This event convenes leading healthcare executives to discuss how providers are advancing their workforces, processes and technologies for the next generation of care. It will explore major changes that are taking place as patient conditions become more complex and care increasingly shifts to home and community settings.





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9:00 - 9:05 AM

Opening Comments from the Publisher      

Fawn Lopez, Publisher. Modern Healthcare and Vice President, Crain Communications

9:05 - 9:30 AM

Opening Keynote: How to Build the Health System of the Future


Robert C. Garrett, Chief Executive Officer, Hackensack Meridian Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need to expand access to care, to innovate care delivery and make healthcare more equitable. In this keynote address, Hackensack Meridian Health CEO Robert Garrett will share the major strategies New Jersey’s largest health network is embracing to transform care today and for generations. The innovations include opening a new medical school with an innovative curriculum that focuses on the social determinants of health, launching a research center that’s delivered major advances in the pandemic and harnessing technology to make it easier than ever for patients to access high-quality care.


9:30 - 10:30 AM

How Gold Standard Confidence Can Improve Patient Outcomes


Nancy Brown, Chief Executive Officer, American Heart Association


John Warner, MD, Past President, American Heart Association; Executive Vice President for Health System Affairs and Chief Executive Officer, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Michelle Albert, MD, President, American Heart Association

Walter A. Haas-Lucie Stern Endowed Chair in Cardiology, Professor of Medicine and Admissions Dean, UC San Francisco School of Medicine

Erin Bohula, MD, Member, American Heart Association Acute Care Committee; Associate Physician in Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital


Join the American Heart Association for an actionable discussion about hospitals' role in delivering healthcare quality and professional education. In this session, AHA Volunteer leaders will share how patient outcomes improve when healthcare professionals have the Gold Standard Confidence to provide quality guidelines and best-in-class professional education. Speakers will explore how quality and professional education programs help to save lives and control costs, while providing an understanding of how partnerships address current and future healthcare challenges.

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Leveraging Automation and Patient-worn Technology to Enhance Patient Care


Angelo Venditti, Executive Vice President, Chief Nurse Executive and Chief Patient Experience Officer, Temple Health

Michael Becker, Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive, Masimo

This fireside chat-style virtual session brings together two clinical thought leaders for a conversation about emerging trends in patient monitoring technology. The talk will center on how these innovations combine the principles of automation and patient-worn devices to provide a personalized care experience for patients–without compromising enterprise-wide scalability or information security.

Tune in for an actionable discussion about:

  • Thoughtfully designed patient-worn technologies can enhance patient monitoring and improve access to actionable clinical data without compromising patient safety or clinical workflows.

  • Automated data collection and processing can improve the quality and utility of the time the clinician has available to spend at the patient’s bedside. -

  • The use of innovative, clinically validated technologies can improve the patient experience and strengthen that patient’s loyalty to their healthcare provider.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Afternoon Keynote: The Hospital of the Future Might Look Oddly Familiar


Richard Zane, MD, Chief Innovation Officer, UCHealth

"Hospital of the future” has become a metaphor for the future of medicine. As we accelerate toward a rapidly evolving health care paradigm, the “hospital” of the future might be something altogether different…and altogether familiar yet there are some unassailable universal truisms whenever we think about the future; the population is getting older and sicker, healthcare remains almost inaccessible for many, is paralyzingly inefficient, unjustifiably expensive, and often frankly unsafe. In any other industry, these headwinds would predict the industry would cease to exist, yet healthcare seems to double down on inefficacy. The current events of the day have propelled us to reimagine how we deliver care and how consumers are growing to expect their care to be delivered, and the hospitals of the future, health care, must adapt accordingly. The only realist answer, like every other industry, is to rationally adopt and deploy technology. From remote patient monitoring to biomedical wearables, and from AI to personalized genetic medicine, healthcare will become prescriptive and hospitals will be the place where complex procedures are performed, ICU’s EM’s all connected to care in the home.


