Recapping HLTH’s “Create Health’s Future” 2019 Conference

Published November 11, 2019

Last month, HLTH, one of the industry’s largest health innovation events, held its second annual conference, “Create Health’s Future,” featuring more than 6,000 attendees, 300 speakers, and 950 high profile CEOs and founders including CareCentrix CEO, John Driscoll. The digitally focused summit attracted some of the biggest players in health and tech and provided a forum to address healthcare’s highest-priority issues. As the conference title suggests, the dominant theme centered on revolutionizing the future of healthcare across the United States. Specifically, new advancements in administering and managing care, transforming health-related technologies and systems, and modernizing methods of payment and reimbursement. CareCentrix’s speaking session was no exception, teaming up with BioIntelliSense to discuss the advantages of taking a data-driven approach to providing better, more cost-effective patient care.

The Lineup

The HLTH agenda was chockfull of industry disrupters and forward-looking visionaries with aspirations of improving and propelling the healthcare system even further. While those who took to the platform included C-level executives, CEOs or founders of today’s most enterprising companies, everyone from policymakers and employers to patients had a voice at the podium.

The first two days of the event featured thought leaders who are conceptualizing the patient experience through leveraging the convenience of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Front and center with their talk track on this hot topic were John Driscoll, and Dr. James Mault, Founder and CEO of BioIntelliSense, a data-as-a-service (DaaS) platform company that delivers scalable remote patient monitoring and virtual care data services.

As a leader in managing care to the home for over 20 years, an alliance with BioIntelliSense is just one more way CareCentrix remains at the forefront of its industry. “We live in a system that costs too much and does too little,” said Driscoll. “Technology has driven personalization, connectivity, and collaboration. There have been some fundamental challenges in healthcare, and we think we are on the cusp of solving them, which could transform the ability to deliver solutions.” As part of their talking points, Mault and Driscoll humanized the patient experience, using a real patient example to demonstrate how smart technology, coupled with high-touch care through remote patient monitoring, can help build a more connected internet of care for patients, disrupting the fragmented status quo that exists today.

Spotlight on CareCentrix

Outside of HLTH’s speaking sessions, participating companies also held exhibitor spaces. CareCentrix’s booth held a series of special interviews as part of its CareTalk podcast, with some of HLTH’s most prominent attendees. Hosted by John Driscoll and Health Business Group’s President, David Williams, interviewees sat down to discuss trending healthcare topics. During his CareTalk interview, Andy Slavitt, Founder and Board Chair of United States of Care, and former acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), discussed healthcare reform and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Following Slavitt, Patrick J. Kennedy, founder of the Kennedy Forum and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, stopped by CareCentrix’s booth to talk about the lack of attention and stigma around mental health in the United States. Marcus Osborne, VP of Health Transformation at Walmart, also sat down with John and David to discuss the company’s shift into the healthcare space with the opening of its flat-fee health clinic.

Other CareTalk interviewees included Dr. John Brownstein, Chief Innovation Officer of Boston Children’s Hospital and Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School; Dekel Gelbman, founding CEO of FDNA, an artificial intelligence-based facial analysis platform specializing in rare genetic conditions; Dr. Scott Shreeve and Dr. Jay Parkinson, the pioneers of Virtual Primary Care; Andrew Bowditch, Visible Body CEO; and Eran Orr, founder of XRHealth (formerly VRHealth), the first telehealth platform in the world that incorporates virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality.

To see the full interviews click here.

Final Thoughts

HLTH brought together a number of diverse groups affected by the healthcare system. New solutions and strategies were highlighted in an effort to forge new partnerships and transform the health industry. With so many changes to the healthcare system on the horizon, most would agree that bringing together thought leaders, inventors, and forerunners in the industry is a step in the right direction for creating a better future of health.