Health Innovation Summit 2014

Rock Health

Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM - Friday, August 22, 2014 at 6:00 PM (PDT)

San Francisco, CA

Health Innovation Summit 2014

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird Summit Pass
Note that Summit Passes do not include the Innovation Tour. Prices subject to increase.
Aug 21, 2014 $600.00 $25.95
Summit Pass
Note that Summit Passes do not include the Innovation Tour.
Aug 21, 2014 $750.00 $30.45
VIP Pass
The VIP ticket includes regular ticket access PLUS exclusive access to the Innovation Tours and all-day access to the VIP Lounge.
Aug 21, 2014 $1,000.00 $37.95

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Rock Health's 4th Annual Health Innovation Summit brings together diverse minds from healthcare, technology, and beyond to wrestle with healthcare’s most challenging problems. This one-of-a-kind, high-energy event features prominent thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, providers, and other experts in raw and insightful conversations you won't hear anywhere else.


Thursday, August 21st


Registration at the W Hotel


Innovation Tours
VIP Pass holders will start their experience with an exclusive tour at two top digital health companies in San Francisco, lunch included. Tour combinations will feature:



  • Ian Clark, CEO, Genentech

Interviewed by Kara Swisher, Co-Executive Editor, Re/code

The Uberfication of Healthcare

Hop on a ride to the next generation of on-demand, mobile-enabled care. Hear from three founders reviving and reinventing the house call..

  • Dr. Sara Creighton, Founder & Dentist, Studio Dental
  • Adam Jackson, Founder & CEO, Doctor on Demand
  • Meghan Jewitt, Founding Team, Pager

Moderated by Jenny Gold, Correspondent, Kaiser Health News

Augmented Humanity

Harder, better, faster, stronger. From glucose-sensing contact lenses to robotic exoskeletons, we’re just beginning to see tools designed to extend our capabilities. Leap forward into the future of human body enhancement..

  • Dr. Cori Lathan, Co-Founder & CEO, AnthroTronix
  • Dr. Babak Parviz, Inventor of Google Glass and the Smart Contact Lens 
  • Dr. Paul Yock, Founding Co-Chair of Stanford's Department of Bioengineering
  • Chris Dancy, World's "Most Connected Man" 


Paying Till It Hurts

  • Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal, Correspondent, New York Times

Reception: Health By Numbers

Our interactive cocktail reception explores the understood self. Doubling as an exhibition featuring the latest digtial health technologies, this evening soirée will feature our favorite body-hacking gadgets. Personal health is more instrumented and data-driven than ever before. Come measure and map your own biometrics; ready, set, track!

Friday, August 22nd


99 Problems But Reimbursement Ain't One
So you’ve built the next great healthcare technology; now who’s going to pay? Get in on the secrets of reimbursement with experts who know how to make it happen.

  • Sean Duffy, Founder & CEO, Omada Health
  • Dr. Suzanne Sysko Clough, Founder & Chief Medical Officer, WellDoc
  • Trine Tsouderos, Director, PwC Health Research Institute 

Moderated by Christina Farr, Reporter, Retuers


Disrupting Regulated Industries
Entrepreneurs have long been tackling complex systems in the transportation, education, and finance sectors—leaving healthcare as the last man standing. Drawing parallels and lessons-learned from other industries, we'll examine the true systemic issues at hand.

  • Ann Christensen, President, Clayton Christensen Institute
  • Marina Gorbis, Executive Director, Institute For The Future
  • Quentin HardyDeputy Technology Editor, New York Times
  • Vivek WadhwaFellow, Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University
Moderated by Quentin HardyDeputy Technology Editor, New York Times

Paging Doctor Droid
Can a robot have empathy? Will a machine be your next surgeon? Learn how psychology and technology can be melded to engineer seamless human-robot interactions in healthcare.

  • Professor Maja Mataric, PhD Founding Director, USC Robotics and Autonomous Systems Center
  • Dr. Catherine Mohr, Director of Medical Research, Intuitive Surgical
Moderated by Andrea Kissack, Senior Editor, KQED

Lunch + Networking


Health Frontiers 

Learn how to tap into the $100B market, and meet others working in the enormous market of digital health products for an influenctial and important population: people 50 and over. Join us for an interactive workshop to discuss how to be successful in this important space.

  • Jeff Makowka, Senior Strategic Advisor, AARP
Money On My Mind: Digital Health Funding 
Digital Health funding is off the charts. This discussion with two of digital health's most prolific investors will be led by Teresa Wang, who creates highly Rock Health's popular funding reports.

  • Jim Rogers, Chair, Mayo Clinic Ventures
  • Teresa Wang, Strategy Manager, Rock Health
  • Jack Young, Director, Qualcomm Ventures

The New Guard

Don’t let their age fool you. Grant founded, built, and sold Audax Health to UnitedHealth all before the age of 25; and at age 19, Noor received $100K from a legendary Facebook investor to start Remedy. Hear from these young innovators who are thinking outside the box and eager to make a dent in the healthcare universe.

  • Noor Siddiqui, Founder & CEO, Remedy 
  • Grant Verstandig, Founder & CEO, Audax Health

Turning Lemons Into Lemonade
We've all got a story. Join us for a series of short talks by entrepreneurs who were so inspired (and frustrated) by their healthcare experiences that they jumped in to fix the system themselves..

  • Jessica Harthcock, Founder & CEO, Utilize Health
  • Jonathan Palley, Founder & CEO, Spire
  • Joanne Rohde, Founder & CEO, Axial Exchange 
  • Doug Ulman, President & CEO, LIVESTRONG





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