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2015 Healthcare Leadership Conference


MUSC and CSHSMD Healthcare Leadership 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 has teamed up with Carolinas Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development (CSHSMD) 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
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: Managing more unknown, More Trade-offs, and More Stakeholders… with Less TimePlanners’ 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, Marketing and Planning Leadership Council and Service Line Strategy Advisor, The Advisory Board Company
2:10 – 3:00 pm        Tale of Two States…  It was the Best of Times, It was the Worst of Times…How legislative matters are impacting healthcare providers and planners from NC and SC, for better and for worse.
                                                     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 Technology: A Tool to Support the “More with Less” Mandate - How two health care systems use Tableau to quickly analyze, visualize, and share information
                                                    Speaker: Caroline Cotter, MHA, Planning Associate, Strategic Planning, MUSC                                                   
                                                    Speaker: Cathi Durham, MBA, MHA, Director, Strategic Growth and Business Development, Mission Health, Inc
                                                    Speaker: Chris Horan, Consultant, Mission Health, Inc                                                  
                                    The Power of Population Health Analytics - Population Health Management and using predictive analytics to tackle readmissions      
                                                     Speaker: Avery Ashby, MS, Assistant Vice President Population Health Analytics, Dickson Carolinas HealthCare System, Advanced Analytics Group
4:10 – 5:00 pm          Delivering Value in a Less Forgiving Health Care Market - As changes within the healthcare industry continue to accelerate, implications and urgent associated with a transition from volume to value intensify. This session will discuss value-based provider positioning in the context of key macroeconomic drivers of change.
                                                     Speaker: Neal Peyser, MBA, Vice President, Health Systems and Payer Solutions, UHC


SC ACHE Lowcountry LPC 1.5 Hour Face-to-Face Session
Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 6:00om to 7:30pm

Charleston Marriott

This Thursday evening event has an additional cost - $40

Face-to-Face Session: Patient Centered Medical Home
A well recognized short coming of healthcare in the United States is the lack of primary care providers
and specifically as it pertains to an aging population with extended chronic illnesses. Furthermore, the current health system does not incentivize outcomes and performance; rather the fee-for-service model encourages volume over value. In an effort to align the incentives of patients, providers and payers the Patient Centered Medical Home model for care has been gaining momentum. The concept is to strengthen primary care allowing for comprehensive and coordinated care while expanding access in a systems-based approach. Ideally, patients win by having access to all facets of their needs and providers win by direct incentives to encourage better healthcare utilization and outcomes. Although this model has been in practice for a while the true impact has yet to be decided. Data is conflicting whether the model reduces usage, improves outcome or increases access.
[1.5 hour of continuing education credit from the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Category 1 Credits]
                                                  Moderator: Barton Sachs, MD, Associate Executive Medical Director, MUSC
                                                  Speaker: Shawn Stinson, MD, FACP, Vice President of Clinical Integration, Chief Medical Officer, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
                                                  Speaker: Nasiya Ahmed, MD, Medical Director, Intercede Health
Registration: $40


“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, MS, Manager, Co-Lead, 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: TBD
                                                 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, MD, FACP, Vice President of Clinical Integration, Chief Medical Officer, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
                                                  Speaker: Byron Edwards, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED, AP, Professor of Practice, Graduate Studies in Architecture and Health, 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 SC ACHE Lowcountry LPC


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.


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


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CME Credit
Conference Purpose
These conferences has been designed to provide continuing education on current issues in health administration to practitioners in order to assist organizations maintain effective healthcare delivery.
CME Credits
The Medical University of South Carolina designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Medical University of South Carolina is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
In accordance with the ACCME Essentials and Standards, anyone involved in planning or presenting at this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the healthcare industry.  This information will be made available to participants at the beginning of the activity.  Speakers who incorporate information about off-label or investigational use of drugs or devices will be asked to disclose that information at the beginning of their presentation.
Americans with Disabilities Act
It is the policy of the Medical University of South Carolina not to discriminate against any person on the basis of disabilities.  If you feel you need services or the auxiliary aids mentioned in this act in order to fully participate in this continuing medical education activity, please call 843 972 6098 or attach a note to your registration.

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