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

Location: North Lobby

Registration & Badge Pickup

Located in the North Lobby.

8:00 AM11:30 PM

Location: Digital

Walking Challenge

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9:00 AM12:30 PM

Location: Room 157ABC

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

Location: Track 4 - Room 258

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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In Partnership with

9:30 AM1:00 PM

Location: Room 156ABC

Recovery & Redesign: The Women at HLTH Program

The Women at HLTH program will focus on recovery--regaining ground 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-engineering to drive gender parity in leadership, research, treatment and outcomes. This year, the Women at HLTH program is expanding to address disparities and inequities faced by people identified with minority genders. 


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9:30 AM1:00 PM

Location: Track 3 - Room 253

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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10:00 AM12:30 PM

Location: Track 1 - Room 210

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

12:30 PM1:30 PM

Location: Various Locations

Lunch

1:00 PM4:00 PM

Location: Hall A

Hosted Buyer Program (Prescheduled Only)

Session 1: 1:30 PM2:10 PM

1:30 PM2:10 PM

Location: Track 1 - Room 210

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 MillerPresidentWell 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

Location: Track 2 - Room 205

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

Location: Track 3 - Room 253

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

Location: Track 1 - Room 210

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

Jim HuffmanHead of BenefitsFidelity

Kelley ElliottVice President, Total RewardsDelta Air Lines

Omar Dawood MD, MPH, MBAPresident of BetterUp Care™BetterUp

MODERATORS

Daryl TolExecutive Vice PresidentOne Mind

2:20 PM3:00 PM

Location: Track 2 - Room 205

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

Location: Track 3 - Room 253

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

Location: Track 1 - Room 210

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

Location: Track 2 - Room 205

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

MODERATORS

Mark CleinChief Executive Officer & Co-FounderPrecision Medicine Group

3:10 PM3:50 PM

Location: Track 3 - Room 253

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)

Rushika Fernandopulle, MDChief Innovation OfficerOne Medical

MODERATORS

Nancy BrownGeneral PartnerOak HC/FT

Session 4: 4:00 PM4:40 PM

4:00 PM4:40 PM

Location: Track 1 - Room 210

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

Dr. Julia HoffmanHead of Clinical Strategy, Mental HealthTeladoc 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

Shelby LivingstonSenior Healthcare ReporterBusiness Insider

4:00 PM4:40 PM

Location: Track 2 - Room 205

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

Location: Track 3 - Room 253

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

Chris WaughChief Design and Innovation OfficerSutter Health

Dr. Farhad ModaraiSenior Medical DirectorStrive Health

Lisa RomettyPresidentCVS Kidney Care

MODERATORS

Steven CollensCEOMATTER

4:40 PM5:00 PM

Location: Various Locations

Networking Break

5:00 PM9:00 PM

Location: Hall B

Exhibit Hall Open

4:50 PM5:10 PM

Location: Grand Ballroom

Opening Remarks

SPEAKERS

Jonathan WeinerFounder and Chief Executive OfficerHLTH

Jody TropeanoHead of ContentHLTH

5:10 PM5:30 PM

Location: Grand Ballroom

The Real Disruptors of Health Care

We hear a lot about the need to disrupt health care – and the tech giants have made headlines as new entrants to the health care industry. But what does it take to really disrupt health care – and to do so in a way that actually improves how patients interact with and receive care? Join CVS's Dr. Alan Lotvin to cut through the buzzwords and get down to what really matters when trying to move a historically unmovable industry.

SPEAKERS

Alan Lotvin, M.D.EVP, CVS Health and President, CVS CaremarkCVS Health

MODERATORS

Chrissy FarrHealth Tech InvestorOMERS Ventures

5:30 PM5:50 PM

Location: Grand Ballroom

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 PartnerGeneral Catalyst

Ken FrazierExecutive ChairmanMerck

5:50 PM6:10 PM

Location: Grand Ballroom

What’s ahead for Google Health?

Google is applying its expertise and technology to support billions of healthier people. Teams across the company are utilizing existing platforms to reach people along their health journeys, and are building new solutions for healthcare providers and public health. Join Google's Chief Health Officer to hear more about Google’s approach to improving outcomes for everyone.

SPEAKERS

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

MODERATORS

Lydia Ramsey PflanzerHealthcare EditorBusiness Insider

6:10 PM6:30 PM

Location: Grand Ballroom

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

6:30 PM6:50 PM

Location: Grand Ballroom

A Lifelong Journey to Normalize Mental Wellness

After decades of sweeping her anxiety and depression under the rug—even during her years in the spotlight with Destiny’s Child—Michelle Williams stood up to the stigma around mental health. Through professional help, self-care and surrounding herself with a supportive inner circle, Michelle is in a better place than ever before and looking to use her voice to help others who may be suffering. Join Michelle Williams in a candid discussion around putting your mental wellness on the forefront, addressing disparities specifically for people of color and further normalizing the conversation about mental illness.

SPEAKERS

Michelle WilliamsGrammy Award Winning Singer, Songwriter, Actress, and AuthorMichelle Williams

MODERATORS

Nicole Roberts, DrPH, MPPContributor, Forbes; Executive Director, Feed A BillionForbes

7:30 PM9:00 PM

Location: Hall A

WEGO Health Awards Ceremony

Co-Sponsors: HealthSparq and Outcomes4me Inc.

7:00 PM9:00 PM

Location: Hall B

Welcome Reception

Sponsored by Mass General Brigham


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 AM11:30 PM

Location: Digital

Walking Challenge

Sponsored by: Wellness Coach

Sign up here to join the Walking Challenge and the chance to win prizes!

6:30 AM7:30 AM

Location: Momentum A - Omni

Full Body Workout Class

Powered by: Fitbit Health Solutions

Start your day with a full-body workout class in the hotels adjacent to the convention center, the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport and Westin Boston Seaport District.

6:30 AM7:30 AM

Location: Otis - Westin

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

Location: North Lobby

Registration & Badge Pickup

7:00 AM8:20 AM

Location: Various Locations

Breakfast & Networking

Session 1: 8:30 AM9:10 AM

8:30 AM9:10 AM

Location: Track 1 - Room 210

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

8:30 AM9:10 AM

Location: Track 2 - Room 205

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

Location: Track 3 - Room 253

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

Nabiha SaklayenCEO & Co-FounderCellino

Dor SkulerCEO & FounderIntuition Robotics

Chesahna Kindred, MD, MBA, FAADMedical DirectorVisualDx

8:30 AM11:15 AM

Location: Track 4 - Room 258

HLTH Startup Pitch Competition

Startups and investors play a critical role in creating health's future. At HLTH 2021, there will be 3 startup pitches covering different investment stages and themes: 1st for early-stage startups, 2nd for later-stage startups and 3rd for AgeTech focused startups sponsored by AARP. Each pitch will feature 8 of the most innovative companies in healthcare. Two companies will be crowned a winner at each of HLTH’s competitions - one crowned by our panel of investor judges and the other by crowd vote. 


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9:00 AM11:00 AM

Location: Hall A

Hosted Buyer Program (Prescheduled Only)

9:00 AM11:00 AM

Location: Hall A

Funding Founders (Prescheduled Only) - Lounge Opens

Sponsored by PitchBook

Session 2: 9:20 AM10:00 AM

9:20 AM10:00 AM

Location: Track 1 - Room 210

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

9:20 AM10:00 AM

Location: Track 2 - Room 205

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

J. 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

Location: Track 3 - Room 253

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

Jahangir MohammedFounder & CEOTwin Health

Alison DarcyFounder and PresidentWoebot Health

Rob MalcolmChief Operating OfficerOmniscient Neurotechnology

Session 3: 10:10 AM10:50 AM

10:10 AM10:50 AM

Location: Track 1 - Room 210

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

10:10 AM10:50 AM

Location: Track 2 - Room 205

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

Eric DozierVice President, Chief Commercial Officer at Lilly OncologyEli Lilly & Company

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

Location: Track 3 - Room 253

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

Jennifer Wiler, MD, MBA, FACEPChief Quality Officer Denver MetroUCHealth

MODERATORS

Nicole J WalkerManaging PartnerArboretum Ventures

10:50 AM7:30 PM

Location: Hall B

Exhibit Hall Open Hours

10:50 AM11:20 AM

Location: Various Locations

Networking Break - Exhibit Hall Opens

Sponsored by 98Point6

11:15 AM11:30 AM

Location: Grand Ballroom

General Session Opening Entertainment

11:30 AM11:50 AM

Location: Grand Ballroom

The Future of Health is Equitable: Walmart on a Mission for Healthier Communities

How do we fix healthcare? According to Walmart, the answer is through making healthcare available to more people in more affordable and accessible ways, and they are poised to do just that. With approximately 150 million people shopping Walmart each week and 4,000 stores in medically underserved areas, Walmart is uniquely positioned to play a big role in delivering care in this country. Through ramping up telehealth, empowering pharmacists, tackling food insecurity and lowering the cost of prescription drugs, to name a few, Walmart is going into the communities they serve to do what healthcare is intrinsically meant to do, take care of people

SPEAKERS

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

MODERATORS

Paige MinemyerSenior EditorFierce Healthcare

11:50 AM12:10 PM

Location: Grand Ballroom

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

Location: Grand Ballroom

Supporting Employers to Reimagine Workforce Health

Over the last 22 months, the crucial role of the employer in promoting the health and well-being of their employees has never been clearer. How can the health industry innovate and expand on how it supports employers in driving greater employee well-being and productivity, as well as business success? Through the Healthy Workforce Initiative, Cigna has taken a leading role to strengthen employer-sponsored health plans and well-being programs to empower people to live healthier and more productive lives.

SPEAKERS

David CordaniPresident and CEOCigna

MODERATORS

Susie GharibAnchor & Senior Special CorrespondentFortune

12:30 PM12:55 PM

Location: Grand Ballroom

Trials and Triumphs of Healthcare Entrepreneurs on Repeat

Successfully building one company in the health industry is a major accomplishment, but what about 2 or even 3 ventures? Well that is a rarity. Both founding and investing in new companies takes a certain amount of risk tolerance, determination and willingness to accept the failures along with the accolades. Join Brad Smith and Annie Lamont in a discussion around what it takes to be a repeat entrepreneur in the health space, what they've learned from each venture, exit strategies and what's on the horizon next.

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

Location: Various Locations

Rolling Lunch

Lunch is at the back of the Exhibit Hall and Food Trucks on Level 1, outside closest to room 105. Sponsored by Paytient

12:00 PM2:00 PM

Location: Room 156ABC

Health Equity Luncheon

Can Healthcare Employers Be the Activists We Need to Achieve Equity?

Employing about 58% of Americans and providing insurance for about half the nation, employers’ influence over culture and health are undeniable. How are healthcare employers advancing equity in American life and health? Are we on the cusp of a new era of employer activism?

 

12:15-1:00 What Am I Getting Into? What it Really Means to Commit to Equity 

Healthcare organizations are beginning to broaden their scope of equity to encompass a mission of health justice. They’re reevaluating internal culture and policies, the services they provide, community outreach programs and vendor relationships. But transformation isn’t easy. Hear about integrated strategies to facilitate change and steps leaders are taking on health equity inside and outside of their organizations.

 

Moderator:

Kulleni Gebreyes, MD, US Consulting Health Care Sector Leader; Director, Health Equity Institute, Deloitte

 

Panelists:

Joseph Betancourt, MD, Senior Vice President of Equity and Community Health, Massachusetts General Hospital

 

Thea James, MD, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine; Vice President of Mission and Associate Chief Medical Officer, Boston Medical Center 

 

Darrell M. Gray, II, MD, MPH, FACG, Chief Health Equity Officer, Anthem 

 

1:00-1:45 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. New benefits models and products aim to maximize flexibility and engender trust so that employees can curate healthcare, wellbeing services and savings that meet their needs..

 

Moderator: 

Nancy McCarrick, Senior Vice President, National Health Innovation Team, Aon

 

Panelists:

Tanya Dillard, VP, Strategy and Innovation, Transcarent

Charlotte West, Chief Large Market Revenue Officer, Bind Benefits

Elizabeth Dunphy, SVP of Operations, Vitality Flex Marketplace

SPEAKERS

Charlotte WestChief Revenue Officer, Large MarketBind Benefits

Darrell M. Gray, II, MD, MPH, FACGChief Health Equity OfficerAnthem, Inc.

Elizabeth DunphySenior Vice President of OperationsVitality Group

Joseph R. Betancourt, MD, MPHSenior Vice President, Equity and Community HealthEquity and Community Health Massachusetts General Hospital

Tanya Dillard, CHESVP, Strategy and InnovationTranscarent

Thea James, MDVice President of Mission and Associate Chief Medical OfficerBoston Medical Center

MODERATORS

Kulleni Gebreyes, MDUS Consulting Health Care Sector LeaderDeloitte

MODERATORS

Nancy McCarrickSenior Vice President - Health SolutionsAon

12:00 PM2:00 PM

Location: Marquee - Omni

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

This panel discussion will feature med tech, provider, and health futurist 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 operating model adaptation and partnership management. 


Moderator: Elizabeth A. Mann, EY Americas Life Sciences and Health Cybersecurity Leader

Speakers:

  • Jim Mault, MD, BioIntelliSense
  • Nabil Chehade, MD, MetroHealth
  • Constantinos (Taki) Michaelidis, MD, UMass
  • Daniel Kraft, MD, Singularity University


In Partnership with

12:00 PM2:00 PM

Location: Room 157ABC

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.  


Learn More

In Partnership with

1:00 PM4:00 PM

Location: Hall A

Hosted Buyer Program (Prescheduled Only)

1:00 PM1:45 PM

Location: Hall A

Introduction to the Mass. Digital Health Sandbox Network

Are you a digital health innovator looking for opportunities in Massachusetts to test your product or service within a world-class academic center or clinical site? Join the Mass. Digital Health Team in Hall A: Lounge A8 as we discuss the Digital Health Sandbox Program – a non-dilutive grant opportunity available to help digital health organizations test their products and services at one of nine approved Sandbox sites in Massachusetts.

In Partnership with

3:00 PM4:30 PM

Location: Room 157ABC

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.


Speakers:

Jose Ferreria, SVP, Product and Innovation, CMI Media Group

Susan Manber, Chief Patient Officer, Publicis Health

Ritesh Patel, Senior Partner, Global Digital Health, Finn Partners

Shetal Vyas, VP, Operations, Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Eileen Martin, Global Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, EMD Serono


Learn More

In Partnership with

Session 4: 2:00 PM2:40 PM

2:00 PM2:40 PM

Location: Track 1 - Room 210

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

Location: Track 2 - Room 205

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

Location: Track 3 - Room 253

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

Kobus JoosteCEOSyllable

Lisa DavisSVP & CIOBlue Shield of California

Aashima GuptaDirector, Global Healthcare SolutionsGoogle Cloud

2:00 PM2:40 PM

Location: Track 4 - Room 258

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 OfficerGrand Rounds Health + Doctor On Demand

Lindsay Jurist-RosnerCEOWellthy

Sarah ChavarriaExecutive Vice President & Chief People OfficerDelta Dental Insurance Company

MODERATORS

Duane ReynoldsFounder and Chief Executive OfficerJust Health Collective

Session 5: 2:50 PM3:30 PM

2:50 PM3:30 PM

Location: Track 1 - Room 210

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

Location: Track 2 - Room 205

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 ServicesSolomon Partners

2:50 PM3:30 PM

Location: Track 3 - Room 253

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

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

Harpreet RaiCEOOura

Priya AbaniCEOAliveCor

MODERATORS

Thad DavisSenior Managing DirectorSVB Leerink

2:50 PM3:30 PM

Location: Track 4 - Room 258

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

Location: Track 1 - Room 210

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

Location: Track 2 - Room 205

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 Lucas CollinsGlobal Head of HealthcareTwilio

MODERATORS

Shoshana Ungerleider, MDHostTED Health Podcast

3:40 PM4:20 PM

Location: Track 3 - Room 253

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 and Director, Machine Learning, AWSAmazon Web Services, Health AI

MODERATORS

Lisa Schmitz MazurPartnerMcDermott Will & Emery

3:40 PM4:20 PM

Location: Track 4 - Room 258

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

Location: Various Locations

Networking Break

Sponsored by 98Point6

4:45 PM5:20 PM

Location: Grand Ballroom

Carrying the World through Crisis with Science

Before the global pandemic, these two CEOs were aggressively building ground-breaking companies in the life sciences field. When COVID-19 swept our globe, they were uniquely positioned to help the world get through one of the toughest times in our history and above all, offer hope that there is an end in sight. Moderna may have been in the spotlight, and rightfully so, but Thermo Fisher did a lot of very heavy lifting in the background. Join these two luminaries in a discussion of triumphs, challenges, hard-work and even regrets as we look back at the last 22 months and assess all that is still ahead. 

SPEAKERS

Marc N. CasperChairman, President & CEOThermo Fisher Scientific

Stéphane BancelChief Executive OfficerModerna, Inc.

MODERATORS

Mike Pellini, MDManaging PartnerSection 32

5:20 PM5:40 PM

Location: Grand Ballroom

Building a Modern, High-performance Health Care System for Patients, Providers and Payers

UnitedHealth Group believes in a better future for health care. Relentlessly committed to solving the core challenges that make today’s system too complicated, inefficient, and hard to navigate for everyone – a future without friction, waste, and unnecessary cost for providers, payers and most critically, the patients they serve. Consumers value simplicity and convenience … the opportunity in virtual care, home-based care, value-based care, and closing health disparity gaps represent our chance to fundamentally transform care delivery.

SPEAKERS

Dirk McMahonPresident and Chief Operating OfficerUnitedHealth Group

MODERATORS

Susan DentzerSenior Policy FellowThe Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

6:00 PM7:30 PM

Location: Hall B

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!

7:00 PM8:30 PM

Location: Ensemble Ballroom - Omni

Innovators' Reception

Sponsors: Oak HC/FT, Amazon Web Services, Foley & Lardner, Leidos, NTT Date, Philips Ventures and SamsungNEXT.


Join investors and startups for an evening of celebration with music, food and cocktails - and honoring the winners of the Startup Pitch. The reception is at the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport (next to the convention center)!

8:30 PM10:00 PM

Location: Ensemble Ballroom - Omni

Industry Night

Sponsored by Adobe and Komodo Health


Join us after the Innovators' Reception for an evening of fun with special entertainment at the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport (next to the convention center)!

Tuesday, October 19

6:30 AM11:30 PM

Location: Digital

Walking Challenge

Sponsored by: Wellness Coach

Sign up here to join the Walking Challenge and the chance to win prizes!

7:00 AM8:30 AM

Location: Omni

Power Breakfast with Peloton

Invite only.

1:00 PM1:45 PM

Location: Hall A

Introduction to the Mass. Digital Health Sandbox Network

Are you a digital health innovator looking for opportunities in Massachusetts to test your product or service within a world-class academic center or clinical site? Join the Mass. Digital Health Team in Hall A: Lounge A8 as we discuss the Digital Health Sandbox Program – a non-dilutive grant opportunity available to help digital health organizations test their products and services at one of nine approved Sandbox sites in Massachusetts.

In Partnership with

6:30 AM7:30 AM

Location: Webster - Westin

Full Body Workout Class

Powered by: Fitbit Health Solutions

Start your day with a full-body workout class in the hotels adjacent to the convention center, the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport and Westin Boston Seaport District.

6:30 AM7:30 AM

Location: Momentum B - Omni

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

Location: Various Locations

Breakfast & Networking

7:00 AM7:00 PM

Location: North Lobby

Registration & Badge Pickup

Session 1: 8:30 AM9:10 AM

8:30 AM9:10 AM

Location: Track 1 - Room 210

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

Location: Track 2 - Room 205

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

MODERATORS

Carrie Nixon, JDManaging PartnerNixon Gwilt Law

8:30 AM9:10 AM

Location: Track 3 - Room 253

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

Daniel HoeyChief of Technical Operations and QualityEQRx

Keren HaruviPresident, Sandoz US, Head of North AmericaSandoz

MODERATORS

John BassFounder & CEOHashed Health

9:00 AM11:00 AM

Location: Hall A

Funding Founders (Prescheduled Only) - Lounge Opens

Sponsored by PitchBook

Session 2: 9:20 AM10:00 AM

9:20 AM10:00 AM

Location: Track 1 - Room 210

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

Location: Track 2 - Room 205

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 AdamsonDirector of Quantitative Sciences, Flatiron Health and Founder & Epidemiologist, Infectious EconomicsFlatiron Health

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

John BrownsteinChief Innovation OfficerBoston Childrens Hospital

9:20 AM10:00 AM

Location: Track 3 - Room 253

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

Location: Track 1 - Room 210

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. John MooreMedical DirectorFitbit Health Solutions

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

Gina BartasiFounder and CEOKindbody

Tammy SunCo-founder and CEOCarrot Fertility

MODERATORS

Stephanie DavisSenior Research AnalystSVB Leerink

10:10 AM10:50 AM

Location: Track 2 - Room 205

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 TasnimDirector of Digital ServicesThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

MODERATORS

Natalie DavisChief Executive OfficerUnited States of Care

10:10 AM10:50 AM

Location: Track 3 - Room 253

Scaling Up Supply Chain

A Monumental Undertaking: The Vaccine Rollout

The global COVID-19 testing and 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 and inequities within our global distribution network. Now, the door is open for innovation. Hear from leaders at the helm of the COVID-19 testing and vaccine rollout discuss how far they've come and the path ahead.

SPEAKERS

Dr. Rina ShahGroup Vice President, Pharmacy Operations & ServicesWalgreens

Nimesh S Jhaveri, R.Ph.President, Community Pharmacy and HealthMcKesson

Rodrigo MartinezCMO / CXOCIC Health

MODERATORS

Dr. Karen GuiceChief Medical Officer, GPSErnst & Young, LLP

10:50 AM7:30 PM

Location: Hall B

Exhibit Hall Open Hours

10:50 AM11:20 AM

Location: Hall B

Networking Break - Exhibit Hall Opens

11:15 AM11:30 AM

Location: Grand Ballroom

General Session Opening Entertainment

11:30 AM11:55 AM

Location: Grand Ballroom

A Comparison of Private Industry vs. Government Approach to Health Innovation

Health experts from CMMI and JPMorgan compare and contrast opportunities for innovation, collaboration and strategic partnerships stemming from the private industry and government space. Where do each differ in regards to access to funding, program development around value-based care in particular and full reach of their programs? And where is there a prime opportunity for collaboration and idea sharing between the two to impact real change? Join them to discuss each of their programs' mid and longer range forecasts and anticipated actions in the near term. 

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

Location: Grand Ballroom

Regeneron Uncensored: How Decades of Investing in Innovation Powered the Rapid Fight Against COVID

Developed in rapid response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Regeneron’s monoclonal antibody treatment is the result of Regeneron’s decades-long investment in scientific innovation and the creation of turnkey technologies, such as VelociSuite®. Join STAT’s Matt Herper for a behind-the-scenes conversation with George D. Yancopoulos, M.D., Ph.D., President and Chief Scientific Officer at Regeneron about how Regeneron built the scientific discovery engine that has helped fight diseases from EBOLA to COVID-19 – and the future of scientific innovation in a post-pandemic world.

SPEAKERS

George D. YancopoulosPresident & Chief Scientific OfficerRegeneron

MODERATORS

Matt HerperSenior WriterSTAT

12:15 PM12:35 PM

Location: Grand Ballroom

How Microsoft is Enabling the Next Generation of Patient Care and Collaboration

The connection between patients, care teams and data is fundamental to delivering the best possible outcomes. Health organizations are investing in new modalities of care, like virtual visits and remote patient monitoring, that allow them to connect with patients and provide an experience that is well-informed with essential patient data. Join Microsoft’s Global Chief Medical Officer, Dr. David Rhew, to learn more about how Microsoft is enabling the next generation of patient care and collaboration through cloud capabilities that ingest, enrich and normalize data with advanced AI technologies, helping to drive the best possible experiences, insights, and care.

SPEAKERS

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

MODERATORS

Lydia Ramsey PflanzerHealthcare EditorBusiness Insider

12:35 PM12:55 PM

Location: Grand Ballroom

Transforming an Academic Healthcare System

Since becoming CEO of Mass General Brigham, Anne Klibanski MD has been at the vanguard of a sweeping transformation of a world-renowned academic teaching and research health system into one with a keen focus on patient experience. In this session, Dr. Klibanski will discuss her vision for how the next era of patient care will evolve and the opportunities for the health care industry in these uncertain times. 

SPEAKERS

Anne Klibanski, M.D.President and Chief Executive OfficerMass General Brigham

MODERATORS

Arundhati ParmarEditor-in-ChiefMedCity News

12:00 PM2:00 PM

Location: Various Locations

Rolling Lunch

Lunch is at the back of the Exhibit Hall and Food Trucks on Level 1, outside closest to room 105. Sponsored by Paytient

12:00 PM2:00 PM

Location: Room 156ABC

Women at HLTH Luncheon

The Women at HLTH Luncheon agenda will focus on advancement of women and gender minorities in healthcare through advocacy and leadership, as well as the national context and importance of activism for gender equity.


12:15-12:30 Writing Your Own Story

Lessons in self-advocacy, activism and risk-taking learned on my journey from academic medicine, to a startup-up, to big tech.


Keynote:

Ivor Horn, MD, MPH, Director Product Inclusion, Google Health; Investing Member, Rising America Fund


12:30-12:55: Innovating in Women’s & Family Health

The best insurance for gender equity in healthcare may be frontloading it into innovation that’s by and for the people it serves. Hear from Kate Ryder, founder and CEO of Maven Clinic, on her plans to grow Maven’s women’s and family health services, the role of digital health in addressing disparities in care, and what still needs to change to ensure women and families are getting the care they need. As a woman founder of a rare women’s health ‘unicorn’ company, Kate will share her advice to underrepresented startup founders in conversation with Anu Duggal, the pioneering founder of Female Founders Fund who believes women will build the companies of tomorrow.


Interviewer: 

Anu Duggal, Female Founders Fund

 

Interviewee: 

Kate Ryder, Founder and CEO, Maven Clinic


12:55-1:25: Gender Health Policy Update: Critical Areas for Action 

The close links between social, economic and health status are clear, and systemic change is needed. Much is at stake for women and people identified with a minority gender, and most especially for intersectional people. As a healthcare professional, your advocacy is more important than ever. Join national gender equity leaders for a status update on critical needs, policy action and steps you should take NOW.


Facilitator:

Nicole F. Roberts, DpH, MPP, Executive Director, Feed A Billion; Founder, Health & Human Rights Strategies; Host, The Global Good Podcast


Discussants:

Kerith J. Conron, ScD, MPH, Blachford-Cooper Distinguished Scholar & Research Director, Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law


1:25-2:00: 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 three 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, 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.

 

Moderator:

Maria Whitman, Principal, Life Sciences, ZS

 

Panelists:

Anne Heatherington, SVP, Head of Data Sciences Institute, Takeda

Sally John, VP of Translational Science, Biogen

Melanie (Mel) Ivarsson, SVP, Chief Development Officer, Moderna

SPEAKERS

Anne Heatherington, PhDSenior Vice President, Head of Data Sciences Institute, PhDTakeda

Kate RyderFounder & CEOMaven

Kerith Conron, ScD, MPHResearch DirectorCharles R. Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy

Melanie Ivarsson, PhDSenior Vice President | Chief Development OfficerModerna

Sally John, Ph.D.Vice President of Translational BiologyBiogen

MODERATORS

Anu DuggalFounding PartnerFemale Founders Fund

MODERATORS

Maria WhitmanManaging Principal, Global Pharmaceutical & Biotech IndustryZS

MODERATORS

Nicole Roberts, DrPH, MPPContributor, Forbes; Executive Director, Feed A BillionForbes

12:00 PM2:00 PM

Location: Room 157ABC

AARP AgeTech Luncheon

1:30 PM4:30 PM

Location: Room 104ABC

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

Location: Track 1 - Room 210

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

Location: Track 2 - Room 205

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

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

MODERATORS

Ruchita SinhaGeneral PartnerAV8 Ventures

2:00 PM2:40 PM

Location: Track 3 - Room 253

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 Bernstein, MPHCo-Founder and PresidentHealthReveal

MODERATORS

Greg YapPartnerMenlo Ventures

Session 5: 2:50 PM3:30 PM

2:50 PM3:30 PM

Location: Track 1 - Room 210

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

Location: Track 2 - Room 205

Life Science's Gamechangers

Behind the Scenes of Drug Discovery and Development

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 EstevaFormer Head of Medical AISalesforce

Dr. Joel DudleyChief Scientific OfficerTempus

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

Location: Track 3 - Room 253

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

Location: Hall A

Hosted Buyer Program (Prescheduled Only)

Session 6: 3:40 PM4:20 PM

3:40 PM4:20 PM

Location: Track 1 - Room 210

Virtual Care Boom or Bust

Home Health's Digital Facelift

The patient’s home will be an increasingly important site of care across acute and chronic conditions, while being a more convenient and lower-cost access point than alternatives. 76% of adults 50+ prefer to receive care at home, yet only 42% of adults 65+ have access to broadband internet. How are we closing gaps in access to care? How can the industry leverage AI, RPM and predictive analytics to support home care delivery models to keep our population home and healthy? 

SPEAKERS

Andrew ParkerFounder & CEOPapa

Kristi Henderson DNP, NP-C, FAAN, FAEN,CEO, MedExpress and SVP, Center for Digital HealthOptum

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

Location: Track 2 - Room 205

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

Josh Ofman, MD, MSHSChief Medical Officer and External AffairsGRAIL

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

MODERATORS

Matt HerperSenior WriterSTAT

3:40 PM4:20 PM

Location: Track 3 - Room 253

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

Location: Various Locations

Networking Break

4:30 PM4:40 PM

Location: Grand Ballroom

General Session Opening Entertainment

4:40 PM5:10 PM

Location: Grand Ballroom

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, MPASenior Principal Scientist and Chief Medical Officer, COVID-19 ResponseAmazon

MODERATORS

Bertha CoombsReporterCNBC

5:10 PM5:40 PM

Location: Grand Ballroom

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

Join 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 Wen*Public 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)

MODERATORS

Carey GoldbergBoston Bureau ChiefBloomberg News

5:40 PM6:00 PM

Location: Grand Ballroom

Health Transformation in the World’s Largest Public Health System

England’s National Health Service (NHS) provides care for 56 million people with a 2021-22 budget of approximately $250 billion. System-wide initiatives are in place to tackle health disparities, reach ‘net zero’ by 2040 and roll out whole genome sequencing as standard of care for rare diseases. These are lofty goals, but the NHS has enlisted the help of strategic partners to get it done. They have built unique collaborations with industry leaders like Grail to detect cancer earlier and Novartis to bring a new cholesterol treatment to 300,000 patients. Join the session to learn more about the UK’s vision for the future and plans to leverage innovations to improve care at scale.

SPEAKERS

Lord David PriorChairNHS England

Timothy Ferris, MDNational Director of TransformationNHS England and NHS Improvement

6:00 PM7:30 PM

Location: Marquee - Omni

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 PM7:30 PM

Location: Hall A

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!

In Partnership with

7:00 PM9:30 PM

Location: Ensemble A-D - Omni

HLTH Foundation Gala

Unwind over cocktails, dinner and entertainment from Emmy-winning comic, writer, actress and producer Wanda Sykes while helping us raise money to fight the mental health and health equity crises.


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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

Location: Momentum A - Omni

Networking Breakfast

Join us for a farewell attendee networking breakfast at the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport on Level 5.

9:00 AM9:20 AM

Location: Digital

Virtual Keynote: The Future of Medicare and CMS

Join the CMS Administrator to discuss top priorities moving forward into 2022 for reducing costs, expanding services and moving towards value-based payment models. Aside from the two Medicare payment changes this year, will there be more experiments and updates in the future? With payment bundles proving to save money, review plans to further evaluate the effectiveness of these models. Lastly, what are the lessons learned from the pandemic around telemedicines' impact and how will we make it a more integral part of care in this country moving forward?

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

9:20 AM9:45 AM

Location: Digital

Virtual Keynote: Deep Tech at The Core of A More Human Emergency Department Experience

System VP of Strategic Innovation for CommonSpirit Health, Christine Brocato, and Aaron Patzer, CEO and Co-founder of Vital Software share how they are leveraging artificial intelligence and consumer design principles to revolutionize the emergency department experience and transition of care for patients, providers and families. You'll learn how Vital is addressing previously unanswerable questions through AI, and why CommonSpirit believes a positive ED experience is a key component In improving overall patient satisfaction and new patient acquisition.

SPEAKERS

Aaron Patzer*Founder & CEOVital

Christine Brocato*System Vice President, Strategic InnovationCommonSpirit Health

9:45 AM10:10 AM

Location: Digital

Virtual Keynote: Strengthening the Patient Empowerment Movement in Research and Care

We are at an inflection point — the pandemic has fundamentally changed people's views on health and science. This shift also has reinforced the patient empowerment movement with a stronger emphasis on equity, collaboration and better health education for all. The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) is a prime example of what can be achieved when patient empowerment is truly working. MJFF has become a research powerhouse that has connected patients to many onramps for education and engagement in the research and care process. Join Michael J. Fox and MJFF CEO Debi Brooks to discuss how it all started, how far they've come and their vision for the future.

SPEAKERS

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

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

MODERATORS

Tara Parker-PopeReporterThe New York Times

10:10 AM10:30 AM

Location: Digital

Virtual Keynote: A Governor's Approach to Economic & Public Health Recovery After Crisis

As the Co-Chair of National Governors Association’s Pandemic and Disaster Response Task Force, Governor Ned Lamont has been in the forefront of the nation's state-led pandemic response. Governors have been put in a key position to bring their population out of harm's way through testing, vaccinations and making crucial re-opening decisions. How far has his state come regarding the Delta surge & vaccination requirements and what does he predict is still ahead? Lastly, what are his plans to use support from Congress to rebuild the public health infrastructure to put us in a better position for future crises? Join Governor Lamont as he sits down virtually with Dr. Leana Wen to break down the last 22 months and the road ahead.

SPEAKERS

Ned Lamont*GovernorState of Connecticut

MODERATORS

Dr. Leana Wen*Public Health ProfessorGeorge Washington University