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HFMA Conference Preview

2011 ANI Reveals Keys to Success
By Heather Hogstrom

The Healthcare Financial Management Association’s (HFMA) 2011 ANI: The Healthcare Finance Conference will be held June 26 through 29 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Conference opportunities include sponsored special events, such as the Blues Bash at the House of Blues, and the exhibit hall, which will feature more than 400 top industry suppliers, the ANI Product Showcase, networking, prizes, lunches, and receptions. The HFMA will also present the recently established MAP Award recognizing high performance in revenue cycle.

Featuring 82 best-practice sessions, the conference provides a record number of CPEs, with nine available preconference and 18.5 during the conference. Industry leaders will cover topics such as reform, value, clinical transformation, accountable care, and revenue cycle. Four keynote speakers will present the following sessions:

It Takes Quality Leadership to Produce Quality Results
Sunday, June 26, 5 pm to 6 pm
Maureen Bisognano is president and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, where she oversees efforts to lead worldwide healthcare improvement. She will highlight pioneering practices for driving down costs while improving the quality and safety of care and accelerating change. This session is 1 CPE credit.

Victory Through Teamwork and Leadership
Monday, June 27, 8 am to 9:30 am
Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski is head coach of Duke University and U.S. Olympic championship basketball teams. Krzyzewski is the most winning active coach, with victories such as leading the Duke Blue Devils to four NCAA Championships and the United States to gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2010 FIBA World Championship. He will discuss guidelines for success based on proven principles from personal experience in his coaching career that can be applied to every level of personal and professional endeavor. This session is 1 CPE credit.

Reforming America’s Health Care: An Insider’s Perspective
Tuesday, June 28, 8 am to 9:30 am
Peter Orszag is vice chairman of global banking for the Institutional Clients Group at Citigroup, Inc and formerly served as director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Obama Administration, where he strategized health reform legislation. He will discuss the controversial decisions regarding health reform and identify how the looming fiscal crisis can be resolved. This session is 1.5 CPE credits.

Success Built to Last
Wednesday, June 29,8 am to 9:30 am
Mark Thompson is the author of Success Built to Last and former chief customer experience officer of Schwab. While at Schwab, the company’s client assets grew 10-fold to more than $800 billion in more than 5 million accounts. Thompson’s presentation will draw from his experiences at Schwab and the principles of his book, including secrets to lasting success from entrepreneurs, managers, CEOs, presidents of nations, world class scientists, innovators, and HFMA leaders. This session is 1 CPE credit.

To register for the conference or get more information, visit www.hfmaconference.org.

— Heather Hogstrom is an editorial assistant at For The Record.