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The InstaMed User Conference 2018 offers attendees exclusive learning and networking opportunities that can only occur when providers, payers and industry experts come together in one place to talk about healthcare payments.

Here are the top 10 reasons to attend:

1. Become a Consumer Experience Guru With Steve Wozniak
Improve your consumer experience savvy when you learn from Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, at the opening keynote address. Conference attendees will benefit from his perspectives on the current and future state of technology, as well as his stories of philanthropic work using technology to elevate lives worldwide. Wozniak’s deep expertise in consumer experience will drive discussion on how the healthcare payments experience can be better for all stakeholders. Meet Steve Wozniak.

2. Earn Continuing Education Credits
Did you know? Philadelphia is home to America’s first medical school, and one out of every six doctors is trained in Philadelphia. You can boost your knowledge and skills in Philadelphia, too! Earn continuing education credits for HFMA and HIMSS by attending sessions specially curated to address the latest trends, challenges and innovations to help your organization master all things healthcare payments.

3. Sample the Finest Food Philadelphia Has to Offer
After a full day of new healthcare payments knowledge, know-how and insights, hop aboard the InstaMed trolley for a short ride to the Annual InstaMed Network Bash at the historic Reading Terminal Market. You’ll eat your way around the city and the world in one of America’s largest and oldest public markets, housed in a National Historic Landmark building from 1893. Food counters at this gastronomic bazaar include a Jewish deli, Mexican cantina, German wursthaus, Pearl’s Oyster Bar, classic Italian sandwiches, whoopee pies, America’s oldest ice cream company and much more. You won’t want to miss this party! Check out the Reading Terminal Market.

4. See the Healthcare Payments Experience of the Future
The Innovation Lab will give InstaMed User Conference 2018 attendees a glimpse into the ultimate healthcare payments experience of today…and beyond. This is a can’t-miss experience!

5. Come Prepared for an Agenda that Leaves No Healthcare Payments Stone Unturned
Want to talk about workflow and collection improvements from integrated payments? There’s a session for that. Want to learn more about new, advanced or non-traditional payment channels? There’s a session for that. Want to report back to your CISO that you can reduce PCI scope at your organization by 90%? There’s a session for that. Payment reporting? Digital wallets? New and emerging healthcare payment trends? Our jam-packed agenda covers every major topic in healthcare payments, so you’re guaranteed to come away with valuable and actionable takeaways to implement at your organization.

6. Protect Your Ability to Deliver Exceptional Patient Care
Security breaches are a serious and growing threat to the healthcare industry. In fact, the number of data breaches in 2017 was nearly three times the number in 2016. Ransomware attacks, in particular, affect more than just IT operations. Patient care, clinical operations and billing are all at risk when patient information becomes unavailable. Learn how to arm your organization against attacks – from your network servers to your front office staff – from InstaMed’s own security expert, Noah Dermer. He’ll take a consultative approach to explain the most intricate security regulations and technologies, like PCI, P2PE and tokenization, in a relatable and intelligible way. Meet Noah.

7. Appreciate Philadelphia for More Than Just Cheesesteaks
There are plenty of reasons we’re proud to call Philadelphia InstaMed’s home. The city is full of rich American history, like Independence Hall where the declaration was signed, the Liberty Bell and those famous art museum steps that star in everyone’s favorite sports movie training montage. Visit Philly.

8. Stay Ahead of the Curve
For the past seven years, InstaMed has surveyed tens of thousands of providers, payers and consumers for our Trends in Healthcare Payments Annual Report. Our primary goals are to educate the market, promote awareness and increase efficiency for the healthcare payments industry. As an InstaMed User Conference 2018 attendee, you’ll get an exclusive first-look at the data from our eighth annual report so you’ll be in the know about the trends impacting the healthcare payments industry. Download last year’s report.

9. Network Like a Pro
The InstaMed User Conference is the only conference that brings together consumers, providers, payers, partners, industry innovators and thought-leaders in one place to talk about healthcare payments. Take advantage of this awesome networking opportunity and make waves for yourself and your organization. Plus, get direct access to InstaMed leadership for answers to all your InstaMed questions.

10. Don’t Worry About a Thing
At InstaMed, our goal is to create seamless and convenient experiences and this extends to our conference attendees. Our team has every detail covered so you can focus on making the most of your time at the InstaMed User Conference 2018. Meals, transportation to and from conference events, complimentary hotel parking, Wi-Fi, H2O, writing utensils—and anything else you need once you’re here—are taken care of. All you have to do is get here!

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