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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, Futures Practice, ACS Healthcare Solutions

Health care in all nations is being impacted by dramatic new concepts of medical science, advances in clinical technologies, and demographic and epidemiological shifts created by globalization. Although countries vary in their delivery systems and finance mechanisms, they will need to pursue common approaches to improving quality, eliminating waste, and making other operational improvements addressed in this future-focused presentation.

Achieving Full Returns on the Electronic Health Record: Lessons from Experience

John Glaser, Ph.D., Vice President and CIO, Partners HealthCare

Electronic health records can enable significant improvements in care quality, safety and efficiency. However, these gains are not an automatic result of implementation. The gains must be managed; processes have to be re- engineered, effective use of the systems must be encouraged and clinical performance must be measured and monitored.

Attacking the Treatment Gap and Empowering Personalized Medicine: Value of Informatics and Healthcare IT

Mark Dente, M.D., Vice President of Healthcare Solutions, GE Healthcare

Informatics will allow the promise of personalized medicine, clinical decision support & chronic disease management to be fully realized. Its impact will drive patient safety, economic savings, outcomes and clinical research while empowering the consumer.

Mastering Complexity in Health Care: Keys to Safety and Quality

Henry Johnson, M.D., M.P.H., Medical Director, MIDAS+, ACS Healthcare Solutions

As medicine becomes more complex, the risk of error and harm to patients during treatment increases. The key to decreasing this risk in a healthcare setting is mastering complexity through system thinking and system measurement. Learn more about complexity in healthcare and how to create measures for complex healthcare systems in a cost effective manner to improve safety and quality.

About ACS

ACS, a global FORTUNE 500 company with 63,000 people supporting client operations reaching more than 100 countries, provides business process outsourcing and information technology solutions to world-class commercial and government clients. The company's Class A common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "ACS." Learn more about ACS at http://www.acs-inc.com.

ACS Healthcare Solutions, a division of ACS, is a leader in healthcare information technology and clinical transformation and provides a full array of services to healthcare delivery systems to help them operate more efficiently and effectively including world-class healthcare transformational outsourcing services.


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