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5th Annual Scientific Symposium
Managing Quality:
Issues, Challenges and Tactics for Success

Nov 12, 2010
8 a.m. -  4 p.m.

Seton Hall University
University Center
Chancellor's Suite

Sponsored by

Seton Hall University
School of health and Medical Sciences
Department of Graduate Programs in Health Sciences


Centrastate Heathcare System

Hackensack University Medical Center



This symposium offers participants advanced knowledge and tactics to successfully face the issues and challenges across today's diverse health care environments. 

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8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.
Moderator, Daniel J. Messina, PhD, FACHE, LNHA
Chief Operating Officer, CentraState Healthcare System

9:05 am - 9:15 am
Welcome, Terrence Cahill, EdD, FACHE
Seton Hall University

9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Moderated Panel Discussion:
Comprehensive Quality Management Systems
Ensuring High Quality of Care (1.5 ACHE Category I Credits)
Cathy Abbott, Director of Quality, HUMC
Panelists Dr. Riccobono and Dr. Slavin, HUMC
Mary Panico, Director, Public Reporting, HUMC

10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m.

11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Trendspotting: Snapshot of Finance and Quality Across the Spectrum of Healthcare
Kris E. Oliveira, JD, RN, MA, CPHRM Marsh & McLennan Companies

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Process of Care and Patient Safety Indicators in the New Jersey Hospital Performance Report
Jianping Huang, PhD
NJ Department of Health and Senior Services
Markos Ezra, PhD
NJ Department of Health and Senior Services

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch - Keynote Speaker
Infection Control and the Germ Theory: A Question of Noxious Effluvia? Lessons from the American Civil War
Jeffrey Boscamp, MD, Chairman of Pediatrics
Hackensack University Medical Center

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Technology & Quality: An Update
Donald W. Rucker,MD
VP & Chief Medical Officer, Siemens Healthcare USA

2:15 p.m. - 3 p.m.
The Home Health Quality Improvement National Campaign
Theresa Edelstein, MPH, LNHA
Vice President, New Jersey Hospital Association

3 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
The Complete Strategic Plan: Hardwiring Quality
Daniel J. Messina, PhD, FACHE, LNHA
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
CentraState Healthcare System

3:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Closing Comments and Questions

For more information please contact:
Genevieve Zipp
(973) 275-2457


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