Healthcare quality professionals gather to advance their workforces’ impact on new performance expectations of value-based care
CHICAGO, September 19, 2018 (Business Wire) — This year’s NAHQ Next conference will prepare healthcare quality professionals to drive performance improvement amid the increasing focus on value-based care. Registration is open for this leading conference, hosted by the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ), which is dedicated to the advancement of healthcare quality and patient safety. Individuals who join NAHQ, as well as register for NAHQ Next before October 8, will save up to $800. NAHQ Next is November 5-7, 2018, in Minneapolis, MN.
NAHQ Next keynote speakers will offer leading points-of-view on the challenges of the value-based healthcare economy and the advancing role of the quality professional. They include Carla Harris, vice chairman and managing director, Morgan Stanley and the author Jan McInnis. In a general session, two industry leaders will address “Increasing Value of the Healthcare Quality Profession. Making the Most of Change to Deliver on the Promise of Healthcare Quality,” which hits the topic of workforce impact on value-based performance head on. It will be led by David Nash, MD MBA, founding dean, Jefferson College of Population Health of Thomas Jefferson University and Stephanie Mercado, CAE, CEO and executive director of NAHQ.
Joining NAHQ or attending its conference has never been more important for quality professionals. Sessions at NAHQ Next on health data analytics, population health and care transitions, quality review and accountability, as well as other leading topics are designed to give quality professionals the knowledge and competencies to succeed in the new healthcare economy and to deliver the biggest impact on organizations struggling with rising expectations for quality, safety and cost savings.
“Healthcare quality professionals are experiencing profound change in their industry and are at the center of front-line improvement,” said NAHQ CEO, Stephanie Mercado, CAE. “They offer a built-in advantage to all healthcare organizations’ performance. That’s why NAHQ Next is leaning into value-based care and presenting sessions and speakers that will offer quality professionals the insight and practical solutions to overcome disruption and help them increase their impact.”
“A safety culture is now seen as central to healthcare and hospital organizations’ missions,” explained David Nash, MD MBA, founding dean, Jefferson College of Population Health of Thomas Jefferson University. “Healthcare quality professionals, therefore, need the most updated information and tools to navigate the intensified focus on safety and measurement.”
NAHQ is dedicated to the professional development of the healthcare quality community and will offer NAHQ Next attendees an opportunity to participate in a Professional Development Zone, where they can meet with a career coach to receive personalized career advice and create a professional headshot.
NAHQ will showcase the most innovative products and services for healthcare quality professionals at the NAHQ Solutions Center. Attendees will find empowering solutions to the broad range of challenges they face as they strive to improve the quality of healthcare. A limited number of sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are still available.
Virtual attendance is also an option. Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality® (CPHQ) designees will receive 12 continuing education credits by attending.
NAHQ defines the standard of excellence for the healthcare quality profession and equips professionals and organizations to meet these standards. NAHQ offers the only accredited certification in healthcare quality, extensive educational programming, networking opportunities, and career resources to help our members meet the challenges they face. Learn more about NAHQ at nahq.org.
Mary Ann Rausa