Friday, July 27

7:00-8:15 am

Transforming Care through Age-Friendly Health Systems

Jay Bhatt, SVP and CMO, American Hospital Association; Marie Cleary-Fishman, Vice President, Clinical Quality, American Hospital Association; Amy Berman, Senior Program Officer, The John A. Hartford Foundation; Leslie Pelton, Senior Director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Ruth Johanson, Executive Director, Senior Health Program, Providence Health & Services; and Julie Trocchio, Senior Director, Community Benefit & Continuing Care, Catholic Health Association

The nation's adult population over age 65 is projected to reach 83.7 million by the year 2050, an increase from 21% of the population in 2012 to more than 39% in 2050. Age-Friendly health systems are intentionally designed to meet the needs of older adults, looking beyond acute events, engaging the whole community, and achieving better health for older adults. By focusing on four key areas of an age-friendly health system — what matters, mobility, medications and mentation (the 4Ms) — the AHA and its partners, the John A. Hartford Foundation, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and Catholic Health Association of the United States, aim to improve patient care, safety and outcomes; improve patient and family engagement in care; and reduce length of stay and readmissions. This session reviews current work on the Creating Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative, provides suggestions from pilot sites on implementing the 4Ms across diverse settings, and details ways to participate in this transformative work.

Getting to "Yes" – Lessons from 2018 Circle of Life Honorees

Palliative and end-of-life care services often face two interrelated challenges – first, to meet the complex needs of patients and families and second, to demonstrate their value to health care organizations, other health care professionals, and payers. And no two will approach these challenges in exactly the same way because so much depends on the culture of the organization and the community. Discover how Circle of Life Award honorees have identified the needs of communities and organizations and developed programs and services that are aligned with institutional and community cultures, gaining the support that ensures sustainability and growth.

Perspectives in Clinical Leadership

Peter Angood, MD, President and CEO, American Association of Physician Leadership; Jay Bhatt, DO, MA, MPH, FACP, Senior Vice President and CMO, American Hospital Association; Major General Lee Payne; Kathleen Sanford, DBA, MA, RN, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Catholic Health Initiatives; Robert Weil, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Catholic Health Initiatives, Englewood, CO; and Susan W. Gergely, EdD, AONE, Acting Chief Executive Officer

Hear from clinical leadership teams about the key elements for effective leadership partnerships. Panelists will share from their own organizational experiences what it takes to form and sustain a successful dyad. The session will also highlight the new strategic alliance between the American Hospital Association and the American Association of Physician Leaders as well as ongoing work with the American Organization of Nurse Executives, to identify strategies that enable effective integrated leadership, increase well-being and support clinicians in providing high-value care.


Saturday, July 28

7:00-8:15 am

Strategies and Resources to Navigate the Changing Landscape

Priya Bathija, Vice President, The Value Initiative, American Hospital Association and Elisa Arespacochaga, Vice President, AHA Physician Alliance, American Hospital Association

Join AHA staff as they share new programs that are designed to provide hospitals and health systems with the tools, education and resources they need to move forward in the current environment. We'll provide an overview of The Value Initiative, a member-driven effort created to address the issue of affordability, and describe AHA's ongoing efforts to ensure access to essential health care services in vulnerable communities. Participants also will learn about the work of the newly launched AHA Physician Alliance, which fosters a common language for leadership between physicians and health care administration through three fundamental values – Lead Well. Be Well. Care Well.

Caring for Communities: 2018 AHA NOVA Award Winners

Inpatient acute care is an essential part of the health care spectrum and a key role for America's hospitals. But much of a person's (and community's) health depends on what happens outside the walls of the hospital with primary care, care coordination, preventive services, healthy habits, exercise, education, jobs...the challenges seem endless and it can be hard to know where to begin. AHA NOVA Award winners start with a collaborative targeted approach in identifying needs, working with other providers and community leaders and measuring results. Learn how these national leaders in community health improvement took on these challenges and gain advice on how your institution can take the next steps.

Innovation Thinking with the AHA

Kurt Baumberger, Managing Partner, MarketSQUARE Worldwide

Interested in learning more about innovation, design thinking, and how the AHA can help? Join a member of the AHA team to map your road to innovation thinking. In this dynamic and interactive session, you'll learn about the AHA's new Innovation 90 program by through first-hand experience with several of the program's activities. Participants will generate discussion about what defines innovation, what inhibits innovation, and what it takes to start innovating. We'll begin by exploring three horizons of innovation and where organizations invest in each, and then move on to examine how innovative your organization is by "mapping" your innovation vulnerability. Learn what Innovation 90 bootcamp offers your leadership team and understand how your organization can participate.