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Digital Health Summer Summit - Jill Gilbert and Anne DeGheest talk “Digital Health Markets to Watch”
Written by Anne DeGheest // 16 June 2014 // Conferences, digital health

As we ramp up for Digital Health Summer Summit 2014, Anne DeGheest, who will moderate the “Gaining Traction: The Markets to Watch” panel, shares answers to five burning digital health questions:

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Smart Fabrics and Wearable Technology 2014 Conference
Written by Anne DeGheest // 27 December 2013 // Conferences
I will be a judge on the venture panel at the Smart Fabrics and Wearable Technology 2014 Conference next April 23-25 in San Francisco, CA. Conference venue information: Merchant’s Exchange:  465 California Street #1600 Event San Francisco, CA 94104
HealthTech Conference 2013 identifies massive opportunities for healthtech entrepreneurs
Written by Anne DeGheest // 23 November 2013 // Conferences, healthtech
HealthTech Conference 2013 identifies massive opportunities for healthtech entrepreneurs

By Anne DeGheest

Please check my article on VentureBeat:

HealthTech Conference 2013 was bustling with energy with “an all-star lineup” of the leading minds in the healthcare industry. The sold-out event demystified the tectonic shifts in our healthcare system and identified specific actions that startup companies must take to be successful.

Big takeaway: The healthcare industry is being disrupted in a massive way, and 16% of GDP is being turned over, creating a tsunami of opportunities!

Overcoming challenges to build successful healthtech companies

The conference emphasized the need for collaboration between healthcare systems, payors, suppliers, entrepreneurs, and investors around emerging opportunities for healthcare innovations. Some of the key takeaways included:

  • The existing Gold Rush towards quickly deploying new digital health solutions is repeating the mistakes we made during the dotcom years — focusing too much on building a demo to show off the digital technologies instead of building a proven value-added solution that a lot of people are willing to pay for.
  • Entrepreneurs often develop a technology without spending enough time defining the pain points for all the stakeholders involved. The winners will create total solutions that benefits physicians, patients, and the ultimate payors.
  • Existing care delivery is not sustainable for both the hospitals and physicians. New models will emerge that deliver care wherever patients are: at home, at work, or at the mall.
  • New data created must be liquid and easy to integrate with other health information systems from mobile systems to hospital EMRs. We do not need more data silos. And don’t forget to ensure HIPAA data compliance for security and privacy requirements.
  • Data only has value if it becomes actionable with proven impact metrics on the subpopulation that needs to change. For example, digital technologies that enable aging at home need to address seniors with different technology skill sets than they would use to address younger consumers.

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CareInSync Steals the Stage at HealthTech Conference 2013
Written by Anne DeGheest // 11 November 2013 // Conferences
HealthTech Conference Awards the Most Promising HealthTech Company of 2013 and The People’s Choice – both to CareInSync

November 7, 2013 - The HealthTech Conference 2013, hosted by Anne DeGheest and Don Ross of HealthTech Capital, brought together the leading minds in the health industry. The sold out event, which was touted “an all-star lineup,” demystified the tectonic shifts in our healthcare system and identified specific actions that startup companies must take to be successful. It uniquely brought together healthcare systems, payors, suppliers, entrepreneurs, and investors to discuss emerging  opportunities for healthcare innovations.

One of the major opportunities discussed by panelists was the need for increased collaboration between hospitals, established industry players and entrepreneurs to change healthcare delivery models through technology innovation. In line with this theme, five finalists – VSee, MyHealthTeams, CareInSync, FeetFirst, HealthSaaS and PSCI – presented their products and services on stage and received feedback from the Venture Panel. The panel was comprised of leading healthtech investors: Lisa Suennen of Psilos Group, Joe Smith of West Health, Maxwell  Kahn of Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, and Tom McKinley of Cardinal Partners. 

HealthTech Capital is pleased to announce that CareInSync won both The Most Promising HealthTech Company of 2013 and The People’s Choice Awards!

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Health 2.0 Partner discount
Written by Anne DeGheest // 26 September 2013 // Conferences
We have just received a discount code for Health 2.0 next week at the Santa Clara convention center. You can find the full conference agenda on the website here. Register now with the code: SV13Offer for a special $1749 partner rate!
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