2013 MedAssets Healthcare Business Summit Offers Pragmatic Strategies for Health Reform


2013 MedAssets Healthcare Business Summit Offers Pragmatic Strategies for Health Reform

Comprehensive education program features nationally renowned keynotes, 70 presentations to foster education and best practices to improve quality of care while reducing costs and protecting margins

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MedAssets (Nasdaq: MDAS) today announced the kickoff of its main education event forthe 2013 MedAssets Healthcare Business Summit, held from April 2-4, 2013, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.Featuring more than 70 presentations by nationally recognized speakers and healthcare industry leaders, the Education Sessions offer insightful information and discussions on how to navigate successfully both current and future healthcare industry challenges.

Keynote speakers for the 2013 MedAssets Healthcare Business Summit include:

  • Eric J. Topol, M.D., director of Scripps Translational Science Institute and named "Most Influential Physician Executive in Healthcare" by Modern Healthcare magazine, will share how innovative and highly personalized treatment methods promise to transform medicine while dramatically lowering healthcare costs.

  • Benjamin E. Sasse, Ph.D., former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services, will share thoughts on efforts to modernize payment systems by migrating from "paying for more" to "paying for better," and how this transition will stimulate entrepreneurial innovation.

  • Wendell Primus, senior policy advisor on budget and health to Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, will present in-depth perspectives on current healthcare reform legislation and discuss factors healthcare organizations will need to account for in business strategy development and operational planning.

"Each year thousands of healthcare professionals and leaders from across the care continuum—ranging from physician practices to community and academic hospitals to integrated delivery networks—attend the Summit to learn the latest best practices for financial, operational and clinical performance improvement," said John Bardis, chairman, president and chief executive officer, MedAssets. "In this time of unprecedented industry transition, we are pleased to empower our clients with political and industry insight, as well as practical and actionable strategies for positive change."

Education and Insight Sharing to Facilitate Necessary Change

The Healthcare Business Summit education program encompasses topics such as: ICD-10, accountable care, population health, bundled payments, Lean healthcare transformation, clinical and business intelligence strategies, and more. The event also features a two-day Exhibit Fair with more than 540 suppliers to provide healthcare leaders with the opportunity to identify cost savings opportunities, as well as solution labs to optimize benefits from MedAssets technology solutions.

About MedAssets

MedAssets (NAS: MDAS) partners with healthcare providers to improve their financial strength by implementing revenue cycle, spend and clinical resource management solutions that help capture revenue, control cost, improve margins and cash flow, increase regulatory compliance, and optimize operational efficiency. MedAssets serves more than 4,200 hospitals and 122,000 non-acute healthcare providers. The company currently manages $50 billion in supply spend and touches over $365 billion in gross patient revenue annually through its revenue cycle solutions. For more information, visit www.medassets.com.

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