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HLTH Announces First 150+ Senior Healthcare Executive Speakers, Including 100+ CEOs and Founders, and First 30 Sponsoring Companies
[October 03, 2017]

HLTH Announces First 150+ Senior Healthcare Executive Speakers, Including 100+ CEOs and Founders, and First 30 Sponsoring Companies


HLTH, the groundbreaking new conference for healthcare innovation, today announced its initial speaker lineup of 150+ senior healthcare executives. HLTH also announced that "Academic Discoveries," a program to showcase new and innovative research initiatives that meet peer-review standards, has been added to the event. HLTH, which covers innovation in healthcare that is driving substantial reduction in costs and dramatic increase in quality, will take place on May 6-9 at the Aria (News - Alert) in Las Vegas and will include more than 300 world-class speakers and over 2,000 industry attendees.

HLTH Academic Discoveries will feature innovations from academic, government, startups and nonprofits that are working on driving efficiencies and improving the healthcare ecosystem. An advisory committee comprised of leading professors and global innovators in health, engineering, policy and patient experience will select the featured innovations following a review of submitted research papers and posters. The top papers chosen will be showcased in a special edition of the International Journal of Innovation Science (IJIS), a fully indexed peer-reviewed journal, and given the opportunity to present at HLTH. Additional components of HLTH Academic Discoveries include:

  • Innovation Alley - A dedicated area of the Exhibit Hall reserved for HLTH Academic Discoveries. Those whose posters are selected will be invited to present their innovations.
  • Award Program - Participants in Academic Discoveries may elect to enter to win one of three prizes:
    • Best Student Idea: $5,000
    • Best Professional Idea: $5,000
    • Best Idea of the Show: $10,000

Research papers must be submitted by January 31, 2017 to be considered. More details can be found at www.hlth.co.

"We must share insights and learn from mistakes - from across every facet of the healthcare ecosystem - to ignite the powerful transformation necessary to reduce costs and improve outcomes," said Jonathan Weiner, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of HLTH. "For example, HLTH Academic Discoveries will bring some of the best research from academics and inventors directly to the leaders of today's most influential companies and leading investors. The collaborative, real-time evaluation of the peer-reviewed research will accelerate adoption of things that work and drive future study of strategies with promise to address healthcare's most pressing challenges."

The growing list of confirmed speakers includes senior executives from large, established health systems to innovative technology startups. These speakers will drive discussion and debate around healthcare's most challenging and critical topics, such as policy changes and implications for the business of healthcare, the mental health crisis, impact of an aging population and use of technology to improve health, among others. Speakers include:

