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2023 Hospital @ Home Leadership Summit Speaker Bio

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Nancy Foster, Vice President for Quality and Patient Safety Policy

Nancy Foster is the Vice President for Quality and Patient Safety Policy at the American Hospital Association. She provides advice to public policymakers on legislation and regulations intended to improve patient safety and quality in America’s hospitals and health systems. Nancy is the AHA’s point person at the National Quality Forum, a member of the boards of the Alliance for Organ Transplantation and URAC, the AHA’s liaison to the Joint Commission’s Board, and represents hospital and health system perspectives at many national meetings. Prior to joining the AHA, Nancy was at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). She led the development of patient safety research agenda for AHRQ and coordinated quality related activities among a variety of Federal agencies. She is a graduate of Princeton University, has completed graduate work at Johns Hopkins University, and was an Excellence in Government Leadership Fellow.


Track B
Hospital at Home Quality and Patient Safety

This session is will discuss quality and safety in hospital-at-home patient care. The presenter will delve into the crucial aspect of unifying standards and reporting requirements to reduce administrative burden while promoting the profound positive impact on care delivery in hospital-at-home programs. By examining the power of data and standards, the presenter will explore how it can be leveraged to improve program quality and enhance patient safety. Attendees will hear invaluable insights and evidence-based arguments to support the importance of unifying reporting requirements. Drawing from extensive experience, the presenter will share compelling examples and success stories that highlight how this approach leads to better policies and ultimately, improved patient outcomes. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of the leading voices in healthcare quality and patient safety.

Track C
Working Group Discussion: Keeping Patients Safe in Home-Hospital

This working group discussion will explore the critical topic of quality measurement, reporting requirements and patient safety. Drawing on extensive expertise, Nancy Foster will facilitate this interactive session, encouraging active participation and knowledge sharing among attendees. Together, we will examine the role of data in improving program quality and patient safety, and uncover innovative solutions to overcome existing challenges. This collaborative session that will identify actionable insights and foster meaningful connections within the industry.
*limited to 20, pre-registration required. Sign up at registration desk.

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