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Care Continuum Alliance opened registration for its annual conference, which takes place in Scottsdale, Arizona, October 23-25.

CCA Forum, The Value of Population Health: Implementation Matters

We are particularly excited about this year´s new Visionaries Series, where industry leaders from Banner Health, Aetna, Walgreens, Optum Labs and QualcommLife will discuss ACOs, Big Data and mHealth.

The Care Continuum Alliance, the voice of the population health, opened the registration for its annual conference, CCA Forum 2013, to be held October 23-25, in Scottsdale, Arizona, with the theme, The Value of Population Health: Implementation Matters.

“This year´s CCA Forum 2013 covers a very wide range of the most salient practical, regulatory and policy issues for the population health and the wellness industry,” said Fred Goldstein, CCA interim Executive Director. “Our focus on the implementation and evaluation of population health programs runs through all the educational sessions, the exhibit hall and the exceptional line-up of speakers. I am extremely pleased that with the new submission format we received over 90 proposals for our peer-reviewed presentations, an increase of over 50% from the prior year. ”

The conference has new and very targeted offerings for employers, in response to the request from CCA members and employers alike, interested in acquiring a better understanding of the programs that are offered to them by the vendors, their outcomes and how to demonstrate their value.

“We are particularly excited about this year´s new Visionaries Series, where industry leaders from Banner Health in partnership with Aetna, along with Walgreens, will discuss their ACOs; Optum Labs will discuss their new Big Data initiative with Mayo Clinic; and QualcommLife will present on the future of mHealth,” said Goldstein.

“Another new idea for 2013 is the Innovators Forum, where Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona, President of the Board of Directors of, Canyon Ranch Institute; and David P. Kirchoff, CEO, Weight Watchers will showcase their organization´s role and place in the population health landscape,” said Goldstein.

CCA Forum 2013’s program maintains several of the conference’s trademarks, such as a juried competition for its prized industry awards, all peer-reviewed presentations, and a no “pay-for-play” pledge.

The educational sessions are structured in four tracks:

1.    Novel Approaches to Seniors and Medicaid Populations
2.    Improving the Health and Affordability of Our Workforce
3.    Advancing Accountable Care
4.    Innovative Tools and Technologies to Advance and Evaluate Population Health

The CCA Forum 2013 also will offer its first Employer Training Institute on Wednesday, October 23, with the theme “Know What You Paid For: Roadmap to Assess Employer Offered Wellness Programs.”

This year we have expanded the traditional Executive Summit to become the Executive Training Institute, an invitation-only interactive track geared towards health care executives. This track will include briefings, discussions and debates on key health policy and business strategy.

Lastly, the 3rd International Symposium of Wellness and Chronic Care on Friday, October 25, will explore the globally competitive marketplace for wellness and care management and deliver practical strategies that apply across diverse care settings, cultural and regulatory environments.

About the Care Continuum Alliance

The Care Continuum Alliance represents more than 200 organizations and individuals and aligns all stakeholders on the care continuum toward improving population health. Through advocacy, research and education, the Care Continuum Alliance advances strategies to improve care quality and outcomes and reduce preventable costs for the well and those with and at risk of chronic conditions. Learn more at http://www.carecontinuumalliance.org.

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