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JP Morgan Healthcare Investor Conference 2020

The “go-to” and granddaddy of ALL healthcare conferences

by Gregg A. Masters, MPH

It’s about time to start thinking about the ‘Woodstock’ of healthcare investor focused innovation conferences to be held in San Francisco, California in January of 2020.

For more information and context on what to expect checkout JP Morgan’s “Insights & Implications from the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference”.

More will be posted here once the JP Morgan portal is published, which we expect to be in the October or November timeline. It’s often a slow build on completing and publishing the program schedule.

One of the characteristics unlike any other conference I attend during the year is this is not just the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, it is literally a healthcare and life sciences innovation “love-fest” – that is if you believe “men in suits” (usually those wearing pinksocks, ie, the ‘real men wear pink types) are capable of letting go of their protective, risk averse due diligence tools and open up to the rich stream of informational insights afforded by our inner ‘knower‘ – the voice we occasionally hear but rarely listen to let alone or act upon.

One of the bigger and better attended events is the StartUp Health Festival which has become the gathering place for healthcare innovators and the ‘army of transformers‘ StartUp Health is fueling.

Some posts from last year’s conference:

#JPM19 Best Bets

37th JP Morgan Healthcare Investor Conference

Day One #JPM19

What I Didn’t See at @JPMorgan Healthcare Conference #JPM19

Finally, as a committed community steward, sharing for free and for fun via the social domain, we’ve again registered the ‘un-official#JPM20 hashtag with our friends as Symplur via the health hashtag project – the go-to registrar for healthcare related hashtags.

More shortly!


World Health Care Congress 2019

by Nick van Terheyden MD and Gregg Masters MPH

One ritual on the punch-list of many thought leaders (in both capital ‘P’ policy and operational theaters) and innovators in the healthcare transformational conversation is the work of Vidar Jorgenson, et al, producing and curating the World Health Care Congress annual gathering in our nation’s capital.

Health Innovation Media was on the ground with our #pinksocks pop-up studio in 2018. We live streamed our audio featuring top talent including former Chief Technology Officer of the United States under the Obama Administration and President, Care Journey Aneesh Chopra, then Assistant Medical Director and CMIO, Kaiser Permanente, Southern California John Mattison, MD and former Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Vice President of UPMC, now EVP and Chief Strategy Officer of Atrium Health Rasu Shrestha, MD, MBA.

Aneesh Chopra, President Care Journey

Audio from our live streaming of World Health Care Congress 2018 can be previewed on demand. Day one is here, and day two here.

This year our colleague Nick van Terheyden, MD aka ‘Dr. Nick‘, served up an agile version of our pop-studio and managed to tap top talent in the mix including: Craig Samitt, MD, MBA, President and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield, Minnesota, Martin Makary, MD, Professor of Surgery and Chief Islet Transplantation, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Robert Pearl, MD, former CEO of the Permanete Medical Group and author of ‘Mistreated: Why We Think We Are Getting Good Healthcare – And Why We’re Usually Wrong‘ and Former Secretary of the Veterans Administration, the honorable David Shulkin, MD.

I especially appreciate Dr. Samitt’s sober commentary on the apparent failure of industry wide innovation efforts to restrain the persistent appetite of our production driven healthcare economy, and it’s strain on the budgets of the American people including Federal, State and local governments. Dr. Samitt’s candor brings to mind a 2014 post on ACO Watch titled: ‘‘Eating Glass?’: A DaVita Healthcare Partners Hiccup or Impending Physician Integration Implosion?’ Take a look, in my biased opinion it’s worth the read.