Keynote:  Katherine Rowell  

Topic: The Importance of Risk-Adjustment for Measuring and & Reporting Healthcare Outcomes

Bio:  Kathy Rowell is Co-Founder and Principal of HealthDataViz, a Boston firm that specializes in helping healthcare organizations communicate data visually so that they can make informed decisions. Over the past 30 years, Kathy has worked with providers, payers, policy makers and regulatory agencies, advising them on how to align their systems, design reports and develop staff to communicate healthcare data clearly.

Highlights of Kathy’s work include practice management and consulting to the Massachusetts General Department of Radiology, establishing the Massachusetts General Hospital Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness; launching the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program to over 300 hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada; and publication of numerous high-profile articles. Her clients are many of the leading healthcare organizations in the world, including Cleveland Clinic, Partners Healthcare, Baylor Healthcare, World Health Organization, and Children’s Hospital Association, among others.

*CNE will be offered- Dallas- Fort Worth Hospital Council Research and Education Foundation is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver with distinction, by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.