Care Transitions Conference

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.

Aging and Disability Services coordinated annual conferences related to health care quality from 2011–2017. You can find information about past care transitions conferences below.

HealthierHere, the Accountable Community of Health for King County, is working across medical, behavioral health, social service, and the community to improve the health and wellbeing of King County residents. This includes work to promote safe and successful transitions. Learn more and get involved by visiting the HealthierHere website.

Sponsors & Advertising

Updated 5/16/2017.

We are grateful for generous sponsors whose support has kept this conference affordable to health and human services professionals at all levels. Our 2017 conference sponsors are listed below by sponsor category, and listed alphabetically at the end of this section. We invite you to see sponsor ads in our 2017 conference program.

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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.

2017 Care Transitions: We’re All In It Together

Health and human services providers from throughout the Puget Sound region gathered to discuss patient- and family-centered transitions of care across the continuum at “Care Transitions: We’re All In It Together” on May 10, 2017 at the Four Points by Sheraton Seattle Airport South (22406 Pacific Hwy S, Des Moines, WA). The focus of the 2017 conference was developing a shared vision for patient- and family-centered transitions of care across the continuum. The conference keynote speaker was Tim McNeill, RN, MPH. The full agenda is available in the conference program. Program

2016 Care Transitions: Charting a Course to Health

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). 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. Program 2016 Participating Organizations | Photos

2015 Care Transitions: The Waves of Change in Health Care

  • Report: The Waves of Change in Health Care conference took place on June 4, 2015 at Renton Community Center. Click on the image at right for the conference summary, which includes links to presentations, videos, and reading materials.

2014 Care Transitions: What Does It Really Look Like?

  • Report: Care Transitions: What Does It Really Look Like? (6/5/14 conference summary, includes links to presentations, workshop summaries, and participant feedback). Special thanks to Wesley Homes for hosting the 2014 conference at The Terrace.

2013 Care Transitions: Whose Job Is It Anyway?

  • Report: Care Transitions: Whose Job Is It Anyway? (5/30/13 conference summary, includes links to presentations, discussion group summaries, and participant feedback). Special thanks to UW Medicine/Valley Medical Center for hosting the 2013 conference in their Medical Arts Center auditorium and meeting rooms.

2012 Care Transitions Community Meeting

2011 Focus on the Future Forum

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