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Building off of a successful eight years, the 2017 Nevada Health Care Forum will continue the overwhelming success of last year's Forum event attended by more than 250 healthcare industry executives and government leaders along with more than 30 nationally recognized dynamic presenters including national and local CEOs, legislators and industry experts addressing sweeping changes impacting our healthcare industry, opportunities for improving our national and local healthcare delivery systems, and much more.

The Nevada Chapters of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and Nevada Medical Group Management Association (NVMGMA), in conjunction with the Clark County Medical Society, Case Management Association of Las Vegas, Las Vegas HEALS, Nevada Advanced Practice Nurse Association, Nevada Executive Women in Healthcare, Nevada Health Information Management Association, Nevada Nurses Association, Nevada State Board of Nursing, Nevada Organization of Nurse Leaders, and Washoe County Medical Society, have all come together to organize this Nevada statewide symposium. The event to be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the Enclave - 5810 South Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119.

This year's symposium will focus on a broad range of healthcare topics including the national impact of healthcare reform and evolution on the industry and Nevadans, consumer engagement, startups in healthcare, nursing issues and practice in Nevada, changes in Medicare, Medicaid, employer trends in healthcare, quality and innovation in healthcare, the move towards value-based reimbursement, and more. The program, still in development, will again feature national and state leaders in the healthcare industry.

This event brings together most of Nevada’s healthcare leaders covering a broad section of the industry, including providers and provider executives (physicians, nurses, allied health providers); hospital, post-acute care facility and ancillary care provider executives, academia, employer group and health plan/insurance executives, government officials, students, media and consumers of healthcare.

NVHCF Host Organizations

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 30,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE is known for its prestigious credentialing and educational programs and its annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,000 participants each year. ACHE is also known for its journals, the Journal of Healthcare Management and Frontiers of Health Services Management and its magazine, Healthcare Executive, as well as ground-breaking research and career development and public policy programs. ACHE's publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on all aspects of health services management in addition to textbooks for use in college and university courses. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare leaders by providing exceptional value to its members.

NVMGMA is a recognized affiliate of the national Medical Group Management Association, the oldest and largest organization dedicated to the business of medical practice management. Founded in 1988, the Nevada Medical Group Management Association (NVMGMA) provides educational and networking opportunities to those serving medical practices in a managerial capacity.
The mission of MGMA is to continually improve the performance of medical group practice professionals and the organizations they represent. MGMA serves 21,500 members who lead and manage more than 13,500 organizations in which almost 270,000 physicians practice. In addition to the national MGMA there is an affiliate relationship with the ACMPE - American College of Medical Practice Executives, where healthcare professionals can obtain board certification in their field of medical practice management.
NVMGMA recognizes that trends, challenges and opportunities in the health care industry often differ widely from state to state. Our goal is to provide members with a forum to build stronger business relationships while discussing issues that are relevant to managers all across the state of Nevada.
Educational programs cover such topics as personnel management, communication, marketing, legislation, Medicare, contracting and professional development for managers.

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is the healthcare industry's membership organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded in 1961 with offices in Chicago, Washington D.C., Brussels, and other locations across the United States and Europe, HIMSS represents more than 20,000 individual members and over 300 corporate members that collectively represent organizations employing millions of people. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare public policy and industry practices through its advocacy, educational and professional development initiatives designed to promote information and management systems’ contributions to ensuring quality patient care.

HFMA is the nation's leading membership organization for healthcare financial management executives and leaders. More than 34,000 members, ranging from CFOs to controllers to accountants consider HFMA a respected thought leader on top trends and issues facing the healthcare industry. HFMA members can be found in all areas of the healthcare system including hospitals, managed care organizations, physician practices, accounting firms and insurance companies.
In the chapter, regional, and national level, HFMA helps healthcare finance professionals meet the challenges of the modern healthcare environment by: providing education, analysis, and guidance; building and supporting coalitions with other healthcare associations to ensure accurate representation of the healthcare finance profession; educating a broad spectrum of key industry decision makers on the intricacies and realities of maintaining fiscally healthy healthcare organizations and working with a broad cross-section of stakeholders to improve the healthcare industry by identifying and bridging gaps in knowledge, best practices, and standards.

2017 Nevada Health Care Forum