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Healthcare Transparency & Patient Safety

Nov. 7, 2014  Four-Points Sheraton, Lexington, KY
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2014 Presentation before the Kentucky State Health and Welfare Committee: The Need for State Engagement to Control Healthcare Acquired Infections:  
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Courier Journal Op-Ed:
What we can learn from the Veterans Administration Scheduling Scandal.
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MRSA Surveillance in Surgical Patients: A review of the utility of MRSA Surveillance in Surgical Patients
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James M AndersonJames M. Anderson
Board of Directors Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) & Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Cincinnati Children's Hospital. 

Presenting on disclosure of adverse events.   

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Steve Kraman, PhDSteve Kraman, MD
Dr Kraman is credited with development and successful implementation of one of the first full disclosure policies in a healthcare setting. Presenting on how transparency in risk management facilitates patient safety improvements.

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David AntoonDavid Antoon
A retired Air force Colonel and Patient Advocate who suffered an adverse event at one of the Nations Leading Hospitals.   His investigation uncovered what appeared to be a culture of "Defend and Deny".  His story was recently covered in Modern Healthcare and has had national implications.    View Resume

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Dr Joycelyn EldersJoycelyn Elders, MD 
Former US Surgeon General.  Presentation on The Importance of Healthcare Transparency.

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Richard Wild MD, Medical Director CMSRichard Wild, MD
Chief Medical Officer,
CMS Atlanta Region.  Presentation on The CMS Hospital Acquired Conditions Initiative and an Update on Value Purchasing.   View Resume

Kraig Humbaugh, MD, MPHKraig Humbaugh, MD, MPH
Director, Epidemiology and Health Planning Kentucky Department for Public Health.   Presenting on Revisions to the KY Infectious Disease Reporting Regulations.      

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Marvin FeitMarvin Feit PhD 
Founding Editor of the journal Social Work and Public Health (formerly the Journal of Health and Social Policy.)
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Steven Tower, MD, President: The Alaska Arthroplasty Initiative (AAI).  Affiliate Professor University of Alaska
Presenting on safety issues and heavy metal poisoning with metal-on-metal implants.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, speakers and topics may change without notice.

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Continuing Education

The following are the Continuing Education Credits which were will be applied for at the 2014 Conference.  6.25 hours

Physician/Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner/Nursing Home Administrator
( AMA Category I Credits ) - Approved

Nursing - Approved

Physical Therapy:  Approved

Occupational Therapy:  Approved

Social Service:  Approved

Pharmacy:  Kentucky Approved (7.0 Hrs)

Continuing Legal Education:  Approved by the Ohio Bar and Kentucky Bar (6.75 hours)