2019 Agenda

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Monday · October 28, 2019

6:15 - 7:00PM

Registration

6:30 - 7:30AM

Morning Yoga - Start your day with an instructor led yoga session!  

7:30 - 8:30AM

Breakfast & Networking

7:10 - 8:30AM

Funding Founders - Lounge opens

7:30 - 8:15AM

Table Talks

Session 1:

8:30 - 9:10AM

Track 1

Tech Connecting and Affecting Health

Blockchain’s A-Team

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Constantly in the hot seat for its applications in health, blockchain is a buzzworthy technology we are at the edge of our seats to utilize. The industry is taking a hands on approach to proving the winning models and silencing the naysayers. Hear specific applications and their respective results from the three leading blockchain consortiums who are bringing blockchain off the bench and into the starting lineup of health transformation.

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Chronic Condition Crisis

Getting a Jump on Chronic Conditions

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Champions of care refuse to throw in the towel to finding unique solutions to ease chronic conditions. These innovators have proven their commitment to identify patients at risk for developing chronic conditions and provide a higher QOL to those currently suffering through their holistic approaches to care. Hear from those vaulting to remain one step ahead of chronic diseases.

Track 3

We the People

Landscape View of National Policy Challenges for Next Generation Health Reform

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What’s in it for me? This is what most think when listening to the national healthcare debate. Our industry certainly is aware of the current challenges impacting them and their patients, but can we distinguish between the range of proposed solutions? Learn what to look for and listen to, and understand why it's crucial to remain aware of all proposals on the horizon as the national healthcare debate rages on. There is a lot in it for you and your patients!

Track 4

Taking Care of Business

Transforming Claims, Billing & Payment

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The traditional methods for revenue cycle management are undergoing a payment and reconciliation digital overhaul. Once staunchly on different sides of the aisle, payers and providers are now coming together to bring claims and payments operations on par with clinical care innovations.

Track 5

Engage: Patient Experience

What Happens if We Fail to Change?

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Each year, hundreds of thousands of American patients die from preventable diseases and medical errors. Their doctors are frustrated, depressed and tired of today’s outdated IT systems and backward reimbursement models. To fix what’s broken, we first need to understand the systemic failings and the psychological barriers that undermine American healthcare. Hear a proposed solution for the future built on the pillars of integration, capitation, technology and physician leadership.

Session 2:

9:20 - 10:00AM

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Telehealth’s Tipping Point

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Speculation around the adoption rates of telehealth has led to many debates on whether consumers are really ready to embrace this new method of care. With greater access to telehealth, new data to support its effectiveness, and an increased focus on behavioral health benefits, the door is wide open for widespread adoption.

Track 2

Custom Tailored Chronic Condition Care

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Brick and mortar clinics are transitioning from one-size fits all approaches to customized, condition-specific services in and out of their four walls. Their bespoke care models have laser-focused attention on chronic condition management, rather than acute treatment. Hear the about the outcome-driven strategies being fitted together by these custom tailors of care.

Track 3

What’s at Stake? Health Policy for those Who Live it Everyday

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Public policymakers and innovators need each other to succeed and solve problems. Yet there is little understanding of each others’ world-views and constraints. Draw on the expertise of those who have been on both sides of the table – pushing change and innovation both inside and outside the government in order to shed light on what federal policymakers need and how entrepreneurs can help them.

Track 4

Consolidating Fragmented Systems

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For the past decade, bridging the operational silos between payers and providers and third party solutions to bring down administrative costs and improve care has seemed a pipe dream under constant construction. Learn who is finally building the functionality to join the resources necessary to span the full continuum of consumer health.

Track 5

Putting Patient Experience on Top

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True patient-centered healthcare is the holy grail for most institutions. How do we design our operations around keeping our patients’ needs priority number one? What challenges hinder our efforts? An expert panel of chief patient experience officers from leading hospitals discuss their learnings and ongoing initiatives.

Session 3:

10:10 - 10:50AM

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24/7 Monitoring of Health

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Remote monitoring is enabling patients and their caregivers to paint a more detailed picture of their real-time health. “How will my morning run impact my heart rate? Will a second piece of cake wreak havoc on my blood sugar? Will my stressful day lead to a sleepless night?” Through remote, real-time tracking, tech is becoming patients’ trusted 24/7 health guide for health maintenance and acute condition monitoring.

