There will be no food comas at MedCity CONVERGE.
Three deep thinkers on innovation, entrepreneurship and technology in healthcare will sit down for consecutive 20-minute one-on-one “fireside chat” conversations to kick off the afternoon at CONVERGE, MedCityNews.com’s summit on innovation and convergence July 10 in Philadelphia. These will be agenda-setting conversations, touching on how to manage and engage empowered patients, how pharmaceutical companies will manage (and monetize) the data they see all around them, and address a key question for the future of medical innovation: How can we make more true entrepreneurs?
Here are three CONVERGE chats you should experience.
Dr. David Nash: Engaging the Innovation Ecosystem Throughout Healthcare. One of the most influential physicians in healthcare will share his thoughts on innovation from the perspective of dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University, but also as a board member at Humana and Endo Health Solutions. Nash will answer what is driving innovation throughout healthcare: from the managed care markets to patient engagement to Accountable Care Organizations to the decision on healthcare reform.
Brandon Rowberry: Data Driving Retail Healthcare. Rowberry, UnitedHealth Group’s vice president of innovation development, will outline his thoughts on the retailization of healthcare: discussing the ongoing ’consumerization’ of healthcare with a close look at how targeted studies ’ generating real-time data on actual consumer behavior ’ are opening up a new realm of care possibilities and applications. How impactful are these innovations in improving overall health and influencing lifestyle choices? What are the opportunities for growth and investment?
Craig Lipset: Pharma as the Data Company. Lipset, head of clinical innovation within worldwide research and development at Pfizer, will outline what’s increasing the value of data in healthcare. How do pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and payers best generate, access and leverage real-world data to achieve business goals? And who is driving the data collection and how is it being used? And what does all this change in the way healthcare is done mean for entrepreneurs, investors and startups?
Those three talks are only just the beginning of what is in store for you at CONVERGE. Don’t forget about:
- A 10-member Startup Showcase of digital health startups from throughout the country
- A keynote speech by Wil Yu, who leads health IT innovation in the Department of Health and Human Services
- Insight on topics from tech transfer to telemedicine by physicians and executives from Penn Medicine, University of North Carolina, Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics in Kansas City, Children’s Hospital Boston and Drexel University, among others
- More than 3 hours of dedicated networking time at an intimate event with decisionmakers from every sector
Get your tickets before the Fourth of July holiday. I will see you there.