AHA fo­rum fo­cuses on de­liv­ery in­no­va­tions, chal­lenges

Modern Healthcare - - THE WEEK AHEAD - —Me­lanie Evans

San Diego is host though Thurs­day to more than 1,000 hospi­tal ex­ec­u­tives, di­rec­tors, trustees and clin­i­cians in town for lec­tures and de­bates on health­care lead­er­ship, deal­mak­ing, in­no­va­tion and tech­nol­ogy.

The 22nd an­nual Health Fo­rum and Amer­i­can Hospi­tal As­so­ci­a­tion Lead­er­ship Sum­mit fea­tures celebrity speak­ers, in­clud­ing for­mer De­fense Sec­re­tary Robert Gates, writer Mal­colm Glad­well and jour­nal­ist Cokie Roberts. Health­care ex­ec­u­tives in charge of qual­ity, physi­cian con­tract­ing, post-acute care, op­er­at­ing ef­fi­ciency and new pay­ment will talk strat­egy.

Lead­ers from Penn State Her­shey (Pa.) Med­i­cal Cen­ter will tout the tac­tics used to re­duce read­mis­sions 9% and boost pa­tient sat­is­fac­tion scores by 22% within a year. Linda Dun­can, ad­min­is­tra­tor for Penn State’s Cen­ter for En­ter­prise In­no­va­tion and one of the sched­uled speak­ers, said ef­fec­tive team-based care was key. “We of­ten think we can just put a group of people to­gether,” she said. But “there’s a cer­tain sci­ence” to team­work.

Elec­tronic health-record use and data an­a­lyt­ics are ma­jor topics this year, with ex­ec­u­tives from Ar­ling­ton­based Texas Health Re­sources and Tru­man Med­i­cal Cen­ters, Kansas City, Mo., slated to dis­cuss how they eval­u­ate and pri­or­i­tize in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy in­vest­ment. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of In­tel Corp. and Wal-Mart will speak about their com­pa­nies’ ini­tia­tives to use their buy­ing clout to lead pay­ment and de­liv­ery changes.

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