The Joint Commission is hosting the 5th International Conference on “High Reliability: Seeking Reliability Through Operations, Attitudes and Measuring Success,” May 21-23, 2013, at The Joint Commission Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. The conference will facilitate an exciting multi-industry exchange of tested approaches to achieving consistent levels of excellence over long periods of time, that is, high reliability. Attendees will hear about how high reliability practices can contribute to achieving consistent excellence in patient care. These practices can also contribute to a hospital’s efforts to be more successful in an era of significant payment reforms. Because hospitals are faced with the challenges of reducing preventable readmissions and hospital acquired conditions, along with successfully responding to value-based purchasing incentives and many other initiatives, applying high reliability practices can help achieve these goals.
Speakers include: Joint Commission President Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P, M.P.H.; Jim Conway, M.S., principal, Governance and Executive Leadership, Pascal Metrics; David Gaba, M.D., associate dean, Immersive & Simulation-based Learning, and professor of Anesthesia, Stanford University; William Munier, M.D., M.B.A., director, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; and Karl Weick, Ph.D., Rensis Likert Distinguished University Professor of Organizational Behavior and Psychology, University of Michigan. This opportunity to network with key thought leaders is an excellent venue to learn from the experiences of others and share ideas about how to achieve high reliability and sustain it. Limited seats are available for health care senior leaders. The cost to attend the conference is $575 per person. For more information and to register, visit http://high-reliability.org/pages/event-registration. (Contact: Chuck Mowll, firstname.lastname@example.org)