With pending federal health reform legislation, continuing impacts from the current economic environment and the opportunity to benefit from federal stimulus funds, the business environment for healthcare organizations is challenging. From new product and program launches to shifting priorities, healthcare organizations are responding to this environment.
And it looks like the summer will not offer much in the way of a vacation...President Obamaís fast-track goal of putting a health reform bill on the congressional floor by the August recess places even more pressure on healthcare stakeholders to understand the key reform principles and their expected impact on the industry, while
still coping with the tough economic climate.
Listen to pre-conference comments from Paul Keckley.
During Healthcare Trends in 2009: A Mid-Year Financial and Legislative Update, a 60-minute webinar on June 25, 2009, now available as a CD-ROM, via On Demand Web access or as a training DVD, Paul Keckley, PhD, executive director of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, examined how the industry is faring in 2009, including the impact of stimulus funding on the industry, the potential and expected shape for reform and other industry trends that will continue to define the healthcare industry through the remainder of the year.
Part of an annual webinar series that provides healthcare executives with a look ahead to help shape strategic plans, this mid-year update will cover:
- What healthcare opportunities exist;
- How the current economic climate is impacting the healthcare industry;
- How healthcare organizations can position themselves to take advantage of current opportunities;
- The prospects and types of health reform we can expect this year; and
- How stimulus funding is impacting the industry.
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You can listen to this program right in your office and enjoy significant savings Ė no travel time or hassle; no hotel expenses. Itís so convenient! Invite your staff members to gather around a conference table to listen to the CD, DVD or the On Demand version.
Here's what participants said about previous sessions:
"This conference was very useful from a trends perspective," according to a product marketing manager at Siemens.
"The conference had excellent handouts and was useful as background knowledge about the state of the healthcare industry
and to grasp current and future trouble spots," according to a senior research analyst with an information solutions
"Good overview of industry dynamics," said Robert Mars with Siemens.
"Provided a broad overview of directions that IT and HCPs are taking," said Pamela Garbarino with Columbia Multiservice Market Management Office.
"Good concise overview of challenges, issues, and trends," said one participant.
WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS CONFERENCE?
Presidents/CEOs, CFOs, chief operating officers, vice presidents, medical directors, analysts, business development executives, consultants, directors, executive directors, financial/business managers, marketing executives, principals and strategic planning executives.
ABOUT OUR PANELISTS:
Dr. Paul Keckley
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Paul H. Keckley, Ph.D., is the executive director of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, a
part of Deloitte LLP. He provides strategic guidance on the development of Center research and thought
leadership. Keckley has had 30 years of experience in academic medicine and the private sector. He is
well-regarded for his knowledge of healthcare economics, health policy and trend analysis.
Prior to joining Deloitte, Keckley served in several key roles at Vanderbilt University. He was the
executive director of the Vanderbilt Center for Evidence-based Medicine (VCEBM), associate professor at
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and an associate professor of Health Management at the Owen Graduate
School of Business. He oversaw many clinical outsourcing ventures involving care team training, clinical
information technology, data management, and evidence-based pathway construction and integration. Keckley also has engaged in several joint ventures, including specialty hospitals in the United Kingdom, development of primary care delivery systems in Botswana, partnerships with two Fortune 100 companies pursuing innovative
approaches to chronic care management and others that are in early-stage development.
Keckley supported efforts by the Vanderbilt Medical Group to develop, integrate and measure adherence to evidence-based pathways and order sets. He also was instrumental in spearheading Vanderbiltís entry into integrative health, with the Vanderbilt Center for Integrative Health.
Before joining Vanderbilt, Keckley served as chairman of the board of a large California dental practice management company; chief executive officer (CEO) of an enterprise business management solutions firm; a developer of evidence-based guideline software; CEO of a community medical management firm and principal of The Keckley Group, a strategic planning consulting practice that served 1,200 U.S. provider organizations and health plans.
Keckley is an active member of several societies and editorial boards, and has authored numerous articles and three books. He has been profiled by ABCís "20/20," CBSís "60 Minutes," CNN, Fox News and The Wall Street Journal; he also has been a keynote speaker at several national industry meetings. Keckley has testified for
state Medicaid Review Committees in Utah and Tennessee about the potential impact of evidence-based standards on benefits for enrollees.
Keckley received a Bachelor of Arts from Lipscomb University, a master's degree and a doctorate degree from Ohio State University, and he completed a fellowship in economic policy at Oxford University.