UHC and American College of Medical Quality Offer Special Supplement From UHC Annual Conference

Supplement Includes Abstracts From Other Top Organizations, UHC Presentation on Health Care Reform, Patient Safety, Quality, and Cost-Effectiveness

Apr 02, 2012, 11:42 ET from UHC

CHICAGO, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UHC, in collaboration with the Jefferson School of Population Health, has developed a 32-page supplement from its Annual Conference 2011, "LEAP: Lead, Excel, Achieve, Perform."

The UHC Annual Conference 2011 issue is available as a supplement to the March/April 2012 issue of the American Journal of Medical Quality and online at uhc.edu. It provides a summary of the key presentations at UHC's first-ever annual conference, which brought together more than 1,800 top health care professionals to learn more about improvement solutions for the health care industry.

"This supplement is designed to provide highlights of the various presentations delivered by the brightest minds in health care across the country," said Irene Thompson, UHC president and chief executive officer. "For those that attended and for those that could not make it, this is a must-have resource to learn more about the initiatives driving improved quality and performance for today's health care providers."

UHC's Julie Cerese and Jake Groenewold teamed up to present "Aligning Quality, Safety, and Cost-Effectiveness: Comprehensive Integration for Improved Outcomes," while health policy journalist Susan Dentzer presented "Health Care Reform, the Triple Aim, and the Quality and Safety Agenda: Opportunities and Challenges for AMCs." Best-selling author Jim Collins presented "A Defined Path to Academic Medical Center Greatness." These three presentations are featured in the supplement.

In addition, the supplement includes the abstracts for many of the 70 "rapid-fire" sessions offered by presenters from health care facilities and organizations around the country, such as:

  • Beaumont Health System
  • Press Ganey
  • Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Center for Applied Research
  • Stanford Hospital & Clinics
  • Denver Health
  • Stony Brook University Medical Center
  • Fletcher Allen Health Care
  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Greenville Hospital System (Greenville Memorial Hospital)
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital 
  • Harborview Medical Center
  • UAB Health System (UAB Hospital)        
  • Howard University Hospital
  • UCLA Health System (Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center) 
  • Indiana University Health
  • UMass Memorial Health Care 
  • IU Health Methodist Hospital
  • University Hospitals Case Medical Center 
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • University of Chicago Medicine 
  • Loyola University Medical Center
  • University of Kentucky Hospital 
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • University of Mississippi Health Care 
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of North Carolina Hospitals 
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System (Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania) 
  • National CAHPS Benchmarking Database
  • University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston/Memorial Hermann Hospital 
  • North Shore-LIJ Health System: Long Island Jewish Hospital
  • University of Texas Medical Branch, (UTMB Health) 
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • University of Washington Medical Center 
  • NYU Langone Medical Center
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics 
  • Penn State M.S. Hershey Medical Center
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center

About UHC

UHC is an alliance of the nation's leading nonprofit academic medical centers, which are focused on delivering world-class patient care. Based in Chicago, Ill, UHC fosters collaboration with and among its 116 academic medical center and 261 affiliated hospital members through its renowned programs and services in the areas of comparative data and analytics, performance improvement, supply chain management, strategic research, and public policy. UHC helps its members achieve excellence in quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness. Formed in 1984, UHC's membership includes more than 90% of the nonprofit academic medical centers in the United States. For more information, visit uhc.edu.