Agenda

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NAHQ Next features 2.5 days of structured virtual live sessions, plus curated content including poster presentations on-demand, 60-minute sessions on-demand, and 15-minute HQ Best Practice Tools on-demand. The below schedule reflects the virtual live sessions. These sessions will be live at the date and time listed below plus, you’ll have access along with all on-demand content until December 31, 2022.

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Day 1

Monday, September 12

Hear from leaders on how they are activating their workforce and leveraging their quality and safety toolkits to achieve results.

Theme: Organizational Quality and Safety: System Sustainability 
Over the last two decades, the healthcare industry has set goals for achieving better patient outcomes. While progress has been made, our systems fail to be sustainable, resulting in work and rework to keep our systems functioning near status-quo. This means healthcare systems are less safe and the workforce is burned out trying to keep up. The time is now to shift from goal setting to planning for sustainable healthcare systems.

10:00 am - 10:10 am CT

Moderator: Emmett T. Ervin, MPA, CPHQ
Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Compliance
University of Maryland Medical System

10:10 am - 10:55 am CT

Moderator: Emmett T. Ervin, MPA, CPHQ
Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Compliance
University of Maryland Medical System
Stephanie Mercado, CAE, CPHQ
Chief Executive Officer
National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ)

11:10 am - 12:25 pm CT

Katharyn (Taryn) Kennedy, MD, CPHQ
Chief Quality Officer
Bon Secours Mercy Health
Kristine Groves, BSN
Executive Director
Veterans Health Administration Office of Quality Management
Nidia Williams, PhD, MBB, CPHQ, FNAHQ
Vice President, Quality and Safety at Lifespan
Lifespan
Robin Betts, RN, CPHQ, MBA-HA
Vice President of Safety, Quality and Regulatory Services
Kaiser Permanente Health Plan and Hospitals, Northern California
Moderator: Ted Donnelly, BSN, MHA, CPHQ
Vice President of Workforce Accelerator Implementations
National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ)

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm CT

David Marshall, JD, DNP, RN, CENP, NEA-BC, FAAN, FAONL
Sr VP and Chief Nursing Executive
Cedars Sinai
Debra Flores, MS, BSN, RN, FACHE
Senior Vice President, Area Manager Greater Southern Alameda Area
Kaiser Permanente
Martin Hatlie, JD
President and CEO / Co-Director
Project Patient Care / MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety
Rollin J. (Terry) Fairbanks, MD, MS
VP and Chief Quality & Safety Officer
MedStar Health
Moderator: Marian Savage, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ, PMP
Vice President of Quality and Patient Experience
Roper Saint Francis Healthcare System

2:40 pm - 3:25 pm CT

Leah Binder, MA, MGA
President and CEO
Leapfrog Group
Stephen Burrows
Writer, Director, and Performer
The Burrows of Hollywood
Moderator: Emmett T. Ervin, MPA, CPHQ
Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Compliance
University of Maryland Medical System

3:35 pm - 4:35 pm CT

Jeannine Erickson Grinnell, MHA, CPA
Chief Executive Officer and District Healthcare System Superintendent
UW Medicine / Valley Medical Center
Jeff DiLisi, MD, MBA
CEO
Roper St. Francis
Maulik Joshi, DrPH
President and CEO
Meritus Health
Stephanie Mercado, CAE, CPHQ
Chief Executive Officer
National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ)

Day 2

Tuesday, September 13

Hear from your peers about their “work in action” to create positive change in healthcare.

Theme: Professional Engagement: Your Work in Action to Create Change in Healthcare  
Healthcare needs to move to long-term sustainable solutions. The hard work those working in quality and safety put in during the pandemic and the results they achieved has paved the way for more sustainable solutions.

