“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
In our complex and changing health care system, we can be more equitable and successful when health care workers and health care consumers work closely together in partnership. This summit will describe ways to develop and utilize communication strategies to deepen relationships that can improve health outcomes.
We are pleased to welcome Meg Gaines, founder and director of the Center for Patient Partnerships, as the keynote speaker for this event.
The summit will take place in the Predolin Humanities Center on the Edgewood College campus. Campus Map
Advanced registration is encouraged and food will be provided. The Innovation in Healthcare Summit is co-hosted by Edgewood College and Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin as part of the $1,000,000 gift to Edgewood College to engage and enlist Edgewood nursing students and graduates in innovative and progressive care delivery. This is the second Innovation in Healthcare Summit.
This event is free and open to the public.
8:30 – 9:00 Check in and brunch: Predolin Lobby
9:00-10:00 Keynote Speech: Anderson Auditorium
Keynote Speaker: Meg Gaines, founder and director of the Center for Patient Partnerships
10:15-11:15 Breakout Session 1 (Sessions will be offered twice to give attendees the opportunity to attend both)
"Chronic Pain and Compassion Fatigue: A Patient and Provider Discussion Panel" Presenters: Rebecca Zambrano and colleagues PRD 306
The Institute of Medicine noted in a recent report that 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. This number is higher than the number of Americans with diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. The report suggests that the nation needs a “cultural transformation” to improve prevention, assessment and treatment of chronic pain. Chronic pain can be difficult to treat, and its causes are often elusive. This can lead both patients and providers into frustration and conflict. Both patients and providers may feel increasingly misunderstood or misjudged by one another. Join us in a storytelling panel to discuss how we might re-open hearts and minds when compassion fatigue and despair begin to challenge the patient-provider partnership that is essential to healing and coping with chronic pain.
"Health Equity in a System"
Presenters: Staff from GHC-SCW PRD 307
11:15 -11:45 Break: PRD 302 Attendees will have the opportunity to come together as a group to dialogue about the presentations and sessions of the day. Refreshments will be provided.
11:50 – 12:50 Breakout Session 2 (Sessions will be offered twice to give attendees the opportunity to attend both)
12:50 – 1:00 Conference End
The conference will feature speakers and presenters from Edgewood College and Group Health-Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin.
Meg Gaines, J.D., LLM
Director and Foudner of the Center for Patient Partnerships
Director of Online Faculty Development
Articles, activities and other links will be added to this page from previous years' events in order for attendees to be able to refer back to them.
Resource from Transforming Healthcare by Transforming Ourselves (First year of the Innovation in Healthcare Summit)