Agenda

Day One

12:00 p.m.
Registration and Lunch

12:30 p.m.
Cardiovascular Market Update

The health care market continues to evolve rapidly. CV leaders must establish firm service line strategies amid transforming payment models, a growing list of new competitors, and innovations in service and care delivery. This discussion will equip CV leaders with strategic insights on major trends, including:

  • Policy, payment, and regulatory changes impacting CV strategy
  • Volume and demand trends for CV services
  • Innovations in CV treatment and technology

2:00 p.m.
Build the Next-Generation Heart Failure Program

Although CV programs have made strides in delivering high-value heart failure services in recent years, many have now reached a performance plateau. Ensuring future success will require programs to deliver seamless cross-continuum care without demanding significant additional resources from the hospital or system. This presentation will provide concrete tactics to:

  • Optimize outpatient and ambulatory heart failure services
  • Employ effective remote monitoring and virtual care options
  • Improve performance in advanced heart failure offerings (e.g., VAD, ECMO, transplant)

4:30 p.m.
Member Networking Session

Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with fellow CV leaders in a structured format to share best practices in real time and make new contacts. Participants will rotate through hand-selected groups to discuss a selection of timely priorities, paired with discussion questions to facilitate the conversation.

5:30 p.m.
Day One Adjournment

Day Two

7:30 a.m.
Breakfast

8:00 a.m.
Guide for Optimizing CV Service Distribution

For most CV programs, decisions on where to open or place services have been reactive, responding to new technologies, physician demands, or pressure to grow. Yet CV leaders today must contend with conflicting goals of ensuring access, maintaining market share, and reducing costs. To succeed, programs must develop a thoughtful service placement strategy. This presentation will provide a guide to:

  • Make principled service allocation decisions for both acute and ambulatory services
  • Strategically open, close, or partner on an advanced service offering
  • Build a cost-effective, accessible ambulatory footprint to capture upstream services

10:15 a.m.
Creating the Seamless CV Network

As the CV service line extends its reach across acute and ambulatory sites, many programs struggle to connect this increasingly complex network. To maximize the value of the network, coordination must span the entire CV enterprise to fill gaps in care and minimize unwarranted variation. This presentation will provide tactical guidance to:

  • Align strategy and care delivery across acute and ambulatory sites
  • Standardize clinical protocols across the network
  • Streamline operations across care settings

Noon
Meeting Adjournment