To help advance its goal of improving health care for all Americans, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) held its third annual conference on September 18-21, 2011, in Bethesda, MD. This conference was designed to showcase the best of the Agency's research and provide examples of how that research is being implemented at all levels in health care delivery. Entitled "Leading Through Innovation & Collaboration" the conference featured presentations in seven major themes.
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Session Presentations—listed by different tracks:
Track A: Making Care Safer by Reducing Harm Caused in the Delivery of Care
Track B: Ensuring That Each Person and Family Are Engaged as Partners in Their Care
Track C: Promoting Effective Communication and Coordination of Care
Track D: Promoting the Most Effective Prevention and Treatment Practices for the Leading Causes of Mortality, Starting With Cardiovascular Disease
Track E: Working With Communities to Promote Wide Use of Best Practices to Enable Healthy Living
Track F: Making Quality Care More Affordable for Individuals, Families, Employers, and Governments by Developing and Spreading New Health Care Delivery Models
Special Sessions frrom the AHRQ Multiple Chronic Conditions Research Network:
Leading Through Innovation & Collaboration: Addressing Health Care Disparities, Access, and Quality of Care
Video of Plenary Session, September 19, 2011 (Flash® video; 94 min.; 1.2 GB) (Plugin Software Help)
||Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D., Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
||Gary R. Gunderson, D.Min., M.Div., Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
Rhonda M. Johnson, M.D., M.P.H., Highmark, Inc.
Herbert C. Smitherman, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., FACP, Wayne State University School
of Medicine/Detroit Medical Center
Susan Vega, Alivio Medical Center
Leading Through Innovation & Collaboration: Addressing Health System Change, Patient Safety, and Quality of Care
Video of Plenary Session, September 20, 2011 (Flash® video; 90 min.; 1.2 GB) (Plugin Software Help)
||Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D., Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
||Molly Joel Coye, M.D., M.P.H., University of California, Los Angeles
Arnold Milstein, M.D., M.P.H., Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center
Peter J. Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Current as of March 2012
AHRQ's 2011 Annual Conference. January 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research
and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/about/annualconf11/index.html