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Session Faculty

Disclaimer: Consistent with the IHI’s policy, faculty for this program are expected to disclose at the beginning of their presentation(s) any econ​omic or other personal interests that create, or may be perceived as creating, a conflict related to the material discussed. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent a speaker with a ​significant financial or other relationship from making a presentation, but rather to provide listeners with information on which they can make their own judgments.
Unless otherwise noted below, each presenter provided full disclosure information, does not intend to discuss an unapproved/investigative use of a commercial product/device, and has no significant financial relationship(s) to disclose. If unapproved uses of products are discussed, presenters are expected to disclose this to participants.​


Expert Faculty​

PierreBarker.jpgPierre M. Barker, MD, Senior Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), is responsible for IHI’s large-scale health systems improvement initiatives outside the US. Working closely with partners in government and the non-governmental sector, IHI has an expanding portfolio of work to improve the reliability and scale up of effective health programs in Europe, Africa, Middle East, Australasia, and Latin America. In addition to advising governments and large organizations on quality improvement strategies, IHI uses the science of improvement to promote improved outcomes in the areas of patient safety, population health, patient-centered care, and cost and quality of care. Dr. Barker attended medical school in South Africa and trained in pediatrics in the UK and US. Before joining IHI he was Medical Director of University of North Carolina (UNC) Children’s Hospital clinics and was responsible for leading system-wide initiatives on improving access to care and chronic disease management. A renowned authority on improving health systems, Dr. Barker initially served at IHI as in-country Director of IHI’s South Africa Projects and then as head of programs in low- and middle-income countries. He retains a position of Clinical Professor in Maternal and Child Health at the Gillings School of Global Public Health UNC Chapel Hill and advises the World Health Organization on health systems strengthening and redesign of HIV care and infant feeding guidelines.

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Kathy D. Duncan, RN, is an IHI faculty member. Most recently, she served as faculty for the AHA/HRET Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) Improvement Leadership Fellowship. Ms. Duncan also directed content development and spread expertise for IHI’s Project JOINTS, an initiative funded by the federal government. In 10 US states, Project JOINTS spread three evidence-based pre-and perioperative practices to reduce the risk of surgical site infections in patients undergoing total hip or knee replacement. Previously, Ms. Duncan co-led the 5 Million Lives Campaign National Field Team. Prior to joining IHI, Ms. Duncan served as the Director of Critical Care for a large community hospital.
MarieSchall.jpgMarie W. Schall, MA, Director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, leads innovation and collaborative learning programs including most recently those related to improving transitions in care, primary care redesign, and disability competent care. Ms. Schall also serves as senior faculty for IHI’s Breakthrough Series College and has over the past ten years led the development of IHI content and programming on strategies to achieve and sustain results at scale.  Prior to joining IHI in 1995, Ms. Schall designed and led improvement projects for PRONJ (the New Jersey Quality Improvement Organization) and was Director of Research for the Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey, a non-profit affiliate of the New Jersey Hospital Association.
MarieSchall.jpgJason Jones, PhD, Vice President of Information, Strategy for Care Transformation, Kaiser Permanente (KP), supports patient care delivery by focusing on building tools and capacity for organizational decision making, which includes identifying opportunities and measures for improvement, and point-of-care decision support involving predictive analytics, a rapidly evolving capability within KP. Previously, he held the positions of Executive Director of Clinical Intelligence and Decision Support at KP and Research Scientist, Department of Research and Evaluation, Southern California Permanente Medical Group. He has also held adjunct faculty positions in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah and the School of Policy, Planning, and Development at the University of Southern California.