2023 IHA Leadership Summit

This year’s IHA Leadership Summit will explore the top issues driving change in healthcare with strategies from leading experts to achieve health equity, strengthen viability and plan for the future.

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Event Details

Pulling together to achieve a critical goal: That’s the power of association. It’s all hands on deck so together we can advance healthcare. As a leader, you can depend on the hospital community to rally around your efforts to achieve health equity, strengthen viability and plan with the long view. This year’s IHA Leadership Summit will give you the tools to build the future of healthcare while strengthening your organization for today.

September 21, from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
September 22, from 8:30 am – noon

Meeting Location: The Westin Chicago Lombard

See our program webpage for information on registration options, continuing education credits and the complete agenda. See our program flyer.



Featured Sessions


KEYNOTE ADDRESS Gigatrends: Seven Tech Trends That Are Changing Healthcare
Tom Koulopoulos, Leading Digital Futurist and Founder/Chairman, Delphi Group
The race toward artificial intelligence, the twists and turns of Twitter, and the impact of social media on children’s mental health are news stories we’ve heard recently. But brewing beyond the headlines are the digital forces that will reshape every industry, including healthcare. In an eye-opening keynote address, you’ll hear about “gigatrends”—the greatest technological shifts of the 21st century—and how to navigate the change, disruption and opportunities that will result. Digital workers, frictionless commerce and web 3.0 are a few gigatrends that will require hospital leaders to adapt to the unanticipated ways that technology will redefine the future of healthcare.

Pressure Points: Healthcare’s Financial Future and Its Impact on Patients
Lisa Goldstein, Senior Vice President, Kaufman Hall
Member CFO Panel

Leading a hospital under extreme financial distress can feel like steering a rowboat in choppy waters with one oar. When will the seas calm? One of the nation’s leading healthcare finance experts will lay out the state of the health economy and the adjustments hospital leaders can make to weather current financial pressures and challenges in caring for your communities. With adaption the key to survival, a panel of member CFOs will join the session to discuss how their hospitals are pivoting toward innovative opportunities and new business lines to ensure long-term sustainability.


Health Equity Belongs to Everybody
Alisahah J. Jackson, MD, President, Lloyd H. Dean Institute for Humankindness & Health Justice, CommonSpirit Health
The path toward health equity is a journey, and effective tools can have a big impact along the way. This session—led by a passionate advocate for health equity—will provide those tools to help propel your hospital’s equity efforts. You’ll learn about using data in innovative ways, leveraging partnerships and technology to connect patients to social resources, developing a more diverse healthcare workforce, and overcoming misinformation and lack of trust within communities through relationship and communication strategies.