AHRQ 2009 Annual Conference

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 13-16, 2009, 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 "Promoting Quality... Partnering for Change," the conference featured presentations in seven major themes.

Conference Contents 

Plenary Sessions
Track A: Health Care Infrastructure
Track B: Organization of How Services Are Delivered
Track C: Health Care Quality and Safety
Track D: Improving Americans' Health Status
Track E: Provider Performance and Payment Reform
Track F: Increasing Patient and Consumer Involvement in Their Care 

Plenary Sessions

Health Reform and Health System Change: The View Ahead Forging a Path to Achieving High-Quality, Affordable Care

Panelists:

Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D., Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Clancy Remarks (Flash video; 7 min., 11 sec.; 40 MB)

David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P., National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Blumenthal Remarks (Flash video; 8 min., 20 sec.; 45 MB)

Karen Davis, Ph.D., President, The Commonwealth Fund
Davis Remarks
(Flash video, 8 min., 38 sec.)

Robert S. Galvin, M.D., Executive Director, Health Services, and Chief Medical Officer, General Electric Company
Galvin Remarks (Flash video; 5 min., 36 sec.; 30 MB)

Jessie C. Gruman, Ph.D., President, Center for Advancing Health
Gruman Remarks

Niva Lubin-Johnson, M.D., FACP, Immediate Past Chair, Board of Trustees, National Medical Association, and Member, Illinois Adequate Health Care Task Force
Lubin-Johnson Remarks (Flash video; 6 min., 45 sec.; 36 MB)

Health Reform and Health System Change: The View Ahead Addressing Health Disparities in Achieving High-Quality, Affordable Care

Panelists:

Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D., Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Clancy Introductory Remarks (Flash video; 8 min., 48 sec.; 48 MB)

Wade Henderson, Esq., President and Chief Executive Officer, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights\
(Flash video; 13 min., 30 sec.; 73 MB)

Elena Rios, M.D., M.S.P.H., President and Chief Executive Officer, National Hispanic Medical Association
(Flash video; 12 min., 20 sec.; 61 MB) (Presentation slides (PowerPoint® File, 530 KB, Plugin Software Help; Web Version)

Kalahn Taylor-Clark, Ph.D., M.P.H., Research Director, Engelberg Center for Healthcare Reform, HVHC Initiative, The Brookings Institution
Taylor-Clark Remarks (Flash video; 10 min., 30 sec.; 56 MB); Presentation slides (PowerPoint® File, 319 KB, Plugin Software Help; Web Version)

Randall D. Cebul, M.D., Director, Center for Health Care Research & Policy, Case Western Reserve University at MetroHealth Medical Center, Director, Better Health Greater Cleveland
Cebul Remarks (Flash video; 14 min., 15 sec.; 64 MB) (Download Flash® Player.); Presentation slides (PowerPoint® File, 4.3 MB, Plugin Software Help; Web Version)

Return to Conference Contents
Proceed to Track A: Health Care Infrastructure

Current as of December 2009
Internet Citation: AHRQ 2009 Annual Conference. December 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/conference/2009/index.html