Program Summary

October 11, 2014, Chicago

Who Should Attend:
Physician Executives

Credits:   Tuition:

7 ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits

ACHE members: $725.00
Non-members: $825.00

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Physician Executive Forum Members receive a discount of $100 applied at registration.

As the healthcare environment shifts to a more collaborative model of care, physician leaders are called on to make critical resource-related decisions impacting quality and patient safety. It is vital to have a core understanding of healthcare finance to successfully optimize organizational resources. The 2014 Physician Executives Forum Program will cover basic and advanced topics in the financial management of hospital and physician-office practices to help you navigate the financial implications of reform.

Delve deeper into the fundamentals of financial management to boost your leadership performance and apply finance principles to make more informed decisions. You will also gain valuable advice from a panel of healthcare leaders who will share their experiences with deploying an analytics package to support evidence-based outcomes.

This interactive session will help you to:

  • Understand financial implications of the current healthcare environment
  • Interpret key financial reports and critical factors to gauge financial performance
  • Identify improvement opportunities within physician controllable revenue and expense elements
  • Estimate the profitability, viability and sustainability of clinical service lines using cost accounting and patient analytics reporting
  • Glean insights from colleagues on effectively utilizing analytics to boost your organization’s bottom line

This unique learning and networking opportunity—designed for both new and experienced physician executives—will help build your skill set and allow you to connect with your peers who share a commitment to professional development and healthcare delivery excellence.

Schedule of Events

8:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30 a.m.–8:35 a.m. Welcome and Introductions 8:35 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Financial Management for Physician Executives 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Networking Lunch 12:15 p.m.–3:15 p.m. Financial Management for Physician Executives, Cont. 3:15 p.m.–4:15 p.m. Panel Discussion: Using Analytics to Support Evidence-based Management Outcomes 4:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Wrap Up and Summary

Expert Faculty

Steven H. Berger, CPA, FACHE, FHFMA, is president of Healthcare Insights LLC, a healthcare teaching and software firm in Libertyville, Ill. Mr. Berger served as vice president of finance for Highland Park (Ill.) Hospital and as a financial officer at hospitals in New York, New Jersey and Missouri. Mr. Berger is the author of Fundamentals of Healthcare Financial Management. He also is a frequent presenter of healthcare finance–related seminars throughout the United States and Canada.


David W. Engleking, MD
Chief Medical Officer
CHRISTUS St. Patricks Hospital

Two additional healthcare executives will serve on the panel.

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The Forum offers a package of resources tailored to meet your unique career development needs and complement your clinical expertise for $100 annually.
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Questions about your Forum membership status?
Please contact Erika Joyce, CAE, assistant director, Member Services, at or (312) 424-9373.