WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) was honored as a “Champion of Healthcare Innovation” by The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), acoalition of the nation’s premier healthcare companies and organizations, at a recent award ceremony.
“I’m honored to receive this award. Promoting innovation leads to advances in medical research and new ways to treat patients. I will continue advocating for cost-effective solutions to our nation’s healthcare challenges,” Boozman said.
“We’re on the verge of a remarkable era in American healthcare. Genomic and biologic research, improved data analytics, and advanced mobile technologies are enabling people to live longer, healthier lives,” HLC President Mary R. Grealy said. “To continue this exciting transformation, we need visionary leadership and sound policymaking. We honored Senator Boozman for providing important advocacy and leadership for patients and consumers.”
The award presentation took place at the Council’s annual Healthcare Innovations Expo on Capitol Hill. The expo showcases new developments in health care technologies, treatments and practices. This event featured virtual reality technologies to assist veterans with post-combat stress challenges, and uses of health data sharing to combat opioid abuse and addiction.
(Pictured: Debbie Witchey of Healthcare Leadership Council presents U.S. Senator John Boozman with the “Champion of Healthcare Innovation” award.)