An Ethical-Basis Move From Volume to Value
A program funded in part by the Foundation of ACHE's Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership

Register Now Friday, Aug. 7
8 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Held in conjunction with ACHE's New York Cluster

In this changing healthcare environment, an essential task for today's leaders is to move from volume- to value-based care. This organizational shift and new business model may result in unintended consequences including ethical dilemmas.

Join us for a proactive, half-day seminar that will explore effective, intentional and practical ways for healthcare leaders to strengthen their organization's focus on doing the right thing when moving from volume- to value-based care. Expert faculty will discuss the link between ethics, quality and value. Hear firsthand from healthcare leaders who have been faced with ethical challenges and learn from the changes they made in their organizations. This engaging presentation and discussion will provide the opportunity for reflection.

During this seminar, you will:

  • Explore the ethical basis for avoiding non-beneficial care
  • Identify the challenges in implementing an effective strategy to restrict the use of non-beneficial interventions
  • Examine the connection to Choosing Wisely, a campaign to promote provider-patient conversations to ensure the right care is delivered at the right time
  • Understand the role of leaders in ensuring the alignment of organizational values and administrative and clinical practices
  • Discuss how an ethical organization impacts culture, care delivery and the bottom line


William A. Nelson, PhD, HFACHE, is associate professor of community and family medicine, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and the Department of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Previously, he was chief of the ethics education services for the Department of Veterans Affairs' National Center for Ethics in Health Care, which he cofounded. Dr. Nelson is a regular contributor to Healthcare Executive's Healthcare Management Ethics Column and has authored more than 85 articles and book chapters. Dr. Nelson will lead the presentation and moderate the panel.

7:30–8 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8–8:15 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
8:15–10 a.m. Moving From Volume to Value
10–10:30 a.m. Choosing Wisely Campaign
10:30–10:45 a.m. Break
10:45–11:45 a.m. Panel Discussion
11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Questions, Reflections and Closing Comments

  • Theresa Edwards, FACHE, president, Sentara Leigh Hospital
  • Nicholas Wolter, MD, CEO, Billings Clinic
  • Deborah Zastocki, DNP, FACHE, president, Chilton Medical Center

The panelists will share their experiences with ethical challenges they have faced or anticipate they will face as they make changes to their organizations. Of particular focus will be the move from volume- to value-based care.

ACHE members—$325
Includes: breakfast, registration fee and course materials

Participation in this workshop qualifies for 4 ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits.

Register online or call the ACHE Customer Service Center at (312) 424-9400.

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Healthcare management ethics is identified as a key area of focus of the Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership. In this regard, the Fund supports ACHE's long-standing commitment to promoting the highest standards of ethical conduct in the field. Your attendance at this program will not only benefit you and your organization but will serve to further elevate and strengthen healthcare leadership as a whole.

For more information on the Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership, visit