Health Innovation Summit Recap

Andy Grove, founder of Intel, giving the morning keynote

Monday marked our second Health Innovation Summit and our first ever Health Innovation Tour. The event kicked off Monday when health investors, entrepreneurs, and corporates converged on our offices in Chinatown to register for one of 3 unique tracks to check out health innovation hubs. One highlight included a visit to OneMedical, where attendees got their questions answered by CEO Tom Lee AND check out one of OneMedical’s beautifully-designed clinics.

OneMedical’s swanky new offices

At Practice Fusion, participants heard from company leadership as well as incubated startups Ringadoc and 100Plus.  Other highlights included Keas, WeightWatchers, IDEO, MedHelp, and a breathtaking view from Aberdare Ventures.  Afterwards the three tour tracks reconnected at the W for drinks and schmoozing.

Tuesday kicked off with Silicon Valley legend Andy Grove outlining the critical challenges in healthcare and medical research.  He emphasized the importance of price transparency and translational research in improving our healthcare system.  Grove was followed by several panels addressing the redesign of healthcare delivery, the transformation of healthcare through software products, and the relevance and cross-over capacity of the Quantified Self movement, featuring insights from Srid Iyengar, CTO of AgaMatrix and Dr. Leslie Saxon, Director of the USC Center for Body Computing.

Thomas Goetz, editor of Wired Magazine, interviews Vinod Khosla

After the morning’s sessions, HiSum kicked off its speed dating sessions featuring fast convos with investors, clinicians, and corporates. Afternoon sessions began with the second keynote – Wired Executive Editor Thomas Goetz interviewing tech luminary Vinod Khosla.  We wrapped up the afternoon with a look at innovation coming out of academic with Atul Butte and Amy Lockwood of Stanford, and Carmen Puliafito of USC, an investigation on how design can play a roll in transforming healthcare with famed game designer Jane McGonigal and UCSF physician Dr. Aenor Sawyer interviewed by Phoot Camp founder Laura Brunow Miner, and finally with a look into angel investing with Esther Dyson and Dave McClure interviewed by David Shaywitz.

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