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HQI Conference Session to Focus on a System’s Approach to Health Equity

For Quality and Patient Safety Staff

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The 2019 Hospital Quality Institute Conference — themed Respect, Reliability, Resilience — features sessions on the most critical issues facing quality and patient safety leaders and professionals. This year, the conference will be held Oct. 14-15 in Sacramento at the Golden One Center and the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel.

Session Spotlight: Advancing Health Equity in an Integrated System
Featured speaker: Madrone Styles, system vice president, quality and clinical effectiveness, Office of Patient Experience, Sutter Health

Health care data often reveal a troubling trend — disparities in health outcomes across the different populations we serve. Sutter Health explored the health equity issue by examining 18 quality metrics by patient race and ethnicity. What began as a process of self-examination evolved into a strategic organizational approach to safeguard equity in quality outcomes. This session will outline how Sutter Health used metrics to capture and report on equity concerns, obtain leadership buy-in, raise awareness among staff, and develop community partnerships to advance health equity.

Deep Discounts for Early Registrants
For a limited time, registrants will receive the early bird rate, plus an additional 20% off tuition. Don’t delay — this offer applies to the first 100 registrants. Tuition for members is $440; for nonmembers, $600. Sign up early and save.

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