General Sessions

General Session Abstracts

Keynote Opening Session
ACCA/Amersham Health Award of Excellence Presentation
Collaboration: The Key to Success in Healthcare

Friday, March 5, 2004, 8:50 – 9:50 am
Speaker: Richard N. Sarns

Healthcare technology pioneer Sarns will discuss how collaboration in the healthcare industry can reduce costs and speed delivery of drugs and medical devices. He will look to the future with a vision of trends in surgical procedures and cardiac/stroke rehabilitation. ACCA/Amersham recipient Richard N. Sarns is known for his contribution to cardiac surgery through his innovations to the heart pump, universally adopted by thoracic surgeons worldwide and used in over 80% of all open-heart operations.

General Session
Quality, Costs and Revenues: What Lies Ahead in Cardiovascular Care

Friday, March 5, 2004, 4:10 – 5:25 pm
Speaker: Kim A. Eagle, MD       

Attend this practical discussion regarding quality, costs and revenue surrounding current and future cardiovascular care. The focus will be on where cardiovascular centers should be today and in the future to compete successfully in their market. Dr. Eagle will provide specific examples to help modern cardiovascular centers measure and improve quality, reduce costs and enhance revenue.

Closing General Session
Gain Your Colleagues Perspective: An Electronic
Town Hall Meeting
Saturday, March 6, 2004, 10:15 am – 12:00 pm
Moderated by ACCA Conference Committee Members

Interact in real time with 300 of your colleagues to get their perspectives on key challenges and opportunities facing cardiovascular administrators. A fun and effective audience response technology delivers a Hot Topics session unlike any we’ve done before. You’ll enjoy the opportunity to see how your views and experiences compare to your colleagues.

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