  • Dr. Amy Abernethy, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Scientific Officer & SVP, Oncology, Flatiron Health
  • Gil Addo, Co-founder & CEO, RubiconMD
  • Henry Albrecht, CEO, Limeade
  • Rob E. Andrews, CEO, Health Transformation Alliance
  • Tim Barry, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, VillageMD
  • Kamaljit Behera, Transformational Health Industry Analyst, Frost & Sullivan
  • Lori Evans Bernstein, MPH, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, HealthReveal
  • Paul Black, Chief Executive Officer, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
  • Adam Boehler, CEO, Landmark Health
  • Luke Bonney, CEO & Co-Founder, Redox
  • Paul Bradley, PhD, Chief Data Scientist, ZirMed
  • Nancy Brown, Venture Partner, Oak HC/FT
  • Josh Bruno, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Hometeam
  • Ben Bulkley, Co-founder & CEO, Trellis Rx
  • Jonathan Bush, CEO, athenahealth
  • Jeff Byers, Associate Editor, Healthcare Dive
  • Patrick H. Carroll, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Walgreen Co.
  • Aneesh Chopra, President, CareJourney
  • Maayan Cohen, Co-founder & CEO, Hello Heart
  • Robert Cohen, President, Appriss Health, Appriss Inc
  • Giovanni Colella, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, OODA Health
  • Rob Coppedge, Chief Executive Officer, Echo Health Ventures
  • Greg S. Corrado, PhD, Principal Scientist Google Brain Team, Director of Augmented Intelligence, Google
  • Amir Dan Rubin, President & CEO, One Medical
  • Neil de Crescenzo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Change Healthcare
  • Gaspard de Dreuzy, Co-Founder & President, Pager
  • Mark DePristo, Head of Deep Learning for Genomics, Google Brain
  • Jay Desai, Co-Founder and CEO, PatientPing
  • Francis deSouza, President & CEO, Illumina
  • Ali Diab, Co-Founder and CEO, Collective Health
  • John Donahue, Chairman and CEO, axialHealthcare
  • Alexandra Drane, Co-founder, Eliza Corporation
  • John P. Driscoll, CEO CareCentrix
  • Sean Duffy, Co-founder and CEO, Omada Health
  • Bridget Duffy, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Vocera
  • Darren Dworkin, Chief Information Officer, Cedars-Sinai Health System
  • Helmy Eltoukhy, Co-founder and CEO, Guardant Health, Inc.
  • Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania
  • Jennifer Esposito, Worldwide General Manager, Health and Life Sciences, Intel (News - Alert)
  • Daniel Etra, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Rethink
  • David T. Feinberg, MD, MBA, President & CEO, Geisinger
  • Hill Ferguson, Chief Executive Officer, Doctor on Demand Inc.
  • Rushika Fernandopulle, MD, MPP, CEO & Co-Founder, Iora Health
  • Senator William Frist, MD, Partner and Chairman, Cressey & Co.'s Distinguished Executives Council
  • Mark Ganz, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cambia Health Solutions
  • Vivek Garipalli, Co-Founder & CEO, Clover Health
  • Robert C. Garrett, Co-CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health
  • Bill Geary, Cofounder and Partner, Flare Capital Partners
  • Ashley Gilmore-Reid, Founder and CEO, Wellist
  • Alexis Gilroy, J.D., Partner, Jones Day
  • Jason Gorevic, Chief Executive Officer, Teladoc
  • Pamela Greenberg, MPP, President and CEO, Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness
  • Arun Gupta, CEO, Quartet
  • Jennifer Hanson, Head of Associate Experience, Fidelity Investments
  • Julian Harris, M.D., MBA, President, CareAllies
  • Marc Harrison, President and CEO, Intermountain Healthcare
  • Andrew Hayek, CEO of OptumHealth & Surgical Care Affiliates, Optum
  • Robin Heffernan, PhD, CEO, Circulation
  • Kristi Henderson, Vice President, Virtual Care & Innovation, Seton Healthcare Family
  • Matt Hermann, Senior Managing Director, Ascension Ventures
  • George Hill, Managing Director, Healthcare Technology & Distribution Equity Research, RBC Capital Markets Inc
  • Doug Hirsch, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, GoodRx Inc
  • David Holmberg, President & CEO, Highmark Health
  • Brad Holmes, Managing VP, Gartner (News - Alert) Inc
  • Paul Irving, Chairman, Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging
  • Nimesh Jhaveri, MBA, R.Ph. DVP, Health Services Development, Walgreen Co.
  • Mostafa Kamal, CEO, Magellan Rx Management
  • Deanne Kasim, Managing Partner, Santesys Solutions
  • Paul H. Keckley, PhD, Principal, The Keckley Group
  • Patrick J. Kennedy, Former United States Representative, Rhode Island; Co-Founder, One Mind, and Founder, Kennedy Forum, Kennedy Forum
  • Dr. William L. Kerr, CEO, Avalon Health Care Inc
  • Jon Kessler, President & CEO, HealthEquity
  • Oliver Kharraz, CEO and Founder, Zocdoc
  • Vinod Khosla, Founder, Khosla Ventures
  • Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, President and CEO, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
  • Chris Klomp, CEO, Collective Medical Technologies
  • Noah Knauf, Partner, Kleiner Perkins
  • Jacqueline Kosecoff, PhD, Managing Partner, Moriah Partners, LLC
  • Greg Koski, PhD, MD, CEO and President, ACRES - Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety
  • Tom Kottler, Co-founder and CEO, HealthPrize
  • Andrew Kress, CEO, HealthVerity
  • Annie Lamont, Managing Partner, Oak HC/FT
  • Thomas Laur, Global President, SAP Health
  • Shawn E. Leavitt, SVP, Total Rewards, Comcast Corporation
  • Tom X. Lee, Founder & Executive Chairman, One Medical
  • Peter V. Lee, Executive Director, Covered California
  • René Lerer, MD, President, GuideWell Mutual Holding Corp.
  • Robert Lord, Co-founder and President, Protenus
  • Sri Madabushi, Business Development Director - CAD & Health Research, Google
  • Mohamad Makhzoumi, General Partner, NEA
  • Brian Marcotte, President & CEO, National Business Group on Health
  • Mike Marett, Founder & CEO, Confideo Labs
  • Blake Marggraff, CEO, Epharmix
  • Jeff Margolis, Chairman and CEO, Welltok
  • Peter McClennen, President, Best Doctors Division of Teladoc, Teladoc
  • David Muhlestein, PhD, JD, Chief Research Officer, Leavitt Partners
  • Kieran Murphy, CEO, GE Healthcare
  • Alexi Gharib, Nazem, MD, MBA, Co-founder & CEO, Nomad Health
  • Ryan Oakes, Health and Human Services Managing Director, Accenture
  • Peter Orszag, Vice Chairman of Investment Banking and Global Co-Head of Healthcare, Lazard Middle Market LLC
  • Marcus Osborne, VP, Health Transformation, Walmart
  • Dr. Brian Otis, Chief Technology Officer, Verily Life Sciences
  • Gabriel Otte, CEO/Co-Founder, Freenome
  • Dawn Owens, President, TripleTree
  • TJ Parker, CEO & Co-founder, PillPack
  • Arundhati Parmar, Editor, Breaking Media, MedCity News
  • Michael J. Pellini, M.D., MBA, Chairman, Foundation Medicine, Inc.
  • Trevor Price, Founder & CEO, Oxeon Partners
  • Rob Rebak, President & CEO, AbleTo
  • James A. Rice, PhD, Managing Director, Governance and Leadership, Gallagher Integrated
  • Clay Richards, Chief Executive Officer, naviHealth, Inc.
  • Jeff Rideout, President & CEO, Integrated Healthcare Association
  • Clay Ritchey, CEO, Evariant
  • Paul Roscoe (News - Alert), CEO, Docent Health
  • Katherine Ryder, Founder and CEO, Maven
  • Ravi Sachdev, Partner, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
  • Jacob Sattelmair, CEO, Wellframe
  • Eugene Sayan, Founder, CEO & President, Softheon
  • Mario Schlosser, CEO, Oscar
  • Brenda Schmidt, President and CEO, Solera (News - Alert) Health
  • Kevin B. Sears, Executive Director, Market and Network Services, Cleveland Clinic
  • Bob Sheehy, CEO, Bright Health
  • Steve Shulman, Managing Partner, Shulman Ventures
  • Rajeev Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Accolade
  • Brad Smith, Co-Founder and CEO, Aspire Health
  • Robin Y. Smith, CEO, ORIG3N, Inc.
  • Glenn Steele, MD, PhD, Chairman, xG Health Solutions
  • Ryan Stewart, Managing Director, Head of HC:Tech/Services, LEERINK Partners
  • Unity Stoakes, Co-Founder & President, StartUp Health
  • Dr. Gregory Stock, Co-director, Harris Center for Precision Wellness, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Mustafa Suleyman, Co-Founder & Head of Applied AI, DeepMind
  • David Terry, CEO and Founder, Archway Health
  • Praveen Thadani, Head of Medicare Innovation, Humana
  • Robin Thurston, CEO, Helix
  • Stephanie Tilenius, Founder and CEO, Vida Health
  • Owen Tripp, Co-Founder and CEO, GrandRounds
  • Ari Tulla, CEO & Co-Founder, BetterDoctor
  • Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer, Livongo
  • David Utley, MD, Founder, President & CEO, Carrot
  • Peter H.W. van der Goes, Co-head of M&A Consumer Retail & Healthcare Group, Global Head of Healthcare Information Technology & Digital Health Practice, Goldman Sachs
  • David Vivero, Co-founder and CEO, Amino
  • Paris Wallace, CEO, Ovia Health
  • Chris Waugh, Chief Innovation Officer, Sutter Health
  • Anne Weiler, CEO and Co-founder, Wellpepper Inc
  • David Wennberg, MD, MPH Chief Science Officer, Quartet
  • Rachel Winokur, Chief Business Officer, Bright Health
  • Lisa Woods, Senior Director, Health Care Benefits, Walmart
  • Krishna Yeshwant, Physician and General Partner, Google Ventures, Google Ventures
  • Julie Yoo, MBA, MS Chief Product Officer & Co-founder, Kyruus

