Seventh National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations: Plenary Sessions Measurement and Transparency: Keys to Reducing Disparities

Plenary Session III Strategic tools to improve organizational performance on cultural competence and disparities reduction

Measurement and Transparency: Keys to Reducing Disparities
Thursday, October 21, 2010: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM, RHP, Maryland Ballroom Plenary
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    Program: Plenary Sessions

    Janet Corrigan, PhD, MBA , National Quality Forum, Washington, DC
      President and CEO
      National Quality Forum
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      Suite 500 North
      Washington DC, USA 20005

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      Biographical Sketch:
      Janet M. Corrigan, Ph.D., is President and CEO of The National Quality Forum, a private, not-for-profit membership organization established in 1999 to develop and implement a national strategy for healthcare quality measurement and reporting. The NQF portfolio includes the endorsement of performance measurement consensus standards, educational programs for health care leaders on key environmental trends, and award recognition programs. Dr. Corrigan was instrumental in organizing the merger between NQF and the National Committee for Quality Health Care (NCQHC), where she served as President and CEO from June 2005 to March 2006. Prior to joining NCQHC, Dr. Corrigan was Senior Board Director at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), where she was responsible for the IOM Health Care Services portfolio of initiatives on quality and safety, health services organization and financing, and health insurance issues. She provided leadership for IOM’s Quality Chasm Series which produced ten reports during her tenure including: To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System and Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century. Prior to joining IOM in 1998, Dr. Corrigan was the Executive Director of the President’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry. Dr. Corrigan received her doctorate in health services research and master of industrial engineering degrees from the University of Michigan, and masters’ degrees in business administration and community health from the University of Rochester. In 2002, she was the recipient of the IOM’s Cecil Award for Distinguished Service. Dr. Corrigan serves on numerous boards and committees including: National Center for Healthcare Leadership (2003 – present), the Baldrige Board of Overseers (2004 – 2005), Council for Accountable Physician Practices Advisory Council (2004 – present), Institute of Medicine Redesigning Health Insurance (2005- present), Health Care Solutions Group Advisory Board (2005 – present), and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Regional Market Project Advisory Council (2005 – present).