Cornell University

Healthcare Transformation Project

16 East 34th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10016 Contact: 212-340-2809

Sloan Conference Program 

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

12:00 Noon–1:00pm, Lunch

1:00–1:30pm
, Welcome and Introductions

1:30–3:00pm
, Presentation by 2009 IS conference panel members

  • Patient Centered But Employee Delivered: Patient-Centered Care, Turnover, and Organizational Outcomes
  • Problems in the Nurse Labor Market: Issues of Supply and Demand
  • Improving the Hospital Work Environment: The Nurse Manager is Weakest Link

3:00–3:15pm, Break

3:15–5:00pm
, Presentations continued

  • The Role of Nurses and Nurses' Unions in Addressing Quality and Efficiency of Care Issues in the U.S. Healthcare Industry
  • What's Working and What’s Getting in the Way to Engage Front-Line Staff to Improve the Quality of Care and Patient Safety in Hospitals
  • A Team Approach to Nursing Home Quality of Life: Labor and Management Partners to Transform Work and Care
  • Hardware and Software: Implications of Organizational Culture, Psychological Safety, and Information Technology for Quality

5:00–5:15pm, Open Discussion

6:00–8:00pm
, Reception and Dinner


Wednesday, April 22, 2009


8:15–9:00am, Breakfast

9:00–10:30am
, Presentations continued

  • A Comparison of the Nursing Costs Associated with Implementation of Mandated Nurse-to-Patient Ratios in California: A Pilot Study
  • The Hospital of the Future Project (in Ireland)

10:30–10:45am, Break

10:45–12:00 Noon
, Open discussion and Prepare for 2009 Industry Studies Conference

  • Identify and discuss problems of conducting current research
  • Share research findings
  • Identify areas for potential coordinated research
  • Clarify how best to communicate and network with each other and with others doing similar research

12:00 Noon–1:00pm, Lunch

1:00–3:00pm
, Wrap-up and clarify preparation for the Industry Studies conference

  • Summarize areas of agreement
  • Identify issues that need additional discussion
  • Summarize lessons learned