The University of Alabama at Birmingham will host the 34th National Symposium for Healthcare Executives on Aug. 6-8 at the Sandestin Resort, Destin, Florida. The symposium is sponsored by the Department of Health Services Administration and the Center for Healthcare Management & Leadership in the School of Health Professions.
The overall topic is “Maintaining the Bottom Line in the Era of Quality and Safety.” The symposium provides an ideal learning environment for health care leaders, including health care executives, medical professionals and decision-makers. More than 4,000 individuals from 38 states and several foreign countries have attended one or more of the annual symposia.
The keynote speaker is Thomas Lee, M.D., chief medical officer at Press Ganey Associates and professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Harvard University School of Public Health. Lee’s talk is titled “Engaging Clinicians in the Era of Healthcare Reform.”
There will be 16 health care presentations at the symposium. There is also a continuing education seminar prior to the symposium, presented in conjunction with the American College of Healthcare Executives. “Effective Leadership for High-reliability Healthcare” will be presented Aug. 5 by Gary Yates, M.D., president of the Sentara Quality Care Network at Sentara Healthcare, Norfolk, Virginia.
“Reducing the Financial Impact of Hospital Re-admissions and Medical Mistakes” is the topic Aug. 6 and is presented by Michael Frisina, founder and president of the Frisina Group LLC and the Center for Influential Leadership.