Third Annual Healthcare Leadership Forum Expands to Include Multidisciplinary Evidence-Based Practice Across Healthcare

"Leveraging Evidence Across the Care Continuum"co-chaired by David Bates, MD, MSc, and Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD

Philadelphia, PA September. 9, 2014

Thethird annual Healthcare Leadership Forum,hosted by Clinical Innovation +Technology magazine and sponsored by Elsevier Clinical Solutions, has expanded its mission this year to include multidisciplinary evidence-based practice and cooperative care. This meeting brings together physician, nurse, IT and healthcare executives and leaders to share best practices for driving knowledge to the point of care, on Sept. 29-30 at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago.

"Leveraging Evidence Across the Care Continuum" features keynote speaker Mary D.Naylor, PhD, RN, FAAN, who is Director of the New Courtland Center for Transitions and Health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, along with a host of other thought leaders. Naylor will dive deep into the evidence of effectiveness of care transitions. This two-day event focuses on leadership, big ideas and fresh thinking as speakers share knowledge and outcomes of interdisciplinary projects.

"If we are going to deliver excellent care, we must doit as teams," said conference co-chair and speaker David Bates, MD, MSc, who is Chief Quality Officer, Senior Vice President, Chief of Division of General Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Medical Director of Clinical and Quality Analysis at Partners Healthcare. "At this meeting, we will cover care coordination, care transitions and how to communicate with patients inside and outside the hospital. Healthcare leaders need to embrace both evidence and care coordination to provide better and safer care for our patients and reduce costs across healthcare."

Topics to be discussed include: pushing innovation and evidence across the care continuum, using health IT to improve patient-clinician engagement and team communication,making transitions of care safer, establishing mobile health strategies,identifying risk earlier to cut costs and using big data and analytics to more effectively manage patients are among the topics to be discussed.

"In its third year, the Healthcare Leadership Forum continues to grow with new,valuable insights from evidence-based practice leaders across healthcare,"said conference Co-Chair Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, Moehlman Bascom Professor of Nursing and Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison. "This year's speakers will provide inspirational sessions that provide practical direction to engage patients and professionals in a way informed by, and supporting, evidence-based practice. We aim to provide attendees with useful, actionable takeaways they can implement into their daily practice."

Sponsored and co-founded by Elsevier Clinical Solutions, which is part of Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, the Healthcare Leadership Forum was created to empower healthcare professionals with the knowledge they need to make progressive,accurate and economically sound clinical decisions.

"Elsevier Clinical Solutions is committed to evidence-based practice, and we are proud to be working with Clinical Innovation +Technology again this year to support this growing event," said Jay Katzen,President, Elsevier Clinical Solutions. "This conference brings together some of the best clinical minds in the industry on these important topics. We support evidence-based practice because of its potential to help clinicians improve patient treatment and reduce medical errors."

Otherwell-known and influential speakers include:

  • Alistair Erskine, MD, Chief Clinical Informatics Officer, Geisinger Health System;
  • Gabriel Escobar, MD, FAAP, Research Scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland and Regional Director for Hospital Operations Research for Kaiser Permanente Northern California;
  • Vineet M. Arora, MD, MAPP, Director of the Graduate Medical Education Clinical Learning Environment Innovation and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago;
  • David W. Baker, MD, MPH, Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, the Michael A. Gertz Professor of Medicine, and Deputy Director of the Institute for Public Health and Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University;
  • Patricia C. Dykes, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, Senior Nurse Scientist and Program Director for Research in the Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice and the Center for Nursing Excellence at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston;
  • George Hripcsak, MD, MS, FACMI, Vivian Beaumont Allen Professor and Chair of Columbia University's Department of Biomedical Informatics, Director of Medical Informatics Services for New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and Senior Informatics Advisor at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene;
  • Deven McGraw, JD, Health IT Policy Expert, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
  • David H. Gustafson, PhD, Research Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin−Madison, where he founded and directs the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies;
  • Ann S. O'Malley, MD, MPH, Senior Fellow at Mathematica Policy Research in Washington, D.C., where she conducts both quantitative and qualitative research; and
  • J. Marc Overhage, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Informatics Officer for Siemens Healthcare.

The Healthcare Leadership Forum elicits the transformative solutions to initiatereal change in healthcare. This event is designed for the education and enrichment of physician,nurse, IT and healthcare executives and leaders in interdisciplinary care.

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