HealthLeaders Media '09: The Hospital of the Future Now

HealthLeaders Media Staff, November 13, 2009

HealthLeaders Media '09: The Hospital of the Future Now

The hospital of the future is being built today. It's being built in board rooms and executive suites where long-term decisions are being made on strategies that will shape how hospitals plan for a market that is more dynamic, more efficient, more technologically intelligent, and more focused on the customer than ever before.

HealthLeaders Media '09: The Hospital of the Future Now brought those discussions out of the boardroom and into this unique, high-level leadership event-with access to thought-leaders only HealthLeaders Media, an award-winning healthcare strategy publisher can bring. More than a static gathering of lectures, HealthLeaders Media '09 provided an exclusive and interactive group experience.

Participants of this one-of-a-kind event worked together over two days to create cohesive plans for implementing progressive and actionable solutions for their organization.

Our annual gathering of top healthcare leaders featured exceptional executives with compelling stories to share. Throughout the two-day event in Chicago, leaders from successful healthcare organizations shared insights on becoming the hospital of the future now during panel discussions on leadership, design, culture, patient experience, outcomes, and talent.

You can find our complete coverage the HealthLeaders Media '09 keynote address, panel discussions and leadership luncheon here:

  • Healthcare in the Experience Economy. HealthLeaders Media Managing Editor Elyas Bakhtiari outlines how keynote speaker Joe Pine explained why healthcare is transitioning from a service-based economy to an experience-based economy.
  • Reinventing the Patient Experience. More than ever, healthcare organizations are trying to reinvent the patient experience—not just to see improvements to patient satisfaction scores, but also as a way of shifting the organizational culture to better meet quality and safety goals.
  • Audio Feature: Design for Digital Care. Greg Walton, chief information officer at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA, shares strategies CIOs can use to survive the recession while designing for digital care. For example, organizations should factor in the amount of electricity the hospital of the future will need, as well as, the amount of heat all that electricity will generate.
  • Five Ways to Build the Talent of the Future. Panelists offered five strategies for attracting the talent of the future.
  • Never-ending Quality Improvement. Four healthcare leaders offered a glimpse at how the best hospitals and payers in the industry are making progress on improving outcomes in a panel discussion.
  • Leadership During Disruptive Times. The HealthLeaders '09 conference closed with a leadership luncheon that focused on healthcare finances and the uncertain future of reform.
  • Welcome to the Future. In our November 2009 issue of HealthLeaders Magazine, Managing Editor Elyas Bakhtiari provided a comprehensive breakdown of each our HealthLeaders '09 panels.

The event also honored winners of the 2009 Top Leadership Teams in Healthcare Awards Program. In its sixth year, the Program recognized the best in senior leadership teamwork at small, medium, and large hospitals and health systems, health plans and medical group practices.

For a list of winners, visit More information on the 2009 Top Leadership Teams in Healthcare Award winners can be found in our coverage published in the December 2009 issue of HealthLeaders magazine.

Start now to prepare your entry for the 2010 event. For information on next year's conference and award program, visit

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