12:15 - 1:15 PM

Addressing Future Workforce Needs by Improving Culture and Technology


Maria Castellucci, Content Strategist, Modern Healthcare

Nanne Finis, Chief Nurse Executive, UKG

Brianna Motley, Principal of Intelligence, Sg2, Vizient

Ivana Naeymi-Rad, Chief Operating Officer, Intelligent Medical Objects

Daniel Siegel, Chief Executive Officer, Synergy Health Partners

The healthcare workforce is experiencing crisis levels of burnout, with hospital leaders concerned about expanding the current and future talent pipeline. Creating a culture that supports a robust, resilient workforce is a critical priority that involves innovative staff models and implementing technology and EHR solutions that help clinicians do their jobs better without contributing to the burden. In this session, a panel of thought leaders from Intelligent Medical Objects, Synergy Health Partners, UKG and Vizient will share proven best practices for cultivating a strong employee workforce including tactics to address administrative burden, strategies for leveraging technology such as telemedicine and insights about implementing innovative workplace models.

1:15 - 2:00 PM

Explore the Patient Room of the Future


Ron Emerson, Global Healthcare Lead, Zoom

Mark Barragan, Zoom Rooms Manager, Zoom

Ron Strachan, CIO Healthcare Advisor, Zoom

Whether you’re using unified communications tools to run global operations, communicate with patients or deliver care — today’s healthcare organizations are designing video-enabled workspaces to accommodate new ways of working. In this session, learn how to enhance your patient room or care delivery setting using video- and audio-enabled technology. This is including, but not limited to, utilizing telehealth carts, entertainment systems and even hardware/software applications.

2:00 - 2:45 PM

The Power of Collaboration


Maria Castellucci, Content Strategist, Modern Healthcare

Matthew Hamlin, Vice President and General Manager, Great Midwest Region, Quest Diagnostics
Jean Putnam, Executive Vice President and Network Chief Nursing Officer, Community Health Network, Community Health Network

One silver lining of the pandemic was how it encouraged healthcare stakeholders from across the industry to come together in new and unprecedented ways, leading to great innovations such as manufacturing of vital supplies. This session focuses on the key role of collaborations in shaping hospitals of the future. During this discussion, healthcare leaders will share how partnerships have improved their own organizations and the care of their patients. They’ll also unpack the state of healthcare pre-COVID-19, during the pandemic and the future outlook for hospitals and healthcare services.

Key takeaways from the session will be:

  • How collaborations have improved medical quality and services

  • Understanding how the workforce has evolved to better support patients

  • Exploring system process improvements and technology updates to build the hospital of the future

2:45 - 3:45 PM

Preparing for the Future: Confronting Today’s Challenges to Empower Tomorrow’s Success


Steve Eck, Senior Content Strategist, Modern Healthcare

Joseph Chow, MD, Group President, Ambulatory Care, TeamHealth
Khadeja Haye, MD, National Medical Director, Acute Hospitalist Medicine, OB/GYN Hospitalist, TeamHealth
Ruby Sahoo, DO, Hospital Medicine Performance Director, TeamHealth

As America’s hospitals navigate a new and uncertain path forward out of the pandemic, they will be challenged to juggle demands across multiple fronts, including how they leverage technology to ensure high-quality care; address workforce issues as they relate to diversity, equity and inclusion; and improve patient experience in light of the new era of “consumerism” that is shaping healthcare today. During this panel discussion, physician leaders from TeamHealth will share their perspectives and insights for hospital leaders to tackle these critical issues and be better prepared for the future.

3:45 - 4:00 PM

Closing Keynote

The Intersection of Technology and Business Model Innovation for the Future of Healthcare


Jason Joseph, Chief Digital and Information Officer, BHSH System
Alejandro Quiroga Chand, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Ambulatory Care and Population Health, BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan

Join Jason Joseph, chief digital and information officer of BHSH System, and Dr. Alejandro Quiroga Chand, senior vice president and chief medical officer of Ambulatory Care and Population Health at BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan, for a discussion on the vision and strategy for technology that will enable the future of health. The BHSH team will discuss how it is re-thinking the model within which health systems deliver services, balancing value-based priorities and creating a modern digital technology foundation. The team will highlight the interdependency between care models, payment models and technology capabilities. Learn how BHSH System is approaching the future while providing some tangible examples of innovation along the way.

4:00 - 4:15 PM

Closing Comments from the Publisher      

Fawn Lopez, Publisher. Modern Healthcare and Vice President, Crain Communications

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