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Health Innovation Summit 2014

Rock Health

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

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.
Ended $600.00 $25.95
Summit Pass
Note that Summit Passes do not include the Innovation Tour.
Ended $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.
Ended $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


VIP Pass 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:


Summit Pass Registration At The W Hotel


From Molecules To Bits: Biotech's Latest Innovation 

  • 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 

Moderated by Dr. Paul YockFounding Co-Chair of Stanford's Department of Bioengineering

Paying Till It Hurts

  • Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal, Correspondent, New York Times

Future Of You: Living Better In A Connected Time

Health care, an industry hardly known for innovation, is finally getting a digital makeover. In ways never before possible, we can now become our own researchers, trainers, and medical advisers using our body, and brain, for personalized data collection. We'll see a sneak peak of an upcoming KQED television special, which includes a profile of Rock Health's work.

Andrea Kissack, Senior Science Editor, KQED


Reception: Health By Numbers

Our interactive cocktail reception explores the understood self. Doubling as an exhibition featuring the latest digital 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, Reuters


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
  • 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.

  • Dr. Cory Kidd, Founder & CEO, Catalia Health
  • Dr. Daniel Kraft, Medicine & Neuroscience Chair, Singularity University
  • 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 influential 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 Rock Health's highly popular funding reports.

  • James 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. Hear from these young innovators who are thinking outside the box and eager to make a dent in the healthcare universe.

  • Alejandro Foung, Co-Founder & CEO, ThriveOn 
  • Ryan Panchadsaram, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, The White House
  • Noor Siddiqui, Founder & CEO, Remedy 

Moderated by Malay Gandhi, Managing Director, Rock 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..

  • Ryan Hait-Campbell, Founder & CEO, MotionSavvy
  • Jessica Harthcock, Founder & CEO, Utilize Health
  • Jonathan Palley, Founder & CEO, Spire
  • Joanne Rohde, Founder & CEO, Axial Exchange 

More Disruption Please: Pitch Contest 
Pitch your startup idea, or vote on your favorite during this fast pitch session! Want to pitch? You can submit your ideas throughout the event near registration. Awards include:

  • Grand Prize: an invitation to athenahealth's exclusive MDP Conference (including lodging, food, and drink), plus a guaranteed spot in the conference pitch-off in front of key athena clients
  • Rock Health Prize: $500
  • People's Choice Award




Contact caitlyn@rockhealth.org to learn more about sponsorship opportunities


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