Pegasystems Hosts Collaborative Healthcare Summit

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – September 19, 2011 – Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the leader in Business Process Management (BPM) and software for customer centricity, today announced it will host the Collaborative Healthcare Summit at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston on October 19, 2011.  The day-long Summit, a pre-event to Partners Healthcare’s 2011 Connected Health Symposium, will highlight how advanced technology is being leveraged to foster coordination, eliminate waste and improve outcomes across the healthcare spectrum.

The latest of several healthcare-focused events hosted by Pegasystems, the Summit provides a collaborative forum for healthcare organizations, including physician groups, hospitals, payers, pharmacy benefit managers and life sciences organizations.  Innovation, better transparency and increased collaboration will be explored in the sessions and panels, all of which feature industry thought leaders.

The keynote speaker is Dr. David Blumenthal, Chairman of the Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System, and former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology for President Obama.  Dr. Blumenthal will speak about the HITECH Act and the Nation’s performance to date in deploying Electronic Medical Records and demonstrating “meaningful use”.

Also slated to speak are Dr. Glen Stettin, SVP and Chief Medical Officer of Medco, and Scott Lundstrom, Group Vice President, IDC Health Insights, whose talk about technology strategies for an uncertain time will highlight approaches for the individual sub-segments of the healthcare ecosystem.  For a complete agenda and registration information, visit the event homepage.

Pegasystems’ healthcare clients include renowned providers, government agencies, and top life sciences companies.  Pega technology is used by three of the largest pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), 13 out of the 15 largest health payers, and more than 65% of the Blues network.  PBM clients handle more than 55% of the nation’s prescription volume; payer clients write more than 50% of all direct premiums.

 

Quotes & Commentary:

Mark Manning, Vice President and Managing Director of Healthcare, Pegasystems

“Given the accelerating pace of change in the healthcare industry, it’s more important than ever that we facilitate meaningful discussion, so the community can learn from those who are applying leading technology and novel approaches to succeed in healthcare.  We’ve always encouraged this collaboration, and we’re excited to be part of the discussion as healthcare leaders drive innovation and advancement across the healthcare ecosystem.”

 

Supporting Resources:

To see more information about Dr. Blumenthal, visit: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/Newsletters/Washington-Health-Policy-in-Review/2011/Jun/June-13-2011/David-Blumenthal-named-Chairman-of-Commonwealth-Fund-Commission-on-a-High-Performance-Health-System.aspx

To see more information about Pega’s healthcare solutions, visit: www.pega.com/solutions/by-industry/healthcare

To see more about Pega’s life sciences solutions, visit: https://www.pega.com/solutions/by-industry/life-sciences

 

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Pegasystems (NASDAQ: PEGA) develops strategic applications for marketing, sales, service, and operations. Pega’s applications streamline critical business operations, connect enterprises to their customers seamlessly in real-time across channels, and adapt to meet rapidly changing requirements. Pega’s Global 3000 customers include many of the world’s most sophisticated and successful enterprises. Pega’s applications, available in the cloud or on-premises, are built on its unified Pega 7 platform, which uses visual tools to easily extend and change applications to meet clients’ strategic business needs. Pega’s clients report that Pega gives them the fastest time to value, extremely rapid deployment, efficient re-use, and global scale. For more information, please visit us at www.pega.com.

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