ACHE of Massachusetts to Host Spring Conference on May 16 in Westborough, MA

Boston, MA, May 15, 2013 --( The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) of Massachusetts will host its spring conference, “Disruptive Innovation: Creating the Healthcare Systems of the Future,” on Thursday, May 16, 7 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., at the DoubleTree Hilton, 5400 Computer Drive in Westborough, MA.

Healthcare organizations that previously succeeded with a fee-for-service model must provide greater value in order to survive. Forward-looking organizations, industries and technologies are disrupting the status quo in dramatic ways. The future patient will be connected, informed and empowered, and an active part of his or her own caregiving team. Healthcare organizations that can navigate the maze of new technologies and processes while implementing successful strategies will be the ultimate winners. The event will highlight industry visionaries who are leading the way into the new paradigm.

Keynote speakers:
• Joseph Kvedar, MD, Founder and Director of the Center for Connected Health, Partners HealthCare
• Paul Nunes, Global Managing Director of Research, Accenture Institute for High Performance
• Barrett Rollins, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Chief Scientific Officer, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Panel discussion:
• Moderator Carolyn Jacoby Gabbay, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP
• Jeanette Clough, President and CEO, Mt. Auburn Hospital
• John Halamka, MD, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

The conference is open to the public, but registration is required at

About ACHE of Massachusetts
Founded in 1968, ACHE of Massachusetts is a professional association providing executive-level managers of healthcare institutions with opportunities for professional collegiality and continuing education. ACHE of Massachusetts is an independent chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is the premier association in New England for healthcare executives. In 2012, the affiliate was honored with the ACHE Chapter Merit Award in recognition of its membership growth. For more information, visit
ACHE of Massachusetts
Cindy Cantrell