UAB to host national meeting of healthcare executives

The theme of this year’s symposium is “Healthcare is getting competitive: Can you win with your cost and quality?”

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Health Services Administration hosts the 33rd National Symposium for Healthcare Executives July 17-19, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. The event, held immediately following an American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) program, provides continuing education credit through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (AACME), the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care (pending NAB review) and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).

The theme of this year’s symposium is “Healthcare is getting competitive: Can you win with your cost and quality?” The event features keynote speaker Susan Dentzer, a senior policy advisor for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dentzer works closely with foundation leaders to improve health and healthcare in this country. She is the former editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, a leading journal of health policy. Her presentation is titled “A roadmap to decency: Rising to meet America's health care challenge.”

Other speakers include David Hayes, M.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, who will discuss how organizations can remain competitive through strategic affiliations; Nathan Kaufman, managing director of Kaufman Strategic Advisors, whose seminar is entitled “Putting the fun back into a dysfunctional health care system”; and Paul Keckley, executive director for Deloitte’s Center for Health Solutions, whose presentation is “Health care reform and economic recovery: The path to the new normal.”

To register and view a complete list of speakers and their topics please visit: www.uab.edu/shp/hsacenter.

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