Thought Leader Forum
Creating the Financially Sustainable Health SystemSunday, September 8 | 2:00–4:00 p.m
Hospitals have historically been the economic engines of health systems, but today they face significant financial challenges. Declining price growth, stagnant volumes, increased purchaser steerage and weakened regulatory safeguards threaten long-term acute care viability. Mergers promised to help organizations improve performance through “systemness,” but M&A has largely resulted in asset aggregation without true integration.
Health system leaders must figure out how to use their scale to make big changes in the acute care model, make smart, ROI-based investment decisions, and choose good partners for services beyond acute care.
Areas of Focus:
- How should health systems think about service rationalization? How do executives lead their organizations to the right decisions?
- How can systems use their scale to drive margin performance? What are the next big opportunities for cost reduction?
- How should systems engage multiple facilities around the same growth goals? How do they resolve conflicting incentives?
- How do organizations create system approaches to service lines? How can system service line models contribute to financial sustainability?
THOMAS J. SENKER, FACHE, President, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center and Senior Vice President, MedStar Health
MARIA L. ROYCE, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Market Development and Chief Strategy Officer, WellSpan Health
K. HAMANI FRANKLIN, Director, System Strategy, Indiana University Health
PLUS ADDITIONAL PANELISTS
Moderator: Ryan Gish, Managing Director, Kaufman, Hall & Associates, Inc.
ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION FEE REQUIRED