Media Advisory: IHI Summit on Improving Patient Care

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The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), a leader in health and health care improvement worldwide, plus hundreds of quality improvement leaders and staff; physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other primary and specialty care clinicians; health care administrators; medical directors and office managers; home health care providers and others working in community settings; patients and patient advocates; insures and payers; and students, residents, faculty, and deans.



2018 IHI Summit on Improving Patient Care


Thursday, April 26 - Saturday, April 28, 2018


Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, California 92101






All eyes are on the outpatient, primary care setting where clinicians and staff are developing new, team-based, whole-person approaches to physical, social, and behavioral health for patients, in collaboration with community services and supports. With a changing health care landscape and a continuing shift to value-based care, Summit speakers and sessions will highlight efforts across the country to improve care for individuals and populations; focus on health, well-being, and equity across diverse communities; and ensure health professionals and staff have the supports and resources they need to achieve these broadening goals.


  • Practical, inspirational keynote addresses from America Bracho, MD, CEO and President, Latino Health Access; and Derek Feeley, President and CEO, IHI, alongside an expert panel on high-performing primary care: Ann Lefebvre, MSW, CPHQ, Associate Director, North Carolina Area Health Education Centers Program, UNC Chapel Hill; Al Kurose, MD, MBA, FACP, President & CEO, Coastal Medical; Rachel Willard-Grace, MPH, Director, Center for Excellence in Primary Care, University of California, San Francisco, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, Department of Family & Community Medicine; and April Kyle, Vice President of Behavioral Health, Southcentral Foundation.
  • Dozens of general conference workshops and half-day quick courses and learning labs organized in four tracks depending on particular area of interest. Sample sessions include:
    • Advanced Team-Based Care: A Practical Guide to Effective Implementation
    • Burnout: Underlying Causes, Effective Cures
    • Creating Value and Affordability: Approaches to Reducing System-wide Total Costs of Care and Out-of-Pocket Costs to Patients
    • Group-Based Opioid Treatment: Efficient and Effective Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care
    • Pathways to Population Health: Strategies for Health Care Change Agents
    • Optimizing Care Transitions across the Continuum
    • Using Value-Based Medicine to Improve Care for the Most Frail
  • Find new insights and take-away tools that can be put into practice immediately, shared from peers across small and large primary care practices, community health centers and hospitals, multispecialty clinics and ambulatory care centers, academic practices, government agencies, home health agencies, and local, regional, and state-based organizations, as well as health plans and insurers.


To register, visit


For press credentials or additional media information, contact Joanna Clark at CXO Communication,


About the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

IHI is a leader in health and health care improvement worldwide. For more than 25 years, IHI has partnered with visionaries, leaders, and frontline practitioners around the globe to spark bold, inventive ways to improve the health of individuals and populations. Recognized as an innovator, convener, trustworthy partner, and driver of results, IHI is the first place to turn for expertise, help, and encouragement for anyone, anywhere who wants to change health and health care profoundly for the better. Learn more at


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Joanna Clark, 207-712-1404

Release Summary

MEDIA: Request a press pass to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's (IHI) Summit on Improving Patient Care, April 26-28 in San Diego, CA


CXO Communication
Joanna Clark, 207-712-1404