Sessions for Friday March 16, 2001 PM

1:15 – 2:15 am Concurrent Sessions

Human Relations Track:
Winning Strategies for Resisting Unionization of Hospital Employees

Roger Gilson Attorney-at-Law Jackson, Lewis, Schnitzler & Krupman

Stamford, CT

How do you avoid unionization of your healthcare staff? What do you do when a union appears at your door? Here are the steps to take to avoid unionization in your institution, including an overview of the current state of the labor movement in healthcare.

Finance & Business Development Track:
Vital Signs for Your Cardiovascular Services

Susan Heilman, RN, MPM Senior Consultant Health Care Visions 

Pittsburgh, PA

Current trends and “best practice” operating statistics can be vital to the success of your cardiovascular program. Findings from a national benchmarking study of multiple aspects of cardiovascular service delivery offer the advantage you need to survive in this rapidly changing market.

Technology Track:
Using the Internet to Enhance Patient Care: Where Do You Start?

Ralph S. Buckley, MD Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

How do you deal with patient questions about medical information they have retrieved or access to their own clinic information via Internet? This session will review the explosion of Internet-based medical information, the migration of healthcare systems to electronic patient records, the wide availability of continuing medical education, and the impact on clinicians and their offices of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

2:45 – 3:45 pm 

Keynote – ACCA Nycomed Amersham Award of Excellence Presentation
Leadership Lessons From the Cardiovascular Trenches

Gerald V. Naccarelli, MD Chief of Cardiology Director, Cardiovascular Center Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Hershey, PA

It has been said that the job of a leader is to oversee all, act on some, and overlook a lot. Gerald V. Naccarelli, MD, will focus on those things that should be “overseen”, “acted on”, and “overlooked”. Here are leadership lessons from the cardiovascular trenches – – working with administration, building relationships, being humble, and, most of all, pursuing excellence – – from ACCA’s Award of Excellence recipient.

Keynote – ACP Innovator Award Presentation
The Future of Cardiology

Eric J. Topol, MD Chairman, Department of Cardiology Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Cleveland, OH

What will cardiovascular service delivery look like in the next ten years? Eric J. Topol, MD, will share the insights that helped ACP select this leading cardiologist as recipient of the Annual Innovator Award.

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