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Hospitals Leading Health Care’s Transformation

Chicago, IL (Vocus) April 14, 2010 -- The 18th annual Leadership Summit being presented by Health Forum and the American Hospital Association will bring more than 1,000 health care executives together to focus on the organizational characteristics, structures, and processes that will lead to a high-performing system of care. The Summit highlights the most effective and efficient approaches for hospitals and health systems to integrate care and improve financial and clinical performance along the continuum of care. The Summit will be held in San Diego, CA on July 22 – 24, 2010 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt.

Featured speakers for the 2010 Leadership Summit include: the Honorable Al Gore, 45th Vice President of the United States, Nobel Peace Laureate and best selling author of "An Inconvenient Truth" and "Our Choice"; Newt Gingrich, Founder, Center for Health Transformation; Steven D. Levitt, best-selling co-author of "Freakonomics" and "Superfreakonomics", and Professor, Department of Economics, University of Chicago; Martha Marsh, President & CEO, Stanford Hospital & Clinics; David P. Tilton, President and CEO, AtlantiCare; Dee Dee Myers, former White House Press Secretary, political analyst and commentator, contributing editor, Vanity Fair; and author of "Why Women Should Rule the World"; Lowell C. Kruse, Senior Fellow, Heartland Foundation; and Ken Burns, historian and film maker. The Summit moderator is Ian Morrison, health care futurist.

The educational tracks will address the critical issues of improved care coordination, strategies for delivering greater value while managing greater risk and accountability, new approaches to partnering, leveraging the electronic health record to improve patient care and business practices, and strategies for transforming the workplace and the workforce.

For additional conference information contact Laura Woodburn at lwoodburn(at)healthforum(dot)com or visit

Laura Woodburn, Executive Director of Education
Health Forum

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