Dr. Brent James to Deliver 27th Annual David Packard Lecture

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Newswise — Bethesda, MD – Brent C. James, M.D., M.Stat., will present the 2014 David Packard Lecture at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014.

James, the Executive Director of the Institute for Health Care Delivery Research and Chief Quality Officer for Intermountain Healthcare was selected to deliver the 27th annual David Packard Lecture, named for the former Deputy Secretary of Defense, second USU president, and co-founder of the Hewlett-Packard Company, by the University’s President and Faculty Senate.

James, who will present, “We Count Our Successes in Lives: The Best Clinical Result at the Lowest Necessary Cost,” is known internationally for his work in clinical quality improvement, patient safety, and the infrastructure that underlies successful improvement efforts, such as culture change, data systems, payment methods, and management roles. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science, and holds faculty appointments at Utah School of Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health.

James is at the forefront of the current national health care debate with his extensive background in health care administration and clinical care quality improvement, and for many years has been named among the "50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Health Care."

About USU
The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, founded by an act of Congress in 1972, is the nation’s federal health sciences university and the academic heart of the Military Health System. USU students are primarily active duty uniformed officers in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Public Health Service who receive specialized education in tropical and infectious diseases, TBI and PTSD, disaster response and humanitarian assistance, global health, and acute trauma care. A large percentage of the university’s more than 5,000 physician and 1,000 advanced practice nursing alumni are supporting operations around the world, offering their leadership and expertise. USU also has graduate programs in biomedical sciences and public health committed to excellence in research, and in oral biology. The University's research program covers a wide range of clinical and other topics important to both the military and public health. For more information about USU and its programs, visit www.usuhs.edu.


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