Conference Summaries

These summaries are part of our INDUSTRY INSIDE EDGE series.

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The future was on the minds of CEOs and other health-system leaders from Scottsdale Institute member organizations as they tackled consumerism, digital health and even the politics of healthcare at the 2019 SI Annual Conference April 10-12 at the Camelback Inn in Scottsdale, Ariz. SI’s 26th Annual Conference “Consumer-Centric...
Health systems must take the lead in managing the financial risk of care delivery - not wait for government - was a key message from Scottsdale Institute's 2018 Annual Conference "Pushing Past the Payment Barrier: From Innovation to Transformation of Healthcare" in Scottsdale, Arizona. To achieve that goal they...
SI members are blazing new trails in the uncertain environment of population health and accountable care. That was the message from SI’s 24th Annual Conference “Innovation for Value-Based Care” in Scottsdale, Ariz. Discussions, presentations and audience interaction at the Camelback Inn demonstrated that innovation and transformation are more than marketing slogans at leading health systems—they are...
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Scottsdale Institute’s 23rd Annual Conference pulsed with new energy this year. One of our largest and broadest turnouts of members gathered to discuss a key challenge of the era: “Managing Health and Care across the Continuum.” The lively discussion at Scottsdale’s Camelback Inn among CEOs, physician executives and other...

SI 2015 Fall Forum Summary

Scottsdale Institute’s Annual Fall Forum, “Connected Care and Connected Communities,” held Oct. 29-30, 2015 at Seton Healthcare Family/Ascension Health in Austin, Texas, might have been subtitled “A Tale of Convergence,” as providers and payers increasingly converge in the shift to value-based care. Of course, the move to risk-based contracts...
As the desert heat hit the century mark for the first time this spring, Scottsdale Institute’s 22nd Annual Spring Conference also sizzled with innovation inside the Camelback Inn’s cool Peace Pipe Room, where health leaders focused on sharing creative ways to navigate healthcare’s ongoing transformation to new models of...

SI 2014 Fall Forum Summary

Scottsdale Institute’s Annual Fall Forum, “Innovations for Improving Health and Care,” held Oct. 23-24, 2014 at the Florida Hospital Nicholson Center, Celebration, Fla., lived up to its billing as a forum to share cutting-edge initiatives, strategies and ideas for transforming the 21st century healthcare landscape. The Fall Forum sparked...
Scottsdale Institute’s third decade began auspiciously with our 21st Spring Conference at the Camelback Inn. More than 120 energized executives from SI member organizations and sponsors gathered to address the issue of the day: how do we move from a volume-based, fee-for-service world to one focused on value, patient-centered...

SI 2013 Fall Forum Summary

Scottsdale Institute’s Annual Fall Forum, “Creating the Comprehensive Patient Experience,” held Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2013 at the Luxe Hotel Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, reinvigorated the IT-and-value discussion with a new focus on the patient for executive and clinician attendees. The Fall Forum was one of our most...

SI 2013 Spring Conference Summary

“Moving from Volume to Value” In a fitting yet bittersweet tribute we celebrated Scottsdale Institute’s 20th Anniversary at our annual spring conference while fondly remembering SI Founder Stan Nelson, who passed away last August. A record turnout of 150 attendees from SI member organizations and sponsors gathered at the...

SI 2012 Fall Forum Summary

“Creating Value through Meaningful Use 2.0," hosted by Memorial Hermann Healthcare, Houston. Scottsdale Institute’s Annual Fall Forum, held October 25-26, 2012, at the Westin Houston Memorial City, matched our loftiest expectations, from the high number of attendees—100 executives and clinicians from SI member organizations and sponsors—to the...

SI 2012 Spring Conference Summary

"Healthcare Leaders Embrace Reform 2012" Hosting a great annual conference is one way for a nearly 20-year-old organization to get better every year and that’s exactly what we achieved at Scottsdale Institute’s Spring 2012 Conference, which extended and deepened our discussion of how to excel in patient care and...

SI 2011 Fall Forum Summary

“Becoming Accountable In Healthcare,” hosted by St. Vincent Health/Ascension Health, Indianapolis. Scottsdale Institute’s Annual Fall Forum, held October 6 – 7, 2011, at the brand-new JW Marriott in Indianapolis, brought us to a large faith-based health system that is focused on mission as it moves forward like...

SI 2011 Spring Conference Summary

"Healthcare Leaders Embrace Reform 2011" Reflecting the unfolding nature of healthcare reform, Scottsdale Institute’s Spring 2011 Conference advanced last year’s theme. We have a lot to talk about after a year into reform, and our speakers did not disappoint the 100 attendees from SI member organizations and sponsors at the Camelback...

SI 2010 Fall Forum Summary

"Enabling Best Practice Care", hosted by Intermountain Healthcare. Scottsdale Institute’s Annual Fall Forum, held September 30–October 2, 2010, at the stunning Snowbird Conference Center in Snowbird, Utah, literally brought us home to one of America’s pioneer health systems. SI Chairman Stan Nelson introduced Charles Sorenson, MD, CEO...

SI 2010 Spring Conference Summary

Given the touch-and-go prospects for healthcare reform during the months planning Scottsdale Institute’s Spring 2010 Conference, our topic “Healthcare Leaders Embrace Reform” was a big gamble. But what a payoff. From the first executive session to the final town hall, the seventeenth annual SI conference was unabashedly the best ever...

SI 2009 Fall Forum Summary

"Healthcare Reform and Achieving Meaningful Use: The Pivotal Role of Clinical Business Intelligence" Texas Health Resources hosted the Scottsdale Institute Fall 2009 Forum September 24-25 at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel in downtown Fort Worth, Texas. Given the national imperatives of meaningful use and health reform as well as the increasing need for business...

SI 2009 Spring Conference Summary

There might be some irony in the fact that Scottsdale Institute’s 16th Annual Spring Conference, held April 29 to May 1, 2009, at the Camelback Inn in Scottsdale, Arizona, was titled “IT Business Case, Value and Cost.” Good topics, covered well, as always, but the business-like title belied the...

SI 2008 Fall Forum Summary

"“Realizing the Promise of Healthcare IT” Hosted by Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Members create a call to action Scottsdale Institute’s Annual Fall Conference, held September 25-26 at the brand new Prentice Women’s Hospital at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, blazed a new trail in terms of speakers, content and collegiality. Peter J. McCanna, executive vice president,...

SI 2008 Spring Conference Summary

"IT Enabling Community Care" Scottsdale Institute’s 15th Annual Spring Conference, held April 16-18 at the Camelback Inn, lived up to a vintage year with the best SI gathering ever. More than 115 executives from 30 member organizations joined together to discuss how IT enables community care—and demonstrated that SI member organizations...

SI 2007 Fall Forum Summary

"Consumer-centered Care, Part Two What Consumers Want: Gleanings from SI’s Fall Conference" In keeping with Chairman Stan Nelson’s vision, we maintain a steady-as-you-go approach to thought leadership in the IE report. So, when we say the Fall Conference at Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta was perhaps the best ever in terms of speakers, content, hosts and...

SI 2007 Spring Conference Summary

"Informatics and Technologies Transforming the Delivery of Care" Over 100 attendees representing more than 52 member organizations, sponsors and guests gathered together in blissful spring desert weather at Scottsdale Institute’s 13th Annual Spring Conference held April 25-27 at the Camelback Inn. Leading healthcare executives from across the nation tackled the issue of how...

SI 2006 Fall Forum Summary

"The IT-Quality Link " New York City’s Central Park South in the heart of Manhattan provided an urbane backdrop for Scottsdale Institute’s most successful fall conference yet, hosted by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Sept. 28-29 at the Helmsley Park Lane Hotel. Herb Pardes, MD, president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian, welcomed 120 attendees from more than 50 member organizations and sponsors to...

SI 2006 Spring Conference Summary

"Physician Leadership in Information Technology" Nearly 140 attendees representing more than 52 member organizations, sponsors and guests graced the Camelback Inn April 6-8 at our annual spring conference, which was unmatched in its quality of speakers, presentations, audience participation—and beautiful desert weather. Heavy hitters keynoted general sessions, top industry experts led lively executive breakouts...

SI 2004 Fall Forum Summary

Stan Nelson, Chairman of the Scottsdale Institute, welcomed attendees and thanked John Glaser, CIO, and his Partners HealthCare team for hosting S.I.’s fourth fall conference. Mr. Glaser also welcomed everybody to Partners and Boston, which has an incredible concentration of world-class healthcare facilities. Partners is the largest non-governmental employer in Massachusetts, with 4-million outpatient visits, 160,000 admissions, $1...

SI 2004 Spring Conference Summary

The eleventh annual Scottsdale Institute Spring Conference, “Meeting the Future: The Role of IT and Process Improvement,” was held April 14-16, 2004, at the Camelback Inn in Scottsdale, Ariz. A record attendance of executives from leading healthcare organizations and government agencies provided a veritable Who’s Who of healthcare.

SI 2003 Fall Forum Summary

The Third Annual Scottsdale Institute Fall Conference was held Oct. 16-17, 2003, at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Having our fall conference at a member site like M.D. Anderson has proven to be a popular strategy because 1) it provides a real-world setting for conference presentations and panels,...

SI 2002 Spring Conference Summary

The ninth annual Scottsdale Institute Conference, “From Strategy to Reality—Leading the Cultural Transformation,” was held April 18-20, 2002, at the Camelback Inn in Scottsdale, Arizona. One hundred executives from leading healthcare organizations participated in what turned out to be one of the Institute’s most interactive and dynamic conferences. Sublime weather provided a relaxed backdrop...

