Focusing on issues like hospital- and health care-acquired infections, the impact of medical errors and infections on patients, and the importance of transparency, the Health Care Transparency and Patient Advocacy Conference will be held Nov. 11 in Lexington.
Speakers include John Santa, director of the Health Ratings Center for Consumer Reports, who will discuss the principles of transparency; author Maryn McKenna, who will present the history of MRSA; Dr. Keith Sinclair, medical director of Bluegrass Oakwood in Somerset, who will speak of how transparency has nearly eliminated pressure sores at his institution; and Frances Griffin, a faculty member at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, who will present on the IHI global trigger tool.
The gathering is from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Embassy Suites in Lexington. Registration is $50 and includes a box lunch. Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, physical therapists and human resource managers attending the conference will receive 6.5 hours of continuing education credits. To register, click here.