note the Call for Submissions Process is Now Closed—Please check
back in May for the 2005 Call for Submissions
2004 Annual Session and Technical Conference, will focus on the critical
challenges of improving quality of care for a rapidly growing aging population,
as well as the escalating expectations placed on health care systems.
Special attention will be given to projects and activities focusing on
initiatives that succeeded in improving quality of care in nursing homes,
home health care settings, physician offices, and other ambulatory care
requested for each of eight (8) conference tracks. All presentations should address
key quality challenges and offer practical lessons learned and solutions that
attendees can adapt for use in their day-to-day work. They should be relevant,
timely and professionally presented. Priority will be given to those submissions
that present measurable results.
be reviewed by selected members of The American Health Quality Association in
a double-blind process to ensure concurrence among reviewers.
focus on any of the following practice environments: acute care, home health,
skilled nursing, long term care, physician offices, ambulatory care centers, hospice,
or administrative environments. Or in any of the following settings: Medicare,
Medicaid, private sector, fee-for-service, managed care, or grant work. For those
tracks related to clinical settings or environments, priority areas include: lipid
management in heart attack patients, diabetes, surgical infection prophylaxis,
heart failure, heart attack, breast cancer, influenza, pneumonia, underserved
and rural beneficiary quality improvement, pressure ulcer prevention/care, pain
management, weight loss, and activities of daily living for home health and long
term care patients.