Kaiser CEO George Halverson's Keynote Address on Patient Safety at Quality Colloquium at Harvard University Posted Streaming Video at; CD-ROM of All Presentations Available
  • CD-ROM includes Video of All Speakers with Synced PowerPoint Presentations from Three and One-Half Day Harvard Quality Colloquium
Contact: Paul Tunnecliff
800-684-4549 phone

CAMBRIDGE, MA - HEALTHCARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICE (TM) - AUGUST 27, 2003: The Quality Colloquium at Harvard University, August 24 - 27, 2003, announced today the availability of a streaming video of the keynote presentation by George C. Halvorson, Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. entitled Epidemic of Care: A Call for Safer, Better and More Accountable Health Care. The presentation was delivered on Monday at the Quality Colloquium at Harvard University, August 24 - 27, 2003, in Cambridge, MA.


The Quality Colloquium is now offering a CD-ROM which includes video of all speakers plus synced PowerPoint presentations of the recent Quality Colloquium at Harvard University, August 24 - 27, 2003, in Cambridge, MA. The CD-ROM costs only $295. Three or more CD-ROMs can be purchased for $225 each; Ten or more CD-ROMs cost $195 each. The CD-ROMs can be purchased at

  • Molly Joel Coye, MD, MPH, Founder and President, Health Technology Center, Former Director, California Department of Health Services and Former New Jersey Commissioner of Health, San Francisco, CA
  • Suzanne F. Delbanco, Ph.D., Executive Director, The Leapfrog Group, Washington, DC
  • Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, Ph.D., President, Institute of Medicine, The National Academies, and Former Provost, Harvard University, Washington DC
  • George C. Halvorson, Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Co-Author, Epidemic of Care: A Call for Safer; Better; and More Accountable Health Care, and Former President and CEO of HealthPartners, Oakland, CA
  • Kenneth W. Kizer, MD, MPH, President and CEO, National Quality Forum, Washington, DC
  • Arnold Milstein, MD, MPH, Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Medical Director, Pacific Business Group on Health, Co-Founder, Leapfrog Group, San Francisco, CA
  • Peggy O'Kane, President, National Committee for Quality Assurance, Washington, DC
  • Dennis S. O'Leary, MD, President; Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Oakbrook Terrace, IL
  • David Shulkin, MD, President, Patient Safety Officer Society, Chief Medical Officer, Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital, Chief Quality Officer and Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine, Drexel University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Sean Tunis, MD, MSc, Director, Office of Clinical Standards and Quality, and Chief Medical Officer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD
  • Diane Allen, Chief Nursing Officer, Concord Hospital, Capital Regional Health Care, Concord, NH
  • Mark R. Anderson, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Healthcare IT Futurist, Chief Executive Officer, AC Group, Inc., Spring, TX
  • Joseph I. Bormel, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, Patient Care Systems, QuadraMed Corporation, Reston, VA
  • Troyen Brennan, MD, JD, MPH, Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
  • Barry P. Chaiken, MD, Vice President, Medical Affairs, McKesson Information Solutions, Boston, MA
  • Beverly Collins, MD, MBA, MS, Medical Director for Quality Improvement, Delmarva Foundation, Easton, MD
  • Francois de Brantes, Program Leader, Health Care Initiatives, GE Corporate Health Care and Medical Services Programs, General Electric Corporation, Chief Executive Officer, Bridges to Excellence, Fairfield, CT
  • Louis H. Diamond, MD, Vice President and Medical Director, Medstat, Washington, DC
  • Douglas B. Dotan, President & COO, CRG Medical, Inc., Houston, TX
  • Frank Federico, RPh, Loss Prevention/Patient Safety Specialist, Risk Management Foundation and Co-Leader, Consensus Group for the Prevention of Medical Errors, Cambridge, MA
  • Denise J. Fiore, Six Sigma Blackbelt, Operations Director of the Department of Laboratory Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
  • Allan Frankel, MD, Director of Patient Safety, Partners HealthCare System and Trustee, Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors, Boston, MA
  • Frank Federico, RPh, Loss Prevention/Patient Safety Specialist, Risk Management Foundation, Co-Leader, Consensus Group for the Prevention of Medical Errors, Cambridge, MA
  • John W. Gosbee, MD, MS, Human Factors Engineering & Healthcare Specialist, National Center for Patient Safety, Department of Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Frances A. Griffin, RRT, MPA, Director of Patient Safety, and Co-Director of the Patient Safety Domain, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Boston, MA
  • Martin J. Hatlie, Esq., President, Partnership for Patient Safety, Co-founder, Consumers Advancing Patient Safety, Chicago, IL
  • Chris Haudenschild, President and Chief Executive Officer, CliniComp, Intl., San Diego, CA
  • Tonya Hongsermeier, MD, MBA, Corporate Manager, Knowledge Management and Clinical Decision Support, Partners Healthcare System, Wellesley, MA
  • George Isham, MD, MS, Medical Director and Chief Health Officer, HealthPartners, Co Author, Epidemic of Care: A Call for Safer, Better, and More Accountable Health Care, Minneapolis, MN
  • Rainu Kaushal, MD, MPH , Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Staff Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Narendra Kini, MD, MHA, Six Sigma Green Belt, Director, GE Healthcare Leadership Institute, GE Medical Systems Healthcare Services, Waukesha, WI
  • Andy Kosseff, MD, Medical Director of System Clinical Improvement, SSM Health Care, St. Louis, MO
  • Delanor Manson RN, BSN, CNA, MA, CPHQ, Senior Consultant, Accreditation and Regulatory Management, Smith Seckman Reid Inc., Nashville, TN
  • Arthur Miller, Esq., Bruce Bromley Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
  • Eric Pan, MD, Senior Analyst, Center for Information Technology Leadership and Adjunct Faculty, Children's Hospital Informatics Program, Wellesley, MA
  • Marcia M. Piotrowski, RN, MSc, Clinical Risk Manager, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Susan Proulx, PharmD, President, Med-E.R.R.S., Institute for Safe Medication Practices, Huntingdon Valley, PA
  • Don Redinius, Managing Partner, Six Sigma Qualtec, Tempe, AZ
  • Donald Rucker, MD, MS, MBA, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Siemens Medical Solutions USA
  • Jon B. Schandler, President and Chief Executive Officer, White Plains Hospital Center, Member, American Hospital Association Board of Directors, White Plains, NY
  • David Schlotterbeck, President and CEO, ALARIS Medical Systems, San Diego, CA
  • James Sheehan, Esq., Assistant U.S. Attorney, Chief, Civil Division, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Susan E. Sheridan, MBA, MIM, President, Parents of Infants and Children with Kernicterus, Co-founder, Consumers Advancing Patient Safety, Eagle, ID
  • Robert Stone, Executive Vice President, American Healthways, President, Disease Management Association of America, Nashville, TN
  • Donald Walker, Senior VP Process Redesign, McKesson Corporation, San Francisco, CA
  • Benjamin Williams, Senior, Harvard College, Editor, Harvard Health Policy Review Cambridge, MA

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