Activ Doctors Online Sponsors Premier Impact Health Care Conference – University of Miami
Miami, FL – January 28, 2014 – Activ Doctors Online, a global telemedicine firm headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida, served as a panel session sponsor for the University of Miami School of Business Administration’s Center for Health Sector Management and Policy “The Business of Health Care: Bending the Cost Curve” 2014 conference on January 17.
The third annual premier health care impact conference brought together over 700 attendees including healthcare professionals, business leaders, and other professionals in the areas of public policy, administration, finance, technology, legal, marketing, human resources, government and academic sectors.
This year’s conference welcomed a timely discussion among distinguished industry professionals and the audience regarding the upcoming implementation of phase two of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in January. The forum’s keynote speaker, Olympia Snowe, former US Senator (R-Maine) and Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center, delivered a luncheon speech alongside Donna E. Shalala, University of Miami President and former US Secretary, Health and Human Services.
Florent Monssoh, Activ Doctors Online Founder and CEO, delivered an introductory speech for the panel on “Benefits, Costs, Politics and Policy.” Panel speakers included Alice Rivlin, Director of the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, the Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy Studies and a Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution; and Diane Rowland, Executive Vice President of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and the Executive Director of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.
Activ Doctors Online has been empowering people across the world to take control of their health destiny with the latest in telemedicine and mobile health technology since 2008. As Steven G. Ullmann, director of the Center for Health Sector Management and Policy at the University of Miami School of Business Administration said, “We were very pleased to have Activ Doctors Online join us as a panel session sponsor for this year’s conference. A key goal of the conference was to explore ways in which we can bring efficiencies to our health care system, and companies like Activ Doctors are part of the solution.”As value becomes more intrinsic with health care reform, the integration of patient-centric telemedicine tools does as well. Activ Doctors Online secure online platform offers Personal Health Records, Second Medical Opinions and eConsultations as a possible solution to reducing unnecessary health care costs and procedures. Mr. Monssoh felt it was imperative to sponsor such an impacting conference during this critical time of health care reform. “There is not better time than now to encourage a culture of empowered consumers that can make more educated healthcare decisions with the advent of mobile health,” stated Mr. Monssoh, “Activ Doctors Online is committed to providing individuals with secure online personal health management tools that result in healthier, safer and more productive lives.”