Transformation at top of agenda for CPMRC's annual conference in January 2011

December 09, 2010

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - 9 December, 2010 - The 19th International Conference (Jan. 19-22, 2011) of the CPM Resource Center (CPMRC), an Elsevier company and leader in assisting healthcare organizations improve practice at the point of care, will focus on transformational leadership and feature advice from many business leaders, including Dee Hock, founder and CEO emeritus, Visa, Inc..

"The essence of transformation, real innovation and hope for healthcare will be brought to life by our conference presenters through stories, tools and methodologies," said Bonnie Wesorick, MSN, RN, DPNAP, FAAN, CPMRC founder and chairman emeritus, CPMRC. "We will have the opportunity to learn from people who have transformed their industries. Attendees will gain an insight on what transformation entails, the challenges that can occur and the overall outcome."

Hock has received several recognitions, notably from Money magazine, as one of the eight individuals who changed the way people lived in the previous quarter century. Hock's video presentation will be part of Wesorick's keynote session The Essence of Transformation, the Real Innovation and Hope for Healthcare: Lessons From a Transformation Sage, on Tuesday, Jan. 20. In the presentation, Hock speaks with Wesorick about the overall journey, providing insights from his book One From Many.

The conference will also feature other keynote addresses including Connie White Delaney, PhD, RN, appointed member of the U.S National Health Information Technology Police Committee; David Brailer, MD, Ph.D, former National Health Information Technology Coordinator and Michelle Troseth, MSN, RN, DPNAP, CPRMC Executive Vice President and Chief Professional Practice Officer.

In addition, more than 60 member presentations and educational workshops, covering a wide range of topics including practice, education, technology adoption, physician and team engagement, evidence-based tools and outcomes will be presented. Attendees will be able to actively network and engage with other professionals and key decision makers to discuss healthcare topics and trends, from professional practice to culture transformation.

CPMRC's 19th International Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero in San Francisco, Calif. For more information about the conference, including registration, please visit: http://www.cpmrc.com/consortium/conference.
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About CPMRC

The CPM Resource Center (CPMRC) offers content, processes, tools and services that support practice advancement, cultural transformation, infusion of evidence-based care, and interdisciplinary integration at the point of care. CPMRC's evidence-based products and professional services assist healthcare organizations in creating a healthy work culture and interdisciplinary integration using the CPM Framework™ that supports cultural and professional practice for sustainable healthcare transformation. The International Consortium of over nearly 300 rural, community and university settings connects clinicians and leaders to advance clinical scholarship and research. Practice-Education Partnerships bridge the transition from education to practice in schools of Nursing and Allied Health focusing on interprofessional education (IPE) and interdisciplinary collaborative practice. CPMRC is a business unit of Elsevier. For more information on CPMRC, please visit www.cpmrc.com.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including the Lancet (www.thelancet.com) and Cell (www.cell.com), and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include ScienceDirect (www.sciencedirect.com), Scopus (www.scopus.com), Reaxys (www.reaxys.com), MD Consult (www.mdconsult.com) and Nursing Consult (www.nursingconsult.com), which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite (www.scival.com) and MEDai's Pinpoint Review (www.medai.com), which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier (www.elsevier.com) employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC (www.reedelsevier.com), a world-leading publisher and information provider. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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