What the President-elect Portends for Healthcare in 2009: November 5 Webinar Offers Day-After-Election Analysis

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How will an Obama or a McCain presidency shape healthcare in the next 12 months? Less than 18 hours after the last polls close on the 2008 presidential election, healthcare industry insiders will dissect the impact of the newly elected administration on payors, providers and purchasers during the November 5, 2008 webinar, Healthcare Trends and Forecasts 2009.

Under the specter of a tenuous economy, what cost and program relief can the newly elected president deliver? How will financial hardships exacerbate the issues facing the healthcare industry in the next 12 months -- the uninsured, care delivery and coordination, pay for performance and quality reporting? Join the Healthcare Intelligence Network the day after the election for its fifth annual forward-looking industry analysis during Healthcare Trends and Forecasts 2009, a 90-minute webinar on November 5, 2008. Get more information on. For more information, please visit http://www.hin.com/cgi-local/link/news/pl.cgi?htf09pr

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Scheduled Speakers: Dr. David Chin, a national partner in the Health Industries Advisory Practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the managing partner of PwC's Global Healthcare Research Institute and Perry Hanson, partner with Wipfli, a national accounting and business consulting firm that provides consulting, tax and audit support to the healthcare industry.

Conference Highlights: What the president-elect portends for the healthcare industry; the top healthcare issues in 2009; what healthcare opportunities exist; how the current economic climate is impacting the healthcare industry and how you can help your organization survive this crisis; how healthcare organizations can position themselves to take advantage of global opportunities.

Target Audience: Presidents/CEOs, CFOs, chief operating officers, vice presidents, medical directors, analysts, business development executives, consultants, directors, executive directors, financial/business managers, marketing executives, principals and strategic planning executives.

Webinar Formats: 90-minute live webinar on November 5, 2008 includes a 30-minute Q&A; "On-Demand" rebroadcast available November 7, 2008; 90-minute recording on CD-ROM with printed transcript or video recording of webinar on DVD available November 26, 2008. For conference details, please visit http://www.hin.com/cgi-local/link/news/pl.cgi?htf09pr

QUOTE ATTRIBUTABLE TO MELANIE MATTHEWS, HIN EXECUTIVE VP AND COO:

"Just hours after the presidential election, this fifth annual conference launches the dialogue on the president-elect's impact on the industry as we prepare for the financial and clinical challenges of the next 12 months. The industry is hungry for relief from the economic crisis that is magnifying the ongoing issues that healthcare will face -- the uninsured, hospital operations, reimbursement rates, quality improvement and outcomes, consumer-driven healthcare, patient empowerment and pay-for-performance."

Please contact Patricia Donovan to arrange an interview or to obtain additional quotes.

About the Healthcare Intelligence Network - HIN is the premier advisory service for executives seeking high-quality strategic information on the business of healthcare. For more information, contact the Healthcare Intelligence Network, PO Box 1442, Wall Township, NJ 07719-1442, (888) 446-3530, fax (732) 292-3073, e-mail info@hin.com, or visit http://www.hin.com.

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