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Defining Moments in Healthcare: Compass CEO Cary Gutbezahl Presents at IHI 24th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwire - Dec 3, 2012) - Cary Gutbezahl, MD, CEO of Compass Clinical Consulting, will present at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's (IHI) Defining Moments - 24th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare on December 12, 2012, in Grand Ballroom Salon at the World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida.

Defining Moments

The future of healthcare quality depends on creativity, commitment, and visionary steps taken today. At IHI's 24th Annual National Forum, thousands of healthcare leaders from around the world will gather to explore new ways of thinking; to deliver ideas and strategies to effect real change and improve healthcare quality; and to discuss, create, and deliver "defining moments" in the future of healthcare.

The Decision to Become Transparent is a Defining Moment

Preparing for hospital accreditation surveys every three years can be tedious and boring and is not adequate for organizations to maintain continuous safe patient-care practices. But waiting until your organization is in trouble isn't an answer either.

"Is Compliance the Right Tool for a Culture of Transparency?" presented by Cary Gutbezahl, MD, CEO of Compass Clinical Consulting, and Ms. Bonnie Thompson, APRN, formerly Director of Organizational Excellence, William W. Backus Hospital will address this issue and create a defining moment in the concept and use of compliance to improve safety and quality care.

Creating an "Always On, Bring It On" Culture

The presentation will focus on the real-world journey of the William W. Backus Health System, which moved from getting ready for inspection to embracing measurement and transparency as the path to safe, quality care. That journey began when leadership embraced external scrutiny as a vehicle for validating care quality and safety.

Attendees will learn how to...

  • Use negative CMS survey findings as a vehicle for generating organizational change, not just technical change
  • Re-position the organization's view of accreditation and compliance surveys from defensive and reactive behaviors towards a proactive managerial system that meets the intent of regulations and standards and assures that patient care is safe through measurement and data analysis
  • Use external compliance surveys as external validation of managerial success

Additional Links:
The National Forum On-Site Conference Guide
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Compass Clinical Consulting's Regulatory & Accreditation Journal