SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- For the past 10 years, Health 2.0 has harnessed the creativity and passion of health care's brightest professionals to tackle the industry's most intractable problems and leverage technology-enabled solutions to drive more compassionate, more accessible patient-centered care with its annual conference focusing on new health technology.
Next month, Health 2.0 will continue its mission of introducing new digital platforms that will improve the patient experience and provide deeper insight into the data behind key decisions for treatment and for maintaining health with the inaugural Technology for Precision Health Summit on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 in San Francisco.
More than 300 healthcare providers and payers, advocates, developers, investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers and advocates will take part in a 1-day, action-packed agenda that includes healthcare technology demos from some of the most innovative health tech and personalized medicine companies; penetrating discussions on precision medicine delivery, innovation in clinical trials, advances in oncology, kidney disease, and women's health including opportunities for disease prevention, innovation and technology integration discussions with thought leaders; and sneak previews of the newest entrants to the healthcare marketplace.
Notable session highlights include:
- Keynote presentation on quality of patient experience; and initiatives to improve care providers to securely review, analyze and share medical information across the healthcare system by Claudia Williams, CEO of Manifest MedEx; and a presentation by Carlos Bustamante, Professor of Biomedical Data Science, of Genetics at Stanford Medicine on Stanford Medicine's precision health initiative, and an insight into its Precision Health and Integrated Diagnostics Center.
- Presentations and demos from Syapse and Cota focusing on genomics and other omics technologies that are rapidly making their way to clinicians and into Electronic Health Care Records (EHRs) during the Precision Medicine - Decision Support for Clinicians session.
- New Diagnostic and Screening Tools session featuring live demos from Helix, DotLab, Ivary, and ColorGenomics.
- An in-depth look at funding sources for precision medicine and health as well as insight on how value based medicine and population health incentives and policy are shaping investment with Illumina Accelerator, GE Ventures, Cricket Health, and the California Governor's Office of Planning and Research during the Business Models and Investing in Precision Health session.
The concept for the Technology for Precision Health Summit was developed by Summit Chair Linda K. Molnar, an entrepreneur and expert in Precision Medicine and Precision Health, who saw the need for discussion between experts in Precision Medicine and those working in and investing in Digital Health.
"I believe that an exciting future where science coupled with data analysis will allow us to not only treat patients based on their individual biology and prevent recurrence, but also predict and prevent disease," said Linda K. Molnar. "Rather than waiting until we feel ill and go to the doctor to be diagnosed with disease, we will be able to diagnose a 'pre-disease state' while there is still time to avoid disease with the proper interventions. Collaborating with Health 2.0 made a lot of sense given their focus on patient engagement and Digital Health technologies."
Matthew Holt, Co-Chairman of Health 2.0, has been showcasing cloud technology based companies and tools that use sensors to track patients and manage workflow at Health 2.0 's annual conference.
"We've been featuring both the role of precision health and the data, genomics and diagnostic technologies behind that term at Health 2.0 for a while," said Matthew Holt. "We felt that it was time to dedicate an entire conference to the topic and its role impacting clinical decisions, clinical research and patient care. That's why Health 2.0 is thrilled to be hosting the Technology for Precision Health Symposium."
About Health 2.0:
Health 2.0 is the premier showcase and catalyst for the advancement of new health technologies. Through a global series of conferences, thought leadership roundtables, developer competitions, pilot programs, and leading market intelligence, Health 2.0 drives the innovation and collaboration necessary to transform health and healthcare.
Conference Director, Health 2.0
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