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Digestive Health Centers

Date: 3rd February 2016 - 5th February 2016 Location: Chicago - Illinois - USA

A Three-Day National Conference Featuring Real World Case Studies, Research Findings, Organizational Models and Outcomes from Leading Digestive Health Centers and Programs

Drive Excellence, Meet Growing Patient Demand, Keep Market Share and Improve Outcomes in your Digestive Health and Gastroenterology Programs

The aging population, increased rates of cancer screenings, new procedures and other factors, are driving an increase in service volumes. Unlike other service lines, Digestive Health is poised for significant growth across care settings.

Still, hospitals are struggling to capitalize on this opportunity. Payer pressure, rising patient sensitivity around price and access, are shifting GI screenings and diagnostics out of the hospital to lower-cost, higher-throughput sites. Rising patient demand for GI services will only accentuate the effects of this shift over time. Without planning around this shift, hospitals and health systems risk losing critical screening and surgical referrals.

Hospital leaders must adopt new strategies for program growth. This conference designed to provide a strategic framework for developing a best-in-class center or program.

Through industry experience and discussion of best practices, attendees will hear from top service line leaders and innovators, Developing, Operating and Advancing Digestive Health Centers, will deliver sound strategy and business guidance for driving excellence in Digestive Health service line development and management.

Featuring a Tour of the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center’s Digestive Health Institute

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center’s Digestive Health Institute offers a range of expertise. The Institute is a partnership between the Gastroenterology Lab and Colorectal Surgery. Their gastroenterologists and surgeons are committed to quality and innovation in gastrointestinal (GI) diagnosis and treatment.

Their physicians offer a breadth of knowledge and expertise on GI-related conditions, addressing everything from heartburn to gallstones to colorectal cancers.

With timely, accurate diagnoses and advanced treatment methods, patients stay disease-free and get back to their daily routine quickly. Learn why patients your trust in the Digestive Health Institute for their GI care.


3rd February 2016
5th February 2016


Chris Taylor – Content
0044 (0)20 3141 0602


Ivy Boutique Hotel
233 E. Ontario
Chicago, IL 606011 United States

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A conference curriculum consisting of the latest information and processes to succeed in the changing health care environment, including:

  • Examining current and emerging trends in Digestive Health and GI services for patients, providers, and payers
  • New strategies and innovations to ensure Digestive Health program growth
  • Strategies for identifying the right partnership and growth opportuni- ties in a rapidly changing GI market
  • Best practices for identifying and aligning with physician partners and structuring your program to meet physician and patient needs
  • Developing a strategic plan for a best-in-class Digestive Health center or program
  • Differentiating your Digestive Health program from your peers: marketing the benefits of your center for competitive advantage
  • Forecasting inpatient and outpatient Digestive Health volumes
  • Review of emerging clinical technologies
  • Emerging trends and the future of GI reimbursement
  • Examining the latest trends in the Digestive Health market and clinical technologies
  • Building a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary Digestive Health team to bring the most advanced care to each patient
  • Learn how changes in physician payment will drive the value, innovation, and transparency in the delivery of GI care
  • Real world examples, project experiences, clinical scenarios and future advancements

This conference is researched and designed for CEOs, COOs, CMOs, CNOs, Administrators, Chairs, Vice Presidents, Directors and Managers within hospitals, health systems, federal and state agencies. Academic Medical Centers, Teaching Hospitals, and Community Hospitals and allied professionals dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of digestive diseases, including:

  • Gastroenterologists
  • Surgeons
  • Pathologists
  • Oncologists
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Endoscopists
  • Radiologists
  • Hepatologists
  • Radiation oncologists



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American Gastroenterological Association

The American Gastroenterological Association is the trusted voice of the GI community. Founded in 1897, AGA has grown to include more than 16,000 members from around the globe who are involved in all aspects of the science, practice and advancement of gastroenterology.

Website: www.gastro.org

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