Innovation & Disruption Track

Disruption and innovation are hot topics in the healthcare industry. It can be challenging for hospitals and health systems to overcome disruptive forces and implement innovative technology and strategies. This track will provide insights on how hospitals and health systems can successfully manage disruption and innovation to provide better care for their patients. Topics will include evaluating new technologies, a discussion on the impacts of mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare industry, and a panel discussing new sources of revenue.

Monday, February 17, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Peachtree D, 8th Floor

New technology and care delivery models are major expenses for hospitals and health systems. New innovations with technology impact the design and construction of facilities. With constant innovation and limited funds and space, each new technology must be evaluated for necessity and related costs. In this session, learn how to evaluate new technologies and platforms that can potentially transform patient care and new building approaches that can potentially save time and money on projects.  

Learning Objectives: 
1. Define the considerations that should be used when evaluating new technology.  
2. Identify how to fit innovative technology purchases into your long-term capital planning budget.  
3. Explain how to evaluate new technology based on your organizational needs.  
4. Learn when to remove old technology and creative ways to fund the replacement technology.  

Monday, February 17, 2020
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Peachtree D, 8th Floor

In recent years, mergers and acquisitions have disrupted the healthcare industry. Mergers impact all facets of healthcare delivery platforms. We’ll examine both the healthcare provider consolidation as well as the consolidation occurring with suppliers of products and services and what the impacts will be in 2020 and beyond.  

Learning Objectives: 
1. Identify the trends forcing change in the healthcare industry. 
2. Describe changes to the healthcare market due to mergers.   
3. Evaluate best practices for minimizing disruption for patients and current projects. 
4. Specify how to connect and work with new partners following the merger.  

Monday, February 17, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Peachtree D, 8th Floor

Much of the budgeting discussion in the healthcare industry is focused on cutting costs. However, finding new sources of revenue can also be an effective to balance the budget. In recent years, hospitals and health systems have recognized the need to provide housing for non-acute, long-term patients, who otherwise use finite hospital beds. Several hospitals have built affordable housing near the hospital to accommodate these patients. In this session, learn how two hospital approached this challenge, improve patient outcomes and lower costs.   

Learning Objectives: 
1. Describe the reasons providing affordable housing off-site benefits hospitals and patients.  
2. Evaluate best practices for transitioning patients into affordable housing during their out-patient treatment.   
3. Explain the benefits and challenges to this new revenue source. 
4. Identify ways to repurpose existing space for patient housing.