Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Save the Date: Partners Symposium

Partners Healthcare 2011 Connected Health Symposium promises to be a premier opportunity for healthcare executives and key thought leaders to have in-depth discussions and debates on the tough healthcare issues that not only this country but countries all over the world face in the 21st century. Save the date for the Symposium to be held at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel on October 20-21, 2011.

The theme for the Symposium “Driving Quality Up and Costs Down: New Technologies for an Era of Accountability” will provide vital information for over 1,100 health technology leaders, community-based practitioners, health plan executives, large employers, government policy makers, and investors.

The two day event will be filled with top plenary speakers such as Brent James M.D., Chief Quality Officer, Intermountain HealthCare and the subject of the New York Times Sunday Magazine article “If Health Care is Going to Change, Dr. Brent James Ideas will Lead the Way”

Also presenting is Kate Pickett, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology, University of York in the UK and the author of “The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger”.

Other keynoters include Atul Gwande, M.D. Surgeon, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, New Yorker Magazine staff writer on healthcare, and Director for the World Health Organization’s Global Challenge for Safer Surgical Care.

Attendees will want to hear from Janet Dillione GM for Healthcare, Nuance and how she developed healthcare uses for “Watson” IBM’s Artificial Intelligence System. “Watson “was the star computer system that beat two human champions on Jeopardy.

Also on the agenda are many breakout sessions with vital information on accountable care organizations, innovative ways to provide wireless for poor communities, ongoing developments in gaming psychology, entrepreneurship, enhancing decision making skills, dealing effectively with the marketplace, meeting future goals, and how to work effectively by using today’s expanding social media.

The Symposium will be filled with drill down interviews, cut-to the chase debates, and many other great opportunities and events to help attendees have easy conversations with experts in the field. Don’t miss out on meeting all of the exhibitors and viewing their products and be the first to see rapid fire demonstrations of products and services that will help you or your organization stand out and surge ahead to reach new heights in the healthcare field.

Go to for more information on sponsorships, exhibiting, and registering for this major opportunity in order to have the most current information in the connected-health field. The full price to attend the Symposium is $1095. A discount of $100 is being offered to Federal Telemedicine News readers of the blog/newsletter. The code to use when registering is "Telemed News".

For further details, email Joe Ternullo Organizing Chair at or email Margaret Spinale at