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Issue 3
September 23, 2009
Newt Gingrich Joins Keynote Roster at 5th World Health Care Innovation and Technology Congress, November 8-10, 2009, Washington, D.C.

"This has been a great conference. Solutions-driven, not a marketing pitch. Great job to World Congress!"

– Mark Bergen, MeDecision
"WASHINGTON, D.C. Sept. 2, 2009 Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, founder of the Center for Health Transformation, will join the 5th Annual World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress, December 8-10, in Washington D.C. to share his unique perspective on how a system-wide approach must be employed to significantly improve the quality and delivery of healthcare." Continues »
Coverage of 7th Annual World Health Care Congress Health Care Quality and Payment Reform Congress
"I am so happy to be involved with this event again this year. Excellent line up of speakers addressing timely issues that we can all identify with."

– Stu Guterman, The Commonwealth Fund
NECN Video New England Cable News attended the 7th Annual World Health Care Congress Health Care Quality and Payment Reform Congress and interviewed several speakers, including Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen about the role of reform in health care.
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"All senior leadership, CMOs, mid-level managers and staff leaders should attend this conference. Knowledge and applicability of the concept, methodology and tools are beneficial to all levels An excellent investment."

– Miriam Stablein, Palisades Medical Center

Newly Captured Podcast
How Value-Based Design is Gaining Traction for Employers, Health Plans and Government
Cyndy Nayer - Speaker Photo
Cyndy Nayer
President and Chief Executive Officer
Center for Health Value Innovation

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With health care costs rising, Consumer Health Care Congress gathers leading experts to demonstrate how increased consumer engagement can reduce costs, improve care

"Great meeting. There are so many different perspectives."

– James Dilling, Mayo Clinic
"WASHINGTON D.C., August 26, 2009 - As health care costs continue to rise, health plans and employers are seeking to curb costs by engaging consumers in the health care process and holding consumer accountable for lifestyle choices. Through traditional consumer-directed health care plans and advanced approaches to consumer engagement, behavior modification, wellness and health promotion, the Consumer Health Care Congress provides strategic insight into the realities and trends driving consumer behavior and impacting cost containment strategies." Continues »
Call for Presenters:
Presenters are encouraged to submit abstracts on current and emerging issues related to a conference theme. Download the Guidelines for Submission of Abstracts.

Contact Ann McGrath, Division Director, Leadership Summits at 781-939-2506 or ann.mcgrath@worldcongress.com for more information.
Upcoming Events
The World Health Care Congress 5th Annual Consumer Health Care Congress
Sept. 30 - October 2, 2009
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The World Health Care Congress 4th Annual Obesity Congress
Sept.r 30 - October 2, 2009
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The World Health Care Congress Leadership Summit on Marketing Analytics for Health Plans
November 4-5, 2009
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The 5th Annual World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress (WHIT v.5.0)
November 8-10, 2009
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The World Health Care Congress Leadership Summit on HITECH and HIPAA Compliance Management
November 9-10, 2009
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The World Health Care Congress Leadership Summit on Project and Portfolio Management for Health Care Executives
December 3-4, 2009
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The World Health Care Congress Leadership Retreat on Critical Business Strategies to Implement in an Era of Health Reform
December 7-8, 2009
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The World Health Care Congress Leadership Summit on End of Life Care
December 7-8, 2009
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The World Health Care Congress Leadership Summit on Alternative Delivery Models of Care
December 7-8, 2009
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The World Health Care Congress CEO Retreat on Delivering Outcomes- Based Medical Care
December 9-10, 2009
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World Congress, the leading global provider of healthcare conferences, forges health care communities by convening senior executives from all segments of the industry and government policymaking. Whether it's our annual flagship event, the World Health Care Congress, its overseas counterpart, World Health Care Congress Europe, or one of our more specialized Congresses and Leadership Summits, we produce the premier industry forums that generate content that matters and foster connections that provide the lasting benefits. More »


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