UT System Hosts Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Conference in Austin Nov. 4-5

AUSTIN – The University of Texas System Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Conference will take place Nov. 4-5 at the Hilton Hotel, 500 East 4th Street, in Austin.

Attendees will participate in discussions concerning national priority areas for the improvement of quality and patient safety, changes in health care delivery processes that will improve care quality while decreasing costs, and methods to use electronic medical records to deliver safe, effective care in UT organizations.

Conference keynote speakers include Dr. Lucian Leape of the Harvard School of Public Health, who many consider the father of the patient safety movement in America; Dr. Janet Corrigan, president of The National Quality Forum; and Dr. David Classen from CSC Healthcare.

A ceremony recognizing exceptional individuals and team improvement efforts with awards to top abstract submissions will take place on the evening of Nov. 4. The UT System’s Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Fellows will also be recognized by Dr. Kenneth I. Shine, executive vice chancellor for health affairs.

The clinical safety and effectiveness conference is the second hosted by the UT System. The goal of the conference is to share successful improvement project outcomes and enable campuses within the UT System to adopt best practices. Eighty posters describing successful activities to improve quality of care and patient safety will be presented.

Members of the media who would like to cover the event are encouraged to register with the UT System Office of Public Affairs at (512) 499-4363.

For the full conference agenda, please visit: http://www.utsystem.edu/hea/buildingbridge/agenda.htm