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CONVERGE innovation summit features top experts, strategies and solutions to healthcare’s biggest challenges

MedCity CONVERGE will be held July 15-16 in Philadelphia, at the Sheraton Downtown. CONVERGE is the only event that brings together all sectors of healthcare—payers, providers, medtech, pharma, digital health, investors, policymakers and their support systems—providing a unique opportunity to fully understand and address the challenges of the future of healthcare innovation.

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On July 15-16, the entire healthcare ecosystem will gather in Philadelphia at MedCity CONVERGE to focus on the innovations and technology solutions to healthcare challenges.

Now in its 3rd year, CONVERGE will debate and discuss the leading trends, showcase the hottest startups and share best practices among some of the industry’s most innovative organizations.

Find out more here. Register now and save $200.

Topics will include:

  • future of telemedicine
  • personalized medicine
  • health insurance innovation speaker series
  • wearable technology
  • healthcare business innovation funding
  • oncology-focused startups

The Start-up Showcase will feature 30 of the hottest early-stage startups showcasing cutting-edge technology solutions.

You’ll hear from healthcare experts and thought leaders from some of the most innovative organizations in the country, and come away with empowering, actionable insights.

Here are just some of the sessions and speakers we’ll have at CONVERGE:

The Converge panel How Healthcare Will Support Startups: In Dollars & Beyond features 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.

Startup Panel speakers include:

  • Tom Vanderheyden, VP, Business Development and Commercialization, UnitedHealthcare

Tom has responsibility for supporting UnitedHealthcare in building and managing partnership opportunities. Tom joined UnitedHealth Group in 2003 and has held leadership roles such as: Vice President of Global Operations while living in India; Chief Operations Officer at UnitedHealth International; VP of Mergers and Acquisitions, and VP of Business Development.

  • Gary Fingerhut, Executive Director at Cleveland Clinic Innovations

Gary has 30+ years of technical and executive experience in the software industry, leading companies from start-up through acquisition. Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic, Gary held a number of senior level positions at Axentis, of which he is a co-founder.

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The panel Telemedicine: What’s Working and What’s Next will focus on the latest big thinking about telehealth. Our panel of experts will discuss the latest telemedicine projects that will bring more distance to medicine: why they were started, how they’ve been doing, and what is coming next.

Jonathan D. Linkous, CEO, American Telemedicine Association, will be one of our Telemedicine speakers.

As the chief staff executive of ATA since its inception in 1993, Mr. Linkous has lectured and written extensively throughout the world on healthcare modernization and related technology issues, emerging applications and market trends.

Andrea Ippolito, Co-leader of MIT’s Hacking Medicine and Ph.D. student Engineering, MIT, will speak on How Hacking is Changing Healthcare.

Andrea is also co-founder of Smart Scheduling and Innovation Specialist at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital iHub. Recently, she served as a Product Innovation Manager at athenahealth and has worked as a Research Scientist at Boston Scientific.

In this session, she’ll demonstrate 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.

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Last, but not least, a preview of a couple of our Keynote Speakers:

  • Vivian S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.

Dr. Vivian S. Lee is Senior Vice President for Health Sciences at the University of Utah, Dean of the university’s School of Medicine, and CEO of University of Utah Health Care

  • Paul Thompson, Director of IT Innovation at Medtronic, Inc.

Thompson is responsible for the identification and development of innovative IT solutions that will create a competitive advantage for Medtronic.

Check back for more, as we are adding speakers weekly. The agenda is here.

Register now and save $200.

I look forward to seeing you in July.

MedCity CONVERGE will be held July 15-16 in Philadelphia, at the Sheraton Downtown. CONVERGE is the only event that brings together all sectors of healthcare — payers, providers, medtech, pharma, digital health, investors, policymakers and their support systems — providing a unique opportunity to fully understand and address the challenges of the future of healthcare innovation.

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