Monrovia, CA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 05/02/2012 -- “Transforming to an Enterprise of Cardiovascular Care through Provider System – Physician Alignment” will be presented by Marvin A. Konstam, MD, FACC at the Cardiac Centers of Excellence Conference.
Part of the Healthcare Centers of Excellence Summit, the Conference is scheduled May 15-17, 2012 at the Meliá Atlanta. May 15th will be the pre-Summit Workshop, Developing a Sustainable Healthcare Business Model.
Dr. Konstam will make the point that cardiac and cardiovascular departments have historically been mal-structured, with funds flow driving disjointedness and competition, rather than collaboration, among various groups of physician specialists and between physicians and hospitals. There is an opportunity for improving efficiency and quality of care through re-defining the “Cardiovascular Center” as a true division of the provider organization, centering on the “product” of care delivery to the patient with cardiovascular disease. Physician alignment is pivotal for achieving this goal, according to Dr. Konstam. In his presentation, Dr. Konstam will discuss how to achieve such results.
Other speakers at the Cardiac Centers of Excellence Conference include:
Nicole Banister, Director, Regional Heart Program, Dell Children's Medical Center
Diana Bruno, Principal, Una Vita
Joseph T. Butz, Vice President of Cardiac & Transplant, Sentara Healthcare
Gabrielle DeTorra, Principal and Senior Strategic Marketing Consultant, DeTorra Consulting, LLC
Sue Ellen Green, Senior Vice President, Operations, Grady Health Systems
Lauren A. Johnson, MS, RT, Cardiac Cath Lab Technical Manager, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Thomas A. Nicosia, Executive Director, Jim Moran Heart & Vascular Center, Holy Cross Hospital, Inc.
Catherine McCarver, Administrative Director, Heart Center, Duke University Hospital
Robert A. Minkin, MBA, FACHE, Senior Vice President, The Camden Group
Thomas A. Nicosia, Executive Director, Jim Moran Heart & Vascular Center, Holy Cross Hospital
Philip Regas, Executive Director, Heart & Vascular Services, Providence Medical Center
Marti Taylor, Executive Director, Ross Heart Hospital and Chief Operating Officer, Ohio State University Heart & Vascular Center
Ronald L. Vance, JD, Managing Director, Navigant Consulting, Inc.
The conference is part of the Healthcare Centers of Excellence Summit, which includes:
1) Cancer Centers of Excellence Conference
2) Diabetes Centers of Excellence Conference
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