Telehealth’s Graduation

Telehealth is quickly evolving beyond the state of urgent care and into the mission-oriented realm of delivering a greater level of dignity to some of our most vulnerable Americans. Hear a top telehealth CEO announce a new way to think about caring for our most at risk populations, leveraging tech for care delivery and to truly put patients first.

Track 2

Shrinking Obesity, Diabetes and Other Burgeoning Health Conditions

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Preventable health conditions including smoking, alcoholism, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and cholesterol are getting out of control. They are costing our nation billions in care and care accommodations. These presenters are making monumental progress in reducing the prevalence of stoppable, abominable health diseases.

Track 3

Demystifying Federal & State Government Connection to Innovation

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States offer tremendous opportunities for innovators to put their technology and ideas into practice – but first they need to understand what problems states actually want them to help solve. Discuss what state Medicaid programs actually need from tech partners and hear examples of superpower-like innovations developed in response to these needs yielding positive change for those we are ultimately trying to serve: patients themselves.

Track 4

Alleviating Healthcare’s Administrative Burden

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Physicians spend an average of 10 hours a week on admin tasks, but the burden to the system does not stop there. Tediously inputted data needs to be seamlessly transferred downstream to close the loop. Hear from leaders putting the business of health admin on autopilot through NLP, RPA and AI, enabling providers and payers to operate at maximum efficiency.

Track 5

When the CIO Becomes the Patient

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What happens when the chief information officer of a major health system has a close encounter with those very IT systems as a patient? Hear from the CIO at world renowned healthcare patient who became a cancer patient and saw the true struggle in utilizing EHRs and other clinical tools. Learn from his newfound mission to make tech work for providers and patients.

The Hospital of the Future Puts Patients First

Let’s paint a picture of the hospital of the future. No longer a brick and mortar-only establishment, but a digital network where integrated data flows seamlessly and care is always-on, 24/7. Where AI is driving precision medicine and helping doctors understand the complexity of our combined drivers of health, where design thinking is an essential element in improving the patient experience, and where we humanize the technology we use to support patients. Hear a tech leader’s vision for this future of care.

10:50 - 11:20AM

Networking Break - Exhibit Hall Opens

Tech Talks

10:50 - 11:20AM

Join us for a series of 6 minute exhibitor-led presentations.

11:20 - 11:35AM

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11:35 - 11:55AM

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11:55 - 12:15PM

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12:15 - 12:35PM

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12:00 - 2:30PM

Rolling Lunch

Tech Talks

12:30 - 2:00PM

Join us for a series of 6 minute exhibitor-led presentations.

12:30 - 2:00PM

Women of Impact Luncheon

12:45 - 1:30PM

Table Talks

1:30 - 2:30PM

Hosted Buyer Program 

Session 4:

2:00 - 2:40PM

Track 1

Tech Connecting and Affecting Health

Empowering, Educating and Alerting Health Consumers through Tech

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Armed with an arsenal of health tech tools, consumers are empowered to make informed day-to-day decisions about their health outside of traditional care settings. Hear from leaders outfitting people with AI powered apps, blockchain-backed predictive analytics platforms and smart health stations that makes them commander in chief of their health journey.

Track 2

Mental and Behavioral Bridges to Health

Slaying Addiction

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The opioid crisis hits close to home for most Americans. Whether a brother, mother, neighbor, colleague… we all have a story. The health industry is stepping up and facing the epidemic head on through smart tech, powerful local initiatives, rethinking regulations and an unwavering determination to reach all who are suffering. Hear from the inspiring innovators slaying the dragons of addiction!

Track 3

Cooking Up Winning Care Models

Real World Evidence for Value-Based Care

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Real-world patient data may be the cornerstone to better clinical and financial decision-making. Through the adoption of evidence-based platforms, we can align pharma to payers in value-based care. These stakeholders are on a mission to bring the real world into value-based decisions.

Track 4

Employer Program: Bend Trend. Curb Cost. Bust Distrust.

Something for Everyone

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To meet employees’ vast range of health needs, employers are going wide and far! From digital diabetes management to specialized fertility networks to on-site services to turn-key solutions that offer it all, employers are willing to test multiple modalities to provide the most effective solutions. Some have recently taken the plunge, while others have been at this for years, but the one thing they have in common is their willingness to try the most cutting-edge solutions in order to deliver a consumer-centric experience.

Track 5

Engage: Patient Experience

How Do We Fix Healthcare? We Listen to Patients.

