NaviNet CEO Joins David Blumenthal, Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick and Industry Peers at National Health Informat

Brad Waugh Participates in Governor’s Roundtable and Panel Discussion about Spurring Economic Growth, Controlling Costs and Improving Quality through Health Information Technology

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- NaviNet, America’s largest real-time healthcare communications network, announced that Brad Waugh, NaviNet president and chief executive officer, will join David Blumenthal, national coordinator for health information technology and healthcare industry visionaries at the national conference: Health Information Technology: Creating Jobs, Reducing Costs, and Improving Quality, hosted by Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick and sponsored by the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium. The conference takes place on April 29-30 in Boston.

NaviNet is a fast-growing, industry-leading healthcare communications firm that offers innovative Web technologies to connect key healthcare stakeholders in real-time. Brad Waugh will speak about the positive impact healthcare information technology (HIT) has on the Massachusetts economy as well as the hundreds of thousands of healthcare providers and nearly 122 million patients nationwide that NaviNet serves.

Waugh participated in a CEO roundtable, hosted by Governor Patrick, about HIT’s role in lowering costs, spurring economic growth and serving communities; and will join a panel discussion, moderated by Chris Gabrieli, senior partner, Bessemer Ventures, that will focus on HIT and job creation.

Massachusetts Health Data Consortium’s Health Information Technology: Creating Jobs, Reducing Costs and Improving Quality

What: Governor’s roundtable: “The State of the States and HIT”
Who: Hosted by Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick

What: Panel: “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs—Health IT, Business Opportunities and Job Creation”
Who: Moderated by Chris Gabrieli, partner, Bessemer Venture Partners

Panelists:

  • Brad Waugh, president and CEO, NaviNet
  • Bob Brennan, president and CEO, Iron Mountain
  • Howard Messing, president, Meditech
  • Girish Kumar Navani, CEO, eClinicalWorks

For more information about the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium, please visit: http://mahealthdata.org/.

About NaviNet

NaviNet is America’s largest real-time healthcare communications network, securely linking more than 850,000 providers and the nation’s patients, industry partners and leading health plans. NaviNet’s advanced solutions, services and expertise streamline business processes and drive industry-leading innovation. In a time when access to healthcare is a critical issue, NaviNet fosters collaboration and helps government, plans and providers improve quality of care and reduce costs. For more information, or to sign up for NaviNet, please visit www.NaviNet.net or call 617-715-6000 or 800-805-7569. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/NaviNet.



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