FDU’s 2011 Innovation Summit Focuses on Healthcare Reform Strategies

MADISON, NJ (September 19, 2011)—Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship will host its annual Innovation Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. to noon at FDU’s College at Florham in Madison, N.J. This half day seminar will focus on healthcare reform with presentations from David Snow, chairman and CEO of Medco, Cavan Redmond, group president of Pfizer, and Dr. Richard Popiel, president of Horizon Healthcare Innovations, among others.

This year’s Innovation Summit is designed to help healthcare and business leaders learn about new strategies that are improving healthcare and how to proactively respond to the implications created by the new federal law. Besides Snow, Redmond, and Popiel, a panel of leaders in various healthcare fields will discuss their insights on the upcoming trends and cost factors of healthcare. 

Snow joined Medco as president and CEO in 2003 and became chairman later that year, taking the company public in August of that same year. Snow transformed Medco into a recognized leader in clinically-driven pharmacy care.

Redmond is a group president for Pfizer’s subdivisions: Animal Health, Consumer Healthcare, and Corporate Strategy. He is a member of Pfizer’s Executive Leadership Team that is responsible for three diverse businesses in addition to leading Pfizer’s enterprise-wide strategy.

Popiel is president and COO of Horizon Healthcare Innovations, a division of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. He is responsible for managing all aspects of the division whose purpose is to launch new models of reimbursement and care delivery with network providers.

The panel includes Dr. Simon Samaha, president and CEO of the Summit Medical Group. He runs the largest independently operated multi-specialty medical practice in New Jersey. Joining Samaha on the panel is Dr. David Shulkin, president of Morristown Medical Center, a 695-bed comprehensive healthcare organization, part of Atlantic Health; Laura Landy, president and CEO of the Fannie E. Rippel Foundation; Dr. Judith Kutzleb, a nurse practitioner and founder of the “Healthy Hearts Initiative” program at Holy Name Medical Center, and an integral part of FDU’s Nursing Program; and Harry Reynolds, Director, Health Industry Transformation at IBM. 

Part of the Silberman College of Business since 1989, the mission of the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship is to teach and support entrepreneurship and innovation in the academic, business and nonprofit communities. An outstanding entrepreneurship curriculum taught by an excellent faculty has helped make the academic program among the finest in the nation. 

Cost of attending the conference is $145. Pre-registration is required by Oct. 7; to register call the Rothman Institute at 973-443-8842 or sign up online at http://fduinnovation.eventbrite.com. For more information, visit http://www.fdu.edu/innovation. FDU’s College at Florham is at 285 Madison Ave., Madison, N.J.

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