Congress on Healthcare Leadership 2015

ACHE's 2015 Congress Main Speakers

  • Stuart Rothenberg, PhD

    Stuart Rothenberg, PhD
    Editor and Publisher, Rothenberg Political Report
    Columnist, Roll Call
    Parker B. Francis Distinguished Lecturer

    "Political Update 2015: Impact on Healthcare"

    A lot is at stake for healthcare as the nation heads into the final two years of the Obama Administration. Rothenberg will discuss where the president and the parties stand heading into these two years, with a focus on the internal differences within the Republican Party and the fight for the Democratic and GOP presidential nominations. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the political environment in Washington, D.C., and how what happens on Capitol Hill will shape the politics of healthcare.

  • Christine K. Cassel, MD

    Christine K. Cassel, MD
    President and CEO
    National Quality Forum
    Arthur C. Bachmeyer Memorial Address and Luncheon

    "Quality Matters: Accelerating Improvement in Health and Healthcare"

    Healthcare quality measurement has evolved greatly over the past two decades. This can be seen from the first quality measures developed in the early 1990s and the landmark reports To Err Is Human and Crossing the Quality Chasm— which highlighted the need for sound quality and performance measurement science to improve healthcare delivery—to the development of the National Quality Strategy and the acceleration of payment for value approaches. Dr. Cassel will discuss this young and rapidly growing movement, exploring the challenges and opportunities that await this industry as it accelerates toward improving health and healthcare through data and measurement. This address is sponsored by the Alumni Association of the Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy of the University of Chicago.

  • Ravi Ramamurti

    Ravi Ramamurti, DBA
    D'Amore-McKim Distinguished Professor of International Business & Strategy, Director of the Center for Emerging Markets
    Northeastern University
    Malcolm T. MacEachern Memorial Lecture and Luncheon

    "Delivering World-Class Healthcare Affordably: Lessons From India"

    The United States has pioneered remarkable innovations in medicine, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. But when it comes to healthcare delivery, the U.S. has been slow to change, while poor countries like India have been fertile ground for innovation. India might appear to be the last place on earth where you would find healthcare innovation. However, necessity has spawned innovation. Faced with huge demand and a severe shortage of resources, a few relatively new, private Indian hospitals have devised ways of providing world-class healthcare affordably—and to scale. Ramamurti will share how multiple Indian hospitals consistently provide high-quality care at ultralow prices to the poor and well-to-do citizens. These hospitals achieve impressive outcomes by leveraging the power of volume, the power of process and the power of purpose. This lecture is sponsored by the Alumni Association of the Graduate Program in Health Industry Management of Northwestern University.

  • Grant Korgan

    Grant Korgan
    Choose Positivity Now
    Leon I. Gintzig Commemorative Lecture and Luncheon

    "Turning Attitude Into Action: Possibility Through Positivity"

    Record-holding Antarctic explorer and world-renowned athlete, adventurer, author and motivational speaker Grant Korgan lives an unlimited life around the globe even after sustaining a life-altering spinal cord injury in March 2010. In this heartfelt and uplifting presentation, Korgan will share the unbound, and often hidden, personal power of overcoming adversity through choosing positivity. He will share insights and lessons of goal achievement as a successful entrepreneur, former nanotechnologist and athlete, including how he pushed himself to become the first athlete in history with a spinal cord injury to reach the geographic South Pole. You will walk away with a renewed sense of optimism, direction and newly discovered personal power and will be reminded that "we are all survivors of something." This lecture is sponsored by the George Washington University Department of Health Services Management and Leadership Alumni Association.

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