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IHI to Convene Nearly 6,000 Professionals Dedicated to Quality Improvement in Health Care


Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI):



The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), a leading innovator in health and health care improvement worldwide, will host its 24th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care from December 9th to 12th in Orlando, FL. The Forum will take place in the wake of both the United States presidential election and the Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act, as the nation continues to grapple with health reform and the need to improve care and slow health care costs. IHI's Forum is the meeting place each year for those leading significant initiatives to transform patient care in their home organizations, both in the U.S. and internationally. The gathering offers a chance for participants to be part of one of the “defining moments” of health care, and to learn from one another at more than 140 workshops and presentations.

Attending the Forum from the U.S. and more than 40 other countries will be practicing physicians, nurses, quality leaders, health care administrators, executives, patient and family advocates, and a growing number of students training to be health professionals. Among the many issues to be addressed at the Forum are: IHI's approach to reducing avoidable rehospitalizations; creating high reliability organizations; integrating palliative care in the ED; implementing accountable care organizations (ACOs); person-centered IT and how payers can drive quality in large health systems.


Keynote and featured presenters include:

-- Maureen Bisognano, President and CEO of IHI;

-- Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, Former President and CEO of IHI;

-- Anna Deavere Smith, actress, playwright, and professor;

-- Ellen Goodman, Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist and Founder, The Conversation Project;

-- David Satcher, MD, PhD, former Surgeon General and Assistant Secretary for Health;

-- Dr. Devi Shetty, world-renowned cardiac surgeon, philanthropist, and visionary, and CEO, Narayana Hrudayalaya Institute of Medical Sciences, headquartered in Bangalore, India.



Sunday, December 9 – Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The plenary events and keynote addresses take place on December 11th and 12th.

(For additional information, please visit



Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center
8701 World Center Drive, Orlando, Florida


For press credentials or additional information, contact Amanda Swiatocha at IHI: (617) 301-4849 or via email:


A complete listing of events is available at:

Amanda Swiatocha, 617-301-4849

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