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Friday May 5, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM CDT

Northern Illinois University Conference Center – Naperville Campus
1120 E Diehl Rd 2nd floor, Room #265
Naperville, IL 60563

Early bird pricing available through April 23

Hotel Information:
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn Naperville for $89 per night on May 4th under "IAHQ Annual Conference". Please book by April 18, 2017.

Hampton Inn Naperville
1087 East Diehl Rd., Naperville, Illinois, 60563, USA TEL: +1-630-505-1400

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IAHQ Annual Conference Agenda: Increase your Improvement Quotient*
Time Topics Speakers
8:00 am to 8:15 am Welcome and introductions Tony Heath, PhD, CPHQ, IAHQ President

Stephen L. Davidow, MBA-HCM, CPHQ, APR, IAHQ Director-At-Large

8:15 am to 9:15 am Leadership Actions that Make a Quality Difference Sarah Pavelka, PhD, MHA, OTR/L, CPHQ, FNAHQ, Pavelka Consulting
9:15 am to 10:15 am Baldrige Framework for Performance Excellence: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital’s journey Pamela Hyziak, Director of Quality Improvement, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, ILPEX Gold Winner
10:15 am to 10:30 am Break  
10:30 am to 11:45 am


Improving patient care at the point of delivery: using performance measure results for data-driven QI

Anthony Yang, MD, Professor Northwestern University, Illinois Surgical Outcomes Improvement Center

Raeann M. Fuller BSN, RN, CCRN, CNML

Advocate Health Sepsis Lead

Advocate Condell Medical Center

11:45 am to 12:30 pm Lunch  
12:30 pm to 12:45 pm

IAHQ Member Business Meeting:

Bylaws vote

IAHQ Board
12:45 pm to 1:45 pm Keynote: A nationwide perspective on quality improvement: stories from the field Jeneen Iwugo, MPA, Deputy Director, Center for Quality Improvement and Innovation Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
1:45 pm to 2:45 pm Health data analytics: Driving clinical quality Improvement

Jason E. Gillikin, BA, CPHQ

Manager, Advanced Analytics

Priority Health

2:45 pm to 3:00 pm Break  
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Pending Confirmation TBA
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Enhancing clinician patient/family communication for improved outcomes Pat Merryweather, MA, Executive Director, Project Patient Care
5:00 pm to 5:15 pm Close Tony Heath, PhD, CPHQ, IAHQ President
5:15 pm to 6:00 pm Meet the IAHQ Board Reception
*6.5 NAHQ hours pending


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