Circuit (sûr’kĭt) n.
- A path or route the complete traversal of which without local change of direction requires returning to the starting point.
- An association of theaters in which plays, acts, or films move from theater to theater for presentation.
- A group of nightclubs, show halls, or resorts at which entertainers appear in turn.
We are now entering into the fall conference season. I have been fortunate to have been invited to speak at several upcoming conferences which can be found in the Whats Up? section of my blog as well. A couple of highlights . . .
- Will be moderating Business Model Panel
- Will be moderating the Health and Wealth Panel
Open Source Health Care Track (simultaneously with World Healthcare Innovation & Technology Congress (WHIT v.4.0)
- Will be moderating Convergence of Open Source and Health ( Health/OS ) Panel
- Will also be speaking about how innovations in the patient physician relationship are driving health care delivery changes.
I look forward to the two panels I will be moderating at Health 2.0. The first one will be an important discussion regarding the Business Models of Health 2.0. This remains the number one legitimate ongoing concern and criticism for the fledgling movement. Can we take these technologies and create disruptive, yet sustainable, companies that will catalyze meaningful change within the health care industry. The intent of the session will be to review real business models, get real investors who placed bets on health 2.0 companies, and other industry pundits with deep start up experience to hash through the legitimate and the ill conceived.
My other session will deal with the companies and new technologies out there to help people manage their health care finances. We will have some companies who were previously featured and a few new ones who are really innovating at the convergence of health and wealth. Transparency is the name of this game, and these companies are helping people play at an entirely new level (who is going to be the Mint.com of health care?). Looking forward to seeing how far the envelop is going to be pushed.
I will also be attending the World Healthcare Innovation & Technology Congress (WHIT v.4.0) to both moderate a panel on the convergence of Health Care and Open Source (Health/OS). This should be very interesting as immediately following my presentation Medsphere CEO Mike Doyle will speak on the Health/OS ecosystem (or the unfortunate lack thereof in my opinion). I have already spoken about the assigned topic at both the Scale 5 and Scale 6, but now I will be moderating a panel of individuals who are actually innovating across the continuum of care (clinic, hospital, IDN, and RHIO) and geographies (local, regional, and national). I note there is quite a lineup shaping around this Health/OS track and it should be pretty interesting.
Finally, at this same conference, I will be sharing some updates on the well received concept of how the Millennial Patient is driving innovation in the health care delivery space. This is actually a very timely presentation, in that I hope to be able to introduce a surprise or two, as well as showcase some real case studies of how the patient physician partnership can drive incredible value for everybody in the health care value chain.
Ping me if you are able to attend either of these events or have some thoughts/ideas that could be incorporated.