Tom Daschle to headline SAS annual health and life sciences conference
Record number of health execs converges to identify challenges, probe analytics for improved health outcomes
CARY, NC (May 05, 2011) – Tom Daschle, former US Senator, health care expert and author, will tell health and life sciences executives how their industry must evolve in a keynote address at The Power of Health Analytics: Informed Decisions, Improved Outcome s, the 8th Annual SAS Health Care & Life Sciences Executive Conference May 11 and 12 at SAS world headquarters.
SAS, the leader in business analytics software and services, has worked with health care and life sciences companies since it opened for business in the 1970s.
The 8th Annual SAS Health Care & Life Sciences Executive Conference will bring together more than 300 thought leaders and influencers from the major sectors of the global health and life sciences industry.
"The successful growth of this conference really illustrates how convergence and collaboration across health plans, providers, government and life sciences organizations is now vital," said Kecia Serwin, Vice President and General Manager of Health and Life Sciences at SAS. "Our customers believe health analytics can and should shape the future of the industry, and this event focuses on how to make it happen."
In addition to Daschle, Tom Davenport, the co-founder and Research Director of the International Institute for Analytics, also will provide insights about his findings on the importance of analytics in the health care and life sciences industries.
Davenport also will moderate a panel of industry experts, including:
New during this year's conference, a focus group of selected pharmaceutical executives will discuss clinical trials optimization. Conference registrants also will have the opportunity to learn more about The Implications of Reform on the US Health Insurance Industry , a recent health plans study sponsored by SAS. Participants also can pick up a copy of SAS' new Health Insights magazine, a publication that offers perspectives on the role of advanced analytics in improving efficiency and patient outcomes in key areas of the health system.
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