North America's Industry Heavyweights Set to Attend GDS International's Upcoming Next Generation Healthcare Payers Summit in May

Apr 11, 2013, 11:55 ET from GDS International

AUSTIN, Texas, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Sixty-five of North America's leading healthcare payers executives will head to Austin, Texas in May for two and a half days of focused workshops, peer led panel discussions and working lunches at GDS International's third NG Healthcare Payers US summit.

This hugely successful event will take place on the 6th - 8th May 2013 at the five-star Barton Creek Resort & Spa. Having previously run three Next Generation Healthcare Payers summits in North America, this year's event also promises to be extremely valuable; with attendees discussing a range of cutting-edge topics, including: the implications of reform for the U.S. healthcare industry, the future of Medicare, and working in an ACO context. Delegates will also be looking at broader issues, including care management solutions for the U.S. healthcare payer market and the future of health IT.

Some of the industry's biggest players will be attending the upcoming summit, including Mark Owen, President of Government Programs with HCSC; Jayanth Godla, EVP and Chief Strategy Officer for Highmark; Obi Taiwan, CTO and Head of Program Delivery for Aetna; Eina Fishman, CMO for Amerigroup; and Rob Caione, CEO of Touchstone Health, to name but a few.

Alex Olson, NG Healthcare Payers US Summit Director for GDS International, the global events company behind the summit, said: "Healthcare payers across the US are embracing new delivery models, growing reform and increased medical costs. The payers must effectively manage the current states of their organization, yet also be agile enough to adapt and embrace uncertain change. The Next Generation Healthcare Payers summit will serve as a medium for C-Level industry executives to mindshare and benchmark in order to improve their operational effectiveness and long-term advancement."

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