SOURCE: Synensis, LLC

May 19, 2015 04:00 ET

Powell to Lead Panel Discussion at 2015 C3 US-Arab Healthcare Summit

Stephen Powell, CEO and President of Synensis, Will Lead a Panel Discussion at the C3 US-Arab Healthcare Summit on Monday, June 15, at The Union League Club in New York City

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - May 19, 2015) - Stephen Powell, chief executive officer and president of Synensis, has been tapped to lead a panel discussion at the upcoming 2015 C3 US-Arab Healthcare Summit, the company announced today. The panel will discuss creating a culture of safety in healthcare, building high-reliability teamwork through open communication, communication from the perspective of the patient, and overcoming barriers between cultures through "common" language. The Summit is scheduled for Monday, June 15, at the Union League Club in New York City.

"To reduce preventable patient harm globally, healthcare organizations must improve communication among healthcare leaders, teams, patients, and families," Powell said. "Creating a common language for communication protocols and practices that result in safe, patient-centered care is challenging amid an avalanche of other improvement reforms and initiatives, especially in countries with diverse national cultures in their workforce or patient populations."

The C3 US-Arab Healthcare Summit will assemble business leaders, policy makers, educators, and medical professionals to uncover and promote both U.S. and Arab world initiatives that are focused on healthcare improvements. This year's summit will include participation from 36 countries and more than 500 delegates.

"Fortunately, evidence-based communication methods, tools, strategies, and improvement programs are being successfully implemented to reduce preventable patient harm and create a culture of safety and high reliability in the U.S.," Powell said. "There is reason to be optimistic that these can be successfully adapted to the patient safety and quality needs of the GCC and the broader MENA region."

Panelists for this vital discussion on patient safety include:

Carol Koeble, MD, MSc, CPE
Executive Director, North Carolina Quality Center
Senior Vice President, North Carolina Hospital Association
Cary, North Carolina, USA

Deneen M. Richmond, MHA, RN
Vice President, Performance Improvement & Outcomes,
Inova Health System, Virginia, USA

Deborah Morris Nadzam, PhD, RN, BB, FAAN
Senior Consultant, Joint Commission Resources, Inc.,
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Brigadier General Lee Payne, MD, MBA, CPE, FACEP, FACHE
Commander, US Air Force Medical Operations Agency
San Antonio, Texas, USA

The mission of the C3 US-Arab Healthcare Summit is to build, foster, and strengthen relationships between U.S. and Arab healthcare providers and suppliers with a focus on the three tenets of C3:

  • Community: Create a global healthcare platform for exchanging "best practices."
  • Collaboration: Promote dialogue and grow existing relationships critical to "healthcare diplomacy."
  • Commerce: Facilitate new healthcare ventures and opportunities to stimulate "medical tourism"

Information and registration is available online at

About Synensis

Synensis is committed to helping healthcare organizations worldwide achieve zero preventable harm having supported more than 500 hospitals across the world in measuring, analyzing, and improving patient safety and reducing costs. Synensis offers a suite of processes, products, and services that help organizations build internal workforce capacity and high reliability systems to reduce preventable patient harm, improve quality, and increase operating margins.

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