Health Watch USA 2015 Conference Healthcare Transparency & Patient Safety
Kentucky 42nd in the Nation For Healthcare
Nov. 13, 2015  Four-Points Sheraton,  Lexington,  Kentucky

Healthcare Associated Infections  
and Medical Devices

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  Medical Devices
Peter Eisler - Investigative Reporter
Peter Eisler, Reuters Investigative Reporter presenting on medical endoscopes spreading the virtually untreatable bacteria CRE. 

Deadly infections from medical scopes go unreported, raising health risks

Medical Devices: Regulatory Primer & Resources

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Steven TowerStephen Tower, MD is an arthroprosthetic surgeon and an affiliated Professor at  WWAMI. He is a top national researcher on the epidemiology and mechanisms of failure of Total Hip Arthroplasty.

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Download:  A Systematic Review of Systemic Cobaltism After Wear or Corrosion of Chrome-Cobalt Hip Implants.


21st Century
Cures Act

  Value Purchasing and Quality Assurance
Richard Wild, MD - CMS Medical Officer - Atlanta RegionRichard Wild, MD - Chief Medical Officer, CMS Atlanta Region. Presentation on The CMS Hospital Acquired Conditions Initiative and an Update on Value Purchasing.

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  Patient Advocacy Section  
   Moderator Daniella Nunez - Consumer Union

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David Antoon
David Antoon  Patient Advocate.  Presenting on state and federal oversight on healthcare quality. 

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Joleen Chambers - FIDA (Failed Implant Device Alliance)Joleen Chambers  Patient Advocate and Founder of the Failed Implant Device Alliance.  Presenting on Medical Devices and the 510K approval process.

The 510k Approval Process

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  Infection - Ebola Section
Joycelyn Elder, MDJoycelyn Elders, MD, Former US Surgeon General. Presentation on The Importance of Healthcare Transparency.  

APIC Ebola Prepardness Survey

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(Presentation Given By Kevin Kavanagh, MD, MS)

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Cokie Giles, RN - National Nurses UnitedCokie Giles, RN  Vice President of National Nurses United.  Presenting on What the Ebola outbreak has taught us about need for standards in infection control. 

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Problems with N95 Face Shield

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Kaci Hickox, RN, MPHKacie Hickox, MPH, RN  Advocate who treated Ebola patients in Africa and underwent mandatory quarantine, despite being asymptomatic. She won her court battle against home quarantine in Maine.   

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Commissioner State of Maine Dept. of Health
 VS Kaci Hickox

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Rice Leach, MD, MPH. Lexington, KYRice Leach, MD, MSHSA - Commissioner of Heath, Lexington-Fayette County Health Department - presention on the Lexington, KY Ebola PreparednessEbola experience.     

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  Infections - Healthcare Associated
Kraig HumbaughKraig Humbaugh, MD, MPH  Director, Epidemiology and Health Planning Kentucky Department for Public Health. Presenting on Revisions to the KY Infectious Disease Reporting Regulations. 

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Daniel SamanDaniel Saman, MPH, DrPh  will present on The Epidemiology of the deadly GI Infection Clostridium difficile.

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Mara Rice RNMara Rice, RN, BSN  will present on the Questionable Validity of how we measure and report Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI).     

Download AJIC Article on CAUTI Metric

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