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President Bill Clinton to Deliver Keynote Address at 5th Annual World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress, November 10, 2009, Washington, D.C.
Date:6/22/2009

NaviNet, Healthcare Communications Leader, Named as Lead Educational Underwriter

WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The 5th Annual World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress (WHIT 5.0), in conjunction with NaviNet, (formerly NaviMedix), America's largest real-time healthcare communications network, announces that President Bill Clinton will deliver a keynote presentation at the Washington D.C. conference on November 10, 2009.

President Clinton will join a roster of more than 80 speakers at WHIT 5.0, who are driving change in healthcare through technologies as the tool for innovation. The three-day event attracts more than 400 senior leaders from business and government for an in-depth discussion of the cutting-edge innovations that are shaping healthcare delivery.

"We are delighted to announce President Bill Clinton is joining the World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress," said Vidar Jorgensen, Chairman of World Congress. "Having taken on several of the world's most profound health care challenges, including HIV/AIDs and childhood obesity with innovative solutions, President Clinton brings a fascinating and unique perspective to WHIT. We eagerly look forward to hearing his unique insights and experiences at WHIT 5.0."

President Clinton served the United States for eight years during a time of unprecedented prosperity and change. Now, President Clinton is a powerful voice for progress as he shares his unique insights and observations with audiences around the world. President Clinton's public speeches describe the challenge of globalization, emphasize our growing interdependence, and point the way toward a common future based on shared goals and values. After leaving the White House, President Clinton established the William J. Clinton Foundation with the mission to strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence.

"The World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress encourages collaboration among healthcare executives and visionaries, which is vital as we're all working together to foster and support high-quality, cost-effective healthcare delivery," said Brad Waugh, president and CEO of NaviNet. "NaviNet's role as lead educational underwriter for the WHIT 5.0 program, complements our commitment to finding new and innovative ways to streamline interaction among health-industry participants."

Key WHIT Congress topics include:

  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: How Will This Impact Cost, Quality and Access?
  • Interoperability and Standards
  • Clinical Informatics: Enhancing the Ability to Use HIT to Provide Efficient Patient Care
  • Health 2.0: Consumer Engagement through Social Networking
  • Wireless Health: Best Practices for Deploying Mobile Health and Remote Monitoring
  • Military Health Innovations: What Can the Private Sector Adopt to Improve the Delivery and Quality of Care?

Other confirmed speakers include: Adam Bosworth, founder, president and CEO of Keas, Inc. and former head of Google, Health; Jim Goodnight, CEO of SAS and Bill Crounse, M.D., senior director, Worldwide Health, Microsoft. For more information, and an updated schedule of speakers and topics, visit www.whitcongress.com.

About The World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress

Now in its fifth year, the World Health Care Innovation and Technology Congress has gathered more than 1,400 senior level executives from the nation's leading hospitals, health systems, medical groups and health plans. The program serves as a platform for executives staked with making multi-million dollar IT decisions to gain an in-depth understanding of the applications in health care.

About NaviNet

NaviNet (formerly NaviMedix) is America's largest real-time healthcare communications network, securely linking over 750,000 providers and the nation's patients, industry partners and leading health plans. NaviNet's advanced solutions, services and expertise streamline business processes and drive industry-leading innovation. In a time when access to healthcare is a critical issue, NaviNet fosters collaboration and helps government, plans and providers improve quality of care and reduce costs. For more information, or to sign up for NaviNet, please visit www.NaviNet.net or call 617-715-6000 or 800-805-7569. Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/NaviNet.

    CONTACT: Patrick Golden, Director of Communications
    781.939.2511
    Patrick.golden@worldcongress.com
    www.whitcongress.com


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