SPOKANE, Washington (October 18, 2016) — Dr. Francisco R. Velázquez, President and CEO of Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories, LLC (PAML) and PAML Ventures, is set to be a Keynote Speaker at the NW Technology Conference in Bellevue, WA on October 24, 2016.

Hosted by the Health Information and Management Systems Society of Washington (HIMSS), this bi-annual conference brings together healthcare professionals to discuss technological advancements that have the potential to create accountability across healthcare systems. Dr. Velázquez was invited to be a Keynote Speaker, addressing the ways in which traditional healthcare and technology enabled, consumer-driven health can converge to create a broader approach to medicine. A thought-leader in the industry, his focus on generational trends, their impact on the economy, market trends, consumerism as it applies to health and wellness, and the age of medical technology lead to a riveting dialogue about bringing together traditional healthcare practices and technological advancements. With technology continuously advancing the health and medical industries, remaining cutting-edge will ensure the needs of healthcare professionals, patients, and providers are met. Dr. Velázquez will kick-off the conference on Monday, October 24th, as the opening speaker, set to take the stage from 8:00-9:00 in the morning.

Dr. Velázquez holds a master’s degree in Healthcare Management & Policy from Harvard University and trained at the Mallory Institute of Pathology in Boston. He is an experienced physician executive and nationally recognized pathologist. His experience also includes holding executive, faculty and medical leadership roles at universities in Texas, New York, Michigan and Massachusetts. Prior to PAML, he served as managing director of the Nichols Institute and vice president for Focus Diagnostics, both operated by Quest Diagnostics.

PAML, LLC is a healthcare solutions company with a focus in diagnostics. One of the top reference laboratories in the country, PAML is also nationally recognized for innovations in clinical diagnostics. As an industry leader in joint venture partnerships with community-based hospitals, PAML prides itself on developing cutting-edge laboratory management systems, including state-of-the-art automation and support services.