Frank A. Federico, RPh
Executive Director, IHI, USA
Frank A. Federico, RPh, Executive Director, Strategic Partners, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), works in the areas of patient safety, application of reliability principles in health care, preventing surgical complications, and improving perinatal care. He is faculty for the IHI Patient Safety Executive Training Program and co-chaired a number of Patient Safety Collaboratives. Prior to joining IHI, Mr. Federico was the Program Director of the Office Practice Evaluation Program and a Loss Prevention/Patient Safety Specialist at Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Affiliated Institutions, and Director of Pharmacy at Children's Hospital, Boston. He has authored numerous patient safety articles, co-authored a book chapter in Achieving Safe and Reliable Healthcare: Strategies and Solutions, and is an Executive Producer of "First, Do No Harm, Part 2: Taking the Lead." Mr. Federico serves as Vice Chair of the National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention (NCC-MERP). He coaches teams and lectures extensively, nationally and internationally, on patient safety.
Robert Lloyd, PhD
Executive Director, Performance Improvement, IHI, USA
Robert Lloyd, PhD, Executive Director, Performance Improvement, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), provides leadership in the areas of performance improvement strategies, building capacity and capability for improvement, statistical process control methods, and development of strategic dashboards. He also serves as faculty for various IHI initiatives and demonstration projects in the US and abroad. Before joining IHI, Dr. Lloyd served as the Corporate Director of Quality Resource Services for Advocate Health Care (Oakbrook, IL), Director of Quality Measurement for Lutheran General Health System, Senior Director at the Hospital Research and Educational Trust of AHA, and spent ten years with the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania in various leadership roles. He is author of numerous articles, reports, and books.
Annette J. Bartley, RN, BA, MS, MPH
Quality Improvement Consultant and Faculty, IHI, United Kingdom
Annette Bartley is a registered nurse with over 30 years of experience in healthcare. She has held leadership roles in frontline clinical care, management, and the director level. In 2006 she was awarded a Health Foundation Quality Improvement Fellowship at the US-based Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), during which time she also completed a Masters in Public Health at Harvard University. Annette is an independent quality improvement consultant responsible for developing, supporting, and leading a number of highly successful quality improvement and patient safety initiatives across the UK at both regional and national levels. Her work extends internationally and she is viewed as an authority on the prevention of avoidable pressure ulcers using quality improvement methodology and the implementation of SKIN Bundle and Intentional Rounding.
Annette was the IHI Director for the Health Foundation’s Safer Patients network in the UK for three years. She continues to work with IHI on various projects, and she has worked with the UK Kings Fund Patient and Family Centred Care Programme, Health Improvement Scotland, Northern Ireland Public Health Agency, The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, The 1000 Lives Welsh Patient Safety Programme, the South West Quality and Patient Safety Mental Health Improvement Programme, Midlands and East Stop the Pressure Programme, Danish Patient Safety Programme, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, Hamad Medical Corporation Qatar, and many others. Her passion is inspiring and supporting frontline care teams to reliably deliver high quality, safe, person-centered care.
Richard P. Scoville, PhD
Improvement Advisor and Consultant, IHI, USA
Richard P. Scoville, PhD, is an independent consultant specializing in health care quality improvement and performance measurement. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Health Policy Management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He serves as an Improvement Advisor to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and the Dentaquest Institute, on a range of collaborative improvement, data management, and systems design projects.
Shahab Saeed, P.E.
Trustee, Intermountain Healthcare
Shahab Saeed is chairman of the 22-member board of trustees of Intermountain Healthcare’s Urban Central Region, consisting of five major hospitals with 840 beds and 7,700 employees. He became a member of the Intermountain Healthcare Corporate Board of Trustees in April 2012. With a labor force of more than 30,000, Intermountain Healthcare is Utah’s largest non-governmental employer. He also serves on the Ballet West Board of Trustees, having been its chairman from 2011 to 2013. A passionate believer in the critical role of leadership in transforming any enterprise, he has delivered speeches on leadership in various fields – from USA Ski and Snowboard Association planning meetings to Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s international forums.
