Sebelius to visit Houston, discuss innovation

By Industry News Release
11:30 AM

WHAT:  Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will visit Houston to discuss how hospitals and health care providers are finding innovative ways to improve patient care. She will tour Ben Taub General Hospital, which has been a leader in hospital innovation through care coordination, usage of information technology, and prevention efforts. Secretary Sebelius will highlight how hospitals and health care providers around the country are finding innovative ways to improve care by promoting care coordination, using health information technology and emphasizing prevention, and how the Obama Administration is supporting those efforts, in particular through the health reform law, the Affordable Care Act. Following her visit to Ben Taub General Hospital, she will deliver remarks at the American Medical Student Association's 2012 Annual Convention, emphasizing how medical students can become leaders in the field and the Obama Administration's health care innovation efforts.

WHO: Kathleen Sebelius Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

WHEN: Friday, March 9, 2012
              11:15 a.m - Hospital tour begins
                1:00 p.m - Remarks at the AMSA 2012 Annual Convention

WHERE:    Ben Taub Hospital
                  1504 Taub Loop, Houston, Texas 77030
                  AMSA 2012 Annual Convention
                  Hyatt Regency Houston
                  1200 Louisiana Avenue, Houston, Texas 77002

CONTACT:  Press Inquiries: Keith Maley, U.S. Department of Health and
                  Human Services,
                  Hospital Information: Bryan McLeod, Ben Taub General
                  Hospital, 713-566-6430
                  Convention Information: Kim Cunningham, American Medical
                  Student Association,
                  or 781-223-4042
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