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Research and Markets: Healthcare Trends in 2011: A Strategic Industry Forecast

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/91a167/healthcare_trends) has announced the addition of the "Healthcare Trends in 2011: A Strategic Industry Forecast - 60-Minute Webinar" audioconference to their offering.

"The conference had excellent handouts and was useful as background knowledge about the state of the healthcare industry and to grasp current and future trouble spots"

Each year, healthcare executives rely on the strategic advice they receive during the annual Healthcare Trends & Forecasts webinar sponsored by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.

This annual, must-attend event provides a first look analysis of the trends and opportunities for healthcare organizations in the coming year. With unprecedented economic conditions continuing to impact the industry and the need to prepare for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, healthcare organizations should be exploring their marketplace for the opportunities that exist.

This year's session, Healthcare Trends in 2011: A Strategic Industry Forecast, a 60-minute webinar now available as a CD-ROM, via On Demand Web access or as a training DVD, features William Shea, partner, health industry consulting for Cognizant Business Consulting and Steven T. Valentine, president, The Camden Group.

Now in its seventh year of providing healthcare executives with a look ahead to help shape strategic plans, this year's 60-minute program covered:

  • How the economy continues to impact the industry and will impact the implementation of reform;
  • How healthcare organizations can prepare for the health reform changes required in 2011;
  • The short and long-term reform ramifications for the coming year;
  • What healthcare opportunities exist;
  • The critical healthcare industry developments to monitor;
  • How physician alignment, close ties to brokers and health plans can benefit provider organizations in the coming year;
  • Positioning for the economic recovery;
Don't miss this year's program for the valuable insight and guidance your organization needs to help position for success in 2011.

You can listen to this program right in your office and enjoy significant savings no travel time or hassle; no hotel expenses. It's so convenient! Invite your staff members to gather around a conference table to listen to the CD, DVD or the On Demand version.

Here's what participants said about previous sessions:

"This conference was very useful from a trends perspective," according to a product marketing manager at Siemens. "The conference had excellent handouts and was useful as background knowledge about the state of the healthcare industry and to grasp current and future trouble spots," according to a senior research analyst with an information solutions company.

"Good overview of industry dynamics," said Robert Mars with Siemens.

"Provided a broad overview of directions that IT and HCPs are taking," said Pamela Garbarino with Columbia Multiservice Market Management Office.

"Good concise overview of challenges, issues, and trends," said one participant.


Presidents/CEOs, CFOs, chief operating officers, vice presidents, medical directors, analysts, business development executives, consultants, directors, executive directors, financial/business managers, marketing executives, principals and strategic planning executives.


Steven T. Valentine Healthcare reform provides two opportunities to bend the spend curve and improve profitability.

Steven T. Valentine, M.P.A., is president of The Camden Group, a national healthcare management consulting company with offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Rochester, N.Y. With more than 30 years of healthcare consulting experience, he has considerable expertise in the areas of strategic planning, business transactions, mergers, hospital-physician relationships, and financial analysis.

Valentine was the issue editor and an early pioneer on hospital turnarounds (topics in HealthCare Financing: Financially Troubled Hospitals). He is a nationally recognized author and speaker on healthcare issues. Valentine is often quoted in Modern Healthcare, Los Angeles Times, and HealthLeaders, as well as other publications. He is frequently invited to present his assessment of the industry trends and its future outlook.

Valentine has directed numerous strategic planning and merger engagements for a wide variety of healthcare organizations. He is a recognized facilitator of hospital board, medical staff, and management retreats and is on the editorial board of two publications and a panel expert on another. Valentine sits on the board and chairs the Audit Committee of HealthCare Partners, Ltd., a MSO with approximately $2.2 billion in revenue. Additionally, Valentine serves on the Program Advisory Board at the USC School of Policy, Planning and Development, serves on the executive committee and chairs the finance committee of partners in Care Foundation, serves on the advisory boards of Alliance Imaging, Inc. and Gerson Lehrman Groups Council of Healthcare Advisors.

Prior to joining The Camden Group, Valentine was an engagement executive in Ernst & Young's Health Care Business Advisory Group. His previous experience included senior positions at Amherst Associates, Pacific Health Resources, National Medical Enterprises, and the Health Systems Agency of San Diego and Imperial Counties. He was selected by California Medicine as one of California's top 100 most influential people in the healthcare field, and he also received a similar honor for Los Angeles County from the Los Angeles Business Journal. Valentine was honored with the USC Health Services Administration Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Award.

Valentine received a Bachelor of Arts from San Diego State University, a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a health services administration certificate from the Ernst & Young Management program with the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.

William Shea - There are two challenges inherent in the emerging trend of patient-centered care that spans the entire continuum of care.

William (Bill) Shea is a partner, health industry consulting at Cognizant Business Consulting and has over twenty years of experience in management consulting, practice development and project management in the health industry - including payer, purchaser and provider markets. He has significant experience in health plan strategy and operations in the areas of medical management, claims management, provider and network management and product development.

Shea's areas of strong domain expertise include regulatory compliance, consumer driven healthcare, disease management, and provider contracting. He is a frequent speaker on these topics at national healthcare conferences.

Prior to joining Cognizant, Shea was a partner in CSCs Health Plan practice, a principal with IBM Global Services Health Industry Consulting Organization, a senior manager with Deloitte & Touche's Integrated Health Group, and a director with the Pacific Business Group on Health.

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/91a167/healthcare_trends

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