82nd VAHHS Annual Meeting
Join us for the 82nd VAHHS Annual Meeting at Jay Peak Resort
September 20-22, 2017
Positive Disruptions: Opportunities Ahead
“Disruption is usually unwelcome. It represents conflict, chaos, and potential danger. We discourage disruptive behavior in our homes and our societies, often favoring passivity and compliance instead.
But disruption can be a positive—sometimes vital—catalyst for change. It can challenge old assumptions, ignite conversations, activate authorities and expose new possibilities. Disruption can shed a unique light on difficult issues, giving a fresh urgency and perspective to the challenges facing our community.
To solve the most intractable challenges in health, we need positive disruption.”
~Melinda Gates, TEDxChange 2013
Vermont has been disrupting the health care status quo for some time now. Whether it is creatively expanding coverage or developing alternative payment models, Vermont’s health care system is among the best in the country because we have taken bold steps to bring about change and progress. We never stop moving forward—finding new and innovative ways to engage and care for our patients.
This year’s Annual Meeting will bring together nearly 200 of Vermont’s hospital leaders—executives, managers, physicians, nurses and staff—as well as elected officials and invited guests to discuss the value of positive disruption in health care.
The VAHHS meeting will provide meeting participants the opportunity to hear from positive disrupters in Vermont and across the country on themes of delivery system reform, mental health, information technology and population health among others. We hope to create a space for participants to explore new themes, generate ideas and leave inspired and motivated for the work ahead in their communities.
About Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
The Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (VAHHS) is a member-owned organization devoted to improving the health status of communities throughout Vermont and to serving member hospitals in their efforts to develop and sustain high quality health care services to Vermonters.
Vermont’s hospital system, made up of 16 non-profit hospitals are committed to the following principles of health care reform: affordability, universal coverage and access.
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