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After much discussion and consideration, the ACHE Board of Governors and leadership team have decided to cancel the 2020 Congress on Healthcare Leadership due to the need for leaders and healthcare organizations to manage their responses to coronavirus (COVID-19) within their communities. Learn more at

97X – Forum on Advances in Healthcare Management Research

Wednesday, March 25th

About the Session

The Forum on Advances in Healthcare Management Research focuses on research with direct applicability to healthcare organizations. During the seminar, three researchers, selected by ACHE’s Research Committee, will present the results of their studies of healthcare leadership. Topics for the 2020 seminar presentations include a model of executive leadership based on interviews with leaders about lessons learned from their experiences, strategies for physician-system integration and an evaluation of the relationship between 30-day readmission rates and patient satisfaction in U.S. inpatient, acute care hospitals.

Sharon S. Laing, PhD: Physical Activity Engagement Support Predicts Use of Mobile Health Technology for Preventive Care
Thomas G. Rundall, PhD: Lean Management and Hospital Performance: Results From a National Survey
Carole South-Winter, EdD: Risk Trade-off for Cardiac Patients’ Readmissions

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the most recent research pertinent to the practice of healthcare management.
  • Discuss recommended initiatives to implement in your organization.


Presented By

Leslie A. Athey

Director, Research
American College of Healthcare Executives

Sharon S. Laing, PhD

Assistant Professor
Nursing and Healthcare Leadership Programs, University of Washington–Tacoma

Thomas G. Rundall, PhD

Henry J. Kaiser Professor of Organized Health Systems, Emeritus
School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley

Carole South-Winter, EdD

Assistant Professor
Beacom School of Business, University of South Dakota