CV Summit Teaches CV Business Best Practices, Leadership

ACC’s Cardiovascular Summit kicked off on Thursday, Feb. 22, bringing together leading experts from the entire cardiovascular care team to discuss and present best practices on operational excellence, cost efficiency, leadership training and workforce wellness during this time of changing health care delivery.

Sessions over the three-day meeting included deep-dives into understanding the Quality Payment Program; strategic leadership; service line maturation; managing conflicts; prior authorization; digital health and innovation; population health management; interoperability and electronic health record challenges; advanced payment models; and more. The ACC also hosted joint plenary sessions with the Heart Rhythm Society and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.

Another key focus of this year’s conference was workforce wellbeing – part of the expanded “Quadruple Aim” that also includes lower costs, improved outcomes and better quality. Several sessions addressed physician burnout, developing an optimal physician schedule and how to work harder and be happy. The ACC recently joined the National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative in formally committing to promote clinician well-being and combat burnout. More than 130 organizations are part of this collaborative. (Read the ACC’s statement.)

New to the Cardiovascular Summit for 2018 were posters examining best practices. Among the abstracts presented: 

“The way we deliver care is changing rapidly,” said Cardiovascular Summit Course Director Howard T. Walpole, MD, MBA, FACC. “ACC’s Cardiovascular Summit is designed for the whole care team – clinician and administrator – our goal is for attendees to bring home business and leadership strategies and skills that can be used within their work environment and help them deliver even better care to patients.”

The 2018 Cardiovascular Summit is taking place Jan. 22 – 24 in Las Vegas, NV. Follow the action on Twitter via @Cardiology and #CVSummit.

Keywords: CV Summit, Leadership, Checklist, Burnout, Professional, Goals, Delivery of Health Care, Administrative Personnel, Telemedicine, Electronic Health Records, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Angiography

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