Gail Nunlee-Bland, MD, Howard University Hospital to speak at conference, May 15-17, in Atlanta, GA

San Diego, California (PressExposure) April 24, 2012 -- Part of the Healthcare Centers of Excellence Summit, the Conference is scheduled May 15-17, 2012 at the Meliá Atlanta Hotel. May 15th will be the pre-Summit Workshop, Developing a Sustainable Healthcare Business Model.

Dr. Nunlee-Bland will use a 2008 study conducted at the Howard University Diabetes Treatment Center in conjunction with the Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program as a reference for her highly anticipated presentation. The study compared hemoglobin, blood pressure and body mass index (BMI) changes in low-income African American type 2 diabetes patients. Patients were either randomized to receive diabetes education from a nurse through telemedicine support or received usual care from their primary care provider without telemedicine support. Results of the study revealed significant changes n hemoglobin and BMI measurements in the intervention group.

Healthcare executives attending the Conference will gain important insight into the benefits of telemedicine's applications, benefits and limitations at a diabetes center and determine if their facilities will yield improvements by utilizing this cutting edge treatment technology.

Other speakers in addition to Dr. Nunlee-Bland at the Diabetes Centers of Excellence Conference include:

John L. Brooks III, President and Chief Executive Officer, Joslin Diabetes Center

Diana Bruno, Principal, Una Vita

Manisha Chandalia, MD, Director, Stark Diabetes Center, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Gabrielle DeTorra, Principal and Senior Strategic Marketing Consultant, DeTorra Consulting, LLC

Les Jebson, Executive Director, The University of Florida Diabetes Center of Excellence

Robert A. Minkin, MBA, FACHE, Senior Vice President, The Camden Group

Beth Pfeffer, RN, BSN, CDE, Director Diabetes Services, The Nebraska Medical Center

Marian Rewers, MD, Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics & Medicine, Clinical Director, Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Abby Schwartz, RN BSN MBA, Director of Nursing for Business Development, Mount Sinai Hospital

Linda M. Siminerio, PhD, Executive Director, University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Institute

Ronald L. Vance, JD, Managing Director, Navigant Consulting, Inc.

The conference is part of the Healthcare Centers of Excellence Summit, which includes:

1) Cancer Centers of Excellence Conference

2) Cardiac Centers of Excellence Conference

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