SWHR CEO Offers Expert Insights on Affordable Care Act Provisions at National Health Care Event
Panel Discussion to Focus on the Patient’s Role in Medical Innovation during AdvaMed 2013 in Washington, D.C.
Source Newsroom: Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR)
Newswise — Washington, D.C. (September 18, 2013) – Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) President & CEO Phyllis Greenberger will provide expert analysis of the Sunshine Act and its impact on patients during a panel discussion at AdvaMed 2013: The MedTech Conference in Washington, D.C., on September 23 at 2:15 p.m. Register to attend at AdvaMed2013.com.
The Physician Payments Sunshine Act, which is part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), entitles patients and the public to more information about the financial interactions between physicians and manufacturers of drugs, medical devices and biological products. This panel, as part of The Patient’s Role in Medical Innovation session, will discuss how to preserve the essential transparency of these relationships while ensuring that delivering the highest quality patient care remains a key goal of our health care system.
For more than 20 years, Phyllis Greenberger has been leading efforts at SWHR as a women’s health advocate with the mission to improve the health of all women through advocacy, education and research. She also has been a leading advocate for research into the biological differences between men and women in a variety of health issues.
“The Society for Women’s Health Research appreciates greater public transparency while recognizing the medical industry as a key source of funding for research that benefits everyday Americans,” Greenberger said. “Our goal must always be to focus on the best health outcomes for patients while ensuring that the spirit of innovation in medicine stays strong.”
SWHR and AdvaMed, along with other health groups, have endorsed a joint statement from the National Dialogue for Healthcare Innovation (NDHI) on 21st century collaboration for health care advancement. SWHR recognizes that appropriate collaboration between non-industry health care professionals and scientists alongside industry drives medical innovation, meaningful health outcome improvements, and economic growth for our nation.
SWHR shares the common goal of promoting the American innovative spirit so that new advances in medicine and medical technology can continue to make the journey from concept to medical practice for the benefit of patients.
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SWHR is the national thought leader in research on biological differences in disease, dedicated to transforming women’s health through science, advocacy and education. For more information, visit www.womenshealthresearch.org.