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The PCPI 2017 Fall Conference brings together leaders from performance measurement, clinical registries, and quality improvement to share ideas, network, and collaborate on innovative solutions to improving health outcomes.

Our three day conference highlights the role of innovation in healthcare delivery and presents examples of value-enhancing leading practices that have had a significant impact on achieving better health outcomes.

Attendees are invited to participate in our advisory committee meetings, preconference workshops and breakout sessions.  Come together with colleagues to share experiences in measurement for the CMS Quality Payment Program, discover how establishing good work flow can lead to great leaps in quality improvement and much more!


Preconference workshops

Measure Implementation Boot camp: Developing technical specifications and test plans for eCQMs,
October 25, 9:00-3:00 PM CT

Participation in this pre-conference workshop will allow attendees to:
  • Learn the basic principles of developing technical specifications for electronic clinical quality measures, consistent with national standards
  • Learn how to identify all required data elements in accordance with the Quality Data Model (QDM)
  • Participate in group activities, during which you will learn to build measure logic, as a part of specifications development
  • Receive an introduction to CQL (Clinical Quality Language)
  • Increase knowledge of testing principles and methodologies for eCQMs
  • Identify test sites and select appropriate testing methodologies, through participation in a test plan development exercise
  • Receive demonstrations of eCQM specifications and testing tools
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Collaboratives: How to ignite the spark and drive improvement, October 25, 8:30-4:00 PM CT

Is there a challenging clinical condition, practice management or patient safety issue that you have identified and would like to focus on as an organization, state, regional or national improvement initiative? Are you unsure about how to get started? Is it something that could eventually become a Clinical Practice Improvement Activity (CPIA) under MACRA? If you have not considered conducting a collaborative, you should.  Collaboratives are engines that power new knowledge that can be scaled and spread for greater impact.

This is a hands-on workshop. Participants should be prepared to identify a challenge in advance of the workshop and have qualitative or quantitative data to illustrate the scope and nature of the problem. The workshop is designed for teams to work on their collaborative planning and receive coaching from the session faculty. The workshop agenda is designed to take a stepwise process so at the end of the day, you will have the outline of a collaborative plan. If you do not have a team, you may join another.

PCPI member organizations that send teams to the workshop and initiate a collaborative within six months will be able to use the PCPI online community to encourage sharing lessons, stories and engagement among their collaborative participants. PCPI staff will also be available to provide guidance in finalizing collaborative operational plans.

Register now for pre-conference workshop


Keynote Speakers

Glenn Steele Jr., MD, PhD,

Chairman, xG Solutions and former CEO of Geisinger, an integrated health services organization that is nationally recognized for the development and implementation of innovative care models, will be our Leadership Circle dinner speaker.

Opening Keynote Speaker, Dr. John Mattison, Assistant Medical Director and Chief Medical Information Officer at Kaiser Permanente, leads many other innovation projects, ranging from mobile health care apps, telemedicine, big data analytics, and social analytics. Read about his contribution to Integrated Team Based Care at Kaiser.

Closing Keynote Speaker, John Toussaint, MD, CEO at Catalysis and formerly CEO of ThedaCare, is one of the foremost figures in the adoption of lean principles in health care.  Dr. Toussaint’s book, Potent Medicine the Collaborative Cure for Healthcare has been recommended as a "must read."

Conference Overview

Tues, 24 Oct

Business meetings and Committee meetings
Welcome reception/ Vendor fair

Weds, 25 Oct

Preconference Workshops
Leadership Circle dinner and presentation

Thurs, 26 Oct

Conference day


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