Enhanced Educational Opportunities

AHA Washington Update
Thursday, July 27, 10:00-11:00 am

Health care has been topic number one in Washington, D.C., since President Trump took office and the 115th Congress was sworn in. Along with AHA Board Chair Gene Woods, president and CEO of Carolinas HealthCare System, join AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack; AHA Executive Vice President Tom Nickels; Award-winning journalist Frank Sesno; and veteran Republican political consultant Steve Schmidt as they discuss the latest developments.

Educational Poster Displays
Health care excellence is in the field—share your best with your peers through a poster display.  Take advantage of this opportunity to showcase your organization’s innovations.  Visit the Summit website for guidelines on submitting a poster proposal.

The Innovators Connection
In the Exhibit Hall’s Innovators Connection you’ll hear industry executives debut fresh ideas, innovative products, and creative solutions focused on transforming the health care delivery system.

A Pathway for Physicians

Health and health care are changing rapidly, with influences across the field and different health care actors. The implications of MACRA, along with consumerism and virtual care, are driving new and different structures, relationships, and expectations. The American Hospital Association, in an effort to help position the field to be successful in developing and sustaining the relationships that will drive better physician leadership, patient care and health outcomes, is developing a roadmap, set of activities, and communities to address physician involvement and partnership across a broad range of Association initiatives. Physicians and their administrative colleagues will have numerous opportunities to convene during the Leadership Summit with sessions designed to be relevant and responsive to their interests included as part of the Summit's Physician Pathway.


Thursday, July 27, 8:00-10:00 am
#1   MACRA is Here!

Melissa Myers, Senior Associate Director of Policy, American Hospital Association; Akin Demehin, Director of Policy, American Hospital Association; Gary E. Loyd, MD, Anesthesiologist, Henry Ford Health System; Ann Marie Creed, MSA, CMPE, Vice President of Surgical Services, Henry Ford Health System; and representatives from the American College of Cardiology (invited).  Moderated by Jay Bhatt, DO, CMO and SVP, American Hospital Association and President, HRET.


Thursday, July 27, 4:15-5:30 pm
Involving Physicians and Succeeding under New Payment Models

John Birkmeyer, MD, Executive Vice President Integrated Delivery Systems, Dartmouth Hitchcock Health, & Founder & Chief Science Officer, Arbormetrix

Friday, July 28, 11:00 am-12:15 pm
Collaborating to Make Communities Healthier

Rusty Holman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, LifePoint Health; Mike Patterson, Chief Executive Officer, Havasu Regional Medical Center; and Aphreikah DuHaney-West, Chief Nursing Officer, Havasu Regional Medical Center

Friday, July 28, 4:00-5:15 pm
Addressing Behaviors that Undermine a Culture of Safety

Gerald B. Hickson, MD, SVP for Quality, Safety and Risk Prevention, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Jay Bhatt, DO, CMO and SVP, American Hospital Association and President, HRET.

Saturday, July 29, 8:30-9:45 am
TeamSTEPPS in Times of Transformational Change

John Nunes, MD, SVP, Chief Safety & Quality Officer, St. Charles Health System and Gina Teeples, Chief Nursing Officer, Stanford HealthCare-ValleyCare


Friday, July 28, 7:00-8:15 AM
Resilience and Well-being: A Path Forward

Thomas Jenike, MD, Chief Human Experience Officer and Senior Vice President, Novant Health; Nicholas Beamon, One Team Leadership; and Jay Bhatt, DO, CMO and SVP, American Hospital Association and President, HRET