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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!
HealthTech Capital and Stanford Hospital Announce HealthTech Conference 2013
Written by Anne DeGheest // 20 August 2013 // Conferences

Panel 1: What are the Unmet Needs of Providers?

Healthcare is changing faster than most of us ever expected! We are experiencing an explosion of innovations in new healthcare delivery processes, improved health data connectivity, new stages in mobile health and digital sensors.

"This is an amazing Tsunami of entrepreneurial opportunities... as 16% of US GDP is being transformed by forces never seen before: payers reforms are driven by Medicare and self-insured employers, large corporations like Wal-Mart, Qualcomm are pushing and enabling new paradigms to change how we deliver healthcare. We are moving from a volume driven fee-for-service dysfunctional market to a value based patient centric models."
- Anne DeGheest.

Investor and pioneer in creating new disruptive Healthtech companies and founder of Healthtech Capital & HealthTech Conference.

Not only are we enabling patients to better understand their own health but we are giving physicians deeper insight into chronic disease and population management. Telemedicine and new mobile health applications are enabling new, virtual doctor’s offices to meet the evolving needs of their patients wherever they are and at any time. Drastic changes in the payment system are also forcing hospitals to focus on delivering value-based services throughout the continuum of care instead of the traditional fee for services in acute care hospital settings.

We had an amazing and very positive response from our first conference, HealthTech Conference 2012. This year, we will continue to focus on How to Build a HealthTech Business with our expert panelists sharing the DOs and DON’Ts on how to navigate the changing world of healthcare. HealthTech Conference 2013 is partnering with Stanford Hospital to host this year’s event, which will feature 20 HealthTech leaders with expertise in medicine, hospital operations, business partnerships, investing and entrepreneurship and innovation. Last year, our panel “What are the Unmet Needs of the Providers” drew rave reviews, so we decided to dive into more in-depth discussion on how the leaders of healthcare delivery systems are prioritizing their needs for innovations:

  • In the last few years, new very large healthcare delivery systems are emerging from the acceleration of hospitals consolidation, physician practices acquisition and the recent development of risk sharing capability for the new Accountable Care Organization (ACO) models.
  • This year we are seeing an increased need for tools to help these new healthcare delivery systems deliver on these new business models.
  • It is expected that 75% of physicians will soon be working for a healthcare delivery systems.
  • Very large healthcare systems having revenue over $10 billion are emerging with explosive needs for better management and delivery tools...creating massive new opportunities!

Please join us to learn about the major HealthTech changes in the past year and what HealthTech leaders are looking forward to in coming years:

  • Digital health start-ups and applications are enabling better communication and collaboration inside and outside traditional medical facilities settings - how will hospitals’ care teams work better together?... through the continuum of care? …empowering the patients and family caregivers to decrease readmission?
  • FDA oversight is still not fully defined...but FDA has started to approve mobile applications for chronic care management and aging at home. How do these applications meet the needs of emerging healthcare delivery systems? What will it take for these ACOs to try them? buy them? What is the expected ROI? Who will pay? What the impact metrics needed to validate new products value proposition?
  • Advancements in data analytics are providing doctors and patients key information about conditions and diseases. How do we make this new data actionable and impactful? What are the key to success to develop and deploy these new tools?

"At Stanford Hospital & Clinics we're focused on leveraging innovative approaches to healing humanity through science and compassion one patient at a time." Amir Dan Rubin, President and CEO, Stanford Hospital & Clinics.

Stanford is focused on delivering leading edge and coordinated care across its healthcare system through its mission to care, educate and discover.

This year, we have another amazing line up of healthcare leaders to address these issues in our fist panel: what are their unmet needs? What is their definition of success when they evaluate these new tools? What is their priority of needs? What are the urgent unmet needs?

Amir Dan Rubin, President and CEO, Stanford Hospital & Clinics. As a part of Stanford University, the medical center has made groundbreaking impacts in medical innovation, garnering five Nobel prizes to date.

Rich Roth, VP Strategic Innovation, Dignity Health. Rich leads Dignity Health's innovation efforts, which seek to create and test novel services, programs, partnerships, and/or technologies - from within and outside of healthcare - that challenge the status quo and have the potential to reduce the cost of care, improve quality, and/or increase access to services.

Molly Coye, Chief Innovation Officer, UCLA. The UCLA Health System is a national leader in research and healthcare delivery for both highly specialized tertiary and quaternary clinical care and managed care services for large populations.

Brad Perkins, EVP for Strategy and Innovation & Chief Transformation Officer, Vanguard Health. Brad oversees Vanguard's business strategy and innovation efforts including clinical safety and quality programs, clinical service line improvement and development and information systems/medical informatics.

And this is just one of the many exciting panels at HealthTech Conference 2013.Please register here to join us at our HealthTech Conference on October 30 - the price goes up on September 1.

HealthBeat conference May 20-21 HTC discount
Written by Anne DeGheest // 13 May 2013 // Conferences

VentureBeat Dives Deep into Healthcare at HealthBeat 2013

Join us at VentureBeat’s first health conference, HealthBeat 2013 — May 20-21 in San Francisco — to take a deep look at how technology is transforming health care. HealthBeat is putting the long-established and respected giants of the health care world, including Geisinger Health System, Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, AARP and others on stage with CEOs of the nation's most disruptive health tech companies.

Together, they'll debate how IT can drive out inefficiencies on the hospital, practice, and patient levels. They'll share insights, analyze trends, highlight solutions, and showcase breakthrough products. The program is packed with over 60 industry leading speakers, high-level chats, breakout sessions, networking initiatives, and a brand new health-tech startup competition. 

The second day of the conference will feature the Grand Rounds Innovation Showdown, a lively startup competition where 10 digital health companies pitch their businesses live in front of an expert panel of Venture Capital judges and 500+ attendees. Throughout the two days, the team will help you forge and deepen relationships through a series of organized networking initiatives including roundtable lunch discussions, quick-connect sessions and business card bingo. 

Members and friends of HealthTech Capital may register here with code "HealthTech" and save 25%! 

All of us at HealthTech Capital and VentureBeat look forward to seeing you May 20-21 in San Francisco!

Consumer Health & Wellness Innovation Summit
Written by Anne DeGheest // 11 May 2013 // Conferences

 Please join Anne DeGheest and Adam Schlifke when we speak at the  2nd Annual Consumer Health & Wellness Innovation Summit, taking place June 11th at The Omni Hotel San Francisco.  

The focus of the conference is taking the consumer theme one step further, and focusing on the growing intersection between traditional and emerging consumer businesses and those of the broad-based healthcare system, as well as how the overlap of these sectors is necessitated by the changing healthcare policy and commercial environments.  They will also see examples of businesses that are taking advantage of the intersection of consumer and healthcare system opportunities to foster greater engagement, accountability and creativity from both sides.  

Lisa Suennen is providing HealthTech Capital members and friends with  a chair discount ($300 off the general registration rate)for those who go to www.consumerhealthsummit2013.com and use code CHAIR300.

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