CHARLOTTE, N.C.July 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Healthcare Education Associates and The Resource Initiative & Society For Education (RISE) are pleased to announce that New York Times best-selling author, board certified emergency medicine physician, philanthropist, health and social commentator for major media outlets, Dr. Sampson Davis, is the keynote speaker for The 7th Annual RISE West Summit (September 17-19, 2017, at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, AZ).

Dr. Davis is a part of the dynamic trio -“The Three Doctors”–who made a pact to become Doctors during high school and then subsequently not only went on to become doctors, also co-found an inspirational youth foundation, The Three Doctors Foundation, which offers a series of free public programs focused on health, education, leadership and mentoring.

In his newest book, “Living & Dying in Brick City–An E.R. Doctor Returns Home,” Dr. Davis explores the healthcare crisis facing inner-city communities, from his unique perspective as an emergency room physician who grew up in the very neighborhood he now serves. During his kick-off keynote presentation at this two-day summit, Dr. Davis will share insights from his inspiring journey and experiences providing healthcare in a poor inner-city community.

The RISE West Summit focuses on delivering valuable thought leadership in risk adjustment, quality improvement, and coding compliance strategies and solutions. Some 35 expert speakers will be sharing key insights during more than 30 thought-provoking sessions. With breakout topics in Risk Adjustment, Quality Improvement, Coding and Audit Preparedness, as well as Evaluating the Current State of Change–Where We Stand with AHCA, BCRA and ACA, RISE West Summit provides immeasurable value to both health plan payers and providers.

Additional presenters will include Galen Institute’s Founder and President, Grace-Marie Turner; Sirona Strategies partner, Krista Drobac; SCAN Health Plan General Counsel, Janet Kornblatt; North Texas Specialty Physicians’ Director of Risk Adjustment & Quality, Theresa Bissonnette; and Medical Director of Accountable Care Operations at Iora Health, James Taylor.

More information about the summit can be found at

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Since 2005, Healthcare Education Associates has provided the healthcare industry with crucial educational and networking opportunities covering issues and topics that are often news to even the news media! With the HEA partners’ 65+ years of combined conference experience, our seamless operational processes and the extensive, original research that goes into each topic, HEA has established itself as the leading provider of substantive, topical information for C-suite healthcare executives.

But HEA goes beyond just conferences; we’ve established RISE, the Resource Initiative and Society for Education, an organization dedicated to ongoing outreach and education for health plans and providers. RISE offers complimentary webinars, white papers, a newsletter, peer user groups, and ongoing updates for plans and providers seeking the cutting-edge of healthcare information. For more information on RISE go to