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Health Care Management Thought Leaders Converge for Summit on Cost, Quality and Consumer Focus

Keynote addresses by and founder Jeff Taylor and futurist Leanne Kaiser Carlson, director of the Kaiser Institute Program in Philanthropy

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by URAC:

WHO: URAC, the Washington, D.C.-based independent accreditor that offers more than 20 accreditation and certification programs along the continuum of care. Currently URAC accredits more than 400 health care management organizations operating in all 50 states.

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WHAT: 9th Annual Quality Summit & Exhibit, the URAC event that brings together nationally respected experts and influential thought leaders to explore issues relating to quality in health care management. The event theme is "Cost, Quality and Consumer Focus: Framework for Improving and Innovating Health Care Management."

WHEN: October 14-16, 2008

WHERE: La Costa Resort and Spa, San Diego, CA

SPEAKERS: Experts in three educational tracks: Health Plan Operations, Health Care Management and URAC Initiatives. Recipients of the 2008 Honorable Mention Awards for Best Practices in Consumer Empowerment and Protection will present their innovative and emerging practices.

KEYNOTE ADDRESSES: Leanne Kaiser Carlson, director of the Kaiser Institute Program in Philanthropy, "Creating an Organizational Culture of Innovation, Wednesday at 9:15 a.m.

Jeff Taylor, founder and CEO of and, "You are the CEO of Your Own Life," Thursday at 9 a.m.

BACKGROUND: URAC's Quality Summit is designed for URAC-accredited organizations and other health care professionals who focus on quality in health care management. The Summit draws top national experts and thought leaders to share innovative practices and strategies.

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