Full Agenda, 80 Speakers, 59 Sessions Announced for OR Business Management Conference

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Leading conference for operating room managers and business managers releases full agenda and confirmed speakers for February 2016.

The OR Business Management Conference, a staple of the operating room business management industry, will be held February 21-24, 2016, at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale in Glendale, AZ. The 2016 Program Committee, led by Program Chair Dana Crompton, MHA, developed a full, expanded agenda to include a pre-conference workshop and more than 50 educational sessions in four tracks, presented by more than 70 perioperative services expert speakers.

The conference will kick off Sunday, February 21, with a Pre-Conference Workshop, “Writing a Master Business Plan for Perioperative Supply Management.” The workshop, led by Ned Turner, senior vice president of Medline Industries, Inc., is pre-approved for an additional 3 continuing education units (CEUs).

The 2016 conference will provide attendees with several brand new topics essential to today’s healthcare environment, including:

  •     Evolving models of patient care as a result of health reform
  •     Starting a new service line
  •     Refining capacity planning and scheduling practices
  •     Managing vendors and optimizing contracts
  •     Partnering with physicians for effective, sustainable change
  •     Understanding the crucial role of the business manager

The full agenda also features four confirmed keynote speakers who will present in the regular conference, which is pre-approved for 18 CEUs. Keith Siddel, PhDc, JD, MBA, CHC, attorney at HBL Concepts, LLC, will open on Monday, February 22 with an opening keynote presentation, “Delivering Quality Care and Maintaining Revenue While Building for the Future.” Siddel will draw on his extensive experience in regulatory compliance and with revenue cycle issues to offer a vision of the lean future of healthcare reform.

Monday’s keynote luncheon, “Reduce Patient Suffering Through Compassionate Connected Care,” will be led by Gail Avigne, MSN, RN, BA, CNOR, principal consultant at Press Ganey Associates, Inc. and will focus on combating burnout and fatigue while maintaining patient safety.

Tuesday’s opening keynote presentation, “Staying in Sync: Our Changing Roles for Tomorrow's Healthcare,” presented by Bill F. Vanaskie, MS, MBA, FACHE, former executive vice president and chief operating officer at Maricopa Integrated Health System, will emphasize the need for sound data analytics, personnel management, and coordinated plans in the face of changing healthcare management.

Jane McLeod, MSN, RN, co-founder of Capstone Leadership Solutions, Inc., will follow up with a luncheon presentation, “Dear Stress – Let’s Break Up,” which will leave attendees with some much-needed knowledge and techniques for staying healthy and committed in an ever-stressful environment.

In its fifth year, the OR Business Management Conference has been expanded to include educational tracks, more sessions, experts, and information than ever before. “Our Program Committee was able to create a jam-packed, high-quality program, and we’re delighted to welcome back Keith Siddel, our 2014 conference opener, who will walk the audience through essential Medicare changes affecting reimbursement and the impact of other new expectations for healthcare providers,” says Elizabeth Wood, Editor of OR Manager.

Interactive breakout sessions and general keynote presentations will give attendees strategic planning and problem-solving tools to take back to their facilities. Networking breaks, receptions, and off-site events will provide informal and entertaining opportunities for attendees to engage with their peers.

A full agenda, including session descriptions and speakers, is now available. To view the current agenda, please visit http://www.ormanager.com/managementconference.

About OR Manager

OR Manager, an Access Intelligence company, provides news and information for perioperative directors and managers, OR business managers, and other decision makers in the surgical suite through the monthly OR Manager publication, the digital OR Reports, and the OR Manager Conference and OR Business Management Conference, along with webinars, books, and other publications.


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