ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Addressing the complexities of providing optimal health care to patients and identifying solutions to the changing dynamics of America's health care system will be the focus of the new AMCP Nexus 2013: Connecting Health Care and Innovation, to be held October 15-18 in San Antonio, Texas. The new conference replaces the AMCP Educational Conference. Nexus 2013 will provide attendees a unique event, bringing together health care practitioners and others who are accountable for achieving the triple aim of health care reform: Improving the patient experience, improving population health, and making health care more affordable.
"We want to give attendees an exciting experience by creating a nexus -- bringing the various aspects of health care delivery, managed care, and pharmacy delivery together," said AMCP CEO Edith A. Rosato, RPh, IOM. "Nexus will reflect the growing role of managed care in America's health care system and the innovation it demands."
Nexus will include two "Innovation Interchange Sessions," designed to be of interest to all attendees and featuring nationally known thought-leaders recognized for innovation in health care and related fields. Also new at Nexus will be in-depth three-hour "deep dive" sessions providing attendees a progressive way to learn about health care reform implementation and solutions to clinical challenges in treating patients with chronic diseases.Nexus will focus on four tracks providing extensive programming on specialty pharmacy, health care reform, clinical breakthroughs, and research in managed care. Additionally, the education sessions at Nexus will include more audience interaction and active learning than in previous AMCP conferences, ensuring that attendance will be compelling and impactful for all participants. AMCP Nexus 2013 takes place October 15-18 in San Antonio, Texas, and is headlined with pre-conference symposia on topics personalized for medical and pharmacy directors, managed care physicians, nurses and case managers. Preliminary program information is available on the AMCP web site, http://www.amcp.org. About AMCP The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) is a national professional association of pharmacists and other health care practitioners who serve society by the application of sound medication management principles and strategies to improve health care for all. The Academy's nearly 7,000 members develop and provide a diversified range of clinical, educational and business management services and strategies on behalf of the more than 200 million Americans covered by a managed care pharmacy benefit. AMCP will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2013. More news and information about AMCP can be obtained on its website, at www.amcp.org . SOURCE Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy