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  • 2017, Apr. 19:  Neel Shah, MD, MPP, Presenting on the wide variation in cesarean section rates across the United States.
    YouTube Video:  https://youtu.be/EKZw7tP-AKI

  • 2017, Mar. 15:  Gerald Hickson, MD Senior Vice President for Quality, Safety and Risk Prevention, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, Vanderbilt University, presenting on patient complaints and the early identification of rude surgeons and risks for adverse events and surgical errors. YouTube URL: https://youtu.be/c0UqKxO2-Qg

  • 2017, Feb. 15:  Lisa McGiffert from Consumer Union:  Hospital Accountability and Health Department Engagment.  YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/ly4MzrJCvkw 

  • 2017, Jan. 18: Amanda Rusmisell, The Essure Problems Group and Dangers Associated With the Essure Contraceptive device.   YouTube Video:  https://youtu.be/zSVe5MQLTeA 

  • 2016, Jul. 20:  Terrie Morgan-Besecker:  Investigative Reporter Terrie Morgan-Besecker discusses the controversy regarding hospital outpatient facility fees and how they can result in a surprise doubling of the cost of your medical visit.   YouTube Video https://youtu.be/mfvGz7hGFp4 

  • 2016, Jun. 15:  Jim Bailey, MD, MPH:  The End of Healing. "Payment has nothing to do with the quality of results. It is not whether you kill or cure but how you code the claim.   YouTube Video:  https://youtu.be/sWaRcKIXvUk 

  • 2016, Mar 23:  Deena McCollum, RN,  presents on the importance of nursing in assuring healthcare quality by telling the story of the death of her father and the lapses in care which he received.   YouTube Video:  https://youtu.be/gbA5q4vt3P4 

  • 2016, Feb. 17:  Eili Klein, MD from the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy discusses the epidemiology, economics and preventive strategies of antibiotic resistant organisms.  YouTube Video:   https://youtu.be/Wo-OB-d25f0   Download Slides

  • 2016, Jan. 21:  Mark Davis, MD. presents on methods of reducing the exposure to dangerous pathogens such as HIV and Hepatitis C in patients undergoing surgery.   YouTube Video:   https://youtu.be/muFNnUHN4I0  Download Slides  Download Mutual Protection Agreement

  • 2015, Sept. 16:  L. Clifford McDonald, MD.  Center for Disease Control and Prevention.  Prevention and Diagnosis of C. Difficile Infections.    
    YouTube Video:  https://youtu.be/7geB8FQXXt    View Presentation 
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  • 2015, Aug. 19:  Healthwatch USA Meeting Covering Two Topics:

  • 2015, June 17:  Perspectives on Surgery Certification, and Credentialing with the Da Vinci Robot.  Jason C. Pradarelli, MD, MS Candidate 2016
    University of Michigan, Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy      

    YouTube Video:
    https://youtu.be/pmyBZvaSZsg View Presentation

  • 2015, May 15:  Prevention of Transmission of the ‘Superbug’ Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) during Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.  Lawrence F Muscarella, PhD.
    LFM Healthcare Solutions, LLC.   View Presentation

  • 2015, Feb. 25:  The Bizarre Business Case for Patient Safety
    Michael L. Millenson
    presents a history of the data pointing to hospital costs savings which would be achieved by the promotion of patient safety practices. Despite this hospitals have been slow to adopt these interventions. Prevention of adverse events should not be done because it is in an institution's interest since it is their duty to prevent them. Michael L. Millenson, is a contributor to Forbes Online and on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Medical Quality.
    You Tube Video:  http://youtu.be/zitRmkL0IhM  
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  • 2014, Dec. 17:  Reduction of Surgical Infections with MRSA Screening and Decolonization
    James Davis IV, MSN, RN
    from the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority presents the results of a study demonstrating a reduction in surgical site infections with MRSA screening and decolonization using chlorhexidine and mupirocin.   You Tube Video: http://youtu.be/Fj1lBe87hcs    Download Slides
     
    What Nurses Have Taught Us About Ebola -- Kathy Day, RN
    Ebola Congressional Testimony by Deborah Burger, RN

  • 2014, Sept. 17:  Jeanine R. Thomas, founder of the MRSA Survivors Network giving her presentation on MRSA Surveillance which HW USA consulted on and which she gave at the Sept. 5th, 2014 FDA Staph Workshop.   View Presentation

  • 2014, Aug 20:  Alicia Budd MPH CIC on CMS's Hospital Acquired Condition Reduction Program.  Download Slides

  • Collage of Patients Developing Advanced Stage Cancer from Uterine Morcellation 2014, June 25:  Dr. Hooman Noorchasm and Dr. Amy Reed on the dangers of Uterine Morcellation  (Picture to the right shows a collage of patients who developed advanced stage cancer from uterine morcellation.  Those with a ribbon have died.) :

    • Segment 1:  Hooman Noorchashm MD, PhD on the morcellation disaster: A root cause analysis and personal perspective.  You Tube Video:  http://youtu.be/n6226ic0Mpk 

    • Segment 2:  Amy J. Reed MD, PhD on the morcellation disaster: A physician, patient and mother of six, gives her personal perspective.
      You Tube Video:  http://youtu.be/gIwxfkXGekw   

    • Segment 3:  Dr Noorchashm presents his research and perspective leading to a plan of action to ban the procedure of morcellation and revising the 510K medical device approval process.   You Tube Video:    http://youtu.be/Qvg5OXaiEiM  
       

  • 2014, May 21:  Dr. Thomas Valuck from Discern Health, presentation on How Measurement, Incentives, Information an Integration Are Driving Change.  (Dr. Valuck, has served as Senior Advisor and Medical Officer at CMS, where he advised senior agency and Department of Health and Human Services leadership regarding Medicare payment and quality of care, particularly value-based purchasing.  He also has served as Senior Vice President for Strategic Partnerships at the National Quality Forum.) 
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  • 2014, Mar. 19:  Dr. Sumanth Gandra  from the CDDEP on Multidrug Resistant Organisms. 
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  • 2014, Feb. 19:  Dr. Steve Tower from Alaska presenting on complications of Metal-on-Metal implants including heavy metal (Cobalt) poisoning.
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  • 2014,  Jan. 15:  Peter Eisler, Reporter from USA Today, on the Background of His Kentucky MRSA Story. 

  • 2013, Sep. 11:  Dr Shari Ling. Deputy Chief Medical Officer of CMS
     -- Download PDF of PowerPoint Slides

  • 2013, Jul. 31:  Dr Patrick Conway, Chief Medical Officer of CMS
     -- Download PDF of PowerPoint Slides

  • 2013, Jun. 19:  Dr James Battles from AHRQ 
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  • 2013, May:  Rosemary Gibson, Author of Medicare Meltdown & Dr Gerald Hickson, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at Vanderbilt.   Dr. Hickson presented on how patient complaints can predict physician malpractice risk.   
     -- Download Rosemary Gibson's Slides

  • 2011, Apr:  Helen Haskell   Download PDF of PowerPoint  
    Link to Website:  http://www.mamemomsonline.org/

  • 2011, May:  Rosemary Gibson on Overutilization of Healthcare  Download PDF of PowerPoint
    Link to Website:  http://www.treatmenttrap.org/ 

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MRSA Picture

The pictures on the right and left are photomicrographs of
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA).