Day Two of AMCP’s 26th Annual Meeting & Expo Provides High Flying Excitement and Networking
We are off and running in Tampa (that will be taken literally by around 200 folks tomorrow morning, but I will explain more later in this blog) and the second day of our Annual Meeting & Expo provided for some real high energy and excitement provided by the group Afterburner during our first General Session.
Afterburner is made up of a group of fighter pilots and other former and current military personnel who train Fortune 100 organizations on ‘Flawless Execution.’ USAF fighter pilot Joel “Thor” Neeb, and USN fighter pilot John “Hitman” Hilterman provided great examples of how discovering the tools inherent to their Flawless Execution℠ model and implementing these strategic planning and leadership skills can transform any organization from the ground up.
“Hitman” also showed a chilling video that summarized how channelized attention can be catastrophic as it was for Eastern Airlines flight 401 in 1972 which crashed outside of Miami, Florida, killing over 90 people. But ultimately the main message was, as “Thor” said, ‘lose your sight and you will lose the fight’ a very simple yet powerful sentence that emphasizes the importance of keeping your eyes focused on your goals and objectives.
During the General Session, AMCP CEO Edith Rosato also recognized the service of U.S. Army Major Kevin Ridderhoff, who worked with us at AMCP over the past year. Kevin will be moving on to the Military Health Systems in May and while the AMCP family wishes him the best, we will certainly miss him.
There are a lot of things coming up tomorrow, starting with the AMCP Foundation 5K run starting at 6:00 am at Catanchobee Park on the Tampa Riverfront. Lots of prizes will be given away, but most of all, bragging rights for the next year will be at stake. Bring your sneakers and high spirits and may the best runner win!
Also, tomorrow’s General Session will offer another great treat. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a physician who is also a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a former FDA and CMS official. His presentation is sure to bring a unique vantage point about the health care debate, being a practicing physician and former senior government official. This will be another can’t miss session.
Last but not least, we would like to announce that an additional session has been added to tomorrow’s schedule. The just-added Specialty Management Solutions session (scheduled for 2:45 pm in rooms 20-21) will deliver a benchmark for health plans by exploring what plans are currently doing to drive value and what approaches they anticipate implementing in the future. If you are looking for ways to control costs and improve the quality of care today and into the future, this is a must-attend session.
Still lots to cover the last two days of AMCP’s 26th Annual Meeting & Expo in Tampa, Florida, so stay tuned to stay on top of all the latest information.