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2016 Care Transitions Conference

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Charting a Course to Health 2016 Care Transitions Conference [logo]

The 2016 Care Transitions Conference—Charting a Course to Health—took place on Tuesday, May 17, at IAM751 (9125 15th Place South, in south Seattle).

Care Transitions Conference smart phone app [image and link]The conference drew nearly 250 participants from more than 75 organizations. Registration was open to anyone engaged in improving health care quality and transitions of care, including hospital and home health care administrators, discharge planners, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, policymakers, social service providers, consumers, community leaders, and others whose role involves empowering patients and families to manage their health care.

Our keynote speakers were:


Other presenters were:


We also welcomed the following poster presentations at this year's conference:


The 2016 conference agenda, session descriptions, and speaker bios are available on our customer conference app. Click on the graphic above to access public information. Additional features are available for registered participants who receive a log-in code.

Conference photos are available online (click here).


Hospitalizations contribute significantly to the cost of health care—costs borne by insurance companies, taxpayers (Medicaid and Medicare), patients, and families—and take an emotional toll on patients and their families. The care transitions conversation among health care and human services professionals and others in south King County began in 2011. In 2012, we held our first annual care transitions conference to discuss new ways to work together to decrease avoidable hospital admissions.

Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors

We rely on sponsorships to keep this conference affordable to health and human services professionals at all levels. The deadline for sponsor and exhibitor opportunities was March 31. For more information, contact conference coordinator Irene Stewart (irene.stewart@seattle.gov).

Thank you to the 2016 conference sponsors!


ResCare Home Care [logo]


Aging and Disability Services [logo]           Chinese Information and Service Center [logo]

Community Living Connections logo            Genesis Health Care [logo]

Home Care Referral Registry of Washington [logo]           Kelley-Ross Pharmacy Group [logo]

Philips Lifeline [logo]            Sound Generations formerly Senior Services [logo]

UW Medicine Valley Medical Center Clinic Network [logo]


Asian Counseling and Referral Service ACRS [logo]      Care Patrol [logo]   CHI Franciscan Health [logo]

KWA Home Care [logo]           Visiting Physicians Association [logo]


Byram Health Care [logo]   Careage Home Health [logo]   Cascade Behavioral Hospital [logo]

Developmental Disabilities Administration DSHS [logo]   Family Resource Home Care [logo]    Fedelta Home Care [logo]

Generations with Pride [logo]      King County [logo]

Navos Mental Health Solutions [logo]    Northwest ADA Center [logo]   Qualis Health [logo]

Visiting Angels of Renton and Seattle [logo]    Washington Dental Service Foundation [logo]    Washington Relay [logo]

Wesley Homes [logo]


CHI Franciscan Health [logo]

Alphabetical listing (includes exhibitors):

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Planning Team & Contact Information

Special thanks to 2016 Care Transitions Conference Planning Team, many of whom have worked on the conference for several years. If you have questions, please e-mail Aging and Disability Services planner Irene Stewart (irene.stewart@seattle.gov).

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Past conferences

Aging and Disability Services has coordinated annual conferences related to health care quality since 2011. Summary information is available below.

2016 Care Transitions: Charting a Course to Health

2015 Care Transitions: The Waves of Change in Health Care

2014 Care Transitions: What Does It Really Look Like?

2013 Care Transitions: Whose Job Is It Anyway?

2012 Care Transitions Community Meeting

2011 Focus on the Future Forum

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