The latest list of confirmed speakers can be found here.

The large-scale event also offers a number of sponsorship opportunities for organizations to reach target audiences and network with decision makers. HLTH is announcing their first set of sponsors:


  • Accolade
  • Allscripts
  • Amino
  • CareCentrix
  • Carrot
  • Cedars-Sinai
  • Change Healthcare
  • Colibrium
  • Comcast Corp
  • Definitive Healthcare
  • Docent Health
  • Flare Capital
  • GE Healthcare
  • Google
  • HealthSparq
  • Intel
  • Interpreta
  • Leerink Partners
  • Maven Clinic
  • MedXoom
  • Nomad Health
  • Oak HC/FT
  • Oxeon Partners
  • Redox Engine
  • Softheon
  • Sonifi Health
  • Teladoc
  • UPMC
  • Wunderman Health

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or attending HLTH, visit the HLTH website.

About HLTH

HLTH is the leading event covering innovation in healthcare that is driving substantial reduction in costs and dramatic increase in quality. It's an unprecedented, large-scale forum for individuals, companies and policymakers who are reshaping the healthcare industry to learn, collaborate and evolve. The event is unique in bringing together all key industry stakeholders, ranging from large established providers, payers, employers and pharma services to disruptive startups and prolific investors as well as representatives from government, media and analysts. By helping reshape the dialogue and ecosystem, HLTH serves as a catalyst for the development of the healthcare industry during a period of fundamental change. To learn more, visit www.hlth.co.


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