Oct. 15-16: Reducing Avoidable Readmissions Seminar, Boston

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement seminar will focus on improving transitions in care by assessing patient and caregiver needs, using health literacy strategies to enhance patient education, developing a customized post-discharge plan, effectively communicating discharge information to patients and community providers, and facilitating appropriate post-hospital follow-up. Visit www.ihi.org.

Oct. 16-19: CHIME Fall CIO Forum, Indian Wells, Calif.

Journalist Ted Koppel, science "rock star" Eric Topol, M.D., and "Mythbusters" co-star Adam Savage will be the featured speakers at the 20th annual event. The pre-forum Healthcare CIO Boot Camp Oct. 13-16 is designed for IT professionals aiming to move up to the CIO level. Visit www.cio-chime.org/chime12.

Oct. 21-24: MGMA 12th Annual Conference, San Antonio

Professionals in medical group management will attend sessions on a wide variety of topics, from time management and payment to staffing and physician alignment. The state of the health care industry will be discussed by a panel moderated by MGMA President Susan Turney. Visit www.mgma.com/mgma12.

Nov. 1-3: CAPC National Seminar on Palliative Care, Miami

Topics will range from Joint Commission certification, financial analysis techniques, adult and pediatric care across the continuum, the mental health-palliative care interface, and many more. Visit www.capc.org.