Keynote: ACOs, the ACA and ADIDAS: Reinventing Healthcare is Not Impossible
Have you ever watched an industry transform and said “I wish I had thought of that (think Facebook, Groupon, etc.)?” Healthcare gives you that chance. In the past we’ve allowed others to make (and profit) from revolutionary changes while we as doctors and healthcare leaders reacted to those shifts. We have everything it takes to lead that future rather than waiting for “the next big thing.” Learn what new technologies, quality initiatives, physician and nurse changes, and hospital culture changes need to occur to change the DNA of healthcare – starting today.
Learn how the “hacking” approach to healthcare entrepreneurship has worked, what is needed to continue to short-circuit the flaws in healthcare innovation, and what’s necessary to develop innovative business models across the medical industry.
Moderator:Andrea Ippolito, Co-Lead of MIT Hacking Medicine and PhD Student, MIT
Speakers: Andrea Ippolito, Co-Lead of MIT Hacking Medicine and PhD Student, MIT
How Healthcare Will Support Startups: In Dollars & Beyond
The way healthcare business innovation is funded is changing. But that can mean more opportunities, rather than fewer, for startup companies bringing new solutions to market. Hear from a diverse array of speakers—from government leaders to venture capitalists to the startups themselves—who will talk about the new funding and support opportunities for early-stage companies.
Join a special session broadcast live on MedCityNews.com and held in the exhibitor area of CONVERGE discussing what the medical community has learned with the implementation of The Sunshine Act – and what could it mean for future regulations or conduct in the business of healthcare? How has it changes medical device and pharma interactions, and what should other sectors take away from these regulations?
Sponsored by MOVABLE
Healthcare is learning more about wearables (and wearables are learning more about the market). Big companies like Nike adjust their wearables strategy, while pharma, payers and other sectors continue to double down. Learn how the healthcare industry will use sensors and wearables for patient care, and who is conquering the biggest obstacles like mixing sensor data with clinical data.
Special Speaker Series: Health Insurance Innovation
1:00pm – Anthony V. Coletta 1:20pm – Jaja Okigwe 1:40pm – John Montgomery
Hear a series of keynote-level conversations from leading health insurance executives from some of the country’s most important payers. They will address some of the biggest challenges and opportunities in healthcare: from population health and fostering innovation to managing the realities of healthcare reform and their embrace of digital technologies.
Join a special session broadcast live on MedCityNews.com and held in the exhibitor area of CONVERGE discussing the next innovations of population health. Explore the tension and synergies between population health and personalized medicine, and learn what today[s innovators are getting right and need to get better to help advance population health.
Technology continues to change the way consumers get health information and seek treatment, and has had a major impact on the patient-doctor relationship. Examine how reliant physicians and patients have become on video and social media, how the smartphone is becoming the patients’ medical hub (and resulted in a growth on patient tracking), and how EHRs are continuing to disrupt physician work and screen flow.
Moderator:Kat Akbari, Head of Industry for Health, Google
Speakers: Kat Akbari, Head of Industry for Health, Google
Closing Keynote: What I’ve Learned After Traveling to the Future
Medtronic embarked on a project to create a hospital of the future. They built it – and, while they were at it, an innovation infrastructure to support it. Get a look at Version 1.0 of that hospital of the future, and how the innovation strategies they tried worked in healthcare.
Those who will be successful in the health care system of the future will be among the first to become value-driven organizations. But how do we achieve this seismic shift from volume-based to value-based care while still remaining operational? University of Utah Health Sciences has harnessed the transformational power of transparency in both cost and patient satisfaction. Hear how they have successfully engaged their providers to know the true costs of care and have given them the ability to interrogate their practices by quality and outcomes against costs—leading the way to the value equation.
The Latest Implementations of Personalized Medicine
Personalized medicine holds so much promise. But issues such as integrating the data and information remain a major challenge. Hear the implementers and investors discuss the barriers that are about to fall and the best approaches to further realizing the promise of personalized medicine.
Hear insights from the CONVERGE attendees in a special session broadcast live on MedCityNews.com and held in the exhibitor area of CONVERGE. Select attendees and speakers will share additional insights on some of the big challenges in healthcare.
A New Era for Healthcare CIOs
The role of the healthcare CIO is going through rapid change. Knowledge of either technology or the business is no longer enough. Today’s CIO must be adept in navigating a variety of powerful new capabilities: mobile, social, digital, big data & cloud… all within a complex, regulatory environment. In its 100th year, the American Cancer Society is a nationwide community-based voluntary health organization, dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Mr. Ferro’s presentation will cover the state of IT prior to recent transformation and the challenges the organization faced from a technology perspective. This overview of improving, stabilizing, and transforming IT includes lessons learned and how fast-track methodology has made incremental, repeatable, and sustainable changes for this organization.
What’s Been Learned From Telemedicine’s Most Interesting Projects?
As if telemedicine couldn’t become more exciting, the Facebook acquisition of Oculus Rift has gotten telemedicine futurists talking. Hear about the latest big-thinking about telehealth, but also get feedback on some of the latest telemedicine projects looking to bring more distance to medicine: why were they started, how have they been doing, and what is coming out next.
Keynote: Unlocking Innovation Through Efficiency in Healthcare
Today, hospitals and health systems need to do more with less while driving better outcomes. They need productivity that will deliver a return on their investment and ultimately resulting in reduced costs and better patient care. That path to modernizing healthcare is driven by relevant software, data, and analytics, which will empower caregivers to have the insight and tools to take action, spend less time navigating the system and spend more time caring for patients.
Moderator:Jeffrey Terry, Managing Principal, GE Healthcare Partners
Speakers: Jeffrey Terry, Managing Principal, GE Healthcare Partners
The CONVERGE Main Stage has adjourned, but the discussions continue. Members of the CONVERGE Startup Showcase join a special session broadcast live on MedCityNews.com and held in the exhibitor area of CONVERGE to give their takeaways from the conference and share their thoughts about what’s next in medical innovation.