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GW Public Health: 24 Healthcare Conferences to Attend in 2016

Originally published on mha.gwu.edu

Changing regulations, advances in technology, new care models, consolidations and the pressure to reduce costs are just a few of the challenges health administration professionals manage on a daily basis — which is why the 2016 healthcare conference circuit is dominated by topics related to these challenges. Attending a healthcare conference not only provides valuable networking opportunities, but it can also be an effective strategy to access needed resources and learn from experts in the field. With so many conferences offered, however, it can be difficult to know which ones to attend. To help, MHA@GW has compiled a list of 24 healthcare conferences that health administration professionals should consider attending in 2016. Use our interactive map to determine which ones are happening in your area. 

  1. Health Care Administrators Association (HCAA) 2016 Executive Forum (February 9–11)
  2. 2016 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference & Exhibition (February 28–March 4)
  3. Home Healthcare Leaders’ Summit (March 3–4)
  4. 2016 Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Change Conference: Lead Well at Every Turn (March 10–11)
  5. SX Health & MedTech Expo (March 12–13)
  6. American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) 2016 Congress on Healthcare Leadership (March 14–17)
  7. Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) 17th Annual Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice and the Community (March 20–22)
  8. Health Experience Refactored (HXR) Conference (April 5–6)
  9. Healthcare IT Marketing and PR Conference (April 6–8)
  10. American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC) HealthCon 2016 (April 10–13)
  11. Healthcare Providers Transformation Assembly (April 17–19)
  12. Becker’s Hospital Review 7th Annual Meeting (April 27–30)
  13. AMIA iHealth Conference (May 5–6)
  14. Health Datapalooza (May 8–11)
  15. National Association of Healthcare Access Management (NAHAM) 42nd Annual Conference: The Multiple Faces of the Patient Experience (May 24–27)
  16. Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA): Annual National Institute (June 26–29)
  17. Association for Healthcare Administrative Professionals (AHCAP) 2016 (July 27–29)
  18. Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM): Collaborating To Achieve the Triple Aim (July 31–August 3)
  19. Healthcare Billing & Management Association (HBMA) Fall Annual Conference (September 21–23)
  20. American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) Annual Conference (September 24–27)
  21. American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Convention & Exhibit (October 15–19)
  22. 13th Annual Connected Health Symposium (October 20–21)
  23. Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) (October 30–November 2)
  24. TEDMED 2016 (November 30–December 2)

8. Health Experience Refactored (HXR) Conference
April 5–6, 2016
Boston, Massachusetts

Who should attend: Healthcare leaders, health IT leaders, clinicians, IT professionals and designers

Organized by Mad*Pow and Health 2.0, HXRefactored gathers more than 600 cross-disciplinary thinkers and practitioners to focus on improving health experiences through technology and design. Using a variety of offerings — including thought-provoking talks, workshops and discussions — HxRefactored applies design, science, evidence and theory to envision the health journey in new and innovative ways that will help make it a reality. “We founded the conference five years ago,” says Amy Cueva, founder and CEO of Mad*Pow. “There were a lot of health conferences, and there were a lot of design conferences. But there weren’t a lot of conferences that explored the overlap of the two. We wanted to make that happen. The theme of the conference is exploring how human centered design and technology can improve health experiences. We are bringing together people who believe that human centered design can make a difference and bring a new lens to the problems that exist in healthcare...Anyone who believes that design can make a difference in health should come.” Mad*Pow is “a design agency that improves the experiences people have with technology, organizations and each other.” Health 2.0 is “the premier showcase and catalyst for the advancement of new health technologies.” In the words of Cueva, “A person is more than just their disease or condition. They are a person. [The conference] is about designing to improve the patient experience and clinical experiences, but it is really improving the human experience of health.”

Originally published on mha.gwu.edu