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Our health system is riddled with challenges at every corner, but no single group feels the impact more acutely than patients. Hear a panel of empowered patients and enlightened companies discuss their unique health journeys and how they would like to overhaul our broken system.

Session 5:

2:50 - 3:30PM

Track 1

Debate:
Bull vs. Bear View on Digital Health

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With the fast pace of innovation in recent years, it’s easy to get swept up in the “sky's the limit” mentality for digital innovation in health. Maintaining a pragmatic view to ensure safety and effectiveness before jumping in with both feet is just as important. The debate is on as to whether we are getting too far ahead of ourselves or are at the tipping point for digital transformation in health.

Track 2

Tech Battling the Mental Health Crisis

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The health industry is becoming more reasonable in its approach to supporting and healing behavioral and emotional well-being. These innovative organizations offer solutions that don’t ration compassion when it comes to providing care for those experiencing mental duress.

Track 3

Debate: Driving Primary Care Improvement through New Models

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There are risks and rewards to startups and providers choosing different primary care models. The choices include Medicare Advantage or Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), in-house or outsourced EHRs, hybrid or built for one purpose models, along with which IT strategies to incorporate. These presenters compare and contrast two different market models as providers seek to take on more risk and, ultimately, make a sizable dent in Medicare spending. Cast your vote on which approach will drive health improvements and health savings.

Track 4

The ABC’s of Health Technology

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Brace yourselves, the latest health tech is hitting the employer market! Understanding how these developments are impacting the delivery of healthcare is crucial for employers. Hear from experts on blockchain, precision medicine, and machine learning who will help you understand the basics behind these “buzzwords” and make better decisions about the solutions that tout them.

Track 5

Can AI Chatbots Help Improve the Patient Experience?

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Artificial Intelligence, while questionably overhyped, is being leveraged in various aspects of health, from medical imaging to drug development to gleaning data insights and patient matching for clinical trials. Learn how AI is being utilized to engage with patients and better guide them along their health journey.

Session 6:

3:40 - 4:20PM

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5G Health Revolution

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The number of connected devices in use is predicted to reach nearly 75 billion by 2025 with quadrillions of gigabytes of data in tow. 5G technology has the capability to support this data boom and enable the use of more powerful IoT devices. Doctors, nurses, health coaches, administrators - and even buildings - are looking to harness 5G superpower in health for imaging, telemedicine, remote monitoring and more!

Track 2

The Anxiety Economy

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With 1 in 5 Americans is facing anxiety, relief is needed! Products and services targeted at the anxious are booming, but are we close to understanding why our generation is so at risk? What treatment methods have proven successful in managing anxiety before it can take a greater toll on mental and physical health? Hear from experts altering current approaches to anxiety care.

Track 3

Reimbursement Reformation

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The days of transaction-based care are over. The ecosystem is turning to outcome-based contracting and innovative pricing arrangements to align costs to value. Hear updates on the various payment models taking reimbursement from volume-driven to value-driven.

Track 4

Creative Solutions for a Low-Wage Workforce

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When employers focus on the well-being of their low-wage workers, they tend to narrow in on a few areas of concern: health care affordability, encouraging better health behaviors, ensuring timely and appropriate access to care, and promoting the use of preventive services. Beyond these key areas lies the social determinants of health. Hear the direct experiences of new players who are exploring solutions to tackle these challenges.

Track 5

From Paralysis to Empowerment: A Little Girl's Story

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When a little girl became paralyzed, she and her dad jumped into action to find a solution. They set out to build a robotic exoskeleton arm brace that would attempt to pick up signals from her damaged motor neurons and use them as a control signal for the exoskeleton. Their odyssey is a testament, not only to the kindness of strangers and the indomitable will of a little girl, but also to the fact that patients can create their own personalized solutions.

4:20 - 4:50PM

Networking Break  

Tech Talks

4:20 - 4:50PM

Join us for a series of 6 minute exhibitor-led presentations.

4:50 - 5:15PM

General Session - TBD

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5:15 - 5:35PM

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5:35 - 5:55PM

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6:00 - 7:30PM

Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall - Sponsored by Rectangle Health

Tech Talks

6:00 - 7:30PM

Join us for a series of 6 minute exhibitor-led presentations.

6:00 - 7:30PM

Hosted Buyer Program

7:30 - 9:30PM

WEGO Health Awards: The WEGO Health Awards program was created to recognize and honor those making a difference in the online health community. It provides the opportunity for community members to thank and support the Patient Leaders and patient-centric initiatives they admire.