The 4th Annual Conference on Achieving ROI for Eliminating Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI2008)

Venue: Golden Nugget Hotel

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Event Date/Time: Jan 30, 2008 End Date/Time: Jan 31, 2008
Registration Date: Jan 30, 2008
Early Registration Date: Dec 07, 2007
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Description

Healthcare-associated infections have never posed a greater threat.

Preventing HAI is one of the most pressing and important issues in healthcare today – and both the government and the public have taken notice.

While infection control has never been a source of hospital revenue, the potential cost avoidance of a well-developed, comprehensive program is substantial. And with public reporting mandates and changes to CMS reimbursement policies, the message from the government could not be clearer: eliminate hospital-acquired infections or risk Medicare reimbursement dollars and possibly punitive measures. Investing in prevention is one of the smartest things you can do – for patient safety and financial security.

This conference will examine best-practice case studies and proven tools that will demonstrate the importance of a well-rounded and efficient infection control program. Now more than ever, IC programs need to secure their resources, adopt and optimize latest technologies, and ensure compliance to best practices. The distinguished faculty at this event will provide you with best practices to:

Leverage transparency to prepare your department for public reporting and legislative mandates
Increase compliance and improve employee commitment to quality through simple yet effective strategies
Re-assess cost-effectiveness of current protocols and determine which need to be upgraded
Optimize strategies for creating culture changes across all employee levels, from the environmental services staff to the Chief Executive Officer
Integrate new, evidence-based best practices that will yield the greatest ROI
Capitalize on new technologies to provide your patients with the greatest advancements in care

Eliminating HAI is Essential to Maintaining Bottom-Line Results

The World Research Group’s 4th Annual Conference on Achieving ROI for Eliminating Healthcare-Associated Infections conference will bring together healthcare leaders who recognize that preventing infections is a top priority for keeping patients safe and keeping costs and bed days from skyrocketing out of control. As more and more payers begin to refuse payment for extra days that are caused by HAI, attendance at this conference becomes all the more important.

Specifically you will hear how:

Southcoast Hospital Group embraced voluntary transparency by reporting its infection rates to its board and on its website as a tool to spur quality improvement and how it motivates employees and patients to sustain these enhanced outcomes
Duke University Medical Center developed an in-house, query-based technology system to track infections throughout the facility
Albert Einstein Healthcare Network leveraged a Positive Deviance program to re-evaluate its behaviors and pinpoint problems in implementing best practices
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded the National Healthcare Safety Network into a nationwide tool for all hospitals
Michigan Health & Hospital Association’s Keystone Center for Patient Safety rolled out its successful statewide infection prevention programs from the ICU to entire healthcare facilities
Vanderbilt University Medical Center built a strong relationship between upper level administrators and infection control staff, communicated its need and doubled its IC staff

The conference on Achieving ROI for Eliminating Healthcare-Associated Infections is the only conference that brings together practitioners, administrators, directors, and executives to share how they have communicated the importance of IC to every employee – from CEOs to patient access staff. Attendees have always found this conference to be full of invaluable information, but this year’s innovative, interdisciplinary line-up of national leaders is sure to bring the most cutting-edge strategies and ideas to the podium.

Hear how St. Barnabas Healthcare, Rochester General Hospital, and St. Rose Dominican Hospital have strategically developed and designed their MRSA screening tactics to eliminate this deadly HAI.

Remember, IC must be a concern and priority for all of your employees and bringing a team of participants will ensure that this conference has the greatest possible impact on your facility’s outcomes. Register a team of 3 people and the 4th member attends free! Register early and enjoy the greatest discounts!

Venue

129 E. Fremont St.
Las Vegas
Nevada
United States
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Additional Information

Healthcare Facilities Register by 11/9/07 Conference only: $995 Conference + 1 workshop: $1295 Conference + 2 workshops: $1595 Register by 12/7/07 Conference only: $1295 Conference + 1 workshop: $1595 Conference + 2 workshops: $1895 Register by 1/31/08 Conference only: $1595 Conference + 1 workshop: $1895 Conference + 2 workshops: $2195 Standard Rate Register by 11/9/07 Conference only: $1295 Conference + 1 workshop: $1595 Conference + 2 workshops: $1895 Register by 12/7/07 Conference only: $1595 Conference + 1 workshop: $1895 Conference + 2 workshops: $2195 Register by 1/31/08 Conference only: $1895 Conference + 1 workshop: $2195 Conference + 2 workshops: $2495