2017 General Sessions
Healthcare Economic Perspective: Update or New Deal?

With the leadership change in Washington, the healthcare industry is facing a new political environment that promises significant transformation. Hear a current assessment of the economic environment facing the healthcare industry and where it finds itself in the new “normal”. Andy Bressler is a regular participant at local and national HFMA meetings. He brings his unique blend of knowledge and analysis with his sense of calm and humor honed by the experience he has in an industry that has been the subject of ongoing change.

You Will Learn:

  • The most up to date information on the political and individual initiatives influencing the economics of the healthcare industry
  • The impact of impending legislative and regulatory changes on hospitals, physicians and health plans
  • Plans to succeed in this new environment

Andy BresslerAndy Bressler, CFA

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research
Managing Director




General Session
Views from National HFMA

Healthcare finance professionals today face considerable challenges, from new payment models to innovation to consumerism. Rather than looking at such challenges as obstacles, healthcare leaders can choose to view them as opportunities to learn, grow, and leverage their skills to improve the health of their communities. To that end, this presentation will focus on current challenges and the opportunities they offer to truly thrive—on the personal, professional, and organizational level.

You Will Learn:

  • Current challenges and opportunities facing healthcare finance professionals and other healthcare leaders
  • HFMA resources to support healthcare stakeholders in their efforts to meet challenges and take advantage of opportunities
  • How a commitment to thrive can help individuals meet their personal and professional goals

Carol A. FriesenCarol A. Friesen, FHFMA

National Chair-Elect




General Session (Closing CEO Panel)
The Age of Health Care Innovation in the New Political Environment

An opportunity to hear directly from major New England healthcare leaders as their organizations deal with disruptive business models, a changing political environment, the transition to quality-based payment systems, and greater reliance on analytics. Innovative and unproven strategies now are becoming scrutinized with the change in political leadership. This panel discussion provides an opportunity to understand the most current strategic considerations.

You Will Learn:

  • How the change in political leadership has affected payer and provider strategies
  • Is the change to quality-based performance payment system accelerated or slowed due to the new political environment?
  • What are the major tactical and strategic challenges for providers and payers?
Stephen Allegretto


David Howes


John Rodis




Stephen Allegretto, CPA, MPH

Yale New Haven Health System
Vice President Financial Planning

Dr. David Howes

Martin’s Point
Health Care

President and CEO

Dr. John Rodis

Saint Francis Hospital
and Medical Center


Dr. Steven Strongwater

Atrius Health
President and CEO



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