Healthcare technology is at a major turning point as doctors and hospitals look for ways to improve health outcomes while meeting cost constraints. According to an article in Fortune magazine, the top trends of 2015 observed so far are -digitization of tools, seamless care through e-records, putting a price on drug innovation, cutting out cost surprises, and patient empowerment through transparency in services.
Across the globe, governments, healthcare delivery systems, insurers, and consumers are engaged in a persistent tug-of-war between competing priorities and many organisations have already started predicting the trends for the year 2016. According to a PWC report, virtual health will become a valuable tool for primary care in coming year.
Industry events and conferences are the best places to discuss and prepare for the upcoming challenges and opportunities.
With ever changing industry perspectives and healthcare trends, these events keep you updated with the industry best-practices, and give you a chance to meet influencers who can help grow this sector. Apart from this, these events can be rewarding in terms of knowledgeable speakers and networking sessions for building your healthcare startup.
So here’s a list of the top ten healthcare technology events and conferences you can attend before this year ends:
#1 Forbes Healthcare Summit
This is a transformational meeting of 300 of the sector’s most powerful minds. In attendance: medical professionals and executives, researchers and venture capitalists, policymakers, philanthropists, and the leaders of tomorrow.
When: December 2-3, 2015
Where: Jazz at Lincoln Center, 3 Columbus Circle, New York
Registration: Request an invitation
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Think of TED, but applied to healthcare. A single session of TEDMED might include a Nobel Prize-winning researcher, a dance troupe, a health activist, a venture capitalist and a brilliant young medical student. The event strives to expand your thinking and take you beyond the practical realities of your job and inspire you. You can watch some of the previous year’s videos here.
When: November 18-20, 2015
Where: La Quinta Resort and Club, Palm Springs, California
Registration: Register here for $4,950/delegate
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#3 Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit
This event isn’t a showcase of gadgets. Leading stakeholders from hospitals, insurers, and critical regulatory bodies sit down with the technology industry’s top innovators, investors, and entrepreneurs to discuss how technology can unwrap the inefficiencies of the massive healthcare sector.
When: November 3, 2015
Where: 776 Boylston Street, Boston
Registration: Register for $1495/person
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#4 Exponential Medicine
This is an intensive cross-disciplinary 4-day program that brings together world-class faculty, innovators and organizations from across the biomedical and technology spectrum (from mobile health & 3D printing, to A.I., robotics, synthetic biology and beyond) to explore and leverage the convergence of fast moving technologies in the reinvention and future of health and medicine.
When: November 9-12, 2015
Where: Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego
Registration: 4-day pass for $4,500
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#5 Connected Health Symposium
This is a change-agent conference that promotes innovative thinking and the application of personal consumer health technologies to support new models of care delivery. With a focus on trends at the intersection of technology and new models of health care delivery, the Symposium convenes thought leaders in an effort to grow the rapidly-expanding connected health marketplace.
When: October 29 – 30, 2015
Where: Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston
Registration: Register here
General Attendee: $1,095
Partners HealthCare Employee – $595
Government/Not for Profit/Health Care Affiliate – $595
Student – $295
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#6 Health 2.0
After the Silicon Valley chapter in October first week, Health 2.0 is heading to Tokyo in November. In addition to their flagship event held in the Bay Area each Fall, they host events around the world including in Europe, Latin America and India, and new for 2015 Korea and Japan.
Health 2.0 is a worldwide series of conferences, code-a-thons, prize challenges, and more on new health technology. Both speakers and attendees will come together to tackle key issues facing the healthcare industry and discuss redesigning the healthcare landscape in Japan.
When: November 4 – 5, 2015
Where: Toranomon Hills Forum 1 Chome-23 Toranomon Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Registration: Register here for $525/person
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#7 Healthcare Internet Conference
It is the 19th year of this event and it provides an opportunity to analyze best practices on a range of issues and brings together healthcare leaders from a variety of disciplines to collaborate and learn. You can meet healthcare web strategists, marketers and IT professionals from across the nation at this event.
When: November 9-11, 2015
Where: Orlando, FL, The Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
Registration: Register for $1,095/person
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#8 mHealth Summit
The 2015 mHealth Summit is the premier conference and expo for exploring what is new in mobile, telehealth and connected health—from the impact on healthcare delivery, clinical care and patient/consumer engagement to new technologies, research, investment activities, policy and shifts in the business environment.
When: November 8-11, 2015
Where: The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Washington, DC
Registration: General rate of $795 for attendees who do not specifically fall under the Federal Government, Student or Lower/Middle Income Countries guidelines.
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#9 Healthcare Executive Roundtable
The roundtable discussion will happen around ‘Understanding Value in a Consumer-Oriented, Patient-Centric Era’. This event is an exclusive, intimate Roundtable Discussion which is bringing together the top thought-leaders, visionaries, and executives from the patient advocate, provider, payer, and pharmacy sectors to discuss and increase understanding of what patient-centric healthcare value means in the 21st century.
When: October 15, 2015
Where: 250 Hudson Street, New York, NY, USA 10013
Registration: Register for $295/person
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#10 AMIA 2015 Annual Symposium
The AMIA Symposium is the premier event to present and hear latest scientific discoveries, join your colleagues and peers in networking and fellowship, begin lasting collaboration and professional friendships, engage in spirited discussions and debates on controversial informatics topics, learn from others in your field, and connect to the mentors and leaders in informatics.
When: November 14 – 18, 2015
Where: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Fransisco
Registration: One-day pass starts at $405/person
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