LAS VEGAS – Organizers of the Nevada Health Care Forum, the largest gathering of health care professionals in the state, announced that many of the nation’s leading health care industry executives, in addition to state and federal officials, will participate in the seventh annual event from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at the Tuscany Suites and Casino in Las Vegas.
The event’s featured speakers will include:
- Joe Heck, D.O., U.S. Congressman, third congressional district of Nevada
- Brent James, M.D., MStat, chief quality officer and executive director, Institute for Health Care Delivery Research, Intermountain Healthcare
- Jonathan Perlin, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.H.A., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.M.I. – president, clinical services and chief medical officer, HCA, Inc.
- Joe Swedish – chief executive officer, WellPoint
- Kent Thiry – co-chairman and chief executive officer, DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.
- Winifred Quinn, Ph.D. – director, advocacy and consumer affairs, Center to Champion Nursing in America, AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Key panels and discussions at this year’s forum include:
- Health care issues impacting the State of Nevada
- National health care system “State of the Union”
- The future of health care: a physician/congressman’s perspective
- We count our successes in lives: managing clinical processes to optimize care delivery Performance
- Nursing autonomy and practice in Nevada
- Mental health and substance abuse in Nevada
- A variety of additional discussions
Each year, hundreds of Nevada’s health care leaders gather at the Nevada Health Care Forum to attend panels and discussions about relevant industry topics from prestigious speakers. Attendees span a wide variety of interests and professions related to the health care industry, including providers, employer group and health plan/insurance executives, government officials, students, members of the media and consumers. More than 375 people attended the forum last year. Past speakers have included governors, U.S. senators and representatives, executives of prominent health care companies and policy leaders.
This year’s symposium will focus on numerous health care topics, including: the impact of recent health care reform, health care quality, plans for graduate medical education in Nevada, mental health and substance abuse, Medicare and Medicaid, and a variety of other topics.
“The Nevada Health Care Forum provides a valuable opportunity for Nevadans to learn more about our state’s health care issues from some of the most respected industry experts our nation has to offer,” said Todd Lefkowitz, member of the Nevada Health Care Forum steering committee. “I encourage anyone invested in the future of health care in Nevada to attend and gain important insights from a wide range of knowledgeable speakers.”
The organizers of this year’s event include The Nevada Chapters of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Healthcare Financial Management Association, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and Nevada Medical Group Management Association, in conjunction with the Clark County Medical Society, Case Management Association of Las Vegas, Las Vegas HEALS, Nevada Executive Women in Healthcare, Nevada Health Information Management Association, Nevada Nurses Association, Nevada State Board of Nursing, Nevada Organization of Nurse Leaders and Washoe County Medical Society.
The public is invited to attend the Seventh Annual Nevada Health Care Forum. For registration information and prices, visit www.nevadahealthcareforum.com.
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About the Nevada Health Care Forum
The Annual Nevada Health Care Forum brings together most of Nevada’s health care leaders covering a broad section of the industry, including providers and provider executives (physicians, nurses, allied health providers); hospital, post-acute care facility and ancillary care provider executives, academia, employer group and health plan/insurance executives, government officials, students, media and consumers of health care. Past speakers include governors, U.S. senators and representatives, CEOs of large hospitals, medical groups and other health care companies, professional health care industry executives, policy leaders and more.
The Forum’s Host and Affiliate Organizations include The Nevada Chapters of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and Nevada Medical Group Management Association (NVMGMA), in conjunction with the Clark County Medical Society, Case Management Association of Las Vegas, Las Vegas HEALS, Nevada Advanced Practice Nurses Association, Nevada Executive Women in Healthcare, Nevada Health Information Management Association, Nevada Nurses Association, Nevada State Board of Nursing, Nevada Organization of Nurse Leader, and Washoe County Medical Society.
The public is invited to attend. Registration is now open. For registration information and prices, visit www.nevadahealthcareforum.com.