Day Two of the HDG National Summit Underway
February 2, 2012

Day Two of the HDG National Summit Underway

Welcome to day two of the Health Dimensions Group National Summit! Last night, Summit attendees enjoyed themselves at a welcome reception. Please click here to see a video of the fun had by event participants and sponsors. The sponsors featured in the video include: Gold Sponsors Stanley Healthcare Solutions, IT Solved – VCPI; Silver Sponsors American HealthTech, McKesson, A’viands, PointClickCare, Clinical Resources LLC, A F P I; and Bronze Sponsors SmartLinx Solutions, HealthMEDX, SCA/Tena, Welsh and Select Rehabilitation. For additional sponsor information, please click here.

Today, the Summit began with a breakfast with sponsors, a warm welcome from Craig Abbott, CEO of Health Dimensions Group (HDG) and a keynote presentation by Kathleen Griffin, National Director of Post Acute and Senior Services at HDG. Her presentation included information about the acute and post-acute continuum, and how to drive success in a post-reform world.

The day continued with refreshments and a break with the event sponsors, followed by a presentation by Neal Peyser, Senior Vice President of Consulting at HDG.  The afternoon included a panel session about Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). This discussion was led by Preston Gee, Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Marketing at Trinity Health, Terry Carroll, Senior Vice President for Transformation and CIO of Fairview Health Services, and John DiCola, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Catholic Health Initiatives. Then the participants were provided an option to learn about one of several topics over a “lunch and learn” session, followed by an afternoon and evening of activities and dinner.

Tomorrow will also be an exciting information-filled day, including presentations and panel discussions led by Doug Busch, David Classen, Ken Coburn, Janet Tomcavage, Robert Palmer, Mark Enger and Audrey Weiner. Check back here for recaps throughout the conference. If you are joining us live at the event, please share your experience on Twitter by clicking here and using hashtag #hdgsummit.

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