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Chasing Zero Summit Pushes for Zero Tolerance Approach to Hospital-Acquired Infections
Date:6/4/2008

t economic impact. It has been estimated that in the United States:

-- HAIs occur in 1.7 million patients annually and account for 50 percent

of all major hospital complications;(1)

-- Nearly 100,000 patients with HAIs die each year, approximately 270

patients per day;(2)

-- Hospital infections are associated with nearly $20 billion in avoidable

costs and foregone revenues every year;(3)

Summit attendees will leave armed with the information they need to lead effective HAI management programs and to be better prepared for pending HAI reimbursement changes from CMS.

Who

The event will bring health care industry leaders together to share information, engage in strategic discussions and stimulate thought regarding the future management of HAIs. Key panelists and speakers include:

-- Alan Greenspan, Ph.D., chairman, Federal Reserve System (1987-2006)

-- Peter Angood, M.D., FRCS(C), FACS, FCCM, vice president and chief

patient safety officer of the Joint Commission

-- Donald M. Berwick, M.D., MPP, president and CEO of the Institute for

Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

-- Leah Binder, MA, MGA, CEO of The Leapfrog Group

-- Mark R. Chassin, M.D., MPP, MPH, president of the Joint Commission

-- Carolyn Clancy, M.D., director of the Agency for Healthcare Research &

Quality (AHRQ)

-- Janet M. Corrigan, Ph.D., MBA, president and CEO of the National

Quality Forum (NQF)

-- David R. Hunt, M.D., FACS, chief medical officer (CMO) in the Office of

Health IT Adoption for the Office of the National Coordinator for

Health Information Technology (ONC) in the Department of Health and

Human Services (HHS) -- Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D., director, Engelberg Center for Health Care

Reform at the Brookings Institution; Leonard D. Schaeffer chair in

health policy studies; administr
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