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Rural Health Care Leadership Conference

Posted Oct 27 2010 10:15am
Conference Agenda & Speakers!

For 24 years Health Forum and the American Hospital Association’s Rural Health Care Leadership Conference has both informed and inspired rural health care leaders and this coming year is no exception. The 2011 conference will look at the many difficult operational, financial and environmental challenges leaders face and present new models and emerging initiatives that are transforming care delivery and business practices in rural settings.

Click here to download the conference brochure

Keynote Session

The Emergency Medical Response to Haiti: A Study in Crisis Management and Personal Endurance
Paul Auerbach, MD, Professor of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

General Sessions

The Rural Implications of ACOs and Bundled Payments: Perspectives from National Leaders
Ronnie Musgrove, JD, Former Governor of Mississippi, Chair, National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services, Office of Rural Health Policy, Jackson, MS; Tom Morris, Executive Secretary, National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services, Director of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Rockville, MD; A. Clinton MacKinney, MD, MS, Family Physician and Senior Consultant, St. Joseph, MN; Moderated by Todd Linden, President & CEO, Grinnell Regional Medical Center, Grinnell, IA

Achieving Meaningful Use: The Role of Health IT in Improving Health and Health Care in Rural America
David Blumenthal, MD, MPP, National Coordinator, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, US Department of Health and Human Services, Boston, MA

The Role of Leadership in Physician Alignment in the Rural Community
Thomas A. Atchison, EdD, President and Founder, Atchison Consulting LLC, Hot Springs Village, AR

The Rural Hospital Federal Update
Lisa Kidder Hrobsky, Vice President, Legislative Affairs, American Hospital Association, Washington, DC

Rural Hospital Governance in the Time of Reform
James E. Orlikoff, President, Orlikoff & Associates, Inc., and Senior Consultant, Center for Healthcare Governance, Chicago, IL

State of Grace: Health, Hope and Healing through Creativity
Robert and Rebecca Bluestone, Santa Fe, NM

Strategy Sessions help attendees:

  • Understand the impact of national health care reform on rural hospitals and their communities
  • Gain practical tools for achieving peak operational and financial performance
  • Position the organization to lure and keep top clinical talent through better physician/hospital alignment
  • Make progess toward meaningful use goals
  • Revitalize your leadership and improve board accountability

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