medicalcross.300Next month, the Arkansas Association for Healthcare Quality and Arkansas Organization of Nurse Executives, in collaboration with American Data Network Patient Safety Organization, will host a day-long, educational conference focused on the improvement of patient safety in healthcare. Together, the partnering organizations have planned an information-packed agenda featuring three nationally recognized speakers who will discuss topics including the critical need for enhanced transparency in health care, legal considerations in designing a Patient Safety Evaluation System and sound strategies for getting the most out of your organization’s occurrence reporting process.

Presenters set to share their expertise at the 2015 Arkansas Patient Safety Conference include:

  • Marty Makary, MD, MPH, is the director of quality and safety for the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. Dr. Makary also serves as Associate Professor of Surgery with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Associate Professor of Health Policy & Management with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Unaccountable, a book about modern medicine’s transparency revolution.
  • Paul E. Dwyer is a partner at the law firm of Locke Lord LLP. For the past 16 years, Dwyer has represented a retail pharmacy chain as national coordinating counsel and trial counsel defending pharmacy malpractice claims throughout the United States. He advises healthcare providers and patient safety organizations regarding third-party liability and regulatory issues involving patient safety and has designed multiple patient safety evaluation systems for these clients.
  • Kenneth R. Rohde is president of KR Rohde LLC, a consulting company specializing in assisting organizations in dealing with problems. Rohde brings more than 35 years of experience in quality management to his work with hospitals, medical centers, power plants and high risk manufacturing facilities across the country. He instructs, speaks and consults in the areas of error reduction strategies; root-cause analysis; improving performance through process simplification; effective procedure writing; apparent cause analysis; engineering effectiveness and error reduction, failure modes and effects analysis; effective data collection, analysis and trending; and patient safety evaluation and improvement.

The 2015 Arkansas Patient Safety Conference is scheduled for Friday, April 10, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be held in the Meyer Student Center at Pulaski Academy in Little Rock. To view the full conference agenda and to download a registration form today, click here.