9:00 am - 10:00 am CT

Paul Keckley, PhD
Principle
The Keckley Report
Moderator: Emmett T. Ervin, MPA, CPHQ
Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Compliance
University of Maryland Medical System

10:15 am - 11:15 am CT

April M. Taylor, MS, MHA, FACHE, CMQ/OE, CLSSBB, CPPS, CPHQ
Vice President, Quality
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Lisa Ishii, MD
Senior Vice President, Operations
Johns Hopkins Health System
MiKaela Olsen, DNP, APRN-CNS, AOCNS®, FAAN
Clinical Program Director, Oncology
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Richard Hill, BS, CLSMBB
Assistant Director, Lean Six Sigma Deployment
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality
Airica Steed, Ed.D, MBA, RN, CSSMBB, FACHE, IASSC
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Sinai Chicago
Moderator: Emmett T. Ervin, MPA, CPHQ
Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Compliance
University of Maryland Medical System
Patricia Resnik, MBA, MJ, FACHE, CPHQ, CHC
Vice President, Center for Virtual Health
ChristianaCare
Moderator: Emmett T. Ervin, MPA, CPHQ
Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Compliance
University of Maryland Medical System

2:25 pm - 3:10 pm CT

Michelle Block Schreiber, MD
Deputy Director / Director
CMS / Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group 
Moderator: Emmett T. Ervin, MPA, CPHQ
Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Compliance
University of Maryland Medical System
Johan Smith, MBA, CPHQ
Vice President, Health Informatics
Universal Health Services
Moderator: Emmett T. Ervin, MPA, CPHQ
Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Compliance
University of Maryland Medical System

4:20 pm - 5:15 pm CT

Patricia Kirkpatrick, MJ, RN, CPHQ
Director, Quality Management
Prospero Health
Moderator: Emmett T. Ervin, MPA, CPHQ
Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Compliance
University of Maryland Medical System
Stephanie Mercado, CAE, CPHQ
Chief Executive Officer
National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ)

Day 3

Wednesday, September 14

Join these sessions that focus on you and your career -- whether you are a seasoned veteran in healthcare quality and safety or just “quality curious” and looking for an immediate next step.

Theme: Future Leaders & Career Planning 
Your employer can help you manage your career and grow professionally by providing training, mentoring, and increasing responsibilities; however, it is up to you to create your own success and chart your path.

10:15 am - 11:00 am CT

Carole S. Guinane, RN, BSBA, MBA, FNAHQ, CPHQ, BBSS
Executive Director
Cedars Sinai Health
Moderator: Emmett T. Ervin, MPA, CPHQ
Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Compliance
University of Maryland Medical System

11:10 am - 12:20 pm CT

Joshua Cartwright, DHA-C, MHL, CPHQ
Director Quality Programs and Performance Measurement
Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Raphael McIntyre, MPH, CPHQ
Operational Excellence
Texas Health Resources
Stephanie Coneybear, PMP
Director, Quality and Safety Operations
Piedmont Healthcare
Moderator: Bert Thurlo-Walsh, MM, RN, CPHQ
Chief Quality Officer
Milford Regional Medical Center

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm CT

April M. Taylor, MS, MHA, FACHE, CMQ/OE, CLSSBB, CPPS, CPHQ
Vice President, Quality
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Deirdre McCaughey, PhD, MBA, PT
Associate Professor
Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Community Health Sciences
Esther Emard, RN, MSN, MSLIR, CPHQ
Graduate Faculty
The George Washington University
Nidia Williams, PhD, MBB, CPHQ, FNAHQ
Vice President, Quality and Safety at Lifespan
Lifespan
Patricia Kirkpatrick, MJ, RN, CPHQ
Director, Quality Management
Prospero Health
Patricia Resnik, MBA, MJ, FACHE, CPHQ, CHC
Vice President, Center for Virtual Health
ChristianaCare
Moderator: Emmett T. Ervin, MPA, CPHQ
Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Compliance
University of Maryland Medical System
Moderator: Marian Savage, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ, PMP
Vice President of Quality and Patient Experience
Roper Saint Francis Healthcare System
Stephanie Mercado, CAE, CPHQ
Chief Executive Officer
National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ)

1:30 pm - 1:35 pm CT

Moderator: Emmett T. Ervin, MPA, CPHQ
Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Compliance
University of Maryland Medical System