Accumen Leaders to Participate in Planetree International Conference on Patient-Centered Care

Cindy Murphy, VP of Healthcare Strategy and Performance Excellence to Serve as Faculty

October 25, 2016

SAN DIEGO, October 25, 2016 – Over 1000 healthcare industry professionals will gather for the 24th annual Planetree International Conference on Patient-Centered Care from October 30th to November 2nd at the Downtown Chicago Marriott. As the longest running conference on patient-centered care, this conference brings together innovation and leadership in an environment where both industry leaders, patients and their families share stories, insights and solutions in breakout sessions and panel discussions. The insights shared will help highlight the vital contributions made by each individual in an organization towards realizing a more patient-centered healthcare system. Accumen is pleased to have Cindy Murphy, Vice President Healthcare Strategy and Performance Excellence at Accumen, serving as faculty at the conference.

On Monday, October 31, 2016, Murphy will present “The Next Transformation: A Patient-Centric, Value-Based HealthCare Model.”  The presentation will identify strategies, tools, and technology that are necessary to achieve higher quality care while simultaneously lowering costs. Murphy received her MPH in Health Service Administration from San Diego State University-California State University and is a nationally recognized speaker and published author on the topics of laboratory transformation, healthcare reform, and patient-centered care.

An impressive list of keynote speakers is planned for the event, including Declara Inc.’s CEO Ramona Pierson; national speaker Alex Sheen of “Because I said I Would”; Nancy Frates, developer of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; and Professor and Psychiatrist Vikram Patel.

Accumen and Planetree have a shared mission of innovation to achieve improved quality of care and outcomes for both patients and hospitals. The international conference will provide participants the opportunity to learn and discuss how to achieve the highest level of patient safety in hospitals and other best practices in the industry.  To learn more about Planetree’s 24th Annual Conference visit their website here.

Disclaimer: Accumen has no authority, responsibility or liability with respect to any clinical decisions made by – or in connection with – a provider’s laboratory, patient blood management, or other operations. Nothing herein and no aspect of any services provided by Accumen is intended – or shall be deemed – to subordinate, usurp or otherwise diminish any providers’ sole authority and discretion with respect to all clinical decision-making for its patients.

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