The entire healthcare industry is in the process of undergoing major change, leaving many leaders throughout the industry – both providers and payers – unsure of how to move forward successfully under reform.
In Tennessee, the Nashville Health Care Council, an association of healthcare industry leaders founded as an initiative of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce in 1995, is helping the city’s healthcare companies and their leaders address these changes. Health care is Nashville’s number one industry, generating 400,000 jobs and $70 billion in revenue globally. The city is home to more than 250 health care companies, 15 of which are publicly traded.
To that end, the NHCC created the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows initiative to get leaders from all over the healthcare industry together to talk candidly about the issues in healthcare today. The program graduated its first class of 33 fellows June 28.