Michael A. Novak, MSM, MBA, FACHE, Chapter President
Greetings Chapter Members, Fellows and Sponsors,
It will be three years ago this Fall that the idea for a CTAHE multi-day healthcare conference was born. At the time, it was thought that Healthcare 2020: The Paradigm Shift was going to be an innovative and progressive healthcare conference and it would provide our membership with leading-edge changes that were currently being realized in the healthcare space. Then, essentially overnight, the world stopped, and everything changed courtesy of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the countless lessons learned from the pandemic, and with the need to delay our highly anticipated healthcare conference not just in 2020 but again in 2021, we are now pleased to announce that our Chapter’s first multi-day, multi-chapter healthcare conference – Healthcare Beyond the Horizon is now scheduled for this Fall on November 14 and 15. It is sure to be the educational event that was worth the wait! CTAHE is honored to be co-hosting this educational event at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT with our CT HFMA and RI ACHE colleagues. Healthcare Beyond the Horizon will have three separate tracts of Leadership, Strategy and Innovation, and Finance. It will feature currently 35 industry thought leaders. We will have ACHE’s Governor Delvecchio S. Finely speak at lunch and two exciting opening and closing speakers. This will be an awesome session – close to home and in a great venue. We encourage all of our colleagues to mark their calendars and to watch for soon to be released registration details as this is an event not to miss.
Healthcare Beyond the Horizon, represents the once unimaginable. Because of the pandemic, we now understand that it is necessary to rapidly pivot, to be agile, to be nimble, to think in multiple iterations, to move quickly in crisis or to pay fiercely, and yes, to be ever so grateful. We as a healthcare community have become so much more human, more understanding of our vulnerabilities, more courageous, and more resilient. We have become extraordinarily adaptable and collaborative. As healthcare delivery systems, there have been tremendous strides to bring better healthcare to people of color, to the elderly, and the disadvantaged, opening up more access while breaking down old barriers. We better understand how to use technology more effectively and are saving more lives as a result. In a short period of time, we as healthcare leaders understand the “pandemic lessons learned”. To share these experiences and thoughts for the future we have assembled some of the brightest thought leaders from around the country and hear how we continue beyond traditional teachings. This is the “why” behind Healthcare Beyond the Horizon. This healthcare conference is not an educational healthcare conference that is re-imagined. Healthcare Beyond the Horizon is all that can be realized in healthcare now and beyond. We believe the future of healthcare is on our doorsteps now because the pandemic brought so many things to us at warp speed!
Many advances in processes, workflows, and technologies were ushered through a turbulent gateway and have given healthcare delivery tremendous opportunities for reinvention. Healthcare Beyond the Horizon will show that our healthcare delivery is now in a position to help healthcare leaders innovate, collaborate, lead differently, expand abilities, be more inclusive, and use new technology in astonishing ways. It is my opinion that this educational event will bring many of the country’s best and brightest contemporary healthcare leaders to Connecticut.
Just a glimpse of what we have in store for HealthCare Beyond the Horizon:
- Two days of thoughtful speakers
- three tracks for each day
- Track 1: Labor, Strategy & Innovation
- Track 2: Leadership
- Track 3: Finance
- currently 35 speakers
- opening keynote: Sara Guastello, Senior Vice President, Division of Person-Centered Care Standards, Planetree International
- closing keynote: Dr. David Gruen, CMO, IBM Watson
- ACHE Governor speaking at the luncheon: ACHE Chair-Elect Delvecchio S. Finley, FACHE
We hope to see you all at a healthcare conference not to miss!