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Heard at HLTH: What’s on Healthcare Executives’ Agenda for 2023?

At the 5th annual HLTH conference in Las Vegas, 14 healthcare executives from companies such as Babson Diagnostics to Wheel responded to questions such as what’s the difference between a positive and negative user experience in telehealth? They also previewed their plans for 2023.

At the HLTH 2022 conference at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas, healthcare executives shared how their companies are making a difference in transforming healthcare from clinical decision support, interoperability, health equity, mental health, virtual care, remote patient monitoring and more. Check out their interviews with MedCity News Editor in Chief Arundhati Parmar and Senior Reporter Katie Adams.

DexCare is a data-driven intelligence company, a spin-out of the Providence health system. CEO Derek Streat talks about how the health tech business provides services to improve access to healthcare and sheds light on how providers can use DexCare to lower costs.

Dr. Brad Diephuis, Thyme Care Chief Business Officer describes how the value-based oncology company is providing a dedicated Thyme Care nurse and navigator to connect users with appropriate resources for the patient and caregiver journey.

Steve Yaskin, Health Gorilla CEO and co-founder, spells out his company’s goals as a healthcare data interoperability platform, building a bridge between public and private sectors, with regulatory compliance as a priority. Yaskin also touches on Health Gorilla’s work to be part of the Trusted Exchange Framework, Common Agreement and a Qualified Health Information Network entity.

David Stein, Babson Diagnostics CEO, talks about how his company is collaborating with Becton Dickinson and Siemens. The goal is to improve the quality of blood testing from capillary blood vessels so that a smaller volume of blood can be collected and used for applications beyond testing blood-glucose levels.

Michelle Davey, Wheel CEO and Founder, highlights the durability of virtual care, the importance of virtual-first care and why her business is building an underlying infrastructure to enable virtual care services. Davey also shares her perspective on factors that distinguish great telehealth from poor telehealth.

Dr. Katherine Saunders, Intellihealth co-founder, shares some of the misconceptions over obesity treatments and how Intellihealth is working to improve access and understanding of the standard of care through an app and telemedicine services.

Nine out of 10 students surveyed say there is a mental health crisis at their school, but there’s a significant supply-demand mismatch. Dr. Bob Booth, TimelyMD Chief Care Officer, explains that this is why Timely MD is providing mental health services to college students. About 75% of students say the company has helped them improve their mental health, in part through Timely MD’s peer to peer platform, which was flagged as a priority by students.

BrightInsight CEO and co-founder Kal Patel talks about his company’s quality management system, which has a stringent, secure software infrastructure to support the product development needs of pharma and medtech companies. Patel also describes some of the details of an expanded partnership with rare disease company CSL Behring and previews plans for 2023.

Web Sun, Komodo Health President and co-founder, shares how life science companies are using its platform for health economics and health outcome research studies for clients who span academic institutions and life science companies. He also highlights research Komodo has done on identifying care gaps and disparities in maternal health care delivery and how to address them, such as clinical trials.

Jonathan Salon, MDLIVE President, offers insight on how MDLIVE has been leading the way with a focus on growing its Virtual Primary Care offering, particularly as the industry shifts from transactional care to longitudinal care following the COVID-19 pandemic. Jon also discusses how MDLIVE grew its platform organically, allowing it to offer a superior (and low friction) patient experience, which is a point of difference for MDLIVE in the marketplace. With MDLIVE now part of the Evernorth family, Jon describes how MDLIVE will be the “virtual chassis” within the Evernorth care delivery model.

Ann Barnes, Intelligent Medical Objects CEO, notes how the business seeks to help clinicians reduce burnout by providing richer, standardized normalized data with a focus on acute care and ambulatory provider market.

Dan Vahdat, Huma CEO and founder, shares his company’s unique journey to support remote patient monitoring. Although Huma’s business is global, the American reimbursement model offers an advantage and opportunities for building a presence in the U.S. market. He also shares the importance of a strong user interface and onboarding strategy to improve patient engagement, and identifies goals for 2023, including collaborations in asthma, COPD, and oncology.

Veda CEO and co-founder Meghan Gaffney breaks down how automating healthcare data can save money for health systems and how the company looks at healthcare data challenges.

Dr. Jean Drouin, Clarify Health CEO and co-founder, responds to the question: What’s the ROI for investing in healthcare data analytics and challenges that providers struggle with once they have insights from the data. Drouin also offers her take on why value-based care models have posed a challenge for hospitals.