Everything You Need to Know About the 2016 Prime Health Innovation Summit

Are you considering attending the 2016 Prime Health Innovation Summit, but aren’t quite sure what to expect? Read on to learn why you don’t want to miss this hallmark event!


What is the goal of the 2016 Prime Health Innovation Summit?

This year’s summit will provide a forum for participants from digital health ecosystems around the nation to share ideas and discuss best practices in integrating health innovation. We’re bringing nationally recognized leaders like Joe Sowell, the Vice President of Corporate Development and Innovation Strategy at HCA, and Gary Loveman, the Executive Vice President at Anthem and the President of Healthagen, together with members of the digital health ecosystem to explore the integration of health innovations and their potential impact on the healthcare experience.

Achieving interoperability, providing quality care with good outcomes, ensuring patient and provider satisfaction, and managing chronic diseases are all top concerns for the healthcare system, which is why we’ve created a series of collaborative discussions that will address each of these concerns at the summit. While these discussions will be led by experts in the fields of healthcare and innovation, summit attendees will be able to participate as well, ensuring that everyone who is passionate about re-imagining healthcare is heard.

At Prime Health, we believe that the more we share with one another, the more we learn, the more we spark creativity, and the more we inspire the development of much-needed enhancements to our healthcare system. If you feel the same way, register for the 2016 Prime Health Innovation Summit today, and join the conversation on health innovation.


What are the benefits of attending the 2016 Prime Health Innovation Summit?

By attending the 2016 Prime Health Innovation Summit, you’ll be able to take part in collaborative discussions on relevant topics with thought leaders from across the nation. Interested in learning what kinds of innovation the healthcare system needs most? Ashley Simmons, the Director of Innovation at the Florida Hospital System, will be leading a conversation on this topic alongside Joe Sammen of the Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved and several others. Want to know more about building digital health care models? Adam Brickman of Omada Health, Matt Sopich of MyStrength, and many more will be holding a discussion on this topic that will be open to all participants. (Read the full agenda here.)

For newcomers to digital health, the keynote speeches and collaborative discussions at the 2016 Prime Health Innovation Summit will provide a solid understanding of how new technologies are transforming healthcare. Veterans to the field of health innovation will gain a deeper sense of the healthcare system’s current needs and how innovators are trying to meet those needs. And if you’re a digital health entrepreneur, you’ll have the opportunity to showcase your company at the summit’s expo, which is being held to give executives, clinicians, and investors the chance to learn more about the latest in health innovation.

During the 2016 Summit, we’ll also be sharing the initiatives that we’ve developed to streamline the adoption of digital health technology. We’ll be offering a public demonstration of Prime Health Qualify, a first-of-its-kind tool that will allow digital health companies to gain traction in the healthcare system by helping them demonstrate clinical efficacy. Prime Health Collaborate, an online collaborative platform built in partnership with Salesforce, will also be demoed at the summit to encourage members of other regional ecosystems to join our community of digital health innovators.

And we’ll be announcing the dates for our 2016 Digital Health Challenge!


Join the Health Innovation Movement

As an attendee of the 2016 Prime Health Innovation Summit, you’ll be able to engage in relevant discussions with thought leaders from major organizations like Google, MGMA, and Kaiser Permanente, ensuring that your voice is heard in the national conversation on digital health innovation. Register today to attend the summit, and join hundreds of digital health entrepreneurs, healthcare executives, clinicians, investors, and more in deciding the future of innovation in healthcare.


Interested in volunteering for the 2016 Prime Health Innovation Summit? Sign up here to become a summit volunteer.

2016 Prime Health Innovation Summit & Expo – May 16 & 17 AGENDA

Integrating Health Innovation: Connecting the Dots & Building Best Practices

May 16 – 17, 2016 // 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. // Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO

Over 50 national health innovation thought leaders ready to discuss with attendees the greatest health innovation needs and best practices in integrating innovation into care models, patient satisfaction/engagement, enhancing value and interoperability. Tickets at Eventbrite

Monday, May 16th, Open Summit 

7:00 – 7:55 a.m. Registration & Networking

8:00 – 8:15 a.m. Welcome and Remarks: Jeffrey Nathanson, CEO, Prime Health

FORMAT: Every session is a discussion with an audience in the round outside the main table for further discussion

8:15 – 10:00 a.m. Morning Keynote/Roundtable Discussion – Introduction by Jake Rishavy, Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, DSEDP

