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Check out these outstanding additions to our HealthBeat 2013 conference

HealthBeat 2013

Technology is transforming health care more rapidly than ever before. That’s why VentureBeat is putting together our first-ever HealthBeat conference.

Today, we’re announcing the latest additions to our speaker lineup. These experts will help you learn what’s new in health IT, digital health, cloud-based medical services, and more.

With leading health and technology voices headlining the conference, plus a look at new concepts and technologies that have not yet penetrated the marketplace, HealthBeat 2013 promises to be one of the most important and provocative health tech events of the year.

Check out the full agenda for HealthBeat 2013, and make sure to grab your tickets today – they’re going fast. For the full roster of speakers — more than 60 confirmed so far — check out the HealthBeat speaker list.

Our latest confirmed participants include:

dr-greeneDr. Alan Greene, Chief Medical Officer, Scanadu
Dr. Alan Greene is a physician, author, medical expert and entrepreneur. He has been named the Children’s Health Hero of the Internet by Intel and recognized as one of the Top Influencers in Healthcare IT by Advance for Health Information Executives. In 1995, he launched DrGreene.com, cited by the AMA as “the pioneer physician Web site” on the Internet. He is the Founding President of the Board of the Society for Participatory Medicine and sits on the Board of Directors for Healthy Child Healthy World, The Lunchbox Project, and the Center for Information Therapy, and is a founding member of the e-Patient Scholars Working Group.

Session: Precision Health: Big Data Gets Personal


rebecca-mitchellRebecca Mitchell Coelius, Medical Officer for Innovation, ONC
Rebecca Mitchell Coelius, MD currently serves across the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the HHS Office of the CTO as the Medical Officer for Innovation. In her role she develops and executes the ONC Innovation Strategy, and is a core team member of the Blue Button Initiative. She has worked extensively as an advisor and consultant to digital health startups, mentors physicians considering the leap to entrepreneurship, researches patient preferences within novel delivery models enabled by IT, and previously Founded and served as President of the international not for profit SpanAfrica. Rebecca completed her medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco.

Session: Scaling Up Innovation: Creating a Formal Pathway from Innovation to Clinical Partnership


Ryan HowardRyan Howard, Founder, Practice Fusion
In 2005, Ryan Howard founded Practice Fusion to help solve the serious issues he saw in health IT. Leaving behind a successful career in technology, he used his background in Software-as-a-Service and health IT integration to create an Electronic Health Record (EHR) that would go on to revolutionize US healthcare, with the help of a team of experts who understood his vision. Since Practice Fusion’s early days in a Starbucks in San Francisco, when Ryan had to sell his house and his BMW to support the company, it has become the fastest growing EHR community in the country. Its free, web-based platform appeals to doctors who can’t afford $50,000+ legacy systems, and has attracted the backing of prominent such as Founders Fund and Artis Capital Management. Ryan Howard continues to lead Practice Fusion as CEO and Chairman, exemplifying a new breed of health IT leaders revolutionizing healthcare from the doctor’s office up.

Session: The Next Generation Electronic Health Records (EHRs)


joshstevens2Josh Stevens, CEO, Keas
As CEO of Keas, Josh is responsible for driving customer demand, product engagement, and B2C and B2B monetization of the company’s offerings. With 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, Josh is a recognized leader in driving topline and valuation growth for public and private companies. Prior to joining Keas, Josh was responsible for driving top line growth at YouSendIt, the market leader in B2B cloud collaboration. While at YouSendIt, Josh was responsible for building the team responsible for driving and accelerating growth above and beyond organic viral growth of the core file sharing business. Josh is an advisor to several Silicon Valley start-ups who seek to accelerate top-line growth and develop scalable sales and marketing capabilities.

Session: Healthy Employees = Smart Patients


kim-tyrrell-knottKim Tyrrell-Knott, Partner, Epstein Becker & Green
Kim Tyrrell-Knott is a Partner at Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s San Diego office. She has nearly 15 years experience in health care and technology and regularly advises companies on regulatory and commercialization matters with novel technologies. She also has significant experience in developing and implementing comprehensive compliance programs addressing on a broad range of health care regulatory issues. Ms. Tyrrell-Knott also serves a general counsel to the mHealth Regulatory Coalition and the Clinical Decision Support Coalitions. Ms. Tyrrell-Knott has extensive experience negotiating clinical research agreements, managing privacy and regulatory product reviews, and advising on advertising and promotional activities. Ms. Tyrrell-Knott was formerly Associate General Counsel of GE Healthcare IT.

Session: When is a Mobile Phone a Medical Device? Washington Wants to Know.

Stay tuned for our next batch of speakers. Register today for HealthBeat 2013. Seats are limited!

Thanks to AARP, ArchPoint Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Venrock, and Voalte 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!