Poster Presentation at the 2nd Annual Improvement Science Summit on Real-Time Data Driven Analysis in Quality Improvement Research

COLLEGE PARK, MD -June 21, 2011- The 2nd Annual Improvement Science Summit, scheduled to take place on June 28 and 29 in San Antonio, Texas, will have as its theme recent research on advancements in healthcare improvement. Yajie Li, of Optimal Solutions Group, LLC (Optimal) will present a poster at the conference on the utilization of real-time data-driven analysis in quality improvement research.

Ms. Li will discuss howreal-time data collection, analysis, and reporting systems could be better utilized to manage Medicare data. She will also explain how an improved data processing model can be made adaptable to the constantly changing state of federal quality improvement evaluation criteria.

The conference is intended to highlight the most recent research identifies effective strategies in quality improvement and patient safety. As a result of networking and improvement studies on these priority topics, researchers will now be able to maximize their research efforts and quickly produce highly valuable research-based knowledge. The conference will feature discussions on coordination and transition of care; evidence-based quality improvement and best practice; learning organizations and culture of quality and safety; and high-performing clinical systems and microsystem approaches to clinical care improvement.

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Optimal Solutions Group, LLC

Founded in 2000, Optimal Solutions Group, LLC is a nonpartisan public policy research and technical assistance firm that stands out for its quantitative expertise and innovative approaches to provide rigorous, data-driven research and technical assistance to government agencies, corporations, nonprofit organizations, and philanthropic foundations. Located at the University of Maryland’s M Square Research Park in College Park, Optimal is a leader in driving real-time public policy research. Optimal has 60+ employees, including multidisciplinary researchers with backgrounds in business, communication, economics, education, health policy, psychology, public policy, sociology, statistics, and urban planning. Optimal has four research centers: Health, Education, Housing, and Workforce Development and Social Policy.

The Improvement Science Summit

The Improvement Science Summit is the official conference of the Improvement Science Research Network (ISRN). It is philosophically aligned with the National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, and its goals are to accelerate improvement by conducting inter-professional landmark multi-site studies, and to enhance translation of research findings into health care. Transforming health care through quality improvement and patient safety initiatives is a national priority.