On-Demand Episodes Available

Episode 1: Going Virtual: The Future of Care and Healthy Living

Established telehealth leaders discuss COVID-19’s lasting effect on the future of telehealth and other digital tools such as remote patient monitoring, mobile health apps and chatbots. Then an expert panel discusses how we can break stereotypes in virtual care, and opportunities and implications of current advancements in technology to help seniors maximize their quality and length of life. Finally, get a glimpse into the latest health tech advancements designed to optimize your daily environments and improve your wellness routine.

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

Governments, companies and providers are coming to grips with a seismic shift in care delivery. Explore insights from COVID-19 and predictions for the next 12 months, addressing care models, digital transformation, investments and collaborations as healthcare seeks to redefine its “new normal.” This episode also addresses consumer preferences regarding cost, privacy, trust and features, including a panel discussion on what investors are experiencing and where the dollars will flow in the last quarter of the year.

Episode 3: What Now? A Roadmap for the Future of Healthcare

Change is inevitable and happening faster than ever in the wake of COVID-19. This episode covers why there is no more “business as usual” and how the next decade of healthcare is projected to evolve. Hear healthcare’s 2021 resolutions, and learn what trends and technology will be most beneficial. Dive into a case study from Virtua Health on information and technology’s role in mergers and acquisitions. How can healthcare organizations make sure they aren’t left behind as innovation ramps up at an unprecedented pace?

Episode 4: Pharma Collaborations With Providers and Innovative Startups

Innovators and unconventional thinkers examine big pharma’s evolving relationships within the healthcare ecosystem. Hear from a panel discussing Mass General Brigham’s announced spend of at least $100 million on a new digital health initiative designed to improve the patient experience and make care more efficient, and learn what pharma companies look for in an innovative startup with potentially disruptive technology. Finally, discover how the role of digital tools in the massive undertaking of COVID-19 vaccine production and distribution is playing out and how past vaccine lessons are helping us navigate this new challenge.

Episode 5: The Future of Disruption

Examine the increase in consumer-centric digital health disruptors and what it means for the long-term healthcare landscape in retail and traditional healthcare settings. As retail giants continue to grow their healthcare presence, they’ve begun to reinvent the healthcare experience and alter patient expectations. How are innovation and transformation officers at traditional health systems adapting to a virtual hospital model? And what do senior isolation and eSports have in common?

Nursing Innovation: Presented by HIMSS and American Nurses Association

HIMSS and the American Nurses Association partnered 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 are on the front line of care—well equipped to create and develop innovative solutions to address a complex and ever-changing healthcare landscape.

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Accelerate Health at HIMSS21 is happening August 11-12, 2021 in Las Vegas!

Examine unconventional ideas, technologies and investments making waves in traditional care delivery systems during this two-day event.

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Sangeeta Agarawal
founder and CEO
Helpsy Health
United States
Charles Alessi
Chief Clinical Officer
Kerry Amato
Executive Director, Health Innovation
Troy Ament
Christel Anderson
Vice President Informatics
United States
Paul Apen
Chief Business & Operations Officer
E Ink Corporation
Karan Arora
Chief Commercial Digital Officer, Global Vice President
United States
Ashish Atreja
CIO and Chief Digital Health Officer
UC Davis Health
United States
Oriana Beaudet
Vice President, Nursing Innovation
American Nurses Association Enterprise
Christopher Boone
Vice President, Global Head of Health Economics and Outcomes Research
United States
Beth Brooks
The Brooks Group
United States
Alison Bryant
SVP, Research

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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