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:
By Anne DeGheest
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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:
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.