Carow Consulting knows how important keeping current with industry trends and healthcare best practice guidelines is in developing and maintaining high performance. Listed here are conferences and events that may be of interest to you or your colleagues.

American College of Healthcare Executives Events
Healthcare Financial Management Association Events
The Forum for Healthcare Strategists/Healthcare Strategy Institute Events
Society for Healthcare Strategy and Business Development Events
National Quality Forum Events
American Health Information Management Association Events
Health Information and Management Systems Society Events
Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council Events
Chicago Healthcare Executives Forum Events


American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
2014 Congress on Healthcare Leadership Annual Conference
Chicago, Illinois • Hyatt Regency Chicago • March 24-27, 2014

ACHE’s annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership is one of the largest gatherings of healthcare leaders with more than 100 seminars, general sessions and other events with topics ranging from clinical quality and patient safety, integration technology, physician integration, economic challenges and environmental sustainability.

ACHE • Cluster Events
Topic and Meeting Dates vary by different locations in the country

The Cluster events are regional meetings that cover topics from management, teams and partnerships; strategy; quality and throughput; physician engagement; and health care reform.

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Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
2013 Annual National Institute (ANI)
ORLANDO, FLORIDA • Orange County Convention Center • June 16-19, 2013

The ANI features over 75 educational sessions with practical financial management solutions targeted at member needs and case studies, along with tools from hospitals across the country. Attendance typically exceeds 2000+, and provides networking opportunities for healthcare finance managers.

HFMA • Chapter/Cluster Events
Topic and Meeting Dates vary by different locations in the country

Seminar Clusters are one or two day programs held in the fall and spring in different locations around the country. These events cover topics such as Financial Management/Reimbursement, Revenue Cycle, and Managed Care Operations and Processes.

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Forum for Healthcare Strategists/Healthcare Strategy Institute –
topics vary by Location

The Forum schedules four major conferences per year covering physician strategy, hospital and physician relations, healthcare marketing strategies, and internet topics for Marketing, Business Development, Physician Practice, and Public Relations executives. They also offer numerous webinars for on-going educational opportunities.

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Chicago, IL • Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers • September 29 - October 2, 2013

The annual conference covers healthcare strategy trends, issues, and best practices. There will be over 60 concurrent sessions, 4 general sessions, and 10 optional workshops exploring quality and patient satisfaction, marketing, innovative new media, physician relations, economic challenges, and health reform. This conference is for communications, marketing, physician relations, planning, and public relations professionals..

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National Quality Forum (NQF)
2014 Annual Conference
Location TBD • April 2014

The conference focuses on strategies to improve the health of individuals and populations within their communities through changing payment models, emerging health information technology, and the use performance measurement and collaboration among multi-stakeholders to improve community health.

Topic and Meeting Dates vary by different locations in the country

The NQF regional meetings address topics such as quality, patient safety, outcomes, emergency care, reporting, role of HIT, and care coordination.

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American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
2013 Annual Conference • Atlanta, GA • Georgia World Congress Center • OCTOBER 26-30, 2013

The AHIMA local meetngs provide educational sessions related to ICD-10 coding, RAC, data analytics, privacy, and security.

Topic and Meeting Dates vary by different locations in the country

Offer a combination of webinars, local meetings, and audio seminars related to ICD-10 coding, RAC, HIPPA, and HACs and never events.

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health information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Orlando, FL • february 23-27, 2014

Annual conference provides educational and networking opportunities offering the latest in information technology, patient safety and quality, regulatory compliance, and business practices.

Topic and Meeting Dates vary by different locations in the country

HIMSS regional conferences and events present educational and networking opportunities for health information managers.

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Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC)

MCHC hosts nearly 100 seminars and educational programs each year for nurses, administrators, physicians and volunteers, covering topics as diverse as accreditation standards, supervisory skills, recruitment and reengineering.

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Chicago Health Care Executives Forum (CHEF)

CHEF is the largest chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives. They offer education and networking events for executives in the Chicago area that include – professional development, information management, quality improvement, financial performance, physician integration, and strategic marketing.

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