06/18/2019 (The Nashville Voice) — VITAL2019 is the premier event for hospital and health system leaders nationwide to discuss pivotal issues that impact their vulnerable patients and communities, held in Miami, FL, from June 19-21. Last year, more than 300 presidents, CEOs, chief financial officers, chief medical officers, directors, and others attended the conference.
At this year’s conference, Nashville General Hospital Chief Executive Officer Joseph Webb, D.Sc., FACHE along with Eric Stephens, Chief Analytics Officer and Dorothy Bennett, Chief of Ambulatory Services, will share the hospital’s innovative approach to patient care and integrated care delivery systems.
The Nashville General Hospital trio will present on Thursday, June 20, as part of the conference’s ‘Innovations in Healthcare’ track. The session will discuss how the hospital used the patient-centered medical home model – informed by the Chronic Care Model (CCM), an evidence-based framework that has been widely adopted as an effective approach to implementing integrated, patient-centered care delivery systems – to employ a rigorous and systematic process of care delivery to a diverse set of patients.
“We are excited about the opportunity to show the world how we’ve been able to serve a diverse patient mix at Nashville General Hospital,” Webb said. “For the past few years, we have shifted our approach from the reactive nature of acute care to an emphasis on prevention, wellness, and disease management. This approach has proven successful, and we look forward to sharing our model on a national stage.”
VITAL is the only national conference that brings together leading essential hospitals and systems to share best practices for care delivery, innovation, and equity. Nashville General Hospital is among 31 presenters selected to explore key issues, including behavioral and population health, hospital financing, patient safety, and quality improvement. Every year, VITAL selects the most inventive healthcare providers to share best practices with top essential hospital and health system administrators across the country.
America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, that hosts the annual VITAL conference.
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