Just like we did last year with our inaugural CFO Exchange, which we repeated last month in Kiawah Island, SC, we'll break out the most interesting and salient points our guests make about the many changes the healthcare business is undergoing right now.
Producing such an event is no small undertaking.
Healthcare CEOs are some of the busiest executives in the world right now as they look to fundamentally reshape the way their organizations do business in the coming years. Many have likened the transformation to having one foot on the dock and the other in a boat with a racing engine, but that analogy doesn't even begin to illuminate the changes through which these people will have to lead their organizations in the coming decade.
Last year, in one session with the CFOs, we focused on the new era of cost control outside of traditional areas such as the supply chain and physician preference. Panelists talked about the cost drivers in their hospitals and health systems, the cost reduction strategies in which they are finding the most success, and the relationship between clinical quality and cost reduction.