for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), a leader in health and health care
improvement worldwide, kicked off its 18th
Annual Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice & the
Community, April 20-22 in Orlando, Florida. Against the backdrop of
ongoing uncertainty in the US health care sector, hundreds of motivated
health improvers, health care professionals, and community change agents
are gathered at this year's #IHISummit
to take stock of progress with new, more integrated patient care models
and to co-create solutions to new challenges.
To open the Summit, Kavita Patel, MD, MS, a Nonresident Senior
Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a co-founder of Tuple Health,
addressed the pressures a new political environment is putting on health
care reform at the federal and state levels, as well as the
transformative initiatives health and health care leaders are engaged in
across the country. She was joined onstage by TrissaTorres, MD,
IHI Chief Operations and North America Programs Officer, who offered
practical advice to attendees who are experiencing daily demands related
to their organizations' standings and stability in the marketplace while
never wavering in their commitments to patients.
Torres commented, "There are so many things coming at all of us from so
many different directions - requirements for performance, requirements
for reporting - it can feel overwhelming. As we face this, let's focus
our practice efforts and our energy in order to make some choices. Start
by thinking about who are the patients we serve, and what matters most
to those patients? It will help us have the most impact, and also help
us reconnect to our sense of purpose."
Additional speakers at this year's Summit include Erika Bliss,
MD, Founder and CEO of Qliance, a membership-based primary care company
operating throughout the Puget Sound region, and Maureen Bisognano,
President Emerita and Senior Fellow, IHI.
Dozens of Summit sessions, including half-day minicourses, extended
learning labs, and general conference workshops, will offer primary care
practices, multispecialty clinics, academic practices, government
agencies, community health centers, and home health agencies the best
and most innovative improvements for application across diverse care
settings and communities, on topics such as:
Follow the Twitter hashtag #IHISummit
for up-to-the-minute developments and commentary.
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About the Institute for Healthcare ImprovementIHI is a
leader in health and health care improvement worldwide. For more than 25
years, IHI has partnered with visionaries, leaders, and front-line
practitioners around the globe to spark bold, inventive ways to improve
the health of individuals and populations. Recognized as an innovator,
convener, trustworthy partner, and driver of results, IHI is the first
place to turn for expertise, help, and encouragement for anyone,
anywhere who wants to change health and health care profoundly for the
better. Learn more at ihi.org.
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