Posted by: ihfgeneva | November 15, 2013

UHC Annual Conference: IHF Special Interest Group Meeting

UHCThe University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), Premier Member of IHF,hosted its Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia USA on October 17th-18th.

The conference fostered the exchange of information between nurses, pharmacists, healthcare executives and physicians in order to “energize plans for performance improvement.” Bringing together more than 1,500 participants, the conference focused on breakthrough technologies and innovations that can be used to improve outcomes and reduce costs in healthcare.

UHC serves as the Secretariat for the IHF University Hospital Special Interest Group (UH-SIG) ( The UH-SIG held an exclusive meeting at the conference, where members could network with one another and present findings. Topics discussed at the meeting included the role of academic medical centers & university hospitals in emerging markets, an international comparison of health economics in relation to the concentration of healthcare spending within large populations, and the structures & strategies of academic medical centers & university hospitals.

Presenters at the meeting included:

  • Richard P. Lofgren, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer, UHC
  • Steven J. Thompson, CEO, Johns Hopkins Medicine International
  • Salim Hasham, Vice President Health Services, Aga Khan University
  • Chin-San Liu, MD, Vice Superintendent Changhua Christian Hospital, Taiwan
  • William Petasnick, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and former CEO, Froedtert Health

For more information on the IHF UH-SIG and the session held during the UHC Conference, pleasevisit


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