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Day 1July 9

10:00 AM

Registration Opens

12:00 PM

XIX Restaurant

Kickoff Reception

Presented by Cureo, Philadelphia Life Sciences Congress and Pfizer.

2:30 PM

Ballroom

Welcome & Opening Remarks

2:35 PM

Ballroom

Keynote: Defining and Delivering Value for the Future

GSK's Senior Vice President of Finance, Ad Rawcliffe asks: Where does the pharmaceutical industry fit in the new healthcare universe? And how can pharma support positive changes and ensure continued investment in innovation?

3:25 PM

Ballroom

Startup Showcase Recognition

3:30 PM

Ballroom

Insights from Innovators: Improve Clinical Outcomes and Efficiency through Clinician-Patient Teamwork

Everyone, from payers to providers and digital health start-ups to more established companies have focused on patient engagement for real behavior change. But, what is the key to that? The therapeutic alliance between the clinician and patient is the answer: Learn how clinicians and patients together can create structure and accountability for meaningful change.

3:40 PM

Ballroom

Collaborative Workflows: Thriving in the Era of Healthcare Delivery Reform

With the coming of Healthcare delivery payment reform you can’t afford inefficient workflow. Avoiding unnecessary readmission and unneeded patient visits becomes an economic imperative. Hear how mobile IT tools, which can facilitate both real time synchronous communications and secure streaming medical data, can help you achieve both of these goals. Understand how collaborative workflows that can streamline your organization’s outcomes are the best way to ensure your ongoing growth and sustainability. Sponsored by Independence Blue Cross.

4:10 PM

Ballroom

Transforming Health Care through Innovation

This discussion will explore the vital role innovation plays in tackling two of the biggest problems in health care – raising the quality of care and lowering costs – with a focus on the importance of partnerships, information sharing and wellness. Sponsored by Independence Blue Cross.

4:40 PM

Ballroom

The Future of Care Delivery Models

Our greatest changes in health care will take place in our delivery models. There are enormous opportunities around us every day but also enormous challenges. Understanding the landscape from both the physician and patient perspectives have never been more critical as new technologies, human behaviors, and policy are impacting care delivery every day. Nicholas LaRusso, M.D., Mayo Clinic, is the founding Director of Mayo's Center for Innovation and Medical Director of the newly established Center for Connected Care. He will discuss what he's learned over the years leading multidisciplinary teams focused on tackling the transformation of experience and delivery of health and health care. Sponsored by Independence Blue Cross.

5:10 PM

Ballroom

Insights from Innovators: Doctors Designing Devices – Overcoming the Obstacle of Language

Sometimes the barrier to creation is not funding or technology, but language.  One successful start-up almost wasn't simply due to the difficulty of sourcing and understanding medical device language.  How language plays an unexpected  role in creation, and how even a doctor learned to communicate.

5:20 PM

Ballroom

Closing remarks

5:30 PM

Rose Garden Ballroom

Networking Reception

Until 7:30pm.
Day 2July 10

7:30 AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45 AM

Ballroom

Day 2 Opening Remarks

8:55 AM

Ballroom

Keynote: The Innovation, Data & Health Care Ecosystem

Hear from Bryan Sivak, HHS's Chief Technology and Entrepreneur in Residence, as he discusses how he is working to leverage the Department of Health and Human Service's two most undervalued assets - data and people - to further the transformation of health, health care and the delivery of human services and build the foundations of a next-generation government.

9:45 AM

Ballroom

Insights from Innovators: Reimagining Hospital Discharge: A Case Study in Making Healthcare Data Actionable

Integrating data into the healthcare landscape is at the center of many innovations in healthcare - yet collecting and analyzing data is not enough.  In this talk Aidin CEO Russ Graney discusses how to deploy quality data to ensure it gets to the right person, at the right time.

9:50 AM

Ballroom

Personalized Healthcare: Where Data is Being Applied

Personalized medicine marches forward, with both the vision from research and new analytics tools that can deliver more personalized treatment. What are the cutting-edge needs for payers, providers, and other sectors in order to deliver the customized care that will reap big rewards for health care and the patient?

10:40 AM

Ballroom

Insights from Innovators: Change the Same

Operating under the same business model for more than 30 years can be ... well ... stable. It can also be quite successful - it has birthed the largest GPO (group purchasing organization) in healthcare, customer satisfaction is at an all-time high, and business has increased by 200% in the past 12 months. Some would advise to stay the course and defend the status quo. However, to the contrary, we deemed it ripe for innovation. We poked, we probed, and next thing you know, we reimagined an important aspect of the business of healthcare.

10:50 AM

Networking Break

Sponsored by aptitude.

11:10 AM

Ballroom

New Revenue Strategies for Pharma

Pharmaceutical companies continue to go beyond the molecule to find new ways to leverage technology, data and other facets of their business to drive revenue. What's the next phase for pharma? And what's working so far? Hear from those leading the new monetization strategies.

11:10 AM

Conservatory (12th floor)

Diabetes Re-Boot

Diabetes remains both the biggest challenge and the biggest opportunity. Many of the innovations that we hoped would move the needle on diabetes have not done so. What's the next best move? What tools can we use to make headway, and what are the promising innovations that will make a real difference?

11:10 AM

Red Room

Making Diagnostics the Magic Bullet

Speakers:

Gary J. Kurtzman, M.D., Managing Director, Healthcare, Safeguard Scientifics (@Safeguard)

Everyone promises more accurate diagnoses, more efficient treatment and higher quality of care—but are diagnostics set for the most impact in these areas? Learn which approaches are yielding the best results, which diagnostic needs remain unmet, and how to deliver on the promises.

12:00 PM

Ballroom Balcony

Lunch & Networking

Sponsored by Endo.

12:00 PM

Cliveden
(19th floor of hotel)

IT Innovation Showcase: Using Big Data to Tackle Big Costs and Improve Employee Health

Register today to take part in this private lunchtime discussion that shows how an employer (Nashville Public School System) and an on-site clinic (University Community Health Services) are using innovative data integration to help teachers and their families become better stewards of their own health and wellbeing. See how the School System is utilizing a comprehensive picture of how illness affects health costs, productivity and student success to shift their strategic focus from purchasing benefits to improving long-term employee population health. Click here to apply and for more information.

1:20 PM

Ballroom

Access – The Great Opportunity and Challenge for the Digital Health Entrepreneur

Digital health is a red hot sector where many entrepreneurs are now engaged in helping solve many of the problems we face in lowering cost and improving outcomes.That said, access to the care setting to prototype, refine and deploy innovations remains a challenge.  We will discuss a few models where entrepreneurs, care teams, patients and institutions are coming together and effectively innovating as a team as well a few ideas of new standards/models where learning and innovation can happened more systematically. Sponsored by Independence Blue Cross.

1:50 PM

Ballroom

Patient Voice – The True Source of Innovation

With over 200,000 members PatientsLikeMe is one of the largest and most active patient networks where people are using innovative patient-reported outcome measures and social connections to better manage their illnesses and their lives.  Our platform provides an unique environment for listening to, measuring and learning from patients and their experiences.  We will discuss what we've learned from the true source of innovation - patients."" Sponsored by Independence Blue Cross.

2:20 PM

Ballroom

Insights from Innovators: Empowering Patients Through Technology

Mobile technology touches most of our lives in many ways, including healthcare. We have seen the diabetic community benefit from many advances, including real time measurement of BSG and insulin pumps that communicate with glucometers. Sixth Sense is working to bring similar technology to respiratory patients.

2:30 PM

Networking Break

2:50 PM

Conservatory (12th floor)

Fund-Raising Panel (New and Future Opportunities)

Fund-raising is being disrupted in the same way healthcare is being revolutionized. While some traditional avenues like venture capital are harder to leverage, there are also new ways to find capital that weren't as popular several years ago. Get the sharpest picture yet on the state of fund-raising and where the opportunities are to land capital at any stage (and how to get it).

2:50 PM

Ballroom

How Can You Innovate in a Big Shop?

Big companies are trying to be as nimble as early-stage companies as they try to foster innovation within their organizations. Hear from leaders who are taking unique, tangible approaches that can serve as a roadmap to drive innovation no matter what the company's size.

2:50 PM

Red Room

In New Healthcare, Just Who is the Customer – and How Do You Reach Them?

Only a few years ago, medical companies would sell directly to physicians. But in an era of big-hospital acquisitions of private practices, patient empowerment, digital health, shifting reimbursement and group purchasing organizations, just who is today's customer? Find out here, and learn better approaches to reaching them.

3:40 PM

Ballroom

Innovation Town Hall: Patients Meet Innovators

Join a town hall-style gathering where patients who have walked through the CONVERGE Startup Showcase and eavesdropped on the day's sessions join CONVERGE'S audience of innovators to discuss in a jobs-to-be-done fashion the gaps in innovation and what can be done to better engage and empower the patients all of healthcare is trying to help.

4:30 PM

Ballroom

Closing Remarks