The behavioral health conversation at the HLTH conference

At the second annual HLTH conference October 27-30 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, there will be a track devoted to mental and behavioral health —  Mental and Behavioral Bridges to Health. Here’s an overview of what to expect.

The use of mobile devices and rise of telehealth has increased the potential for psychologists and psychiatrists to reach a wider number of people in search of treatment for conditions ranging from depression, anxiety and stress to substance abuse and more. But as these tools become more pervasive, it raises questions about how effective they are and where the future of this area of healthcare is headed?
At the second annual HLTH conference, there will be a track devoted to mental and behavioral health —  Mental and Behavioral Bridges to Health track on Monday, October 28. Professionals from Kennedy Forum, Quartet, Talkspace, Eleanor Health, Calm, Muse, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services HHS will discuss the merits of new therapeutics methods, the latest tech solutions with a mission to provide more comprehensive care, and changes to current approaches to treating anxiety in its early stages with technology.
Thousands of the healthcare industry’s most forward-thinking executives will gather for the second annual HLTH conference October 27-30 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The conference will spotlight executives from different segments of healthcare such as Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Geisinger, Google, Cambia Health Solutions, Anthem, Optum, Philips, and CVS Health. The diversity of companies represented at the event reflects the trend of receding boundaries defining the healthcare industry as retail, banking and finance, transportation, and other sectors push into healthcare.

Attend HLTH to hear from innovative leaders from companies like Talkspace, Cleveland Clinic, Houston Methodist Hospital and more. Register here and use code medcity150 to save $150.

This year, MedCity is joining forces with HLTH to roll our annual ENGAGE conference into the HLTH conference. ENGAGE@HLTH will cast a spotlight on patient engagement on October 28.

Some of the speakers for ENGAGE@HLTH include:
  • Daniel Nathrath, the CEO and co-founder Ada Health, a health tech company combining medical knowledge and bespoke AI tech to empower people to manage their health and support medical experts in clinical assessment. Nathrath is a serial entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience. During his career, he’s founded several startups around the world and served as general counsel and managing director at tech firms across Denmark, Germany, the US and the UK. Daniel has also served as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group.
  • Roberta Schwartz, the Chief Innovation Officer with Houston Methodist Hospital, one of the Texas Medical Center’s founding institutions. In her role as CIO, Schwartz is responsible for advancing and expanding Houston Methodist’s digital innovation platforms, including telemedicine, AI, and big data. Prior to joining Houston Methodist, Roberta worked as director of business development for Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, as a consultant and project manager to several academic medical centers for APM/Computer Sciences Corporation, and for CMS.
  • Cris Ross, Mayo Clinic CIO Since joining the Mayo Clinic in 2012, Ross has revamped IT strategy, helped lead an enterprise-wide electronic health record convergence program, developed partnerships, and initiated major innovation programs in data, analytics, and machine learning. Prior to Mayo, he held technology and business leadership roles with Surescripts, MinuteClinic, and UnitedHealth Group.
  • Adrienne Boissy, Cleveland Clinic Health System Patient Experience Officer, leads initiatives to improve the patient experience across the health system. She previously served as the Medical Director of the Center of Excellence in Healthcare Communication. Her team created a comprehensive program to strengthen physician and provider communication skills throughout Cleveland Clinic and has trained more than 4,000 staff physicians and house staff to date.
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