5 Conferences for Healthcare Management in 2017

Attending one or more of the healthcare management conferences scheduled for 2017 helps you improve your management skills and learn some new management techniques. These conferences are open to those working in management and administrative roles like nursing managers and office administrators. These conferences take place nearly every month and in major cities across the world.

MGMA Collaborate in Practice Conference

The Medical Group Management Association will host its Collaborate in Practice Conference April 9-11 in Chicago, Illinois. The MGMA created this conference as a way to bring together administrators at all levels and help them learn how to more effectively work together. One of the workshops that will take place focuses on the different types of technology you can use as a manager and how to pick software and products based on your budget. You can also learn more about burn out and stress management techniques and how to improve your working relationships.

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International Conference on Health and Hospital Management

Anyone working in a hospital can develop new skills and gain more knowledge at the International Conference on Health and Hospital Management. Scheduled for November 6-7, 2017, this conference will bring together hospital managers from around the world in a hotel in Vienna, Austria. It will deal with specific aspects of healthcare management and administration such as recruiting and hiring new workers, creating schedules for those workers, following safety and hiring regulations and the types of benefits that workers want. Some sessions are suitable for those working in general hospitals, but other sessions look at specific areas of specialized practice like pediatric care or emergency care.

Leadership and Improvement Conference

Studer Conferences will put on a Leadership and Improvement Conference February 28 through March 1 in Los Angeles, California. Open to healthcare and medical workers, this conference is also available online. If you cannot attend the real conference, you can purchase a virtual ticket and watch all the sessions and guest lecturers over your computer. Some of the topics discussed include excellence in emergency departments, leadership in the healthcare field, improving the experience of patients and changing the relationship between doctors and managers.

Congress on Healthcare Leadership

The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) hosts its annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership March 27-30 in Chicago, Illinois. According to the ACHE website, keynote speakers for the 2017 conference will include Liz Wiseman, Ann Compton and Bernard J. Tyson. Scheduled events and lecturers will include sessions on topics like healthcare reform, focusing on population health in a changing environment, working with healthcare partners and creating an adaptable system for managing others. This conference also includes several shorter boot camps that let you network and talk about your opinions in sessions that last for a few hours or less.

HIMISS ’17

One of the more popular healthcare management conferences you can attend is HIMISS ’17. This conference, which takes place in Orlando February 19-23, deals with issues relating to health informatics and cybersecurity. Those topics are especially important for professional managers and healthcare administrators. Its cybersecurity command center includes booths and sessions dedicated to new security laws, how to identify potential threats and the software you can use to protect your hospital or facility. HIMISS ’17 also has its own exhibition hall that lets you shop for products that work for your facility and fit with your budget.

Healthcare managers and administrators are responsible for everything from recruiting and hiring new workers to scheduling shifts and following a set budget. As a manager working in a large hospital or a small doctor’s office, the healthcare management conferences scheduled for 2017 will help you do your job better.