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June 22-25

VITAL2021

Our Programming

Virtual VITAL2021 offers an unparalleled program with multiple daily education sessions focused on policy and finance, innovations in health care, executive leadership lessons, and improving population health. Read more about each track and full session descriptions below.


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American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)

Continuing Education

America’s Essential Hospitals is authorized to award preapproved ACHE Qualified Education credit (non-ACHE) for VITAL2021 toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. To apply continuing education hours toward ACHE Qualified Education credit, attendees should indicate their participation in VITAL2021 when applying to the American College of Healthcare Executives. A uniform certificate of attendance will be available within our online conference platform and can also be obtained by contacting events@essentialhospitals.org. We encourage you to use the uniform certificate of attendance to calculate your total number of earned continuing education units (CEUs) and submit to ACHE.


VITAL2021

Schedule at a Glance

For full session descriptions, please see individual track pages below or download the full agenda.

FULL AGENDA

Tuesday, June 22

12–12:15 pm
Welcome and President’s Address

12:15–1 pm
Patient Access Strategies to Foster Growth and Patient Satisfaction

1–1:10 pm
Refresh Break

1:10–1:55 pm
Using Civic Engagement to Improve Health

1:10–1:55 pm
Implementing a Behavioral Health Open-Access Intake Phone Line

1:55–2:25 pm
Coffee and Chat with CEO Bruce Siegel

1:55–2:25 pm
Telehealth-Focused Networking Discussion

2:25–3:10 pm
A Few Minutes with Us—A CEO’s COVID-19 Communications Journey

2:25–3:10 pm
Maternal Medical Home: Innovating to Reduce Maternal Mortality

3:10–3:20 pm
Refresh Break

3:20–4:05 pm
State Perspectives on Current Health Policy

4:10–4:15 pm
Closing Remarks

Wednesday, June 23

12–12:15 pm
Welcome and 2020-2021 Chair’s Address

12:10–12:55 pm
Federal Legislative and Regulatory Update

12:55–1:05 pm
Refresh Break

1:05–1:50 pm
Training and Supporting Community Health Workers

1:05–1:50 pm
Building a Foundation for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

1:50–2:20 pm
Mindful Yoga/Meditation Break

2:20–3:05 pm
Foundations of Essential Hospital Financing

2:20–3:05 pm
Optimizing Flow and Capacity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

3:05–3:15 pm
Refresh Break

3:15–4 pm
Barry R. Freedman Leadership Lecture Keynote
Speaker: Ibram X. Kendi

4:05–4:10 pm
Closing Remarks

Thursday, June 24

12–12:50 pm
Welcome and 2021 Gage Awards Ceremony

12:50–1 pm
Refresh Break

1–1:45 pm
Medicare Funding of Residency Training: New GME Rules in 2021

1–1:45 pm
Creating a Culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

1:45–2:15 pm
Mindful Yoga/Meditation Break

2:15–3 pm
Reaching High-Risk Populations During Epidemics

2:15–3 pm
Staff Wellness and Resiliency

3–3:10 pm
Refresh Break

3:10–3:55 pm
Ingraining Equity into Quality and Safety: A Systemwide Strategy

4–4:05 pm
Closing Remarks

Friday, June 25

12–12:10 pm
Welcome and 2021-2022 Chair’s Address

12:15–1:15 pm
Leadership Lessons: Combating Racism and Creating Inclusive Health Systems

1:15–1:25 pm
Refresh Break

1:25–2:10 pm
Honoring the Most Trusted Profession: Registered Nurses

1:25–2:10 pm
The Diabetes Epidemic: A Comprehensive Patient Care Model

2:10–2:40 pm
Trivia Break

2:10–2:40 pm
340B-Focused Networking Discussion

2:40–3:25 pm
It Takes a Village: Partnering to Provide Pandemic Child Care for Staff

2:40–3:25 pm
Closing the Loop: Electronic Referrals to Address SDOH

3:25–3:35 pm
Refresh Break

3:35–4:20 pm
Acute Hospital Care at Home

4:25–4:30 pm
Closing Remarks

Session Descriptions


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Policy and Finance


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Innovations in Health Care


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Executive Leadership Lessons


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Improving Population Health


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