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43rd Annual Mid-Winter Leadership Forum
Healthcare Delivery System Reform: Three Races, One Finish Line

Friday, January 29, 2010

9:00am - 2:30pm
Sheraton Framingham Hotel
Framingham, MA

$229 MHA & HCMA Member Rate
$399 Non-Member Rate

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Healthcare reform continues to be the center of focus in our nation and in Massachusetts. Given the coverage-induced pressure to reduce costs, reform is more than talk in the Commonwealth. Is your organization ready? Regardless of the actual payment methodologies adopted, providers will be more at risk, forcing new strategies to manage and improve using these new and riskier payment systems. Some organizations are taking the lead and point to ideas for other organizations to consider.

At this year’s Mid-Winter Leadership Forum, we’re bringing you three examples of healthcare systems adapting. We’ll hear from Dr. Edward Murphy, CEO of Carilion Clinic, (Roanoke, VA), an already-integrated delivery system that has set up a model of the future for greater physician alignment. We’ll also hear from Dr. Timothy Ferris of Partners HealthCare regarding their Medicare demonstration project, dedicated to health IT integration for clinical excellence and cost savings replicable in other organizations. Finally we’ll hear from leaders at Southcoast Health System, which achieved cost savings of $7 million in a matter of months through adopting lean healthcare techniques. Come to this year’s Mid-Winter Forum to learn and join in the discussion so that your hospital can make the necessary shifts to find financial viability while providing greater value in this time of rapid change.


9:00am      OPENING REMARKS 
                   Ellen Zane, President & CEO, Tufts Medical Center
                   Chair, MHA Board of Trustees

                   Winfield Brown, President
                   Health Care Management Association
                   Vice President, Administration, Lowell General Hospital

9:15am      Charting a New Course for Better Physician Alignment
Edward Murphy, MD, President & CEO
Carilion Clinic, Roanoke VA


11:00am    Care Coordination With Health IT as a Catalyst:
                   A Look at the Partners Healthcare System Medicare
                   Demonstration Project
Tim Ferris, MD, MPH, Medical Director
                   Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, Inc.


1:00pm      Getting Lean in Pursuit of Excellence: How one
                   Mass. Health System Saved $7 Million in 4 Months 
Presented by Keith Hovan, President & CEO,
                                          Southcoast Hospitals Group:

                   Follow-up panel discussion moderated by 
                   Andrei Soran, President & CEO, MetroWest Medical Center
eaturing the team from Southcoast Hospitals Group:
                   Patrick Gannon, M.S., RPH, Vice President, Quality & Safety
                   Nidia Williams, Director, Quality
                   Lynne Sisak, President, Lynne Sisak & Associates

2:15pm     CLOSING REMARKS: Next Steps for Hospitals
Lynn Nicholas, FACHE, President & CEO
                   Massachusetts Hospital Association



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Four (4.0) 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.

Generously sponsored by:

Levi + Wong Design Associates, Inc.
MHA Insurance Agency
MorrisSwitzer Environments for Health

Phillips, DiPisa & Associates
Press Ganey
Ropes & Gray, LLP
Healthcare Programs of Suffolfk University