The 2015 South Texas Women’s Forum is a premier event, providing a forum for like-minded individuals to present, network and share industry related information. The healthcare topics will be timely and meaningful to financial professionals, both female and male. In addition, there will be opportunities to discuss issues relevant to women, the advancement of their careers and the associated challenges.
Sheila Schweitzer, CEO of PatientMatters, will discuss the
following topics during the Women in Leadership session:
Ms. Schweitzer is founder and CEO of PatientMatters, a company focused on assisting healthcare in the management of the patient's obligation.Patient Matters brings its hardened patient engagement methodology and comprehensive technology platform to help hospitals build a world class patient financial experience. Prior to PatientMatters, Ms. Schweitzer was CEO and Chairman of the Board of Caremedic. Under her leadership Caremedic
achieved a lead position in the HCIT revenue cycle market, 2015 Women's Forum Featured Speaker successfully brought to market the first enterprise class revenue management system, the electronic Financial Record (eFR).
Susan Frampton - President, Plantree
For over a decade, Dr. Susan Frampton has been the president of Planetree, a not-for-profit advocacy, consultation, and membership organization that works with a growing network of hospitals and continuing care communities around the world to implement Planetree’s comprehensive patient-centered model of care. She has authored numerous publications, including a series on patient-centered care in The American Journal of Nursing, The International Health Federation Journal, The Patient-Centered Care Improvement Guide, The Long-Term Care Improvement Guide, and Putting Patients First, which won the ACHE Hamilton Book of the Year Award in 2004. Her latest work is The Putting Patients First Field Guide: Global Lessons in Designing and Implementing Patient-Centered Care, a guide to how integrated healthcare systems around the world are operationalizing the fundamental dimensions of a patient-centered culture, including access to information, family involvement, healing environments, employee and physician engagement, and patient advocacy.
In 2013, Frampton was appointed co-chair of the National Priorities Partnership, a collaborative effort of 52 major national organizations working to identify strategies to improve the safety, quality, and patient-centered outcomes of the US healthcare system. Her work with the NPP extends back to 2009, when she was first named a member. In 2011, she served on NPP’s Better Care Subcommittee, which helped shape a set of comprehensive national goals to improve the quality of health and healthcare. She also was co-chair of the NPP (Re)admissions Action Team, which developed and executed strategies to safely reduce avoidable readmissions and increase the uptake of patient-centered, team-based care delivery models. Frampton has also participated on the Joint Commission’s Expert Advisory Panel on culturally competent patient-centered care standards, the National Quality Forum’s Care Coordination Steering Team, and the Institute of Medicine’s review panel for their 2009 publication on integrative medicine.
In addition to speaking internationally on culture change, quality and safety, and the patient experience, Dr. Susan Frampton has presented keynotes on designing patient-centered practices in acute care, continuing care, and ambulatory medicine settings for various hospital associations, the Veterans Health Administration, and the World Health Organization. In 2009, she was named one of “20 People Who Make Healthcare Better” by HealthLeaders magazine.
The Women’s Forum will be a premier event; providing a forum for like-minded women to present, network and share industry related information. The healthcare topics will be timely and meaningful to financial professionals both female & male. In addition, there will be opportunities to discuss issues relevant to women, the advancement of their careers and the challenges associated with such. We are planning for 150 attendees to this event.
Video from the Annual Meeting
Take a look at all the fun we had! Hope to see you there in April 2015!
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Cirius Group, Inc.
Enable Comp, LLC
Healthcare Resource Group, Inc.
Parallon Business Solutions
The SSI Group
Triage Consulting Group
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