Everything Channel Appoints Industry Chairs for Annual Healthcare IT Summit

Industry experts offer valuable insights for both payer and provider communities

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Everything Channel, a UBM company, today announced the appointment of industry chairs for the annual Healthcare IT Summit, to be held November 13th-16th at the La Quinta Resort, Palm Springs, CA.  Janice Young, Program Director, Payer IT Strategies, IDC Health Insights and Madhu Pawar, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company, will serve as co-chairs of the Payer Track while Lynne Dunbrack, Program Director, Connected Health IT, IDC Health Insights and Cynthia Porter, President, Porter Research, will serve as co-chairs of the Provider Track.  The appointed chairs will help set the agenda at the only IT-focused industry event for both the payer and provider communities, to help ensure content is meaningful for all attendees.  

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This year's event, "Investment, Innovation, Connections & Strategies: Top Predictions for the Evolving & Disruptive IT Landscape," will provide both the payer and provider communities the education and insight needed to better understand future market drivers, business trends, economic factors and technology opportunities impacting the healthcare IT market.  The annual event brings industry analysts, IT executives from healthcare insurer and provider organizations, and leading vendors together to engage in uniquely collaborative discussions on today's pressing business and IT issues, best practices and the latest tools and technology to improve business performance.

The content rich agenda will offer insights from today's leading healthcare IT experts along with CIO case studies and peer-led sessions. Key topics covered include: integration of payer-provider systems, clinical applications, cloud-based delivery technologies, and innovative approaches to reducing costs associated with IT infrastructure.

More details on Industry Chairs:

  • Janice Young, Program Director, Payer IT Strategies, IDC Health Insights: As program director, Janice identifies the key emerging trends and technologies impacting payer business success and IT portfolio management today. A renowned industry veteran with extensive research experience, Janice is dedicated to helping healthcare stakeholders establish strong strategic, business and operational plans supported by integrated and aligned IT strategies.
  • Madhu Pawar, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company:  Madhu is a core member of the Healthcare Payers and Providers Practice and throughout her tenure, has primarily served payers on a variety of IT and operations topics, including: strategy, lean IT and operations, medical costs review and performance transformations.
  • Lynne Dunbrack, Program Director, Connected Health IT, IDC Health Insights: As program director, Lynne provides research-based advisory and consulting services that enable payer, provider, life science and vendor executives to maximize the business value of their connected health strategies.  A nationally recognized thought leader in the application of IT to the business problems of the health industry, Lynne's perspective is grounded in more than 25 years of experience working in the healthcare field.
  • Cynthia Porter, President, Porter Research: Cynthia founded Porter Research in 1989 and brings over 30 years of professional and managerial expertise in healthcare IT.  Cynthia is an experienced healthcare technology executive with extensive knowledge in all sectors of the healthcare market – payers, providers and suppliers.

"We are thrilled to feature some of the brightest industry experts at our annual Healthcare IT Summit to offer attendees a comprehensive perspective on the state of healthcare IT today," said Robert C. DeMarzo, Senior Vice President of Strategic Content, Everything Channel.  "Unlike anything else, this event encourages open dialog among peers, experts and executives to identify key strategies for success as the IT landscape continues to evolve and the healthcare industry faces transformative change.  We are grateful to this year's chairs for their guidance and insights as we develop an agenda to best serve the needs of the healthcare IT community."

To learn more about this event, please visit: http://www.everythingchannelevents.com/hcits_11.

Everything Channel

Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at http://www.everythingchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/everythingchnl.

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