VITAS Healthcare Sponsors, Speaks At University Of Miami Business Of Health Care Conference


University of Miami business students pose with VITAS Chief Information Officer Patrick Hale

VITAS sponsored 200 University of Miami business students to attend the Business of Health Care Conference, held in Coral Gables, Florida.

Miami, FL — VITAS® Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, served as a chairman sponsor of the University of Miami (UM) Business of Health Care conference.

“Technology & People: US & Beyond,” the university’s eighth annual Business of Health Care conference, was held on March 29, 2019, at the University of Miami Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Florida.

Among the speakers featured at the day-long annual event—some of healthcare’s most influential business leaders and policymakers—was Patrick Hale, VITAS executive vice president and chief information officer. Hale’s leadership in healthcare technology has earned honors and innovative opportunities for the nationwide hospice provider, which was founded 40 years ago in Miami.

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In addition to serving as a UM School of Business Corporate Associates Program partner, VITAS again sponsored 200 UM business students to attend the conference at no cost. The sponsorship provides students—from the Health Sector Management and Policy (HSMP) executive MBA program, HSMP undergraduate studies and other health management degrees—with the distinct opportunity to participate in high-level policy discussions and network with experts in the healthcare industry. 

This eighth edition of the Business of Health Care conference brought together worldwide industry and policy leaders to discuss the impact technology is having and will continue to have on the healthcare industry and its stakeholders.

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