DCHA’s Health Care & Innovation Summit will feature four tracks that highlight strategic issues and quality health care breakthroughs through diverse topics and shared ideas. Our expert speakers represent a variety of backgrounds and offer perspectives based on hands-on experience and the latest research. Speakers and panelists will discuss patient safety and health care quality through the lens of the theme, Transforming Health Care: Lead. Collaborate. Improve. Breakout sessions will feature submissions from the Abstract Competition and recognition of the recipients of the Health Care & Innovation Summit Awards.

Keynote: Positive Coping & Improving Respectful Care

Krysta Dancy, MA, MFT

Krysta Dancy, MA, MFT

Perinatal Care Specialist, Provider Educator and Licensed Therapist

Krysta Dancy is a licensed marriage and family therapist and holistic trauma therapist specializing in perinatal mental health and birth trauma. She has more than 15 years of experience in psychology and has worked with new families for many years. Dancy is the CEO of Dancy Perinatal Counseling, which she started after being unable to turn away pregnant or postpartum clients in need of counseling. She serves as the Co-Director and Clinical Supervisor at The Place Within, a nonprofit that provides affordable counseling.

Summit Track Descriptions

  • Professional Development & Leadership

    Designed for new and emerging leaders in health care seeking strategies and tools for professional development. This track will highlight strong health care leaders who can provide best practices and share experiences that cultivated their leadership skills.

    Creating the Coaching Relationship

    Lyndley Andrews, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP
    Maryland Health Education Institute, Leadership and Engagement Strategist

    Katrina Coleman, BSN, MSN
    Maryland Health Education Institute, Leadership and Engagement Strategist

    TeamSTEPPS: Optimizing Team Performance Across the Health Care Delivery System

    Gina S. Wilson, MD, FACOG, C-ONQS, CPHQ
    Howard University Hospital, Director of Quality and Strategic Improvement

  • Innovative Approaches in Health Care

    Designed for health care professionals seeking to learn about how healthcare is advancing through innovative approaches, including artificial intelligence, health literacy, and clinical practices that support the health care practice and patient outcomes.

    Utilizing AI to Support Patient Safety

    Craig Umscheid, MD, MS
    Director, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    Impact of Using Artificial Intelligence in Health Care

    Joshua Biro, PhD
    MedStar Health, National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, Research Fellow

  • Population Health & Equity

    Designed for professionals who seek to understand the impact of equity on population health and how to leverage data and tools in improving the health of the community. This track will explore quality improvement approaches around equity and population health within health care and city-wide initiatives aiming to improve health equity at a system level.

    Successful Interventions to Address Health Disparities

    Jessica E. Galarraga, MD, MPH
    MedStar Health, AVP, Health Equity

    Leveraging the HIE to Improve Patient Outcomes

    Stephanie Brown, MPH, MSL
    CRISP DC, Executive Director

  • Strategic Issues in Health Care

    Designed for decision-makers in health care seeking to improve the health care culture for their staff as well as the health of patients and the overall community. This track will also support leaders in understanding policy implications and barriers to advocate effectively on behalf of their organization.

    Using High Reliability to Improve Experience for Support Patients & Staff and Transform Health Care

    Dale Harvey, RN, MS, CPHQ, CLSSGB, CCMP
    Press Ganey Strategic Consulting, Senior Consultant

Conference Venue

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Learning Center

655 K Street, NW, Suite 100 Washington, DC 20001-2399

  • Parking is available at 500 New York Avenue NW and is open from 6 am to 7 pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Located in the Mount Vernon Square neighborhood, the Learning Center is a 15-minute drive from Ronald Reagan National Airport and minutes from Union Station and the Gallery Place-Chinatown and Mount Vernon Square 7th Street-Convention Center metro stations.

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