Digital health is a red hot area for investors. In 2016, over $13 billion was invested in digital health startups. Like the Space Needle, “digital health” always seems modern. But in the US, the digitization of the health sector has been underway for decades. In January, Lisa Suennen predicted that “we will soon see an end to the term “digital health” because “pretty much everything is digitizing and yet we don’t call it digital banking or digital transportation or digital aviation”. I believe the term is going to be around for quite some time because it taps into irreversible trends that touch each of us in our daily lives, not just when we need medical help.
The May 11, 2017 Seattle Health Innovation Forum will feature a panel discussion including these digital health leaders:
- Mark Rivera – Sr Software Lead – Microsoft Health
- Steve Wimmer – Sr Director, Strategy and Innovation – Providence Health Services
- Swatee Surve – CEO – Litesprite Behavioral Health
The moderator is Jeff Pasek, a consultant with many years in this field. The forum will be held at the Cambia Grove, with light refreshments from 5:30-7:30. It’s $12 and includes plenty of networking time with others interested in digital health innovation. To register and more details about the event see this link.
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