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Inaugural Health Quality Research Conference Draws Hundreds


Hundreds attended Hackensack Meridian Health’s (HMH) inaugural Health Quality Research Conference presented by the Institute for Quality Science on May 16 at the Marigold in Somerset. HMH clinicians submitted more than 60 abstracts on a variety of topics, including stroke, decreasing the prescriptions of unnecessary antibiotics and lowering the number of interruptions for providers during transfer of care. A panel of judges selected the following six abstracts to be presented during the meeting:

Dr. Esther Fischer from JFK Neuroscience Institute discusses her team’s poster, Snoring: A Siren for Stroke, with a fellow team member.

The three poster winners were:

Keynote Address

Keynote speaker Dr. Victor M. Montori from the Mayo Clinic answers questions from HMH clinicians.

The Mayo Clinic’s Victor M. Montori, M.D., author of Why We Revolt – Patient Revolution for Careful and Kind Care, gave the keynote address. Dr. Montori is a practicing endocrinologist, researcher, and author and a recognized expert in evidence-based medicine and shared decision-making. He developed the concept of minimally disruptive medicine and works to advance person-centered care for patients with diabetes and other chronic conditions.

After the keynote address and oral presentations, attendees participated in four workshops all of which focused on how HMH can use scientific rigor to elevate its quality of care.

Future Quality Events

Plans are already in the works for the next Health Quality Research Conference which will be held in the spring of 2020.

Thank you to the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation which helped make this inaugural event possible. For more information on the Institute for Quality Science, please