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ACS Forum to Showcase Innovative Healthcare Model for European Union
Date:7/9/2008

DALLAS, July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Maltese healthcare system will be the focus of an international conference as leaders from around the world learn how the island nation's healthcare system could be transformed into an innovative model for the European Union to follow. Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS) will present the forum to discuss the future of healthcare and information technology while showcasing practical applications.

Four recognized experts in healthcare and information technology will present the program in the context of Malta's needs and its opportunities for progressive healthcare leadership in the European Union. The forum, entitled Quality, Value, and the Future of Healthcare in Malta: A Model for the European Union, will take place July 10, 2008 at the Hilton Malta in Portomaso, St. Julians, Malta.

The speakers will review key trends that offer opportunities for Malta, with special focus on the relationship between medical science and technology to achieve the policy objectives of a national health system. They will provide practical lessons from programs that reduced costs and increased quality of care, with case studies about information technologies of integrated healthcare systems and telemedicine networks that enable highly successful home care programs.

Nearly 200 government, healthcare, and business leaders from around the world have been invited to discuss policies and actions that Malta may undertake to become a leader for progressive reforms with potential adoption in other countries.

The forum is being held in collaboration with the U.S. Ambassador to Malta, Molly Bordonaro, and sponsors The Ministry for Social Policy, Malta; GE Healthcare; and iSOFT - An IBA Health Group Company.

Keynote speakers (bios available upon request):

Creating a Desired Future for Health Care: Shared Challenges and Promising Responses

Jeffrey C. Bauer, Ph.D., Partner, Management Consulting
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