MDS Consulting’s 10th Annual Healthcare Leadership and Executive Conference Centers on Healthcare Transformation

David B. Nash, MD of Thomas Jefferson University, will be Keynote Speaker at MDS’ Annual Conference

LOS ANGELES--()--MDS Consulting, a VHA business, today announced registration is open for its 10th Annual Healthcare Leadership and Executive Conference. The conference will be centered on current challenges facing healthcare executives as they work to transform their organizations into integrated care delivery systems. The conference will take place October 4-6, 2015 at the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev.

Widely recognized as one of the healthcare industry’s premier gatherings, the Healthcare Leadership and Executive Conference will bring together distinguished faculty and leaders from healthcare organizations nationwide to share vision, successes and lessons learned regarding their strategic and operational business models for enhancing physician, hospital and health plan relationships.

David B. Nash, MD, Dean of Jefferson College of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University, the keynote speaker for the conference, will share his thoughts on the type of executive leadership needed for health systems to successfully transition to population health management and from a volume to value business model.

“The Affordable Care Act, population health initiatives and other marketplace pressures are dramatically reshaping the healthcare industry. New ideas, approaches and partnerships will be required in order to create the coordinated care models necessary for the financial viability of hospitals and health systems going forward,” said Phil Dalton, senior vice president, MDS Consulting, a VHA business. Earlier this year, VHA Inc. combined with UHC to form the largest member-owned health care company in the country.

“Our conference provides an unparalleled opportunity for attendees to interact with industry thought leaders and peers from across the country to share best practices regarding new partnerships and delivery models and establish ongoing, personal connections,” said Dalton.

The conference is designed to benefit executives and board members of hospitals, health systems, physician organizations, health plans and healthcare-related businesses interested in learning the best strategic and operational business models for enhancing physician, hospital and health plan relationships. Session topics include:

  • Building tailored networks
  • Value-based business models of care
  • Health plan/provider partnerships
  • Provider/employer collaborations
  • Approaches to population health
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • New physician compensation models
  • Public and private health exchanges
  • Care delivery strategies
  • Hospital/physician alignment models
  • Bundled payments

Registration for the conference is now open. Additionally, a limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available, which include such benefits as complimentary registration, pre-event publicity, and recognition in all conference materials. For sponsorship information, please contact Christine Ortale at 424-237-2525 or

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About MDS Consulting

MDS Consulting, a VHA business, helps hospitals, medical groups, health systems and other healthcare organizations nationwide 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

About VHA

Effective April 1, 2015, VHA Inc., the national health care network of not-for-profit hospitals, and UHC, the alliance of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, combined into a single organization. The combined organization is the largest member-owned health care company in the country and is dedicated to leading health care innovation, creating knowledge and fostering collaboration to help our members thrive. The company serves more than 5,200 health system members and affiliates as well as 118,000 non-acute health care customers. Members range from independent, community-based health care organizations to large, integrated systems and academic medical centers, and it represents more than $50 billion in annual purchasing volume. Headquarters are in Irving, Texas, with locations in Chicago and other cities across the United States.

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David B. Nash, MD to Keynote on Population Health at MDS Consulting's 10th Annual Healthcare Leadership and Executive Conference on 10/4-10/6. Conference on healthcare challenges facing executives.


VHA Inc.
Donna Ledbetter, 1-972-830-6321