Insight Forums Release: Healthcare Industry Thought Leader Dan Perrin To Keynote At The Healthcare Communications Forum

BOSTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Dan Perrin will deliver the opening keynote speech at the Healthcare Communications Forum 2005, which takes place September 20-21 at The Harvard Club in Boston. Mr. Perrin will speak on September 20 at 9:00am. His theme will be "Cutting through Complexity: Meeting the New Challenges in Healthcare Communications."

Dan Perrin is the Executive Director of the HSA Coalition, a Washington, DC-based coalition of non-profit organizations that has been in existence for more than a decade. The Coalition worked tirelessly to help pass the legislation which created the Archer MSA and today's Health Savings Account (HSA). Prior to his work on healthcare, Mr. Perrin served for six years as a staff member on two US Senate committees, the Steering Committee and the Committee on Foreign Relations.

"Dan Perrin is a recognized healthcare industry expert and advocate," says Wes Ervin, the Chairman of the Advisory Council for the Healthcare Communications Forum. "He is the publisher of The HSA Insider website and is the author of HSA Road Rules. We're delighted that he will set the stage for this conference, which is going to explore the new challenges looming ahead, including consumer-directed health plans, and showcase innovative solutions from industry leaders, such as HealthNow NY, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Novartis, Kaiser Permanente, and AmeriHealth."

Dan Perrin will kick off a two-day program that features some 20 speakers from across the payor and provider spectrum. The ten sessions will address issues of concern to marketing, consumer education, operations, IT, and compliance professionals. In addition there will be an exhibit area.

The keynote speech for the second day of the conference will be given by Judy Norsigian, Executive Director of Our Bodies Ourselves and co-founder of the Boston Women's Health Book Collective.

About the Healthcare Communications Forum

The Healthcare Communications Forum is produced by Insight Forums, a joint venture formed by Art Plus Technology, Inc. and Exgenex, an event-management and marketing firm. Insight Forums also produces the Financial Communications Forum, which just held its eighth annual conference in Boston in April.

Art Plus Technology, based in Boston, is a strategic consulting, design, and application development firm that enables healthcare companies and organizations to communicate with their customers and intermediaries in the most cost-effective ways possible. Art Plus Technology specializes in the design and development of business-critical communications, from personalized customer-acquisition documents to transactional bills and statements, in both print and electronic media.

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CONTACT: Media Contact: Wes Ervin Chairman, Advisory Council for TheHealthcare Communications Forum, +1-617-750-2444,

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