Some aspects of medicine can appear cold, fragmented and rushed. Often patients and their families are traumatized by the experience of care, which leaves them frustrated and sometimes dissatisfied with the proposed solutions to suffering. How can the healthcare value chain support families at their most vulnerable and bring comfort and dignity to the patient? Does a better experience lead to measurably better outcomes, and ultimately lower costs?

We have all heard about the opioid crisis. What can we as providers, academics, administrators, and citizen do? How can we prevent further national crises?


Big Data is often touted as the pathway to new discoveries, more efficient process flows, and ultimately better healthcare. The technology giants like Facebook and Google have the largest amount of data, and the financial backing to secure and manage even more data. But, do they have too much data? Is HIPAA able to regulate them? Do we need a new set of policies to protect patient confidentiality in the new era of big data and big tech in healthcare?

Payers and providers independently and jointly purse value. Learn how they are collaborating to provide the right care, at the right time, at the right price, to their populations.

The shortage of primary care providers (PCPs) throughout the United States is predicted to worsen significantly as Americans live longer with more complex medical conditions and fewer physicians elect careers in primary care to replace retiring family doctors.

Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) have stepped in to meet this gap. As American healthcare continues to change and adapt, how will this network of providers collaborate to ensure adequate and efficient patient care? How will this change impact primary care services and cost? Ultimately, what will this mean for patient experience and outcomes?

Are the structures of traditional Western healthcare pushing us into a one-size-fits-all approach that doesn't actually fit? Is there a better way to be more responsive to the unique populations that engage the healthcare system? How can we diversify perspectives to provide the right care for the patient in front us? Learn from practitioners who have designed alternative systems of care delivery in diverse settings and how we might leverage these approaches locally.


Get a personal tour of Medicare Advantage from some of the genre bending companies transforming healthcare delivery for the elderly. This is a classic example of publicly-funded and privately-delivered health care, and these firms are creating results and value.

We’ve seen an explosion in healthcare innovation coming from non-traditional sectors and new partnerships. How are these new players and perspectives working with existing players to deliver sustainable solutions? There have been many big blockbuster mergers recently, such as CVS/Aetna and Cigna/ExpressScripts. How will these new partnerships impact the delivery of and access to healthcare?

There is a significant unmet need globally in mental healthcare. Technology offers one solution through which to scale new interventions to underserved populations and provide equitable access to effective care. And, public health leaders abroad have demonstrated the efficacy of population-based intervention methods.


This panel will unpack the impact of class and wealth in health technology innovations. New ventures often target well-resources populations and therefore don't design for a broader population. How can venture capital encourage entrepreneurs and innovators to design for the public?