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  Quality Forum To Address Crowd At GC3 HIMSS Conference

November-Brian-JamieThe Quality Forum will be among dozens of health care organizations represented at the 3rd Annual Gulf Coast Chapters of HIMSS Conference next month. Brian Richmond, Chief Technology Officer, and Jamie Davis, Marketing and Communications Manager, will lead a joint presentation entitled, “From the Emergency Room to the Living Room: Giving Patients The Data They Need,” on the Quality Forum’s patient engagement efforts and the development of the Louisiana Emergency Department Information Exchange application, or LaEDIE. The conference will be held Dec. 3-4 in Birmingham, AL. For more information about GC3 HIMSS, click here.



End-of-Life Care Planning Resources Available Through LaPOST

On Oct. 30, Medicare finalized a rule that will reimburse doctors who discuss advance care planning options with their patients. The policy change takes effect on Jan. 1, 2016.  In light of the announcement, the Louisiana Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (LaPOST) Coalition encourages health care professionals statewide to consider the LaPOST website as a valuable resource for advance care planning information. Click here to explore our program materials and services.


CEO Cindy Munn Elected to NRHI Executive Committee

November-CindyNRHIThe Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) has elected Quality Forum CEO Cindy Munn to serve as an at-large member of its Executive Committee. Munn, an NRHI board member, also serves as a member of the organization’s Governance and Public Policy Committees.