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April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UHC, in collaboration with the American College of Medical Quality, has developed a 28-page
supplement from the UHC Annual Conference 2012, "Re:imagine."
The "Re:imagine" summary is available as a supplement to the March/
April 2013 issue of the
American Journal of Medical Quality and online at
uhc.edu. It highlights the key presentations at UHC's second annual conference, which brought together more than 1,600 top health care professionals to learn more about improvement solutions for the health care industry. The conference addressed reducing hospital length of stay, improving mortality, reducing costs, using staff in new and adaptive roles, boosting patient satisfaction, and improving performance in other areas that affect quality and reimbursement.
"This supplement is a great synopsis of presentations delivered by some of the most influential professionals in health care," said
Irene M. Thompson, UHC president and chief executive officer. "This tremendous resource can help today's health care providers learn more about the initiatives that drive improved quality and performance."
Among the presentations outlined in the supplement are:
UHC's Jacob J. Groenewold, senior vice president, Supply Chain; Richard P. Lofgren, senior vice president and chief clinical officer; and Steve J. Meurer, senior vice president, Comparative Data and Informatics, collaborated to present "Using Teams and Data to Improve Efficiency."
Researcher and author Steven Johnson shared concepts and strategies for developing a culture of innovation and stimulating breakthrough progress.
Former fighter pilots Max Rogers, MD, and Charles Campbell applied lessons from the cockpit to demonstrate how flawless execution can be achieved through communication and teamwork.
Haley Barbour, former governor of Mississippi and former chair of the Republican National Committee, and Donna Brazile, vice chair of voter registration and participation for the Democratic National Committee, author, and television commentator debated health care reform.
Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting presented insights into the creative process and ways to fully explore different ideas.
In addition to summaries of those presentations, the supplement includes abstracts for many of the 70 "rapid-fire" sessions offered by presenters from health care facilities and organizations around the country, such as:
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Cedars-Sinai Health System
Cleveland Clinic Office of Patient Experience
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin
Harborview Medical Center
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Long Island Jewish Medical Center—North Shore-LIJ Health System
Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical University of South Carolina
NYU Langone Medical Center
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Thomas Jefferson University
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Tufts Medical Center
UCSF Medical Center
University of Colorado Hospital
The University of Connecticut Health Center, John Dempsey Hospital
University of Maryland Medical Center
University of North Carolina Hospitals
University of Pennsylvania Health System
University of Virginia Health System
University of Washington Medical Center
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