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BeginsJuly 14

3:00 PM

Liberty Foyer

Registration Opens

6:00 PM

Horizons Ballroom

Day 1July 15

7:00 AM

Liberty Foyer

Registration & Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by Liberate Health

8:30 AM

Liberty A

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Speakers:

Chris Seper, CEO and Founder, MedCity Media (@chrisseper)

8:40 AM

Liberty A

Keynote: ACOs, the ACA and ADIDAS: Reinventing Healthcare is Not Impossible

Speakers:

Stephen K. Klasko M.D., President & CEO, Thomas Jefferson University & TJUH System

broadcastHave 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.

9:25 AM

Liberty A

How Hacking Is Changing Healthcare

Speakers:

Andrea Ippolito, Co-Lead of MIT Hacking Medicine and PhD Student, MIT

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.

9:45 AM

Liberty A

How Healthcare Will Support Startups: In Dollars & Beyond

Speakers:

Joseph Mayer, M.D., CEO, Cureatr
Daphne Zohar, Founder, Pure Tech Ventures (@daphnezohar)
Tom Vanderheyden, Vice President, Business Development & Commercialization, UnitedHealthcare
Gary Fingerhut, Executive Director, Cleveland Clinic Innovations (@CCInnovations)
Deanna Pogorelc, Reporter, MedCity News (@deannajour231)

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.

10:35 AM

Liberty Foyer

Networking Break

Sponsored by UnitedHealthcare

10:35 AM

Exhibitor Area

LIVE: What Has the Sunshine Act Taught Us?

Speakers:

Marc Eigner, Partner, Polaris
John Murphy, Assistant General Counsel, PhRMA
Thomas Sullivan, President & Founder, Rockpointe, Inc. (@policymed)

broadcastJoin 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?

11:05 AM

Liberty A

The Best Uses for Wearable Technology

Speakers:

Satish Movva, CEO, CarePredict, Inc. (@CarePredict)
Matthew Anderson, VP & General Manager, Patient Monitoring, Covidien
Benjamin Mallory, Director, Digital Strategy, AstraZeneca
Homero Rivas, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery, and Director of Innovative Surgery, Stanford School of Medicine (@mhealthsurgeon)
Veronica Combs, Editor in Chief, MedCity Media (@vmcombs)

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.

12:00 PM

Liberty B

Lunch & Networking

1:00 PM

Liberty A

Special Speaker Series: Health Insurance Innovation

Speakers:

John Montgomery, M.D., Vice President/Medical Officer, Humana
Jaja Okigwe, Senior Vice President, Strategic Development, Premera
Anthony V. Coletta, CEO, Tandigm Health

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.

2:00 PM

Liberty A

Special Speaker Series: How Will Payers Continue to Transform Healthcare?

Speakers:

Ming Fang, Principal, Healthcare, Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE)
John Montgomery, M.D., Vice President/Medical Officer, Humana
Jaja Okigwe, Senior Vice President, Strategic Development, Premera
Anthony V. Coletta, CEO, Tandigm Health

Hear a moderated, engaging panel discussion of the issues brought up by the three keynote speakers.

2:50 PM

Liberty Foyer

Networking Break

Sponsored by UnitedHealthcare

2:50 PM

Exhibitor Area

LIVE: Innovations in Population Health

Speakers:

Veronica Combs, Editor in Chief, MedCity Media (@vmcombs)
David Nash, M.D., Dean, Jefferson School of Population Health (@JeffersonJSPH)

broadcastJoin 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.

3:20 PM

Liberty A

The True Scope of Digital Media in Healthcare

Speakers:

Kat Akbari, Head of Industry for Health, Google

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.

4:10 PM

Liberty A

Closing Keynote: What I’ve Learned After Traveling to the Future

Speakers:

Paul Thompson, Director of IT Innovation, Medtronic

broadcastMedtronic 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.

4:55 PM

Liberty A

Closing Remarks

Speakers:

Chris Seper, CEO and Founder, MedCity Media (@chrisseper)

5:00 PM

Liberty Foyer

Networking Reception

Sponsored by Canadian Technology Accelerator for Health IT
Day 2July 16

7:00 AM

Liberty Foyer

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM

Liberty A

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Speakers:

Chris Seper, CEO and Founder, MedCity Media (@chrisseper)

8:35 AM

Liberty A

Keynote: The Transformation from Volume to Value

Speakers:

Vivian Lee, M.D., CEO, University of Utah Health Care (@vivianleemd)

broadcastThose 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.

9:20 AM

Liberty A

The Latest Implementations of Personalized Medicine

Speakers:

Manuel Glynias, President/CEO, GenomOncology
Gerald McDougall, Principal, PwC Health
Carol Isaacson Barash, Principal, Helix Health Advisors (@cisaacsonbarash )
Andrew Jay, M.D., Investment Partner, Siemens Venture Capital (@SiemensHealth)
Hakon Hakonarson, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Center for Applied Genomics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (@ChildrensPhila)

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.

10:10 AM

Liberty Foyer

Networking Break

Sponsored by Liberate Health

10:10 AM

Exhibitor Area

LIVE: Behind The Scenes With Speakers & Attendees

broadcastHear 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.

10:40 AM

Liberty A

A New Era for Healthcare CIOs

Speakers:

Jay Ferro, Chief Information Officer, American Cancer Society (@jayferro)
Chris Seper, CEO and Founder, MedCity Media (@chrisseper)

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.

11:05 AM

Liberty A

What’s Been Learned From Telemedicine’s Most Interesting Projects?

Speakers:

Gary Capistrant, Senior Director of Public Policy, American Telemedicine Association
Susan Fetterman, Vice President, Medicine and Neuroscience Institute, Geisinger Medical Center
Kenyon Crowley, Deputy Director, CHIDS, University of Maryland (@HealthIT)
Julie Hall Barrow, Senior Director, Healthcare Innovation Telemedicine, Dallas Children's Medical Center (@ChildrensMed)
Stephanie Baum, Reporter, MedCity News (@Stephlbaum)

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.

11:55 AM

Liberty A

Keynote: Unlocking Innovation Through Efficiency in Healthcare

Speakers:

Jeffrey Terry, Managing Principal, GE Healthcare Partners

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.

12:40 PM

Liberty A

Closing Remarks and Adjourn

Speakers:

Chris Seper, CEO and Founder, MedCity Media (@chrisseper)

12:45 PM

Exhibitor Area

LIVE: Hear From The Startups

Speakers:

Veronica Combs, Editor in Chief, MedCity Media (@vmcombs)

broadcastThe 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.