Leadership Symposium

Connect. Learn. Advance your career.

March 31 - April 1, 2020 | Scottsdale, AZ

Info: Jodi Sniegocki | jsniegocki@modernhealthcare.com

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Agenda at a Glance

Agenda and speakers subject to change.

Monday, March 30, 2020

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.

Registration & Networking Breakfast

7:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Publisher’s Opening Address

Fawn Lopez, Publisher and Vice President, Modern Healthcare

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Opening Keynote

Achieving Operational Excellence: Building a Better Healthcare System

Kate Gallego, Mayor of Phoenix

9:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.

New Strategies for Revenue Growth

Investing in new revenue streams is now standard practice for hospitals facing squeezed operating margins and lower reimbursement rates. Ninety percent of hospital and health system executives in a survey indicated that new revenue streams were an urgent priority and expected to yield a return in the next three years, a new study from Partners HealthCare and healthcare private equity firm Fitzroy Health found. This presentation will discuss how hospitals can pursue a combination of cost-cutting and revenue growth as they seek sustainable financial footing.

 

Moderator:

Merrill Goozner, Editor Emeritus, Modern Healthcare
 

Panelists:

Brian Gragnolati, President and  Chief Executive Officer, Atlantic Health System
Cynthia Hundorfean, Chief Executive Officer and President, Allegheny Health Network (AHN)
Dan Liljenquist, Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Vice President, Intermountain Healthcare
Terry Shaw, President and Chief Executive Officer, AdventHealth

10:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.

Morning Networking Break

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Improving Ambulatory Access to Maximize Revenue

As care continues to shift into the ambulatory setting, inpatient use-rates have declined for all age groups. At the same time, there is mounting pressure – financially, and from increasingly savvy consumers – to enhance the accessibility of ambulatory care. Hospitals and healthcare systems need efficient scheduling and access processes for both primary care and specialty care to capture maximum revenue from ambulatory visits. Optimizing scheduling and access processes also ensures that patients and referring physicians have a positive, seamless, and predictable experience. This presentation will highlight imperatives for achieving optimal ambulatory scheduling and provides keys to success, focusing on creating a proactive, disciplined, and accountable environment.

 

Moderator:

William Prentice, Chief Executive Officer, Ambulatory Surgery Center Association

Panelists:

Peter Fine, President and Chief Executive Officer, Banner Health
Lynn Simon, MD, President, Clinical Operations and Chief Medical Officer, Community Health Systems
Caitlin Zulla, Chief Executive Officer, Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA)

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Redesigning Your Health System to Advance Health Equity

This future health ecosystem must extend beyond medical care and influence how we think about community health as well. What are the critical components necessary for creating community infrastructures to deliver equitable health outcomes? We must focus on safe schools and neighborhoods, the availability of healthy food choices, well-funded safety-net organizations, as well as how our industry can help people eat better, sleep longer and manage their mental health and wellness in a 24/7, technology-connected world.

 

Moderator:

Michellene Davis, Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, RWJBarnabas Health

Panelists:

Redonda Miller, MD, President, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Rhonda Medows, MD, President of Population Health Management, Providence St. Joseph Health
Randy Oostra, President and Chief Executive Officer  ProMedica

1:30p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Afternoon Networking Break

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Innovation and Disruption: Driving Transformation

Disruptors challenge incumbents. They force the fundamental restructure of the markets they serve. Innovations in the form of new drugs, devices, algorithms, processes and payment schemes are standard fare. Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of how healthcare operates, navigating regulatory compliance, consolidation and competition is routine for incumbents. But disruptors, who dare to fundamentally alter the status quo are largely unwelcome. The disruptive innovators challenging our industry see growing discontent among consumers and employers and the delivery system’s aversion to change. 

 

Moderator:

Aurora Aguilar, Editor, Modern Healthcare

Panelists:

Jaewon Ryu, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Geisinger Health
James Hereford, Chief Executive Officwer, Fairview Health Services
Jim Hinton, Chief Executive Officer, Baylor Scott & White Health
Warner Thomas, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ochsner Health System

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Case Study Session: Renown Health’s Healthy Nevada Project. The “Free” Genetic Testing for Nevada Residents

A number of leading health systems are investing in large-scale genetic screening programs, betting on the potential of genomics to improve community health by identifying millions of individuals who are at a higher risk of developing actionable genetic conditions. This sessions will discuss the benefits and challenges of such projects, focusing on lessons learned from the Healthy Nevada Project—an effort being led by Renown Health to sequence and screen 250,000 Nevadans.

