Sharecare CEO Jeff Arnold to Speak at 4th Annual Health IT Leadership Summit
ATLANTA, October 1, 2013 – Leaders and innovators from across the nation will come together on November 12, 2013, at the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta for the 4th annual Health IT Leadership Summit. Featured speaker Jeff Arnold, founder of WebMD and current Chairman and CEO of Sharecare, will address “The Inflection Point of Health IT: From Patient Acquisition to Patient Engagement.”
Arnold is well versed on the topics of patient acquisition and engagement, having founded WebMD in 1998, and Sharecare in 2010 with Dr. Mehmet Oz, in partnership with Harpo Studios, Sony Pictures Television and Discovery Communications. Sharecare is a health and wellness social media platform that connects people with top-ranking experts ranging from doctors and specialists to hospitals, healthcare companies and health-conscious consumers.
“Healthcare is about to significantly transform as more patients enter the system in 2014 through new health insurance coverage,” explains Wayne Myers, COO of Karna and Chairman of the Summit. “It will be exciting to hear from Jeff Arnold, who has already helped transform the industry once through his work with WebMD, and is now actively helping consumers live healthier lives with Sharecare.”
Following Arnold’s presentation, the Summit will offer attendees a full day of informational sessions, exhibits and networking opportunities, focusing on how new care paradigms, patient-centered healthcare and enabling technologies will transform the way healthcare is provided in the next decade under the Healthcare Reform Act. In addition, one qualifying company will be awarded the Summit’s Intel Innovation Award, which recognizes organizations that use technology in innovative ways, demonstrate strong clinical and financial benefits, or find new ways to address specific disease states or improve patient health.
About the Health IT Leadership Summit
Founded by the Metro Atlanta Chamber, TAG Health - a society of Technology Association of Georgia, and the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the Health IT Leadership Summit is held annually in Atlanta, the nation’s health IT capital, and continues to rank as one of the nation’s premier health IT events. Each Summit has brought together a sell-out crowd of business executives, healthcare providers, and public and private organizations in an effort to foster collaboration among leaders from every part of the healthcare continuum.
To learn more about this year’s Summit – including information regarding sponsorship and registration - visit http://www.HealthITLeadershipSummit.org, follow @HealthITSummit on Twitter, join the Health IT Leadership Summit group on LinkedIn, and receive updates via the Summit e-letter.
About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 21,500 members and hosting over 200 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 33 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides members with access to networking and educational programs; recognizes and promotes Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.TAGthink.com. To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit http://www.tagedonline.org/.
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