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Opening General Session: Post-Health Reform Competitive Landscape

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Opening General Session: 

1 hour Audio and Power Point Presentation

Course Description:

At the conclusion of this session the learner should be able to: 

• Determine the impact of health reform on urgent care center strategy

• Recognize how Urgent Care fits into the bigger picture of health care delivery under health reform

• Assess how new competitive strategies of hospitals and physicians may affect Urgent Care Centers

• Distinguish key alignment options for urgent care to partner with integrated care networks and physician groups                 pursuing accountable care models


Faculty Bio:

John Harris

John Harris combines consulting expertise with a hands-on management background.  In his 25 years in the industry, he has founded a healthcare business, run facilities and consulted to hospitals and health systems, health plans, physicians, ACOs, PHOs, IPAs, PACE programs, and other healthcare organizations. 

John’s experience includes:  

> Assessing the impact of health reform and developing strategic responses

> Physician-hospital alignment and physician engagement strategies

> ACO opportunity analysis, development and implementation

> PHO development, clinical integration, and bundled payment initiatives 

> Strategic planning 

> Planning retreats facilitation for senior executives, physicians, and board members

> Financial analysis of strategic initiatives, mergers and acquisitions, and new business development

John is a frequent speaker for the American Association of Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems, The Governance Institute and other organizations on such topics as:  healthcare strategy, finance, ACOs, physician alignment, and new payment models. John’s published articles often focus on physician alignment, strategic planning, and ACOs.

John spearheaded the successful launch of a leading national health information storage and access company.  He has had senior operational responsibility in healthcare facilities and was a Health Policy Fellow for the US Senate’s Finance Committee. 

John holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA in Healthcare Management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Disclosures: The above faculty had no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Credit Information:

Designation Statement
The Urgent Care Association of America designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

Urgent Care Management Certificate (UCMC) Credit
This course is designated for 1 credit of Legal & Regulatory towards the Urgent Care Management Certificate.

Credit for these courses is good for 1 year from date of purchase.

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