Public attention has focused increasingly on quality and accountability in the U.S. health system, and policymakers, clinicians, and the health care industry have responded with substantial strides in turning rhetoric into action and translating research into practice. This conference will explore the latest innovations across each of these sectors.
For example, innovators, national experts, and policy leaders will discuss the impact on quality of legislative changes like the Medicare Modernization Act. Several sessions will explore the emerging roles of health information technology, including issues and controversies created by health information exchanges. A day-long Healthcare Quality Improvement Institute will address how to build and share best evidence for clinical decision-making.
Selected highlights of the meeting include:
Scheduled for February 22-26 in Reno/Tahoe, Nevada, Preventive Medicine 2006 will attract nearly 700 physicians and other health care professionals. The meeting will be held at John Ascuaga's Nugget Resort.
Preventive Medicine 2006 will be convened jointly with Medical Quality 2006, the annual conference of the American College of Medical Quality.
Detailed information about Preventive Medicine 2006 can be found on the ACPM web site at www.acpm.org.
The American College of Preventive Medicine is the national medical specialty society representing physicians committed to health promotion and disease prevention. Founded in 1954, ACPM provides leadership in research, professional education, development of public policy, and enhancement of standards of preventive medicine. In addition to physicians Board-certified in preventive medicine, ACPM's members include physicians Board-certified in other medical specialties who have a strong interest in health promotion and disease prevention. For more information about ACPM, visit www.acpm.org.
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