David Brailer, MD, PhD, the Chairman of Health Evolution Partners to Present Keynote at the 2009 Health Tech Investment Forum

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The Health Tech Investment Forum announced today that David Brailer, MD, PhD, the Chairman of Health Evolution Partners will present the opening Keynote at this year's forum Tuesday, March 24th at 8:45am in San Francisco. His presentation entitled, "Health Care Information Technology: Center Stage in Health Care's Future" will present unique perspectives on key drivers in healthcare, insight on new opportunities and who is investing where.

The Health Tech Investment Forum announced today that David Brailer, MD, PhD, the Chairman of Health Evolution Partners will present the opening Keynote at this year's forum Tuesday, March 24th at 8:45am in San Francisco.

His presentation entitled, "Health Care Information Technology: Center Stage in Health Care's Future" will present unique perspectives on key drivers in healthcare, insight on new opportunities and who is investing where.

"Health information technology's place in the industry will be reinforced by coming federal policy changes, but it still faces peril" said Dr. Brailer. "The capital markets still don't understand health information technology, there are stresses on purchasers of these technologies and many physicians are cautious."

The Keynote will draw upon Dr. Brailer's distinguished and highly successful career as a leader in healthcare IT. "This Man Wants to Heal Health Care," is how Business Week described Dr. David J. Brailer. They say he's "slick and funny" and has "the deft delivery of the software company CEO he once was." Many of us know him as our nation's first National Coordinator for Health Information Technology - leave it to the government to give the most boring titles to the most interesting people. But Dr. Brailer has been trying to heal health care his entire career.

Dr. Brailer holds doctoral degrees in both medicine and economics. He earned his M.D. from West Virginia University and his Ph.D. in economics from The Wharton School. He became board certified in internal medicine after internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and practiced in HIV medicine and immune deficiency until 2002. Dr. Brailer was appointed a Charles A. Dana Fellow and a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Brailer founded and was chairman and CEO of CareScience, Inc. CareScience set a new standard for health care quality and accountability by developing the nation's first online physician and hospital quality reports, the first health care Internet-based Application Service Provider and the first health information exchange. Under his leadership, the company built a network of hospitals and physicians that is still improving quality of care today.

In May 2004, President Bush tapped him to be the nation's change agent and chief evangelist for health IT. Dr. Brailer led federal and private sector efforts to improve health care quality, accountability and efficiency through widespread deployment of health information technology. Dr. Brailer was voted the Most Powerful Person in Health Care by the readers of Modern Healthcare in 2004.

In just two years, Dr. Brailer set the nation's health care industry on a course toward modernized health information standards, certification of health information tools, state-of-the-art information sharing architectures and new policies for protection of consumer privacy. He pushed IT solutions for adverse drug events, bioterrorism, pandemic flu and other public health threats. Having set the foundation for the nation's digital era of medicine in place, Dr. Brailer left the federal government to return to the private sector.

In May 2007, Dr. Brailer founded and became chairman of Health Evolution Partners, a private equity fund focused on transforming the health care industry. Health Evolution Partners finances innovative ways for health care to be financed, organized and delivered. Through his work as an investor, Dr. Brailer empowers the companies and ideas that can make health care more efficient, higher in quality and more responsive to consumers.

The Forum's attendees will include - private equity firms, venture capital groups, corporate development teams, institutional investors and CEO's from health care technology companies. The Forum will afford the industry's leadership a rare opportunity to gather in one place cultivating M&A transactions and strategic partnerships.

About Health Technology Investment Forum:

The 2008 CCS Health Technology Investment Forum is a one day conference that will provide an opportunity for investors and healthcare leaders to discover the latest trends and investment opportunities. The Health Technology Investment Forum is designed to bring together leading investors, market leaders, and high growth companies focused on healthcare technology. While other industries have embraced information technology as a cornerstone of their business process healthcare has traditionally remained a laggard. In recent years this trend has reversed and there now exists a myriad of investment opportunities in the healthcare technology sector. http://www.ccsexpo.com/healthtechforum.html

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