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MedtechVision 2014: Medtech in the Digital Age

Healthcare in the Digital Age poses many new challenges and opportunities. MedtechVision 2014 is dedicated to drawing out what is relevant and actionable to the medtech industry as digital health advances. Join us to play a part in defining how the medtech industry will remain a solution provider, leveraging and even participating in the evolution.

Tuesday, September 9th – Rosewood Hotel – Menlo Park, CA


Registration & Breakfast
7:30 – 8:30 AM

8:30 – 8:45 AM

Missy Krasner, Managing Director for Healthcare & Life Sciences, Box
8:45 – 9:00 AM

Patient Keynote
Lisa Maki, Former spinal injury patient and Founder/CEO of PokitDok
9:00 – 9:45 AM

9:45 – 10:00 AM

Panel #1: Transforming & Expanding the Setting of Health Care – How Medtech Can Prosper
10:00 – 11:15 AM

Digital innovations have great promise to transform the clinician and patient experience through expanded access, different sites of delivery, and new therapeutic options. New technology may allow for earlier medical screening and diagnosis to take place in new settings—moving away from costly traditional hospital-based care to mobile clinics, remote diagnosis, or wireless treatment. With digital technologies providing more access to real-time information about patient status, diagnosis, and the effectiveness of therapy, how will medical device players participate? What will change for the medical device industry in a digital healthcare world?

  • Moderator
  • Lisa Suennen, Managing Director, Venture Valkyrie Consulting
  • Panelists
  • Margaret Laws, Director, California Healthcare Foundation
  • Lisa Serwin, CEO, App Medicine
  • Linde Wilson, Executive Advisor, L.E.K. Consulting
  • Anne DeGheest, HealthTech Capital, Managing Director & Founder

Panel #2: Leveraging Digital to Broaden the Medtech Business Model
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM

Articulate business opportunities in which digital health can be monetized or is a cost of doing business. Understand how money flows through the system and where there is an opportunity to draw it out. Learn from industry experts at the forefront of telehealth, remote monitoring, care coordination, and wearables to find out what drives investments, revenue, and costs in digital health.

  • Moderator
  • Missy Krasner, Managing Director for Healthcare & Life Sciences, Box
  • Panelists
  • Bing Doh, Co-Founder & CEO, HealthCrowd
  • Nicole Walker, Director, Baird Capital
  • Brittany Bradrick, Head Global Business Development at Abbott Diabetes Care

Networking Lunch
12:30 – 1:45 PM

Jody Thelander
1:45 – 2:00 PM

Executive Compensation Reports

Panel #3: Adapting Medical Technology to a Cost Transparent Future
2:00 – 3:15 PM

The increased focus on cost transparency in healthcare is causing a shift in the marketplace. Today, patients have increasing access to price information and comparison data, which is empowering them to make decisions and demands regarding their personal health. What will this informed patient mean for medtech companies? This panel will discuss the changing environment in healthcare and explore how medtech is adapting to succeed. Industry leaders will share how they are innovating in this price-sensitive environment, to not only survive, but continue to disrupt through technology, value added services, and transformation within.

  • Moderator
  • Afsaneh Naimollah, Partner, Marlin & Associates
  • Panelists
  • Lisa Maki, Founder and CEO, PokitDok
  • Anya Schiess, VP Device & Diagnostics, Cardinal Health
  • Sue Heilman, Senior Director Business Economics, Medtronic
  • Tamara Fuller Rook, VP Health Economics & Reimbursement, Nevro

3:15 – 3:30 PM

Panel #4: Consuming Patient Data: Benefit or Burden?
3:30 – 4:45 PM

Will big data and digital health solutions give patients more control over their health? As patients demand access to their data, what is the implication for health care providers and the med tech industry? How should we shape the future of the ‘Internet of Health’ connected devices and services to track data for improved health outcomes? This panel will discuss the opportunities and challenges of patients owning their data and the impact on various healthcare stakeholders, based on examples from med tech.

  • Moderator
  • Harveen Sethi, Claremont Creek Ventures
  • Panelists
  • Julia Strandberg, VP Marketing, Covidien Monitoring
  • Arna Ionescu, VP User Experience, Proteus
  • Lena Cheng, Business Development, Doctor on Demand
  • Tamara Fraizer, Principal, Fish & Richardson

Vintner Introduction & Reception, sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank:

  • Dianna Lee, Siduri Winery

4:45 – 6:00 PM

Evening Keynote
Ilene Klein, MD, Director Global Employee Health Services, Qualcomm
6:00 – 7:30 PM

Summary & Wrap Up
7:30 – 7:45 PM

MedtechVision 2014 Highlights Video

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