Thursday, April 9, 2015

Eighth Annual Transforming Health Symposium Next Week

The Eighth Annual Transforming Health Symposium will take place next Wednesday, April 15 in Columbia.  This symposium, organized by Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, the South Carolina Hospital Association, Health Sciences South Carolina, Mothers Against Medical Errors and PHTS Risk Management, will feature national speakers and learning sessions focused on the future of healthcare and patient safety.

This year’s keynote speakers include:

  • Derek Feeley, Executive VP of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
  • Uma Kotagal SVP for Quality, Safety and Transformation at Cincinnati Children's Hospital
  • Beverley Johnson, CEO of the Institute for Patient and Family Centered Care
The schedule also includes three breakout tracks focused on each of the three components of the Triple Aim: better care, better population health and lower per-capita costs. Niñon Lewis from IHI will be leading the Population Health Track, discussing how to achieve the Triple Aim for patients and populations and explaining the 100 Million Healthier Lives Campaign. Palliative care, patient- and family-centered care, and a "Meet the Press" panel are also part of the agenda. 

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