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We thank the following Grantors and Exhibitors for their support in helping to make this conference possible.


Oracle Health Sciences
Oracle is a leading strategic software solutions provider to the health sciences industry, helping pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and healthcare organizations become the most successful in the world by offering the most innovative products and services that deliver the most compelling customer and shareholder value. Oracle's comprehensive industry solutions include clinical trial management and analysis, electronic data capture, adverse event reporting and pharmacovigilance, and healthcare interoperability. Oracle partners with health sciences industry leaders -- including 20 of the top 20 life sciences companies and 14 of the top 14 Fortune Global 500 healthcare organizations -- to prevent and cure disease, enhance quality of life, and accelerate insights for better health. For more information visit www.oracle.com/healthsciences.


CRICO Strategies
CRICO Strategies is a division of CRICO, the patient safety and medical professional liability company owned by and serving the Harvard medical community. Created in 1998, Strategies was established to extend our patient safety mission beyond the Harvard-affiliated organizations through dissemination of products and services which allow these other organizations to capitalize on our specialized aggregation of data. Our data-driven approach to claims management and patient safety is the unique outcome of years of service to physicians, hospitals, and peer organizations. Strategies' offerings have the ability to reduce medical error and malpractice exposure, and to enhance claims management and patient safety.

Strategies offers clinical risk intelligence and a community of learning to a client base representing 520 hospitals and 75,000 physicians. Strategies has created an international membership of physicians, healthcare systems, and their medical professional liability insurers which we allow to use our proven methodologies: through our product and service offerings, membership provides the ability to compare analyses of claims data, share effective patient safety practices, and promote dialogue among a community of peers. The end result culminates in increased patient safety and the ultimate goal of saved lives. For more information please contact Richard Corder at (617) 679-1550 or visit us at www.rmfstrategies.com.

Davis Wright Tremaine
Those of us in the Davis Wright Tremaine health care practice group devote nearly all of our time to industry-specific matters. This allows us to develop niche practices within the field that serve needs unique to the health care market. We also understand the business issues and regulatory developments that affect health care delivery and compliance, and as a unified team we can match the attorney with the niche expertise that best addresses client needs. For more information visit our website at www.DWT.com.

The Lewin Group
The Lewin Group Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research manages, conducts, interprets, and supports the use of comparative effectiveness research (CER) to inform decisions that help achieve the most effective patient outcomes, health care policies, and deployment of health care resources. We provide independent, data-driven, evidence-based policy recommendations and decision support for clients who conduct CER or wish to implement its findings. The Center works with government, private sector, and academic institutions to establish CER programs, design and facilitate appropriately conducted research, communicate CER findings, and provide access to data sets required for sound CER programs.

The Center combines the consulting expertise of The Lewin Group (a national leader in health and human services policy analysis and consulting with more than 40 years' experience and a broad, respected record of independent analysis of health care policy, health information technology, evidence-based medicine, health care policy, and more;) with expertise in data assets and management from OptumInsight ( previously Ingenix –specializing in technology services, information, analytics, business services and consulting) and OptumInsight Life Sciences.

The collective strengths and innovations of these companies enable us to provide:

  • Data sets and registries
  • Expert analysis and data management
  • Tools to analyze longitudinal health outcomes for treatment effectiveness
  • Services to conduct and manage Institutional Review Board-approved comparative trials and registries
For more information visit http://www.lewin.com/cer/cerhome/.


Joslin Diabetes Center
Joslin Diabetes Center, located in Boston, Massachusetts, is the world's largest diabetes research and clinical care organization. Joslin is dedicated to ensuring that people with diabetes live long, healthy lives and offers real hope and progress toward diabetes prevention and a cure. Joslin is an independent, nonprofit institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

Our mission is to prevent, treat and cure diabetes. Our vision is a world free of diabetes and its complications. For more information, visit www.joslin.org, keep up with Joslin research and clinical news at Inside Joslin www.joslin.org/news/inside_joslin.html, become a fan of Joslin on Facebook at www.facebook.com/joslindiabetes or follow Joslin on Twitter @JoslinDiabetes.

Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We serve approximately 8.9 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: www.kp.org/newscenter.

Numerof & Associates, Inc. (NAI)
Numerof & Associates, Inc. (NAI) is a management consulting firm with over 25 years of experience providing strategic and operational solutions to healthcare and other industries undergoing transition. Working globally with clients across delivery, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, insurance, and policy, NAI brings a unique cross-disciplinary approach to engagements designed to sharpen strategic focus, increase revenues, reduce costs and risk, and enhance customer value. Representative healthcare delivery projects address such challenges as:

  • Developing bundled pricing and alternative healthcare delivery models
  • Ensuring clinical and financial integration and meaningful use
  • Managing variability in cost and quality
  • Laying the groundwork for healthcare delivery across the continuum of care
  • Physician alignment and redefining accountability for care
  • Building competitive differentiation based on economic and clinical value
For more information, please visit us at www.nai-consulting.com


