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October 16, 2020, 11:00 AM 05:00 PM ET

Moment of Truth: A Reckoning with Health Equity

The long-existing health disparities magnified during COVID, set over a landscape of conspicuous social injustice, tragically and undeniably illustrate one reality of US healthcare: on many measures, the system is failing its most vulnerable populations. This full-day event will look boldly at care inequities, including systemic racism in healthcare; dig into models for success and ask, “what will it take to create an equitable health future?” The agenda will address topics such as care access, prevention, product and service design, AI and the role of technology, precision medicine, equality in the healthcare workforce, community investment and the intersection of healthcare with public health and safety. 

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October 15, 2020, 10:00 AM 04:45 PM ET

Women at HLTH - Becoming a Champion for Women in Healthcare

Achieving gender parity in healthcare leadership will require employers, executive leaders, boards of directors and managers to unite as champions for women. Women at HLTH will deliver winning organizational and leadership strategies to cultivate women leaders from hiring to retiring, covering topics such as establishing an inclusive culture, integrating technology and getting the most out of diverse teams. Flipping the lens on women in healthcare, the agenda will also challenge the industry to do better for women as patients and caregivers, with a holistic evaluation of gender disparities in R&D, care delivery and outcomes as well as look at femtech, woman-centered care models and women as healthcare entrepreneurs. The agenda will close with an examination of societal bias and political empowerment.

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October 15, 2020, 10:00 AM 05:30 PM ET

Startup & Innovation Forum

The Startup & Innovation (S&I) Forum will feature market-leading innovators, top startups, and investors presenting market opportunities revealed during the pandemic, investment perspectives in key healthcare verticals, market-changing innovation initiatives and successful ‘pandemic pivots’. Also covered will be replicable approaches to innovation developed in adapting to the crisis, taking US and international markets into account.

On day 2 of the S&I Forum, take part in the Startup Showcases, featuring five-minute lightning presentations from best-in-class healthcare startups hosted by top accelerators and innovation leaders. Showcases will integrate a meeting platform to facilitate business development.

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October 15, 2020, 11:00 AM 03:00 PM ET

Patient Engagement Redefined

MedCity News’ ENGAGE is coming to HLTH VRTL in partnership with Savvy Cooperative and WEGO Health. The program will explore how the pandemic has transformed the patient experience and how the future of patient engagement must leverage inclusive design, ongoing patient touchpoints and digital technologies.

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October 14, 2020, 06:00 PM 07:30 PM ET

She Powers Health™ Awards

The second annual She Powers Health™ Awards, presented by Livongo, will take place the evening of Wednesday October 14th as part of the Women at HLTH program. She Powers Health™ recognizes women making a significant impact on health, empowering women in healthcare, and modeling diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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October 15, 2020

WEGO Health Awards

For the second year in a row, the WEGO Health Awards will take place at HLTH. Honoring patient advocates in 16 categories from Rookie to Lifetime Achievement, the WEGO award ceremony will take place in the evening after the patient experience program. With over 6,000 nominations and 130,000 nominee endorsements in 2019, this event is not to be missed! Nominations for the award are now open!