FORT SMITH – A widely recognized expert in the healthcare field will be the speaker for this week’s Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce First Friday Breakfast. Tom Emerick, founder of Edison Healthcare will be on hand for the monthly event.

According to a chamber release, Tom Emerick is the President and Co-founder of Edison Healthcare. Tom is also an entrepreneur, consultant, writer, and frequent speaker on the topic of healthcare economics.

In 2009, Tom was named by Healthspottr as one of the top 100 innovators in healthcare in the U.S. for his work on medical ethics.  In 2013 a Forbes.com article named Tom one of 13 “Unsung Heroes Changing Health Care Forever.”

Considered by some to be an expert on population health, Tom is a writer and hosts a well-read blog called Cracking Health Costs in which he has published over six hundred articles on population health management. A book by the same title, an Amazon trade best seller was published in 2013, which Forbes online called one of the most “disruptive” health books of the year. Tom’s latest book, An Illustrated Guide to Personal Health, was published in 2015. This book is being used by at least one college as a textbook on personal health.

Tickets are $18.00 for chamber members, $20.00 for non-members, and can be purchased on the Chamber website. The event will begin at 7:30 AM in the Smith-Pendergraft Room at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.


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