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2019 Prime Health Innovation Summit

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Infinity Park Event Center

4400 E Kentucky Ave

Glendale, CO 80246

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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 these goals.


Monday, May 6

8:30 am - 1pm | Rural Health Innovation Webinar Series, Hosted at Catalyst HTI and Fully Available Online

9:00-9:15 - Opening remarks. Rachel Dixon, Executive Director, Prime Health

9:15 - 9:30 – Morning Keynote: The State of Rural Health in Colorado. Michelle Mills, CEO, Colorado Rural Health Center

9:45 - 10:00 - Break

10:00 – 10:30 Rural Health & Technology – barriers and opportunities. Broadband access, options and solutions, progress that’s happened, what’s next. Includes examples of success and what’s working around the state. Brian Hollister, CEO, Bonfire Engineering and Consulting

10:30 – 11:00 – Success Stories from the Field: Stephen Day, Director of IT, Western Health Alliance

11:00 – 11:45 – Show Me the Money – opportunities for rural communities. Micah Jones, Health IT Coordinator, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing

11:45 – 12:00 – Break

12:00 – 12:30 Success Stories from the Field: Michael Archuleta, Chief Information Officer, Mt. San Rafael Hospital, Bridge Care Health Network

12:30 – 1:00 Entrepreneurial Opportunities and Rural Innovation: Andrew Richards, Co-Founder, Amend.Health

2 - 5pm | Catalyst Hub Crawl

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to be a part of the first-ever Catalyst "Hub Crawl"! Various Catalyst tenants, like Redox, access.mobile, 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.

Tuesday, May 7 In-person event at Infinity Park Event Center, (bolded events also hosted virtually)

7:30 - 8 am Registration and Networking Breakfast

8 - 9 am Welcoming Remarks

  • Ed Simcox, CTO/CIO of United States 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 and Public-Private Partnerships

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, Division Director, Colorado Office of Behavioral Health for provider organizations

11:45 am - 12:15 pm Strategies for Success: Implementing Innovation Using Design Thinking and Change Management

  • Co-presentation by Kaiser Permanente’s National Innovation Team sharing their best practices for design thinking around optimized care delivery and Integrated Works, a national clinical innovation group specializing in change management

11:15 am - 12:15 pm Breakout Sessions

  • Breakout 1: Emerging Innovators: An Interactive Discussion (student-focused session) Sponsored by MSU with graduate student and academia speakers (space is limited)
  • Breakout 2: Smart Cities and the Quadruple Aim: An Interactive Discussion with Jake Rishavy, VP of Innovation for Denver South Economic Development (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

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, U.S. 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

4 pm Closing Remarks by Niko Skievaski, President and Co-Founder, Redox Engine

After Closing Remarks - 5:30 pm Networking Happy Hour/Taco and Margarita Party sponsored by Redox

*This agenda is subject to change.

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