7 Can't-Miss Sessions at HLTH 2022 in Las Vegas

We are less than one month away from the biggest healthcare innovation event of the year for telehealth companies, HLTH 2022 in Las Vegas. With over 100 sessions from 300+ speakers across eight stages, the conference agenda is packed to the brim with thought-provoking sessions you won’t want to miss.

Industry leaders from across the healthcare ecosystem, including executives from Walgreens, Optum, Amazon, Kaiser Permanente, and more, will come together in one place to answer the question: what does the future of healthcare hold?

Session topics range from the rise of hybrid healthcare to solving the provider burnout crisis, creating a more equitable healthcare landscape, and the role that healthcare startups and their founders have to play in driving meaningful change across healthcare.

With all these innovators under one roof, it's tough to decide which sessions to attend. That's why we’ve put together our list of the top seven “can’t-miss” sessions at HLTH.

We can’t wait to see you there! Connect with Wheel at HLTH 2022 November 13-16th.

Top 7 HLTH 2022 Conference Events

The Spectrum of Primary Care Colors

Sunday, Nov 13, 2022 | 2:40pm | The Disco Stage

What is the future of the primary care industry in the era of online convenience? How can we reach patients who rely on urgent care rather than a primary care physician?

This session, moderated by Alyssa Jaffee of 7wireVentures, features executives from CVS Health, Carbon Health, Optum, and Hint Health. Leaders will discuss how their companies are innovating to care for a patient population that no longer adheres to the primary care standards we’ve always known.

We’re looking forward to hearing how their companies are optimizing for patients who value convenience, ease of access, and quick response times for care. And we’re particularly excited to hear how recent market acquisitions (see CVS acquires Signify, Optumn 2022 acquisitions) will contribute to the future primary care strategies for these key players.

HLTH's 4 under 40

Sunday, Nov 13, 2022 | 3:30pm | The Garden Stage

The next session features our own Co-Founder and CEO Michelle Davey. Michelle is joining Andrew Parker, CEO at Papa; Carolyn Witte, CEO at Tia; and Ran Ma, CEO at Siren Care, for a conversation with young founders at the forefront of healthcare transformation.

The session, moderated by Antwan Williams of The Advancement League, will dig into how this generation of founders beat the odds to implement unique care solutions to solve some of healthcare’s greatest challenges: access to care, women’s health, senior loneliness, virtual care, and chronic disease. You won’t want to miss it.

Instacart Main Stage Session

Sunday, Nov 13, 2022 | 5:20pm | The Main Stage

Although the details of this session are TBD, this main stage session from Instacart’s Chief Executive Officer, Fidji Simo, is on the top of our list. Especially after the launch of Instacart Health last month.

Instacart’s new healthcare initiative is part of an emerging trend of private sector companies stepping up in innovative ways to support public sector companies at the intersection of food and health. We anticipate hearing more details on Instacart Health’s inaugural product launches, policy initiatives, and healthcare partnerships as well as Simo’s thoughts on the role that nutrition tech companies have to play in the future of healthcare.

Why Healthcare Needs Big Tech

Monday, Nov 14, 2022 | 9:00am | The Main Stage

Google Cloud has been making waves across the healthcare industry with the launch of their Healthcare Data Engine and, more recently, the launch of their medical imaging suite. While many have praised big tech for expediting healthcare’s digital transformation, others remain skeptical about tech companies moving too slowly or not understanding the industry’s complexities.

In this session, Google Cloud’s Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Kurian, and Axios Healthcare Editor, Tina Reed will dive deep into how big tech is working to solve healthcare’s data interoperability challenges and improve patient outcomes with tech innovation.

The Vertical Re-imagination of Health & Wellness

Monday, Nov 14, 2022 | 11:00am | The Garden Stage

As the digital health ecosystem matures, we’ve seen an explosion of specialized health and wellness companies gain traction in the market. Hinting at a future where we use different apps, memberships, platforms, etc to address each and every one of our healthcare needs - rather than a one-size-fits-all mega solution.

In this session, we’ll hear from executives at some of the largest specialized health companies speak on the benefits of these more personalized, community-oriented health and wellness solutions. Moderated by Kristi Ebong of Define Ventures, we’re looking forward to hearing from Amy Shecter, CEO of Ever/Body; Ashley Mills, Co-CEO of obé fitness; Liana Douillet Guzman, CEO of FOLX Health; and Michelle Carnahan, President of Thirty Madison.

Tapping into the Mind/Body Connection

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2022 | 11:50am | The Garden Stage

“If you can change your mind, you can change your life.” That mind/body connection is exactly what these four digital health companies are focusing on in order to provide users with personalized, data-driven solutions rooted in behavioral science.

This session will feature Amanda Rees, CEO of Bold; Carolyn Jasik, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Omada Health; Firdaus Bhathena, GM of Healthcare at Noom; and Joel Lieginger, Founder and CEO at Paceline. What each of these companies has in common is transformational health solutions rooted in behavioral science. We’re eager to hear how these innovators are continuing to inspire change in their populations through different incentives.

Federal and State Bureaucracy in Healthcare: Who Holds the Strings?

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2022 | 3:30pm | The Arena Stage

It’s no secret that navigating healthcare’s regulatory landscape is like finding your way through a labyrinth. From telehealth licensure to Medicaid expansion, reproductive rights, and home healthcare laws, it is tough to determine whether federal or state governments should be making the calls.

In this session, POLITICO’s Ben Leonard will be asking executives to remove political biases to answer the question: when it comes to state vs. federal parley, what is best for patients? Panelists include Aprim Mims, SVP of Public Policy at Hims and Hers; Krista Drobac, Partner at Sirona Strategies; and Quinn Shean, Strategic Advisor at Tusk Venture Partners.

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