Kelsey Research Foundation 13th Annual Conference
Improving the quality of healthcare through accountable care organizations and technology
Houston (November 15, 2012)
WHAT: In 2000, the Kelsey Research Foundation initiated a conference to provide a forum to address the challenges in improving the quality of healthcare. The conference has become a vital collaboration uniting a wide audience of those concerned with meaningful and innovative initiatives.
Healthcare institutions striving to improve quality of care are considering a number of strategies, including adopting the accountable care organization model and utilizing innovative health information technology. This conference features presentations and workshops on the impact of accountable care organizations and health information technology on the delivery of quality healthcare by leaders in these fields. A poster session will focus on the major components of quality of care.
WHO: Keynote Speaker
Margaret E. O'Kane, President of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
The Impact of Accountable Care Organizations on Efficiency and Quality of Care
Spencer Berthelsen, M.D., Chairman, Board of Directors, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
Accountable Care – The Next Steps
Amy Franklin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Biomedical Informatics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Usability and Patient Safety Issues in Electronic Health Records
WHEN: Thursday, December 13
7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Breakfast and lunch will be served.
WHERE: Houston Medical Center Marriott
6580 Fannin Street
HOW: To register for the event, visit the Foundation website at http://www.kelseyresearch.com/
WHY: The Kelsey Research Foundation is focused on health services and outcomes research, partnering with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and the local research community to improve the quality of patient care and health outcomes for all.
The conference is designed to connect the fields of health services research and medical practice. Presenters and attendees include health services researchers, healthcare executives, quality improvement directors, and health care professionals. Past conferences have fostered collaborative partnerships and led to funded research projects to improve the quality of healthcare.
COST: $125 Registration fee
Fee is waived for Students and Poster Presenters
About the Kelsey Research Foundation
The Kelsey Research Foundation's mission to improve the quality of patient care and health outcomes through research and education began more than a half-century ago. Today, the Kelsey Research Foundation is focused on health services and outcomes research, partnering with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and the local research community to improve quality of care.