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Dr. Carolyn Clancy and Ceci Connolly to Speak at 2012 Quality Summit

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Dr. Carolyn Clancy and Ceci Connolly to Give Keynote Addresses at
URAC’s 2012 Quality Summit and Awards Program

Washington, DC – February 8, 2012 – URAC, a leading health care accreditation and education organization, is pleased to announce that Carolyn M. Clancy, MD, Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and Ceci Connolly, Managing Director of PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Research Institute, will keynote the 2012 URAC Annual Quality Summit and Awards Program, taking place October 9-11 at the Parc 55 Wyndham Union Square Hotel in San Francisco, CA.

Ms. Connolly will provide an update on health care reform implementation during the October 10 keynote presentation, and Dr. Clancy will discuss health care quality improvement through collaboration and patient-centered care on October 11.

“URAC’s Quality Summit provides an unparalleled opportunity for professionals across the health management spectrum to dialogue with national thought leaders and experts on issues at the forefront of health care quality,” said Alan P. Spielman, President and CEO of URAC. “We are honored to present Ms. Connolly and Dr. Clancy to complement the focus of this year’s conference on quality, value and innovation.”

The three-day event also features:

  • Panel presentations on innovative federal and state health policy initiatives that bring participants up-to-date on health care reform implementation throughout the country;
  • Posters and breakout sessions led by award-winning experts that present visionary strategies for consumer empowerment and protection in all realms of the health care industry;
  • Networking events within a vibrant exhibit hall; and
  • Inspiring presentations for the URAC Health Care Stars! and Best Practices Awards that honor professionals and organizations that positively engage consumers.

Best Practices Awards recognize the achievements of companies that are leading the industry in health care value, transparency and accountability. Last year’s winners included innovative companies such as Catalyst Rx and Kaiser Permanente Northern California and the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation. URAC’s Health Care Star! Award winners included Pat DeFransisco, Patricia Moreno and Janel Striped-Wolf.
For complete conference details and to register for URAC’s 2012 Annual Quality Summit, go to https://www.urac.org/13thAnnualSummit/13thAnnualSummit.asp. For questions about the award program, please email education@urac.org or call (202) 216-9010.

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