2018 Agenda


Thursday, October 11, 2018
7:30 - 8:25 AM

Registration & Networking Breakfast

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8:25 - 8:30 AM

Welcome & Co-Chairs' Opening Remarks

Bill Geary, Cofounder & Partner - Flare Capital Partners
Robert Mittendorff, MD, MBA, Partner - Norwest Venture Partners

8:30 - 8:45 AM

State of the Healthcare Industry

Reforms to the healthcare industry have been in the crosshairs of the White House and Congress for the past two years. Next month’s mid-term elections will determine whether the battle will resume over the next year. Few people follow the trials and tribulations closer than Sam Baker, health care editor of the news site, Axios.

Sam Baker, Health Care Editor - Axios

8:45 - 9:15 AM

Keynote Presentation

Andy Slavitt, founder and general partner at Town Hall Ventures, will deliver a keynote presentation at the Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit where he will share his vision of how Town Hall and other Investors, Innovators, Payors, and Providers can reshape how healthcare is delivered.

Andy Slavitt, Founder & General Partner - Town Hall Ventures
Former Administrator - Center for Medicaid and Medicare Service

Introduced By:
Kevin Longo, Managing Director - Silicon Valley Bank

9:15 - 9:25 AM

2018 Digital Health Funding and Valuation Update

Katya Hancock, a partner at StartUp Health, will drop some serious knowledge onto the stage with this year’s report on the dollars going into Digital Health deals. She’ll also examine an exciting, new phenomena – the exit!

Katya Hancock, Partner - StartUp Health

9:25 - 9:55 AM

Digital Therapeutics

Over the past 12 months, digital therapeutics companies have scored massive rounds from venture capitalists, partnerships with industry, and a long-coveted approval from the FDA. This panel of start-up CEOs and senior executives representing Pharma companies and Payors will examine the next critical steps for this burgeoning treatment modality.

Seth Feuerstein, MD, JD, Chief Medical Officer, Medical & Digital - Magellan Healthcare
Luba Greenwood, JD, Strategic Business Development & Corporate Ventures - Verily
Eddie Martucci, PhD, CEO - Akili Interactive Labs
Corey McCann, MD, PhD, President & CEO - Pear Therapeutics

Moderated By:
Ruchita Sinha, Senior Director, Investments - Sanofi Ventures

9:55 - 10:25 AM

How HealthTech Is Helping Families

CEOs of four of the fastest rising start-ups in healthcare will share how their companies are bringing digital technology and services into the home, helping people to grow and care for their families. Also, they’ll discuss what approaches work best with fundraising (and what it is like to be on Shark Tank)


Chitra Akileswaran, MD, MBA, Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer - Cleo
Julia Cheek
, Founder & CEO - EverlyWell
Katherine Ryder
, Founder & CEO - Maven
Paris Wallace
, CEO - Ovia Health

Moderated By:
Heidi Leeds, Consultant - Korn Ferry

10:25 - 10:50 AM

Morning Networking Break

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10:50 - 11:15 AM

Why Intermountain Isn't Waiting to Make Innovation an Imperative

Like most forward-thinking healthcare systems, Intermountain adopts new ideas and technology quickly to find better ways of delivering care. But the Salt Lake City-based healthcare system takes an even more active role by creating and co-founding new ventures and technology that could achieve its mission.

Bert Zimmerli, EVP & CFO - Intermountain Healthcare 

Interviewed By:
Keith Figlioli, Partner - LRVHealth

11:15 - 11:45 AM

So, You're Thinking of Taking Risk? A Deep Dive into New Risk-Bearing Care Models

Healthcare delivery organizations – and their vendors – are embracing financial risk-bearing care models as a response to the shift to value-based care. This panel will discuss how these innovative early-stage companies are answering the call to manage the total cost of care of their patient populations. You’ll learn what levers these emerging organizations are pulling to improve clinical and financial outcomes and succeed in a value-based world.

Toyin Ajayi, MD, Chief Health Officer - Cityblock Health
Veeral Desai, President, Enterprise Operations - agilon health
John J. Donahue, CEO - axialHealthcare
Julian Harris, MD, President, CareAllies - Cigna
Mona Siddiqui, MD, Chief Data Officer - HHS

Moderated By:
Dan Gebremedhin, MD, MBA
, Principal - Flare Capital Partners

11:45 - 12:10 PM

What Can History Teach Us About the Future of Alternative Care Models?

Veteran industry executive, Chet Burrell, former president and CEO of CareFirst, reflects on his decades of experience with Payers and Providers: what works, what hasn't, and why. He will discuss what lessons apply to today's landscape in the uneasy relationship between Payers, Physicians, and Hospitals.

Chet Burrell, Former CEO - CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield

Interviewed By:
Brandon Hull, Industry Advisor - New Mountain Capital

12:10 - 12:25 PM

Live Polling Survey

Brad Burkett, Managing Partner - Match Point Partners

12:25 - 1:15 PM

Networking Lunch

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1:15 - 1:40 PM

Fireside Chat

Bob Sheehy
, CEO - Bright Health

Interviewed By:
Christina Farr, Reporter - CNBC

1:40 - 2:10 PM

East vs. West Coast VCs Strive for Supremacy (Part II)

We had so much fun last year that we had to do it again.

  • Which Coast Boasts the Biggest Fear of FOMO?
  • Why Do Unicorns Thrive in More Temperate Climates? (Related: Why Do West Coast VCs Even Need to Wear Fleece Vests?)
  • Is FAANG's Gravity Well Drawing Even More Healthcare Deals to the West Coast?
  • Flatiron, PillPack. Really? Do East Coast VCs Even Need to Travel?
  • When Are Start-Up Executives Better Served: Working East to West? Or West to East?
  • Which Investors Work Fastest? Give the Best Terms?

East Coast Team:
A.G. Breitenstein
, Partner - Optum Ventures
Steve Kraus
, Partner - Bessemer Venture Partners

West Coast Team:
Dan Galles
, Partner - Providence Ventures
Irem Mertol
, Director - McKesson Ventures

Moderated By:
Mike O'Hara, Partner Life Sciences and Healthcare Practice - Deloitte

2:10 - 2:40 PM

The Consumer as Payor: Patient Financial Health

As patients are asked to bear more of the financial responsibilities, start-ups are emerging to help them manage the burden and to minimize the revenue risk for providers and physicians. In this panel, DHIS co-chair Robert Mittendorff, MD, will lead a discussion between CEOS of two of the leading companies in this emerging space.

Kent Ivanoff
, CEO & Co-Founder - VisitPay
Florian Otto, MD, PhD, Co-Founder & CEO - Cedar

Moderated By:
Robert Mittendorff, MD, MBA, Partner - Norwest Venture Partners

2:40 - 3:05 PM

Keynote Presentation

Adam Landman, MD, Chief Information Officer - Brigham Health

3:05 - 3:35 PM

Afternoon Networking Break

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3:35 - 3:45 PM

Public Market Overview

Presented By:
Sean Wieland, Research Analyst - Piper Jaffray

3:45 - 4:15 PM

Telehealth and the Transformation of Practice of Medicine

Rushika Fernandopulle, CEO - Iora Health
Ido Schoenberg, MD, Chairman & CEO - American Well 

Interviewed By:
Christina Farr
, Reporter - CNBC

4:15 - 4:45 PM

New Care Models for Seniors

Our healthcare system still relies too heavily on hospitals – the costliest setting in healthcare – to care for our senior citizens.

Although traditional alternate-site business models have reduced costs and improved outcomes, the healthcare industry must find more innovative approaches to improving care for this growing demographic while controlling costs. This panel of CEOs – representing very promising yet distinct approaches to providing eldercare – will explain how they’re re-imagining business models and exploring essential changes.

Kyle Armbrester, CEO - Signify Health
Edward Park, Co-Founder & CEO - Devoted Health
Rachel Winokur, Chief Business Officer - Bright Health

Moderated By:
Matt Holt, Managing Director - New Mountain Capital

4:45 - 5:10 PM

What Is Microsoft's Prescription for Better Healthcare?

Simon Kos, MD, chief medical officer of Microsoft, lays out the technology giant’s ambitious strategy for integrating digital technology into healthcare delivery. His talk will cover patient engagement, care team empowerment, empowering AI investigators, and delivering democracy in diagnostics.

Simon Kos, MD, Chief Medical Officer - Microsoft

5:10 - 5:15 PM

Co-Chairs’ Closing Remarks

Bill Geary, Cofounder & Partner - Flare Capital Partners
Robert Mittendorff, MD, MBA, Partner - Norwest Venture Partners

5:15 - 6:30 PM

Networking Reception

Sponsored By:
Korn Ferry