American College of Healthcare Executives
Chapter Quarterly E-newsletter Spring 2010
In This Issue

ACHE of Central Florida January Event (Category II)
Message from the President - Winter 2010
Upcoming Events
News and FYI
Join the ACHE Official Group on LinkedIn
Earn 1.5 ACHE Category I education credits
Ensure delivery of Chapter E-newsletter (Disclaimer)


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Links

ACHE Home Page
ACHE Career Resources
HFMA Florida Chapter (Healthcare Financial Management Association)
FHA (Florida Hospital Association)
HIMSS (Health Information Management Systems Society)
Central Florida Message Board


Chapter Officers

President
Keith Lundquist, FACHE

Immediate Past President (also serving as Programs Chair)
Ken Peach, FACHE

Vice President
Lonnie Cahoon

Secretary/Treasurer
Karl Hodges, FACHE

Board Members
Daniel C. Honerbrink, FACHE
Brian Hudson
Robert (Bobby) McCullough
Timothy P. Menton, FACHE
Sandra L. Randolph, FACHE (also serving as Membership Chair)
Jan Moysey, Communications Chair

News and FYI

Government Health IT reports the Federal Communications Commission released its U. S. Broadband connection plan with important recommendations affecting healthcare delivery. According to Government Health IT, one example from the healthcare chapter in the plan is "...the FCC plan expressly supports changes to reimbursement methods so that health care providers will be assured of getting paid for conducting electronic health services."

Government Health IT further reports:

"The Federal Communications Commission formally adopted and forwarded to Congress a plan to significantly upgrade U.S. broadband connections that could greatly boost the adoption rate of health IT."

"The FCC’s health care recommendations are collected under four titles:

-- Create appropriate incentives for e-care utilization;

-- Modernize regulation to enable health IT adoption;

-- Unlock the value of data (which includes interoperability standards and patient access to electronic health care data);

-- Ensure sufficient connectivity for health care delivery locations."

Read more at Government Health IT "FCC broadband plan targets e-health expansion"

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REGISTER NOW!
You are invited to attend the Category I (ACHE education) event in Orlando on March 30.  Join your fellow members to network, enjoy food, earn credit and learn from fellow professionals.

Topic: Sustaining a Financially Vibrant Healthcare Organization

Date:    March 30, 2010

Time:    6:00 P.M. Networking
            6:30 P.M. Dinner
            7:00-8:30  Program

Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 6850 Westbrook Blvd., Orlando, FL  32821 (near Sea World, I-4, FL Turnpike, and the Beachline)

Panelists: 
         *   Bob Snyder, COO, South Seminole Hospital
         *   Judy Killebrew, COO, Holmes Regional Medical Center
         *   Daniel Honerbrink, FACHE, CEO, Hampton aDel Healthcare Solutions

Moderator:   Ken Peach, FACHE, Future Vision Group

Cost:  $25 for students, $30 for members, $35 for nonmembers

*Those in attendance will receive 1.5 Category I credit hours. 

To Register Contact: Ann Corniel (407-303-1410, ann.corniel@flhosp.org) or Ken Peach (407-451-7330, futurevisiongroup@juno.com)



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