Nearly 200 healthcare leaders, academicians, and graduate students attended the CAHME panel discussion and reception on June 12 to mark the fiftieth anniversary of CAHME’s founding. A 90-minute panel discussion—Getting to 100: Preparing Healthcare Leaders for the Next 50 Years—featured half a dozen national healthcare leaders in the provider, education, technology, and insurance sectors sharing their views on what lies ahead for healthcare and how CAHME-accredited programs can drive the changes needed to ensure future leaders in healthcare have the skills to meet healthcare needs of the future.
I am deeply grateful to our panelists:
- Virginia Calega, MD, vice president, Medical Management and Policy for Independence Blue Cross;
- Joseph Gasque, chief marketing officer, US & Canada Region, GE Healthcare;
- Gerald Glandon, PhD, president & CEO of the Association of University Programs in Healthcare Administration;
- Carla Smith, FHIMSS, executive vice president of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society;
- Rulon Stacey, PhD, FACHE, managing director for Navigant; and
- Christine Winn, FACHE, senior vice president, MD Anderson Cooper Cancer Institute.
Each shared unique insights with the audience, touching on themes such as the impact of artificial intelligence on medical diagnosis and treatment, the importance of leaders being self-aware, innovation in payment models, and the monumental changes in demographics (such as aging populations and greater urbanization) both in the United States and around the world. I was especially pleased to hear a common thread among the panelists, as articulated by Navigant’s Rulon Stacey: accreditation matters, now and in the future.
With the support of St. Louis University College for Public Health & Social Justice Department of Health Management and Policy, CAHME will produce a white paper summarizing the panelists’ comments. And GE Healthcare sponsored a short video from the event and a longer, in-depth look at the competencies needed for future leaders. Look for both items later this summer. In the meantime, my thanks to those who attended, our many sponsors, and our colleagues at the AUPHA who allowed CAHME to coordinate our 50th anniversary celebration with its annual meeting in Philadelphia.
President & CEO