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2021 Agenda Themes

Across many topics in 100+ sessions, you’ll learn where disruptions to incumbent models, roles and technologies are reshaping the entire spectrum of health. Whether rewiring care infrastructures, recreating care journeys or re-imaging community and consumer-centric health, our discussions and debates will draw you in and drive you forward.

The Health Data Rush

The health data gold rush is on! Both legacy players and new entrants are quickly ascending on the treasure trove of health data coming from a greater variety of sources. Will they strike gold and discover novel ways to improve care and reduce costs? And how will they be able to secure this valuable asset? Let’s dig into it!

Life Science’s Gamechangers

Not all roads lead to COVID. Throughout 2021 there have been incredible advancements in the fields of genomics, oncology, CRISPR, immunotherapies, just to name a few, that are catapulting us into a new era of science. Imagine a future where diseases are eradicated, results are immediate and accurate, and an early diagnosis is a standard of care. These scientific wizards are truly changing the game!

Welcome to Health’s House

In the midst of a global pandemic, industry lines were blurred and we quickly learned that when it comes to health, everyone needs a strategy. From unlikely companies with new health offerings to the creation of new Chief Health Officer roles to big tech players expanding their reach, the health industry has fully opened its doors to new guests. Now are there too many cooks in the kitchen, or is more truly merrier?

Money on Health's Mind

Breaking records like Tom Brady- health investors are unstoppable! Major IPOs are happening daily, new mergers are emerging and unique startups are popping up with novel solutions to niche problems. There has never been a better time to invest or work in health. Now, can someone explain SPACs please?

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Health

2021 promised to heal our political wounds and build back a better future with a new Administration, new health Advisors, new priorities and a new outlook on what is truly important. Have we laid the groundwork for a productive future for the regulations and policies affecting the health industry? Oh, how the political scales have shifted!

Care Models 2.021

Care delivery models are due for an upgrade! From primary care to chronic condition management to acute care settings, we are growing tech-enabled services, moving more care into the home, expanding wellness initiatives and pushing further into value-based care. These innovative models promise to increase access, reduce friction and improve the overall patient experience. Sign us up for an upgrade!

Pharmacy's Bright Future

Patients visit their pharmacy on average 35 times a year, opening up the possibility for the pharmacy to become the central player in patient care. But turning this possibility into a reality will take more than just statistics. How is the health system shifting to open up more avenues for pharmacists to directly deliver care? Hear from new entrants, large retailers and fully-virtual players on how pharmacy's future potential has yet to be realized.

Scaling Up Supply Chain

The supply chain is having its day in the sun! Often overlooked as a major component of effective care delivery, we are now paying attention to the intricacies, tech, collaboration and innovation needed to ensure a consistent and safe supply of crucial medicines, devices, equipment and tools. Leaders in the space are getting faster, more efficient and more digital to scale up our health supply chain.

The Drug Development Revolution

Welcome to the age of bioscience! The remarkable scientific achievements of developing the COVID vaccines in record time propelled us into a new era of drug development. The old way of going through R&D and clinical trial phases has been completely flipped on its head, posing the question- what breakthroughs lie ahead and what new methods will get us there?

Health's Consumer Playbook

We want it all and we want it now! Health consumers are no longer willing to blindly pay for medications, trust a first opinion or inconvenience themselves to meet their growing health needs. Health leaders have gone back to the tapes of successful consumer strategies to create a new playbook of consumer-centric care. How will the industry shift to make sure consumer expectations are not just met, but exceeded?

Health for the Greater Good

As Lloyd Dean stated at HLTH 2020- "Healthcare is a right, not a luxury". Yet still so many are uninsured, under-cared for, under-represented and underwhelmed in our current health system. How can we close the care gaps made worse by the pandemic and remove the social and economic barriers to accessing the best care possible?

Health's Tech-tonic Shift

Health tech has had a truly transformational year- shifting nearly every piece of the care delivery continuum towards a more digital, patient-first approach. As tech becomes even more so an extension of ourselves and the number of health applications continue to rise, how can we ensure that the tech we are integrating into our lives is actually making a positive difference?

Assessing and Addressing Mental Health

Virtual Care Boom or Bust

Virtual care and digital health solutions are booming - bridging gaps in care delivery models to treat more patients, more conveniently and more affordably. So let’s take it up a notch! Will telehealth be more deeply integrated into RPM? Can predictive analytics and AI/ML capabilities grow further? Will robotics and virtual clinical assistants step in where humans can not? Health leaders are taking virtual care as far as it can go!