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Hospital Quality Institute Annual Conference to Highlight Tools, Practices to Accelerate Excellence
Discount registration ends Sept. 30 — register today

The Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) Annual ConferenceAccelerate Excellence — will be held Nov. 6-7 in Huntington Beach. The conference will highlight practical tools, methods and meaningful practices for achieving zero defects and 100 percent delivery of best care for Californians, and feature keynotes from some of the leading voices in health care. Unique learning, sharing and networking opportunities will allow participants to leverage the expertise and experience of others to help solve common patient safety and quality problems.

Led by distinguished faculty, keynotes and breakout sessions include:

  • Hitting the High Notes: Living Life to the Fullest
    Ronan Tynan, MD, Irish tenor, recording artist, physician and champion disabled athlete
  • Speaking Up Across Hierarchical Boundaries: Techniques and Deliberate Practice
    Jeffrey B. Cooper, PhD, founder and executive director, Center for Medical Simulation, professor of anesthesia, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, with other patient safety experts
  • Completing the Transition from Evidence to Practice in Surgical Safety
    Clifford Y. Ko, MD, MS, MSHS, FACS, FASCER, director of the Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care at the American College of Surgeons, with other distinguished panelists. Moderated by David Perrott, MD, DDS, senior vice president/chief medical officer, CHA.
  • Triple Aim Leadership: What Will it Take to Succeed?
    James L. Reinertsen, MD, head of The Reinertsen Group, a health care consulting enterprise, and Warren S. Browner, MD, MPH, CEO at California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco
  • Patients to Partners: The Art of Leading Patient and Family-Centered Organizations
    Barbara Balik, RN, MS, EdD, principle of Common Fire Healthcare Consulting and senior faculty at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, with other notable patient family leaders. Moderated by Boris Kalanj, director of cultural care and experience, HQI.
  • On the Cusp of Profound Change: Redefining Individualized Medicine
    Eric J. Topol, MD, chief academic officer, Scripps Health, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, San Diego
  • Tying It All Together — The Call to Action
    Ian Morrison, PhD, futurist, author, and president emeritus, Institute for the Future
  • Achieving Reliability: An Implementation Workshop for Collaborative Practice
    Paul Uhlig, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon & associate professor, University of Kansas School of Medicine, with Ellen Raboin, PhD, MSOD, MBA, health care researcher/consultant and principal, Care Quest Consulting, Danville
  • Perinatal Medicine 2014: An Evidenced-Based Approach
    Colleen McNally, MD, CMO, Sharp Mary Birch Hospital, San Diego
  • Transforming for Tomorrow: Creating Value and Managing Health
    Anne McLeod, senior vice president, health policy, CHA, Sacramento
  • Patient Family Engagement: A Strategy for Improving the Patient Experience
    Libby Hoy, BS, founder/CEO, Patient and Family Centered Care Partners, Long Beach
  • Safe Table: Working Together in a Legally Protected Collaboration to Address Patient Safety Issues
    Rory Jaffe, MD, MBA, executive director, California Hospital Patient Safety Organization, Sacramento
  • Making Your Business Case: The Financial Impact of Reducing Sepsis Mortality
    Charles Pitkofsky, quality manager, Mills Peninsula Medical Center, Burlingame
  • Utilizing Experience-Based Design to Improve the Patient Experience
    Susan Haufe, administrative director, patient relations and service, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA

For more information on the conference and to register, visit