Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) Boston Chapter Presents the Healthcare Forum: Impact of Healthcare Reform on Innovation  
8/3/2012 12:23:58 PM

August 2, 2012 – The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) Boston chapter is pleased to announce a provocative panel discussion on the impact of healthcare reform on innovation. The Forum will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 5:30 – 9:00 pm at the Langham Hotel, 250 Franklin Street, Boston. Local healthcare business leaders will discuss how reform and regulation are driving and inhibiting innovation across the spectrum of healthcare businesses in Boston. In this time of transition, these thought leaders will speak about how their organizations are using new business models, novel partnerships, and out-of-the-box thinking to change how healthcare is delivered.

Martha Bebinger, WBUR Healthcare Reporter, will moderate the panel of distinguished speakers including:

• Naomi Fried, Chief Innovation Officer, Children’s Hospital Boston

• Justine M. Carr, M.D., CMO, Steward Health Care System

• Nancy J. Gagliano, M.D., CMO, CVS MinuteClinic

• Tamima Itani, Vice President of Global Regulatory Affairs and Regulatory Compliance, Boston Scientific Corporation

• Christina Severin, President, Network Health

• Samantha Singer, Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Biogen Idec.

“This forum is designed to allow attendees to obtain new awareness of changes being driven right here in Boston in all healthcare sectors, understanding of the impact of reform on their roles and their companies,” said Keri Collette, President of the HBA Boston chapter. “The event will offer network-building opportunities as well, because we believe that this will spark stimulating dialogue both at the event and going forward.”

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About Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) and the Boston chapter

Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) is in its fourth decade as a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering the advancement of women in healthcare worldwide. With 15 chapters throughout the United States and Europe, HBA provides educational opportunities for women and men to develop cutting-edge healthcare industry knowledge and leadership skills, recognizes outstanding women and men in the industry, provides opportunities for networking, creates greater visibility for women in the industry, fosters mentoring relationships and serves as a conduit and sponsor for research on career advancement issues. HBA has nearly 6,000 individual members and over 130 corporate partners, and is widely recognized as a catalyst for leadership development of women in healthcare worldwide. The Boston chapter has over 700 members and a network of over 2,000 followers. The Healthcare Forum initiates the theme of “Equipping Members for Change” that will be carried through its Boston programs for 2013.