Education is Focus at MedAssets Healthcare Business Summit Performance Forum

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Facing a post-reform environment that will be defined by rising costs, more complex reimbursement and 32 million more patients relying on the same limited resources, healthcare providers are seeking best practices and strategies that will help them perform in this new environment. At its 10th annual Healthcare Business Summit, MedAssets, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDAS) is arming healthcare providers with the proven solutions and winning strategies they need.

More than 3,300 people are attending the MedAssets Healthcare Business Summit. The highlight of the conference for many is the Performance Forum, which offers continuing education sessions for healthcare clinicians, pharmacists, materials managers, finance professionals and healthcare executives. Industry experts will lead sessions on current trends and topics such as pay-for-performance, episode of care payment system, access to capital, healthcare reform implications, Never Events and value analysis.

This year, MedAssets is hosting two keynote sessions specifically designed for healthcare providers. The first, a panel discussion featuring healthcare executives, focuses on the implications of healthcare reform for patients and providers. The panel includes Steve Goldstein, president and CEO of Strong Memorial Hospital and Highland Hospital in Rochester, N.Y., Michael Israel, president and CEO of Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, N.Y., and Don Wegmiller, senior consultant for Integrated Healthcare Strategies. The panel will be moderated by Bill Considine, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron, Ohio. The second session features Richard Bluni, a registered nurse and expert coach for The Studer Group. Bluni will present “Inspired Care”, designed to motivate healthcare providers to maintain and recapture the great qualities that first led them to their work in healthcare.

“As a company, one of our main areas of focus is being a provider of education and proven solutions to the healthcare community,” said John Bardis, Chairman, President and CEO, MedAssets. “Our annual Healthcare Business Summit offers a great opportunity for healthcare providers to gather, network and share ideas and best practices. Collectively, it is the industry’s experience and commitment to continuous improvement that will continue to fuel the innovation and efficiency we need in the healthcare system.”

About MedAssets

MedAssets (NASDAQ: MDAS) partners with healthcare providers to improve financial strength by implementing spend management and revenue cycle management solutions that help control cost, improve margins and cash flow, increase regulatory compliance, and optimize operational efficiency. MedAssets serves more than 125 health systems, 3,300 hospitals, and 40,000 non-acute healthcare providers. For more information, go to



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