EHIM COO Jeffrey R. Lewis Keynote Speaker at ADAP 2012 Annual Conference
August 14, 2012 – SOUTHFIELD, Michigan – EHIM is proud to announce that Chief Operating Officer Jeffrey R. Lewis is the keynote speaker for the ADAP 2012 Annual Conference in Washington, DC on Monday, August 21, 2012. The Summit is being held through Tuesday, August 21, 2012. Mr. Lewis’ keynote speech is entitled “The Health Care Challenges Facing ADAP and Those It Cares For.”
The fifth annual conference is titled “STAMP Out ADAP Waiting Lists” and is co-sponsored by the ADAP Advisory Association and Community Access National Network Housing Works. This year’s conference has several goals:
- Examine short and long-term recommendations for improving access to care,
- identifying relevant outcomes from global initiatives and their value on the domestic front,
- eliminate funding shortfalls with assistance programs and make it easier for patients to enroll, create a platform for emerging HIV/AIDS issues, and
- “facilitate ongoing dialogue between ADAP stakeholders, pharmaceutical industry and other applicable entities in order to collectively implement practical strategies to improve access to care by removing patients from wait lists.”
The ADAP Advisory Association’s mission is to promote and enhance the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) and improve access to care for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Most major drug manufacturers sponsor initiatives called patient assistance programs, which allows patients meeting certain income levels and other qualifications to receive free or low-cost prescription medication; ADAPs are a sub-set of these types of program.
The conference is expected to draw hundreds of participants and dozens of distinguished speakers from groups and organizations such as Access National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS, Ramsell Holding Corporation , and AIDS Healthcare Foundation, among others.
More information is available at the conference website.
The full text of Mr. Lewis' speech also is available.
About Jeffrey R. Lewis
Before joining EHIM as Chief Operating Officer, Jeffrey Lewis served as the President of the Heinz Family Philanthropies.
About EHIM Inc.
EHIM, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012, is an innovative solution to containing costs in healthcare. Operating as a pharmacy benefit manager, third party administrator, and consultant, EHIM is true to what the name stands for: specializing in custom-designed programs tailored to the education and overall employee health insurance management. The company is a certified WBENC woman-owned business servicing members throughout the country. For more information, visit us online or call 248.948.9900.
5th Annual Conference Brings Together Key Industry Players in Ongoing Battle Against HIV/AIDS