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NZ Saving Lives Raj Behal Workshop 25 Oct


Tuesday, 25 October 2016 - Tuesday, 25 October 2016

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Rydges Hotel
75 Featherston St,
Pipitea, Wellington

New Zealand

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Gail Prileszky
[email protected]

Prof. Raj Behal, MD, MPH, is the Chief Quality Officer and Associate Dean for Quality at Stanford University Hospital. His role is to provide clinical leadership to achieve Stanford’s goal of pre-eminence in clinical quality, safety and efficiency. Raj is an internationally regarded expert in the field of patient safety and clinical leadership and we are delighted to be able to offer members an opportunity to participate in a workshop to share in the expertise that has been developed at Stanford.

One of the key challenges for health services is the increasing complexity of health care delivery for very sick patients. New technologies and therapies have improved survival that necessitates new strategies to enhance recovery and improve quality of life.  A second key challenge remains in variations of care.  From a systems and safety science perspective, increased complexity and variations generate new care-related errors. Fortunately, these same sciences also provide insights into how we can mitigate these issues while advancing care.

In this workshop Raj will explore and discuss;

1.       Significant trends shown in HRT mortality data

2.       Inequality of outcomes

3.       Early identification of the deteriorating patient

4.       Strategies for efficient Root Cause Analysis

Prof Behal will be joined by representatives from the New Zealand Health Quality and Safety Commission who will provide an overview and update of their work in identifying the deteriorating patient.

Who Should Participate? 

This workshop is focused at the senior executive and senior clinical, redesign and quality improvement leaders.   Places are limited to promote interactivity.  Each facility may send up to three delegates at a cost per person of $490AUD

There is an optional networking dinner after the workshop. The cost is $80AUD per person.

This workshop will precede the New Zealand Chapter Meeting (HRT1621b) on 26
th October where themes and emerging issues from this workshop will be further explored in the New Zealand context.

Please note that separate registration is required for the NZ chapter meeting on 26th October


25TH October 2016

8.30 – 9.00am

Registration (Arrival Tea and Coffee)

9.00 – 10.30am

Welcome and introductions

Identifying the Deteriorating Patient and improving patient safety

Key developments and findings from

(Health Quality and Safety Commission)

10.30 – 11.00am

The context of mortality in New Zealand

Trends, insights and identification techniques


11.00 – 11.30am

Morning Tea

11.30 – 1.00pm

Understanding drivers of mortality and inequality in outcomes

A facilitated workshop from Professor Raj Behal

1.00 – 1.45pm


1.45 – 4.45pm

Achieving Results: A practical guide to effective Root Cause Analysis and development of Action Plans

Raj Behal continued

4.45 – 5.00pm

Summation and close


Optional Dinner for both Raj Behal Workshop attendees and New Zealand Chapter Meeting attendees

For invitation click here

Rydges Wellington are holding Superior King rooms from 24 - 26 October 2016 for conference attendees. These rooms are available at a rate of $219.00 including GST (Room Only).

To book a room at the above rate, please see link: and follow the website prompts.

Special breakfast packages are also available with the hotel for conference delegates. To upgrade your reservation to one of these packages, please email [email protected] and quote your booking reference.

Accommodation will be held at the hotel until 25 August 2016 or until the room allocation has been booked. After this time any bookings will be taken subject to availability at the best available rate of the day.