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Newsletter 42

Looking back, looking forward

Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia was the setting for The American College of Healthcare Trustees Northeast Corridor Governance and Leadership Conference June  2016. The location was chosen not only because there were five medical schools Rittenhouse Square Lion Killing A Snakewithin a very small perimeter but because we want to inspire as well as provide access to visionary speakers. As per Marshall McLuhan, the medium is the massage (sic). Rittenhouse park is one of five original parks planned by William Penn and Thomas Holme during the 17th Century. Initially called Southwest Square, it was renamed after David Rittehnouse, friend of The American Revolution, a clock-maker, and astronomer. Speakers at our 2016 conference included Shirley Shmerling, PhD, a member of our own Board of Directors. Shirley spoke on IT Management, a course she teaches in the MBA program at the Isenberg School of Management at University of Massachusetts Amherst. Guy Orangio, MD F.A.C.S gave two separate talks, keeping our attendees on the cutting edge of government policy on reimbursement. Guy served as President of The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, is Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery and Chief, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery at LSU, and a nationally recognized expert on reimbursement. With regard to wellness, we had a talk on Mindfulness for the Couple in Healthcare, presented by Tami Berry, MD, Physician of Change. The confereWashington Dcnce featured a several-hour session on The role of Board leadership in Quality and Safety by Michelle Bell, RN, BSN, FISMP, CPPS, of the very robust Pennsylvania Patient Safety. Authority.

This was followed by two great talks by Matthew Keris, Esq. The first was on The Legal Ramifications of the Electronic Medical Record-Case Studies. Matt's other talk was on Anatomy of a Lawsuit -Medical Liability Case Studies.Harry Goldberg, PhD, Assistant Dean, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins gave a great talk on Innovation. At a reception and dinner for all attendees, Christopher Chute, Dr.P.H., M.D., MPH gave a (light) talk entitled "From the London Bills of Mortality to ICD 11". Chris is  the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Health Informatics, Professor of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing at Johns Hopkins University, and Chief Research Information Officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine. He is perhaps the worlds foremost medical informaticist and is tasked with developing ICD-11. Chris's second talk was entitled "Data Standards, Governance and Curation: Building Blocks for Healthcare Georgetown Waterfront Park Washington Dc 27541458Analytics. Saurabh Jha MBBS MRCS MS,Assistant Professor of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania then spoke on the Responsible use of Radiology as a marker of quality. Patricia Davidson, PhD, Dean, School of Nursing at The Johns Hopkins University gave an important talk on Communication. We were so proud to have Trish, on our own American College of Healthcare Trustees Board of Directors, speak on this subject so central to health care quality and safety. Speaking of our own Board Members, Carl Middleton, D.MIN., M.DIV, MA, MRE, Vice President of Theology and Ethics, Catholic Health Initiatives spoke on Resolving the Ethical Conflict of Patient Autonomy and Justice in Today's Value Based Payment Environment. Carl, is now not only our Board Member but our Senior VP for Ethics. Lastly, our President, CEO, and Board Chair, David Levien, MD, MBA, FACS, wrapped up with a talk entitled "Thought Leadership, Patient Centeredness and Good Stewardship". The American College of Healthcare Trustees has had similarly great meetings, one in Washington


,D.C. at Georgetown, and two at the Johns Hopkins Mt. Washington Conference Center.

Excitement continues to mount for The ACHT Innovation Conference at the idyllic refuge-by-the-sea, Asilomar, on the Monterey Peninsula. REGISTER NOW FOR NOV. 7-10 INNOVATION CONFERENCE

Stay two days before and after at extraordinarily low prices. Enjoy the California Coast.  Bring your family, friends, team. customers, clients, prospects. Watch a short VIDEO ABOUT ASILOMAR HERE

Visit Carmel, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, 17-mile drive, or just relax on the magnificent Asilomar grounds. Want to learn more about the agenda, CHECK OUT AGENDA HERE

Want to piggyback your conference before or after the healthcare innovation conference, the refuge-by-the-sea awaits you. PUT YOURSELF ON OUR CEO'S CALENDAR FOR A CALL

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