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Contact: David Iwisnki, Jr.
Phone: 412.209.1291

Deborah S. Ziskind
The Global Conference Institute
Phone: 412.688.8973

Acusis® President and CEO Speaking at the Global Conference Institute’s Fifth World Health Conference in Chicago on May 8 & 9, 2003

Deputy Commissioner of the FDA to Give Up to the Minute Briefing on SARS


PITTSBURGH, PA, May 6, 2003 – Acusis, a leading provider of outsourced medical transcription services, today announced that Acusis President and CEO David Iwinski, Jr. will be speaking at The Global Conference Institute's Fifth World Health Conference, which is being held this week in Chicago.

During his presentation entitled, "Outsourcing to Increase Financial Opportunities for Healthcare Institutions and Hospitals," Iwinski will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing and the healthcare industry’s current outsourcing trends and future opportunities.

"Hospitals and healthcare institutions traditionally outsourced laundry, food, and technology services, but are now recognizing the benefits of outsourcing their clinical operations as well," says Iwinski.

"Research shows that there has been a shift in the primary reason why organizations choose to outsource," Iwinski adds. "It is not just about saving money, but enabling organizations to focus on their core competencies. By outsourcing, healthcare organizations can focus their resources on delivering quality patient care."

"We are delighted that Mr. Iwinski will be presenting on the session ‘Healthcare Economics in an Era of Change,’? Deborah S. Ziskind, the Global Institute's President and Chairman of the Board, said. "Acusis is one of the preeminent organizations in the world that delivers cost-effective and accurate outsourced medical transcription services. Mr. Iwinski always provides insightful analysis and results oriented solutions as to how outsourcing can improve efficiencies and save money for healthcare organizations."

Dr. Lester Crawford, Deputy Commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration, will deliver the leading keynote address on Thursday, May 8. Dr. Crawford will provide an up to the minute briefing on SARS and Bioterrorism. He will also report on critical health findings that will be released for the first time at The Global Conference Institute's 5th World Health Conference on May 8 and 9 at The University of Chicago.

Actress Dana Reeve, moving force in The Christopher Reeve Paralysis and a champion for funding of medical and scientific research, will deliver a special address after she receives The Global Conference Institute's Healthcare Humanitarian Award for 2003, the institute's highest honor. Last year's recipient of The Global Conference Institute's Healthcare Humanitarian award was Sharon Stone, Chairman of the Campaign for AIDS Research for the American Foundation for AIDS research. Past recipients include Thomas E. Starzl, M.D., Ph.D., Michael DeBakey, M.D. and Nancy Goodman Brinker, Founding Chairman, The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Editor�’s Note: The Global Conference Institute, founded by Deborah Ziskind in 1998, devotes itself to the most timely and critical issues in world healthcare and medicine. Comprised of an advisory board of leading physicians, corporate officers, government leaders and healthcare policymakers who are influencing change and are committed to the care of individuals and the nation’s health, its annual world health conference features decisionmakers and leaders who are influencing the direction of change and policy in their respective institutions, organizations and governments.

"The Global Conference Institute has continually demonstrated leadership and vision in its commitment to healthcare and medicine. Over the past several years, we have witnessed significant changes in our healthcare system. This year’s Conference will seek to examine these changes, as well as the challenges they pose to healthcare providers across the nation and the world. I commend the Conference founder, President and Chairman of the Board Deborah Ziskind, for her integral role in creating a forum to address these challenges, and for her tireless dedication to the human condition," wrote the Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert, in a proclamation letter written to the Global Conference Institute on behalf of the Congress of the United States, the United States House of Representatives.



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