Service line symposium focuses on value

This year’s Cardiovascular Service Line Symposium will provide attendees with tried-and-true examples of service line programs from a diverse group of healthcare professionals. “We no longer are talking about the theory of what will happen,” Suzette Jaskie, president and CEO of MedAxiom Consulting, told Cardiovascular Business. “We are trying to give people tangible, walk-away things that they can take home to programs they can implement.”

MedAxiom’s annual Cardiovascular Service Line Symposium will be held June 12-14 in Atlanta. The program will feature 28 speakers in sessions that address clinical, financial and management aspects of the cardiovascular service line. Jaskie and Joel Sauer, vice president of MedAxiom Consulting, will kick off the event with a preconference talk, “The Nuts and Bolts of Integration & Service Line Development.”

The symposium will focus on creating value, Jaskie said, with presentations from physician leaders, health system and hospital executives, consultants and others. Programs will feature strategies for developing and implementing a horizontal, patient-centered approach to cardiovascular care as well as collaborative programs that bridge the chasm between cardiology and other departments.

Speakers are encouraged to share not only success stories but also lessons learned from mistakes. Presentations, which will be available to attendees after each session, will include a solution side, Jaskie said. In this period of flux under healthcare reform, the goal is to provide attendees with the tools they need to move forward and thrive.

“I hope the people there will be inspired to start into action and create value,” Jaskie said.

The symposium is co-sponsored by Cardiovascular Business and the American College of Cardiology. For more information, click here.