Tuesday, August 5

ACHE Session I:
Camellia I Conference Room - Baytowne
7:30 a.m – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 Session Begins
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.  Lunch Break
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.  Session - Part II
2:30 p.m.  Session Conclusion
Effective Leadership for High-Reliability Healthcare

Wednesday, August 6

ACHE Session II:
Camellia I Conference Room - Baytowne
7:30 a.m – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 Session Begins
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.  Lunch Break
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.  Session - Part II
2:30 p.m.  Session Conclusion

Reducing the Financial Impact of Hospital Readmissions & Medical Mistakes

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10:00- 12:45
Symposium Registration

Baytowne Conference Center

2:15 - 2:30 p.m.
Welcome to the Symposium
Christy Harris Lemak, PhD

Department Chair, UAB Health Services Administration

Harold Jones, PhD
Dean, UAB School of Health Professions

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Executive Showcase

Tim Slocum
UAB MSHA, Class 37

Assistant Vice President, Hospitality Services
Medical Center of Central Georgia

Clinical Distribution

Kim Hollon
UAB MSHA, Class 15

Chief Executive Officer
Signature Healthcare

Contracting for Population Risk in a 250-Bed Hospital

3:30 - 3:45 p.m.

3:45 - 5:00 p.m.
Keynote Address
Session Sponsored by Press Ganey Associates
Featured Speaker:
Thomas Lee, MD
Engaging Physicians in the Era of Health Care Reform
Chief Medical Officer, Press Ganey Associates

Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management
Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard University School of Public Health

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 7

7:00-8:00 a.m.
Annual Alumni Meeting & Breakfast
UAB Graduate Programs in Health Administration Alumni Association

7:00-8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast    

8:00–9:00 a.m.
Executive Showcase

Erin Zeringue
UAB MSHA, Class 35

A3 Solutions

The Healthcare Value Equation:  Enhancing the Bottom Line
by Improving Quality with Lean and Six Sigma

Mary Jo Duffy
Principle Valuation

Facility Life Analysis

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions

Featured Speakers:
Driving Profitability through Population Health
Bob Edmondson

Chief Strategy Officer, Carroll Hospital

Value of Comparative Analytics in Portfolio Management
Jack Wolf
Senior Vice President, iVantage Health Analytics

Moving Toward Medicare Breakeven
Terry Olinger
President, Benefis Medical Group & System Services

10:15-10:30 a.m.

10:30 - 12:00 p.m.
Featured Keynote Speaker
Anton Gunn
Former Head of the Office of External Affairs
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Affordable Care Act:  Past, Present & Future of Healthcare Reform

12:30 p.m.       Golf Tournament................. SANDESTIN - Links Golf Course

7:00 p.m.         Reception..................... Dinner Cruise on the SunQuest
(Registration for cruise will take place at symposium sign-in on Wednesday)

Friday, August 8

7:30-8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:00 a.m.
Executive Showcase

Janet S. Holland UAB MSHA, Class 28 & Jessica Daw Fuhrman
Executive Vice President & Vice President
Broad Jump
Leveraging Technology for Cost Management:  Tools and
Tactics for Lowering Cost and Improving Efficiency in Hospital Supply Chain

Allison J. Bloom
Chief Executive Officer / Founding Partner
The Bloominghill Group

Reducing Readmissions through Mobile Integrated Healthcare Programs

9:00-10:15 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Featured Speakers:

Clinical Distribution Planning
Ross Armstrong
Senior Manager, Kurt Salmon
UAB MSHA, Class 37

The Business of Behavior Change: Using Behavioral Science as a Roadmap for Engagement
Josh Klapow, PhD
Chief Behavioral Scientist, ChipRewards Inc.
Associate Professor, UAB School of Public Health

Value-Based Financial Planning
Mary Beth Briscoe
Chief Financial Officer, UAB Hospital

10:15-10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m.-Noon
CEO Forum:
Focusing on the Bottom Line

Vic Buzachero, Corporate Senior Vice President, Scripps Health
John McWhorter, Senior Vice President, Baylor Health System, UAB MSHA, Class 18
Anthony Patterson, Senior Vice President, In-Patient Services, UAB Hospital, UAB MSHA, Class 26
Chuck Reece, Rush Medical Center

12:00 p.m. - Adjourn

3:00 – 5:30 p.m. Poolside Picnic............... Sandestin Beach Club
(Across the street at the Beach Club:  Bring the family!)

Sponsored by:
UAB Graduate Program Health Administration Alumni Association