In 2013, Centura Health was a four-hospital system in the Denver area on the verge of becoming irrelevant in their market. Solely hospital-centric and expecting people to come to them, they had no ambulatory presence. In search of some fresh ideas and guidance on how to implement change, they engaged Health System Advisors to increase their ambulatory services in the market.
While there is definitely a focus on education at SHSMD Connections 2017, this conference also presents an opening for more than 100 companies from across the country to connect with knowledgeable healthcare professionals and discuss opportunities for partnership. For companies looking to gain visibility, establish vital relationships, and position their products and services in front of healthcare strategy leaders, SHSMD is known as the place make it happen.
By Drake Jarman
Tonight is the last night of SHSMD Connections 2017 and you won’t see your conference friends for a year. What better way to end things on a high note than by taking the karaoke stage at the Block Party at Universal Studios City Walk?
Based in Nashville, TN, often referred to as “Music City,” we at Stratasan love our karaoke. While we may not be nearly as talented as our neighbors in “the biz,” we never miss an opportunity to channel our inner Taylor Swift.
Session Summary: Physician Relations Inside and Out—Launching and Fueling Your Program for the Long Haul
By Sean Conway
The first day of SHSMD Connections 2017 was jam-packed with excellent educational opportunities, just as you would expect. The SHSMD website promises a conference that will equip healthcare professionals with the information and resources needed to face the rapidly evolving future of healthcare, head-on. Day one of the main educational sessions lived up to this commitment.
The “Physician Relations Inside and Out” session was a perfect example of an instructional, learning opportunity created with future growth in mind. Carol Koenecke-Grant of Valley Health System has built a physician relations program from the ground up, using a well-planned strategy. In this session, she shared how to develop a business plan integrating communication best practices, gain ongoing access to physicians, and deliver results.
By Sean Conway
You’ve made it to SHSMD Connections 2017, congrats! While your main goal over the next few days will be to make lasting connections with some of the estimated 1,400+ healthcare professionals on-site and attend as many sessions and keynotes as possible, it’s not a bad idea to plan a few after-hours activities as well. Take advantage of the Orlando nightlife to bond with co-workers or mingle and connect with other SHSMD attendees.
No surprise for a conference with a primary focus on education, SHSMD Connections 2017 kicked off with a couple of day-long intensive sessions. These focused learning programs are designed specifically to develop key skills identified in SHSMD’s Bridging Worlds: The Future Role of the Healthcare Strategist.
The Society of Healthcare Strategy & Market Development (SHSMD) annual conference is the biggest healthcare strategy conference nationwide. As stated on their website, it is “the premier conference for healthcare marketing, public relations and communications, and strategic planning professionals.” Headed into its 21st year, SHSMD Connections 2017 is taking place September 24 - 27 in Orlando, FL.
With an estimated 1,400+ healthcare marketing, public relations and communications, and strategic planning professionals on-site, 60 sessions to choose from, 8 targeted learning tracks, and more than 4 hours worth of keynote sessions, this conference can easily be an enriching experience for attendees, but it can also feel like you’re drinking from a firehose.
By Jason Moore
We are gearing up for The Society of Healthcare Strategy & Market Development’s annual conference (SHSMD Connections 2017). This will be our seventh consecutive year to participate and this year’s conference will be held in Orlando, FL, a city and state that is top of mind for us right now in the wake of Irma.
I've been reflecting back on how far Stratasan’s involvement in this conference has grown since our first year attending. Over time, we have increased in capacity, objectives, and number of participants.
SHSMD has always been the most important annual conference for Stratasan. Not only is it the biggest healthcare strategy conference nationwide, the speaker themes, trainings session topics, and attendees are all inline with our wheelhouse of expertise—healthcare marketing and strategic planning—which makes it the perfect opportunity for us to network and learn.