LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A special healthcare executive workshop focused on clinical integration and the movement toward population health management will be held in conjunction with MDS Consulting’s 8th annual Healthcare Leadership and Executive Conference later this month in Las Vegas. The pre-conference workshop will take place September 22 at the Encore Hotel, and limited seating remains available.
“The future model of healthcare will most likely be integrated delivery systems competing for membership based upon accessibility, scorecards, outcomes and value,” said Phil Dalton, president and CEO of MDS. “This timely workshop will examine the key components required for success based upon the experience of leading organizations that have already embarked on this journey.”
Conducting the workshop will be three of healthcare’s most respected leaders in helping to shape the future of America’s healthcare delivery system and in addressing the challenges hospitals, health plans and medical groups currently confront. These include: Diwen Chen, executive director of payment innovation and accountable care for Dignity Health; Chuck Lehn, chief executive officer of Banner Health Network; and Andrew S. Robertson, M.D., regional medical director for Blue Shield of California.
All three will also be part of a distinguished faculty of 19 of America’s most respected healthcare thought leaders for the Healthcare Leadership and Executive Conference that immediately follows on Sept. 22-24. Widely recognized as one of the industry’s premier gatherings, the conference will convene healthcare executives from hospitals, health plans, medical groups and other organizations to explore the changing healthcare landscape, including “the new era of healthcare partnerships.”
Among the topics to be discussed at the conference are clinical integration and the movement to population health management; successful models of care delivery for high-risk and hard-to-manage patient populations; keys to aligning with the right strategic partners; and options for sustainability through affiliations, partnerships and mergers. The conference will also provide updates on Pioneer ACO models, health insurance exchanges, and the status of Medicare fee-for-service and Medicare Advantage plans.
“Changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act are causing providers and payers to re-examine their business strategies and look for new ways to assure their own viability while creating value for their customers,” said Phil Dalton, president and CEO of MDS. “We are entering a new era of partnerships where hospitals, physicians and health plans must all work together as never before to assure the health and well-being of entire communities. This conference will lay out the strategies needed to succeed in this new world.”
The conference is expected to attract hospital executives; physician leaders; healthcare attorneys; and industry executives from finance, nursing and business development. Further information, including registration for both the pre-conference workshop as well as the conference itself, may be obtained at www.mdsconsulting.com.
MDS Consulting is a national healthcare consulting firm that helps hospitals, medical groups, health systems and other healthcare organizations achieve their goals for development, growth and profitability. The MDS team of executive-level professionals provides individualized solutions and creative insights in such areas as physician/hospital alignment, medical group management, health reform/accountable care, financial assessments, hospital/healthcare strategic planning and implementation, and regulatory compliance. Further information may be obtained at www.mdsconsulting.com.