Collaborating for Regional Impact: Improving Care Transitions in Southeastern Pennsylvania

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Kate J. Flynn is President of the Healthcare Improvement Foundation where she coordinates programs to advance the region in the forefront of patient safety and complement the region's growing recognition as a global life sciences center. The mission of the Foundation (HCIF) is to build partnerships for better health care in the greater Philadelphia area.

Ms. Flynn’s presentation will describe the issues relating to poorly coordinated care transitions between care settings. She will share innovative collaborative programs and models that have been formed to address care transitions. She will also discuss the progress of health information exchange in the region.

Prior to joining HCIF, Kate was Vice President, Performance Improvement at VHA East Coast, where she led regional initiatives in clinical and operational performance improvement for 23 VHA member healthcare organizations throughout New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.

She is a graduate of Brown University and earned an MBA degree from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She is a Fellow and former Regent of the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on the Board of Directors of the Healthcare Leadership Network of the Delaware Valley. In 1998 Kate was awarded the Alumni Achievement Award of the Wharton Health Care Alumni Association and in 2006 she received the ACHE Pennsylvania Regent’s Senior Executive Award.

Presentation: 49 minutes

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