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IHI Convenes Leaders to Assess the Impact of November Elections on American Health Care and to Define Post-Election Strategies

Senators Tom Daschle and Bill Frist, Institute for Healthcare Improvement President and CEO Maureen Bisognano, former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Dr. Donald Berwick, NBC News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman, and Virginia Mason CEO Dr. Gary Kaplan to host the day

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In the immediate wake of the November elections, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) will host an innovative meeting in Washington, DC featuring policy and political experts and visionary leaders from across the spectrum of American health care to make sense of the moment and to lay the groundwork for positive change. This one-day seminar offers leaders the unique opportunity to immediately assess the impact of election results on health care improvement and to refine strategic agendas for their organizations.

Out of the Blocks: Where Does Health Care Go From Here? will be held on November 8, 2012, at the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum in Washington D.C. and will be moderated by Dr. Berwick, former President and CEO of IHI, and Dr. Snyderman.

The program will feature remarks by former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Bill Frist and keynote addresses from Dr. Berwick and Maureen Bisognano. Respected leaders from hospitals, health care systems, ACOs, integrated care facilities, physician groups, and primary care will join interactive discussions taking stock of recent reform efforts, and outlining next steps. A complete list of presenters is available on the IHI website.

Individuals seeking to attend can visit www.IHI.org or contact IHI Customer Service at 617-301-4800.

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement is a leading innovator in health and health care improvement worldwide. For more than 25 years, we have partnered with an ever-growing community of visionaries, leaders, and front-line practitioners around the globe to spark bold, inventive ways to improve the health of individuals and populations. Together, we build the will for change, seek out innovative models of care, and spread proven best practices. When it comes to raising the quality of health for all, IHI sees boundless possibilities, and while we see the walls in front of us, we will not rest until we reach the other side. Learn more at IHI.org.

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Source: Institute for Healthcare Improvement