List of 10 reasons to attend NyeC’s Digital Health Conference 2012
The New York eHealth Collaborative’s October (15-16) Digital Health Conference is only two short weeks away and is on pace to completely fill to capacity. More than 700 health IT professionals will descend on New York’s Chelsea Piers to learn from and network with industry thought leaders and innovators who are shaping the future of healthcare through technology.
Here are 10 Reasons to Attend NyeC’s Digital Health Conference 2012:
1. The “Father of the U.S. health IT movement,” Dr. David Brailer and the enthralling Freakonomics co-author Stephen J. Dubner will keynote the event.
2. The unveiling of the inaugural class of the New York Digital Health Accelerator, a $4.2 million program, run by the New York eHealth Collaborative and the New York City Investment Fund for early-and growth-stage digital health companies.
3. NYeC’s Gala & Awards show hosted by CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo, honoring GE’s Chairman & CEO, Jeff Immelt and IBM’s Chairman Sam Palmisano.
4. A peer-driven educational program featuring 18 thought-provoking lectures, panels, and interactive presentations.
5. IBM’s Watson featuring IBM’s Chief Medical Scientist, Dr. Martin Kohn and Memorial Sloan Kettering’s VP & CIO Patricia Skarulis
6. The opportunity to network and increase your visibility with more than 700 senior-level health IT professionals.
7. Social Media Panel led by influential #HCSM personalities: Brian Ahier (@ahier), John Lynn (@techguy), Wen Dombrowski (@HealthcareWen), and Amy Dixon (@amyrnbsn).
8. Statewide Health Information Network of NY: HIE Strategy 2.0 led by NYeC Executive Director, Dave Whitlinger.
9. Health Tech Innovation & Funding panel, featuring StartUp Health’s Co-founder Steven Krein, Health 2.0’s SVP Jean-Luc Neptune, NY City Investment Fund’s CEO Maria Gotsch, Blueprint Health’s Founding Partner Brad Weinberg, and NYeC’s Anuj Desai.
10. All that New York and Chelsea have to offer: Take a stroll on the High Line, visit Chelsea’s art galleries, or taste a dish in one of the city’s unrivaled restaurants.
I am really looking forward to attending some of the breakout discussions, including the opportunity to meet and connect with leaders who are on the cutting edge of new technologies. That alone is enough reason to attend. If you’re looking to learn more about the growing digital health space, why not learn about it from the experts who are passionate about building and shaping it? It’s an event not to be missed. Don’t forget to grab your ticket, and hopefully, I’ll see you there.