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This section provides an opportunity for our family of health care thought leaders to maintain a robust discourse on issues of importance to patients and to fellow leaders. These discussions complement those occurring during our conferences. All serious people are welcome to participate, member and non-member alike.

Here is a list of our current Blogs. EMAIL david.levien@facht if you wish to host a blog on this site.



Newsletter 96

Drug abuse is one of the most pressing threats facing our society

Drug abuse is one of the most pressing threats facing our society. Given the mission of the American College of Healthcare Trustees, it is not surprising that we have a team working hard to make our November 16th to 17th, 2019 conference highly successful. The team has created the menu of sponsorship packages. Opioid addiction has many causes

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Newsletter 95

The American College of Healthcare Trustees is pleased to announce that Carl Middleton, DMIN., our Senior Vice President for Ethics has been appointed our Chief Operating Officer.

Carl will of course continue to ensure that we stay true to our core values and mission. Carl is leading the team organizing our November 16th-17th conference in our Nation's capitol.

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Newsletter 94

As most if not all of our readers are aware, the triple aim refers to improving quality and safety, enhancing financial sustainability, and improving the patient experience.

As most if not all of our readers are aware, the triple aim refers to improving quality and safety, enhancing financial sustainability, and improving the patient experience. It has been suggested that we should aspire to the quadruple aim. which includes improving the work life of doctors, nurses, and associates. We have long thought that improving the patient experience is one of the most neglected areas and also thought that these four areas are inextricably interwoven. We are happy to see is that the American Medical Association and CMS seemed to have worked together to improve coding so that the imperatives of billing do not constrain the doctor's ability to do the best for their patients. Please note that our readers can leave opinions on this blog and can schedule a call with Dave if you wish to write a full-length article.

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Newsletter 93

The American College of Healthcare Trustees (ACHT) is a national professional association for health care boards of directors and other leaders.

We support both current and aspiring board members by providing education, networking, and documentation of their preparation. We provide education and training to all people of good character who wish to increase their knowledge, skills, and abilities to effect improvement in health care delivery.

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Newsletter 87

There are so many new and exciting things are happening at the American College of healthcare trustees that it's hard to know where to start.

There are so many new and exciting things are happening at the American College of healthcare trustees that it's hard to know where to start. Or November 15th just 17th conference on "integrated approaches to pain management and assessment: solutions to the opioid crisis" is far advanced in the planning stage. We at the ACHT feel that it will be an important community service. It will held in the Baltimore-Washington area. Please mark your calendars. Now is a good time to pin down your sponsorship of the American College of Healthcare Trustees because of the GOOD WILL IT WILL ENGENDER FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION and the many other perks. Sponsorship now  will encompass at least two conferences

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Newsletter 86

This Memorial Day Weekend, The American College of Healthcare Trustees honors America's fallen heroes, vets, and active military.

The ACHT is doing its best to contribute to society. Please mark your calendars for November 15-17, when we will be holding a conference entitled an Integrated Approaches to pain assessment and management: Solutions to the opioid crisis in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. Area.

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Newsletter 85

The American College of Healthcare Trustees is at the epicenter of change and meta-leadership

The American College of Healthcare Trustees is at the epicenter of change and meta-leadership. The American College of Healthcare Trustees, with its commitment to provide education and other resources to healthcare leaders in all disciplines, remains at the epicenter of the changing landscape. A recent communication on Medscape discusses in five chapters new ways in which physicians get paid including quality initiatives in payment, MIPS, and the deeper dive into MIPS scoring, alternative payment models and bundled payments. That's why it's so refreshing that the American College of Healthcare Trustees has teamed up with WOW Health Plan.

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Newsletter 84

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Newsletter 83

The American College of Healthcare Trustees is doing its part

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Newsletter 82

The American College of Healthcare Trustees affords its fellows a priceless opportunity to teach, learn, network, have fun, and grow.

We believe there are other such opportunities out there but we feel we have the unique characteristic of having participants from many different disciplines

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Newsletter 81

The American College of healthcare trustees Is planning its next two events.

The meeting of the Board of Directors and Stockholders, followed by a two-and-a-half-hour quality and safety symposium will be held June 24th, 2019 at The Johns Hopkins Mount Washington Conference center. As everybody knows by now, we'll be having a meeting in November 2019 on integrative of medicine and ways to mitigate the opioid crisis. It looks more and more like this will be held in the Baltimore-Washington, too, area rather than Arizona.

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Newsletter 80

According to The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare sector employment is expected to grow 18%  from 2016-2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new j

According to The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare sector employment is expected to grow 18%  from 2016-2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs. Healthcare is projected to add more jobs than any of the other sector. This projected growth is attributed to an aging population, leading to greater demand.

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Newsletter 79

The American College of Healthcare Trustees was founded six years ago to support good governance and leadership in healthcare.

The American College of Healthcare Trustees was founded six years ago to support good governance and leadership in healthcare. We recently sent a communication to 5,000 on our mailing list about The Healthy Holly scandal in which a medical system spent $500,000 for a hundred thousand copies of a self-published book series. by the Mayor who was also a Member of the institution's own Board. 

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Newsletter 78

We look forward to seeing you at our June 24, 2019 event at The Johns Hopkins Mt. Washington Conference Center.

All serious people are welcome but Registrations are required.Sign-in is at 11:30 am and lunch is in the dining room at 12 noon. The stockholders and Board of Directors Meeting is from 1 pm-2:30 pm. All are invited but only stockholders and Board Members can vote. There will be a quality and safety workshop from 2:30 pm-5 pm. Attendees will get an ACHT Badge for display on LinkedIn.

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Newsletter 77

Event Registration plus job and ad board

We are pleased to provide yet another resource for our healthcare community. Please check out our new jobs and ad board accessible from the top menu on our ACHT website. For those who had difficulty registering for the 2019 Annual Stockholders and Board of Directors Meeting held in conjunction with a 2.5 hour scientific session on quality and safety, we have corrected our design process error. Thank you for your patience. You may REGISTER NOW.

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Newsletter 76

Registration is open for the 2019 Annual Stockholders and Board of Directors Meeting.

It will be held in conjunction with a 2.5 hour scientific session on quality and safety. It will be held June 24, 2019 at The Johns Hopkins Mt. Washington Conference Center.

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Newsletter 75

The American College of Healthcare Trustees annual Stockholders and Board of Directors meeting will be held June 24th 2019 at the Johns Hopkins Mount Washington conference

The center provides state-of-the-art audio visual equipment. The tentative plan is for registration to begin at 11:30 am, lunch in the formal dining room at 12 noon, and the agenda to begin at 1 pm. In addition to the Stockholders and Board of Directors meeting, educational activities valuable to all leaders will be conducted.

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Newsletter 74

The American College of Healthcare Trustees will be having its annual stockholders and Board of Directors meeting June 24th, 2019.

Board Members, officers, and stockholders should please mark their calendars now. Fellows are also invited to attend although cannot vote. Please be on the lookout for further details and upcoming newsletters and emails.

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Newsletter 73

The American College of Healthcare Trustees is co-produced by our Fellows, our management, and our Board of Directors.

That's why we are particularly proud to have added some great board members in the recent past including William Greene, Demetrius Litwin, Irma Rastegayeva,  Rick Satava, Dennis Patterson, and most recently Thomas Whelan.

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Newsletter 72

Our conference on integrative medicine and solutions to the opioid crisis will be held in the Fall of 2019

We are exploring becoming a distributor for a medical device company and studying the FDA regulations now. Or annual meeting of the Board of Directors is in the planning stage but we anticipate it in June 2019 in the Baltimore-Washington-Annapolis area. Fellows are invited to this meeting but only Board Members can vote. Stay tuned for more information.

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Newsletter 71

The American College of Healthcare Trustees once again proves that it is one of the most vibrant organizations in the healthcare leadership and innovation world

It owns 9% of Worldwide Mobility Solutions, a Component of Advanced Healthcare Consultants, LLC, an organization founded by five of the ACHT Fellows, to bring new innovations to the market. Worldwide Mobility Solutions is now open for business.

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Newsletter 70

We are either on the bus or off the bus

lets not be ships passing in the night

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Newsletter 69

Vince Lombardi said

Robin Williams asserted "No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world". American College of Healthcare Trustees is excited that our next meeting is expected to make a significant contribution to society. Point person for this endeavor is Dr. Carl Middleton is Senior VP for Ethics at the American College of Healthcare Trustees, and a member of its Board of Directors

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Newsletter 68

Consulting services at The American College of Healthcare Trustees are an integral part of our mission.

William Greene is our SVP and Director, and an important part of our consultant team. Bill has vast experience in supply chain and logistics, improving the bottom line for hospitals and other organizations

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Newsletter 67

The American College of healthcare trustees, as an organization, and through the efforts of its individual Fellows, is working to improve the quality of healthcare.

