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URAC Announces Agenda for 2009 Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection Conference
Date:2/13/2009

Conference agenda and sponsorship prospectus now available at www.urac.org/bestpractices

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- URAC announced today the agenda for the 2009 Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection Conference to be held, April 1-2, 2009 in Orlando, Florida. In addition to Ian Morrison's opening keynote address The Future of the Healthcare Marketplace: The Quest for Value for All Americans, and Lee Woodruff's closing keynote address In an Instant: A Health Care Consumer's Journey of Healing and Empowerment, there will be a lunchtime poster session, 15 best practice presentations and a judges' panel.

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Each best practice presentation session provides attendees with the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the operations of one of three award-winning programs focused on best practices in consumer decision-making and consumer health and wellness. The sessions will illustrate demonstrated and measured programs formed through collaborative partnerships and that have a potential for wide-spread implementation within the US health care system.

Representing various stakeholder perspectives, a select panel of judges from the Best Practices Awards program will discuss how consumer-focused programs impact and enable consumers to be more effective navigators and managers of their own health care, and how various segments of the health care industry can incorporate the concept of consumer empowerment and protection into their operations. The session, entitled Turning Innovative Practices into Best Practices in Consumer Empowerment and Protection, will feature:

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