ASQ Healthcare Division
The American Society for Quality Healthcare Division is a dynamic, robust network of professionals helping organizations and each other to introduce and sustain the tools and cultures of waste reduction, continuous quality improvement, and patient safety in health care and -- at the same time -- meet the new legislative, regulatory, and financial challenges in healthcare. These challenges have put heightened emphasis on quality improvement, cost reduction, and change management. We support one another through our collective efforts in developing, using, and teaching the tools and techniques that will make critical changes possible. The benefits of a Healthcare Division membership include connecting you with many other people with similar interests and skills. This is a very exciting time in healthcare. The networking possibilities are endless! The ASQ Healthcare Division provides you with many valuable resources to help you in your job and to advance your career. Consider becoming a member and be an active participant in our activities - logon to http://asq.org/join/addforum.html which provides instructions to information about membership options. For more information contact Douglas B. Dotan, ASQ Healthcare Division Membership Chair, 713-825-7900.

Datix is a patient safety and risk management software application that enables users to spot trends as incidents/adverse events occur and reduce future harm by prioritizing risks and putting in place corrective actions. The software has integrated reporting including a configurable dashboard that allows a user to capture the information that is relevant to them and have this updated in real time at their desktop. Datix has been proven by frontline healthcare staff for over 20 years and is in use in hospitals, clinics and health authorities worldwide. For more information, visit www.datix.co.uk, call (+44) 20 8971 1971.

Today's Merck is a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well. Merck is known as MSD outside the United States and Canada. Through our prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and consumer care and animal health products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to healthcare through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships. For more information, visit www.merck.com and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Outcome, A Quintiles Company
Outcome, A Quintiles Company, is a leading provider of web-based quality measurement systems for quality-improvement (QI), pay-for performance, reimbursement, accreditation, and certification programs, dedicated to providing hospitals and physician practices with solutions and resources to ensure continuous quality improvement in patient care. For more information visit www.outcome.com.

RightCare Solutions
RightCare Solutions is an expert organization specializing in discharge planning and readmission management. With its proprietary discharge decision support system, D2S2, the company helps hospitals, insurers, and homecare agencies manage the discharge process more effectively in order to help alleviate the costly burden of hospital readmissions, and improve quality of care for patients.

Based on a decade of research by Professor Kathryn Bowles, PhD, RN, FAAN and her team at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, D2S2 enables clinicians to identify, AT ADMISSION, those patients who need post-acute care services the most, and who thus have the highest risk of being readmitted within 30 days. For more information please contact us at (215) 514-2323. Visit us at www.RightCareSolutions.com, Twitter @TeamRightCare.

Sandlot Solutions
Transforming data into usable and meaningful information. It's all about better decisions.

Just as technology is shaping our society and empowering individuals, our healthcare system must also evolve to meet growing demands. Much of the rising cost of healthcare has come from an errant rewards system which has focused on the quantity of services a physician provides. Healthcare reform has ushered in a new model, one that rewards integrated networks that measurably increase the quality of care while also lowering costs.

For Sandlot Solutions it's more than just a theory, it is the difference we make and the value we add. Sandlot Solutions is the technology and operating system behind one of the most established and successful physician led exchange networks in the nation. As a pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) with more than 2.5 million patients, 14 hospitals, and 15,000 visits daily, North Texas Specialty Physicians and their ACO, Plus [1], rely on Sandlot Solutions to connect providers with critical information at the point of care.

Sandlot Solutions' product suite allows healthcare providers easy access to patient information from a variety of information sources and formats. Our Next Generation Health Information Exchange and Data Analytics Toolset transform the way you operate by providing the right information, at the right time, in the right format. Sandlot Solutions has constructed a low-cost, cloud-computing application that links physicians and specialists across care settings and practice locations, resulting in lower costs, higher quality and more coordinated care. Healthcare professionals who use Sandlot Solutions have found that our health technology platform quickly becomes an essential component of their care delivery process.

Sandlot Solutions is an innovative healthcare solutions company, founded by practicing physicians and focused on how technology, process and people can work together to advance the quality of healthcare. Sandlot is dedicated to continuously sharing all we've learned about HIE development and implementation with other communities. Knowledge sharing will foster the simplest, fastest route to improved quality of care and efficiency of delivery. For more information please visit www.sandlotsolutions.com

Total Therapeutic Management (TTM)
Total Therapeutic Management (TTM) is a physician-focused quality improvement company that provides health information management, research and education support services to some of the nation's largest healthcare, pharmaceutical and research companies. TTM's ability to abstract and aggregate medical chart data allows it to provide insight into the health progress of a patient population in a way that cannot be duplicated through the analysis of claims information alone. In addition, TTM's unique ability to engage physicians for peer-to-peer educational outreach helps healthcare organization clients realize their quality improvement goals. Since 1995, healthcare organizations have relied on TTM to deliver clinical information that ultimately leads to better health outcomes. For more information, contact John Benko, RN, 216-469-7487, www.rxttm.com.

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