Event: State-Level Partners Collaborating to Eliminate Healthcare-Associated Infections

July 21, 2011

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, healing Office of Healthcare Quality, illness is hosting a conference titled “State-Level Partners Collaborating to Eliminate Healthcare-Associated Infections” on September 15-16, 2011, in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.

Meeting Goals and Objectives

Objectives 

Promote collaboration and strategic alignment of programs and resources across state-level entities with healthcare-associated infection prevention related activities (e.g., state health departments, state hospital associations, quality improvement organizations (QIOs), patient safety organizations (PSOs), healthcare systems, payers, consumer organizations, professional organizations, federal government, other stakeholders).

Share and discuss information regarding current and pending federal legislation/initiatives that may impact state-level prevention efforts (e.g., Affordable Care Act, National Quality Strategy, Partnership for Patients, Meaningful Use).

Share and discuss information regarding current and pending state-level legislation/initiatives that may impact national-level prevention efforts (e.g., state reporting mandates).

Identify tools needed, specifically at the state level and in an era of limited funding, to achieve healthcare-associated infection reduction targets in the National and State Action Plans.

Key Questions

How can state-level partners improve healthcare-associated infection rates using current funding or resources?

What has already worked in your state to improve healthcare-associated infection rates?

What are the barriers to improving healthcare-associated infection rates in your state?

The meeting will b held at the Hyatt Regency Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) Airport Hotel.  The registration deadline is Friday, September 2, 2011.

Click here to more information or to register.

For further information, contact Julia Poms at (301) 650-8660 or jpoms@palladianpartners.com.

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