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DNV GL Healthcare Announces Its 2018 Healthcare Symposium

DNV GL Healthcare Announces Its 2018 Healthcare Symposium Now Observing its 10th Anniversary, Leading Hospital Accrediting Body Hosts Conference to Address Key Issues Hospital Professionals Face Nationwide

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MILFORD, Ohio, Aug. 22, 2018

MILFORD, Ohio, Aug. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- DNV GL Healthcare, the nation's fastest-growing hospital accrediting body, will hold its 2018 Healthcare Symposium: The future of Accreditation in Denver from Oct. 2-4.

Speakers at the Symposium will represent some of the largest and most prestigious hospitals and healthcare systems in the country, including Advocate Health Care, Piedmont Healthcare, Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California, Seattle Children's Hospital and University of Utah Health.

"We are privileged to have such an influential group of healthcare thought leaders for this year's symposium, who will address first-hand the numerous challenges faced at all levels of the organization, and discuss ways we must all adjust, adapt and explore," said Patrick Horine, President of DNV GL Healthcare. "To commemorate our 10th anniversary, we can use this year's Symposium as a platform to recognize our valued hospital partners."

DNV GL Healthcare has accredited more than 500 hospitals in 49 states. The company has pioneered a roadmap for hospitals to improve the delivery of healthcare services at every level. Implementation of ISO 9001 quality management system in conjunction with requirements to meet the CMS Conditions of Participation allows hospitals to improve quality and enhance patient safety at the highest possible level.

DNV GL's  2018 Symposium will continue its mission to deliver attendees with information on current and emerging healthcare issues, the latest thinking, innovative solutions to new and recurring issues and give them the opportunity to network with other healthcare executives from around the U.S. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Integrating Hospitals Systems for Improved Performance
  • Workplace Violence and Domestic Violence
  • Big Data and Cybersecurity in Healthcare
  • The Use of Patient Restraints
  • Blending Baldrige Performance with ISO 9001
  • Performing Well with Practitioner Performance Data

For the full agenda listing all speakers and topics, please click here.  

An integral part of DNV GL's annual symposium is the company's presentation of its Innovation of the Year award.  Each year, healthcare professionals submit information about innovations they have successfully implemented in their hospital or community. The top three submissions and the winner will be recognized and announced onstage at the Symposium. The winner of the Innovation Award will present their project during the Symposium. All project submissions will be listed in the program guide. To learn more, click here.

DNV GL's 2018 Healthcare Symposium: The future of Accreditation will take place at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel in Denver, CO, October 2-4, 2018. Attendees can also have the opportunity to obtain up to 20 continuing education credits.

2018 Healthcare Symposium Schedule:

  • Tuesday, October 2nd: Half day beginning with lunch at noon 
  • Wednesday, October 3rd: Full day beginning with breakfast at 7AM 
  • Thursday, October 4th: Half day beginning with breakfast at 7AM and concluding by noon

To register for DNV GL's 2018 Healthcare Symposium: The Future of Accreditation please click here.

"We hope this symposium is more of an experience for attendees, those that are looking for deep insights into the real issues these hospitals face each and every day," said Horine.  "The rapidly changing dynamics of the healthcare industry has presented its fair share of challenges and we hope attendees can learn from others and walk away with solutions. We look forward to many more decades of success to further improve quality across all hospital touch points."

Past attendees of DNV GL Healthcare Symposium rated the program very highly citing the experience to be 'very informative,' with a 'nice variety of relevant presentations' and 'many great opportunities for networking.'  

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As the nation's second-largest healthcare accreditation body, Gary Davis, DNV GL Business Assurance North American Regional Manager, cites its "kinder and gentler" approach and its year-round partnership strategy as some of the keys to successfully accrediting hospitals and boosting quality improvement at a rate of 20% growth year over year. The majority of hospitals choose accreditation in order to be certified by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to receive federal funds and reimbursements from Medicare and Medicaid programs.

Hundreds of hospitals across the United States have switched to DNV GL Healthcare over the past decade. The organization accredits more than 500 hospitals in 49 states.

About DNV GL Healthcare
DNV GL Business Assurance is a world-leading certification body. We help businesses assure the performance of their organizations, products, people, facilities and supply chains through certification, verification, assessment, and training services. Within healthcare we help our customers achieve excellence by improving quality and patient safety through hospital accreditation, managing infection risk, management system certification and training.

The DNV GL Group operates in more than 100 countries. Our 12,500 professionals are dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

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Last Updated: 22-Aug-2018