Health-care transparency and patient advocacy will be the focus at the 2011 Health Watch USA 2011 conference Nov. 11 in Lexington. Topics will include hospital-acquired infections and the importance of reporting them; the impact of transparency on an institution; barriers in the control of healthcare-acquired infections; and principles of transformational leadership will be among the topics discussed.
Speakers include Frances Griffin, a faculty member at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, will be one of the many conference speakers and will speak about the IHI global trigger tool. Dr. Keith Sinclair, medical director at Bluegrass Oakwood in Somerset, will speak of how transparency has almost eliminated pressure sores at his facility. Award-winning author Maryn McKenna will speak of the history of MRSA and Dr. John Santa from Consumers Union will speak of the principles of transparency.
The registration fee is $50. The conference, which runs from 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., will be at Embassy Suites on Newtown Pike in Lexington. To register, click here.