Dr. Ted James, Professor of Surgery at UVM, to speak and moderate at VQI@VAM

Ted A. James, MD, MHCM, FACS, is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Vermont where he is actively engaged in multidisciplinary care, outcomes research and quality improvement. He serves as QI Chief for the Division of Surgical Oncology and Program Director for Patient Safety Education. He is a member of the AAMC Teaching for Quality faculty, and serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Medical Quality. Dr. James obtained a Master of Science degree in Health Care Management from Harvard University, with a focus on quality improvement in health care systems. He currently serves on the leadership committee for the UVM medical center and is a director within the clinical service line. Dr. James is also the Executive Director of the Clinical Simulation Lab, where he overseas clinical training and faculty development programs throughout the academic medical center. He has experience developing programs that improve clinical performance and patient outcomes.

To begin the afternoon portion of the VQI Annual Meeting, Dr. James will present, “Making Metrics Meaningful: How to Effectively Use Performance Metrics to Improve Clinical Outcomes.” Dr. James will also moderate the remainder of the afternoon sessions and highlight key quality improvement processes that can be applied to the quality improvement efforts of VQI members.

The VQI Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, one day prior to the official start of the 2016 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, MD (just outside of Washington, DC). VQI@VAM will offer a full day of educational content geared toward helping attendees gain a better understanding of the VQI registries and quality improvement skills necessary to leverage the maximum potential of the VQI data to improve vascular care.

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To register, please go to:  https://vascular.org/meetings/2016-vascular-annual-meeting

If you have any questions about the VQI Annual Meeting, please contact Jim Wadzinski, jwadzinski@svspso.org.