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Announcing our first batch of HealthBeat 2013 speakers

HealthBeat 2013HealthBeat 2013 is vintage VentureBeat, with a twist: It’s all the latest in technology and innovation you have come to expect, only this time we are doing a deep dive into health care.

We’re bringing the health care decision makers to the same room. We’ve invited hospital chief information officers, clinicians, and payers, and we’re mixing them with executives from tech companies that are transforming health care. This includes “big data” companies like Health Catalyst that are pinpointing where care can be improved by analyzing results from across the U.S. medical system.

We just got back from the big HIMMS tech fest in New Orleans and are inviting the most disruptive technologies we found there, too, to HealthBeat. We stumbled upon a tablet project under development by the Cleveland Clinic that helps visualize health medical records in new, dynamic ways — based on help from vendors like Microsoft and Intel. We’ll also be unveiling new start ups that are reforming health care, Silicon Valley-style. And it wouldn’t be a health care conference if we didn’t include patients. We’re bringing in trendsetters in the patient activation sphere too.

  • Want to get smart about health care and technology and how hospitals make purchasing decisions?
  • Want to know what’s on the minds of the nation’s top hospital CIOs (what they’re in investing in now and what metrics they use to separate the hype from the help)?
  • Want to get smart about what technologies are resonating with patients and consumers of all ages?

Then join us for HealthBeat 2013 on May 20-21. Early bird tickets expire at 5 p.m. Pacific this Friday (March 15).

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from:

susan-dentzerSusan Dentzer, editor-in-chief, Health Affairs
Susan Dentzer is the editor-in-chief of the nation’s leading journal of health policy and is an on-air analyst on health issues with the PBS NewsHour. She previously led the NewsHour’s health unit, reporting extensively on-air about health care reform debates. She is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and the Council on Foreign Relations; a fellow of the National Academy of Social Insurance; a fellow of the Hastings Center; and a member of Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.

keith-figlioli1Keith Figlioli, SVP, Healthcare Informatics, Premier Health Alliance
Premier Health Alliance has significant muscle in purchasing decisions, because it represents U.S. non-profit hospitals in making such decisions. Non profit hospitals make up a vast majority of hospitals in the nation. Keith Figlioli is Premier’s senior vice president of Healthcare Informatics. In this role, he oversees the company’s data and analytics initiatives that help hospitals make smarter decisions. His mandate spans strategy, development, delivery and operations. Since joining Premier, Figlioli has focused on integrating the company’s performance improvement informatics offerings across the continuum of care. He co-chairs Premier’s Quality Improvement Committee, a subcommittee of Premier’s board of directors that plays a vital role in setting direction for the alliance by collaborating with members to improve care delivery and the health of communities. 

levinDr. David Levin, CMIO, The Cleveland Clinic
David Levin’s current focus includes information systems, knowledge management and strategic planning for long-term healthcare transformation. He has over 25 years of experience in diverse areas including quality improvement, patient safety, hospital and group practice operations, credentialing, and population management. He also brings to bear over 30 years of experience in Information Technology and has worked with a wide variety of clients in the development of clinical and educational IT applications.

kapilKapil Parakh, MD, Ph.D, Director of Heart Failure, Johns Hopkins Bayview
Kapil Parakh is the Director of Heart Failure at Johns Hopkins Bayview and has helped set up a program that integrates technology solutions to reduce readmissions and improve heart failure care. Parakh has authored over two dozen publications and is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation.

ben_rattrayBen Rattray, CEO, Change.org
Ben Rattray is the founder and CEO of Change.org, the world’s largest petition platform, and leads the company’s strategic vision. A graduate of Stanford University and The London School of Economics, Rattray is a frequent public speaker about the intersection of technology, innovation, and social change at events like Google Zeitgeist and SXSW and on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In 2012, Ben was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and one of Fortune’s 40 Under 40 rising young business leaders.

We’ll be announcing a bunch of speaker and program updates over the next few weeks. In the meantime, check out full event details here, and make sure to grab your tickets by Friday to save 20 percent!

Thanks to ArchPoint Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures, and Norwest Venture Partners for sponsoring HealthBeat 2013.


HealthBeat — VentureBeat’s breakthrough health tech event — is returning on Oct 27-28 in San Francisco. This year’s theme is “The connected age: Integrating data, big & small.” We’re putting long-established giants of the health care world on stage with CEOs of the nation's most disruptive health tech companies to share insights, analyze trends, and showcase breakthrough products. Purchase one of the first 50 tickets and save $400!