New York, NY (PRWEB) September 11, 2009
The Institute for Health Technology Transformation announced today that Albert Waxman, PhD, of Psilos Group will deliver the closing presentation at their fall Health Technology Investment Forum September 22, 2009 at 4:45 in New York City.
Albert Waxman, PhD, is recognized as one of the innovators in care management and healthcare services. After a lengthy career as an entrepreneur, he formed Psilos in order to invest in companies which use new information technology to transform industries with a predominant focus on healthcare services and e-health applications. As a serial entrepreneur, Dr. Waxman recognized the need for the value-added venture capitalist - one who understands and can impact all facets of young company development from strategy and operations to financial and business development. He currently serves as Senior Managing Member and CEO of the fund.
Prior to founding Psilos, Dr. Waxman spent nine years as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Merit Behavioral Care and its predecessor companies, American Biodyne and Medco Behavioral Care. During this period, he brought American Biodyne public, led its sale to Medco Containment Services (later acquired by Merck), organized a management buyout of it from Merck with KKR, and grew the company's revenues to over $800 million. Merit Behavioral Care was acquired by Magellan Health Services in February 1988.
Prior to American Biodyne, Dr. Waxman founded and served as President, Chairman and CEO of Diasonics, Inc., one of the first medical companies to provide ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging in the U.S. Dr. Waxman holds several U.S. and foreign patents for display, imaging and diagnostic technologies and products. He has also been instrumental in the start-up and success of several other healthcare companies throughout his career in both the healthcare services and medical device sectors.
Dr. Waxman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the City College of New York and Master and Doctoral degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics from Princeton University.
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.
Sponsors and Partners for the 2009 Health Technology Investment Forum include CareNav Health Solutions, PatientOS, Ropes & Gray, Agnity, GenerationOne, MedBox, My Medical Records, AssureRx, Digital Monitoring Solutions, Sensiotec, mergermarket, MobiHealthNews, Kru Research, National Association of Seed and Venture Funds, Investors' Circle, Corporate Financing Week, and The Upstate Venture Association of New York.
The 2009 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://ihealthtran.com/healthtechforum.html
About the Institute for Health Technology Transformation
The Institute for Health Technology Transformation is the leading organization committed to bringing together private and public sector leaders fostering the growth and meaningful use of technology across the healthcare industry. Through collaborative efforts the Institute provides programs that drive innovation, educate, and provide a critical understanding of how technology applications, solutions and devices can improve the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare.
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