Event Overview

Good patient safety practices and strategies can help improve the quality of your organization's care delivery. They can make your organization and processes more accessible, efficient and cost-effective. Attend this Virtual Briefing for insights on how your organization can meet the compliance requirements, overcome financial constraints and deal with staffing issues tied to effective Patient Safety.


Time Session
11:45AM-12:15PM CT Patient Safety Trends: Insight from the National Quality Forum
  Abstract:The National Quality Forum works every day to build a consensus around performance measures, national priorities, and patient safety implementation strategies through initiatives like the National Quality Strategy.  Their work has provided them with an unique and comprehensive perspective on healthcare industry efforts to improve delivery quality and patient safety.  In this presentation, explore lessons learned from across the field  and preview National Quality Forum’s Action Registry and Quality Positioning System – two web-based tools that can help you virtually collaborate with others to improve quality of care.

Camille Smith, MSPH, MSW
Project Manager
National Quality Forum
12:30PM-1PM CT Designing a Better Way:  A Systems Approach to Patient Safety
  Abstract: The new IOM report,  Health IT and Patient Safety: Building Safer Systems for Better Care utilizes the notion of a ‘socio-technical system’.  This perspective takes the approach that the immensely complex healthcare environment is a collection of many components requiring a systems view.  This presentation will describe lessons learned at Kaiser Permanente to enable safe and highly-reliable patient care with a focus on people, process and technology.

Ann O'Brien RN MSN
Director of Clinical Informatics
Care Delivery BIO, KPIT
Kaiser Permanente

Dan Paoletti

Ohio Health Information Partnership

Dan Paoletti is the Chief Executive Officer of the Ohio Health Information Partnership. Paoletti brings tremendous knowledge of hospital and health systems to the Ohio Health Information Partnership. As one of the founding board members of The Partnership, Dan has helped shape the vision, mission and policies since its inception in 2009. With more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, his sales, management and health information technology expertise have influenced the start-up and success of our organization

Jac Davies, MS, MPH

Director, Beacon Community of the Inland North
Inland Northwest Health Services

Jac Davies is Director of the Beacon Community for the Inland Northwest (BCIN), a collaboration of Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS). The BCIN is a federally funded program intended to improve health outcomes across Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho through care coordination supported by the innovative and collaborative use of health information technology.


Delaware Health Information Network

Mark J. Jacobs, MHA, is the first Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN). Mark brings considerable healthcare and information technology experience to the statewide Health Information Exchange. Mark has amassed over 30 years of Health Information Technology with several leading health systems. Previous roles include Director of Technology for Wellspan Health System, Director of Technology for Lancaster Health Alliance and Director of Information Technology for Wyoming Valley Health System. Mark holds a Masters Degree in Health Administration from Wilkes University and has attained the status of Certified Professional in Health Information Management Systems (CPHIMS).

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