Prime Health Innovation Summit 2019

Prime Health Innovation Summit 2019

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Prime Health is teaming up with the Governor’s Office of eHealth Innovation to make an impact and improve healthcare in Colorado.

Join Colorado’s health innovation ecosystem—policy makers, healthcare delivery systems, payers, providers, entrepreneurs and investors—as we discuss key priorities of the Colorado Health IT Roadmap and the role of entrepreneurs in reaching this goal.

The Summit will include panels and presentations on issues ranging from care coordination, broadband access, data sharing, and patient engagement from a variety of perspectives to drive alignment between the healthcare innovation community and the State of Colorado.

This year, for the first time, we are also featuring an all-virtual rural health innovation pre-conference.

Join us for this critical opportunity to shape Colorado’s future!

Monday, May 6
In-Person Event: Catalyst HTI, 3513 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216

8:30 – 1pm:
Rural Health Innovation Webinar Series, Hosted at Catalyst HTI and Fully Available Online
9:00 – 9:15 am:
Opening Remarks. Rachel Dixon, Executive Director, Prime Health *
9:15 – 9:45 am:
Morning Keynote: The State of Rural Health in Colorado. Michelle Mills, CEO, Colorado Rural Health Center *
9:45 – 10 am:
10 – 10:30 am:

Rural Health & Internet. Brian Hollister, CEO, Bonfire Engineering and Consulting *

Broadband access, options and solutions, progress that’s happened, what’s next. Includes examples of success and what’s working around the state.

10:30 – 11 am:
Success Stories from the Field: Stephen Day, Director of IT, Western Health Alliance *
11 – 11:45 am:
Show Me the Money – Opportunities for Rural Communities. Nisha Patel, Senior Advisor & Associate Director, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), Human Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) *
11:45 am – 12 pm:
12 – 12:30 pm:
Success Stories from the Field: Michael Archuleta, Chief Information Officer, Mt. San Rafael Hospital, Bridge Care Health Network *
12:30 – 1 pm:

Entrepreneurial Opportunities and Rural Innovation: Andrew Richards, Co-Founder, Amend.Health *

2 – 5pm:

Catalyst Hub Crawl / Meet & Greet Opportunity with Federal and State Leadership

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to be a part of the first-ever Catalyst “Hub Crawl”! Various Catalyst tenants, like Redox,, and Care on Location, will be hosting interactive roundtable discussions on hot topics like open API’s, data interoperability, artificial intelligence, social determinants of health, telemedicine, and more. They will be joined by key leaders from HHS, FDA, NIH, CMMI, and more.

Sign up here:

Tuesday, May 7
In-Person Event: Infinity Park Event Center, 4400 E Kentucky Ave, Glendale, CO 80246

7:30 – 8 am:

Registration and Networking Breakfast

8 – 9 am:

Welcoming Remarks featuring Morning Keynote, Ed Simcox, HHS *

  • Ed Simcox, CTO/CIO of Department of Health and Human Services, Topic: Innovation from a Federal lens
  • Rachel Meyer, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, American Society of Nephrology, Topic: The KidneyX Challenge to fund innovation in dialysis treatment
  • Carrie Paykoç, Interim Director, Office of eHealth Innovation. Topic: OeHI in 2019 and Colorado’s Health IT Roadmap
  • Rachel Dixon, Executive Director, Prime Health. Topic: Colorado’s Innovation Ecosystem
9 – 9:45 am:

National Innovation Initiatives: Opportunities for Entrepreneurs *

  • Lisa Bari, Health IT and Interoperability Lead, Center for Medicaid and Medicare Innovation
  • Murray Sheldon, Associate Director for Technology and Innovation, Food and Drug Administration
  • Augie Diana, Health Scientist Administrator, National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Paula Braun, Entrepreneur in Residence, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Moderated by Stephen Konya, Senior Innovation Strategist, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT
9:45 – 10:15 am:

Networking Break

10:15 – 11:15 am:

Enhancing the Health Care Ecosystem: How collaborations between payers, venture capitalists, physician groups, and entrepreneurs are helping improve health outcomes and lower the cost of care *

  • Marc Neely, CEO, UnitedHealthcare, Colorado/Wyoming Region
  • Kevin Riddleberger, Co-Founder and CFO, Dispatch Health
  • Ruth Benton, CEO, New West Physicians
  • Sarah London, Senior Principal, Optum Ventures
  • Moderated by Mike Biselli, President, Catalyst HTI
11:15 – 11:45 am:

Tackling the Opioid Epidemic through Innovation *

  • Rob Valuck, Founder, OpiSafe
  • Camille Harding, LPC, Division Director, Community Behavioral Health
11:45 am – 12:15 pm:
Strategies for Success: Implementing Innovation Using Design Thinking and Change Management *
  • Mike Dean, Director, Kaiser Permanente Innovation Lab
  • Jennifer Simpson, CEO, Integrated Work
11:15 am – 12:15 pm:
Breakout Session – Emerging Innovators: An Interactive Discussion. Student-focused session sponsored by MSU with graduate student and academia speakers (space is Limited)
12:15 – 1:15 pm:

    Networking Lunch

1:15 – 1:30 pm:
Afternoon Keynote, Lt. Governor of Colorado, Dianne Primavera and “The Office of Saving People Money on Health Care” *
1:30 – 2:45 pm:
Colorado Leading the Nation: A Conversation with the State’s Top Brass on Health Care and Where We’re Headed *
  • Elisabeth Arenales, Chief Health Care Policy Advisor, Governor Polis’ Administration
  • Kim Bimestefer, Executive Director, Health Care Policy and Financing
  • Carrie Paykoc, Executive Director, Office of eHealth Innovation
  • Jill Hunsaker Ryan, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • Moderated by Elizabeth Baskett, Principal, Baskett LLC, and Prime Health Board Member
2:45 – 3 pm:
Networking Break
3 – 4 pm:
A Candid Discussion on Innovation Killers (and how to survive them) *
  • Stephen Konya, Senior Innovation Strategist, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT
  • Dr. Wes Williams, Chief Information Officer and Vice President, Mental Health Center of Denver
  • Dr. Richard Zane, Founder, University of Colorado CARE Innovation Center
  • Blake Marggraff, Chief Executive Officer, Epharmix
  • Moderated by Rachel Dixon, Executive Director, Prime Health
4 pm:
Closing Remarks by Niko Skievaski, President and Co-Founder, Redox Engine *
5:30 pm:
Networking Happy Hour / Taco & Margarita Party sponsored by Redox

Registration available online here

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