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Nation's Foremost Health Care Leaders Kick Off Summit Focused on Zero-Tolerance Approach to Hospital-Acquired Infections
Date:9/9/2008

an and CEO of Cardinal Health. "It's clear that HAIs represent a great challenge and a great opportunity to drive measurable improvements in patient safety and reduce overall health care costs."

Chasing Zero Summit speakers include Dr. Alan Greenspan, chairman of the Federal Reserve System from 1987 to 2006; Dr. Thomas Valuck, Center for Medicare Management medical officer and senior advisor; Dr. Mark McClellan, director of the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution and Dr. Uwe Reinhardt, James Madison Professor of Political Economics at Princeton University.

The summit will also feature the country's foremost health authorities, including the chief executive officers of the National Quality Forum (NQF), the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the Leapfrog Group; president and chief patient safety officer of the Joint Commission and director of the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), among others.

A full agenda, complete with presentation topics and speaker biographies, is available at http://www.CardinalHealth.com/ChasingZero/HAI

About Cardinal Health

Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a $91 billion, global company serving the health care industry with products and services that help hospitals, physician offices and pharmacies reduce costs, improve safety, productivity and profitability, and deliver better care to patients. With a focus on making supply chains more efficient, reducing hospital-acquired infections and breaking the cycle of harmful medication errors, Cardinal Health develops market-leading technologies, including Alaris(R) IV pumps, Pyxi
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