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Accelerating Healthcare-Associated Infection Elimination: Health System, Hospital, and
Government Leadership Collaboration
 Session Overview

This webinar will address the opportunities for dramatically reducing healthcare-associated infections through collaboration and leadership of health system, hospitals, and government organizations. Speakers include leaders from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and hospital leaders of the TMIT "Greenlight Program" which develops leadership decision-support investment models that address clinical, operational, and financial performance.

Brief formal presentations will be made, followed by a generous Q&A period. The webinar will be webcast over the internet using TMIT's regular format, as well as our typical audio slide format. We welcome discussion points from the attendees and encourage all participants to invite their colleagues, especially the top-level decision makers, to join this interactive event.

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Charles Denham, MD  
Don Wright, MD, MPH  
Michael Rapp, MD, JD, FACEP  
Thomas Hamilton  
David Hunt, MD, FACS  
William Munier, MD, MBA  
Arjun Srinivasan, MD  
Gary L. Gottlieb, MD, MBA  
Robert Cima, MD  
J. Michael Henderson, MD  

Related Resources:
Greenlight Program Website  
HHS Development of the HHS Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections  
Greenlight Issues for the CFO: Investing in Patient Safety  
Watch the Chasing Zero Documentary  
Chasing Zero Hospital Leaders Toolbox  
WHO Surgical Safety Checklist and Implementation Manual  
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  1. Gain a snapshot view of the President's priorities and implications of health reform.
  2. Understand measures for ensuring healthcare quality and system improvements.
  3. Learn the major facets of developing a business case for healthcare-associated infection prevention.
  4. Identify successful hospital-level interventions for healthcare-associated infections.
  5. Review the role of public health in healthcare-associated infection elimination.

CE Participation Documentation
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 Register:
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 When:  October 28, 2010, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET
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  Introduction
Charles Denham, MD
Welcome and Greenlight Program Overview

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.
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 Speakers
Don Wright, MD, MPH
Accelerating Healthcare-Associated Infection Elimination

Don Wright, MD, MPH, became the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Healthcare Quality on December 1, 2009. In this role, Dr. Wright leads the Office of Healthcare Quality within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Secretary, Office of Public Health and Science, and has broad responsibility for enhancing the quality of healthcare provided to all Americans.
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Michael Rapp, MD, JD, FACEP
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Programs to Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections

Michael T. Rapp, MD, JD, FACEP, is director of the Quality Measurement and Health Assessment Group of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, based at its headquarters in Baltimore, MD.
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Thomas Hamilton
Role of Regulations and Surveys in Reducing Healthcare-Associated Infections

Thomas E. Hamilton is Director of the Survey and Certification Group within CMS's Center for Medicaid and State Operations. The Group is responsible for quality assurance for more than 200,000 providers...
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David Hunt, MD, FACS
Health Information Technology and Patient Safety

David Hunt, MD, FACS, joined the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology in October 2007. He currently serves as the Medical Director for National Provider Engagement in the Office of Provider Adoption and Support (OPAS).
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William Munier, MD, MBA
Overview of Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Efforts to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections

William Munier, MD, MBA, is currently serving as Director of the Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (the Center) at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) within the Department of Health and Human Services.
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Arjun Srinivasan, MD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Roles in Eliminating Healthcare-Associated Infections

Arjun Srinivasan, MD, is the Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Gary L. Gottlieb, MD, MBA
Efforts to Eliminate Hospital Acquired Infections at Brigham and Women's Hospital

Gary L. Gottlieb, MD, MBA, has held a number of senior leadership positions since he joined the Partners organization in 1998, as its first Chairman of Partners Psychiatry and Mental Health and Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
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Robert Cima, MD
Economic Cost of a Surgical Site Infection


Robert Cima, MD, is a Consultant in Colorectal Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, as well as Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery in the area of Quality and Safety. He has been at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, since 2003.
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Stephen R. Grossbart, PhD
A Cost of Harm Review

Stephen R. Grossbart, PhD, is Chief Quality Officer at Catholic Healthcare Partners in Cincinnati, OH. Catholic Healthcare Partners is the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the U.S. With $4.7 billion in assets, CHP employs over 38,000 associates in more than 100 organizations...
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J. Michael Henderson, MD
Physician Leadership and Team Building for Quality Improvement

J. Michael Henderson, MD, is Chief Quality Officer at the Cleveland Clinic. His interest in quality was initially triggered in the surgical arena, implementing standardized approaches to perioperative processes, and becoming a champion for the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program of the American College of Surgeons.
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Susan E. Sheridan, MIM, MBA
Final Words

Susan E. Sheridan, MIM, MBA, is co-founder and past president of Parents of Infants and Children with Kernicterus (PICK). She co-founded Consumers Advancing Patient Safety (CAPS), a nonprofit organization that seeks safe healthcare systems through proactive partnership between consumers and care providers.
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