Upcoming Opportunities and the Value of Virtual Events for Healthcare Executives
There are two types of people: those who love conferences and those who loathe them.
As a leader, chances are you find value in the compelling conversation, camaraderie, networking, and synergy that come from engaging with your peers in person. Though we’ve all had to forego face-to-face interaction this year as conferences and meetings have been moved online for social distancing, there’s unexpected value in this shift to virtual. It’s actually a timely trade-off for healthcare executives.
The Value of Virtual During the COVID Crunch
COVID has put considerable constraints on resources. With tight timelines, cost cuts, and travel restrictions, professional development may have slipped off the radar. However, as you are well aware, staying abreast of the latest information and communicating with other healthcare leaders is critical, now more than ever.
Further, despite current circumstances career progression remains a priority for many, so in addition to serving to keep you current, professional development opportunities can bolster your resume and keep you connected. Therefore, this move to virtual conferences, meetings, and informational events offers surprising value during this extraordinary time.
Virtual Healthcare Leadership Conferences 2020
To help you plan, we’ve compiled a list of online professional development opportunities for healthcare leaders and executives through the end of the year. No need for airline tickets, TSA lines, rental cars, or hotel rooms. Instead, grab a cup of coffee and sit back (or multi-task!). Mark your calendar, though, as some of these opportunities are quite soon.
September 14-16, 2020
Navigating a New Reality: Health Care Leaders Confront the Future, A Virtual Conference on COVID-19 from Recovery to Rebuilding. The American Hospital Association’s Leadership Summit was moved from an in-person event, originally slated for July, to this virtual conference “to share lessons learned and plans for the future as the field moves from response through recovery and on to rebuilding . . . The meeting will convene a diverse community of hospital and health systems leaders looking to innovate and strategize for the new era of care delivery post-COVID-19.” The conference will cover strategic planning, clinical innovations, equity in care models, virtual patient experience, burnout, consumer perceptions, communication strategies, and more.
September 22-25, 2020
Providing leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education, and research. The National Rural Health Association’s 21,000 members are a “diverse collection of individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.” The rural health clinic portion of their 2020 virtual conference will cover topics including simplifying rural health clinic compliance, combatting stereotypes, optimizing telehealth with AI, and best practices in mental health and oral health. During the event Cejka Search will be presenting the topic: Transformative Change: Leadership Competencies for the New Normal on Thursday, September 24th at 1pm central daylight time. The hospital portion of the conference will cover COVID updates, legislative updates, rural COVID response, retaining top talent, and thriving after public health crises.
September 30 and October 2, 2020
Achieve a Consumer-Centric Revenue Cycle, A Reimagined Digital Learning Experience. The Healthcare Financial Management Association’s conference features over 20 industry-leading presenters, 3 general sessions, and 11.5 CPE credits. It is limited to revenue cycle and healthcare finance leaders in health system, health plan, physician practice, and hospital settings. The event features topics including best practices in accounts receivable resolutions, trends in consumerism, pricing transparency, patient-friendly communications, and the role of consumerism in a post-COVID world.
October 12-16, 2020
The Year Everything Changed. HLTH “is a community of leaders, innovators, and pioneers of the health industry and span across the entire health ecosystem; payers, providers, employers, investors, startups, pharma, policymakers, and the patient community to discuss the trends and strategies needed to create health’s future.” Their virtual conference promises “no panels, no recycled content, and no fluff.” This year, the HLTH conference intends to inspire lasting change throughout the industry through topics like pushing traditional health system boundaries, impacts of COVID-19, access to affordable and quality care, innovation, technology, diversity, and equity in healthcare.
Virtual conferences can be a savvy, cost-effective, and time-efficient way to stay abreast of the latest developments in healthcare and leadership—even amid the chaotic and demanding atmosphere of the COVID era.
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