5 Great Healthcare Conferences in 2015

healthcare-conferenceIn the business of healthcare, managers have to be well-prepared for anything and remain an expert resource for other professionals to seek inspiration from. Healthcare managers must combine their business strategies with clinical knowledge to successfully run the daily operations of hospitals, clinics, physician practices, long-term care facilities, and more. That’s why it’s essential for administrators to attend healthcare management conferences to continually fine-tune the leadership, financial, and personnel management skills that our nation’s health delivery systems depend on.

5 Top Healthcare Management Conferences: 2015

In order to stay current on the latest strategies and innovations available to improve the delivery of healthcare services, the following are five splendid healthcare management conferences that administrators shouldn’t miss.

1. ACHE 2015 Congress on Healthcare Leadership: Chicago, IL

March 16-19, 2015

At the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) will be hosting the 2015 Congress on Healthcare Leadership to provide four days of professional development and networking in healthcare management. Expected to draw in more than 4,000 healthcare leaders from across the world, the conference will lead a handful of seminars to discuss late-breaking topics and leadership assessment tools. Some of the most notable speakers attending this year are columnist Stuart Rothenberg, National Quality Forum’s CEO Christine K. Cassel, and Distinguished Professor Ravi Ramaurti from Northeastern University.

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2. HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition: Chicago, IL

April 12-16, 2015

In the heart of the “Windy City,” the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) will bring together over 38,000 healthcare IT managers from around the globe for a week of dynamic education on the latest technology advancements. As the healthcare industry’s largest IT educational program, the 2015 Annual Conference & Exhibition gives professionals the chance to network with thousands of like-minded leaders and interact with world-class executives. This year’s goal is to help healthcare IT professionals discover the technological resources that will transform health services through the power of information and connectivity.

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3. NAHAM 41st Annual Educational Conference & Exposition: Indianapolis, IN

April 19-22, 2015

This spring, the National Association of Healthcare Access Management (NAHAM) will be hosting their 41st Annual Educational Conference & Exposition at the JW Marriott Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana with four full days of 25 different activities. Hundreds of Patient Access professionals from around the United States will be congregating to discuss the latest trends and issues at the forefront of the healthcare management field. From learning labs and poster sessions to group discussions and industry-sponsored symposia, this conference allows healthcare leaders to gain new innovative ideas and practices to implement in their system.

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4. MGMA 2015 Annual Conference Exhibit: Nashville, TN

October 11-14, 2015

In 2015, the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) will host its Annual Conference Exhibit in Nashville in mid-October to provide healthcare managers with the proven strategies, best practices, and lasting professional support needed to grow their organizations. MGMA brings together managers, administrators, CEOs, and COOs from various healthcare specialties to improve their decision-making power. Attendees will attend valuable sessions lead by Harvard professor Atul Gawande, the founder of the Extreme Leadership Institute Steve Farber, and best-selling author of Exploiting Chaos Jeremy Gutsche.

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5. 27th Annual PAHCOM Conference: Clearwater, FL

October 20-22, 2015

In its 27th year, the Annual Conference for the Professional Association of Healthcare Office Management (PAHCOM) is ideal for medical office managers, healthcare managers, practice administrators, practice management consultants, and anyone else running the business side of medical practices. This year’s topics will include an in-depth look at the ICD-10 classification coding system to help managers transition successfully. There will also be 15 expert speakers available to earn attendees up to 17 continuing education units (CEUs).

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Overall, all healthcare leaders can benefit from attending conferences annually to learn the latest innovations and stay current in their certifications. It’s recommended that you attend one or more of these leading healthcare management conferences to ensure you’re able to pioneer your organization through today’s ever-evolving healthcare industry.