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GDS International Confirms the Attendance of Top Executives to its Eleventh North American Healthcare Summit in December

November 5, 2012

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, November 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

On the 10th to the 12th of December 2012, 75 of the region’s most influential
healthcare provider executives will convene at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and
Spa, San Antonio, Texas, for the eleventh annual Next Generation Healthcare US summit (NG
Healthcare US11 [http://www.nghealthcaresummit.com ]).

Designed specifically with the C-level decision-maker in mind, the summit is tailored
to ensure maximum ROI over the two-and-a-half-days. The event is structured to make use of
every minute – networking opportunities are maximized through a series of vibrant mediums,
including roundtable discussions, peer-led panel discussions, closed door meetings and
more casual working lunches, gala dinners and drinks receptions. Once common goals have
been established, attendees will be given the opportunity to attend intimate one-on-one

This year’s summit will be addressing a range of key pain points and other emerging
issues faced by decision makers in the sector. With a cutting edge program that has been
shaped by GDS International’s advisory board, key topics scheduled for discussion at the
upcoming event include: Big Data, EMR/EHR, mHealth, ICD-10, Accountable Care and
Meaningful Use, to name but a few.

As with previous years, the NG Healthcare event will be attended by a selection of
core players from the telecom space, including Philip Smith, CMIO for Adventist Health
System; Alan Coltri, Chief Systems Architect for Johns Hopkins Medicine; John Mattison,
CMIO for Kaiser Permanente; Warren Beck, SVP Finance for Vanderbilt University Medical
Center; Chis Jaeger, CMIO for Sutter Health; Susan Huerta, Chief Quality Officer for the
University Of Virginia Health System; Edward Glynn, CMIO for HCA; and Mark Moroses, CIO
for Continuum Health Partners. There will also be a dynamic collection of sponsors at the
event, with some of the most well known names in attendance, including: OptumInsight,
athenahealth, Information Builders, Vidyo and Truven Health Analytics.

Todd Craighead, VP Intermountain Healthcare, was an attendee at a previous event. He
said of the summit: “The event has been really exciting, and it’s been great to meet the
attendees. Networking with other healthcare organizations, as well as the vendors who have
had some compelling information that they’ve presented, has been hugely beneficial. It
provides a refreshing contrast to other events that often have a large volume of people
who attend – it’s sometimes difficult to have one-on-one conversations about your
particular situation.”

In agreement, Mark Eimer, CTO for University of Kentucky Healthcare, said: “You get
much more interaction with your colleagues and I think you get to take more out of it just
because you get more quality time with your colleagues in the field.”

Alex Olson, NG Healthcare US [http://www.nghealthcaresummit.com ] Summit Director for
GDS International [http://www.gdsinternational.com ], says: “The medical technology
landscape is evolving at a rapid pace, and providers are adopting new and innovative care
models to strengthen their processes and improve the patient experience. The Next
Generation Healthcare Summit will serve as a medium for industry leaders to mindshare,
benchmark, and contribute to the modernization of healthcare delivery.”

For more information, please visit http://www.nghealthcaresummit.com

About GDS International

GDS International [http://www.gdsinternational.com ] is one of the most innovative
events and media companies worldwide – and a globally renowned producer of
business-to-business summits, conferences, online information and advisory group
gatherings. Founded in 1993, GDS International specializes in meeting the B2B marketing
needs of our clients. Having a strong presence in mature industrial sectors but a finger
on the pulse of emerging markets – as well as up-and-coming B2B business verticals – means
we are perfectly placed to capitalize on the exciting developments brought about by the
advent of a globalized economy. Our value proposition is simple: we deliver tangible
business results from world-class events.


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