Inovalon Customer Congress 2012 to Address Healthcare Reform, Quality Improvement, and Cost Reduction Strategies

Industry leaders gather in Scottsdale, Arizona, to share insight and expertise on challenges and opportunities in the rapidly changing healthcare environment

Sep 13, 2012, 14:51 ET from Inovalon, Inc.

BOWIE, Md., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovalon, Inc., a leading provider of data-driven healthcare solutions, will host its 2012 Customer Congress at the JW Marriot Camelback Inn in Scottsdale, Arizona, from September 23rd to the 25th. During the three day event, Inovalon will welcome leaders from a wide range of health plans, integrated healthcare delivery systems, academic institutions, physician associations, and pharmaceutical companies for a series of presentations, discussion panels, and educational sessions regarding key issues facing the healthcare industry.

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The Inovalon Customer Congress 2012 will feature keynote speakers, including Margaret E. (Peggy) O'Kane, President and CEO of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA); Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP); Albert G. Mulley, M.D., M.P.P., Director of the Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science; and Elliott S. Fisher, M.D., M.P.H., Director for Population Health and Policy at the Dartmouth Institute.

"Never before has the healthcare industry been faced with so much change and associated challenge," said Keith Dunleavy, M.D., President and CEO of Inovalon. "We are very pleased to be able to bring together such an impressive array of colleagues from more than 100 leading healthcare organizations. Our goal is to bring expertise and insight together in an environment that promotes open discussion and the exchange of ideas and solutions."

Forum discussions will include a policy-focused panel entitled "Can We Really Bend the Cost Curve?" moderated by David D. Nash, M.D., M.B.A., Founding Dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health of Thomas Jefferson University. Among the panelists are: Leah Binder, M.A., M.G.A., President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group; Tracey Moorhead, President and CEO of the Care Continuum Alliance; L. Gregory Pawlson, M.D., M.P.H., FACP, Executive Director of Quality Innovations of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association; and Kenneth J. Sharigian, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Development and Integration at the American Medical Association.

The Customer Congress program includes more than 20 key presentations, across multiple different tracks focused on highly relevant healthcare industry topics such as: CMS Five-Star Quality Ratings, Risk Adjustment and Data Submission, HEDIS Measurement and Reporting, Chronic Care and Utilization Improvement, Commercial Health Insurance Exchanges (HIEs), Accountable Care organizations (ACOs) and Healthcare Data Insights.

About Inovalon, Inc.

Inovalon, Inc. is a leading technology-enabled healthcare solutions provider focused on the importance of healthcare data and its ability to drive dramatic, objective improvement in clinical and quality outcomes, care management and financial performance throughout the healthcare community. Proprietary healthcare datasets, aggregation and analysis capabilities, combined with a national infrastructure of leading-edge technology, clinical prowess and deep human resources, empower Inovalon's advanced generation of healthcare assessment and improvement through highly informed solutions. Driven by a mission to improve today's healthcare landscape, the employees of Inovalon proudly apply care, ingenuity and dedication to delivering a new approach to healthcare touching nearly 120 million Americans – one driven by data and insight – one resulting in meaningful action. Please visit for more information.

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