NU Online News Service, Aug. 23, 10:18 a.m. – Health Care Conference Administrators L.L.C., Seattle, has scheduled a live, 90-minute, Web-based audioconference for 1 p.m. Sept. 10 on strategies employers and health plans can use to improve health care quality.

The speakers will include Dr. Harvey Fineberg, president of the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences; Dr. George Isham, chief health officer at HealthPartners, Minneapolis; and John Iglehart, the founding editor of the journal Health Affairs, Washington.

Two of the sponsors are the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Chicago, and the Consumer Driven Healthcare Association, Norwalk, Conn.

Health Care Conference Administrators has also scheduled four other seminars on health care and health finance, including a Sept. 24 seminar on the future of health insurance; an Oct. 8 seminar on compliance with the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act; an Oct. 22 seminar on disease management initiatives; and a Nov. 5 seminar on defined-contribution health plans.

Health Care Conference Administrators has arranged to offer 17 types of continuing-education credit to participants in its HIPAA Summit Audioconferences conference series.

More information about the series is available at http://www.healthpolicyaudioconferences.com