Pre- Registration Closes for Leading National Healthcare Conference on Dec. 8th
Contact: Amie Garrett Grayson
Phone: 804.266.7422 X7406

WASHINGTON DC USA -- HEALTHCARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICE(TM) -- DECEMBER 4, 2006: Consumer Health World 2006 is the one business-to-business healthcare conference where all stakeholder communities come together to collaborate and facilitate an integration of solutions. Host to the following six concurrent, national conferences targeting key business audiences, Consumer Health World is the event that is truly connecting healthcare stakeholders.

  • The Consumer Directed Health Care Conference (CDHCC)
  • The National Health, Wellness and Prevention Congress (NHWPC)
  • The Consumer Direct Access to Health and Retailization Conference (CDAHR)
  • Marketing to The New Healthcare Consumer Conference (MTNHCC)
  • The Boomers Business Conference
To Register to Attend All of these Conferences and the
Pre-Conference Programs - Click HERE -
and Select Multi-Conference Pass!

Tuesday, December 12
    Growing and Sustaining the Innovative Enterprise by the CEO of One of Our Most Admired Corporations
    • James Goodnight, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, SAS Institute, Inc.

    A Special Report on the Findings & Recommendations of The Citizens' Healthcare Work Group
    • Randall Johnson, Director, Human Resources Strategic Initiatives, Motorola; Committee Chair, The Citizens' Healthcare Work Group

    Silicon Valley is Invading Medicine
    • Andy Kessler, Author, The End of Medicine: How Silicon Valley (and Naked Mice) Will Reboot Your Doctor

    Leading Politicians Discuss Healthcare Recommendations
    • The Honorable Barack Obama (invited), Senator, Illinois; Governor Rod R. Blagojevich (invited), Governor, Illinois

    Review and Preview of Healthcare Policy
    • Grace-Marie Turner, Founder & President Galen Institute; John Goodman, PhD, President, National Center for Policy Analysis
    • Allan Hubbard (invited), Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, Director, National Economic Council; Julie Goon, (invited), Special Assistant to the President

    Changing Consumer Healthcare Behavior and Demands that are Redefining the Market Rules
    • Joseph Coughlin, PhD, Founding Director, MIT AgeLab; Mark Blatt, MD, Director, Healthcare Strategies Intel; Mark Bard, President and Founder Manhattan Research; Joshua Herman, Product Innovation Leader, Acxiom; Kevin Moran, President, Multi-Sponsored Studies, Markitecture; Andrew Rich, Senior Vice President, Client Development, Harris Interactive; Moderator: Mary Furlong, EdD, President, Mary Furlong & Associates, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Santa Clara University

    Marketing Lessons Learned Outside of Healthcare: Connecting to the Consumer
    • Raymond Nadeau, Founder, Living Brands, Living Media; Product Brand Representative TBD
Wednesday, December 13
    How Do We Respond to Pandemics and Are We Prepared?
    • Troyen Brennan, MD, JD, MPH , Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Aetna, Inc.; Joseph Kvedar, MD, Director, Partners Telemedicine Partners Healthcare; Vice Chair, Department of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School; William Winkenwerder, MD, Assistant Secretary of Defense, Health Affairs, Department of Defense; Joxel Garcia, MD, Former Deputy Director, Pan American Health Organization; Senior Vice President, Maximus; Toby Merlin, MD Director Division of Partnerships and Strategic Alliances, National Center for Health Marketing, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Brent Woodworth, Global Operations Manager, IBM Crisis Response Team; Moderator: Bernard Kershner, Chairman, AAAHC Institute for Quality Improvement

    The Changing Face of Health Care: Same Players ... Merging Roles
    • Peter Roberts, Group Vice President, Provider Relations and Health Management, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield; Simmi Singh, Senior Vice President Strategy and Development, Revolution Health Group; Moderator: Michael Samuelson, Vice President of Health and Wellness Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island; Mary Furlong, Ed.D, President, Mary Furlong and Associates; Professor of Entrepreneurship, Santa Clara University

    The Visionary Plan for Consumer-Transforming Technologies
    • Bill Crounse, MD, Global Healthcare Industry Director, Microsoft Corporation; Alfred Moore, President, Fiserv Health Group; Phillip Polakoff, MD, MPH, MEnv.Sc., Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs, ACS Healthcare Solutions; Ivo Nelson, Health Industry Leader, IBM Business Consulting Services; Moderator: Mike Mosquito, President, HealthNovation

    Building a Public-Private Partnership for a Greater Transparency
    • Paul Grundy, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM, Director Healthcare, Technology and Strategic Initiatives, IBM; Roy Ramthun, Visiting Fellow, Council for Affordable Health Insurance; Former Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy; Moderator: Neil Trautwein, Vice President and Employee Benefits Policy Counsel, National Retail Federation

    The Role of Infomediaries and On-Line Communities
    • Jack Barrette, Category Development Officer, Lifestyle, Health and Medicine, Yahoo!; Nan-Kirsten Forte, Executive Vice President, Consumer Services, WebMD; Matt Koll, General Manager Communities, Revolution Health; Scott Shapiro, Vice President Corporate Communications and Marketing, HealthGrades; Bill Allman, General Manager and Chief Content/Creative Officer, The HealthCentral Network: Moderator: Mike Smith, Michael Smith Business Development

Tuesday, December 12
  • Alternative Healthcare Plans for Your Organization
  • Leveraging Healthcare Information and Transparency to Improve Consumer Value/Outcomes
  • Consumerism: What Progress Thus Far
  • The Future Trends and Opportunities in Medical Wellness
  • Innovations and Market Forces to Empower Tomorrow's Consumer
  • Convenient Care: Retailers Providing Healthcare Services
  • Baby Boomers' Trends and Their Health Expectations: The 45+ Population
  • New and Radical Approaches to Marketing For Pharma to Consider
Wednesday, December 13
  • Integrating Rx Into Plan Design that Maximizes Choice and Cost Savings
  • Improving Collaboration and Inter-Stakeholder Communication to Accelerate Performance Measurement and Quality/Value Improvement
  • Total Healthcare Management Takes Off with EOS Airlines
  • A 'Virgin' Approach to a Healthier Lifestyle
  • The Other 80% - Addressing the Insurance and Wellness of Today's Small Business Employer
  • Consumer/Patient Behavior and Change

Monday, December 11
  • How Consumers Can Cope in a Consumer-Driven World
  • Small/Mid-Size Employer Workshops
  • CDHP/HSAs Workshops
  • Consumer-Centric Medicaid
  • The New Healthy Living Consumer - Looking "Outside the Traditional Health Care Box" for Health & Wellness Solutions
  • Legal and Compliance "Hot Button" Issues for HSAs, HRAs and Health Benefit Cards
  • How Brokers/Agents Can Effectively Navigate the CDHC Waters
  • ActiveHealth Management Story
  • Fiserv Health Luncheon Session
  • Attracting and Retaining Good Employees: Benefits Turn the Key
  • Addressing the Healthcare Crisis - The 360-degree Solution

  • Banking Strategies in a Consumer-Driven Market
  • Healthcare Blogging Summit 2006 - The New Rules of Marketing
  • The Medical Wellness Summit 2006
  • The Venture Forum at Consumer Health World

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