3 Ways to Explore Innovation at AHA’s Leadership Summit

3 Ways to Explore Innovation at AHA’s Leadership Summit. A speaker on stage at the AHA Leadership Summit.

Innovation and collaboration among hospitals and health systems didn’t stop during the pandemic, but much of it had to be done remotely. That’s about to change.

For the first time in two years, health care leaders will soon get together in person at the AHA Leadership Summit July 17-19 in San Diego to share transformational strategies and innovative approaches for delivering better care and greater value while gaining insights from companies at the forefront of practical and tactical innovations for health systems.

Health executives will explore what it takes to:

  • Ensure financial stability.
  • Enhance public trust and confidence through operational excellence.
  • Form creative partnerships.
  • Redefine delivery systems.
  • Respond successfully in periods of sustained crisis.

3 Essential Learning Opportunities

1 | Learn where health-equity startups are heading.

As the field works to improve access, quality and affordability, the importance grows for ensuring that historically marginalized entrepreneurs have access to capital to develop innovative health care solutions. The AHA Summit’s Startup Showcase will feature quick-fire presentations from six early-stage companies that are developing novel health-equity solutions to address women’s health, diversity in health care leadership, clinical workforce management, telepsychiatry and patient engagement. The showcase will support the innovation efforts of AHA members while giving entrepreneurs the opportunity to share their solutions and answer questions from a panel of health system leaders.

2 | Take radical collaboration steps to fuel innovation.

Health care leaders will need to make a radical shift on collaboration, creativity and communication to drive innovation, advance strategy and improve outcomes in today’s disruptive environment. What will it take? Chinni Pulluru, M.D., senior director of clinical transformation, innovation and operations for Walmart Health, will join Stephen Klasko, M.D., former president and CEO of Jefferson Health in Philadelphia, and Tracy Duberman, founder and president of The Leadership Development Group, to explore this issue. After the panel discussion, participants will collaborate to generate a success profile for the radical new health care leader. The profile will be sent to participants after the conference along with strategies for embedding success profiles to advance, develop, retain and attract top talent.

3 | Drive transformation through data and partnerships.

Inspired by the pandemic and the need to collaborate to address some of health care’s most challenging problems, you’ll learn how 20 leading U.S. health systems with millions of patients came together to form Truveta. Collaborative members pool their de-identified data and leverage artificial intelligence to advance precision medicine and population health, address health equity and gain new funding for their missions by unlocking the power of data. Hear from leaders at Henry Ford Health System, Providence and Truveta CEO Terry Myerson.

Other Leadership Summit program highlights include:

  • Formalizing Innovation: A Journey to Hardwire a Culture of Design Thinking.
  • Making the Move from Provider to Payer.
  • Capital Investing to Accelerate Health Innovation.
  • Leading for the Future During a Time of Crisis.

LEARN MORE: Visit the AHA Leadership Summit website to take advantage of early-bird discount registration by June 15.

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