Connection with a diverse and talented group of long term care professionals and inspirational thought leaders renews my passion for, and commitment to excellence in care. The conference affords 360 degree formal and informal learning from colleagues who face similar challenges but think outside to box to use difficult circumstances to improve their
practices and business models.
The United States spends far more on health care than any other country; yet its quality of care trails other nations that spend far less. Aging services providers, physicians, hospitals and others are building partnerships with an aim to improve care, coordination, transitions and efficiencies to enhance quality outcomes within our health care system while reducing costs. LeadingAge members, who have long made quality the cornerstone of their missions, understand that better care and services can be mined in both practical and creative solutions.
Dr. Gawande is a practicing surgeon, a staff writer for The New Yorker and an associate professor at Harvard Medical School. He has authored three bestselling books, including The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, and is recognized as one of the world’s most influential thinkers. He offers a unique perspective on the practice of medicine, ethics, health care and the human struggle to do better.
Special thanks to 2012 LeadingAge Partner CliftonLarsonAllen.