ConnectYourCare Presents Innovative Approach to Consumer Engagement at Microsoft’s 2013 Health & Life Sciences Executive Forum

Industry leaders join Microsoft to discuss healthcare incentives, information, and tools that help create “The Activated, Engaged and Accountable Consumer”

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Our innovative platform revolutionizes the tedious, multi-step experience of yesterday with instantaneous solutions for today’s consumers.

Hunt Valley, MD (PRWEB) April 23, 2013

ConnectYourCare’s CEO, Jamie Spriggs, and Vice President of Product Development, Dan Stachura, presented “Smart Technology Solutions that Drive Real Change” to leaders from the health plan, provider and life sciences industries on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 during Microsoft’s 2013 Health & Life Sciences Executive Forum in Chicago, IL. The focus of this year’s invitation-only forum was “The Activated, Engaged and Accountable Consumer,” and discussions centered on how technology can help motivate consumers to manage their health, health risks and conditions, as well as navigate the complex care delivery system.

“Our innovative platform revolutionizes the tedious, multi-step experience of yesterday with instantaneous solutions for today’s consumers,” said Spriggs. “As employers move aggressively toward account-based healthcare as the solution to mitigate rising healthcare costs, our accessible and convenient technology features enable and empower individual control over health spending.”

Microsoft’s Executive Forum was created at the request of top executives to bring together stakeholders and decision makers from health and life sciences organizations to share success stories and best practices that activate and engage patients.

“As more and more responsibility shifts toward consumers for choosing providers, the care they receive and paying providers directly from their high deductible health savings and flexible spending accounts, it’s critical to equip consumers with intuitive and easy to use apps to relieve the administrative burden that often comes with greater financial responsibility,” said Dennis Schmuland, chief health strategy office, U.S. Health & Life Sciences, Microsoft. “ConnectYourCare is an example of a leading organization that's innovatively leveraging the ‘people at the center’ platforms of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 to enable consumers to digitally organize, file and, pay medical bills and manage their accounts from one place and avoid the usual frustration and errors that are common with paper processing.”

An agenda for the Forum can be found here. The following speakers also made presentations:

  •     Nick Baird, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Alliance to Make US Healthiest
  •     Stephen Konya, Chief of Staff/Chief Operating Officer, Illinois Department of Public Health
  •     Bob Nease, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, Research and New Solutions, Express Scripts
  •     Gary Puckrein, Ph.D, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Minority Quality
        Forum and William O’Leary, J.D., Senior Director and Chief Health Policy Officer Microsoft
        Corporation
  •     Michael Roizen, MD, Chief Wellness Officer, Cleveland Clinic
  •     Dennis Schmuland, MD, FAAFP, Chief Health Strategy Officer, Microsoft Corporation
  •     Joe Woods, Chief Executive Officer, HumanaVitality

About ConnectYourCare

ConnectYourCare’s consumer-directed healthcare benefit delivery platform provides a fast path for migration to account-based health plans, enabling employers to lower overall healthcare benefit costs and supplying tools for consumers to better manage their healthcare dollars. ConnectYourCare combines modern technology with a unique stewardship model to help its customers simplify complex health benefit processes, motivate individuals to take control of their health care savings and minimize total costs for all participants in the healthcare benefits value chain. Visit ConnectYourCare.com for more information.


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