2012 AMGA Annual Conference

General Sessions

Friday, March 9, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Create Unity, and Reap Big Results
Morten Hansen, Author, Collaboration and Co-author of Great by Choice and Professor at UC Berkeley School of Information and INSEAD, France
In today's competitive environment, collaboration among stakeholders is imperative for successful high-performing healthcare organizations. Yet, while some collaborative efforts achieve spectacular synergies, many actually backfire-wasting time, money, and resources. Why does this happen, and how can you avoid it? Drawing on rich examples from companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Procter & Gamble, Apple, and BP, Morten Hansen will share proven techniques of goal-based "disciplined collaboration" that leaders can use to separate good collaboration opportunities from bad ones and achieve cost-savings, better innovation, and increased market share.

Saturday, March 10, 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Leadership Lessons from the Jazz Masters
John E.
Hasse, Ph.D., Curator of American Music, Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History
This entertaining and provocative session examines essential skills of innovative leaders, using examples from the great jazz masters. Because improvisation is the heart and soul of their art, jazz musicians are among the most consistently creative professionals of our time, improvising their music night after night, taking calculated risks to produce results. These musicians must be ever-resilient in the moment and over time, inventing and accommodating rapid change, and their experiences contain vital lessons for any leader navigating change while trying to sustain a unified vision. Drawing on his extensive knowledge of jazz history, Smithsonian curator, author, jazz pianist, and NPR commentator John Edward Hasse shares some of these lessons to inspire leaders to be more creative, collaborative, and disciplined.

Saturday, March 10, 12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
2012: The Year of Meaningful Use!
Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Department of Health and Human Services
AMGA welcomes Dr. Mostashari as our 2012 Saturday Networking Luncheon Guest Speaker.   As National Coordinator for HIT, Dr. Mostashari will spend time addressing the audience regarding the goals set by the Office of the National Coordinator to make sure all eligible physicians receive their meaningful use incentive payments.   

Saturday, March 10, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
How Participatory Medicine Can Help Improve the Practice of Medicine
deBronkart, Author, Blogger, and Founder of e-Patientdave.com
Any forward-thinking healthcare organization in this age of value-based care is struggling with patient engagement. The conference closes with one particularly engaged patient, who was diagnosed in January 2007 with Stage IV cancer and given the grimmest prognosis. Widely known as e-Patient Dave, he is a cancer patient and blogger who, in 2009, became a noted activist for healthcare transformation through participatory medicine and personal health data rights. In this presentation, Dave will share how his personal journey to wellness inspired his mission to open healthcare information directly to patients on an unprecedented level, thus creating a new dynamic in how information is delivered, accessed, and used by the patient. He will also discuss how this revolutionizing relationship between patients and providers will impact insurance, careers, quality of life, and the distribution of finances across the entire spectrum of health care.

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