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Racial and Ethnic Disparities: Keeping Current Seminar Series
The Use of Interpreters by Physicians for Hospitalized Limited English Proficient Patients and Its Impact on Patient Outcomes

Thursday, April 30th, 2015
12:30 – 1:30 pm*
Sweet Conference Room, Gray/Bigelow, 4th Floor
Massachusetts General Hospital

*A light lunch will be served during the event

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The Racial and Ethnic Disparities: Keeping Current seminar series aims to disseminate the latest information on interventions, research findings, and health policy updates regarding efforts to reduce disparities. These discussion forums feature informative presentations from experts in the field as well as context, perspectives, and opinions from key healthcare stakeholders.

Please join us for a presentation by Lenny López, MD, MDiv, MPH, Assistant at the Mongan Institute for Health Policy and Senior Faculty at the Disparities Solutions Center. Understanding the dynamic between limited English proficient (LEP) patients and their clinical providers is of utmost importance for understanding observed disparities in health care. Few studies have explored clinician use of interpreter services in academic hospitals and the effect of interpreter encounters on the inpatient outcomes of LEP patients. This seminar will examine the impact of inpatient interpreter use for LEP patients on length of stay, 30-day post discharge emergency department visits and 30- day hospital readmission rates.

All Keeping Current Seminar series events are free and open to the public. This event will be held in the Sweet Conference Room at Massachusetts General Hospital, and members of local health care and research communities are encouraged to attend. Light lunch will be served. Please RSVP to reserve your spot.

Lenny Lopez
Lenny López, MD, MDiv, MPH

Save the Date!
The Healthcare Quality and Equity Action Forum
September 29th and 30th
Seaport Boston Hotel, Boston, MA

The June 2014 Forum was a great success with over 180 participants from across the country, so be sure not to miss the next Healthcare Quality and Equity Action Forum in 2016! The Forum serves as a dissemination and implementation conference developed and led by The Disparities Solutions Center (DSC) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), as well as alumni from the Disparities Leadership Program. Forum faculty consist of experts in the field, as well as those with real-world experience implementing equity strategies and solutions. The Forum targets leaders that are active in health care delivery and focus on quality improvement (including those from health plans, hospitals, and health centers across the country). It provides participants with the tools and skills to identify and address racial and ethnic disparities in health care within their organizations, with the goal of empowering them to implement these strategies and transform their organizations to focus on quality and equity.

For more information, and an overview of the 2014 Forum, visit our website
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