SI 2001 Spring Conference Summary

The Scottsdale Institute’s eighth annual Membership Conference was held at the Camelback Inn in Scottsdale, Arizona, April 4-6, 2001. A record number of attendees heard a variety of speakers and topics ranging from Bill Dwyer’s compelling look at how pharmaceuticals and genomics is changing medicine to Don Wegmiller’s...

Conference Events

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2017 The 24th Annual Scottsdale Institute Conference

April 19, 2017 - April 21, 2017

"Innovation for Value-Based Care"

2016 The 23rd Annual Spring Conference

April 19, 2016 - April 22, 2016

“Managing Health and Care Across the Continuum”

2015 Fall Forum

October 28, 2015 - October 30, 2015

"Connected Care and Connected Communities"

2015 The 22nd Annual Spring Conference

April 28, 2015 - May 1, 2015

“Partnerships for New Models of Health”

2014 Fall Forum

October 22, 2014 - October 24, 2014

“Innovations for Improving Health and Care”

2014 The 21st Annual Spring Conference

April 22, 2014 - April 25, 2014

“Moving from Volume to Value”

2013 Fall Forum

October 24, 2013 - October 26, 2013

“Creating the Comprehensive Patient Experience”

The Stan Nelson 20th Annual Spring Conference

April 16, 2013 - April 19, 2013

“Moving from Volume to Value”

2012 Fall Forum

October 24, 2012 - October 26, 2012

“Creating Value through Meaningful Use 2.0”

2012 Spring Conference

April 17, 2012 - April 20, 2012

“Healthcare Leaders Embrace Reform 2012”

2011 Fall Forum

October 5, 2011 - October 7, 2011

“Becoming Accountable in Healthcare”

2011 Spring Conference

April 26, 2011 - April 29, 2011

“Healthcare Leaders Embrace Reform 2011”

2010 Fall Forum

September 29, 2010 - October 1, 2010

“Enabling Best Practice Care”

2010 Spring Conference

April 13, 2010 - April 16, 2010

"Healthcare Leaders Embrace Reform"

2009 Fall Forum

September 23, 2009 - September 25, 2009

“Healthcare Reform and Achieving Meaningful Use: The Pivotal Role of Clinical Business Intelligence”

2009 Spring Conference

April 28, 2009 - May 1, 2009

“IT Business Case, Value and Cost”

2008 Fall Forum

September 24, 2008 - September 26, 2008

“Realizing the Promise of Healthcare IT”

2008 Spring Conference

April 15, 2008 - April 18, 2008

“IT Enabling Community Care”

2007 Fall Forum

September 26, 2007 - September 28, 2007

“Transparency and Interoperability: Connecting to our Consumers”

2007 Spring Conference

April 24, 2007 - April 27, 2007

“Informatics and Technologies Transforming the Delivery of Care”

2006 Fall Forum

September 27, 2006 - September 29, 2006

“The IT – Quality Link”

2006 Spring Conference

April 4, 2006 - April 8, 2006

“Physician Leadership in Information Technology”

2005 Fall Forum

September 14, 2005 - September 16, 2005

“Clinical IT Successes in Community Hospitals: What Works and What Doesn’t”

2005 Spring Conference

April 19, 2005 - April 22, 2005

“Measuring Value from IT Investments”

2005 Winter Conference

February 2, 2005 - February 4, 2005

“Enabling Ambulatory Patient Centered Care”

2004 Fall Forum

September 29, 2004 - October 1, 2004

“Advanced Technologies: Advancing Care”

2004 Spring Conference

April 13, 2004 - April 16, 2004

“Meeting the Future: The Role of IT and Process Improvement”

2003 Fall Forum

October 15, 2003 - October 17, 2003

MD Anderson Cancer Center

2003 Spring Conference

April 2, 2003 - April 5, 2003

“Renovating Healthcare Delivery”

2002 Fall Forum

October 21, 2002 - October 23, 2002

“Enabling Patient Care and Safety: A Look Ahead”

2002 Spring Conference

April 17, 2002 - April 20, 2002

“From Strategy to Reality – Leading the Cultural Transformation”

2002 Winter Conference

March 7, 2002 - March 9, 2002

Yarrow Resort Park City, Utah March 8-9, 2002 Agenda | Presentations  

2001 Fall Forum

October 23, 2001 - October 25, 2001

120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2100 Chicago, Illinois October 24-25, 2001 Agenda | Presentations  

2001 Spring Conference

April 3, 2001 - April 6, 2001

Marriott’s Camelback Inn Scottsdale, Arizona April 4-6, 2001 Agenda | Summary | Presentations