Change will be the primary theme at 2015 HFMA ANI

There are three keynote speakers for this year's Healthcare Financial Management Association's Annual National Institute (ANI) next week in Orlando, Florida. Their primary focus: The world of healthcare delivery and finance is rapidly shifting beneath everyone's feet. So best be prepared and flexible.

Change has been the buzzword in healthcare finance in recent years. Financial pressures drive mergers and acquisitions, while the Affordable Care Act has had a profound impact on how hospitals operate.

Dan Heath, founder of the Change Academy operated by the Duke University's Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship, will be the keynote speaker on Monday, the first day of the conference. His presentation, "How to Change Things When Change is Hard," will focus on overcoming the emotional obstacles leaders of organizations often have about overcoming change.

Healthcare futurist Ian Morrison will be the keynote speaker on Tuesday. His session, "Health Care 2025: Building the Future," will delve into what the sector will look like after the current era of realignment and how those involved in the healthcare industry can envision "a future that we can all be excited about."

Peter Sheahan, the founder of ChangeLabs, an Australian company that focuses on large-scale "behavior change," will discuss "Leadership in a Rapidly Changing World" on Thursday. He will talk about his theories regarding the five phases required to turn aspirations into good ideas and then moving them rapidly into results.

In addition to the keynote addresses, the ANI conference will break down sessions into eight categories, including business intelligence, cost management/margin transformation, payment trends and delivery models and finance/capital markets.

FIerceHealthFinance will be at the conference, covering many of the sessions and providing a roundup of the participating vendors in the Editor's Corner column.

To learn more:
- visit the HFMA ANI website 
- check out the ChangeLabs website 
- here's the Change Academy website

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