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Accretive Health CEO Emad Rizk featured panelist at Becker's Hospital Review 7th Annual Meeting

CHICAGO, May 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Accretive Health (OTC Pink:ACHI) Chief Executive Officer, Emad Rizk, M.D., was a featured panelist at the 7th Annual Becker's Hospital Review Meeting. This industry-leading conference was held at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, IL from April 27-30, 2016. Dr. Rizk joined an esteemed panel of c-level hospital and health system executives to discuss “The Best Actions to Improve Revenue Now: What is Working.”

According to Becker’s, the Annual Meeting is an exclusive conference bringing together hospital and health system business and strategy leaders to discuss how to improve healthcare organizations and the bottom line in these challenging but opportunity-filled times. With over 1,500 attendees from hospitals and health systems across the nation, it features the best business-focused, strategic discussions in the healthcare industry.

While addressing the audience, Dr. Rizk emphasized the importance of patient engagement:  “Dramatic changes in healthcare are requiring the entire industry to think and act in new ways. For the first time, patients are acting as true consumers. At the point of care, providers will need to have more information to help clarify a patient’s health coverage, and the technology to calculate and break down an accurate, understandable estimate of what the patient’s care will cost before it is delivered. Successful providers will be those who engage patients through active health management and improve their overall experience as consumers through financial education and advocacy.”

With the patient experience so critical to patient satisfaction, Dr. Rizk shared that the front, middle, and back are increasingly converging, with data moving to the front. “We also need to integrate clinical and financial data to create a more comprehensive view of the patient. It is the integration of data and the standardization of processes that will allow health systems to engage patients in a consistent and comprehensive manner. This becomes more critical as reimbursement models become more complex.”

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