Massachusetts Hospital Association

43rd Annual Mid-Winter Leadership Forum

Healthcare Delivery System Reform:

Three Races, One Finish Line Ways Healthcare Can Adapt for the Coming Changes

January 29, 2010
Sheraton Framingham Hotel
Framingham, MA

Generously sponsored by: Press Ganey, MetLife,
MHA Insurance Agency, Healthcare Programs of Suffolk University

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Healthcare reform continues to be the center of focus in our nation and in Massachusetts. Given the coverage-induced pressure to reduce costs, reform is more than talk in the Commonwealth. Is your organization ready? Regardless of the actual payment methodologies adopted, providers will be more at risk, forcing new strategies to manage and improve using these new and riskier payment systems. Some organizations are taking the lead and point to ideas for other organizations to consider.

At this year’s Mid-Winter Leadership Forum, we’re bringing you three examples of healthcare systems adapting. We’ll hear from Dr. Edward Murphy, CEO of Carilion Clinic, (Roanoke, VA) an already-integrated delivery system that has set up a model of the future for greater physician alignment. We’ll also hear from Dr. Tim Ferris of Partners Healthcare regarding their Medicare demonstration project, dedicated to health IT integration for clinical excellence and cost savings replicable in other organizations. And finally we'll hear from leaders at Southcoast Health System, which achieved cost savings of $7 million in a matter of months by implementing and adapting Lean manufacturing tools into hospital operations, supported by Six Sigma methodologies. Come to this year’s Mid-Winter Forum to learn and join in the discussion so that your own hospital can make the necessary shifts to find financial viability in this time of rapid change.

9:00 AM     Opening Remarks
Ellen Zane, President & CEO, Tufts Medical Center
Chair, MHA Board of Trustees
Winfield Brown, President, Health Care Management Association
Executive Vice President, Lowell General Hospital
9:15 AM     Charting a New Course for Better Physician Alignment
Edward Murphy, MD, President & CEO, Carilion Clinic, Roanoke VA
10:30 AM    Networking Break

11:00 AM    Care Coordination, Health IT, and the High Risk Patient: Mass. General Care Management Program
Tim Ferris, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, Inc
12:00 PM    Networking Luncheon

1:00 PM      Getting Lean in Pursuit of Excellence: How one Massachusetts Health System Saved $7 Million in 4 Months
Learn how Lean & Six Sigma fits into healthcare and how important CEO leadership can be in this effort.
Presented by the team From Southcoast Hospitals Group:
Keith Hovan, President & CEO
Patrick Gannon, M.S., RPH, Vice President, Quality & Safety
Nidia Williams, Director, Quality
Lynne Sisak, Consultant, Lynne Sisak and Associates
2:15 PM      Closing Remarks
Next Steps for Hospitals

Lynn Nicholas, FACHE, President & CEO, Massachusetts Hospital Association
2:30 PM      Adjourn

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