109th OHA Annual Meeting & Education Summit

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Jun 10 - 12, 2024109th OHA Annual Meeting & Education Summit

Annual Meeting

The OHA Annual Meeting offers a premier opportunity to gain valuable insight about statewide industry trends, network with your peers and achieve a better understanding of the health care issues and policies most likely to impact your organizations.

June 10-12

Join OHA and members of the Ohio hospital community for the 109th Annual Meeting & Education Summit at the Hilton Columbus at Easton. This three-day event features more than 85 education sessions, keynote presentations by national leaders and special recognition events.

OHA will host a Maternal Health Summit on the final day.

Who Should Attend

OHA hospital and hospital system leaders and managers in all service lines and operational roles are encouraged to attend. Staff members and trustees of OHA member hospitals and OHA Corporate Partners may register for the educational sessions at no cost. Some meal functions are ticketed events.

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Casey Strader

Casey Strader

Manager, Events and Education

Jackie Silvis

Jackie Silvis

Manager, Member Support Services

Dorothy Frabott

Dorothy Frabott

Manager, Administrative and Clinical Services

Amber Yors

Amber Yors

Director, Member Support Services

Keynote Speakers

June 10, 202411 a.m. – Noon

Ted A. James, MD, MHCM, FACS

Medical Director and Vice Chair
Harvard-Affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

"Health Care Transformation"

Bringing about transformational change in patient care is not a simple task. However, it is a requirement for health care organizations striving to move forward and succeed in a value-driven health care system. Establishing a culture of clinical innovation and transformational leadership is a necessary step to achieve sustained, reliable, system-wide improvements in patient care.

This presentation will review proven models and techniques to support health care organizations in their efforts to pursue fundamental system redesign and achieve dramatic improvements in clinical quality. Using best practices of Evidence-Based Leadership, participants will gain practical insight into their own leadership capacity. Inspired and effective clinical leaders bring about changes that result in improved patient outcomes, greater professional satisfaction and enhanced performance of health care organizations.

James will show how to apply proven strategies to successfully engage clinicians and develop transformational clinical leaders; develop an organizational framework for system-wide quality improvement and establishment of a “just culture”; leverage clinical pathways to improve quality while reducing waste; integrate principal characteristics of high reliability into your organization’s culture; and implement a framework for translating local improvements to system-wide change.

James is a recognized voice in health care transformation, bringing a wealth of experience leading change as a medical director within the Harvard health care system and a clinical advisor in health care technology. With an in-depth understanding of the health care ecosystem, he provides innovative strategies for redesigning care.

He is also a clinical advisor for medical technology, digital health and biotech companies, guiding them through the concept stage to successful market entry. He directs health care transformation programs at Harvard Medical Executive Education and has held key roles in physician leadership development for Studer Group and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

This year's keynote speakers are sponsored by AmeriHealth Caritas of Ohio

June 11, 202411 a.m. – Noon

Steven Berkowitz, MD

Founder and President
SMB Health Consulting

"Artificial Intelligence in Health Care: What Health Care Leaders Need to Know. NOW"

Hardly a day goes by when there is not a story in the news about artificial intelligence and its impact on society. New advances in technology and applications – both exciting and scary- seem to be occurring exponentially.

There is now evidence that AI can learn on its own and that it can “make things up” or even hallucinate. GPT is enabling technology that performs increasingly like a human. Computer-brain interfaces can physically connect the mind to the computer or to a robot. Moore’s Law is functionally alive and well.

Berkowitz will review the basic models and concepts of AI such as processing speed, machine learning and networks, with particular emphasis on their applications in health care. He will discuss special interest topics such as GPT, brain-computer interfaces, emergent properties, AI bias, and the concept of singularity; present and future impact of AI on health care systems, patients and providers; and finally he will discuss the moral implications of AI and the role of future regulations and compliance. The application of AI in multidisciplinary health care practice will be considered. The application of AI in multidisciplinary health care practice will be considered.

How does the health care executive stay on top of the science and make knowledgeable decisions? Or do we just let AI take over the world? Might your new doctor be an AI Hologram?

Berkowitz has over 30 years of experience in health care management and consulting. He specializes in clinical/operational performance improvement and preparedness for health care systems, and in strategic leadership development for administrators, physicians and trustees. He speaks on artificial intelligence, strategic planning, physician enterprise, quality management, provider resilience and trustee education.

Previously, Berkowitz was the chief physician executive for Northern Light Health in Bangor, Maine. For 12 years he was the division chief medical officer of St. David’s Healthcare, a six-hospital system in Austin, Texas. Berkowitz in 2014 was appointed chairman of the board of the Texas Institute for Healthcare Quality and Efficiency. He has served on the boards of the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, Texas Hospital Association, Texas Association for Healthcare Quality and Texas Healthcare Information Council.

This year's keynote speakers are sponsored by AmeriHealth Caritas of Ohio