MedCity Media Launches ENGAGE: Unlocking Patient Engagement through Innovation June 5-6

MedCity Media Launches ENGAGE: Unlocking Patient Engagement through Innovation
                                   June 5-6

PR Newswire

CLEVELAND, Feb. 19, 2013

CLEVELAND, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --MedCity Media, publisher of, today announced ENGAGE, a premier forum for the leading
strategies and innovations to advance patient engagement with care providers
and the healthcare ecosystem. The event is hosted by the Foundation for
Healthcare Innovation and will take place on June 5-6 at the Westin Washington
D.C. City Center.

"How the U.S. perceives, pays for and delivers care is changing," said Chris
Seper, CEO and founder of MedCity Media. "ENGAGE is the one place that gets
the entire ecosystem together to best understand the patient and consumer
engagement trends that sit at the core of healthcare innovation and reform."

Payers, providers and policymakers – along with the technology ecosystem that
supports these efforts – will take center stage. The two-day event will touch
on winning accountable care organization models, unique insights on Medicare
reimbursement trends, cutting-edge health data and the intersection of
healthcare, policy and technology with thinkers from some of the most
insightful organizations in the country.

For more information and to register, visit

"Technology alone won't make healthcare better. Care delivery and
reimbursement innovation will both require patient engagement – without it a
truly transformed care delivery system will continue to elude us, despite the
best of intentions," said Wil Yu, director, Foundation for Healthcare
Innovation and advisor, Institute for the Future. "Focused communication,
informed decision-making, and aligned behaviors will be the keys to healthcare

Key partners supporting ENGAGE include The Department of Health & Human
Services, The Department of Veterans Affairs, and The Office of the National
Coordinator for Health Information Technology and UnitedHealth Group. Speakers
will come from organizations including Cleveland Clinic, the Center for
Connected Health and Jefferson School of Population Health.

"We need to bring together people from diverse perspectives - patients,
providers, developers, payers - to collaborate and find new ways to engage
consumers through technology," said Lygeia Ricciardi, Director, Office of
Consumer eHealth at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT –
within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. "Information
technology is both upgrading the traditional health care system and also
empowering consumers to engage more fully in their health and healthcare as
never before. Let's use technology to tap into the power of consumers - the
most underutilized resource in healthcare."

"ENGAGE is a must-attend event for healthcare innovators," said Seper.
"Conversations will begin at this event that will continue for months to come.
MedCity brings together leaders across the healthcare ecosystem in
unprecedented ways with our events -- First with CONVERGE in 2012 – which we
are repeating this year – and now with ENGAGE.'s audience
tripled in 2012, and we hope to continue that growth in our live events."

About MedCity Media
MedCity Media, founded in 2009 and headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is the
publisher of one of the fastest growing industry news sites covering
healthcare innovation,, and a provider of custom marketing
solutions to healthcare industry clients across the United States. Reaching
more than 300,000 unique visitors per month, covers
innovation, emerging companies, and technology from across the healthcare
ecosystem. The company's custom marketing solutions division services clients
of all sizes (including some of the world's largest and best health systems to
small startups) utilizing a network of experienced healthcare content creators
across the country to provide content of all types for all mediums – web copy,
social media content, news articles, and more. For additional information,
visit www.medcitynews.comor contact

About the Foundation for Healthcare Innovation
The Foundation for Healthcare Innovation is a not-for-profit effort to enable
the achievement of better health, better healthcare delivery, and lower costs
through continuous improvement by supporting the process of innovation. The
Foundation intends to make early adopter activity observable and support
communities that enable data sharing and innovationreinvention. The
Foundation seeks to promote alignment of existing external efforts to propel
collaborations with early technology and service adopters.

Chris Seper
MedCity Media
(216) 403-1213

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