This year’s annual meeting of the IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care has a special goal. Beyond being an opportunity to network with nearly 6,000 health care professionals and gaining actionable ideas for your own organization, it promises to provide a way to play a part in effecting real change in health care quality and safety. To be held at the World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida from December 6-9, 2015, the Annual IHI Forum is designed to join “a force of great minds that will inspire and challenge you,” according to the official meeting website.
Offering a possible total of 19.25 continuing education credit hours, the IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement are accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), and the National Association for Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) to provide continuing education for the health care team.
This year’s IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care will feature celebrity and expert keynote speakers, including Maureen Bisognano, President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), a prominent authority on improving health care systems, whose expertise has been recognized by her elected membership to the Institute of Medicine and by her appointment to The Commonwealth Fund's Commission on a High Performance Health System, among other distinctions.
Keynote speaker number two is none other than Earvin “Magic” Johnson, an NBA two-time hall of famer, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and philanthropist. He is currently Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises, which provides high quality products and services that focus primarily on ethnically diverse and underserved urban communities through strategic alliances, investments, consulting, and endorsements.
Robert M. Wachter, MD, the third keynote speaker, is Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where he directs the 60-physician Division of Hospital Medicine. Author of 250 articles and 6 books, he coined the term “hospitalist” in 1996 and is generally considered the “father” of the hospitalist field, the fastest growing specialty in the history of modern medicine.
The fourth keynote speaker is Craig Kielburger, a social entrepreneur and New York Times best-selling author and speaker. Craig is the co-founder, along with his brother, Marc, of Free The Children, an international charity; Me to We, an innovative social enterprise; and We Day, a signature youth empowerment event.
Rounding up the list of keynote speakers is Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Dr. Berwick is also former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. A pediatrician by background, Dr. Berwick has served on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, and on the staffs of Boston's Children's Hospital Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Brigham and Women's Hospital.
An ideal meeting for anyone interested in improving the quality and safety of health care, the IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care is an excellent educational and networking opportunity for a variety of healthcare and other professionals, including:
Attendees come from a number of types of facilities and institutions, such as hospitals, ACOs, health systems, primary care and office practices, specialty practices, government agencies and health plans.
In conjunction with the IHI National Forum, there will also be a Scientific Symposium held on Monday, December 7, 2015, also in Orlando, FL. This symposium, which will take place at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, is known for attracting the best work in the science of health and health care improvement, fostering dialog and shared learning among participants.
If you’d like to register for the IHI National Forum, or for more information, visit the official event website here.
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