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MCIC Press Release

September 29, 2004

Hot Off The Press

The Future of Women's Healthcare - 2005 Teleconference Scheduled

MANASQUAN, NJ, September 29, 2004 "The Future of Women's Healthcare 2005," a special teleconference organized by the editorial staff of Wellness Program Management Advisor and, and sponsored by the Managed Care Information Center and Health Resources Publishing, has been scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 21 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time.

Today's health, wellness, managed care and women's health professionals are increasingly aware of the gaps and challenges in providing comprehensive healthcare services to women. "The Future of Women's Healthcare - 2005," a 90-minute live conference, will focus on addressing these challenges by first focusing on new clinical and health research activities, then look at what is working now and what's ahead for hospital and health plan-based women's health programs.

Women's health program offerings range from minimal at some hospitals and managed care organizations, to full-blown, ahead-of-the-curve clinical and education programs that address the essence of the range of needs in women's health, according to Robert K. Jenkins, publisher of Wellness Program Management Advisor.

There is a need for outreach programs to educate women as many are clamoring for information, understanding and empathy on major issues including health risk factors, heart disease, osteoporosis, breast cancer and obesity.

Expert speaker panelists Dr. Rosaly Correa-de-Araujo, MSc, PhD, Senior Advisor on Women's Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Wendy Kuran, Vice President, Women's Health Solutions, PacifiCare Health Systems, Inc.; and Bonnie Wittman, RN, MBA, Director of Women's Health, Florida Health System, will cover topics including:

  • Strategies for developing comprehensive approaches to women's health.
  • Broadening access to healthcare services for women.
  • Coordination of services for women and access to specialists and sub-specialists in women's health.
  • PacifiCare's integrated approach with 30 programs and services focused on serving women.
  • Why becoming a leader in women's health is a cornerstone of health plan's strategy as a health and consumer services organization.
  • How healthcare systems can design programs to serve women's health in the year ahead.
  • The programs and services that resulted in Florida Hospital being ranked as one of the top 10 hospital's in the country for women.
  • Health promotion and clinical preventive services for women.
  • Improving quality of care.
  • Emerging opportunities in women's health programs.

A 30 minute question and answer session will also be included.

How To Register
The registration fee covers one telephone hookup, but participants are encouraged to invite as many individuals as they wish to the site at no additional charge.

To register for "The Future of Women's Healthcare 2005," visit, call (800) 516-4343, or e-mail

Cost of the conference is $199 per site for those who register on or before Oct. 15. For other pricing options and further details, visit

Address: Wellness Program Management Advisor, Health Resources Publishing, 1913 Atlantic Ave., Suite F4, Manasquan, NJ 08736; (732) 292-1100,

Sales, marketing or business development executives may also call for more information, 1-800-516-4343.

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