As an organization we have had 5 great conferences, which have provided great information, cross pollination, and networking to registrants. Two have been held at the Mount Washington Johns Hopkins conference center, one on the campus of Georgetown University, one at the Westin Hotel at historic and beautiful Rittenhouse Square, and one on the storied Monterey peninsula.

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Newsletter 66

How we help our strong and diverse Fellowship cure their pain (business problems)

In addition to helping Health Systems and Hospitals with their overall goals, The American College of Healthcare Trustees represents many individuals who lead skilled nursing facilities, long term care, hospice, and home healthcare agencies. We have a solution to help comply with 42 CFR 483.85 - Compliance and ethics program

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Newsletter 65

The AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE TRUSTEES is proud of all our new Fellows

The AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE TRUSTEES is proud of all our new Fellows. We want to give a shout out to our exceedingly talented Board of Trustees and hope our readers will check out our Board here  Richard Satava, MD (left), is one of our newest Board Members. WATCH ONE OF RICK'S JAW-DROPPING TED TALKS HERE Dennis Patterson (right) is yet another highly creative person, a serially successful entrepreneur and highly respected healthcare executive.

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Newsletter 64

We congratulate our Chief Financial Officer, Raj Gupta, PhD, for his stellar job creating a great remote learning course from our highly successful healthcare innovation conference and workshop at Asi

Attendees get badges for up to 12 ACHT leadership credits and free access to the videos. The American College of Healthcare Trustees is offering a steep discount to the course with the attendant badge up to January 3rd. You can see a short promo here. 

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Newsletter 63

Phoenix is the likely site of the next AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE TRUSTEES conference.

Phoenix is the likely site of the next AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE TRUSTEES conference. Consistent with The ACHT mission, this next conference will address the opioid crisis, integrative medicine, and non-pharmacologic treatment of pain. Become a Fellow of The ACHT or pay outstanding dues here.   Carl Middleton, our Board Member and SVP for Ethics, an expert on the subject, is taking the lead organizing this. Carl can be reached at 844 322-4867 or carl.middleton@facht.org.

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Newsletter 62

The American College of Healthcare Trustees continues to collaborate with strategic partners and our Fellows and friends are collaborating with each other. 

As stated by Amy Poehler, American actress, comedian, director, producer, and writer, "As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people's ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life".

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Newsletter 61

We are basking in the success of our recent Asilomar Innovation Conference while planning for future important initiatives.

The staff at the American College of Healthcare Trustees is always forward-thinking but at the same time introspective. We are basking in the success of our recent Asilomar Innovation Conference while planning for future important initiatives. Become a Fellow of The ACHT now. Our senior vice president of ethics is planning our Spring 2019 conference aimed at combating the opioid crisis. The emphasis will be on Integrative Medicine and and alternative methods of chronic pain treatment

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Newsletter 60

Reserve your spot by November 4th

Don't miss out. Registration closes November 4th for November 7th to 10th Healthcare Innovation conference at Asilomar. Our list of attendees and speakers is incredibly strong and include some of the most creative and influential people in healthcare.

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Newsletter 59

Excitement continues to mount over the American College of Healthcare Trustees Innovation conference November 7th to 10th 2018 at the storied Asilomar conference grounds

Dress is casual and I wouldn't be surprised to see lots of shorts since the presentations end at 2 p.m. daily and many will be off to the beach or the woods or bicycling on the extensive system paths until we reassemble for dinner and networking by the fire pit.

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Newsletter 58

Wow. Much Activity

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Newsletter 57

Major Contributions at The American College of Healthcare Trustees

Our CEO, David Levien, MD, MBA, FACS is back from his presentation in Denver. It was a pleasure collaborating on it with Randy Rowell, CEO of ONE PASS ACCESS. Our CFO, Raj Gupta, PhD is back from representing us at our booth at the VSee telehealth conference in Silicon Valley. Milton Chen, PhD, designed the telehealth system on the international space station and will be presenting at our Innovation Conference at Asilomar, refuge by the sea. Our Senior Vice President of Ethics, Dr. Carl Middleton, is working diligently on our Spring 2019 conference in Arizona on Integrative Medicine.

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Newsletter 55

Congratulations to those who have already reserved their spot at what promises to be the intellectual event of the year

This is the place for those with gravitas. Great ideas are more often generated when the frenetic day-to-day activities of work are shed and one has a chance to transcend silos in a relaxed, beautiful, setting, communing with nature and discussing great issues with new-found friends of varying disciplines.

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Newsletter 55

Congratulations to those who have already reserved their spot at what promises to be the intellectual event of the year

This is the place for those with gravitas. Great ideas are more often generated when the frenetic day-to-day activities of work are shed and one has a chance to transcend silos in a relaxed, beautiful, setting, communing with nature and discussing great issues with new-found friends of varying disciplines.

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Newsletter 55

Congratulations to those who have already reserved their spot at what promises to be the intellectual event of the year

This is the place for those with gravitas. Great ideas are more often generated when the frenetic day-to-day activities of work are shed and one has a chance to transcend silos in a relaxed, beautiful, setting, communing with nature and discussing great issues with new-found friends of varying disciplines.

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Newsletter 55

Congratulations to those who have already reserved their spot at what promises to be the intellectual event of the year

This is the place for those with gravitas. Great ideas are more often generated when the frenetic day-to-day activities of work are shed and one has a chance to transcend silos in a relaxed, beautiful, setting, communing with nature and discussing great issues with new-found friends of varying disciplines.

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Newsletter 55

Congratulations to those who have already reserved their spot at what promises to be the intellectual event of the year

This is the place for those with gravitas. Great ideas are more often generated when the frenetic day-to-day activities of work are shed and one has a chance to transcend silos in a relaxed, beautiful, setting, communing with nature and discussing great issues with new-found friends of varying disciplines.

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Newsletter 55

Congratulations to those who have already reserved their spot at what promises to be the intellectual event of the year

This is the place for those with gravitas. Great ideas are more often generated when the frenetic day-to-day activities of work are shed and one has a chance to transcend silos in a relaxed, beautiful, setting, communing with nature and discussing great issues with new-found friends of varying disciplines.

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Newsletter 55

Congratulations to those who have already reserved their spot at what promises to be the intellectual event of the year

This is the place for those with gravitas. Great ideas are more often generated when the frenetic day-to-day activities of work are shed and one has a chance to transcend silos in a relaxed, beautiful, setting, communing with nature and discussing great issues with new-found friends of varying disciplines.

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Newsletter 55

Congratulations to those who have already reserved their spot at what promises to be the intellectual event of the year

This is the place for those with gravitas. Great ideas are more often generated when the frenetic day-to-day activities of work are shed and one has a chance to transcend silos in a relaxed, beautiful, setting, communing with nature and discussing great issues with new-found friends of varying disciplines.

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Newsletter 55

Congratulations to those who have already reserved their spot at what promises to be the intellectual event of the year

This is the place for those with gravitas. Great ideas are more often generated when the frenetic day-to-day activities of work are shed and one has a chance to transcend silos in a relaxed, beautiful, setting, communing with nature and discussing great issues with new-found friends of varying disciplines.

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Newsletter 55

Congratulations to those who have already reserved their spot at what promises to be the intellectual event of the year

This is the place for those with gravitas. Great ideas are more often generated when the frenetic day-to-day activities of work are shed and one has a chance to transcend silos in a relaxed, beautiful, setting, communing with nature and discussing great issues with new-found friends of varying disciplines.

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Newsletter 55

Congratulations to those who have already reserved their spot at what promises to be the intellectual event of the year

This is the place for those with gravitas. Great ideas are more often generated when the frenetic day-to-day activities of work are shed and one has a chance to transcend silos in a relaxed, beautiful, setting, communing with nature and discussing great issues with new-found friends of varying disciplines.

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Newsletter 54

excitement mounting about the ACHT Innovation Conference

It's time to reserve your spot NOW. Become a Fellow now-The discount you get more than pays for your Fellowship dues

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Newsletter 53

The leadership team at The American College of Healthcare Trustees is working overtime to provide useful content to health care leaders and other advocates for patients.

We just completed a very successful "lunch and learn" on supply chain. It was conducted by Bill Greene, our own VP and Board Member. Bill shared his vast experience in supply chain and logistics and directed the presentation toward Board Members and other leaders who wish to become meta-leaders, transcending silos to improve their efficacy.

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Newsletter 52

Labor Day

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Newsletter 51

Our Asilomar speaker futurist, entertainer, and best-selling author, former hospital CEO, Josh Luke holding conference in L.A. to follow

Learn the secret to accessing the hospital campus, navigating the boardroom & closing sales. Plus 20,000+ executive buyer contact list! Limited to ten seats only (4 left)! First come-first served!

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