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2012 MEDSAFE Annual Conference

Prescribed Strategies for Today’s Challenges


Thursday, October 4, 2012
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

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Turf Valley
2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City, Maryland 21042


Program Overview

There is no shortage of challenges when it comes to thinking about, and reacting to, Health Care Reform legislation and the requirements that will necessitate new, better and faster responses from all providers. From readmissions, to drug shortages, to patient satisfaction we must be willing and able to reassess our approaches to these issues and enact changes that will put our organizations on track as successful leaders of reform. The Maryland Patient Safety Center’s 2012 MEDSAFE Conference addresses key medication management and safety issues as they relate to you and your particular needs. This year’s conference is focused on the most critical challenges raised by Maryland’s hospitals in the ISMP Self-Assessment Survey for 2012 along with other pressing issues such as reducing avoidable rehospitalizations, improving HCAHPs performance, and national drug shortages. The program has been structured to provide current information on the state of the issues; give local and national perspectives on how to address our medication management and safety challenges; and to provide risk reduction and improvement strategies.

Keynote Speaker

Amy Boutwell, M.D., MPP, Founder
Collaborative Healthcare Strategies

Amy BoutwellDr. Amy Boutwell is the co-founder of STAAR (State Action on Avoidable Rehospitalizations) — a multi-state, multi-stakeholder initiative to reduce readmissions, taking the state as the unit of interest. In 2011, Dr. Boutwell founded Collaborative Healthcare Strategies to support local, regional, and national efforts seeking to improve care across settings and reduce avoidable Emergency Department and hospital utilization. She is a physician advisor to the CMS QIO Care Transitions Aim, CMS Hospital Engagement Networks, and co-principal investigator for multi-state AHRQ funded Medicaid readmissions.

Who Should Attend?

Pharmacists, Medication Safety Offi cers, Nursing Leaders, Quality Managers, Risk Managers, and Patient SafetyOfficers.

Program Fee

  • Maryland Healthcare Professionals: $100
  • Non-Maryland Healthcare Professionals: $200


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