GeekWire Summit: Health Tech Track
Thanks to Health Tech stage sponsor Regence BlueShield for making this year’s Health Tech Stage possible on Oct. 8 at the GeekWire Summit. Also, thanks to video and slides sponsor Killer Visual Strategies for making this content accessible to all attendees.
The digital revolution hasn’t upended the multi-trillion dollar healthcare industry, at least not yet. But transformative technologies including artificial intelligence, the cloud, robotics and IoT could finally push the industry out of the pen-and-paper era, especially as well-funded tech giants such as Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Apple look to compete.
What will that mean for patients, caregivers, doctors and researchers?
This year’s Health Tech Track focused on these trends and the changing nature of healthcare and life sciences. See all the coverage from the 2019 GeekWire Summit here. Below are videos from all the sessions on the Regence BlueShield Health Tech Stage.
Fireside Chat: Chad Robins, CEO, Adaptive Biotechnologies
Adaptive Biotechnologies CEO Chad Robins, whose Seattle company completed one of the most spectacular IPOs of the year by raising $300 million in June, discusses the transformative technologies that may finally push the industry out of the pen-and-paper era in the Health Tech Track at the 2019 GeekWire Summit. Moderated by Luke Timmerman of The Timmerman Report. Video link here.
Power Talk: Gene Editing (CRISPR): Balancing Scientific Advances and Ethical Dilemmas
A look into the ethical dilemmas surrounding gene editing in a talk by Dr. Jennifer Adair, Assistant Member, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Video link here. Slides here.
Panel: Power to the Patient: Telemedicine, Digital Health and the Consumerization of Health Care
A panel discussion — featuring Sentinel Health CEO Nirav Shah, University of Washington computer science professor Shyam Gollakota and 98Point6 Medical Director Amanda Cuda — that explores telemedicine, digital health and the consumerization of healthcare. Moderated by GeekWire reporter James Thorne. Video link here.
Sponsored Lunch Talk: Laurent Rotival, SVP Strategic Health Solutions & Chief Information Officer, Regence: Liberating Consumer Data to Help Consumers and Drive Health Care Innovation
We envision a future where people’s health care experience is easy, personalized and seamless. Health data interoperability is key to making it easier for people to gain access to their personal health care data, share it and use it – wherever they are on their health and wellbeing journey. Laurent shares three trends that are putting us at a tipping point in health care, liberating consumer data and helping remove barriers through innovation. Video link here. Slides here.
Sponsored Lunch Panel: Can You Fax It Over? Fighting Waste, Frustration and Caregiver Burnout in Healthcare Operations
Mike Nash, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Lumedic; Laura Yurdin, Principal, Laura Yurdin, LLC; Sara Vaezy, Chief Digital Strategy Officer, Providence St. Joseph Health. Video link here.
Panel: The Quest for Personalized Medicine
Panelists Kristine Ashcraft, CEO, YouScript; Amanda Enstrom, Chief Product Officer, Amplion; Leslie Alexandre, President and CEO, Life Sciences Washington. Video here.
Panel: Open Science: How Machine Learning and the Cloud are Transforming Healthcare
Panelists Matthew Trunnell, Vice President and Chief Data Officer, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Shannon McWeeney, Division Head, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology School of Medicine, OHSU; Lara Mangravite, President, Sage Bionetworks. Moderated by GeekWire Aerospace & Science Editor Alan Boyle. Video link here.
Panel: Venture Capital: Trends in Health Tech Investing
Panelists Corey Schmid, General Partner, Seven Peaks Ventures; Alice Chen, Vice President, Accelerator Corp.; Terry Myerson, Venture Partner, Madrona Venture Group. Video link here.