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Laura Adams

President & CEO, Rhode Island Quality Institute

Laura Adams is the President and CEO of the Rhode Island Quality Institute, a center of collaborative innovation that advances health and healthcare transformation. She is Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s appointment to the Oversight Council for the Massachusetts Center for Health Information and Analysis and served on the Rhode Island Governor’s Workgroup on Healthcare Innovation.

Laura was Founder, President and CEO of Decision Support Systems, a New York-based company specializing in Internet-based healthcare decision support. She has been a faculty member of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Boston since its inception, and was among the first to bring the principles of healthcare quality improvement to the Middle East.

Professional highlights include:

  • Co-author of several publications, including Consumer-Driven Health Care: Implications for Providers, Payers and Policymakers
  • Directed the Institute of Healthcare Improvement Idealized Design of the Intensive Care Unit project
  • Faculty in the Veterans Health Administration’s ICU improvement collaborative

Presentation Videos

2017 Sessions

Friday, September 29

Session 7: Closing the Gap

8:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Mayo Civic Center, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom

People must be at the center of a sustainable ecosystem for health.

Friday, September 29

Meet the Speakers & Break

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Mayo Civic Center, 2nd Floor, Ballroom Lobby South
Each main stage session is followed by an opportunity to meet the session speakers in a relaxed setting. Bring your ideas and questions for a lively conversation.