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11th Annual Workforce Summit
Opportunities and New Frameworks for Hospital/Physician Alignment in an Era of ACOs and Changing Payment Systems

Thursday, November 3, 2011

9:00am - 2:30pm
The Conference Center at Waltham Woods
Waltham, MA

$229 MHA Member Rate
$329 Non-Member Rate

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Program Overview

This year’s Workforce Summit will look more closely at the emerging trends regarding physician engagement/alignment as the industry changes and heads toward ACOs and payment reform. How are hospitals mobilizing PCPs, specialists, and service lines to better serve the community and move away from volume and toward value?


9:00am       Keynote address:
                    Transforming Health and Healthcare: 
                     Adapting to Rapid Change and New Opportunities
  Bill Crounse, MD, Senior Director, Worldwide Health
                     at Microsoft Corporation

Dr. Crounse will share perspectives on the global business, population, and technology trends impacting the delivery of health information and medical services. He will share his perspectives on how the ubiquitous availability of health information, the increasing use of information technology, and greater cost and quality transparency in the industry, health and healthcare delivery will evolve to become increasingly global, commoditized, and more consumer-focused.

10:30am      BREAK

11:00am       New Definitions for Hospital/Physician
                       Alignment in an Era of ACOs and Changing
                       Payment Systems
                       Cliff Bleustein, MD, Health Industry Advisory
                       Practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Dr. Bleustein will look at physician alignment in this era of rapid and certain change. While some of the changes may be nuanced, there are new areas of strategy, focus and change.

12:00pm       LUNCH

1:00pm         Discussion Panel:
                       The Changing Playing Field:  Mobilizing 
                       Physicians and Hospitals for Care Delivery 
                       Re-Design, New Payment Systems and
                       Integrated Delivery Systems
                       Stuart Rosenberg, M.D., President & CEO
                       Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians

                       - David G. Fairchild, M.D., MPH, Sr. VP for 
                         Clinical Integration, UMass Memorial Health
                         Care, Inc.
                       - Peter H. Short, M.D., S.V.P., Medical Affairs
                         Beverly Hospital
                       - Richard M. Iseke, M.D., V.P., Medical Affairs
                         Winchester Hospital

2:30pm         Program Adjourns



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Three & a half (3.5) hours of pre-approved Category II (non-ACHE) continuing education credits will be granted for this program toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives.


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