2012: "Pursuing Excellence in Care Transitions: Enhancing Safety in Kidney Patient Care"

This conference is a collaboration among numerous stakeholders from the renal community including the Forum of ESRD Networks, the Renal Physicians Association, Fresenius, DaVita and Dialysis Clinic, Inc. The topic of this year’s conference is “Pursuing Excellence in Care Transitions; Enhancing Safety in Kidney Patient Care” and will include sessions presented by nationally known quality and patient safety experts with the goal of improving kidney patient safety and care. The keynote presentation was given by Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, Chief Medical Officer and Director of the Office of Clinical Standards and Quality at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

This conference was convened at the BWI Airport Marriott Hotel, Baltimore, MD on September 11-12, 2012.

Agenda: 2012 Quality Conference

2012 Quality Conference Summary Report

Conference Presentations:

Hospital Re-Admissions: C. Koppelman

Panel - Patient Safety & Transitions: D. VanValkenburgh

Panel - Patient Safety & Transitions: Dr. Lazarus

Panel - Patient Safety & Transitions: Dr. Garrick

Panel - Patient Safety & Transitions: L. Spencer

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Patrick Conway

Legal Considerations to Safe Transitions: J. Riley

Panel - Barriers to Safe Transitions: M. Lazarus

Panel - Barriers to Safe Transitions: D. Rodgers

Panel - Barriers to Safe Transitions: K. Olson

Preventing Re-admissions Through Improved Transitions of Care: Dr. Hartle

Getting Practical - Essential Form Components & Designing a Safe Handover: P. McCarley

Poster Abstracts:

Poster Abstract - Network 1

Poster Abstract - Network 3

Poster Abstract - Network 5

Poster Abstract - Network 9/10

Poster Abstract - Network 11

Poster Abstract - Network 12

Poster Abstract - Network 13

Poster Abstract - Network 14

Poster Abstract - Network 16

Poster Abstract - Network 17

Poster Abstract - ANNA

Poster Abstract - DaVita

Poster Abstract - FMC

Poster Abstract - RPA


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