Julie Kliger MPA, BSN, RN, CEO and Founder, The Altos Group, LLC, Oakland, CA

Over the last 26 years Julie Kliger has established herself as a leading voice for patient safety and improved outcomes. Her work in addressing practice redesign in healthcare has been nationally recognized for its unprecedented achievements in reducing medication administration error and sepsis mortality. Prior to establishing her own firm, Ms. Kliger worked for the University of California Office of the President in the Division of Clinical Services Development as Associate Director of Quality. In this position she led the implementation of the first ever system-wide, web based error reporting program which is still active across all five academic medical centers. Due to her work on this project, she was asked to be a member of the National Quality Forum’s task force to develop a national taxonomy standard for error reporting systems. Ms. Kliger is a published author and has been an invited speaker at numerous national conferences. Ms. Kliger completed her Master's in Public Administration at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government where she focused on patient safety and error reduction policies. She holds a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Columbia University in New York City and a Bachelor’s of Arts from UC Berkeley.