AAMA : AAMA 2015: The National Summit of Medical Administrators : Summit Livecast Sessions


Summit Livecast Sessions

AAMA members and non-members have the opportunity to listen live during the 2015 National Summit. Don’t miss this unique unique opportunity. 

AAMA will extend a discount of 20% per person for groups of three or more participating in the 2015 Summit Livecast. Each participant will need to register individually, but can reach out to Jennifer Schap for further information or assistance.

Virtual sessions include:

Monday, January 19th

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Keynote Address: Service Line Transformation: Adapting Specialty Care for the Value Mandate – Ashley Ford

This presentation will uncover emerging trends and key case studies on how service line leaders are creating a primary care-focused service model and mapping service line planning needs to these models. More specifically, we will review how service line administrators can support specialty PCP relationships with:

  • Targeted Decision Support
  • Best-in-Class Specialty Access
  • Tailored Multidisciplinary Paths
  • PCP-centric Care Coordination

Tuesday, January 20th

8:15 – 9:15 a.m.

Keynote Address: The Impact of Global and Domestic Climate on Health and Health Systems – Tom Cullison, MD

Environmental and demographic trends impact all aspects of society, including health systems. Understanding risk is key to dealing with reality. Regardless of one’s view, climate change data demonstrates climatic events increasingly impact large population concentrations both in low-lying coastal areas, as well as inland population centers. Resilient health systems manage risk by studying likely local threats, developing mitigation plans and developing flexibility in response. Likewise, predictable demographic change, particularly societal aging in most developed countries, necessitates capabilities different than most health systems offer today.

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Panel Session: Climate Change Impact on Regional, State and Local Emergencey Predaredness, Sharon Ricks, MA & Rick Rhodes, MEP

State health emergency management officials will outline impacts on climate change and VA Emergency management specialists will discuss the current and future risks expected from global climate change. Procedure changes and unique resources will be explored at length.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how a state surrounded by water and under constant threat of natural disasters prepares for and responds to disasters.
  • Understand how the VA in Tampa is addressing the impact of climate change on their emergency preparedness activities
1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

Breakout Session: Successful Transitioning for the Military Professional to Civilian Healthcare Project Management, H. Jay Hicks Jr. & Sandy Hoath Cobb

This session will be of special interest to the uniformed members of AAMA. Healthcare Project Management will be presented as a viable career option for military personnel who will soon be transitioning to civilian careers and who might not realize they already possess the necessary skills for this career track. Participants will receive expert advice from those who have already made this transition, and will be will be offered an opportunity to devise an action  plan and personal strategy related to career change. This strategy can be implemented quickly to improve your ability to target and obtain exciting job options in the Healthcare project management career field!

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Global Session: Success Stories in the TED Talk format 

St. Jude International Outreach Program on Pediatric Oncology, George Velez, MBA, CFAAMA 

We will discuss how to improve the survival rates of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases worldwide, through the sharing of knowledge, technology and organizational skills, implementation of new approaches to treat pediatric cancer globally and generation of international networks committed to eradicating cancer in children, as well as the following:

  • Development of treatment guidelines for the most common childhood cancers.
  • Training and education initiatives in hematology-oncology care, nursing care, infectious diseases care, prevention, and control, laboratory medicine, anatomic pathology and data management.
  • Regional pediatric hematology-oncology networks created in Central America/Caribbean and the Middle East.

Transitional Care: An Innovative Care Coordination Approach to Care Redesign in Medicare Bundled Payment Cardiovascular Surgery Patients, Sara Conn, Rachel Canady & Frank Fiorito

An existing team of nurses were chosen to perform a Care Coordinator role, tasked with identifying, managing and tracking patients in the Bundled Payment Care Initiative in an effort to redesign care with emphasis on pre-operative education, transitional care and prevention of hospital readmissions for 30 days post discharge. Early results show an improvement in readmission rates from baseline years of 2010-2012 for CABG and Valve Medicare patients readmitted to any hospital of 28.4% to 17.24% for Q1 2014. This impact had a per case readmission cost reduction of $2,255.

Creating Medical Destinations for Multidisiciplinary Neurological Specialty Care Bundles: What to Consider, How to Construct the Bundle(s) and More, Candace Tilquest, MA, MMHC

This session will demonstrate how to use Time-Driven Activity Based Costing (TDABC) to develop neurological specialty care bundles that can be presented to regional payers and/or employers to drive neurosciences business. It will provide neurosciences service line leader’s practical examples of what costs and risks need to be considered to build these bundles.

Wednesday, January 21st

8:45 – 9:45 a.m.

Keynote Address:From Wholesale to Retail: Thriving in a Consumer-Driven Market, Alison Wishnick, SG2

Despite being the ultimate consumers of healthcare, individuals have rarely been viewed as customers—the ones making key decisions. That is changing as government rolls out insurance exchanges, employers move toward defined contribution, mobile technology provides new means of consumer engagement and new data illuminate the patient journey across the system of care. We will explore strategies for thriving in this newly emerging market. 

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Successful Anchors in Physician-Hospital Engagement & Alignment: Fact & Fiction – What You Need to Know, Ronald Riner, MD

Our current healthcare delivery environment is complex with competing and collaborating stakeholders. Disruptive factors are in play at all levels, which result in numerous and evolving risk corridors. Successful growth and collaboration strategies will be necessary to insure relevant provision of healthcare services in the future. What facets of healthcare delivery will change and what will not?

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Improving Accountability in HealthCare, Al Al-Assaf, MD, MPH

This session will discuss the issues of the Affordable Care Act relating to accountability, the concept and structure of ACO’s, the pros and cons of accountability in healthcare and the impact ACO’s have had on the quality of US healthcare.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to initiate an ACO.
  • Learn the impact of healthcare performance.
  • Define professional accountability.

New! Joint Accreditation for Continuing Education

Jointly provided American Academy of Medical Administrators and Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented by Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education and American Academy of Medical Administrators for the advancement of patient care.  Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Category 1 Designation Statement:

Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of up to 17.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

(Monday-4.50 credits, Tuesday-7.50, Wednesday-5.00)

AAPA accepts AMA category 1 credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurses Statement:

Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this activity for up to 17.0 contact hours for nurses.  Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


AAMA Member $530
Non-Member  $600
Student Member  $212
Student Non-Member $240
AAMA Retired Member  $212

Registrants will receive login information from Citrix GoToWebinar 24 hours prior to livecast.  This program is worth a total of 9.5 contact hours and 15 CAAMA Recredential points.  For questions, please contact [email protected]  

Important Announcement: AAMA has applied for joint accreditation of the 2015 National Summit from Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education. Education credits include AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM and ANCC nursing contact hours.