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Still Time to Register for HQI Annual Conference

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It’s not too late to register for the Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) Annual Conference, which will be held in two locations — Oct. 3-4 in Long Beach and Nov. 6-7 in Napa. That makes the Southern California program just a week away.  

And now, in response to the unprecedented cost and care challenges facing California hospitals, HQI has suspended member registration fees. Hear more from HQI President Robert Imhoff as he explains the decision to make the conference free for members.  

The conference will feature nationally recognized speakers addressing critical patient safety issues and offers attendees practical takeaways including proven frameworks, strategies, toolkits, and return on investment worksheets. Speakers will share case studies and insights on recent research and innovative programs across four tracks of breakout sessions:  

Track 1: General Patient Safety 

Attendees will learn strategies for applying causal analysis and a proven framework to advance quality improvement efforts. There will also be information on innovative programs for improving patient safety in underserved populations. 

Track 2: Joy in Practice 

This track features strategies for reducing burnout and supporting health care professionals through adverse events. There will be take-home tips for improving staff well-being, building effective teams, holding clinicians accountable, and more. 

Track 3: Data 

From data capture and analysis to the latest Department of Health Care Access and Information efforts, attendees will hear how quality data and machine-based learning can bolster patient safety improvement efforts. 

Track 4: Health Equity 

This track will examine why minority populations often experience disproportionately adverse patient outcomes. Presenters will explore how bias can impact outcomes and how to overcome language barriers and other obstacles.