June 28, 2022
Next month’s ACS Quality and Safety Conference, July 15–18 in Chicago, IL, will have content of interest for all members of the surgical team who are raising the bar on healthcare quality and patient safety. In addition to offering close looks at how hospitals are using the ACS Quality Programs to improve their care, plenary sessions will include detailed discussions about leadership and standardization in the quality and safety setting.
Some General Session highlights include:
Surgical Quality: Fact versus Fiction
Surgical quality officers and hospital leaders from across the country in both academic and community hospital settings share their insights after they dug deep to find out how quality is defined, practiced, and implemented across different surgical departments in their hospital. They will share their key takeaways, how they used their findings to create a foundational quality infrastructure throughout their hospital, and how this exercise revealed an urgent need to establish a national standard and framework for surgical quality.
In quality improvement (QI), every member of the team has a leadership role. In this session, attendees will hear from renowned leaders about what leadership is and why it is important, share difficult leadership decisions and techniques for approaching them, and tips and tricks for negotiation—how to get what is needed to improve patient care.
Quality Care Is Equitable Care: A Call to Action to Link Quality to Achieving Health Equity
This session will focus on the link between health equity and quality patient outcomes, the economics of achieving health equity within a health system, and development and implementation of a health equity framework for institutions and local providers to ensure equity is considered a component of the quality equation.
Why Is Standardization So Difficult?
Standardization is a critical component of being able to understand opportunities for improving care. In this session, speakers will describe the importance of applying QI principles to standardization and provide examples of how hospitals have implemented standards of care.
Visit the Quality and Safety Conference website to download the complete agenda. Register today!