NEWT Gingrich to deliver keynote address on transitioning to A 21st century healthcare system

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Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, founder of the Center for Health Transformation, will join the 4th Annual World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress, December 8-10, in Washington

Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, founder of the Center for Health Transformation, will join the 4th 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.

WHIT v.4.0 welcomes Gingrich’s keynote address on “Innovation, Technology and Competition: Transitioning to a 21st Century Intelligent Health System” as the event continues its growth as the nation’s premier showcase for more than 400 thought leaders who are blazing the trail for the next generation of technology that can fundamentally improve the way healthcare is delivered.

WHAT: The 4th Annual World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress (WHIT v.4.0)
WHEN: December 8-10, 2008
WHERE: Washington D.C., Mandarin Oriental Hotel
PROGRAM AGENDA: www.whitcongress.com

Gingrich founded the Center for Health Transformation www.healthtransformation.net as a collaboration of private and public sector leaders committed to creating a 21st Century Intelligent Health System that saves lives and saves money for all Americans. The Center favors a system-wide approach to improving health care that unites stakeholders across the spectrum, including those introducing new innovations and technologies. Through nearly two dozen individual projects, including health information technology, CHT is addressing the world’s health care needs.

WHIT v.4.0 seeks to capture current and future trends in health care, including the expansion and adoption of Electronic Medical Records, Personal Health Records, Health 2.0, personalized medicine and interoperability.

Key topics at WHIT include:
Groundbreaking initiatives changing the way healthcare is delivered

Bridging the “Digital Divide” – Exploring the gap between people who enjoy the benefits of technology
The State of Industry from the Physician Perspective: The Moving forces Behind Medical Innovation
Privacy, Security and EMR identity theft
Expanding the Global Healthcare Economy and those whose lives could be substantially improved by it
Politics in Practice” – The 2008 Presidential Election Results: Preparing for the Impact of a National
Health Information Technology Agenda
Realizing the vision of personalized medicine
Adoption of Web 2.0 technologies in health care

The 2008 program will also feature a technology showcase designed specifically for solution providers to demonstrate their new technologies to the audience.

About WHIT 2008

The Congress convenes senior executives from providers, payers, regulators and government, and focuses on the next generation of innovation and technology that will impact health care. Previous participants include Steve Case, co-founder of America Online and Revolution Health, Sir Tim Berners Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web and Adam Bosworth, formerly of Google.

CONTACT – PATRICK GOLDEN
781-939-2511
Patrick.golden@worldcongress.com