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2015 Healthcare Leadership Conference


18th Annual MUSC Healthcare Leadership Conference & CSHSMD 2015 Fall Conference

Thursday & Friday, October 22 – 23, 2015

Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Blvd., Charleston, SC 29403

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This year the Department of Healthcare Leadership & Management MUSC Healthcare Leadership Conference has teamed up with Carolinas Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development (CSHSMD) Fall Conference to co-present a Two Day Conference. This conference is designed to offer healthcare administrators, executives, clinicians, information technologist and leaders in the healthcare industry an opportunity to exchange ideas with colleagues, faculty and other leaders in the industry from the region.

Regular Pricing:

  • General Registration - $375
  • MUSC Alumni / Employees - $275
  • CSHSMD Members - $275
  • Students - $50*

Take advantage of the opportunity to network with other professionals in the field and learn more about requirements and strategies to improve your community's health.

“Strategic Leadership in the Face of Change”
Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 11:00am to 5:00pm (time subject to change)
Charleston Marriott

11:00 – 11:30 am      Registration
11:30 – 1:00 pm       Networking Lunch and CSHSMD Business Meeting
1:00 – 1:50 pm         Planning 2020 – Planners’ roles are expanding and evolving.  Our Planning 2020 survey reveals that planners are taking on more complex portfolios of responsibilities that will require planning leaders to reprioritize efforts, restructure teams, and reskill their staff.
                                                      Speaker: Alicia Daugherty, MBA, Managing Director, The Advisory Board Company
2:10 – 3:00 pm         How legislative matters are impacting healthcare providers and planners from NC and SC, including how legislation is impacting CON statutes and the Medicaid programs in NC and SC
                                                     Speaker: Susan Fradenburg, Partner, Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP
                                                     Speaker: Laura Evans, Partner, Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP
3:00 – 4:00 pm          Two User Case Studies
                                     The Power of Data Visualization - How two health care systems use Tableau to quickly analyze, visualize, and share information
                                                     Speaker: TBD
                                                     Speaker: TBD
                                    The Power of Population Health Analytics - Population Health Management and using predictive analytics to tackle readmissions
                                                     Speaker: TBD             
                                                     Speaker: Avery Ashby, MS, Assistant Vice President Population Health Analytics, Dickson Advanced Analytics Group
4:10 – 5:00 pm          Provider-based billing strategies and its implications on commodity pricing and technology enabled price transparency
                                                     Speaker: Neal Peyser, MBA, Vice President, Health Systems and Payer Solutions, UHC


ACHE 1.5 Hour Face-to-Face Session
Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 6:00om to 7:30pm (time subject to change)
CHP Atrium (Subject to change)

Face-to-Face Session: Patient Centered Medical Home
Registration: Cost TBD

“The Art of Leadership”
Friday, October 23, 2015 from 7:30am to 6:15pm
Charleston Marriott

7:30 – 8:30 am        Registration and Networking Breakfast                  
8:45 – 10:00 am      Keynote – Dr. Janet Lapp                
10:15 – 11:45 am    Panel I – Technology Innovation Changing the Face of Healthcare Delivery
The demand for higher quality healthcare at a lower cost creates an imminent need for change and innovation in healthcare delivery. We have seen technology innovation in tools has changed and continues to change the way healthcare is delivered. Health systems are also using innovation in technology to improve connectivity, patient flow, provider efficient, and quality measures resulting in an increased the value they deliver.
                                                 Moderator: Caroline Cotter, MHA, Planning Associate, Medical University of South Carolina Strategic Planning
                                                 Speaker: Robert Weathersby, MS, CIS, Managing Director, Neptune Technology
                                                 Speaker: Allison Heddon, MA, Manager, Center for Clinical Technology, Sg2
                                                 Speaker: John Long, MS, Chief Analytics Officer, Medical University of South Carolina
11:45 – 1:00 pm       Networking Lunch and Art Walk                
1:00 – 2:30 pm         Panel II – The Future of Healthcare Financing 
As a driving force on the healthcare landscape, financing continues to become more complex. Executives must constantly monitor the financing landscape because of budgetary pressures on Medicare and Medicaid, pay for performance and federal expectations for investment in technology without regards to cost.A
                                                 Moderator: Neal Peyser, MBA, VP of Health Systems and Payer Solutions, UHC
                                                 Speaker: John Barrett, MHA, CEO, Bon Secours DePaul Medial Center
                                                 Speaker: Ashley Hindman, MHA, Chief Financial Officer, Chester Regional Medical Center
2:45 – 4:15 pm          Panel III – Aligning Evidence-Based Design and Evidence-Based Medicine to Design a More Efficient and Higher Quality Patient-Centered Healthcare Delivery Model
Evidence-based design incorporates the process of basing decisions with regard to healthcare facility environments on creditable research to achieve the best possible outcomes for the patient. Historically, many healthcare facilities have been designed primarily around the provider’s processes. However, this did not always produce efficient or effective workflow nor did it incorporate the best interests of the patient. With the advancements in technology, healthcare providers are finding proven, efficient and effective strategies to achieve more desirable outcomes in the best interest of the patient. Since the practice of evidence-based medicine requires conscientious and committed use of current best evidence in making decisions it is paramount there be an alignment between Evidence-based design and evidence-based medicine to provide more efficient and high quality healthcare delivery.
                                                  Moderator: Rick Foster, MD, Executive Director, Catalyst for Health, SCHA
                                                  Speaker: Shawn Stinson, PhD, Vice President of Clinical Integration and Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield
                                                  Speaker: Byron Edwards, AIA, ACHA, Architect/ Professor, Clemson University
                                                  Speaker: Sarah Mennito, MD, MSCR, Program Director/ Assistant Professor, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
4:15 - 6:00pm          Evening Networking Oyster Roast Reception hosted by Lowcountry ACHE Chapter

Friday’s conference offers attendees the ability to accrue 1.5 hours of continuing education credit per session from the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Category 1 Credits and has also been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

*All Students in a Master’s level program or higher, Residents, and Fellows who attend The Art of Leadership will receive Complementary Membership in the American College of Medicine Quality (ACMQ). Membership in ACMQ includes a subscription to the American Journal of Medical Quality, access to a wide-array of ACMQ educational resources, and the opportunity to network with like-minded healthcare professionals and trainees who focus on all areas of medical quality.
We would also like to acknowledge American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ) and Lowcountry ACHE for collaborating with MUSC to make Friday possible.


Questions? Please call (843) 792-6098 or email for more information.

Thank you to our 2015 Partners!



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