Thursday May 12, 2016 0 comments
DENVER -- The epicenter of health innovation will be in Denver next week as more than 50 health innovation thought leaders from across the U.S. gather May 16-17 to advance the national conversation on health innovation.
The Prime Health Innovation Summit & Expo is organized by Colorado-based Prime Health, a digital health integrator and the force behind Colorado’s rise to prominence in digital health.
Event organizers said the summit’s collection of experts from New York to San Francisco demonstrates Prime Health’s expanding reach and that the organization is now a national resource for advancing digital health technologies that enhance access to care, improve clinical outcomes and reduce costs.
In a collaborative environment, summit speakers and attendees will discuss urgent health innovation needs and best practices for integrating innovation into care models, patient satisfaction and engagement, enhancing value and interoperability.
Innovation think tank representatives and information technology companies venturing into healthcare, such as Salesforce and Google, are also on the agenda.
Speakers include established industry constituents who are dealing with the current and pending digital disruption of healthcare’s status quo.
Among the organizations represented are Medical Group Management Association, Kaiser Permanente, American Diabetes Association, Hospital Corporation of America, Aetna, American Medical Association, SCL Health, Centura Health and UC Health.
These thought leaders from large organizations will partner with digital health mavericks, including leaders of companies operating in Colorado: iTriage, Welltok, MyStrength, Dispatch Health, MyRounding, EyeBot, RxRevu and BurstIQ.
They are among the 130 digital health entities in Colorado who put the state at the center of this growing industry.
According to StartUp Health, a global health innovation company, in 2015 Denver ranked seventh in the U.S. for funding digital health businesses.
In 2015, investors provided $145 million in funding to Colorado digital health companies.
One of the country’s largest health innovation campuses, Catalyst HTI, is scheduled to open its doors in Denver’s RiNo district in 2017. Like Prime Health, it’s built on the premise of collaboration to accelerate innovation. Prime Health aims to make Colorado the country’s top digital health and health innovation hub by 2020.
“Prime Health creates competitive advantage for digital health companies and the ecosystem by enhancing entrepreneurial innovation and the integration of that innovation with healthcare providers,” said Jeffrey Nathanson, CEO of Prime Health.
“Prime supports the full product development and implementation cycle by serving as a validator, connector, and community builder.”
In keeping with Prime Health’s national role as an integrator in the digital health space, members of digital health ecosystems from New York, Chicago, Nashville, Orlando, Denver and Boulder, among others, will explore how regional ecosystems can collaborate to further innovation at the national level.
On the agenda will be Prime Health’s new online collaboration platform which is designed to connect local digital health startups with healthcare organizations around the country.
The 2016 Prime Health Innovation Summit & Expo is produced in partnership with Aetna, iTriage, Colorado Health Foundation, Denver Office of Economic Development, Ernst & Young, Kaiser Permanente and ViaWest.