This June we celebrate 25 years of care outcomes assessment. Hard to believe that our Cardiac COAP started in the ‘90s – and has since grown into obstetrical care, general surgery, and spine surgery. These four have proven to be valuable parts of our health care ecosystem, allowing the type of physician-driven health care improvement needed to drive improvement.
We are holding our Cardiac COAP annual meeting on Wednesday, June 7th from 8:30 – 4:00pm in-person at the SeaTac airport conference center. Please join physicians, nurses, quality improvement specialists and healthcare leaders from across our region, and beyond, for a day of shared learning, data review, best practice sharing, and planning for the future. Discuss challenges with your peers, exchange ideas, and find support as we frame our day looking at the past, our present work, and have an eye to the future. Our keynote will be Dr. Hitinder Gurm, Cardiologist and Director of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Cardiovascular Consortium in Michigan. CNEs and CMEs available.
Our Obstetrical COAP annual meeting will be held the next day on Thursday, June 8th from 8:00 – 4:40pm – also in-person at the SeaTac airport conference center. A virtual option will also be available for those unable to attend. Speakers will outline how OB COAP data shows and helps us act on health inequities with deep dives into what our data tells us for postpartum hemorrhage outcomes and indicated cord gases among many other topics. Our keynote will be Monica McLemore, PhD, MPH, RN, Professor & Interim Director, Center for Anti-Racism in Nursing, University of Washington who will lead us through a presentation on maternal health inequity. CNEs and CMEs available.
Our Social Needs and Health Equity Summit will be held virtually on June 14th from 9:00am – 12:00pm. We will present our upcoming recommendations for social need and health equity and learn from organizations around Washington that are putting best practices into action. We will highlight actions related to social need screening and interventions, sociodemographic data collection, and initiatives to advance equity. We will also talk about strategies to align healthcare and community organizations from local public health and state agencies.
And save the date for September 13th for our Surgical and Spine COAP annual meeting and October 17th and 18th for our Washington Patient Safety Coalition Conference.