As More Health Care Systems Merge, How Will You Position Your Health Care Organization to Partner, Bring Value and Stay Relevant?

In 2014, the health care industry saw $438 billion in mergers and acquisitions worldwide, the most active year for health care deals in the past two decades. The trend to merge and combine health care systems is expected to continue and is creating new challenges for systems to coordinate care and provide better health at a lower cost. The fifth annual Health Dimensions Group National Summit is focused on the value-based transformation currently underway across the country as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

This unique three-day high-impact conference is geared toward forward-thinking leaders of hospitals, health systems, and post-acute and long-term care providers. The conference will be held February 23-25, 2015, at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, located in the Walt Disney World® Resort area in Orlando, Florida.

“This is a time of significant change for health care as acute, post-acute, and community-based organizations are looking at ways to both expand the scope of service while at the same time find ways to innovate how they operate,” said Craig Abbott, chief executive officer at Health Dimensions Group. “Our National Summit is bringing together an amazing group of experts who will share ideas, perspectives, and innovative strategies on what these changes mean as the health care business model continues to evolve.”

Among the many subjects the summit will focus on is the cost pressure the entire health care industry is facing. These are some of the factors that continue to drive change in the scale and scope of care systems.

Key topics include:

  • How the collaborative experiences of merging systems are changing the acute, post-acute, and senior care interface; and what lies ahead.
  • How organizations should position themselves to partner, bring value, and stay relevant, as large systems expand and embrace more risk for covered lives.
  • What the alternative payment buzz words really mean for post-acute and senior service provider organizations, and what to expect in alternative payment arrangements.
  • How to approach the payor/provider relationship and develop win-win scenarios for both entities to share in the savings.

Industry leading speakers will be present at the event, and the conference will feature Joe Lupica, a veteran healthcare industry advisor. Lupica has served a variety of nonprofit, corporate and public-sector clients and has worked with a number of healthcare companies. He spent time on Wall Street working for Goldman Sachs and other firms.

Mr. Lupica also served in the Regan White House as Special Assistant for Intergovernmental Affairs, and was a cabinet officer as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. During his federal service – as now- he has focused on local and regional issues faced by community officials and the people served.

“I don’t know how many times I have made use of the information I gleaned from the National Summit. It was such a worthwhile experience,” said Patricia Kapsar, senior vice president of Bethesda Health Group.

The National Summit costs $949 for clients and $1,049 for non-clients.

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