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Spring 2018
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President's Message
Message from Our ACHE Regent
Welcome Our Newest Members of SOHL!
Check Out ACHE’s Enhanced Executive Coaching Directory
ACHE Senior Executive Program
ACHE Executive Program
Board of Governors Exam Fee Waiver Campaign: March 1–June 30
ACHE’s Leader-to-Leader Program
ACHE Member Communities Enhance Membership Experience
2018 Fund for Healthcare Leadership
6 Key Healthcare Trends to Watch in 2018
CIOs Rank Most Overhyped IT Innovations
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Chapter Officers

Officers


Regent (California - Southern)
Ellen Zaman, FACHE
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

 

President
Darrell Atkin
Darrell Atkin Associates

 

President Elect
Dasha Dahdouh
Rady Children’s Hospital / County of San Diego

 

Immediate Past President
Nia Price
California Baptist University


Secretary
Spshelle Rutledge 
National University


Co-Treasurer
Amy Kasahara 
UC San Diego Health

 

Co-Treasurer
Howard Salmon
nThrive

 

Board of Directors


Membership Co-Chair
Angela Rivera
CTG HealthCare Solutions


Membership Co-Chair
Allison Noel
ECG Management Consultants


Programs Co-Chair
Jared Vogt
Rady Children’s Hospital


Programs Co-Chair
Jennifer Arevalo
Retrophin


Marketing Co-Chair
Shawn Amirhoushmand
Generations Healthcare-Friendship Manor Nursing


Marketing Co-Chair
Michelle Martin
Casa Palmera Treatment Center


Career Development Co-Chair
Andrea Gonzalez
Scripps Health


Career Development Co-Chair
Edwin Kofler
UC San Diego School of Medicine


Volunteer Coordinator
Vicki Shumulinsky
West Health


Sponsorship
Barbara Gerber
Devon Hill Associates, LLC


Imperial County Liaison
Shiloh Williams
El Centro Regional Medical Center


Military Liaison
Jose PonCevega
Naval Medical Center San Diego


VA Liaison
Sara Bass
VA San Diego Healthcare System


Subcommittee Members


Diversity Council
Melody Schiaffino
San Diego State University


Annual Conference
Johan Otter
Scripps Health


Annual Conference
Michael Van Gorder
Rady Children’s Hospital


Newsletter
Michael De Castro
ECG Management Consultants


Social Media
Alice Dang
Scripps Health


Mentoring
Sarah Bass
VA San Diego Healthcare System


Mentoring
Ada Clark
VA San Diego Healthcare System


Early Careerist Network
Melinda Hudson
UC San Diego Health


Early Careerist Network
Amy Shackleford
UC San Diego


Executive Program
Steve Martin
TRICARE Regional Office


Executive Program
Nora Bota
County of San Diego


Advancement Study Group
Jose PonCevega
Naval Medical Center San Diego


Advancement Study Group
Edwin Kofler
UC San Diego School of Medicine


Graduate Program Council, San Diego State University
Brandy Lipton
San Diego State University


Graduate Program Council, UC San Diego
Robert Kaplan
UC San Diego School of Medicine


Graduate Program Council, National University
Peggy Ranke
National University


Student Liaison, San Diego State University
Jennifer Reyes


Student Liaison, UC San Diego
Bobbi Rossiter


Student Liaison, National University
Marie Lea


Graduate Student Initiative, San Diego State University
Caitlin Cole

 

College Bowl
Peggy Ranke
National University


Senior Advisors Council
Mary Parra
Neighborhood Healthcare

Mark Campbell
TRICARE Regional Office – West


Members-At-Large
Alice Dang
Scripps Health

Aaron Byzak
Galvanized Strategies

Chisun Chun
Rady Children's Hospital


Legal Counsel
David Balfour
DiCaro, Coppo & Popcke


Website Manager
Carol Cannizzo
IKOR International

6 Key Healthcare Trends to Watch in 2018

At the start of 2018, the healthcare industry is on the cusp of more significant change, according to a recent Health Affairs Blog post. Highlighted below are six trends to be on the lookout for.

Insurance Market Stability, With Some Exceptions

The healthcare reform strategy of Republicans going forward will likely be to focus on the states, granting them waivers to experiment with insurance programs and expand Medicaid coverage. That said, healthcare leaders are viewing 2018 as a year of greater insurance market stability. On the other hand, bad debt continues to climb, which means some healthcare leaders still face major financial threats.

Renewed Focus on Value-Based Care

CMS will likely continue to ramp up the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 that incents clinicians to take risks with alternative payment models. Private sector actions also appear to be expanding and accelerating the value-based payment movement, disrupting the status quo.

Continued Rise of Consumerism

To ultimately succeed, health leaders realize that they need to, above all else, excel at attracting and engaging patients, families, caregivers, and consumers. More and more, providers will work with patients, families and caregivers to develop approaches to more actively manage their health and healthcare.

Embracing Standardization and Waste Reduction

Healthcare leaders have a larger and more urgent financial imperative to identify and isolate wasteful practices, cost outliers and the root causes for inefficiencies. These efforts will rely heavily on having accurate and actionable data and analytics.

Increased Drug Market Competition

Congress and the FDA will continue to explore new initiatives designed to unleash more competition that can moderate drug price trends. Efforts could include developing more generics where competition is lacking, streamlining the generic drug approval process, eliminating loopholes that prevent the introduction of competitor drugs and promoting biosimilars.

Data Warehouse Growth and Strides in Interoperability

While providers wait for new interoperability provisions, they continue to build data warehouse systems, enhance data analytics, and train their workforce on IT-related competencies.

—Adapted from “What To Watch In Health Care In 2018: Six Key Trends,” by Susan DeVore, Health Affairs Blog, Jan. 29, 2018. 

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