November 18, 2020
| Digital Series
Accelerate Health

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Join disruptors and thought leaders for interactive, bimonthly discussions that explore big ideas and ask hard questions to propel healthcare innovation forward with the Accelerate Health Digital Series. Find inspiration and ideas, and make meaningful connections and partnerships as you tackle real health issues with patient-focused results.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET

Episode 2: Innovation and Investments: The Year That Tested Digital Health

  • Panel: Healthbox Digital Think Tank
    Explore insights from COVID-19 and predictions for the next 12 months, addressing care models, digital transformation, investments and collaborations. What will we see more and less of and why? Where have health systems pivoted their strategy? What is a must-have product? Who will survive, who won’t and why?
  • Consumer Perception Research
    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, governments, companies and providers are coming to grips with a seismic shift in care delivery. As healthcare seeks to redefine its “new normal,” consumer insights are more valuable than ever. Explore consumer preferences regarding cost, privacy, trust, features and more, and discover how they can help us meet consumer needs and expectations.
  • Panel: Investment Strategies: Where to Place Your Bets
    The year kicked off with the largest first quarter of digital health investing yet, while many were expecting a rocky road after the pandemic hit the U.S. Many startups will undoubtedly have trouble raising money, but there are also some segments that are more in-demand than ever. Hear from top investors in the space as they break down what investors are experiencing, and where the dollars will flow in the last quarter of the year.
  • Nursing Innovation: Presented by HIMSS and American Nurses Association
    We are excited to partner with the American Nurses Association to launch an exclusive track to increase the voice, opportunity and visibility of nurse led and nurse developed innovation. Nurses comprise the largest group of health professionals and represent the frontlines of care—these changemakers are well-equipped to create and develop innovative solutions to address a complex and ever-changing healthcare landscape.


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Upcoming Episodes

Thursday, January 14, 2021
Year in Review—Past, Present, Future

Thursday, March 18, 2021
Pharma and Provider Collaborations with Innovative Startups

Thursday, April 15, 2021
The Future of Disruption

On-Demand Episodes

Going Virtual: The Future of Care and Healthy Living

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Keynote Speakers
Sachin Jain
President and CEO
SCAN Group and SCAN Health Plan
Bryan Roberts
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Charles Alessi
Chief Clinical Officer
Kerry Amato
Executive Director, Health Innovation
Christel Anderson
Vice President Informatics
Oriana Beaudet
Vice President, Nursing Innovation, ANA Enterprise
American Nurses Association
Whende Carroll
Nurse Evolution
Anthony Chang
Chief Intelligence and Innovation Officer, Medical Director CHOC Heart Failure Program
Pothik Chatterjee
Executive Director, Innovation & Research
LifeBridge Health
Nancy Green
HIMSS Aging Taskforce
Katya Hancock
Investor Network Director
StartUp Health
Robert Havasy
Managing Director
Personal Connected Health Alliance, HIMSS
Pam Hoffman
Medical Director, Telehealth Services
Yale New Haven Health
Robbie Hughes
Swapna Kakani
Patient Advocate and Founder
Swapna Speaks
Jennifer Kent
Senior Director
Parks Associates
Joe Kvedar
Senior Advisor, Virtual Care
Mass General Brigham
Brook McCall
Director, Tech Access Initiative
United Spinal Association
Kathleen McGrow
Chief Nursing Information Officer
Microsoft Health & Life Science Industry Team
Richard Milani
Chief Clinical Transformation Officer
Ochsner Health System
Faisal Mushtaq
SVP and General Manager, Clinical Networks
Change Healthcare
Skip Newberry
President and Chief Executive Officer
Technology Association of Oregon
Viraj Patwardhan
Vice President Digital Design and Consumer Experience
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
Nicole Paulk
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Innovation
Advocate Aurora Health
Sokwoo Rhee
Associate Director of Cyber-Physical Systems Program
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Faye Sahai
Co-Founder and Partner
Mirai SV Global
Liz Stokes
Director, Center for Ethics and Human Rights
American Nurses Association
Indu Subaiya
President and Co-Founder
Catalyst @ Health 2.0
Maria Velissaris
Founding Partner
SteelSky Ventures
Charlotte Yeh
Chief Medical Officer
Megan Zweig
Chief Operating Officer
Rock Health

Accelerate Health Advisory Board

The Accelerate Health Advisory Board comprises health innovation experts from across the healthcare ecosystem, including hospitals and health systems, health plans, venture capital investment, pharma, patient advocacy groups and other visionary leaders in the field.

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Yvonne Chan
Senior Director Digital Medicine
Otsuka Pharma
Chris Dancy
Health and Wellness Pioneer, Entrepreneur Author, and "The World's Most Connected Human"
John Halamka
Mayo Clinic Digital Platform
Swapna Kakani
Patient Advocate and Founder
Swapna Speaks
Dipa Mehta
VP Corporate Venture Capital and Innovation
Advocate Aurora Health
Richard Milani
Chief Clinical Transformation Officer
Ochsner Health System
James Parshall
Director of Digital Innovation
Eli Lilly
Indu Subaiya
Co-founder and President, Catalyst@Health 2.0 and Senior Advisor
Sara Vaezy
Chief Digital Strategy Officer
Providence St. Joseph Health
Anupam Vats
Senior Director of Product Innovation
Adrian Zai
Director of Research
Partners HealthCare

Health 2.0 Cancellation

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Health 2.0 Annual Conference, a HIMSS Event, has been canceled. Over the years, Health 2.0 has debuted hundreds of digital health companies and connected thousands in the health ecosystem on a mission to disrupt the status quo. Now HIMSS is pleased to introduce its novel, innovation-focused content and connectivity platform: Accelerate Health.


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