May 16, 2012 SVForum Health Tech Conference

On Wednesday, May16, 2012 in Redwood City at Sobrato Center for Non-Profits, SVForum held the Health Tech Conference “New Technologies & Business Models for Health.” Medical, technology, government and communication leaders talked about how mobile and information technologies are improving healthcare and reducing costs. They also discussed new government regulation and its impact driving innovation.

Wil Yu of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services gave the opening keynote: “Revolutionizing Care Delivery through Innovation and Mobile Health.”

Andy Brooks of SciMed Partners moderated panelists Rebecca Chiu of MedHelp, Matthew Douglass of Practice Fusion and Shadaab Kanwal of Kaiser Permanente. The topic was “Next Gen Health IT: From Information to Integration, Interconnectedness & Intelligence.”

David Saÿen of Collaborations for Health gave the second keynote “The Government Role in the Future of Health.”

Jafar Shenasa of Proteus Biomedical gave the third keynote “Digital Health, Regulated or Not?”

Noel Gillespie of Procopio moderated panelists Vibhor Rastogi of Intel Capital, Don Ross of HealthTech Capital and Bijan Salehizadeh of NaviMed Capital. The topic was “The Changing Investment Landscape & Business Models in Health: Latest Trends & How Innovators can Create Value and Differentiate.”

AJ Chen of Healthline Networks moderated panelists Dr. Sophia Chang of California Healthcare Foundation, Lisa Hammann of Genentech, Katherine Kim of San Francisco State University and Vineet Singal of Anjna Patient Education. The topic was “Technology & Social Innovation to End Health Disparities.”

Dr. Jeffrey Kaye of Oregon Health & Science University gave the final keynote “Novel Paradigms for Chronic Disease Management.”

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