Category On The Road

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Mar

March Madness… JSPH style!

It’s already March and I am thinking about the crazy month ahead. Not about basketball but about all of the amazing activities that await us. Starting this week I will have the distinct privilege to deliver the plenary address at the QSEA meeting in Tempe, AZ. QSEA – the quality and safety educator’s academy! This more »

10
Oct

A Lesson in Physician Empathy from Parma, Italy

Patrick Monaghan JSPH Director of Communications This morning’s Jefferson School of Population Health Forum was notable on two fronts: a presentation on findings from a highly publicized study on empathy in patient care, and a first-ever workshop with the researchers for members of the Grandon Society. Formed earlier this year, the Grandon Society serves as more »

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Apr

American College of Physicians Annual Meeting 2012

I have just returned from an “over the top” Annual Meeting of the ACPE in San Francisco, CA – over the top because it was the largest gathering of physician executives of the past seven years with more than 800 docs from around the nation, and the world. I taught the Quality Section of the more »

17
Feb

The VHA Annual Clinical Meeting 2012

I have been totally immersed in the VHA Annual Clinical Meeting in Miami FL for the past two days. It is one of the most stimulating meetings of the past year. Peter Pronovost did an outstanding job connecting DO NO HARM to the real work of reducing catheter associated infections. He got raucous applause. My more »

6
Dec

The John Fisher Lecture in Muncie IN

I had the privilege this past week of delivering the 10th annual John Fisher Lecture at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, IN. Ball is part of the newly merged Clarian and Cardinal Health Systems—which include the University of Indiana School of Medicine and Methodist Hospital. The lecture was focused on the need for health system more »

13
Nov

The ACPE in Tucson AZ, November 2008

I am in Tucson AZ teaching my favorite course for the American College of Physician Executives at the Fall Institute. The course is called the Three Faces of Quality, and I have profiled this previously. This week represents the 15th anniversary since the debut of the course and it has evolved along with the field more »

4
Nov

Recent Travels

A few days ago in Boston, the Lucian Leape Institute of the National Patient Safety Foundation hosted an amazing meeting. This invitation only affair brought together most of the key stakeholders with a deep interest in changing how undergraduate medical education approaches the key topics of quality and safety. Among the guests were the leaders more »

14
Oct

Preventing Line Sepsis

I recently had the opportunity to chair an important expert panel in Washington DC concerned with reducing the occurence of line sepsis. The COOK corporation gave an unrestricted educational grant to our department to organize and facilitate this panel. There were representatives from many major national organizations, hospitals, and policy groups. We explored all the more »

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Sep

The Meaning of Mission

I just returned from ROME, Italy, following a spiritual retreat for the Board of Trustees of Catholic Healthcare Partners (CHP) a large not for profit system headquartered in Cincinnati OH. I have been on the CHP Board for ten years and this retreat was the culmination of our visits to the “mother houses” of the more »

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