Institute for the Advancement of Health Care Management
"Protecting 5 Million Lives from Harm"
A Discussion of the Keynote Address
by Donald M. Berwick, MD
At the 18th Annual Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) National Forum
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
The cost for this program is $10.
Friends of the Institute attend at no cost.
In his plenary address at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's (IHI) 18th Annual National Forum in December 2006, Donald M. Berwick, MD, President and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement announced the IHI's new initiative, the 5 Million Lives Campaign. Dr. Berwick reflected on the achievements of hospitals participating in the IHI 100,000 Lives Campaign and announced the next campaign step, saying, "We're going after harm." With an estimated 15 million injuries in hospitals each year the goal was set to prevent five million "incidents of medical harm" over a two year period. Join us to watch the taped presentation and participate in discussion with local medical leaders to learn about initiatives to help reach the goals of the 5 Million Lives Campaign.
James A. Slavin, MD
President, Burdett Orthopedics
Richard Rubin, MD
Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs