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2021 Agenda

Across many topics in 100+ sessions, you’ll learn where disruptions to incumbent models, roles and technologies are reshaping the entire spectrum of health. Whether rewiring care infrastructures, recreating care journeys or re-imaging community and consumer-centric health, our discussions and debates will draw you in and drive you forward.

To see the agenda overview, including registration and exhibit hall hours, visit the agenda overview page by clicking the link below.

*All times below are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

Sunday, October 17

8:00 AM8:00 PM

Registration & Badge Pickup

9:30 AM12:30 PM

ENGAGE at HLTH - In partnership with MedCity News

Patient engagement and experience have become an ever pressing priority for healthcare stakeholders of all stripes following Covid. The agenda will explore how providers and payers are focusing on patient-centricity in the light of a pandemic that kept many people at home, as well as how they and others are working towards more equitable care for all. Hear from patients, leading provider/ payer executives and tech startups about how to move the needle forward in patient experience.


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In Partnership with

9:30 AM1:00 PM

Systemic Health Activism: Designing for Equity

The 2021 HLTH Equity Impact Program will explore the roots of health injustice, shine a light on areas of progress and seek to identify the most effective approaches to instilling activism into healthcare as a lasting value, mindset and approach to achieving health equity. Join us for a program that welcomes all speakers and attendees in an inclusive environment where confronting health injustice is invited and expected.


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9:30 AM1:00 PM

Recovery & Redesign: The Women at HLTH Program

The Women at HLTH program will focus on recovery--regaining ground for women in areas where the pandemic exacerbated gender-based disparities, such as mental health and labor force participation, and redesign--the aspects of healthcare that require fundamental re-centering to drive gender parity in leadership, research, treatment and outcomes.


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10:00 AM12:30 PM

Transforming Health in the Post Pandemic World

“Transforming Health in the Post Pandemic World,” brought to you by AHA at HLTH, will examine how provider-led innovation and partnerships are transforming the health care ecosystem and creating new approaches to managing the health of patient populations. Hospital and health system leaders will share their experiences in a series of “story slam sessions,” framing the problems they addressed, solutions they developed and the results they achieved. Each story slam will explore how hospitals and health systems are working with solution companies, community organizations and other stakeholders to address such key issues as workforce resiliency, increasing access to care and improving health equity.


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In Partnership with

9:30 AM1:00 PM

Moving Forward Together: Beyond the Pandemic

Moving Forward Together: Beyond the Pandemic, brought to you by ATA at HLTH 2021, will explore the expanded role of virtual care as a true modality of modern, hybrid care delivery and highlight technologies and stakeholders pioneering integrated healthcare for patients and providers. The agenda will explore what’s next for telehealth post-pandemic and what this industry needs to address in its expanding role to define a unified approach to addressing health equity and bridging gaps in healthcare access, patient inclusion and experience, balancing challenges between providers and payers, harmonizing state and federal policy, standardizing practice and coordinating care across settings, and uncovering emerging trends in research and telehealth solutions.


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12:30 PM1:30 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM4:00 PM

Hosted Buyer Program (Prescheduled Only)

Session 1: 1:30 PM2:10 PM

1:30 PM2:10 PM

Assessing and Addressing Mental Health

Adolescent Mental Health State of Emergency

The pandemic’s detrimental impact on the mental health of young adults in the US and globally cannot be overlooked. Our younger, vulnerable generations have had the highest reported rates of suicidal thoughts and substance abuse disorders during the last year compounding an already dire situation. Learn from health leaders stepping up to provide adequate mental health care to our pediatric populations of all backgrounds.


SPEAKERS

Benjamin MillerChief Strategy OfficerWell Being Trust

Maya Enista SmithExecutive DirectorBorn This Way Foundation

Naomi AllenCEO and Co-FounderBrightline

Patricia Ibeziako, MDAssociate Professor of PsychiatryBoston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

MODERATORS

Ben RobbinsVenture PartnerGV

1:30 PM2:10 PM

The Drug Development Revolution

(Out with the Old) In With the New Way of R&D

Have we entered a new era of drug development with shorter timelines, lower costs and more advanced treatments coming to market? The COVID vaccines certainly proved this theory to be true, but how will this urgency translate post-pandemic? Through increased use of new technologies like mRNA and implementing highly digitized, flexible, data-driven operations, life science leaders are reinventing old R&D methods in new ways. Hear two life science leaders’ unique approaches to R&D reinvention. 

SPEAKERS

Alexis BorisyFounder and Executive ChairmanEQRx

Andrew Plump, M.D., Ph.D.President of Research & DevelopmentTakeda

MODERATORS

Deborah Palestrant, PhDPartner, Head of 4:595AM Ventures

1:30 PM2:10 PM

Care Models 2.021

Vying for Value

Ahh value-based care, everyone’s favorite buzzword. We all want it, agree it is best for patients and the health system in general, but why is it so hard to scale? Some blame politics, others say fee-for-service is just the way our health system was built, but others refuse to accept defeat. Digital health companies are jumping into the VBC movement to help incumbents and align incentives across all entities to really move the needle. Hear from champions of value-based care touting irrefutable evidence that it can be done and will be done!

SPEAKERS

Jen Brull, MD, FAAFPPhysician OwnerPost Rock Family Medicine

Jennifer Bacani McKenney, MD, FAAFPOwner and Manager of Bacani/McKenney Clinic in Fredonia, Kansas, and President-electKansas Academy of Family Physicians

Sarah Chouinard, MDChief Medical OfficerMain Street Health

MODERATORS

Dr. Farzad MostashariCo-Founder and CEOAledade Inc

Session 2: 2:20 PM3:00 PM

2:20 PM3:00 PM

Assessing and Addressing Mental Health

Employer’s Crucial Role in Mental & Behavioral Health

With over 10,000 apps available claiming to address a psychological difficulty, how can we support employers when weeding through the sea of solutions to find truly impactful care for their employees? Aside from sourcing viable solutions, aiding employers in addressing stigma, privacy, diversity and cost concerns is a top priority. Hear from experts pushing the boundaries of employer-sponsored health to integrate an inclusive, holistic approach to employees' mental care.

SPEAKERS

April KohCEO and Co-founderSpring Health

Eddie MedinaCo-founder and COOBetterUp

Jim HuffmanHead of BenefitsFidelity

Kelley ElliottVice President, Total RewardsDelta Air Lines

MODERATORS

Daryl TolExecutive Vice PresidentOne Mind

2:20 PM3:00 PM

The Drug Development Revolution

Drug Discovery’s AI Engine

AI/ML has revolutionized many aspects of the health ecosystem, but arguably its biggest triumph to date is in drug discovery. With the ability to screen targets at record speed and analyze niche trends in massive data sets, AI is supercharging scientists to the drug discovery fast lane leading to novel discoveries in record time. How are experts utilizing a mix of AI, real world evidence and traditional methods to breakthrough even further?

SPEAKERS

Carolyn MagillChief Executive OfficerAetion

Daphne KollerCEO and Founderinsitro

Miruna SasuChief Strategy OfficerCOTA Inc.

Shahram EbadollahiChief Data and AI OfficerNovartis

MODERATORS

Allison DeAngelisSenior Healthcare ReporterBusiness Insider

2:20 PM3:00 PM

Care Models 2.021

Providers, Payers, Payments…Oh My

Provider/payer payment models have long been reimagined, criticized and reimagined some more. Whether moving to value-based care, ACOs or bundling payments, the goal is the same: ease the cost burden on consumers of care and reduce total health care spending. So where is this goal being met or exceeded? Hear from leaders working tirelessly to modernize and optimize our antiquated health payment structures.

SPEAKERS

Divya Paliwal, MDChief Clinical Transformation OfficerHorizon BCBSNJ

Dr. Mark Prather MD, MBACo-Founder and CEODispatchHealth

Kyle ArmbresterChief Executive OfficerSignify Health

Nick LoporcaroCEOLandmark Health

MODERATORS

Ana GuptePrincipalAG Health Advisors

Session 3: 3:10 PM3:50 PM

3:10 PM3:50 PM

Assessing and Addressing Mental Health

Dissolving Access Barriers

There is a rapidly rising demand for mental health services, leaving mental health professionals in critically short supply. To solve this supply-and-demand issue, digital solutions are providing access in therapy deserts with increasingly affordable care options, new options for inclusive care and data-driven treatment plans. Are there also drawbacks in decreasing face-to-face care? Leaders are learning that a diverse mix of solutions for different conditions, digital competency levels and differences of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, disability, gender, and sexual orientation are needed to create a comprehensive mental health care system that dissolves systemic barriers.

SPEAKERS

Ariela SafiraFounder & CEOReal

Corbin PetroCEO & Co-FounderEleanor Health

Dr. Harry RitterFounder and CEOAlma

Puneet SinghCEOQuartet Health

MODERATORS

Tina ReedHealthcare EditorAxios

3:10 PM3:50 PM

The Drug Development Revolution

Driving Diversity in Clinical Trials

Disease impacts all people, so shouldn’t the drug development process be representative of all people? Diversity has historically been overlooked in clinical trial design and implementation, until now. Motivated by the troubling statistics around the pandemic’s impact on racial and ethnic minority groups, life sciences leaders are stepping up to ensure diversity is deeply ingrained into the planning and execution of all clinical trials, leaving bias in the past. 

SPEAKERS

Arif Nathoo, MDCEOKomodo Health

Christopher P. BooneVice President, Global Head of Health Economics & Outcomes ResearchAbbVie

Lauren Powell MPA, PhDVice President, U.S. Health Equity & Community WellnessTakeda Pharmaceuticals

Quita HighsmithVice President and Chief Diversity OfficerGenentech

MODERATORS

Mark CleinChief Executive Officer & Co-FounderPrecision Medicine Group

3:10 PM3:50 PM

Care Models 2.021

Holy Primary Care!

In a world that is becoming increasingly transaction oriented, how do we ensure our health continually remains a priority? Primary care organizations are focusing on holistic patient management, moving away from episodic care and towards a preventative, tech-driven approach. With the rise in mental and behavioral health conditions, clinicians are moving past the status quo check-up and building a more comprehensive approach to delivering care. An apple a day isn’t going to cut it anymore! 

SPEAKERS

Adrian AounFounder and CEOForward

Andrew ToyPresident & CTOClover Health

Christina SeverinChief Executive Officer and PresidentCommunity Care Cooperative (C3)

Rajneesh BehalChief Quality OfficerOne Medical

MODERATORS

Nancy BrownGeneral PartnerOak HC/FT

Session 4: 4:00 PM4:40 PM

4:00 PM4:40 PM

Assessing and Addressing Mental Health

Bracing for Impact: The Pandemic's Toll on Mental Illness

The pandemic unveiled significant structural problems in the U.S. mental health care system, and left us with a second pandemic with no clear solution. 41% of the population reported at least one adverse mental & behavioral health condition associated with COVID-19. Little is known on how the pandemic has permanently changed our behavior, but that’s not stopping health leaders from trying to chip away at this escalating crisis. Hear from insightful innovators in the mental health field on their plans for creating sustainable change.

SPEAKERS

Alyson WatsonFounder & CEOModern Health

Kana EnomotoSenior Knowledge ExpertMcKinsey & Company

Samantha Meltzer-Brody, M.D., M.P.HAssad Meymandi Distinguished Professor & Chair, Department of PsychiatryUniversity of North Carolina School of Medicine

MODERATORS

4:00 PM4:40 PM

The Drug Development Revolution

Is Our Future Decentralized?

Studies have found that 80% of patients are more likely to participate in a clinical trial if virtual options are available. The growth of connected devices and data management technologies is certainly setting the stage for a more decentralized future for clinical trials. Decentralizing the process also yields a more diverse, patient-centric trial design where access challenges are not a factor. Is the current biopharma industry infrastructure ready for such a vast overhaul of known clinical trial methods? Discuss both sides of the DCT coin.

SPEAKERS

Dr. Amy AbernethyPresident of Clinical Research Platforms & Former Principal Deputy Commissioner at US FDAVerily

Michelle LongmireCEO & Co founderMedable

MODERATORS

Craig LipsetCo-ChairDecentralized Trials & Research Alliance

4:00 PM4:40 PM

Care Models 2.021

Home-ing In on Chronic Condition Management

The past year has made our homes the center of our worlds. We outfitted homes to be our schools, gyms, offices and health centers for our families. This transition proved that care can seamlessly take place at home even when dealing with complex chronic conditions like chronic kidney disease or complex immunological conditions. Let’s hone in on innovative, digitally-enabled home care models and proposed regulatory changes making patients’ comfort priority number one. 

SPEAKERS

Dr. Shika PappoeChief Medical OfficerStrive Health

Lisa RomettyPresidentCVS Kidney Care

Mike GladstoneGlobal President of Inflammation & ImmunologyPfizer

Rishi Sikka, M.D.President of System EnterprisesSutter Health

MODERATORS

Steven CollensCEOMATTER

4:40 PM5:00 PM

Networking Break

5:00 PM9:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

5:00 PM5:10 PM

Opening Remarks

SPEAKERS

Jonathan WeinerFounder and Chief Executive OfficerHLTH

5:10 PM5:30 PM

CVS Health General Session

SPEAKERS

Alan LotvinEVP, CVS Health and President, CVS CaremarkCVS

5:35 PM5:55 PM

A Shared Vision For Health Assurance

Building A Proactive, Resilient And Equitable System Of Care Through Leadership, Tech, And Responsible Innovation

Hemant Taneja (Managing Partner, General Catalyst) and Ken Frazier (Executive Chairman, Merck; and Chairman, Health Assurance Initiatives, General Catalyst) discuss the evolving role and responsibility of healthcare and tech to transform the current “sick care” system to a resilient, proactive Health Assurance model -- designed to help people stay well, bend the cost curve, and make quality care more affordable and more accessible to all. 

SPEAKERS

Hemant TanejaManaging DirectorGeneral Catalyst

Ken FrazierExecutive ChairmanMerck

5:55 PM6:15 PM

What's Ahead for Google in Health?

SPEAKERS

Dr. Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc.Chief Health OfficerGoogle

6:15 PM6:35 PM

Pfizer's Next Chapter

After a monumental vaccine discovery that allowed the world to see light at the end of the COVID-tunnel, how has Pfizer taken measures to stay ahead of the pandemic so that we can eventually put an end to COVID-19? From thinking differently about distribution to ensure an equitable rollout, to continued research on variants – this pivotal experience will forever impact the organization's approach to delivering breakthroughs for patients. How will their approach for other ground-breaking therapies evolve from the learnings of the pandemic? Pfizer's CEO, Albert Bourla, will share his vision for the future as well as the latest in the global vaccine rollout, ensuring equity and the most up to date data on the COVID-19 vaccine. 

SPEAKERS

Albert Bourla, DVM, PH.D.Chairman and Chief Executive OfficerPfizer

MODERATORS

Nathan VardiManaging Editor, EnterpriseMarketWatch

6:35 PM6:55 PM

IBM General Session

SPEAKERS

Paul RomaGeneral ManagerIBM Watson Health

7:00 PM9:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Kick off the first night at HLTH with our Welcome Reception, held in the exhibit hall. All attendees are invited!

