February 21, 2008 | Mark Paradies

Medical Error Reduction Track at TapRooT® Summit

The healthcare industry is searching for ways to improve healthcare quality, drive down healthcare costs, and stop sentinel events. After a decade of searching for answers, some healthcare professionals are frustrated. Progress just doesn’t seem to come fast enough.

What can healthcare professionals (safety, quality, & risk management professionals, doctors, nurses, and administrators) do to learn proven, effective ways to improve performance and stop sentinel events while reducing healthcare costs? Attend the TapRooT® Summit and learn from other healthcare professionals and from experts in other high reliability industries.

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First, the Summit has a track designed just for those looking to improve performance in the healthcare industry. The Medical Error Reduction Track includes the following sessions and speakers:

Morbidity & Mortality Reviews (Hot Case Rounds) – DR. Johnny Griggs, MD, plus David Davis, Founder and Vice President, The Patient Safety Solutions & Consulting Company, Inc. & Tommy Garnett, Founder and Vice President, The Patient Safety Solutions & Consulting Company, Inc.
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Measuring Performance
1) The Latest Research on Performance Measures – Dr. Joel Haight, Penn State University
2) Applying Performance Measures in Industry & Healthcare – Dr. Joel Haight, Penn State University

The Human Design Spec – Working in a 24/7 Medical Environment – Bill Sirois, VP, Circadian Technologies

Improving Patent Safety & Reducing Risk Go Hand-in-Hand – Leilani Kicklighter, Patient Safety Consultant, The Kicklighter Group

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TapRooT® User Success Stories from Healthcare & Industry – Linda Unger & Barbara Phillips (facilitators)
MEDCAS – Richard Cook, Anesthesiologist, University of Chicago Medical Center

Process for Running a Healthcare Root Cause Analysis – Tommy Garnett, Founder and Vice President, The Patient Safety Solutions & Consulting Company, Inc. & David Davis, Founder and Vice President, The Patient Safety Solutions & Consulting Company, Inc.

Innovative & Creative Solutions – Michele Lindsay, Principal Consultant, P2, Canada

Planning Your Improvements

In addition to these sessions focussed on healthcare performance improvement, there are general sessions for cross industry lessons learned and inspiration.

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These General Sessions include these talks:

Lt. Col. Ralph Hayles (retired), Gulf War Veteran, Lessons Learned from Friendly Fire

Nikki Stone, Olympic Aerial Skiing Gold Medal Winner, Overcoming Setbacks to Achieve Olympic Success

Carolyn Griffiths, UK Rail Accident Investigation Branch Chief Inspector, Lessons from Setting Up an Independent Accident Investigation Organization

Ed Frederick, Exelon Nuclear (Board Operator at TMI during the accident), The Accident at Three Mile Island – An Insider’s Perspective

Marcia Wieder, Doctor of Dreams, You Can Make Improvement Happen

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But that’s not all. There are exceptional opportunities to network with industry leaders from the healthcare industry and from other high reliability industries (aviation, nuclear power, military, refining, and many others).

So don’t hesitate to sign up for this guaranteed, amazing Summit of performance improvement leaders.

See:

http://www.taproot.com/summit.php

for registration information.

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