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UCLA Health Quality Forum

The Quality Forum provides an opportunity to learn from the experience of colleagues and collaborate on enhancing performance in our practice of medicine.

Invitations for the next Forum will be sent out in the Fall.

Reception: 5:30 - 6 pm
Presentations: 6 - 7:45 pm
Location: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Tamkin Auditorium
Live-Streaming: available at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Auditorium

If you have any questions, please contact Nasim Afsar at nafsarmanesh@mednet.ucla.edu.   

Please note, the Forum is for UCLA Health faculty, trainees, staff and employees.

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Archived Quality Forums 


Keynote presentation:
Rishi Manchanda: "Upstreamists"

Forum presentations:
1. Panel: In Pursuit of Value-Based Care, Clarence Braddock, Robert Cherry, Neil Martin
2. Announcement: Healthcare Improvement Institute (HII), Robert Martin
3. Presentation: CLABSI Prevention in an Acute Care Pediatrics Unit, Jennifer Parra
4. Presentation: Ensuring Patient Safety , Sarah Lloyd-Kolkin
5. Concluding Remarks, Nasim Afsar

UCLA Health Quality Forum - October 30, 2013



Keynote presentation:
Dr. Amy Compton-Phillips, Associate Executive Director of Quality for Kaiser Permanente: "Creating the Future of Healthcare"

Forum presentations:
1. Value-Based Care Re-design, Dr. Daan Hommes
2. Housestaff Quality Improvement Council, Drs. Pushpa Raja and Alan Kaplan
3. Improving Medical Decision Making at the Point of Care, Dr. Chris Saigal

UCLA Health Quality Forum - October 30, 2013



Keynote presentation:
Dr. Gregory Maynard, Director of UC San Diego Center for Innovation and Improvement Science and Senior Vice President of Center for Healthcare Improvement and Innovation for Society of Hospital Medicine.

Forum presentations:

UCLA Health Quality Forum - April 24, 2013


Keynote presentation:
The Quality, Safety, and Value Movements: Why Transforming the Delivery of Healthcare is No Longer Elective. Dr. Bob Wachter (Download presentation)

Forum presentations:
1. UCLA Health Quality Priorities: Mortality, Readmissions, and Sepsis.  Dr. Tom Rosenthal and Dr. Neil Martin
2. Transforming Clinical Practices: UCLA Orthopaedic Surgery Lean Process.  Dr. Jeff Wang and Dr. Jeff Eckardt.
3. SCIPing your way to success:  Enhancing Performance for the Surgical Care Improvement Project.  Deborah Winograd RN

UCLA Health Quality Forum - March 20, 2012


Introduction - Dr. Nasim Afsar-manesh
The Quality Imperative: Surviving and Thriving Under Health Reform - Dr. Brent James, Executive Director of the Institute for Health Care Delivery Research at Intermountain Healthcare
A Partnership to Improve Physician Patient Communication: Assessing Residents' CICARE - Ms. Virgie Mosley, Manager of Patient Affairs
Ring! Answering the Call When Patients are in Need - Ms. Sarah Lloyd-Kolkin & Ms. Shaunte' Otey
Txt 4 Change: Real-Time Reporting with NPITxt - Dr. Pushpa Raja
Lean'ing for the Patient Experience: Transformational Change in the Outpatient Clinic - Mr. Doug Niedzwiecki, MBA, MHA

UCLA Health Quality Forum - October 4, 2011


Introduction - Dr. Gene Washington
Reducing Complications and Cost: Strength of Clinical Pathways in Endocrine Surgery - Dr. Michael Yeh
Breaking the Barrier: Improving Pressure Ulcer Rates - Ms. Linda Roof
Bad Bugs, No Drugs: Improving Antibiotic Prescribing by Provider Audit - Dr. Dan Uslan
Improving Efficiency through Electronic Notes in Pediatrics Rheumatology Clinic - Ms. Jennifer Woo
Patient and Family-Centered Care: Standardizing Quality of Care in the Pediatrics OR - Ms. Amy Bullock and Ms. Christine Pizzulli
Concluding Remarks Dr. Patricia Kapur

UCLA Health Quality Forum - March 2, 2011


CT Surgery Reduces Inappropriate Chest x-ray Usage - Dr. Richard Shemin
Do No Harm: Establishing a Culture of Zero Mistakes - Dr. Michael Steinberg
Quality Everywhere: Implementing a Departmental Clinical Quality Program - Dr. Neil Martin and Dr. Nasim Afsar
Creating the Best Patient Care Experience: CICARE - Mr. Amir Rubin
Reducing 30-Day Heart Failure Readmissions through an Ambulatory Intervention - Dr. Sam Skootsky 

 UCLA Innovates Healthcare: The UCLA Quality Forum - Sept 15, 2010