Data Experts to Convene at Summit to Demonstrate How Health Plans Can Harness Power of Predictive Modeling to Adapt to Post-Health Reform Challenges, Jan. 30-31, 2012

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World Congress 3rd Annual Predictive Modeling Congress for Health Plans to help prepare for 32 million additional insured Americans by 2014

The U.S. health care system faces a time of dramatic change as health care reform legislation extends coverage to an estimated 32 million Americans by 2104. As a result of this large-scale expansion, predictive models have become increasingly important in helping health plans develop long-term strategies To explore the modes and uses of predictive modeling, medical management executives, health economists, actuaries and underwriters will convene for the World Congress 3rd Annual Predictive Modeling Congress for Health Plans Jan 30 – 31, 2012 in Orlando, Fl.

In a special case study presentation, “Big Bend Regional Healthcare Information Organization (BBRHIO) Results to Date on Implementation,” Conference Chair Dan Kaelin will discuss his organization’s contribution to the creation of Florida’s first statewide Health Information Exchange network and how information from this network is used in predictive modeling for disease management. Additional case studies of high-impact predictive modeling will also be presented.

The congress, produced by global health care conference leader World Congress, will host various other workshops, discussions, and panels that reach across all aspects of predictive modeling to demonstrate how to adapt to health reform,, lower provider costs, and improve care quality and effectiveness.

Key speakers include:
Pamela Peele, Vice President of Health Economics, UPMC Health Plan
David Vogel, President, Voloridge Data Mining Solutions
Daryl Wansink, Director of Research and Evaluation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Vipin Gopal, Director of Clinical Analytics, Humana Inc.
Martin Makary, Co-Director of Quality and Safety Research, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Dan Kaelin, Chairman, Big Bend Regional Healthcare Information Organization
Bernard Rabinowitz, Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary, US Health Group
Swati Abbott, President and Chief Executive Officer, Blue Health Intelligence

WHAT: The World Congress 3rd Annual Predictive Modeling Congress for Health Plans
WHEN: January 30 – 31, 2012
WHERE: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld, Orlando, Florida

About World Congress Leadership Summits
The World Congress Leadership Summit Series addresses the most cutting-edge issues for health care executives across a wide range of industry sectors. Designed to expand on topics discussed at invitation-only summits during the World Health Care Congress, this series offers new perspectives on established methodologies and details solutions to foster innovation and change. For more information, please visit


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