8:15 – 8:45 a.m. Keynote: Uri Neren, CEO, Innovators International

8:45 – 10:00 a.m. Roundtable: The Market pain, our greatest needs for innovation

Moderator: Kay Cowling, Cowling Advisory Services

  • Amy Latham, Vice President of Philanthropy, Colorado Health Foundation
  • Ashley Simmons, Director of Innovation Development, Florida Hospital
  • Joe Sammen, Executive Director, Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved
  • Katie Richardson, MD, Director of Physician Experience, Colorado Permanente Medical Group
  • Matt Guy, Executive Director, Pueblo Triple Aim Coalition
  • Matt Hinchey, Founder, Mercer Health Innovation LABS, Mercer

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Networking Break & Health Innovation Expo (day-long Expo)

10:30 a.m. – Noon Breakout Roundtables / Morning Tracks (4)

1) Building Care Models with Digital Health

  • Adam Brickman, Director Strategic Communications & Public Policy, Omada Health
  • Chris Khoury, Vice President, Environmental Analytics, American Medical Association
  • Jane Chiang, Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs, American Diabetes Association
  • Jayla Sanchez, Director, Area Agency on Aging
  • Matt Sopcich, President & Co-Founder, myStrength, Inc.
  • Richard Zane, Executive Director, Emergency Services, UC Denver

2) Patient Satisfaction/Engagement

Moderator: Margaret McGuckin, Principal, M. McGuckin Group

  • Brian Garcia, Senior Vice President, CPO/CTO, Welltok
  • Kevin Riddleberger, Chief Strategy Officer, Dispatch Health
  • Michael Dermer, President and CEO, The Dermer Group
  • Patrick Spear, CEO, Global Market Development Center
  • Tony Gorski, CEO, MyRounding
  • Yaniv Kanfi, President, iTriage/WellMatch

3) Quality=Value=Outcomes/cost

Moderator: Jim Greiner, Business Advisor, Consultant

  • Dick Thompson, Executive Director & CEO, Quality Health Network
  • Jay Want, MD, Chief Medical Officer, CIVHC
  • Joe Piper, Managing Director, Point B Capital
  • Kurt Brenkus, Founder and CEO, Aver Informatics
  • Tracey Campbell, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, CIVHC

4) Interoperability

Moderator: Sumanth Channabasappa, Co-Founder & CTO, eyeBot, LLC

  • Carm Huntress, CEO, RxRevu
  • David Kibbe, President and CEO, Direct Trust
  • Ed Cantwell, Executive Director, Center for Medical Interoperability
  • Frank Ricotta, Managing Partner, BurstIQ
  • Heidi Dohse, Google
  • Sean Kennedy, Healthcare & Life Sciences Solution Architect, Salesforce Health Cloud
  • Stephen Konya, Senior Innovation Strategist, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) (tentative)

Noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch & Keynote Speaker – Innovating and Integrating Health

  • Gary Loveman, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Consumer Health & Services, Aetna, and President, Healthagen/Aetna Consumer Services
  • Christi Zuber, Founder, Innovation Consultancy, Kaiser Permanente

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Networking Break & Health Innovation Expo

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Breakout Roundtables / Afternoon Tracks (continuation of morning sessions)

1) Building Care Models with Digital Health

  • Fiji Goss, MD, CU Anschutz Medical Center
  • Jody Holtzman, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Strategy and Innovation, AARP
  • Peter Kung, System Vice President, Virtual Health, SCL Health
  • Steve Adams, CEO, Leo Technologies
  • Vic Ahmed, Co-Founder & Chairman, Kidz Fit Tech, Innovation Pavilion

2) Patient Satisfaction
3) Quality
4) Interoperability

3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Networking Break & Health Innovation Expo

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Afternoon Keynote Roundtable – Healthcare Innovation

Moderator: Mike Biselli, President, Catalyst HTI

  • Derek Baird, Vice President, Growth, AVIA
  • Halee Fischer-Wright, MD, President and CEO, MGMA
  • Joe Sowell, Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer, HCA
  • Peter Kung, System Vice President, Virtual Health, SCL Health
  • Renae Pemberton, ACO Program Director, Centura

5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Welcome/Networking Reception


