31st Annual Health Care Quality and Patient Safety Conference

Venue: Las Vegas

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 17, 2008 End Date/Time: Nov 17, 2008
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31st Annual Health Care Quality & Patient Safety Conference 17 to 18 November 2008 Las Vegas, USA Join ABQAURP in Las Vegas. Day one, hear the industry leaders discuss navigating the health care system for patients, purchasers, and providers to achieve an optimal result. Interactive panel discussions will address the financial, legal, and social responsibilities of providers, manufacturers, and payers when considering coverage for new drugs and medical devices, and what to do when a product is recalled. Speakers will address how the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act affects purchasers and payers, and how social and clinical health care needs differ among Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y, and Millennials. Learn how to implement systems of accountability in practice settings to enable reporting of quality metrics, and how IT can facilitate access to information across multiple systems. With todays focus on "paying for the right stuff", attendees will learn about the rationale behind non-payment for never events and process redesign to address avoidable events. Day two, join with leading authorities to demonstrate the impact Workers Compensation has on clinicians -- whether or not they are treating the injured patient. Hear from recognized expert physicians and attorneys who will address the medical/legal aspects of workers compensation and the integration of overall medical management. Discuss the tremendous case management resources spent on Workers Compensation cases. Determine where Workers Compensation coverage ends and traditional medical coverage begins. The panel will discuss pain management, the assessment and treatment of the injured worker, post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and legal issues. Pre-selected attendee questions (received prior to the conference) will be addressed during an informative and energetic panel discussion. Speakers will address: * Medical devices, product liability, and risk management concerns for facilities and providers * Health IT initiatives and provider accountability * Patient safety initiatives impacting the perception of quality * Assessment of the injured worker * Treatment of injured patients and pain management * Medical and legal aspects of workers compensation * Overall medical management integration Enquiries: privers@abqaurp.org