Wednesday, Feb. 20 - Pre-Conference

8 a.m.-6 p.m.

2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Rural Health Care Workshop*

1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
ACHE Face-to-Face Panels (2)*

*Additional registration fee applies.

Thursday, Feb. 21 - Main Conference Day 1

7 a.m.-7 p.m

7-8 a.m.
Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

8-9:30 a.m.
Opening General Session

THA President and CEO Speech
Ted Shaw, president and CEO, Texas Hospital Association, Austin

Building a Culture of Innovation the Amazon Way
John Rossman, former Amazon executive, expert on digital disruption, innovation and IoT, and author, California

Leaders at Amazon expect and require innovation and invention from their teams. They are externally aware and look for new ideas everywhere. Amazon has a thrilling power to innovate that few other organizations have matched. Former Amazon executive turned business consultant John Rossman shows how it is not one single individual that drives innovation and dreams up new technology, but a well thought out and preserved culture.

9:30-10:15 a.m.
Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall and Innovation Spotlight

10:15-11:15 a.m.
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • State Legislative Update
  • Having the Difficult Conversations Around Cybersecurity
  • Addressing Early Burnout in the Millennial Era
  • Hospital Strategies to Address Human Trafficking
  • Administering Medication Assisted Treatment in Hospitals

11:20 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Earl M. Collier Award Luncheon
We encourage all attendees, sponsors, representatives and guests to join us as we celebrate one of health care’s leaders. Enjoy the luncheon’s ample networking time and delicious food as you mix and mingle with executives and hospitals leaders throughout the state. Help us honor the recipient of the Earl M. Collier award over great food with great company and fellowship.

AHA President and CEO Speech
Rick Pollack, president and CEO, American Hospital Association, Chicago

THA Chairman Speech
Sally A. Hurt-Deitch, RN, FACHE, CEO, The Hospitals of Providence, El Paso

12:45-1:45 p.m.
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • Medicaid 1115 Waiver Update
  • Leadership Fellows Program Capstone Presentations
  • Health Disparities: Knowing Your Vulnerable Communities
  • Health Information, Technology and Clinical Delivery
  • Legal Hot Topics in Health Care

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.
Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall and Innovation Spotlight

2:30-3:30 p.m.
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • State Legislative Update (Repeat Session)
  • Transitioning from Volume to Value in Texas Medicaid
  • Creating a Leadership Pipeline
  • Implementing Senate Bill 11
  • Emergency Preparedness to No-Notice and Mass Violence Events

3:35-5 p.m.
General Session — Political Debate
Moderated by Evan Smith, CEO and co-founder, The Texas Tribune, Austin

5-6:30 p.m.
THA Game Night Reception
Try your luck at blackjack and take a moment to unwind with your colleagues at THA Game Night. Enjoy food, drinks, music and especially the camaraderie.

Friday, Feb. 22 - Main Conference Day 2

7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

7:30-8:45 a.m.
Horace Cardwell ACHE Affiliates Breakfast*
*Invitation only
David Olson, FACHE, senior vice president of external relations and chief strategy officer, Froedtert Health, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

7:30-9 a.m.
Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall and Innovation Spotlight Breakfast

9-10:30 a.m.
How Retail Can Enhance Management of Population Health: 3 Targets and 4 Tools
Troy Brennan, M.D., executive vice president and chief medical officer, CVS Health

Brennan addresses a new paradigm for population health management that complements traditional primary care with digital engagement and face-to-face care management at retail pharmacies and walk-in clinics. By giving patients greater access to convenient care, this new approach can relieve the pressure on individual physicians to manage complex, chronic diseases while ensuring a patient’s entire care team is fully informed at all times about a patient’s condition and progress. This new paradigm for supporting at-risk providers is focused on reducing costs by improving the quality of care, especially for the millions of Americans who suffer from chronic conditions.

10:30-11 a.m.
Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Closing Luncheon — High Performing Resilience
Bonnie St. John, Paralympic ski medalist, Fortune 500 business consultant, Rhodes Scholar, former White House official and bestselling author

How do we continue to tap into new sources of energy for the innovations, insights and initiatives we need to compete as the pace of today’s global workplace continues to accelerate? Bonnie St. John addresses these challenges by guiding attendees through a series of practical exercises and techniques to enhance the capacity to offset the negative effects of stress, increase resilience and play to win. The speaker’s authentic life experiences along with rigorously tested concepts will clearly pave the way for breakthrough performance in your organization.

12:30 p.m.