Gain the competitive edge in implementing and accelerating the benefits of value-based care

Attendees, through the lens of the complex spinal surgery team at Virginia Mason, will learn the breakthrough methods used to reduce surgery complication rates by 36 percent, and gain the tools to position their own organizations to add value, engage patients, and deliver better outcomes.


Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Thursday, March 7, 2019


Motif Seattle 
Seattle, Washington

Disruptive Innovation in Health Care Delivery

Looking at team-based approaches to medicine, industry experts and health care leaders will address critical industry challenges, including;

  • Establishing appropriateness of care criteria
  • Optimizing patient flow through better process management
  • Engaging the entire care team to make decisions and empower all care providers
  • Assisting providers in adopting standard work to improve patient safety and eliminate provider variability

Through presentations, rigorous group coaching, panel discussions and case studies, health care leaders will gain a sense of urgency and the skills and tools to compete in the new world of value and reliability to improve their bottom line. Attendees will learn the approach, methods and tools employed by the Virginia Mason Seattle Spine Team in reducing overall complex spinal surgery complication rates by 36 percent, and how the same learning may be applied to other clinical areas.

The Symposium Experience

Join a distinguished group of fellow health care leaders and quality and safety experts for a personalized experience learning new methodologies to improve the quality, safety and cost of health care. You will have the opportunity to engage in collaborative discussions, participate in problem-solving exercises, and practice new skills for future application.

Through formal instruction with health care experts, focused panel discussions, keynote lectures, and the networking with industry peers, you’ll come away inspired and ready to implement the improvement tools to produce better patient outcomes.

Featured Keynote Speakers

Gary Kaplan, MD
Chairman and CEO, Virginia Mason Health System

Rajiv Sethi, MD
Director, Neuroscience Institute at Virginia Mason

“Attending this event will help health care executives and clinicians, or those charged with developing service lines, determine which strategies they need to place locally at their own institutions to deliver better outcomes and provide more of an enhanced product and guarantee for the work they are doing, and to engage their physicians to transform this space. This symposium will give health care leaders the tools to start the journey themselves.”

– Rajiv Sethi, MD, Virginia Mason

Reserve your seat at the symposium

Discover innovative methods to drive quality improvement and help your organization deliver greater value and reliability in the delivery of care.