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Hello Everyone!

ipfcc brochure

In my capacity as a volunteer member of the Patient Family Care Council (PFCC) at UC San Diego Health System, I am really excited to be attending the Institute of Patient and Family Centered Care (IPFCC) seminar in Burlingame, California this week. The complete conference agenda can be seen here.

I am tweeting from my iPad 1.0 with challenged wifi access via @amterrie, but will do my best to share things that interest me.

You can follow conference tweets via the ‘hashtag’ #IPFCCseminar in the widget to the right.

The program is summarized as follows:

“Partnerships with patients and families are critically important as hospitals, health systems, primary care practices, and community organizations seek to achieve the Triple Aim of improving the patient experience, health of populations, and cost of care. This seminar provides three and a half days of comprehensive, practical sessions to help administrative leaders, board members, physicians, nurses and other staff, patients, and families collaborate effectively to advance the practice of patient- and family-centered care.”

“The seminar builds on the recommendations discussed in the Institute of Medicine’s reports, Crossing the Quality Chasm, To Err is Human, and more recently, Best Care at Lower Cost: The Path to Continuously Learning Health Care in America. It offers a timely and valuable learning experience for individuals and teams developing authentic partnerships in medical homes and for those working in Hospital Engagement Networks to meet the goals of the Partnership for Patients initiative to reduce harm and improve transitions of care.”