In 2013, the Utah Hospital Association honored Shahab with its Healthcare Trustee of the Year award. In 2005, Chief Information Officer (CIO) magazine recognized him as one of the “CIO Bold 100” for the Questar Gas CIS Implementation project. He received both his BS degree, in engineering, and an MBA from the University of Utah.
Uma Kotagal, MBBS, MSc
Senior Vice President, Quality/Transformation and Director, Health Policy & Clinical Effectiveness, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, USA
Uma Kotagal, MBBS, MSc, Senior Vice President for Quality, Safety and Transformation, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, is a neonatologist who has an interest in health services research. She is the Executive Director of the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence focused on the development, implementation, and study of interventions to improve the health of children. She was the leader of the hospital's participation in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pursuing Perfection initiative. Dr. Kotagal is a member of the Institute of Medicine and a faculty member of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
Sean R. Townsend, MD
Vice President of Quality & Safety, California Pacific Medical Center, USA
Sean R. Townsend, MD, Vice President of Quality and Safety, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), is also a practicing intensivist in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at CPMC. Previously, he was Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts and at Brown University Medical School. Dr. Townsend has been faculty advisor to IHI's 100,000 Lives and 5 Million Lives Campaigns for the ventilator-associated pneumonia and catheter-related bloodstream infections interventions. He led IHI's work on sepsis as part of the Improving Outcomes for High-Risk and Critically Ill Patients Learning and Innovation Community, and he is current faculty for the Reducing Sepsis Mortality Collaborative. A member of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) executive committee, he is an author of the 2008 SSC International Guidelines on the Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock and 2010 SSC Results of an International Guideline-based Performance Improvement Program Targeting Severe Sepsis.
Alide L Chase
Retired Senior Vice President, Medicare and Population Care Kaiser Permanente, USA
Alide Chase is the recently retired Sr. Vice President, Medicare Clinical Operations and Population Care, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals. Alide oversaw programs that supported the development and implementation of the national Medicare Clinical Care Delivery Strategy and Kaiser Permanente members’ total health. In addition to her work in the Medicare area, Alide was also the Co-Executive Director of the Kaiser Permanente Care Management Institute. Alide also served in a variety of roles, including Hospital Administrator for both Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center and Bess Kaiser Hospital. In her role as Area Administrator, she had the opportunity to manage Medical Offices in the Northwest (NW). She also served in the role of NW Vice President for Medical Operations.
Alide is currently a consultant in the areas of healthcare governance, system performance measurement, transformation and population care.
Prof. Kevin Rooney, MB ChB, FRCA, FFICM
Professor of Care Improvement, NHS Scotland, United Kingdom
Professor Kevin Rooney, Professor of Care Improvement, University of the West of Scotland. Kevin Rooney was appointed as a consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley in July 2003. From February 2009 to January 2011, he was the Lead Clinician in Critical Care for Greater Glasgow & Clyde Health Board. Kevin is a Fellow for the Scottish Patient Safety Programme and was the critical care workstream lead in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra project in Portugal. Other IHI faculty roles have included the “PatientsikkertSygehus” (Danish Patient Safety Programme) project, the Brazilian Patient Safety Programme and the Improvement Science in Action Course for the National Guard Health Affairs in Saudi Arabia.
Aidan Fowler, MBBS, FRCS
Consultant Surgeon, Gloucestershire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
Aidan Fowler has been a consultant colorectal surgeon in Gloucestershire UK for ten years. For three years he has been Chief of Service for the surgical division covering all of surgery, anaesthetics and critical care. Aidan trained as an Improvement Adviser in wave 12 of the IHI programme in Boston and since then has been IA to a patient safety programme for the South West covering a population of about 10 million tasked with reducing HSMR by 15% over five years. Aidan was part of the recent Keogh mortality review team and now reviews hospitals as part of the new CQC hospital inspections.