QualityNet: The CMS Healthcare Quality Conference

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More than 1,250 health care quality stakeholders from the Quality Improvement Organization Program, End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Networks, Medicaid grantees and other health care organizations will convene December 2-4, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland for the 2014 CMS Healthcare Quality Conference.

This year’s theme, Moving from Vision to Reality, focuses on putting the CMS Quality Strategy into practice. Breakout sessions will cover topics such as safer care, patient and family engagement, innovation and reducing disparities in health care. QualityNet’s learning and action format will equip participants to apply what they’ve learned right away through:

Master Classes

Participants will leave Master Classes with actionable strategies and skills to improve health quality in their communities. Continuing Education Credits will be offered for the following Master Classes:

  • Lean 101: Applying Lean Tools to Your Work
  • How to Sustain and Spread Innovation
  • Innovating on the Front Lines: Change, Innovation and Strategy
  • Real Talk: A Patient and Family Engagement Experience
  • Virtual Collaboration: From One Time Production to Long Term Results
  • Demystifying Performance Measurement: A Toolkit for Getting Started, Getting Unstuck and Taking Off

Conference App

The QualityNet mobile app (available for Android and iPhone) gives participants access to the conference agenda, session descriptions and speaker bios, and can be customized based on participants’ interest in conference tracks. The app will be available for download at QualityNetOnline.com/MobileApp.

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Social Media Sharing

Participants can follow the @QIOProgram handle on Twitter for real-time information and updates before, during and after the conference. By tweeting with the official conference hashtag, #QualityNet14, participants can connect with each other and share what they’ve learned with those who can’t attend. A Digital Media Help Desk will be located just outside the main ballroom to offer participants tips for enhancing their conference experience through social media.

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Gallery Walk

View health care quality improvement best practices and success stories from across the country by taking a stroll through the QualityNet Gallery Walk.

If you are unable to attend, you can still participate by following @QIOProgram and #QualityNet14 on Twitter and by viewing videos on the QIO Program YouTube channel. Conference presentations will also be available at QualityNetOnline.com after the event, and a summary conference will be featured in our next issue of QIO News.