Executive Leadership Track

Senior healthcare leaders must be visionaries, able to steer their organizations through today’s problems while innovating for tomorrow. With the healthcare industry changing at a rapid pace, senior leaders must remain ahead of the curve, prepared to manage current and post-pandemic challenges. This track provides high-level content on topics impacting senior leaders, including funding capital equipment and projects, managing capital priorities post-pandemic, and the impact of compliance standards and regulations in 2021.

Thursday, February 25, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Receiving approval for funding capital equipment projects became much more challenging within the last year. The American Hospital Association estimates hospitals and health systems incurred over $320 billion in losses in 2020. With predictions of a slow recovery ahead, prioritizing projects and developing creative funding strategies will be key to funding capital equipment projects. Hear from a panel of healthcare executives as they discuss how they are reimagining their capital equipment funding strategies and managing their capital equipment needs on limited budgets.

Learning Objectives:

1. Outline strategies for funding capital equipment post-pandemic.
2. Evaluate the post-pandemic capital equipment funding strategies.
3. Identify innovative funding methods to fund capital equipment budgets.
4. Determine which funding strategies may work for your health system.

Friday, February 26, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Receive a briefing on the recently released Healthcare Facilities Management Compliance survey. The findings will be useful in measuring how your healthcare facility is currently performing on compliance-related issues compared to others in the industry. Several of the industry’s most respected facilities compliance directors will share their recent experiences and how they’re now working with regulatory authorities. Attendees will gain insight into the impact of post-COVID compliance standards and regulations in 2021 as well as strategies to reduce the cost and disruption of implementing these new policies.

Learning Objectives:

1. Define the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on compliance standards and regulations.
2. Identify strategies to minimize the cost associated with these new standards.
3. Evaluate methods to reduce disruptions while implementing these new policies.
4. Describe key compliance standards, codes, and regulations on the horizon.

Thursday, March 4, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Many capital construction projects were delayed, halted, or shelved as the COVID-19 pandemic impacted healthcare. One survey of hospital administrators found 80% of the respondents had a portion of the 2020 capital budgets divert toward COVID-19 spending. The pandemic has also redefined project priorities and strategic plans. In this session, a panel of healthcare executives will offer their insights into reallocating project funding, restarting stalled projects, and creative methods to close the funding gap.

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify key factors to consider when reallocating construction project funding.
2. Analyze measures to minimize delays and additional expenses when restarting capital construction projects.
3. Outline creative methods to close the funding gap.
4. Describe communication strategies to advocate for capital construction projects post-pandemic.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Health systems had already allocated budgets and determined capital project priorities for 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the world. One survey of hospital administrators found between 5% to 100% of capital budgets were redirected to support pandemic efforts. Now healthcare leaders are faced with a backlog of capital projects, deep budgetary reductions, and a need to re-prioritize projects. In this session, a panel of healthcare leaders will share strategies and considerations for determining capital project priorities post-pandemic.

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe the current state of capital projects and budgets.
2. Evaluate capital project priorities post-pandemic.
3. Outline creative methods to maximize project budgets.
4. Identify temporary solutions for lower priority projects.