Esteemed Faculty Announced for MDS Consulting’s Healthcare Leadership Conference Sept. 22-24 in Las Vegas

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Nineteen of America’s most respected healthcare thought leaders have been named to the faculty of MDS Consulting’s 8 annual Healthcare Leadership and Executive Conference Sept. 22-24 in Las Vegas. Widely recognized as one of the industry’s premier gatherings, the conference will convene healthcare executives from hospitals, health plans, medical groups and other organizations to explore the changing healthcare landscape, including “the new era of healthcare partnerships.”

“Each member of our faculty brings to attendees years of experience and broad perspective as they look for new strategies and approaches that will help drive higher quality and greater value in healthcare,” said Phil Dalton, president and CEO of MDS. “This intensive two-day conference provides a wonderful opportunity for attendees to interact with this faculty and their colleagues from across the country to share best practices and establish ongoing connections.”

Faculty members will include:

Among the topics to be discussed at the conference are clinical integration and the movement to population health management; successful models of care delivery for high-risk and hard-to-manage patient populations; keys to aligning with the right strategic partners; and options for sustainability through affiliations, partnerships and mergers. The conference will also provide updates on Pioneer ACO models, health insurance exchanges, and the status of Medicare fee-for-service and Medicare Advantage plans.

The conference, to be held at the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas, is expected to attract hospital executives; physician leaders; healthcare attorneys; and industry executives from finance, nursing and business development. Further information, including registration and sponsorship opportunities, may be obtained at .

MDS Consulting is a national healthcare consulting firm that helps hospitals, medical groups, health systems and other healthcare organizations achieve their goals for development, growth and profitability. The MDS team of executive-level professionals provides individualized solutions and creative insights in such areas as physician/hospital alignment, medical group management, health reform/accountable care, financial assessments, hospital/healthcare strategic planning and implementation, and regulatory compliance. Further information may be obtained at .