Tuesday, May 17th, Invitation Only: Speed Dating & Executive Roundtables

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Registration & Networking

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Remarks

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Morning Keynote

9:30 – 12:00 p.m. Presentations/ Roundtable Discussions

Noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Executive Roundtable Discussions – Building Innovation Ecosystems

  • Katya Hancock, Director of Strategic Partnerships, StartUp Health (New York, NY)
  • Mike Biselli, President, Catalyst HTI, (Denver, CO)
  • Mike Freeman, CEO, Innosphere (Fort Collins, CO)
  • Tom Base, Managing Director, Boomtown (Boulder, CO)
  • Tom Higley, CEO, 10.10.10 (Denver, CO)
  • Toma Bedolla, Co-Founder & CEO, House of Genius (Denver, CO)
  • Steve Collens, CEO, MATTER (Chicago, IL)
  • Vic Ahmed, Co-Founder & Chairman, Innovation Pavillion (Centennial, CO)

Speed Dating Schedule

Qualified, vetted and curated digital health companies from participating ecosystems and purchasers from healthcare organizations will gather for 15 minute speed dating segments to meet, greet and get to know one another for potential future discussions.

8:30 – 10:05 a.m. Speed Dating Sessions

10:05 – 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 – 12:05 p.m. Speed Dating Sessions

12:05 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Speed Dating Sessions

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. VIP Reception


In partnership with Aetna, iTriage, Colorado Health Foundation, Ernst & Young, Kaiser Permanente, ViaWest

Aneesh Chopra on Using FHIR to Become the Nation’s Top Digital Health Ecosystem – By John Michael Oró

Former United States CTO Aneesh Chopra recently spoke with members of the Colorado digital health ecosystem about FHIR.

Last Thursday Aneesh Chopra, the former CTO of the United States and current CEO of Hunch Analytics, spoke with members of Prime Health about how Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) could help make Colorado the number one digital health cluster in the nation. The discussion was held at the Anschutz Medical Campus and featured representatives from CORHIO, Kaiser Permanente, and Centura Health.

“If the Colorado digital health ecosystem were integrated through FHIR,” Prime Health’s CEO Jeffrey Nathanson said during his opening remarks, “it could become the nation’s top digital health ecosystem by allowing for the interconnection of the different electronic medical records present in the state.”

The event was co-hosted by RxRevu, a Colorado digital health company that had been among the first to adopt the FHIR standard. Led by Mr. Chopra, most of the discussion attempted to answer the question, “How can adoption of the FHIR standard enhance the collaboration and innovation that’s occurring in Colorado?”

According to Mr. Chopra, FHIR offered healthcare providers “the necessary data structure for population health,” which – when matched with a management culture that respected startups and a research and development budget that enabled clinical staff to pursue innovative ideas – would allow providers to play a leading role in the current digital transformation of healthcare.

“This is a very important year to get as many of the building blocks in place as possible,” he explained.

FHIR, a set of data standards created by HL7 to streamline the exchange of electronic healthcare information, presented providers with an opportunity to use “APIs to build bridges across systems and improve patient access to their records,” which would in turn empower consumers to play a more active role in their healthcare.

“The best path to interoperability is an app in the patient’s hands,” Mr. Chopra told the members of Prime Health. “I should be able to connect a designated application with my medical record with the same ease with which I connect my Apple TV with my Netflix account.”

Carm Huntress, the CEO of RxRevu, elaborated on Mr. Chopra’s comments by discussing Clinical Decision Support Hooks, or CDS Hooks, which allowed third-party applications like RxRevu to integrate with EHRs. According to Huntress, interoperability measures like FHIR and CDS Hooks would play a crucial role in the shift to value-based care.

“If you want to create a value-based healthcare system, this can’t happen unless you make the transition to interoperability,” he explained. “If we’re all living in our own little data siloes, nothing is going to change.”

The second half of the event featured an open discussion between members of the audience and Mr. Chopra. The Former United States CTO fielded questions about FHIR and encouraged his audience to join the Argonaut Project, a collaborative endeavor between EHR vendors and healthcare providers intended to refine the FHIR standard.

According to Mr. Chopra, the willingness to collaborate of the Colorado digital health ecosystem positioned it to become a national leader in interoperability. But whether Colorado actually assumed that leadership role depended in large part on the members of its ecosystem embracing FHIR.

“Consider whether you want to be the community that sits this one out,” he told the audience in closing, “or the community that engages.”