Annual Conference

2017 Conference

Thank you to all who attended the 

2017 Annual Education Conference

"Innovate to Make a Difference Across the Continuum of Care"

April 5-6, 2017

Washington Duke Inn, Durham NC


Conference Brochure 

CEU's 11.25 for attendance both days


2017 Conference Speakers and Presentations

Click on these links to download available speaker presentations

Wednesday April 5, 2017

Keith Kosel, PhD — SVP Government Affairs  Vizient Inc.“The Future of Healthcare Reform and What it Means for Quality…Where Do We Go From Here?"

Kevin Schulman, MD— Professor of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine “The Pivot: Moving From Fee-For-Service to Capitation”

Jean Wright, MD— Chief Innovation Officer    Carolinas HealthCare System “The Role of Analogies in Innovation— Lessons Learned”

Monica Cooke RN.C., MA, CPHQ, CPHRM, FASHRM — CEO Quality Plus Solutions “What’s the Big Deal? Behavioral Health Patient Safety Throughout the Continuum” ; handout 1handout 2, handout 3 

Reverend Richard Joyner— Founder of Conetoe Family Life Center “By Nourishing Plants, You’re Nourishing the Community

Laura Hamilton, CSP— President Laura  Hamilton Seminars, Inc. “ Change is Fine...For Everyone Else”

Thursday April 6, 2017

David Gifford, MD— SVP Quality & Regulatory    Affairs at AHCA/NCAL “Partnerships Are Key to Successful Transitions of Care to Post Acute Providers

Heather Snyder— Assistant Manager    Government Value-Based Care at Novant Health Medical Group “MACRA/MIPS

Dionisios Vrochides MD, PhD, CMEd, FACS, FRCSC— Associate Professor of Surgery at Carolinas HealthCare System “Customizing Individual Patient Care in the Era of Evidence-based Pathways That Eliminate Variation

Kimberly Hames, MBA— Principal, Market  Development Echo Health Ventures  “Engaging the Healthcare Consumer—Innovations That Work

Neerja Bhatia, CPC, CPVA, CPBA— Learning Facilitator & Coordinator at Rhythm of  Success  “The Art & Science of Innovation




Interested in being a sponsor for our 2018 Conference?

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