Kelsey Research Foundation To Host Health Services & Outcomes Research Conference
“Improving the Quality of Patient Care”
Houston (September 29, 2003) - Kelsey Research Foundation, the non-profit research affiliate of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, will host its Fifth Annual Houston Area Health Services & Outcomes Research Conference at the Houston Marriott Medical Center, located at 6580 Fannin, on Tuesday, Nov. 9 from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. The conference will feature presentations and workshops on improving the quality of patient care, with an emphasis on effectiveness, efficiency, equity, timeliness, patient-centered care and patient safety.
Carol M. Ashton, M.D., M.P.H., Director of the Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, one of the nation’s Health Services Research and Development Centers of Excellence, funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs, will deliver a keynote address. The theme of her address is “Quality of Care: Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Equity from a health services research perspective.” Dr. Ashton’s longstanding research interest is in the assessment and improvement of quality of care, from the level of the individual patient and doctor all the way up to the level of the health care system.
Also scheduled to speak is Nancy W. Dickey, M.D., President, Health Science Center and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs for The Texas A&M University System. Dr. Dickey will present “Quality of Care: Medical Practice and Policy Issues.”
State and national experts from health organizations and institutions such as Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Pritzker School of Medicine, Scott & White Clinic, Texas A&M University, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School will be on hand to provide additional information on improving the quality of patient care.
Presentation and workshop topics include:
- Quality of Care in Mental Health
Mark Kunik, M.D., M.P.H., VA Medical Center
- Equity and Healthcare
Charles E. Begley, Ph.D, UT School of Public Health
- Evaluating Effectiveness, Efficiency and Equity in Health Care
LuAnn Aday, PhD, UT School of Public Health
Raj Balkrishnan, PhD, UT School of Public Health
Charles E. Begley, PhD, UT School of Public Health
David Lairson, PhD, UT School of Public Health
- Patient-Centered Care
Howard Gordon, M.D., VA Medical Center
Barbara Sharf, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
- Measuring Quality Improvement in Healthcare
Rosemary Luquire, PhD, R.N., C.N.A.A., Senior Vice President, Patient Care & Chief Quality Officer, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
Julie Foster, R.N., M.B.A, C.H.C.Q.M., Director, Quality Improvement, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
Frank Villamaria, M.D., Associate Medical Director for Quality, Scott & White Clinic
- Conducting Outcomes Research with an Electronic Medical Record
Dennis Myers, M.D., Scott & White Clinic
- Preventing Medical Errors and Improving Patient Safety
John Hickner, M.D., M.S.C, Professor of Family Medicine at the Pritzker School of Medicine, The University of Chicago and Director of the American Academy of Family Physicians Patient Safety Research Center
This is the fifth annual Houston area conference hosted by Kelsey Research Foundation, which is devoted to improving the quality of patient care and health outcomes through research and education. “This annual conference provides a forum for researchers, physicians, nurses and healthcare administrators to discuss specific interventions to improve the quality of patient care,” said Anthony Greisinger, PhD, Vice President for Research and Development at the Foundation.
Continuing medical education credits are available for health professionals. For conference registration or submission of abstracts, contact Patricia Sheldon at the Kelsey Research Foundation, 713-442-1219 or firstname.lastname@example.org.