Partner Programs

Scaling Mental Health, But Not at All Costs

Going Digital: Behavioral Health Tech is the leading community and media business committed to expanding access to mental health and substance use services through technology and innovation. Our community is made up of health plans, employers, health systems, behavioral health providers, startups, investors and policymakers to connect for the purposes of advancing access to behavioral healthcare for all. We solve the inertia of access to quality behavioral healthcare by convening all stakeholders to develop, adopt and improve behavioral health tech and innovation.

Sunday | November 13

10:00 AM1:00 PM PST

Partner Programs


The Cinema Stage, Venetian Ballroom, Lvl 2

Scaling Mental Health, But Not at All Costs

The healthcare industry is grappling with how to address the dire mental health and substance use crisis. Funding has poured into behavioral health technology startups and innovations these last few years, but is it sustainable? Join us for a dedicated behavioral health program at HLTH with payors, providers, pharma, startups and investors to discuss how to scale behavioral health solutions. We will cover affordability, the provider crisis, how to decipher high-quality solutions through the noise, and measuring outcomes for patients. 

Host: Solome Tibebu, Founder & CEO, Going Digital

10:05am - 10:50am: How Health Plans Are Scaling Mental Health Innovation From The Outside In

Moderator: Shirley Bergin, former COO and Executive Director, TEDMED and current Chief Innovation Officer, Ellipsis Health


Dr. Cara McNulty, DPA, President of Behavioral Health and Mental Wellbeing, CVS Health

Eva Borden, President of Behavioral Health, Evernorth

Suzanne Kunis, Vice President of Behavioral Health, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

10:55am - 11:40am: What Role Does Pharma Have in Scaling Mental Health Safely

Moderator: Dr. Murray Zucker, Medical Director, Twill


Dr. Satish Singh, Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships, Biogen

Jeff Weness, Head of Digital Opportunities and Investments, Otsuka

Saad Shah, Head of Digital Health Technology Strategy & Innovation Business Development Team, Amgen

11:45am - 12:25pm: The Venture Capitalists' Perspective on Scaling Mental Health

Moderator: Margaret Laws, Founder and CEO, Hopelab


Laura Veroneau, Partner, Optum Ventures

Liam Donohue, Partner, .406 Ventures

Obadiah Sang, Managing Director, Head of Corporate Development & Strategic Investing, Independence Blue Cross

12:25pm - 1:00pm: Networking 

🗓️ Upcoming Event Dates 🗓️

2023 | ViVE: Mar 26 -29; HLTH US: Oct 8-11

2024 | ViVE: Feb 25-28; HLTH Europe: Jun 18-20; HLTH US: Oct 20-23

2025 | ViVE: Feb 16-19; HLTH US: Oct 19-22

2026 | HLTH US: Nov 15-18

2027 | HLTH US: Oct 17-20

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