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HRO Health Summit 2016


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High Reliability Health Care Summit 2016

In the quest to eliminate preventable harm and consistently deliver outstanding care, many health care organizations seek to learn from the successes of high-reliability organizations (HROs).

HROs operate in complex, dynamic environments where there is constant risk of catastrophic failure. Yet these organizations perform well day after day because of their abilities to detect, contain and bounce back from mishaps that occur. In fields as diverse as aviation, nuclear power and firefighting, HROs are less likely to be blindsided or disabled by events that catch them off guard.

While some health care organizations have embraced tenets of high reliability, very few have undergone the top-to-bottom transformation required to meet this ideal. What must we do differently to make more significant leaps forward? Join us for this inaugural summit, as experts from health care, industry and academia will spark dialogue and spread leading practices for the journey toward error-free, top-quality care.

Together, we can reduce patient harm.


Discussions are intended to be relevant to the entire spectrum of health care, including hospitals, academic medical centers and health systems, governmental and international organizations, medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies. Invited attendees include:

  • Executives in health care, government, life sciences, and academia
  • Patient safety and quality improvement practitioners
  • Patient advocacy and patient experience leaders
  • Payers/insurers
  • Clinicians
  • Researchers
  • Policymakers
  • Technologists


High Reliability Health Care Summit

Working together to end preventable harm

February 22—24, 2016
Renaissance Baltimore
Harborplace Hotel
Baltimore, Maryland

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Program Overview

Monday, Feb 22, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Pre-Registration Happy Hour
Tuesday, Feb 23, 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Conference Day 1
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Cocktail Reception
Wednesday, Feb 24, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Conference Day 2
  • Post-conference demonstrations



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