What ‘big tech’ will add to the conversation at HLTH

Technology companies such as Google, Microsoft, Apple, Oracle and Twitter are making inroads in healthcare. But will their efforts gain traction and scale? At HLTH, representatives from some of these companies will take part in the healthcare transformation conversation across AI, voice, diabetes management and more.

Companies like Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, Samsung, and even Twitter see opportunities in the healthcare space and are trying to make an impact. One argument is that these companies have demonstrated they know how to develop intuitive technology that makes the user experience pleasant, and see themselves as positioned to successfully apply that insight to healthcare.

In many cases they are picking senior leadership from each other or from payers, providers, pharma and health tech companies so that they can capitalize on the knowledge base of individuals with abundant experience working in healthcare.

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 including technology companies such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Samsung Facebook, and Oracle. 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.

David Feinberg led Geisinger Health, the integrated health system, before he moved over to Google in 2018 to head up Google Health. Chez Partovy was a neuroradiologist with Barrow Neurological Institute and a chief medical information officer at Dignity Health before he became responsible for developing and executing Global Strategy for Healthcare, Life Sciences and Genomics Verticals at Amazon Web Services. Katherine Vandebelt spent 30 years at Eli Lilly before moving to Oracle to become Global Head of Clinical Innovation earlier this year. Samsung Electronics Vice President of  Digital Health Natalie Schneider worked at Anthem for eight years, including as vice president of consumer experience, before making the leap to the electronics and telecom company last year.

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Partovy will talk about artificial intelligence in the context of diagnosing diseases earlier to support earlier intervention on Sunday October 27 alongside Dekel Gelbman with FDNA. Schneider will take part in a panel discussion on how companies like hers are developing and harnessing technology to identify patients at risk for developing chronic conditions and provide a higher quality of life for patients with chronic diseases. The panel will also include Hank Schlissberg, DaVita Health Solutions President; David Van Sickle, Propeller Health CEO and co-founder; and Julia Hu, Lark Health CEO. It will be moderated by Ryan Stewart, Managing Director, Investment Banking, with SVB Leerink.

Vandebelt will take part in the Voice in Practice panel discussion in which participants will explore the potential of voice technology across industry verticals, including hospitals, health plans, and pharma. Vanderbelt will be joined by John Brownstein, Chief Innovation Officer with Boston Children’s Hospital, and Vishwanathan Krishnamoorthy, Chief Product and Experience Officer with Humana Edge.

Also be sure to check out ENGAGE@HLTH, which will highlight patient engagement at the HLTH conference October 28. The daylong conference within a conference is a collaboration between MedCity News and HLTH to roll our annual ENGAGE event into the HLTH conference.

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