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As of July 19, 2017

Lightning Round Sessions will be composed of quick 15 minute presentations. These will be interactive in nature, allowing speakers a few minutes to share key information and the remainder of the time for practice, hands-on learning, and discussion.

Lunch will not be provided Wednesday.

*Sessions are preconference meetings and not official sessions of QIS. Attendance to each is open to the public.

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Monday, September 25
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Pre-conference Meetings*
1:00 - 1:15 pm Opening Remarks
1:15 - 1:30 pm Alliance Board Update
1:30 - 1:45 pm Results from the 2016 Alliance Environmental Scan
1:45 - 2:00 pm Break
2:00 - 2:45 pm Keynote Address: Marc Harrison, MD
2:45 - 3:45 pm Innovation Panel 
3:45 - 4:15 pm Break in Exhibit Hall
4:15 - 5:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions

  • Designing Aligned Professional and Patient/Care Partner Education for Shared Decision Making
  • Gaming Your Way to Medication Safety 
  • How-Tos in Pairing Project ECHO and QI to Advance Pain Management Across a Rural State
  • What's inside the box? Strategies for Designing Innovative Educational Programs
5:30 - 7:00 pm Networking Session and Reception
Tuesday, September 26
7:15 – 8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 - 8:45 am Keynote Address: Naomi Fried, PhD
8:45 - 9:15 am Break in Exhibit Hall
9:15 - 10:15 am Procedural Learning Sessions: Rotation 1
10:25 - 11:25 am Procedural Learning Sessions: Rotation 2
11:35 am - 12:35 pm Procedural Learning Sessions: Rotation 3
12:35 - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 - 2:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions

  • Collaboration in Participatory Medicine: A Case Study in Building Bridges Between Clinicians and Patients
  • Facing Today’s Workforce Challenge through QI Education and Training
  • Incorporating Meta-Analysis into Educational Outcomes to Demonstrate and Drive Success
  • Making QI Practical: Role of Connectivity for Successful Outcomes
2:30 - 3:30 pm Lightning Round Sessions
3:30 - 4:00 pm Break in Exhibit Hall
4:00 - 4:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions

  • Location, Location, Location: Designing CE to Address Real-Time, Local Healthcare Needs
  • Mission-driven CME: Improving Health Outcomes in Collaboration with Patient Advocacy Organizations
  • Patient Advocacy Panel: Collaborating to ensure patient centered education is the new reality in IME
  • Practical Examples of Healthcare Quality Improvement: Tales from the Trenches
5:00 - 5:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions

  • Bright Spots in Healthcare: What we can learn from applying the Learning Health System model to examine how health systems address practice gaps
  • Design for People - Observation, Innovation and Design
  • Medical Education: Scaling Up International Production and Diffusion of Virtual Medical Cases
  • The Impact of the Patient Voice....Using Patient Education Insights To Inform Professional Learning 
Wednesday, September 27
8:00 - 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 - 9:45 am

Concurrent Sessions

  • Can we offer credit for a series that starts tomorrow? YES WE CAN!
  • Innovation in Tailored Learning: The Magic of Segmentation and Individualization
  • Stop The Opidemic: Utah's Collaborative Approach to Saving Lives
  • There is a Fifth Dimension: Taking CME/CE Beyond Our Current Boundaries
9:45 - 10:15 am Break in Exhibit Hall
10:15 - 10:30 am Closing Remarks and Speaker Introduction
10:30 - 11:15 am

Key Innovation Presentation: Creating a System of Care Through CME

11:15 - 11:30 am Break
11:35 - 11:50 am Key Research Presentation: Measuring Clinician Confidence to Show Educational Performance: Is It Valid?
11:55 am - 12:10 pm Key Research Presentation: What Drives Performance Change: Assessing the Impact of Publications vs. Continuing Medical Education
12:15 -12:30 PM Key Research Presentation: Beyond the Electronic Health Record: Expanding the Reach of Quality Improvement Education 

QIS Keynotes

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Marc Harrison, MD, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Intermountain Healthcare. He began serving in this position in October 2016.

A specialist in pediatric critical care, Dr. Harrison held leadership positions at Cleveland Clinic prior to joining Intermountain. He most recently served as Chief of International Business Development for Cleveland Clinic, developing and implementing international strategy, and as CEO of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, where he oversaw the establishment of 12 Institutes, 5 centers of excellence, and more than 30 medical and surgical specialties. Earlier roles included service as Chief Medical Operations Officer, involving oversight of a broad range of clinical operations worldwide for the system, and as Chairman of Pediatric Critical Care.

Dr. Harrison earned an undergraduate degree at Haverford College and a medical degree at Dartmouth Medical School. He completed a residency and an internship in pediatric critical care through the University of Utah School of Medicine, working primarily in the critical care units of Intermountain’s Primary Children’s Hospital. His wife, Mary Carole Harrison, MD, served as chief resident in the same program. Dr. Marc Harrison later received a master’s of Medical Management from Carnegie Mellon University and completed additional study in management at Harvard Business School.

Under Dr. Harrison’s leadership, Intermountain is continuing its focus on implementing best clinical and operational practices designed to advance its mission of helping people live the healthiest lives possible.


Naomi Fried, PhD, a national thought leader on healthcare innovation, is founder and CEO of Health Innovation Strategies.  Naomi was previously Biogen’s first VP of Innovation and External Partnerships where she developed Biogen’s “innovation beyond the molecule” strategy to deliver non-pharmacological value to patients and providers.  

Prior to Biogen, Naomi was the first Chief Innovation Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH).  At BCH, Naomi built and led the Innovation Acceleration Program, which focused on enhancing the innovation culture, improving care quality, and assisting the hospital in shaping the future of health care. The Innovation Acceleration program supported strategic innovation initiatives, resourced grass roots innovation, and identified unmet innovation opportunities.  Naomi oversaw the creation and administration of the Innovestment seed grant program which supported 37 projects and the FastTrack Innovation (FIT) in Technology Program which developed 9 novel clinical software solutions and mobile apps. She also initiated and led the development of BCH’s telehealth strategy.

Before moving to the Boston area, Naomi was the VP of Innovation and Advanced Technology in Kaiser Permanente's (KP) Program Offices where she led an effort to identify and assess emerging health care technologies and chaired the board of its internal Innovation Fund for Technology. She formed KP’s Telehealth Working Group and was involved in the start-up and governance of KP’s Innovation lab, the Sidney R. Garfield Center for Health Care Innovation. She was the Managing Director of the Archimedes Project.

Naomi received her Ph.D. in Materials Science from MIT and her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.