IBM Web Seminar to Weigh Impact of Obama Administration on Future of U.S. Healthcare

Latest in IBM's Healthcare 2015 Webcast Series to Feature Health Policy Experts From Obama Campaign, New America Foundation, Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative and IBM

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ARMONK, NY - 10 Dec 2008: IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today that it will host a Web seminar to explore how the Obama presidency could impact the future of Healthcare in the United States. The seminar, entitled "Healthcare 2015: The Impact of the Obama Presidency," will feature a panel of recognized health policy experts, including an advisor from the Obama campaign team. It will air over the Internet on Wednesday, December 10th at 12:00 noon Eastern Standard Time.

Dan Pelino, General Manager, IBM Global Healthcare & Life Sciences Industry, will lead the discussion on President-elect Barack Obama's proposed healthcare policy reform with a distinguished panel of experts: 

 The Web seminar is the fourth in a series of quarterly Healthcare 2015 discussion topics hosted by IBM thought leaders, industry experts, and the company's worldwide Healthcare community. It is open to everyone interested in learning more about healthcare reform under the new Obama presidency. Those interested in joining the webcast can register at: Healthcare 2015: The Impact of the Obama Webcast Presidency.

"The United States healthcare system is on the verge of potential, dynamic change with the recent election of Barack Obama. Further, the current financial crisis and the topic of healthcare reform will be high on Mr. Obama's agenda and will impact every citizen, government organization, and business in the U.S. and beyond," said Pelino. "President-elect Barack Obama has called for affordable, accessible healthcare; preventive care and wellness; and new investments in health IT. We expect that the pace and scale of his plans will unfold quickly as we lead up to his inauguration as President."

Once registered, participants will receive emails from IBM asking for their questions and topics of interest in advance of the event.

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