A preview of MedCity INVEST 2022: A Return to Personal Conferences | MCU Times

A preview of MedCity INVEST 2022: A Return to Personal Conferences

MedCity News marks a return to personal conferences with INVEST 2022 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Chicago, scheduled for March 28-30. The conference, held in collaboration with the Mid-America Healthcare Investors Network (MHIN), brings together active investors with promising startups in the field of biopharmacy, diagnostics, medical devices, healthcare IT and healthcare services. It also brings together health executives to participate in health innovation talks across health technology, medtech and biopharma.

Participants must provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination and receive a negative PCR test within 72 hours of participating in INVEST 2022. Requirements are subject to change.

Here is a preview of the preliminary agenda and information on how different health stakeholders can participate.

Monday, March 28th

Virtual Care 2.0: Integrating personal and virtual care into a virtuous care cycle

The best virtual care models need to combine telehealth and personal care, but we are not there yet. What measurements can be created to determine which interactions should be virtual and which require a personal visit? Learn how care delivery can be transformed into a good cycle of technology-enhancing communication, remote patient monitoring and disease management with personalized visits only to those occasions that require it.

Consumer and patient experience: Stay patient-centered in healthcare with effective treatment coordination

Patient-centered care has long been talked about, and now we are taking small steps to engage patients effectively. This necessarily involves moving away from fragmented care to care that functions as a well-oiled machine with a great deal of empathy and communication with both patients and caregivers.

Pitch Perfect: Diagnostics 2.0

Convenience is the name of the game, especially after the pandemic when it comes to the world of diagnostics. Startups in this category develop either home tests (be it kits with results immediately available or kits that can be used to test at home and easily sent out) or point-of-care tests with results available shortly after.

Tuesday, March 29th

Pitch Perfect: Care Coordination and VBC

Healthcare systems and payers are increasingly interested in improving outcomes and patient satisfaction while reducing costs. Startups in this category use digital tools to address care delivery and coordination and clinical decision support with a goal of advancing the ultimate step to value-based care.

Virtual Care 2.0: Will Telepsychiatry Solve Our Mental Health Crisis?

Loneliness + political division + pandemic + economic insecurity + lack of access to specialists = a worsening mental health epidemic. Can telepsychiatry pave the way for better mental health care for both children and adults given the delays in getting ahead of psychiatrists today?

Value-based care and operational efficiency: How the hospital-at-home trend can move the needle on value-based care and operational efficiency

Economic pressures and the pandemic have accelerated the transition to providing home care. How do health systems tackle the move to the home, and what can they do with the physical assets

Trends in Health Investing: Are Investors Spending Too Much Too Fast?

Pre-money valuations have increased many times over. Unicorns are no longer a rare commodity. Mega rounds are common. Digital health sets investment records in the quarter. Are investors spending too much too fast, and how close are we to a correction?

Solving the health inequality problem: 3 factors that are key to improving health – data, interoperability and collaboration

We cannot improve what we cannot measure objectively. Information does not become insightful unless it is widely shared. Deep problems can not be solved with a go-it-alone attitude. Resolving health inequalities requires all of the above. Learn from a diverse panel of data experts, community organizations, and others how to tackle these entrenched problems.

Pitch Perfect: Remote patient monitoring and smart devices

The world of medical devices is being digitized to help patients and physicians manage their illnesses better, with even implantable devices connected via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Startups in this category are developing smart devices – whether portable or permanently implantable – with connectivity to apps and disease management platforms to help deal with chronic diseases or other episodic treatment.

Wednesday, March 30th

Health policy and the development of the ACA: A policy wish list

The Biden administration has taken steps towards extending the Affordable Care Act, but what’s on your police wish list? If you had a magic wand, what policies would you like to implement?

Big Tech and AI – the way forward: AI comes of age under Covid

Often dismissed as overhyped, matured artificial intelligence applications during the pandemic, as providers relied on conversational AI and other tools to triage patients and communicate with them during Covid’s peak. What is the experience of effective applications of artificial intelligence and the challenges that still exist in terms of training models on objective, diverse data?

Transformation of Life Sciences: How biopharma can be smart about jumping on the digital bandwagon

Biopharma’s come-to-Jesus moment in embracing health technology tools has happened during the pandemic. Learn how the industry uses tools across the biopharmaceutical continuum of drug development, clinical trials and even manufacturing and commercialization.

Pitch Perfect: PharmaTech

As digital transformation takes place across the board, Big Pharma seeks to go beyond the pill. Startups in this category use digital tools to help all aspects of the pharmaceutical industry, be it drug development, clinical trials, manufacturing, digital treatment, patient engagement and more.

If you are interested in being a part of INVEST, please review these options:

To apply to speak in one of the panels of the conference, click here.

To submit an application for the startup pitch competition Pitch Perfect, follow this link and select the track you would like to present.

To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, email advertising@medcitynews.com or download the 2022 media set here.

For general questions about the conference, contact Event Director Laura Kittredge at lkittredge@breakingmedia.com.

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