 

Anthony Slonim, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Renown Health

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Affordable Care Act After Ten Years: Repair or Replace

In March 2010, President Barack Obama signed landmark legislation known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While its future remains uncertain, this session will examine when the ACA worked, failed and had unintended consequences. Did the controversial healthcare law accomplish its original goals? This session will examine the ACA’s successes, shortcomings, and impact in an election year and the future.including; analysis of DSH payments, examination of whether the ACA incentivized the right behavior and in-depth commentaries from healthcare leadership.

 

Lloyd Dean, Chief Executive Officer, CommonSpirit Health
Richard Pollack, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Hospital Association

5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Top 25 Emerging Leaders Awards Presentation

5:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Publisher's Adjournment

Fawn Lopez, Publisher and Vice President, Modern Healthcare

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Achieving Price Transparency in Healthcare

While most agree that price transparency in theory is a good thing, the challenge lies in how to achieve it without confusing patients, delaying care, or increasing burden on healthcare providers. Billing codes, negotiated contracts, and individual-case-basis (ICB) pricing make price transparency complicated…and the list goes on. Price transparency is also causing providers to feel overburdened. When faced with questions by their patients on how services will impact them financially, many providers don’t know the answers. But due to the shift to value-based payment models, providers need to have a better understanding of such costs so they can pinpoint opportunities for improvement.

 

Moderator:

Charles Kahn III (Chip), President & Chief Executive Officer, Federation of American Hospitals

Panelists:

Howard Kern, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sentara Healthcare
Don Rucker, MD, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
HHS Office of the Secretary
Lisa Shannon, Chief Operating Officer, Allina Health

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Strategies for Future Growth and New Lines of Service

Amid economic turbulence and regulatory changes, service lines are becoming more integrated into hospital strategic plans, where these areas of specialization can thrive—although many healthcare leaders are checking the vitals of their service lines to see what treatment may be needed. Various models are being implemented to improve coordination and data collection that allow hospital and health system leaders to scrutinize the direction of their service lines for greater ROI. Throughout the country, leaders have been retooling their service lines by changing strategic plans and evaluating demographic and coordination needs while using technology to eliminate waste and improve patient engagement.

David Entwistle, President and Chief Executive Officer, Stanford Health Care (SHC)
Richard Gray, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Mayo Clinic Arizona
Joseph Impicciche, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ascension

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Addressing the New Public Health Challenge: Mass Shootings

The United States and its hospitals are increasingly looking for new ways to address increasing waves of violence. As with any other public health challenge, hospitals and health systems must remain an engaged partner in both caring for and keeping communities safe. Health professionals called to care for those injured in a mass shooting face unique challenges. Along with treating victims for their physical health, the emotional effects are just as severe. The gravity of mass casualty events weighs heavily on medical teams, doctors and nurses, and it is essential that caregivers also receive access to grief counseling.

 

Moderator:

Megan Ranney, MD, Chief Research Officer, American Foundation for Firearm Injury Reduction in Medicine

Panelists:

Jeffrey Cohen, President, Allegheny General Hospital
Sally Deitch, Chief Executive Officer,  Mid-South Group, the Memphis Market and Saint Francis Hospital
Michael Dowling, President and Chief Executive Officer, Northwell Health

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Closing Keynote: Enough is Enough: Let’s Take a Stand Against Gun Violence

The United States and its hospitals are increasingly looking for new ways to address increasing waves of violence. As with any other public health challenge, hospitals and health systems must remain an engaged partner in both caring for and keeping communities safe. Health professionals called to care for those injured in a mass shooting face unique challenges. Along with treating victims for their physical health, the emotional effects are just as severe. The gravity of mass casualty events weighs heavily on medical teams, doctors and nurses, and it is essential that caregivers also receive access to grief counseling.


Michael Dowling, President and Chief Executive Officer, Northwell Health

12:00 p.m - 12:15 p.m.

Publisher’s Adjournment

Fawn Lopez, Publisher and Vice President, Modern Healthcare