Tuesday, June 03, 2008

June 10 KMChicago Meeting

Tues, June 10; 5:30pm
Knowledge management in health care: opportunities for collaboration.
For location details, see right-hand column.

Lorri Zipperer will lead a dialogue to explore the integration of
corporate knowledge management concepts into clinical and
administrative health care environments. The challenges and
opportunities in this translational work will be discussed in the
context that this "hybrid" thinking will ultimately affect many of
us who interact with healthcare as knowledge workers, caregivers and
patients. In addition, this strategy will be explored as a catalyst
for new opportunities for information professionals and knowledge
mangers in clinical environments.

Lorri Zipperer, Cybrarian is the principal at Zipperer Project
Management, in Evanston, Illinois. Lorri has been in the information
field for over two decades, over half of which have been focused on
health care. She was a founding staff member of the National Patient
Safety Foundation as the information project manager. While there,
she provided the structure and scope for the NPSF's Clearinghouse,
discussion list, literature awareness and web page initiatives. Ms.
Zipperer was the managing editor of Enhancing Patient Safety and
Reducing Errors in Health Care, the proceedings of the 1998
Annenberg meeting in Rancho Mirage, California, Lessons in Patient
Safety, a compendium of important topics and literature in patient
safety and presently serves as managing editor for the NPSF's
newsletter Focus on Patient Safety. Ms. Zipperer currently works
with clients to provide patient safety information, knowledge
sharing and general project management guidance. Lorri has recently
led projects in patient safety educational tool and curriculum
development, evidence identification for a variety of publications
and organizational visioning for improved knowledge access and
currently serves as the Cybrarian for AHRQ's Patient Safety Net.
[link to http://psnet.ahrq.gov/] She was recently published in the
Quality and Safety in Health Care (ISSN 1475-3898) [ link to:
http://qshc.bmj.com/cgi/reprint/13/3/218.pdf ] on opportunities for
librarians to partner with clinicians to improve patient safety. She
has served on the editorial board of the Journal of the Medical
Library Association. Ms. Zipperer was a 2004-2005 Patient Safety
Leadership Fellow where she explored how information and knowledge
transfer behaviors affect learning opportunities for safety
improvement. She was recognized with a 2005 Institute for Safe
Medication Practices "Cheers" award for her work with librarians,
libraries and their role in patient safety.

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