Congress on Healthcare Leadership 2015

Emerging Topics Seminars

For the 2015 Congress, ACHE purposely left a handful of numbered seminars open for late-breaking topics. Throughout the Congress brochure, in lieu of seminar titles and faculty, these seminars simply state, “Reserved for Emerging Topics.”

We have now assigned all the Congress seminars.

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17 A/B
Bridging Worlds: The Future Role of the Healthcare Strategist

Seminar A
Monday, March 16, 2015
10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Seminar B
Monday, March 16, 2015
2:15 p.m.–3:45 p.m.


Mark Parrington, FACHE
Vice President, Strategic Transactions, Catholic Health Initiatives

Ruth Padilla
Principal, Healthcare Strategy Partners

David C. Grandy, FACHE, CMPE
Associate Vice President & Managing Director, Strategic Innovation, HDR Architecture, Inc.

Given the evolving healthcare environment, presenters will highlight key implications for strategy and the future role of the strategist. Recent data on the emerging skills, competencies and tools for strategic leaders will be showcased. Presenters will contrast healthcare planning and innovation with that of other industries, such as consumer-packaged goods, hospitality and technology development. The use of design thinking to discover emerging needs resulting from healthcare industry shifts will be explored.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the future of healthcare strategy and identify strategic approaches outside of healthcare.

  • Employ design thinking to reimagine new potential at your organization.

35 A/B
Physician Leadership: Significance and Importance

Seminar A
Monday, March 16, 2015
4:15 p.m.–5:45 p.m.

Seminar B
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
8:45 a.m.–10:15 a.m.


Peter Angood, MD
CEO, American Association for Physician Leadership

This seminar will focus on the evolving issues with the significance, importance and value of implementing a proactive physician leadership program within healthcare systems.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop improved insights to the beneficial but complex process of implementing physician leadership programs.

  • Recognize the pros and cons of implementing a physician leadership program across the healthcare system.

Managing a Changing Environment

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
8:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.


Jeffrey C. Squier, FACHE
Payer Relations & Strategy Officer, Columbia St. Mary's

Patricia Ruff
CEO, Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin

A transformation is occurring in healthcare, focusing on greater collaboration among healthcare providers, payors, and patients to improve quality and control healthcare spending. Healthcare executives are focusing on innovative ways to actively manage population health, and several accountable care organization models are emerging across the country, but not all will succeed. This presentation focuses on managing a changing environment related to accountable care. It provides background, lessons learned and a road map to successfully manage change related to population health, moving from volume to value and successfully executing the vision of the stakeholders.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify strategies to engage in creative initiatives concurrent with anticipated changes in the delivery and financing of healthcare services .

  • Discuss reproducible clinical and administrative processes that improve patient health, enhance the patient experience, and reduce or control the cost of healthcare .

Journey to Value-Based Care for Population Health: Sharing, Scaling and Replication to Accelerate Results

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
2:30 p.m.–5:45 p.m.


Stephanie S. McCutcheon, FACHE
Innovation/Transformation Advisor, McCutcheon & Co.

Peter J. Bernard, FACHE
CEO, Bon Secours Virginia Health System

Gayle L. Capozzalo, FACHE
Executive Vice President/Chief Strategy Officer, Yale New Haven Health System

Jean Wright, MD
Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Carolinas Healthcare System

Samuel Skootsky, MD
Chief Medical Officer, UCLA Faculty Practice Group and Medical Group

Provider systems are leading health reform from within to deliver value-based care. The presenters will discuss exceptional results from several healthcare systems, including Bon Secours Virginia Health System, UCLA Health, Yale New Haven Health System, and Carolinas Healthcare System, that have shared, replicated, and scaled innovative and transformative System and Person Journey models for health reform to accelerate the delivery of sustainable results as we move from integrated delivery to population health.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the key components of the System, Person, and Colleague Journeys and the innovation/transformation process to accelerate sustainable results delivery.

  • Explore a system of distribution and innovation as a catalyst for thriving healthcare systems and sustainable health reform.

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