Todd Park, US Dept. Health & Human Services CTO & Alexandra Von Plato, Digitas Health Global President, Keynote at Healthline HealthWeb Leadership Forum on Oct. 6 in NYC

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Healthline Networks Event Focused on Improving Outcomes and Bridging Patient-Provider Communication Through Digital Innovation

Healthline Networks, the fastest growing provider of intelligent health information services, today announced the second annual Healthline HealthWeb Leadership Forum to be held on October 6 in New York City. The invite-only event will address issues in patient-provider communications and how to improve outcomes through digital innovation—the speaker list will also feature Michael Barber, vice president, healthymagination, General Electric Company; Jeff Arnold, chairman and chief architect, ShareCare; and other influential healthcare luminaries. Two hundred of the top leaders in healthcare will be in attendance, spanning both the public and private healthcare sectors, including pharmaceutical marketers, health providers, health insurers, government, Web publishers and technology innovators.

“Last year’s inaugural event inspired a ground-breaking dialogue around elevating health literacy that led to new ideas and exciting industry developments. This year we expect to expand that conversation, as some of the most revolutionary leaders transforming the healthcare industry talk about new and effective ways to engage consumers on the digital frontier with payors and providers,” said West Shell III, chairman and CEO of Healthline Networks. “We’re all coming together for one main reason – to improve how we help consumers manage their health, which will lead to better outcomes and strengthen the overall healthcare system.”

Speakers at the 2011 Healthline HealthWeb Leadership Forum include:

-Jeff Arnold – Chairman and Chief Architect, ShareCare
-Michael J. Barber – Vice President, healthymagination, General Electric Company
-Rick Jelinek - Executive Vice President and CEO, Emerging Business Group, UnitedHealth Group
-Charles D. Kennedy, M.D. – Head of Accountable Care Solutions, Aetna
-Todd Park – Chief Technology Officer, United States Department of Health and Human Services
-Meredith Ressi – President, Manhattan Research
-West Shell III - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Healthline Networks
-Paul T. Sheils – Former Chief Executive Officer,; Managing Director, Ansley Capital Group, LLC
-Alexandra von Plato – Global President and Chief Creative Officer, Digitas Health and Razorfish Health
-Colin Watts – Chief Innovation Officer, Walgreens

The 2011 HealthWeb Leadership Forum will be held at the Tribeca Rooftop, a penthouse that features panoramic views of the Hudson River, the Empire State Building and downtown Tribeca.
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About Healthline Networks
Healthline Networks is the fastest growing provider of intelligent health information services, enabling 100 million consumers a month to make more confident, informed healthcare decisions. The company's proprietary consumer healthcare taxonomy, the largest of its kind, powers a suite of intelligent health search, content and advertising services. Combining advanced search technology with deep medical expertise, Healthline partners with a network more than 50 trusted destination sites that include publishers, portals, search engines, employers and health plans. Headquartered in San Francisco and ranked #54 in Deloitte's 2010 Technology Fast 500, Healthline is backed by Aetna, GE/NBC Peacock Fund, Investor Growth Capital, Kaiser Permanente, Reed Elsevier, U.S. News & World Report, and VantagePoint Venture Partners. For more information, visit


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