Foley Partner Jan Anderson is speaking at the Michigan Health & Hospital Association's (MHA) 2008 Health Care Leadership Forum: Stand Up-Stand Out, October 22 - 23, 2008 in Traverse City, Michigan.
Ms. Anderson is speaking on October 22, 2008 from 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. with Ed Wolking, Jr., Executive Vice President, Detroit Regional Chamber; Brian Peters, Senior Corporate Vice President, Organizational and Strategic Development, Michigan Health & Hospital Association; Sam R. Watson, Executive Director, MHA Keystone Center for Patient Safety & Quality; and Charles Shanle, M.D., Senior Vice President and Surgical Services Chairman, William Beaumont Hospital. The title of their session is "Accountability: There are No Victims or Excuses, Just Steps Forward."
Your hospital probably uses words like "compassionate" and "caring" in its marketing messages. You say your nurses and doctors don't just save lives, they restore hope. And your media releases note your quality is as close to real-time as possible, with total disclosure of performance. But the public isn't buying it - that's clearly evidenced by the data that will be provided in the opening session.
This is a new era of accountability, and that's the focus of this learning experience. Professionals from inside and outside health care entities will talk about coming together to create a new delivery system. They will discuss how we can have a genuine understanding of the challenges facing us and will lead an open conversation about how to meet the needs of business, consumers, and patients.
Mr. Wolking will offer a perspective on how providers and businesses can partner to change health care.
Ms. Anderson will guide you on how to carry out your duty related to health care quality monitoring and reporting.
Mr. Peters and Mr. Watson will outline the MHA quality and safety agenda, including the Keystone Center's innovative safety and quality programs based on clearly defined, evidence-based care and the development of the MHA Patient Safety Organization.
Dr.Shanley will give you guidelines for selecting reports that showcase your hospital's improvements and offer ideas on how to develop a dashboard that balances quality and cost goals.
For more information please visit MHA's Web site at education.mha.org/eweb.