honored to have her share her unique perspectives on the progress that has been made in patient safety and the practical application of safety science in health care.”

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