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Patrick Soon-Shiong, World Renowned Healthcare Visionary & Philanthropist, to Receive ABL's Leadership Award & Make Keynote Presentation, October 28, in Newport Beach
Date:10/16/2009

Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, billionaire philanthropist, healthcare industry visionary, and Chairman and CEO of Abraxis Health, will receive the Adaptive Business Leaders Organization's 2009 "Leadership in Innovation" Award and Keynote at ABL's 11th Annual Innovations in HealthcareSM Awards Event on October 28, in Newport Beach.

Santa Ana, CA (PRWEB) October 16, 2009 -- Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, billionaire philanthropist, healthcare industry visionary, and Chairman and CEO of Abraxis Health, will receive the Adaptive Business Leaders Organization's 2009 "Leadership in Innovation" Award and Keynote at ABL's 11th Annual Innovations in HealthcareSM Awards Event on October 28, in Newport Beach.

Ranked #65 on the Forbes 400 Richest Americans 2009 list, with an estimated net worth of $4 billion, Patrick recently told CNBC.com that he wants to "completely change the mindset about healthcare," motivating the industry to maintain health rather than to treat illness. "Currently, doctors and drug companies only make money when you're sick," said Patrick, "but there need to be incentives to keep people healthy." Further, Patrick is spending $1 billion to hire the brightest minds in the world to create a smart grid for medical information, creating a way for all of your medical information to follow you portably, encrypted securely to give you control of access, which can then be combined through the right software with the most up-to-date medical information relevant to your situation. He says his smart grid is already in use at several children's hospitals, where specialists can immediately weigh in online about the best treatment for a sick child. (Jane Wells, "Billionaire Doctor Puts His Money Where His Mind Is," CNBC.com, October 5, 2009).

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