September 24-27 2017

Marriott World Center Orlando

A Successful Year

In your role as a healthcare strategy professional, you’ve probably been tasked with doing more with less, responding quickly to changes in your hospital’s system of care delivery, and planning ahead for the rapidly evolving future of healthcare.

SHSMD’s aim in offering this four-day, intensive, face-to-face event is to equip professionals like you with the information and resources you need to face these challenges head-on and implement ideas and solutions that deliver measurable results.

SHSMD Connections 2017 was a huge success! Here are some highlights from SHSMD's annual conference held September 24–27 in Orlando:

Impossible? Commit. Then Figure it Out.
Mick Ebeling inspired attendees to overcome "impossible," sharing examples of low-cost yet revolutionary solutions for the world's most vulnerable. "When you do the impossible, you give permission to others to do the impossible too." Watch a video on Project Daniel, one of many touching stories Ebeling shared.
Other keynote highlights: Daniel Burrus, Amy Herman, and Jake Poore plus keynote clusters on crisis preparedness, virtual care, and banning the "yes, but."

140+ Solution Providers Filled the Exhibit Hall
Attendees brought their toughest challenges to SHSMD Connections, and more than 140 exhibiting companies came prepared with industry-leading services and solutions showcased in the Exhibit Hall. More than a dozen attendees won big by participating in the SHSMD Passport to Prizes.

SHSMD Took Over Universal CityWalk
SHSMD Connections took networking to a new level! Tuesday's day of learning was punctuated with a memorable evening of good food, cold drinks, dueling pianos, star-quality karaoke, and more at the SHSMD Block Party. Take a peek at who was there!

SHSMD Members Celebrated for Excellence
During the Member Spotlight Luncheon, Jeffrey Kraut, executive vice president of strategy and analytics for Northwell Health received the 2017 SHSMD Leadership Excellence Award. Julia Yoder, director of public relations and marketing at Brookings Health System was named 2017 SHSMD Rising Star.

Take a look at the 4-day conference through the SHSMD Facebook album. Tag yourself!


Sign up for the SHSMD Connections Virtual Conference, for a years' worth of access to all 60+ concurrent session recordings for you and your team. (NOTE: Attendees receive free access to the virtual conference)
We hope to see you next year in Seattle, October 7–10, for SHSMD Connections 2018!