Press Release for Friday, April 16, 2010
UNF Center for Global Health Hosts Second Annual Quality Safety Forum
Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
The Center for Global Health and Medical Diplomacy at
the University of North Florida will host its second annual Quality
Safety Forum on Friday, May 7, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UNF University
Center on campus.
The focus of the community education forum will be
“Creating a Culture of Quality, Communication and Collaboration.”
International, national and regional experts will discuss how advanced quality
and safety efforts are enhancing our health, medical care and biomedical
industry. Come out and participate in making Northeast
Florida a region of medical excellence.
The featured keynote speaker Dr. Brent C. James, chief
quality officer and executive director for the Institute for Health Care
Delivery Research at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, will be discussing a
“Prescription for Change.” He is known internationally for his work in clinical
quality improvement, patient safety and the infrastructure that underlies
successful improvement efforts, such as culture change, data systems, payment
methods and management roles.
the Intermountain Advanced Training Program in Clinical Practice Improvement, James
has trained more than 3,500 senior physician, nursing and administrative
executives, drawn from around the world, in clinical management methods, with
proven improvement results. He is also a member of the National Academy of
Other featured speakers include Dr. Rex Ragsdale, chief
medical officer for Cerner East and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family
Practice, and Dr. Bridgett Duffy, a specialist in internal medicine. Ragsdale,
who will discuss “The Role of IT in Quality and Safety Improvement,” has led
distinguished medical institutions through successful computerized prescription
order entry and electronic medical record projects. Duffy’s passion for
patient-centered initiatives is inherent in her personal and professional
goals, which led to her role as the first chief experience officer at the Cleveland
Clinic. She will discuss “Executing on Quality and Safety Through the Eyes of
Conference registration fee is $75. Fee waivers are
available for UNF faculty, staff and students. Breakfast, refreshments and
lunch is included in the fee. Space is limited and a reservation is required.
To register for the community education forum, which offers 5.25 CME credits,
go to unf.edu/brooks/center or call (904) 620-1211.