Saturday, July 21, 2012 • 11:30am – 6:30pm
Health Forum/AHA Leadership Summit • San Francisco, CA
The adoption of a hospital-focused model of practice by many medical specialties is changing the essence of care delivery in the inpatient setting. Join your physician and hospital CEO colleagues for this complimentary program to hear from some of the leading edge experts on the evolving nature of hospital-based medicine. This interactive half-day session will include a review of the changing face of hospital-based physician practice, a view from the CEO perspective on the impact of hospital-focused medicine on delivery of care and the bottom line, and how hospital-based practice can lead to better performance and safer hospital care. The session is structured to encourage networking and exchange of ideas among attendees, and will include presentations, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions.
The Hospital of the Future meeting is brought to you through collaboration between the American Hospital Association and the Society of Hospital Medicine and generously sponsored by Apogee Physicians, Delphi Healthcare Partners, and Eagle Hospital Physicians. Attendance is limited to ensure opportunity for dialogue.
|Noon – 12:10 p.m.||Welcome and Introductions
John R. Combes, MD, senior vice president, American Hospital Association
Dr. Combes will set the stage for the program, which has been designed to explore how hospital-based medical practice is evolving to re-shape care delivery in the hospital of the future.
|12:10 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.||Lessons Learned in the First 15 Years of Hospital Medicine
Laurence Wellikson, MD, SFHM, CEO, Society of Hospital Medicine
Hear from Dr. Wellikson about how hospitalists are changing the delivery of health care. He'll share findings around improvements in efficiency, quality, and safety and why the hospital-based practice has evolved.
|12:50 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.||New Kids on the Block: Neuro-Hospitalists, Obstetric Hospitalists, Orthopedic Hospitalists, and Acute Care Surgery Hospitalists
Robert Olson, MD, David Likosky, MD, Kurt Ehlert, MD, John Sweeney, MD
Four panelists from the various specialty hospitalist groups will share how they are joining together to integrate care delivery in the inpatient setting.
|2:20 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.||Break|
|2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.||What is the ROI of Hospital-Focused Physician Practice? View from the Hospital C-Suite
Richard Afable, MD, president & CEO, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
Dr. Afable will share his view from the CEO office of the impact that hospitalists have had on the delivery of care in his organization.
|3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.||Making Hospital-Focused Practice Work: Practical Pearls & Pitfalls
John Nelson, MD, MHM, partner, Nelson Flores Hospital Medicine Consultants
Dr. Nelson will review approaches to operating a hospital-focused practice with many different specialties, including variations in practice models, staffing, financial and political considerations, and some reasons why specialty hospitalist practices may fail.
|4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.||Can Hospital Focused Practice Lead to Better Performance and Safer Hospitals?
Robert Wachter, MD, Professor and Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine, UCSF Medical Center
Dr. Wachter will bring together the highlights of the day to discuss how hospital-focused physician practice fits into the health care delivery system of the future.
|4:45 – 5:30 p.m.||Open Dialogue with Faculty and Colleagues
Engage in a facilitated dialogue with the day's experts to delve deeper on specific questions and share your own learning and experiences.
|5:30 – 6:30 p.m.||Networking Reception|
The Hospital of the Future meeting is brought to you through collaboration between the American Hospital Association and the Society of Hospital Medicine and generously sponsored by Apogee Physicians, Delphi Healthcare Partners, Inc. and Eagle Hospital Physicians. Attendance is limited to ensure opportunity for dialogue.