Evidence-based practice: healthcare leaders to speak out at #HCLF14 forum

Upcoming Healthcare Leadership Forum in Chicago will focus on driving evidence-based practice throughout the healthcare continuum

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In healthcare today, it is widely accepted that evidence-based practice is critical to accomplishing the goals of healthcare reform and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Triple Aim:

  • Improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction) 
  • Improving and the health of populations
  • Reducing the per capita cost of healthcare

Across the continuum of care, providers, payers and other healthcare stakeholders recognize that successful quality and cost efficiency improvement requires content which is scientifically sound. The evidence-based medicine piece is like a world-class cookbook filled with amazing recipes. But until those recipes are put into "practice," in making a great meal, they're simply great recipes. The real power of evidence-based medicine is in driving evidence-based practice, guiding physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers to consistently deliver high quality, cost-efficient care at all points of patient engagement.

To attend the forum

Healthcare Leadership ForumThe event: Healthcare Leadership Forum

Dates:  September 29 and 30, 2014

Location: Chicago Waldorf Astoria

Registration: Register here. (Discounts are still available.)


To follow on social media

On Twitter, follow @HCLeadForum and use the hashtag #HCLF14 to discuss the event.

Evidence-based practice is the theme of the Healthcare Leadership Forum () next week (September 29-30) in Chicago, hosted by Clinical Innovation + Technology and sponsored by Elsevier Clinical Solutions. This is a gathering point for Chief Medical Officers, Chief Nursing Officers, Chief Medical Information Officers, Chief Nursing Information Officers, and Chief Quality Officers, as well as on-clinical C-suite leaders such as CEOs and COOs as they lead their teams toward improved care delivery quality and cost efficiency.

Presentation topics include: Ensuring Evidence Reaches the Patient, Using Health IT to Improve Patient Engagement and Team Communication, How to Use Evidence in Inpatient Care, Making Transitions Safer and Using Evidence Across the Continuum.

The event will feature nationally recognized experts in evidence-based practice. The distinguished speaker list includes: 

  • Dr. Alistair Erskine, Chief Clinical Informatics Officer at the Geisinger Health System, who is responsible for sequencing future innovative technologies to advance the Geisinger mission of re-engineering healthcare.
  • Dr. Vineet Arora from the University of Chicago, whose research on quality and safety of care in teaching hospitals has produced more than 100 peer reviewed publications in acclaimed journals, as well as extensive major lay media coverage
  • Dr. Patricia Dykes, Senior Nurse Scientist and Program Director for Research in the Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice at Brigham and Women's Hospital, as well as Chair of American Medical Informatics Association Nursing Informatics Working Group, whose many prestigious publications and both national and international presentations illuminate the use of technology to promote communication, care coordination, and patient safety
  • Deven McGraw, JD, a partner in the healthcare law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, whose expertise is in providing healthcare stakeholders with legal, regulatory, and strategic policy and business counsel regarding the adoption and implementation of health IT.

Forum co-chairs are David Bates, MD, David Bates, MD, 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, Partners Healthcare; and Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, Lillian L. Moehlman Bascom Professor, School of Nursing and College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and National Program Director, Project HealthDesign.

For the full agenda, click here.


Elsevier Connect Contributor

Peter Edelstein, MDDr. Peter Edelstein is Chief Medical Officer for Elsevier Clinical Solutions. He is board certified by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He has more than 35 years of experience practicing medicine and in healthcare administration.

Dr. Edelstein was in private practice for several years before serving on the surgical faculty at Stanford University, where he focused on gastrointestinal, oncologic and trauma surgery. He then spent more than a decade as an executive in the Silicon Valley medical device industry. Dr. Edelstein's most recent role was as Chief Medical Officer for the healthcare business at LexisNexis Risk Solutions, a Reed Elsevier company. He is also the author of the recently published book, Own Your Cancer: A Take-Charge Guide for the Recently Diagnosed & Those Who Love Them.
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