• An Executive Education Course on Patient Safety, Healthcare Quality Enhancement and Medical Errors Reduction for Healthcare Executives, Clinicians and Patient Care Staff
  • Classes Held in Harvard University's Annenberg Hall and Saunders Theatre, Cambridge, MA
  • Colloquium Hotels: The Inn at Harvard and Harvard Square Hotel
  • August 20 - 23, 2006
Phone: 800-684-4549

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- DISEASE MANAGEMENT UPDATE NEWS SERVICE(TM) -- MAY 11, 2006: The Fifth Quality Colloquium,, August 20 - 23, 2006, on the campus of Harvard University today announced keynote speakers and topics covered.

Janet M. Corrigan, MBA, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer, National Quality Forum and National Committee for Quality Health Care, Former Senior Board Director for Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine, Washington, DC
Francois de Brantes
Officer and Director, Bridges to Excellence, Fairfield, CT
William M. Dwyer, MBA
Senior Vice President, Cerner Corporation, Kansas City, MO
Senator Kemp Hannon
Chair, Senate Health Committee, New York Senate, Albany, NY
Paul Keckley, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Evidence-Based Medicine, Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Advisor, HealthGate, Nashville, TN
Senator Karen Keiser
Chair, Senate Health Committee, Washington Senate, Olympia, WA
Janet Marchibroda
Chief Executive Officer, eHealth Initiative and Executive Director, Foundation for eHealth Initiative and Connecting for Health, Washington, DC
Robert Margolis, MD
Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, HealthCare Partners, Los Angeles, CA
Stephen R. Mayfield
Senior Vice President, Quality and Performance Improvement, American Hospital Association, Chicago, IL
Arthur Miller, Esq.
Bruce Bromley Professor of Law, Associate Director, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
Dennis S. O'Leary, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Chicago, IL
Jane Poulter, RN, MSA
Health Care Specialist, Baldrige National Quality Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gathersberg, MD
Russell Ricci, MD
President Emeritus eHealth Initiative, Chairman Advisory Board, MEDITECH, Westwood, MA
Frank J. Sardone, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer, Bronson Methodist Hospital, Baldrige Award Winner, Kalamazoo, MI
James Sheehan, Esq.
Associate United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
and a Special Video Presentation of "Escape Fire" by:
Donald Berwick, MD, MPP
President and Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Health Improvement, Boston, MA


  • Patient Safety Training
  • Advanced Patient Safety Strategies
  • The Role of Crew Management and Team Training in Patient Safety
  • Translating Institutional Goal-Setting and Benchmarking to the Bedside: Dashboards, Clinical Groups and Goal Sheets
  • Taking the Pulse of Health Care Systems: Experiences of Patients with Health Problems in Six Countries
  • Pay for Performance as a Quality Driver
  • Using Behavior Change to Implement Productive P4P Programs for Quality Improvement and Medical Error Reduction
  • Case Study for Successful Statewide Public Release of Physician Performance Information
  • A Systems Approach to Quality Improvement - Six Sigma and Beyond
  • The Role of Health Information Technology in Patient Safety and Quality Enhancement
  • The Role of Evidence Based Medicine and Disease Management in Quality
  • The Role of JCAHO on Healthcare Quality
  • Prosecuting Healthcare Fraud Based on Quality Issues
  • Innovative State Efforts to Enhance the Quality of Healthcare
  • Using Baldrige Criteria to Achieve Performance Excellence
  • Ensuring Quality Through Chaos: Post-Katrina Lessons for Healthcare


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians
American College of Medical Quality
American Society for Quality, Health Care Division
Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
Association of Medical Directors
of Information Systems
Australian Patient Safety Foundation
BioResearch Monitoring Alert
Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Consumers Advancing Patient Safety
Drug Safety
Foundation for Accountability
Harvard Health Policy Review
Health Affairs
Health Technology Center
Institute for Safe Medication Practices
International Society for Quality in Health Care
Irish Society for Quality & Safety in Healthcare
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Journal for Healthcare Quality
Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Massachusetts Health Data Consortium
National Association for Healthcare Quality
National Committee for Quality Assurance
National Patient Safety Agency
National Patient Safety Foundation
National Quality Forum
Partnership for Patient Safety (p4ps)
Patient Safety Institute
Safety Institute, Premier Inc.
Six Sigma Book for Healthcare: Improving Outcomes by Reducing Errors
The Quality Letter
(URAC) American Accreditation HealthCare Commission
Medical Education Collaborative


The Quality Colloquium is sponsored by Train for Patient Safety,, which comprehensive online health care training for patient safety improvement, medical errors reduction and healthcare quality enhancement.


For sponsorship and exhibit information review the Promotional Opportunities pages on the Colloquium website at or contact:


For further registration info, go to the Summit website at, call 800-684-4549, email:, or write: