Invest for Health: What’s on the Agenda

March 11, 2016

SXSW Interactive Festival kicks off today in Austin, Texas, and will convene tens of thousands of creative, passionate and innovative minds. A keynote from President Obama will get things started and on Monday, an inaugural health care event, Invest for Health will be held at the JW Marriott Austin.

Invest for Health isn’t just another health care event. It was created for the sole purpose of fixing health care’s pain points by bringing together entrepreneurs with big ideas and the stakeholders who can help bring those ideas to life. The event will be a prime opportunity for making new connections and sparking dialogue around the need for health care transformation.

Attendees will hear from big names in the health care industry like Mark Ganz, President and CEO of Cambia Health Solutions; Jonathan Bush, President and CEO of athenahealth; Matt Hermann, Senior Managing Director of Ascension Ventures; Sue Siegel, CEO of GE Ventures; and more.

The half-day Invest for Health program will include the following session topics:

  • Connecting the Disconnect: Fixing the Pain Points in Health Care – Featuring Jonathan Bush, CEO of athenahealth along with speakers Sue Siegel of GE Ventures and Chris Coburn of Partners HealthCare, this session will focus on the disconnected state of health care, issues that plague the industry, the climate that has allowed problems to thrive, and what the blueprint for the future looks like.

  • Empathy and Impact: Revolutionizing Healthcare with Data, Heart and Soul – This session features Cambia CEO Mark Ganz and Salesforce CMO Josh Newman, and will explore the role data, heart and soul play in leveraging empathy to revolutionize health.

  • Swipe Right: Creating Health Care That’s HOT – There’s pent up demand for a radically different infrastructure in health care, but “new world orders” don’t come easy. Disrupting existing infrastructure has good days, and bad – it’s been called “the long dark night of the innovator” for a reason. Matt Hermann from Ascension and Brad Perkins from Human Longevity will reveal how to survive the hard moments while creating the next generation in health care.

To learn more about Invest for Health, visit InvestForHealth.Care and read our recent blog post on “How Events Like SXSW Can Become Your Destination for Innovation.”

Follow along on Twitter with #Invest4Health.