Monday, October 18

6:30 AM7:30 AM

Full Body Workout Class

- powered by FitBit Health Solutions

6:30 AM7:30 AM

Full Body Workout Class

- powered by FitBit Health Solutions

6:30 AM7:30 AM

Morning Yoga

Sponsored by: Cleo

Start your day with an instructor-led yoga session in the hotels adjacent to the convention center, the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport and Westin Boston Seaport District.

7:00 AM7:00 PM

Registration & Badge Pickup

7:00 AM8:20 AM

Breakfast & Networking

Session 1: 8:30 AM9:10 AM

8:30 AM9:10 AM

Health's Tech-tonic Shift

Health Tech's Got Talent: Who is the Next Star? PART ONE

Digital health is having its moment. Now a household term, telehealth is beloved by many as a convenient medium to further engage with providers and take a proactive approach to health. Following the path paved by telehealth, what other innovations are bubbling up to the surface in health tech? Hear from three founders touting incredible technologies that possess the potential to be game changers in health and the next industry darling.

SPEAKERS

Chesahna Kindred, MD, MBA, FAADMedical DirectorVisualDx

Dor SkulerDor Skuler, CEO & Founder of Intuition RoboticsIntuition Robotics

Nabiha SaklayenCEO & Co-FounderCellino

8:30 AM9:10 AM

Health for the Greater Good

Achieving Social Justice in Health

Racism is a public health issue. Going forward, we must be actionable, define health equity and map a path to pervade social justice in all aspects of healthcare. It’s our duty to roll up our sleeves, hold ourselves accountable, acknowledge the deep history of structural racism and work together to achieve the much needed societal change. Listen to health equity advocates working to create a healthcare system free from discrimination from the doctor’s office to the boardroom.

SPEAKERS

Arpa GarayPresident, Global Pharmaceuticals, Analytics, & Digital MarketingMerck & Co., Inc.

James E.K. Hildreth, Ph.D., M.D.President and CEOMeharry Medical College

Kim KeckPresident and CEOBlue Cross Blue Shield Association

Pat GeraghtyPresident and CEOGuideWell and Florida Blue

MODERATORS

Aletha Maybank MDChief Health Equity Officer, SVPAmerican Medical Association

8:30 AM9:10 AM

Pharmacy's Bright Future

Pharmacy & Digital Health: A Match Made in Heaven

33% of neighborhoods in America’s largest cities lack convenient access to a pharmacy. Virtual solutions bridge this gap and supplement not having a physical pharmacist available. How can we leverage virtual innovation to expand digital pharmacies’ reach while also empowering brick and mortar locations? Dig into how leaders are using digital to close access gaps, streamline the data flow between pharmacists and prescribers and ultimately help patients make better decisions about their health.

SPEAKERS

Amanda EppCEOScriptDrop

Melynda Barnes, MDChief Medical OfficerRo

Sid ViswanathanCo-founder & PresidentTruepill

Vish SankaranChief Innovation OfficerWalgreens Boots Alliance

MODERATORS

Carmine PetroneManaging DirectorAdvent International

9:00 AM11:00 AM

Funding Founders (Prescheduled Only) - Lounge Opens

Sponsored by PitchBook

9:00 AM11:00 AM

Hosted Buyer Program (Prescheduled Only)

Session 2: 9:20 AM10:00 AM

9:20 AM10:00 AM

Health's Tech-tonic Shift

Health Tech's Got Talent: Who is the Next Star? PART TWO

Digital health is having its moment. Now a household term, telehealth is beloved by many as a convenient medium to further engage with providers and take a proactive approach to health. Following the path paved by telehealth, what other innovations are bubbling up to the surface in health tech? Hear from three founders touting incredible technologies that possess the potential to be game changers in health and the next industry darling.

SPEAKERS

Alison DarcyFounderWoebot Health

Jahangir MohammedFounder & CEOTwin Health

Rob MalcolmChief Operating OfficerOmniscient Neurotechnology

9:20 AM10:00 AM

Health for the Greater Good

Is Poverty the Root of SDoH?

Have we over-complicated SDoH efforts by adding more terms and definitions? Is it possible to simplify this complex problem by boiling it down to one factor: poverty? Where do racism, education, access to healthy food and geography factor into the SDoH equation? Hear two expert perspectives as we strip away the euphemisms and get down to what truly matters when discussing social determinants of health. 

SPEAKERS

Nwando Olayiwola, M.D., MPH, FAAFPChief Health Equity Officer & Senior Vice PresidentHumana

Sachin Jain MDPresident and CEOSCAN Health Plan

MODERATORS

Christina Jenkins, MDVenture PartnerPhoenix Venture Partners

9:20 AM10:00 AM

Pharmacy's Bright Future

Advancing Affordable Access to Medications

National drug spending is expected to reach $863 billion by 2028 due to new, higher priced drugs entering the market more frequently. How can we prevent patients in need from being priced out of the market? In efforts to reduce out-of-pocket costs, some pharmacy leaders have implemented outcome-based contracts while others have bypassed the supply chain middlemen entirely. The methods may differ, but the goal is clear: increase access, affordability and adherence.

SPEAKERS

Alex Oshmyansky, MD, PhDCEO and FounderMark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company

Alexander HardyCEOGenentech

MODERATORS

Andrew DunnSenior Healthcare ReporterBusiness Insider

Session 3: 10:10 AM10:50 AM

10:10 AM10:50 AM

Health's Tech-tonic Shift

Navigating the Health Literacy Labyrinth

If one thing is true, it’s that our health system is a complex labyrinth for even the most informed health consumers. Navigating the care maze is a daunting task that often leads to confusion, high costs, misinformation and poor outcomes. Leaders are working to close this health literacy gap widened by varying levels of digital competency, access to technology and socioeconomic status. But is introducing more tech the answer or furthering the problem? Communication is key in solving this pressing issue.

SPEAKERS

Andrew Le, MDCEO and CofounderBuoy Health

Colleen NicewiczChief Executive OfficerGroups Recover Together

Deborah DiSanzoPresident, Best Buy HealthBest Buy Health

Richard Zane, MDChief Innovation OfficerUCHealth

MODERATORS

Nicole J WalkerManaging PartnerArboretum Ventures

10:10 AM10:50 AM

Health for the Greater Good

The Pandemic Effect on Health Equity

The global pandemic put a spotlight on some troubling truths within our healthcare system. Disproportionate COVID-19 case numbers and deaths among people of color exposed a broken health system where incentives are misaligned and zip code is a prime factor in the quality of care received. It is clear that we have a long way to go. Let’s level-set, strategize and get to work to build back a better, more equitable future from the pandemic rubble.

SPEAKERS

Kevin MahoneyCEOUniversity of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine)

Lisa Fitzpatrick, MD, MPH, MPAFounder & CEOGrapevine Health

Toyin Ajayi, MD, MPhilPresident and Co-FounderCityblock Health

MODERATORS

Dr. Summer KnightManaging DirectorDeloitte

10:10 AM10:50 AM

Pharmacy's Bright Future

Big Retailers, Big Ambitions

With virtual pharmacies growing in popularity, brick and mortar retailers have had to pivot their business models to modernize their consumer health experiences. They are turning to digital and ramping up innovation to expand their offerings beyond the four walls. Their reach is big and ambitions high to become one-stop shops for all consumer health needs and more.

SPEAKERS

Marcus OsborneSenior Vice PresidentWalmart Health

Sree Chaguturu, MDChief Medical Officer, CVS CaremarkCVS Healthcare

MODERATORS

Blake DodgeSenior Healthcare ReporterBusiness Insider

10:50 AM7:30 PM

Exhibit Hall Open Hours

10:50 AM11:20 AM

Networking Break - Exhibit Hall Opens

11:30 AM11:50 AM

Walmart General Session

SPEAKERS

Cheryl Pegus, M.D., M.P.HExecutive Vice President of Health & WellnessWalmart

MODERATORS

Paige MinemyerSenior EditorFierce Healthcare

11:50 AM12:10 PM

Accelerating Technological Advances to Transform Health Care

Join Dr. Gianrico Farrugia to discuss Mayo Clinic’s investment and partnership strategy designed to transform health care. Mayo is utilizing big data and emerging tech to cure more patients, become a truly digital organization, redesign clinical trials, make breakthrough therapies scalable and empower physicians' diagnostic capabilities. Their goal is to move health care from a pipeline business to a platform, where the health care system as a whole is strengthened as more people and organizations participate.

SPEAKERS

Gianrico Farrugia, M.D.President and CEOMayo Clinic

MODERATORS

Christopher DonovanPartnerFoley & Lardner LLP

12:10 PM12:30 PM

Cigna General Session

SPEAKERS

David CordaniPresident and CEOCigna

12:30 PM12:55 PM

Russell Street Ventures and Oak HC/FT General Session

SPEAKERS

Annie LamontCo-Founder & Managing PartnerOak HC/FT

Brad SmithChief Executive OfficerRussell Street Ventures

MODERATORS

Mohana RavindranathSenior Healthcare ReporterBusiness Insider

12:00 PM2:00 PM

Rolling Lunch

12:00 PM2:00 PM

Health Equity Luncheon

12:00 - 12:30 PM: Keynote: On Leading from the Inside

Interviewer: Alyson Shontell, Co-Editor in Chief, Business Insider, Interviewee: Kara Helander, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Carlyle


12:30 - 1:10 PM: What Am I Getting Into? What it Really Means to Commit to Equity in a Healthcare Organization

Healthcare organizations are beginning to evolve their scope on equity, encompassing a mission of health justice. They’re taking a look across internal culture and policy, clinical programs, vendor relationships and community outreach. But transformation isn’t easy. Hear about integrated strategies for change within and outside of their organizations.


1:10 - 2:00 PM: Benefits That Serve

Employer-sponsored health and wellness benefits have failed to reflect the diverse health needs, preferences and financial realities of the people they’re meant to serve, despite the fact that employers cover close to 50% of Americans. New models maximize flexibility and engender trust to break down barriers and enable employees to curate the healthcare, wellbeing services and savings they need.

12:00 PM2:00 PM

Evercore Luncheon: The Download on Digital Therapeutics with Evercore

Join us as we explore the nascent digital therapeutics space and dig into topics like the emerging business models for prescription digital therapeutics, the varying methods of patient engagement across digital care modalities, and the value proposition of digital health through the eyes of investors. These discussions will provide investors and industry participants with deep insight into the trajectory of the space as seen through the eyes of various stakeholders.  


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In Partnership with

12:00 PM2:00 PM

EY Luncheon: Hospital at Home: Adapting operating models to deliver access to quality care

This panel discussion will feature payer, provider, pharma, and med-tech panelists. Each panelist will provide a case study on how Hospital at Home has impacted their operating models and ecosystem partnering approach/strategy. The discussion will consider observations regarding governance, decision making, process integration, technology, workforce, performance metrics, and patient experience. Learn more about how our panelists tackled Hospital at Home scaling and ecosystem management, in addition to developing best practices and lessons learned regarding op model adaptation and partnership management.

In Partnership with

12:30 PM2:00 PM

WEGO Health Awards Luncheon

Co-Sponsors: HealthSparq and Outcomes4me Inc.

1:00 PM4:00 PM

Hosted Buyer Program (Prescheduled Only)

3:00 PM4:30 PM

DE+I Deciphered: Continuing the Conversation

Between the COVID-19 pandemic and last year’s national reckoning with racism, the deep inequities of the healthcare industry have been exposed and exacerbated. MM+M will host an insightful panel that will seek to answer questions like, “Has there been enough real change?'' "How do we make progress in our own work and organizations?” and “How long will our raised consciousness last?” all while highlighting where the major cracks in the system lie.

In Partnership with

Session 4: 2:00 PM2:40 PM

2:00 PM2:40 PM

Health's Tech-tonic Shift

Old Operational Habits Fall Hard

What lengths are necessary to modernize healthcare's antiquated systems? From scheduling to billing, payers and providers are partnering with tech organizations to implement innovative operational changes driven by their comprehensive digital strategies. Their motto is every company should be a tech company! Operational mavens are tossing out manual, outdated task management, forging a path to a more digital future.

SPEAKERS

Aaron PatzerFounder & CEOVital

Aashima GuptaDirector, Global Healthcare SolutionsGoogle Cloud

Christine Brocato*System Vice President, Strategic InnovationCommonSpirit Health

Lisa DavisSVP & CIOBlue Shield of California

2:00 PM2:40 PM

Welcome to Health’s House

Health is Everyone's Business

Throughout the past year we have come to the realization that every viable company is a health company. Health now must be an integral part of ALL businesses, not just those put in the traditional healthcare bucket. Strategies are changing to keep employees safe, businesses operating and plans underway in case another global crisis ensues. How has the role of public health changed within our economy and how is health being integrated into all industries' core operating plans?

SPEAKERS

Dr. David StarkChief Medical Officer, Morgan StanleyMorgan Stanley

Dr. Leroy SimsSenior Vice President, Medical AffairsNational Basketball Association

Heidi WestHead of HealthcareZoom

Tim Malins MD, FACCChief Medical OfficerConstellation Brands, Inc

MODERATORS

Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA, FAPAMedical Editor in Chief At Large; CEO, eMed; Former President, AMAEveryday Health

2:00 PM2:40 PM

Money on Health's Mind

A Tale of Two Health Tech Mavericks

Digital health has come a long way since its inception many years ago and these two leaders were at the helm of it. The journey has not always been smooth, but success is never achieved without struggle. Listen to two luminaries in digital health tell their stories of triumphs, failures, headline making exits, necessary pivots and predictions for the future of our industry. Not to mention their promising new endeavors each looking to shake up the status quo even more!

SPEAKERS

Glen TullmanChief Executive OfficerTranscarent

Jonathan BushFounder & CEOZus Health

MODERATORS

Chrissy FarrHealth Tech InvestorOMERS Ventures

2:00 PM2:40 PM

Employers’ Winning Game Plan

Delivering Diverse & Inclusive Benefits

There is an urgent need to remove structural disparities within our health industry. Employers are taking a stand against health inequities that have been deeply ingrained in traditional health benefits structures. By making essential and inventive changes to health plan designs, employers are addressing cost barriers and putting inclusivity at the top of their priority list. Hear from employer leaders who are building more equitable health care coverage for all.

SPEAKERS

Christopher KimDirector, Global Head of Employee Experience - Benefits - WellnessKKR

Dr. Ian TongChief Medical OfficerDoctor on Demand

Lindsay Jurist-RosnerCEOWellthy

Sarah ChavarriaExecutive Vice President & Chief People OfficerDelta Dental of California

MODERATORS

Duane ReynoldsFounder and Chief Executive OfficerJust Health Collective

Session 5: 2:50 PM3:30 PM

2:50 PM3:30 PM

Health's Tech-tonic Shift

The Blurring Lines of Health Devices

Technology allows consumers to interact with their health data in new and exciting ways. But what defines a health device? A medical device? Tech is clearing the way for an influx of proactive and preventative consumer-managed care devices. With an abundance of digital health offerings, how can we accurately measure outcomes and seamlessly share this growing trove of data with care teams? Join experts to sharpen your vision of the future of health devices!

SPEAKERS

Debra BassU.S. President and Chief Marketing OfficerNuvo

Eddie Martucci, Ph.D.CEO and Co-FounderAkili Interactive

Harpreet RaiCEOOura

Priya AbaniCEOAliveCor

MODERATORS

Thad DavisSenior Managing DirectorSVB Leerink

2:50 PM3:30 PM

Welcome to Health’s House

The Happy Marriage of Health and Tech

The relationship between the health and tech industries has been solid for years, but they are ready to take things to the next level. Partnerships are blossoming in various areas within the health ecosystem pledging to create real change within a historically unmovable industry. What will this dynamic duo do next? Can they create a partnership that lasts the test of time across different corporate structures and cultures? These leaders are making this health matrimony work!

SPEAKERS

Caitlin DonovanGlobal Head of Uber HealthUber Health

David L. HolmbergPresident and Chief Executive OfficerHighmark Health

Vivian Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.President, Health PlatformsVerily

MODERATORS

Ryan StewartManaging Director, Healthcare Technology & Tech-Enabled ServicesPJ Solomon

2:50 PM3:30 PM

Money on Health's Mind

Seed to Growth in 0 to 60

Digital health startups have been traveling at lightspeed through the seed to growth journey, but is this a normal trajectory? Let’s level set and review what the standard path should look like, why there have been so many outliers and what milestones investors care about most. The endless headlines of ballooning valuations, massive IPOs and triple-digit rounds is exciting for the industry, but also comes with unreasonable and often unattainable growth pressures for many founders. Hear top investors’ takes on this monumental year and how we will ground ourselves in reality moving forward.

SPEAKERS

Alyssa JaffeePartner7wireVentures

Andrew AdamsManaging PartnerOak HC/FT

Julie YooGeneral PartnerAndreessen Horowitz

Robb VorhoffManaging Director & Global Head of HealthcareGeneral Atlantic

MODERATORS

Megan HernbrothSenior Healthcare Startups ReporterBusiness Insider

2:50 PM3:30 PM

Employers’ Winning Game Plan

The New Shape of Work

Traditional health benefit structures are showing their age. The pandemic completely upended our concept of where and how we work, so plan designs need to get with the changing times. Employees want an increase in remote care options, expanded coverage for their families and more mental and behavioral health solutions, to name a few. How else has the structure of health benefits transformed over the decades? Listen to health leaders reshaping plan designs to meet the needs of an evolved workforce.

SPEAKERS

Christina BrennerSenior Vice President, Total RewardsMastercard

Rajeev SinghChairman & CEOAccolade

Scott Shreeve, MDChief Executive OfficerCrossover Health

MODERATORS

Julie SirkinSenior Principal, Rewards & BenefitsKorn/Ferry International

Session 6: 3:40 PM4:20 PM

3:40 PM4:20 PM

Health's Tech-tonic Shift

Getting Personal with Digitally-Enabled Care

Digital health has been given the rocket fuel it needed to fully take-off into everyday use both by health consumers and clinicians. With a plethora of tools now at their disposal, clinicians can further personalize care by integrating AI, virtual assistants, predictive modeling and consumer-generated data into their workflows. What new shapes will care delivery take next?

SPEAKERS

Alexa B. Kimball, MD, MPHPresident and CEO of Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at BIDMCHarvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Darshak Sanghavi, MDGlobal Chief Medical OfficerBabylon Health

Dr. Taha Kass-Hout, M.D., M.SChief Medical Officer, AWS and Director, Health AI, AWSAmazon Web Services, Health AI

Rajeev RonankiSenior Vice President, Chief Digital OfficerAnthem, Inc.

MODERATORS

Lisa Schmitz MazurPartnerMcDermott Will & Emery

3:40 PM4:20 PM

Welcome to Health’s House

Impactful Health Information Sharing

Reducing health information access barriers has never been more important. Health leaders are thoughtfully using communication channels like SMS, chat, media and influencers to reach more people with more targeted, accurate messaging around vaccines, variants and more. With a younger generation of health consumers, reaching them where they are via social media and mobile has proven to be a powerful tool to combat vaccine hesitancy and ensure all who need pertinent health information can receive it. Join leaders who are paving the way for a more streamlined approach to educating and engaging the masses on better health!

SPEAKERS

Dr. Austin Lee ChiangChief Medical Social Media OfficerJefferson Health

Dr. Jessica ShepherdChief Medical OfficerVerywell Health

Garth Graham, M.DDirector and Global Head of HealthcareYouTube

Susan CollinsGlobal Head of HealthcareTwilio

MODERATORS

Shoshana Ungerleider, MDHostTED Health Podcast

3:40 PM4:20 PM

Money on Health's Mind

What the SPAC?

What a SPAC-tacular year it has been in health tech investing! The allure of the public market was strong as we saw the highest number of health IPOs in years leaving many of us scratching our heads wondering what spurred this hot streak. What makes going public so appealing versus remaining under private investment? Debate the pros and cons with investment experts as we predict the future of SPACs and if regulatory bodies will cool the action. 

SPEAKERS

Kristin Baker SpohnGeneral PartnerCRV

Peter MiccaNational Health Tech Leader, Audit & Assurance PartnerDeloitte & Touche LLP

Richard GersonCo-Founder, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Falcon Edge CapitalFalcon Edge Capital

Sandra ShpilbergFounder & CEOSanaby Health Acquisition Corp.

MODERATORS

Sari KaganoffGeneral Manager, ConsultingRock Health

3:40 PM4:20 PM

Employers’ Winning Game Plan

Increasing the Value of Employer-sponsored Care

Employer-sponsored health care spending is at an all time high, begging the question: does all this money equal high-quality, high-value care? The answer is not so simple. Paying a high premium for care will not always lead to the best quality. Health innovators have taken notice of this paradox ushering in the creation of new benefit structures to reduce costs and increase value. They lead with tech, focus on high value care solutions, align incentives across the system and no longer accept the vast inefficiencies that have plagued us for decades. 

SPEAKERS

Dr. Rhonda RandallEVP and Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare Employer and IndividualUnitedHealthcare

Fay RotenbergPresident & CEOFirefly Health

Jaja OkigweChief Executive OfficerFirst Choice Health

Patrick QuigleyCo-Founder & CEOSidecar Health

MODERATORS

Paige MinemyerSenior EditorFierce Healthcare

4:20 PM4:50 PM

Networking Break

4:50 PM5:15 PM

Moderna & Thermo Fisher Scientific General Session

SPEAKERS

Marc N. CasperChairman, President & CEOThermo Fisher Scientific

Stéphane BancelChief Executive OfficerModerna, Inc.

MODERATORS

Mike Pellini, MDManaging PartnerSection 32

5:15 PM5:35 PM

UnitedHealth Group General Session

SPEAKERS

Dirk McMahonPresident and Chief Operating OfficerUnitedHealth Group

MODERATORS

Susan DentzerSenior Policy FellowThe Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

5:35 PM5:55 PM

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services General Session

SPEAKERS

Chiquita Brooks-LaSure*Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ServicesU.S. Department of Health and Human Services

MODERATORS

Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D.*Chair, Department of Medical Ethics and Health PolicyUniversity of Pennsylvania

6:00 PM7:00 PM

Networking Reception in the Exhibit Halls - A and B

Sponsored by Amwell


Connect with exhibitors and other attendees in the exhibit hall for food, drinks and entertainment!

7:45 PM10:00 PM

Innovators' Reception

Sponsors: Oak HC/FT, Amazon Web Services, NTT Data, Tegria, Leidos and SamsungNEXT.


Join investors and startups for an evening of celebration with music, food and cocktails - and honoring the winners of the Startup Pitch.

Tuesday, October 19

6:30 AM7:30 AM

Full Body Workout Class

- powered by FitBit Health Solutions

6:30 AM7:30 AM

Full Body Workout Class

- powered by FitBit Health Solutions

6:30 AM7:30 AM

Morning Yoga

Sponsored by: Cleo

Start your day with an instructor-led yoga session in the hotels adjacent to the convention center, the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport and Westin Boston Seaport District.

7:00 AM8:20 AM

Breakfast & Networking

7:00 AM7:00 PM

Registration & Badge Pickup

Session 1: 8:30 AM9:10 AM

8:30 AM9:10 AM

Health's Consumer Playbook

The Power of Consumerization

62% of all bankruptcies stem from medical bills putting a huge burden on patients to find more affordable routes to care. The consumerism movement in digital health has opened the door to greater price transparency through sourcing and comparison apps, cash pay options and a push towards value over volume. Hear from leaders taking the guesswork out of choosing affordable care.

SPEAKERS

Doug HirschCo-founder and co-CEOGoodRx

Kate RyderFounder & CEOMaven

Zachariah ReitanoCEO and cofounderRo

MODERATORS

Jessica ZeaskePartnerEcho Health Ventures

8:30 AM9:10 AM

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Health

The Evolution of Reimbursement

After a year of relaxed reimbursement regulations directly resulting in a digital health boom, the question is posed: does policy hold innovation back? Finding the perfect balance of managing cost, meeting patient needs and removing the red tape around payer/provider partnerships is the key to moving innovation along at a healthy pace. What does the future of reimbursement policy hold with a new Administration and a blossoming digital health ecosystem?

SPEAKERS

Greg DeavensPresident and CEOIndependence Blue Cross

Marion Couch, MD PhD MBASenior Vice President and Chief Medical OfficerCambia Health Solutions

Michael DowlingPresident and CEONorthwell Health

MODERATORS

Carrie Nixon, JDManaging PartnerNixon Gwilt Law

8:30 AM9:10 AM

Scaling Up Supply Chain

Securing the Supply Chain

The biopharma industry moves over $1 trillion worth of cargo through the supply chain every year making security and efficiency top priorities. How can we create a more resilient, secure and transparent supply chain network to maximize productivity? Promising solutions are stemming from unique collaborations between stakeholders where supply chain models are reimagined and technology is a key component of success. Hear experts divulge further into their detailed collaboration plans to ensure a frictionless and consistent global supply of medicines, PPE and more.

SPEAKERS

Christopher Fortier, PharmD, FASHPChief Pharmacy OfficerMassachusetts General Hospital

Keren HaruviPresident, Sandoz US, Head of North AmericaSandoz

Martin VanTriestePresident & CEOCivica Rx

Régine Honoré Villain, MPHSVP Supply Chain Network & Chief Supply Chain OfficerOchsner Health

MODERATORS

John BassFounder & CEOHashed Health

9:00 AM11:00 AM

Funding Founders (Prescheduled Only) - Lounge Opens

Sponsored by PitchBook

Session 2: 9:20 AM10:00 AM

9:20 AM10:00 AM

Health's Consumer Playbook

Keeping Up with Chronic Condition Management

COVID-19 has led to a 25% increase in health app downloads proving consumers' preferences lean towards an on-demand, digital experience. Consumers are more engaged with their health than ever before, opening up a plethora of convenient options to manage chronic conditions on an individual’s own terms and own time. With more digital health tools at our disposal, how can leaders ensure that more convenience still means more quality when dealing with complex chronic conditions? 

SPEAKERS

Dana UnderwoodChief Product OfficerEverly Health

Firdaus BhathenaGM HealthcareNoom

Michelle CarnahanPresidentThirty Madison

Peter HamesChief Executive OfficerBig Health

MODERATORS

Jonathan MachadoSenior Investment DirectorSamsung NEXT

9:20 AM10:00 AM

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Health

Health Ethics 101: Vaccines

Science and policy don’t always see eye-to-eye. We witnessed this push and pull throughout the pandemic, now the attention has turned towards the global vaccine rollout. With the US and other developed nations charging well ahead of the average global rate, it poses a crucial ethical dilemma that goes beyond the science of vaccinations. Where did we make the “right” decisions both domestically and internationally and how can we expand access and education to combat ongoing vaccine hesitancy, systemic barriers and new variants? 

SPEAKERS

Blythe Adamson

Cindy M.P. Duke M.D., Ph.D., FACOGHostGriPSSI Podcast

Dr. Jordan ShlainManaging Partner & FounderPrivate Medical

Lauren A. Smith, MD, MPHChief Health Equity and Strategy OfficerCDC Foundation

MODERATORS

Dr. Leana WenPublic Health ProfessorGeorge Washington University

9:20 AM10:00 AM

Scaling Up Supply Chain

Supply Chain 2.0

At a time when scrutiny is high, supply chain executives have shifted to digital to innovate and support complex operational challenges. Supply chain digitization efforts have led to more personalized, patient-centric supply chains with data-driven decision making at every point. How far can we take supply chain modernization efforts to execute more challenging personalized therapy distribution, secure our PPE supply and further promote transparency?

SPEAKERS

Amy DuRossCEO and Co-founderVineti

Dr. Sharon BenzenoChief Business Development OfficerAdaptive Biotechnologies

Michele HolcombEVP, Chief Strategy & Business Development OfficerCardinal Health, Inc.

MODERATORS

Peter OlagunjuChief Technology OfficerTCR2

Session 3: 10:10 AM10:50 AM

10:10 AM10:50 AM

Health's Consumer Playbook

The Next Generation of Health Consumers

People born between 1981-1996 have surged to make up more than 50% of the US workforce leading to a much younger population falling under employer-sponsored health plans. So how does the industry adjust itself to appeal to this younger generation that wants more accessible, convenient care options that work around their schedule? Learn from brands who have enamored this dominant demographic with a digital health experience that will keep them loyal for years to come. 

SPEAKERS

Dr. Patrick Carroll, MDChief Medical OfficerHims & Hers Health, Inc.

Liz MeyerdirkCEOThe Pill Club

Tammy SunCo-founder and CEOCarrot Fertility

MODERATORS

Stephanie DavisManaging Director, Healthcare Technology and DistributionSVB Leerink

10:10 AM10:50 AM

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Health

Modernizing Medicare & Medicaid

The health industry is continually looking to find new ways to lower costs for Medicare, Medicaid, MA and dual eligible populations. With new CMS and CMMI leaders in office, what will change over the next few years? We are already seeing the impact of direct contracting, new programs and an increased focus on Special Needs Plans, but how can we take it further? Leaders will prove why it is imperative that Medicare and Medicaid populations are not ignored in health modernization efforts.  

SPEAKERS

Alicia Stokes, MHAVice President, Strategy Planning and Performance, Government MarketsBlue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

Dr. Marisa RogersExecutive Medical DirectorOak Street Health

Jay Bhatt, DO, MPH, MPA, FACPChief Clinical Product Officer and Medical DirectorMedical Home Network

Misu TasnimExecutive Director of the U.S. Digital Service at the Department of Health and Human ServicesU.S. Digital Service

MODERATORS

Natalie DavisChief Executive OfficerUnited States of Care

10:10 AM10:50 AM

Scaling Up Supply Chain

A Monumental Undertaking: The Vaccine Rollout

The global COVID-19 vaccine distribution requires unparalleled results managing scale, pace and urgency. Executives continue to tackle unique challenges of this pandemic, complex cold chain requirements, immense last mile obstacles and managing the ever-changing supply and demand. These complexities exposed larger inefficiencies within our global distribution network and the importance of not lowering our guard against other vaccine-preventable diseases. Now, the door is open for innovation. Hear from leaders at the helm of the vaccine rollout discuss how far they've come and the path ahead.

SPEAKERS

Elaine O'HaraChief Commercial OfficerSanofi Pasteur, North America

Nimesh JhaveriPresident, Community PharmacyMcKesson

Rina ShahGroup Vice President, Pharmacy Operations & ServicesWalgreens

Rodrigo MartinezCMO / CXOCIC Health

MODERATORS

Leisa MaddouxGlobal and US Health Transformation Practice LeaderEY

10:50 AM7:30 PM

Exhibit Hall Open Hours

10:50 AM11:20 AM

Networking Break - Exhibit Hall Opens

11:30 AM11:55 AM

CMMI and Morgan Health General Session

SPEAKERS

Dan MendelsonCEO, Morgan HealthMorgan Health

Elizabeth Fowler, Ph.D., J.D.*Deputy Administrator and Director, CMS Innovation CenterCenter for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation

MODERATORS

Debra RichmanManaging DirectorAlvarez & Marsal Inc

11:55 AM12:15 PM

Regeneron General Session

SPEAKERS

George D. YancopoulosPresident & Chief Scientific OfficerRegeneron

MODERATORS

Matt HerperSenior WriterSTAT

12:15 PM12:35 PM

Microsoft General Session

SPEAKERS

Dr. David RhewChief Medical Officer, VP of Healthcare Worldwide CommercialMicrosoft

MODERATORS

Lydia Ramsey PflanzerHealthcare EditorBusiness Insider

12:00 PM2:00 PM

Rolling Lunch

12:00 PM2:00 PM

Women at HLTH Luncheon

12:00 - 12:20 PM: Threats & Opportunities: Framing A National Policy Strategy for Women & Gender Minorities

The Biden Administration’s plan for gender equity, with perspective on primary opportunities and barriers to advancing equity for patients and healthcare professionals.


12:20 - 12:45 PM: What Will it Take? Activism & Social Justice Lessons from Inside Healthcare

Lessons on activism from physicians fighting for change, and legislative/policy movements to act on NOW


12:45 - 1:25 PM: Gender Equity in Healthcare Innovation

Changing existing systems is notoriously difficult. The best insurance for gender equity in healthcare may be frontloading it into innovation. Hear from women breaking barriers in gender inclusion at healthcare’s starting gates. Panelists will focus on their strategies, successes, hurdles and plans for the future, and will offer advice based on lessons learned.


1:25 - 2:00 PM: Strategies for Career Advancement

These friends and femmes of pharma met early in their careers at Pfizer. Now in the c-suite or second in line at four major pharmaceutical companies, the group has branched across the globe but maintained their professional and personal support. They will explore pivotal moments and hurdles faced during their careers, discuss the ways their friendships helped them during the pandemic and provide strategic advice for women seeking advancement in the life sciences. Key points of discussion will include: the power of the collective, networking as a key to career advancement, why it’s imperative for women to advocate for themselves (and how to do it), and how to mobilize your support network during a crisis.

1:30 PM4:30 PM

HEP Strategic Investing Summit: Executive Playbook

The last five years have seen an explosion of health systems and health plan-based venture and innovation funds. The migration to new payment models, a rapidly consolidating competitive landscape, and sweeping uncertainties surrounding the “future state” of healthcare coverage have led many payers and providers to aggressively seek opportunities “outside the core” for growth.


Ezra Mehlman, a healthcare growth equity investor and professor at Columbia Business School, will deliver a curriculum for hospital, health plan senior executives who are interested in standing up and operating strategic venture funds.


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Session 4: 2:00 PM2:40 PM

2:00 PM2:40 PM

Virtual Care Boom or Bust

Forecasting Telehealth’s Trajectory

Telehealth came to our rescue in the throes of a global pandemic, but where will it permanently cement itself within the care continuum? Mental and behavioral care, chronic condition management, acute care and episodic health events all have found a hero in virtual solutions. Now, how will telehealth weather the storm as the world reopens and care reverts back to an in person setting? Reimbursement is a big variable to consider as the power still lies with big incumbents and private insurers. Is the future of telehealth moving towards lower premiums, cash pay options and an increase in digital access for underserved populations? 

SPEAKERS

Amy PerrySenior Vice President, Integrated Care Delivery, CEO, Hospital DivisionAtlantic Health System

Meghan JoyceChief Operating Officer and EVP of +OscarOscar Health

Owen TrippCo-founder and Chief Executive OfficerGrand Rounds

Roy SchoenbergPresident & CEOAmwell

MODERATORS

Steve TollePartnerHLM Venture Partners

2:00 PM2:40 PM

Life Science's Gamechangers

Genomically Inclined Treatments

Since the first sequencing of the human genome, we have been working to define the complex relationship between our genotypes and phenotypes to support hyper-personalized approaches to disease treatment. The field of genomics is opening up a chasm of possibilities from identifying more accurate drug targets early in development to treating and even eradicating illnesses through genetic modification. Hear from genomics masters on what cutting-edge therapies are on the horizon! 

SPEAKERS

Aris Baras, MD, MBAFounder and General Manager, Regeneron Genetics Center, Senior Vice PresidentRegeneron

John LeporeSenior Vice President, Head of ResearchGSK

Lita SandsHead, Global Life SciencesAWS

Tony Ho, MDExecutive Vice Present, Head of Research and DevelopmentCRISPR Therapeutics

MODERATORS

Ruchita SinhaGeneral PartnerAV8 Ventures

2:00 PM2:40 PM

The Health Data Rush

Turning of the Data Tides

How can we harness the power of health data if it remains buried under layers of compliance, regulations and silos? As policies are pushing forward to provide greater access for both patients and stakeholders across the health ecosystem, we are seeing new data use cases emerge to tackle niche challenges. Now leaders must define the problem they are looking to solve and the data they need to get there. Hear experts’ take on how data interoperability is just the starting point on the journey to untangle healthcare’s biggest knots. 

SPEAKERS

Aashima GuptaDirector, Global Healthcare SolutionsGoogle Cloud

Dan BrillmanCEOUnite Us

Dr. Micky TripathiNational Coordinator for Health Information TechnologyDepartment of Health and Human Services

Lori Evans BernsteinCo-Founder and PresidentHealthReveal

MODERATORS

Greg YapPartnerMenlo Ventures

Session 5: 2:50 PM3:30 PM

2:50 PM3:30 PM

Virtual Care Boom or Bust

RPM Painting a Health Masterpiece

Remote monitoring technology has unlocked incredible health insights through engaging with patients and care teams before, during and after visits to drive better outcomes. RPM is moving virtual care from a one-time, transactional event to an ongoing, real-time journey. Painting a detailed mosaic of an individual’s health, RPM is making early intervention a standard of care. Listen to RPM Picassos discuss what new tech is on the horizon and details on this data-first approach to care delivery. 

SPEAKERS

James Mault, MDCEOBioIntelliSense, Inc

Jeffrey BrewerPresident & Chief Executive OfficerBigfoot Biomedical, Inc.

Tania Elliott, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAIChief Medical Officer, Virtual Care, Clinical & Network ServicesAscension

Warner ThomasPresident & CEOOchsner Health

MODERATORS

Aloha McBrideGlobal Health LeaderErnst & Young

2:50 PM3:30 PM

Life Science's Gamechangers

Behind the Scenes of Drug Discovery

The last decade of therapeutic advancements has been game changing! We are heeding disease through novel approaches to therapeutic design and data-driven discoveries in oncology, neurodegenerative disorders and more. Advancements in data analytics have allowed us to focus on more complicated diseases with patients at the center stage of drug design. Treatment and research are going hand-in-hand as we are connecting the data pipeline from the lab to the real world.

SPEAKERS

Andre EstevaHead of Medical AISalesforce

Helen SabzevariPresident & CEOPrecigen

Priti HegdeChief Scientific OfficerFoundation Medicine

Robert Plenge MD, PhDSenior Vice President and Head, Immunology, Cardiovascular and Fibrosis Thematic Research Center; Head, Translational MedicineBristol Myers Squibb

MODERATORS

Vineeta Agarwala, MD, PhDGeneral PartnerAndreessen Horowitz

2:50 PM3:30 PM

The Health Data Rush

Fast & Furious Health Data

Through 2025 the volume of health industry data is projected to grow faster than in any other industry. One main factor to this exponential growth is the increased volume of health data stemming from new consumer-generated, real world sources. We are leaving a trail of data through every interaction with clinicians, health devices, wearables and even our phones. Now comes the hard part, how do we collect and measure these vast data sets to harness the novel health insights behind them?

SPEAKERS

Andy CoravosCEO/co-founderHumanFirst

Jeremy BrodyChief Strategy OfficerKantar Health

Lorraine MarchandVP and GM Watson Health, Life SciencesIBM Watson Health

Matthew RoeChief Medical OfficerVerana Health

MODERATORS

Jason KrantzCEODefinitive Healthcare

3:00 PM5:00 PM

Hosted Buyer Program (Prescheduled Only)

Session 6: 3:40 PM4:20 PM

3:40 PM4:20 PM

Virtual Care Boom or Bust

Home Health's Digital Facelift

76% of adults ages 50 and older prefer to remain in their current residence to receive care, yet only 42% of adults 65+ have access to broadband internet. In order for home health care models to flourish, the tech must be in place to support use cases from aging in place to post-acute recovery. How is the industry leveraging AI, RPM and predictive analytics to support home care delivery models? And how are we closing technology access gaps to keep our population home and healthy? 

SPEAKERS

Andrew ParkerFounder & CEOPapa

Kristi HendersonSVP Telehealth & InnovationOptum

Myoung ChaChief Strategy Officer & President of Home-Based CareCarbon Health

Shez Partovi, MDChief Innovation & Strategy OfficerRoyal Philips

MODERATORS

Dr. Charlotte S. Yeh, MD, FACEPChief Medical OfficerAARP Services, Inc.

3:40 PM4:20 PM

Life Science's Gamechangers

The Bleeding-Edge of Early Detection

Outfitted with new technology, data and diagnostics, life science leaders are making groundbreaking leaps forward in early disease detection and diagnosis. How can we cement cancer and other disease screenings as a standard of care just like an annual check-up? Where do cost and access factors play a role in helping early detection tech reach its full potential? These experts are making phenomenal leaps forward to catch fatal diseases early and often.

SPEAKERS

Hans BishopCEOGRAIL inc

Kevin T. ConroyChief Executive Officer, President, and Chairman of the BoardExact Sciences

MODERATORS

Matt HerperSenior WriterSTAT

3:40 PM4:20 PM

The Health Data Rush

The Patient Data Balancing Act

There is a twin struggle taking place in health: the fight to give patient’s more access and rights to their full health history and the urge to maintain strict privacy and data protection standards. Some argue that too much access will lead to the misinterpretation of health information and potential breaches while others believe the choice should solely be left up to the patient. Hear from leaders who have found the secret sauce to do both by putting patients in control of their health data in a frictionless and secure way.

SPEAKERS

Jennifer GoldsackCEODigital Medicine Society (DiMe)

Luca Foschini, Ph.D.Co-founder & Chief Data ScientistEvidation

Sally EmbreyVP, Public Health & Health TechnologiesDataRobot

MODERATORS

Alan PittRadiologistBarrow Neurological Institute

4:20 PM4:50 PM

Networking Break

4:40 PM5:10 PM

Delivering on Patient-Centricity: Applying Amazon’s Culture of Innovation to Healthcare

Across the world, patients are demanding a different kind of healthcare: one that takes advantage of modern technology, is responsive to patient needs, and is transparent. Join three Amazon leaders to discuss how their culture of innovation has led to the creation of new healthcare services for both their employees and customers. Amazon's peculiar culture and unique process of working backwards from the customer continually informs decision-making across the intersection of health and safety and empowers builders to build.

SPEAKERS

Dr. Kristen Lloyd HeltonDirectorAmazon Care

Heather MacDougallVP, Worldwide, Workplace Health and SafetyAmazon

Vin Gupta, MD, MPAChief Medical Officer of COVID-19 ResponseAmazon

MODERATORS

Bertha CoombsReporterCNBC

5:10 PM5:40 PM

In the Line of Fire: Public Health Voices during a Global Pandemic

Join three leading health experts and our voices of reason throughout the COVID-19 pandemic breaking down how we got to this point and the road ahead. When government guidance is unclear and health misinformation is permeating society, we turn to them for real-time data, accurate information and often the harsh reality needed to steer us in the right direction. There is still a long way to go to mend the systemic failures and vast inefficiencies within our health system. These leaders will share their expert views and recommendations on how both our government and health leaders can reform pandemic-preparedness for the future.

SPEAKERS

Andy SlavittGeneral PartnerTown Hall Ventures

Dr. Leana WenPublic Health ProfessorGeorge Washington University

Dr. Scott GottliebFormer FDA Commissioner, Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, author of Uncontrolled Spread: Why COVID-19 Crushed Us and How We Can Defeat the Next PandemicNew Enterprise Associates (NEA)

5:40 PM6:00 PM

England's National Health Service General Session

SPEAKERS

Timothy Ferris, MDNational Director of TransformationEngland's National Health Service (NHS)

6:00 PM7:30 PM

Women at HLTH/ShePowers Health Awards Reception

The She Powers Health™ awards, by Teladoc Health, shine a light on diversity and inclusion initiatives across the healthcare industry that address the disparity of women in executive and board positions. This award highlights people who empower women to become leaders, who are transforming and innovating in the healthcare space, and who spark inspiration for the next generation of women leaders.

In Partnership with

6:00 PM7:00 PM

Networking Reception in the Exhibit Halls - A and B

Sponsored by Medisafe


Connect with exhibitors and other attendees in the exhibit hall for food, drinks and entertainment!

7:00 PM9:30 PM

HLTH Foundation Gala

Unwind over dinner and entertainment while helping us raise money to fight the mental heath and health equity crises.

Wednesday, October 20
Wednesday is a fully virtual day, except the networking breakfast at the Omni. The BCEC will be closed.

8:00 AM10:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

Join us for a farewell attendee networking breakfast at the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport.

9:00 AM9:30 AM

Virtual Bonus Keynote 1

9:20 AM9:45 AM

Virtual Keynote: Governor Lamont

SPEAKERS

Ned Lamont*GovernorState of Connecticut

9:45 AM10:20 AM

Virtual Keynote: Michael J. Fox & Debi Brooks, The Michael J. Fox Foundation

SPEAKERS

Debi Brooks*CEO and Co-FounderThe Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

Michael J. Fox*Co-FounderThe Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research