NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jay Mason, CEO and founder of MyHealthDIRECT, a web-enabled health services company, will be a featured speaker at the seventh annual Health IT Summit held Sept. 20-21 at The Westin New York at Times Square in New York City.
As a Summit Faculty member, Mason will rely on his extensive knowledge of healthcare practices to candidly discuss healthcare reform and the necessity to improve quality and value in the system for a successful and financially viable outcome. Mason and other care leaders will talk about the challenges of reform and potential solutions during the Sept. 21st session, "A Comprehensive Look at Healthcare Delivery Reform: From ACO's to Primary Care Medical Homes (PCMH) and Beyond."
In 2005, Mason founded MyHealthDIRECT, whose innovative scheduling solution connects patients to health providers and is used by hospitals, health systems, and health information exchange companies in 12 states. The applications organize open and available appointments throughout a provider network into a searchable and schedulable inventory of healthcare services.
The iHT2 (Institute for Health Technology Transformation) conference brings together national thought leaders and decision makers to address some of today's most pressing issues surrounding healthcare and information technology. During the two-day event, executives will interact with a national audience of peers, national leaders and solution providers to discuss the latest solutions for practice management, mobility, telemedicine, outsourcing, IT infrastructure, next-generation electronic medical records, disease management, and more.
"Collaboration is a key to solving some of today's healthcare problems, including timely access and delivery of care," said Mason. "The summit serves an important role in the process of finding potential solutions by connecting industry leaders who will work together to find answers. I'm proud to represent MyHealthDIRECT and be part of the process as we strive to bring efficient and effective healthcare to everyone."
In its seventh year, the Health IT Summit is the premier executive summit focused on the strategies and tools that redefine customer care, collaboration and efficiency in healthcare provider markets. Summit information can be found at http://ihealthtran.com/newyorkhome.html.
About Jay Mason
Jay Mason, MyHealthDIRECT CEO, is an entrepreneur with a passion for uncovering opportunities and building successful enterprises. He worked at CNA Insurance and Principal Financial before starting Professional Insurance Planners of America in 1986, where he achieved one of the top designations as a leading employee benefits agency in Wisconsin. In 1988, Jay launched National Employee Benefits, one of the first chiropractic benefit management firms in the country. The company merged with American WholeHealth (AWH) in 1998 and as a venture backed company, investors received a 10x return when the company was sold in 2005. Mason currently serves on the Board of Directors of Concordia University of Wisconsin and on the Board of Directors of the Christian Stewardship Foundation.
MyHealthDIRECT is a national health services company that connects hospitals, care management organizations, public agencies and community collaboratives for the purpose of scheduling timely and appropriate healthcare appointments on behalf of individuals. Founded in 2005, MyHealthDIRECT promotes continuity of care, reduces unnecessary cost and utilization and ensures that patients are scheduled with appointments that best fit their needs and preferences. For more information on MyHealthDIRECT please visit www.myhealthdirect.com.