Jan. 30-Feb. 2: Rural Health Care Leadership Conference, Phoenix
The Health Forum and American Hospital Association's 24th annual conference will help rural hospital leaders analyze the impact of health reform in light of November's election results, the impact of accountable care organizations and bundled payments on rural hospitals, physician alignment, meaningful use of electronic health records, and other rural health care issues. Visit www.healthforum.com/Rural.
Feb 20-24: HIMSS11 and CHIME/HIMSS CIO Forum, Orlando, Fla.
The impact of health reform will be the focus of the CIO Forum on Feb. 20. Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich will present the HIMSS11 opening keynote address, "The Great Slowdown and a Five-Year Look Ahead." Later in the conference, Michael J. Fox will discuss his experiences as a patient and how IT impacts health care. Visit http://cio-chime.org and www.himssconference.org.
Feb. 24-25: National Quality Forum's Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.
The NQF meeting will focus on "Achieving Health of Individuals and Populations Within Their Communities." Keynote speakers will include U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, M.D.; Carolyn Clancy, M.D., director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; and Bernard Tyson, president and COO of Kaiser. Visit www.qualityforum.org.
March 13-16: Summit on Health Facility, Planning, Design & Construction, Tampa, Fla.
"Transforming the Health Care Built Environment for Performance Excellence" is the theme of the meeting sponsored by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering of the AHA. Visit www.ashe.org/PDC.