National Journal LIVE Policy Summit
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The human and economic burden of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) is significant and growing. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, nearly 1.7 million HAIs occurred in 2002, and they are among the top-10 causes of death in the United States. HAIs also generate up to $33 billion in excess healthcare costs each year.
Join National Journal and a panel of experts as they explore the effect of HAIs on the quality and cost of U.S. healthcare delivery. There will also be a discussion of the potential impact of current policy and legislation, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, on infection prevention efforts.
Donald Berwick, M.D., administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, will participate in a keynote interview for the event to be held on March 2, 2011, at the Columbus Club at Union Station from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. It will be hosted by National Journal Group and underwritten by BD.
Marilyn Werber Serafini. Robin Toner Distinguished Fellow, Kaiser Family Foundation
Nancy Foster, vice president for quality and safety, American Hospital Association, Inc.
Jerome Granato, M.D., chief medical officer, Excela Health
Lisa McGiffert, senior policy analyst on health issues, Consumers Union
Richard Calderone, professor of microbiology and immunology, Georgetown University
What: The Impact of Healthcare-Associated Infections on Healthcare Costs and Patient Care Quality
Where: Columbus Club at Union Station
50 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
When: Wednesday, March 2, 2011
8 a.m. — Registration
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. — Discussion
SOURCE National Journal Group