October 7–10

Washington State Convention Center

Keynote Cluster

The Impact of Policy Decisions on the Future of Health Care

Monday, October 8, 2:00–3:15 p.m.
As strategists boldly face and plan for the future, it is often challenging to identify the impact that political decisions will play on future financing and business strategies. Drop in on an insightful conversation between a prominent health care strategist and one of the AHA’s resident experts in health care policy as they explore how new and possible changes on Capitol Hill could influence the future of American health care.

  • Jeffrey Kraut, Executive Vice President for Strategy and Analytics, Northwell Health; Associate Dean for Strategy, Zucker School of Medicine
  • Erik Rasmussen, Vice President of Legislative Affairs, American Hospital Association


So You Want to Be a CEO? They’ve Done It!

Monday, October 8, 2:00–3:15 p.m.
These health care strategy careerists and SHSMD members all became prominent health care CEOs. Hear their stories, listen to their insights, and understand their paths towards leadership development and advancement. What key skills got them there? What important lessons did they learn? What advice do they have for you? Join us for what promises to be an exciting hour and a half of discussion.

  • Ruth Colby, President and CEO, Silver Cross Hospital
  • Scott Gregerson, President, Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare
  • David Brooks, former President, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and Livingston
  • Moderator: Adriane Willig, Senior Partner, Witt/Kieffer


Starting and Sustaining an Effective Access Journey

Monday, October 8, 2:00–3:15 p.m.
With the threat of new entrants to the market, the ever growing presence of health care consumerism and the addition of more and more complex ambulatory entry points, figuring out front-end access to care can be a puzzle. When you couple that complex equation with back-end access delivery challenges like physician templates, cultural resistance and outdated systems, it can seem impossible. Join us for a conversation on how to make that impossible possible through productive and actionable steps your organization can take to start and sustain an effective Access Journey.

  • Katie Fett Miller, Vice President of Access to Care, Ochsner Health System