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Annual Miami Conference on the Business of Health Care to Focus on Technology, Access and Efficiency

Coral Gables, Fla. – Jan. 29, 2015 - As businesses continue to face an historic transformation of the U.S. health care system in 2015, the University of Miami School of Business Administration will host the fourth in its series of premier health care impact conferences, The Business of Health Care: Disruptive Technology, Access and Efficiency.

Organized by the School’s Center for Health Sector Management and Policy on March 23, 2015, the conference will bring together industry thought leaders to discuss the impact of new technology on the health care system and how that impacts the wider business community.

Keynote speakers include Gregory D. Wasson, former president and CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance; Jason Hwang, Co-Author, “The Innovator’s Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Healthcare”; and Patrick Conway, deputy administrator for innovation and quality and chief medical officer at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

“This conference will be a wonderful opportunity to share ideas on how new technology is driving improvements in the quality of health care, enhancing access to care, and helping to contain costs,” said Donne E. Shalala, president of the University of Miami and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. “With so much attention today focused on the transformation of our health care system, this is the perfect time to bring the community together to discuss these important issues,” added Shalala, who will participate in the conference as a moderator.

The conference, presented by Florida Blue, is expected to draw some 700 professionals from across business and government as it has over the past several years. Attendees will include those working within the industries of health care, health care delivery and health care policy and administration, as well as business leaders and other professionals in the finance, technology, legal, marketing, government and public policy, and academic sectors.

“We’re bringing together professionals from across industries for this timely discussion because the business of health care impacts every business and government sector, as well as every individual,” said Steven Ullmann, director of programs in and Center for Health Sector Management and Policy at the School of Business Administration. “This conference will be an ideal forum for those in attendance to learn about what is driving change in the delivery of health care, not only from a stellar line-up of speakers, but from one another as well.”

The conference will be held at the BankUnited Center on the University of Miami campus. More information and registration can be found at www.bus.miami.edu/healthcare2015.

About the University of Miami School of Business Administration 

The University of Miami School of Business is a leader in preparing individuals and organizations to excel in the complex, dynamic, and interconnected world of global business. One of 12 schools and colleges at the University of Miami, the School offers undergraduate, master’s, doctoral, and executive education programs. With its location in a major center for international business, the School is acclaimed for its global perspective, student and faculty diversity, and engagement with the business community. More information about the University of Miami School of Business can be found at www.bus.miami.edu

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