Tuesday, September 25, 2012

October 25/Cleveland+Web: Improving the Quality of Health Care: Where Law, Accreditation, and Professionalism Collide

The demands on health care organizations to eliminate preventable complications and provide far safer environments for patients are increasing. The just-upheld Affordable Care Act will add more fuel to this fire. Dr. Chassin will discuss the role of law and regulation in this effort, their strengths and weaknesses, and how they often conflict with other approaches to quality improvement. He will assess the current state of healthcare quality and what it will take to achieve consistent excellence.
Improving the Quality of Health Care: Where Law, Accreditation, and Professionalism Collide
October 25, 2012
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
11075 East Blvd
Cleveland, Ohio 44106 
Also Available As Webinar
Oliver C. Schroeder, Jr. Scholar-in-Residence Lecture
Presented by the Law-Medicine Center
Case Western Reserve University School of Law    
1 hr. of CLE credit available, pending approval
Mark R. Chassin,
MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, is president of The Joint Commission. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized worldwide as a symbol of quality and commitment to quality improvement and meeting state-of-the-art performance standards. Dr. Chassin is also president of the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare. Established in 2009 under his leadership, the Center works with the nation’s leading hospitals and health systems to address health care’s most critical safety and quality problems. Previously, Dr. Chassin was the Edmond A. Guggenheim Professor of Health Policy and founding Chairman of the Department of Health Policy at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, and Executive Vice President for Excellence in Patient Care at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. At Mount Sinai, Dr. Chassin built a nationally recognized quality improvement program. In addition, he designed and deployed a number of effective community-based intervention trials that reduced racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care. Earlier, he was Commissioner of the New York State Department of Health. He is a board-certified internist and practiced emergency medicine for 12 years. Dr. Chassin received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University and a master’s degree in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He also holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of California at Los Angeles.

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