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The OIG Report: How to Tell the Story
 Session Overview

The OIG Report is a breakthrough in verifying preventable harm to Medicare beneficiaries. Additionally, two authors of the recently published NEJM article, "Temporal Trends in Rates of Patient Harm Resulting from Medical Care," will discuss their findings using similar methodology. Learn about the vital findings and how to tell the story to move your organization to take action.

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Related Resources:
OIG – Adverse Events in Hospitals: National Incidence Among Medicare Beneficiaries  
OIG – Adverse Events in Hospitals: Case Study of Incidence Among Medicare Beneficiaries in Two Selected Counties  
OIG – Adverse Events in Hospitals: Methods For Identifying Events  
Temporal Trends in Rates of Patient Harm Resulting from Medical Care  
Performance Characteristics of a Methodology to Quantify Adverse Events over Time in Hospitalized Patients  
The incidence and nature of in-hospital adverse events: a systematic review  
The Elephant of Patient Safety: What You See Depends on How You Look  
IHI Global Trigger Tool for Measuring Adverse Events  
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 When:  December 16, 2010, Time: 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. ET
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Learning Objectives
  • Review the highlights of the OIG Report.
  • Learn about the incidence of adverse events for hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries.
  • Gain an understanding of how the authors of the OIG Report assessed and reported the preventability of such events.
  • Discover the estimated associated costs to Medicare.
  • Understand the physician reviewers' perspective of the reported findings and their implications.
  • Gain key pointers for telling the story, for the purpose of moving your organization to take action.

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Franck Guilloteau
Welcome and Safe Practice Overview

Franck Guilloteau received a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and subsequently pursued a fellowship in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in product development.

 Session Panelists
Ruth Ann Dorrill, MPA
A Briefing on the OIG Report

Ruth Ann Dorrill, MPA, is a Team Leader for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG). Ruth Ann has served with the OIG for 15 years, leading more than 30 national evaluations of patient safety in hospitals, nursing home quality, and programs within the HHS Administration for Children and Families.

Amy Ashcraft, MPA
A Briefing on the OIG Report (Continued)

Amy Ashcraft is a Team Leader for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. She brings more than 12 years of experience evaluating departmental programs, including oversight of nursing homes, Medicare payment systems, the prescription drug benefit, and patient safety in hospitals.

Lee M. Adler, DO
Perspective from the Medical Reviewer's Point of View

Lee M. Adler, DO, is Vice President for Quality & Safety Innovation & Research at Florida Hospital, a 2,200-bed, eight-hospital system serving the Orlando metropolitan area. His responsibilities include performance improvement, quality, and patient safety innovation and research.

Stephen A. Knych, MD, MBA
Perspective from the Medical Reviewer's Point of View (Continued)

Stephen A. Knych, MD, MBA, is an established orthopaedic clinician who has 20 years of experience in the patient care arena in active duty military facilities, Veterans Affairs facilities, and civilian healthcare facilities.

Christopher P. Landrigan, MD, MPH
Developing a Method to Track Regional and National Changes in Rates of Harm Due to Medical Care

Christopher P. Landrigan, MD, MPH, is a pediatric hospitalist and health services researcher with a particular interest in the quality of inpatient care, and the effects of healthcare providers' work hours, communication, and sleep deprivation on safety.

Charles Denham, MD
Using Story Power to Drive Action

Charles R. Denham, MD, is a founder and the chairman of Texas Medical Institute of Technology (TMIT), a non-profit medical research organization dedicated to driving adoption of clinical solutions in patient safety and healthcare performance improvement.

Steve Rel
The Voice of Patient and Family

Steve Rel and his wife Lorna lost their 10-year-old son, Braxton, to a preventable medical error early in 2008. Their story is featured in the patient safety documentary Chasing Zero: Winning the War on Healthcare Harm. They are members of the TMIT Patient Safety Advocate Team and co-founders of the Braxton Memorial Hockey Scholarship Fund...

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