What to expect at the 2015 Transforming Health Symposium

Quality of care. Cost of care. Experience of care. Far from disparate pieces, these three dimensions of our lives and work interconnect to become the Triple Aim – the path to truly optimized healthcare performance.  Join us on April 15, 2015 at the 8th Annual South Carolina Transforming Health Symposium as we:

  • Explore our roles in the future of population health
  • Engage leadership and staff to drive sustainable change
  • Empower patients and families in their own care
  • Examine our priorities and perceptions around end of life treatment

Be a part of these timely and crucial discussions!

Click here to register online and download the detailed brochure

The 2015 symposium will feature national speakers and dynamic learning sessions focused on the future of health care and patient safety, a Meet the Press style panel discussion, and the Lewis W. Blackman Patient Safety Champion Awards luncheon and ceremony where we will honor individuals who have made a significant difference in safety and health care quality for patients in South Carolina.

This year's speakers include:

This year's symposium speakers

derek feeley, dba

Derek Feeley, DBA, is executive vice president at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). He is responsible for for driving IHI’s strategy across five core focus areas: Improvement Capability, Person-and-Family-Centered Care, Patient Safety, Quality, Cost and Value, along with Triple Aim for Populations. His role is international in scope, guiding work to deliver on IHI’s mission to improve health and health care around the world.

uma kotagal, mbbs, msc

Uma Kotagal, MBBS, MSc is senior vice president for quality, safety and transformation and executive director of the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Kotagal oversees the development of disease management teams and the development and implementation of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.

beverley johnson

Beverly Johnson, President and CEO of the Institute for Patient and Family Centered Care, has more than 30 years of experience in leading non-profit organizations. She has provided technical assistance and consultation for advancing the practice of patient- and family-centered care to over 250 hospitals, health systems, federal, state, and provincial agencies, military treatment facilities, and community organizations. She assists hospitals and ambulatory programs with changing organizational culture, and facilitates the integration of patient- and family-centered care concepts in policies, programs, and practices.

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The Symposium is generously sponsored by SCHA, PHTS Risk Management Services, Health Sciences South Carolina, Mothers Against Medical Error (MAME) and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.