ATLANTA, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare organizations will find themselves grappling with deepening clinical care and financial pressures if they fail to transition effectively to value-based care and population health management. To help educate these organizations on the best strategies for making this transition, Wellcentive today announced that two of the nation's top healthcare thought leaders—Farzad Mostashari, M.D., and Daniel Kraft, M.D.—will be the inaugural speakers in the 2014 WellSpoken Keynote Conversations.
In two 90-minute free webinars, these healthcare luminaries will present their vision of the evolving role of data and technology in the healthcare industry. Registration is available at www.wellcentive.com/wellspoken.
To help providers prepare for the requisite healthcare delivery models, each presenter will offer his unique perspective on industry transformation and technology trends that promote stronger care coordination and better patient care experiences:
Dr. Kraft: "The Future of Health & Medicine: Where Can Technology Take Us?" Tuesday, April 22, 12-1:30 p.m. EDT
Dr. Mostashari: "Data is Oxygen for Innovation: The Age of Data Coming to Healthcare" Tuesday, April 29, 12-1:30 p.m. EDT
"Our industry's transition to value-based care models and population health management will be driven by actionable information and insight based technology integrated into the healthcare workflow," said Tom Zajac, Wellcentive's CEO. "We're thrilled to sponsor this opportunity for health systems, accountable care organizations, physician groups and others to learn from these pioneers about innovative and transformative ways to deliver not only better care, but better health, at a lower cost."
Dr. Mostashari served from 2011 to 2013 as the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. In this role, he coordinated the United States' efforts to build a health information technology infrastructure for healthcare reform and consumer empowerment. He is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C., where he continues to focus on payment reform and delivery system transformation.
Dr. Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist, inventor and innovator who frequently speaks on healthcare trends. He has more than 20 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and healthcare innovation. As executive director and curator for FutureMed, Dr. Kraft explores developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and healthcare.
Wellcentive delivers an industry-leading, vendor-agnostic population health management solution. Wellcentive's specialty is bringing together disparate data, and combining it with leading analytics to empower action in the clinical setting. An enterprise-wide solution, Wellcentive aggregates and normalizes data across 2,400 interfaces, aligns and analyzes the data against a wide range of quality programs, and provides the tools with which to improve outcomes for millions of lives. Find Wellcentive at www.wellcentive.com, or call 877.295.0886.