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Improving Teamwork in Healthcare

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  • Heidi King, Department of Defense
  • Karen Frush, Duke University
  • Christine Goeschel, Johns Hopkins
  • Jeanne-Marie Guise, OHSU


Our first presenter today will be Heidi King. Ms. Heidi King is the Deputy Director for the Department of Defense Patient Safety Program and Director for the Healthcare Team Coordination Program within TRICARE Management Activity. Ms. King was the lead architect in the development of TeamSTEPPS, an evidence-based system aimed at optimizing patient outcomes and promoting a culture of safety.
Following Ms. King's presentation, we will hear from Dr. Karen Frush, the Chief Patient Safety Officer of Duke University Health System. Dr. Frush is a pediatrician and graduate of the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Nursing, and the Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Frush is a Master Trainer for the Department of Defense TeamSTEPPS team training program, and she serves on the Pediatric Patient Safety Expert Panel for Joint Commission Resources.
Our third speaker today will be Christine A. Goeschel (Go. Shull) Chris is a registered nurse and director of patient safety and quality initiatives for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's Quality and Safety Research Group (QSRG). Previously, Chris was Executive Director of the Michigan Health and Hospital Association's Keystone Center for Patient Safety & Quality,

And our final presenter, Dr Jeanne-Marie Guise (GEEZ), has traveled here today from Oregon Health Science's University. Dr. Guise is Director of Oregon's State Obstetric and Pediatric Research Collaborative and the Director of Health Services and Outcomes Research for Oregon's National Center of Excellence in Women's Health. The central theme of Dr Guise's research focuses on improving the quality of care and safety for women and children related to childbirth.
Our plan for today's session is to have each speaker present for about 15 minutes. We will allow 2-3 questions after each speaker, but after 5 minutes of questions, I will formally ask that we defer the others to the end and then transition to our next speaker. We will have time at the end for any remaining questions.

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