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It’s no small occasion when medical group leaders from around the world converge for the annual Medical Group Management Association conference. This year’s #MGMA2015 in Nashville looks to be no exception.

With so much to see, learn and experience over four days, we’ve compiled a list of highlights to help you plan where you’ll want to be in advance. In other words, don’t just get carried along by the crowd of more than 5,600 medical practice administrators, medical group leaders and healthcare executives.

Choose Your Keynote Presentations

MGMA offers three this year:
“Better and Faster: the Proven Path to Unstoppable Ideas” – CEO of TrendHunter.com Jeremy Gutsche offers tactics to help people manage change, adapt to chaos and innovate faster. Sunday October 11/3:00 – 4:30 PM

“From Cowboys to Pit Crews” — Harvard School of Public Health Professor Atul Gawande, MD, helps healthcare organizations boost teamwork, use data to identify success and failure and overcome a culture of resistance. Monday October 12/8:00 – 9:30 AM

“The Radical Leap — Extreme Leadership: Your Radical Leap Forward at Work and Beyond” — Founder of The Extreme Leadership Institute Steve Farber coaches on how to use fear to your advantage and how the LEAP framework to improve an organization and an individual. Tuesday October 13/3:30 – 5:00 PM

Brush Up on Best Practices

The MGMA annual conference offers sessions where subject matter experts share best practices, including:

* Business Intelligence with Clinical and Operational Data: Strategies for Practice Prosperity – Monday October 12/2:15 – 4:00 PM
* The Burning Platform for Engaging Physicians: Leadership and Professional Development —
Tuesday October 13/2:30 – 3:00 PM
* Our Medical Group Has Grown! Now What? Revenue and Cost Strategies – Wednesday October 14/8:00 – 9:00 AM

Go with Your Strengths

Organize your MGMA plans by choosing by your main areas of interest during the concurrent sessions. Choices we like include:
* Integrated Delivery Systems
* Leadership and Professional Development
* New Horizons
(leading edge thinking and strategies for future success)
* Revenue and Cost Strategies
* Strategies for Practice Prosperity
See the MGMA Annual Conference brochure for more information.

Stay Up on the Latest Industry Innovations

More than 300 companies plan to exhibit at this year’s MGMA annual conference. A new exhibitor showcase and Product Connect tours (5 minute stops at specific booths over one hour) are among the offerings.

Want to make sure you see certain exhibitors? Map out your trip in advance using the interactive online exhibit floor map.

The exhibit floor will be open Sunday, October 11, 4:30 PM-6:30 PM, Monday from 9:30 AM-5:00 PM, and Tuesday from 9:00 AM-1:30 PM.

Be sure to look for CareCloud at Booth #617. Stop by, say hi and learn more about our powerful, cloud-based software and services for medical groups of all sizes.

Hash it Out

Use #MGMA15 to follow MGMA annual conference updates on Twitter before, during and after the meeting. Also follow the CareCloud MGMA experience at @CareCloud and Facebook.com/CareCloud for the latest.

Have Fun and Connect with Colleagues

Although the MGMA conference provides some serious learning opportunities, don’t forget to have fun networking with colleagues too.

First-Time Attendee Meet-Up – Sunday 1:45 – 2:45 PM
Grand Opening of the Exhibit Hall – Sunday 4:30 – 6:30 PM
CloudLounge15 — Stop by CareCloud Booth #617 for more details about THE party event at MGMA15.

Enter our “Passport to the Cloud” promotion to win two tickets to anywhere in Europe. Stop by Booth #617 for more details or enter the contest online.