McDaniel to Present at SAS-Sponsored Health Analytics Event

Executive Conference Attracts More Than 300 Global Health and Life Sciences Thought Leaders

Baltimore, MD – April 30, 2012 Sage Growth Partners, a leader in healthcare consulting, technology and marketing services, today announced that CEO Don McDaniel has been invited to speak at the 9th Annual SAS Health Care & Life Sciences Executive Conference May 9-10 in North Carolina.

The theme for the 2012 event is Health Analytics: Brighter Insights for Better Care.  Through keynote presentations, an Executive Leadership Panel, an interactive technology showcase, and a six-pronged industry track curriculum, attendees will dig into the powerful role of health analytics and how brighter insights, improved patient relationships and healthier outcomes can be realized.

“This conference brings together leaders and visionaries from across the health care, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and health insurance sectors to facilitate convergent industry dialogue on the ways advanced analytics can be used to enable a transformation in health care and life sciences industries,” said Dr. Graham Hughes SAS’s Chief Medical Officer.  “The greatest benefit of this meeting is the cross fertilization of ideas that occurs across traditional industry silos.  We’re really happy that Don has agreed to join us.  He is a passionate and engaging presenter.”

McDaniel will participate in a learning track entitled, Proactively Managing Risk in a New Health Care Marketplace. Through his presentation, McDaniel will share strategies and explain how some health care organizations are using advanced analytics to position their organizations for success in a market redefined by health care reform.

“SAS is known around the world as the preeminent name in health care and life science analytics,” said McDaniel. “We are excited about our growing relationship with them, and are honored to be presenting at their Executive Conference.”

Also scheduled to present at the conference are acclaimed author and Harvard Business School Professor, Clayton Christensen, and former Administrator at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Don Berwick.

About SAS
SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 55,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.

About Sage Growth Partners
Sage Growth Partners (SGP), a health care strategy, technology and marketing services firm, provides insight, advice and multi-disciplined execution to growth-minded health care organizations, including hospitals and health systems, physicians groups, insurers, trade associations and academic institutions. With deep roots in the business of health care, SGP has earned a reputation for delivering results to difficult industry and organizational challenges.

Founded in 2005, SGP is located in Baltimore, MD, and serves clients such as GE Healthcare, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, St. Jude Medical, University of Maryland Medical Center, Casey Health Institute, National Association of Community Health Centers, Christus Miguerza Health System, Availity, LLC, Boston Medical Center and others.

 

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