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Former CMS Head Berwick, Harvard's Christensen keynote SAS Health Care and Life Sciences Executive Conference

Record numbers registered to investigate analytics' impact on health care

9th Annual SAS Health Care & Life Sciences Executive Conference, CARY, NC  (03 maj 2012)  – With more than 400 health care and pharmaceutical executives already registered, the 9th Annual SAS Health Care & Life Sciences Executive Conference underscores the critical need for health analytics in the evolving health care world. Participants in the invitation-only event on May 9 and 10, 2012, will learn from industry leaders, including Donald Berwick, MD, former Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and President and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and Clayton Christensen, award-winning innovation author and Harvard Business School professor.

"Health analytics is vital to improving both patient and financial outcomes." said Kecia Serwin, SAS Vice President and General Manager of Health Care and Life Sciences. "The continued growth of this conference proves the value of bringing together executives, regulators, and key stakeholders from health care, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and insurance organizations to share best practices and learn how to improve health care."

Presenters include:

  • Steven Labkoff, MD, FACP, Head of Strategic Programs, Research and Development Information, AstraZeneca

  • Maureen O'Connor, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

  • Frank Rockhold, Senior Vice President, Drug Development Sciences, Medicines Development, GlaxoSmithKline

  • David Rubinow, MD, Professor and Chief of Psychiatry and Chief Innovations Officer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

  • Graham Hughes, MD, Chief Medical Officer, SAS Center for Health Analytics and Insights

Running in parallel is the SAS Medicaid Managed Care Summit, which takes place at SAS World Headquarters on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. Speakers at the SAS Medicaid Managed Care Summit include Lanier Cansler, former Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and Jim Frogue, a national expert on Medicaid and government fraud, waste and abuse.

Find details at SAS Health Care & Life Sciences Executive Conference or email Sharon Hia at sharon.hia@sas.com.

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SAS is the industry leader in health analytics software and services, delivering best-in-class solutions for improving medical care, strengthening financial performance, deepening customer relationships and pursuing medical innovations. All of the top 25 health plans and pharmaceutical companies depend on SAS for strategic insights into health outcomes, profitability, and customer preferences and behaviors that produce useful intelligence for business transformation and growth. AstraZeneca, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Kaiser Permanente, Healthways and McKesson are among the leading health care companies that use SAS. Visit SAS for Life Sciences, SAS® for Health Care Providers and SAS® for Health Insurance for more information.

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