Serial Entrepreneurs Behind Money20/20 and Shoptalk Secure $5M to launch HLTH, a Groundbreaking New Healthcare Event

With 50+ industry leaders already confirmed to speak, HLTH is set to bring together senior leaders from payers, providers, employers, technology, pharma and government for first time.

NEW YORK--()--Jonathan Weiner and Anil Aggarwal, founders of the world’s most important fintech (Money20/20) and commerce (Shoptalk) events and Venture Partners at Oak HC/FT, today announced the launch of HLTH, the first-of-its-kind event covering innovation in healthcare that is driving substantial reduction in costs and dramatic increase in quality. HLTH also announced that it has raised $5 million in venture capital funding to accelerate the development of the large-scale, industry-leading event. HLTH will be held on May 6-9, 2018 at the ARIA Las Vegas. More than 2,000 attendees are expected at the inaugural event.

The funding was led by Primary Venture Partners and Launch Capital along with other healthcare leaders and influencers from across the industry.

HLTH brings together all key industry stakeholders for the first time at one event, including established payers, providers, employers, pharma services, disruptive startups, prolific investors, representatives from government, analysts and media. It covers the technologies and trends that are fundamentally reshaping healthcare and provides an unmatched platform to learn, collaborate and evolve. The event is designed to serve as a catalyst for the development of the healthcare industry during a period of profound change.

The four-day event will feature more than 300 speakers, with more than 60 already confirmed, including startups that have raised over $3 billion to disrupt healthcare.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Henry Albrecht, CEO, Limeade
  • Rob E. Andrews, CEO, Health Transformation Alliance
  • Tim Barry, Co-Founder and CEO, VillageMD
  • Paul Black, CEO, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
  • Jonathan Bush, CEO, athenahealth
  • Robert Cohen, President, Appriss Health, Appriss Inc.
  • Giovanni Colella, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Castlight
  • Amir Dan Rubin, CEO, Optum360, Optum
  • Gaspard de Dreuzy, Co-Founder and President, Pager
  • Jay Desai, Co-Founder and CEO, PatientPing
  • Francis deSouza, President and CEO, Illumina
  • Ali Diab, Co-Founder and CEO, Collective Health
  • John P. Driscoll, CEO, CareCentrix
  • Helmy Eltoukhy, Co-Founder and CEO, Guardant Health, Inc.
  • Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania
  • Lori Evans Bernstein, MPH, Co-Founder and CEO, HealthReveal
  • Rushika Fernandopulle, M.D., MPP, Co-Founder and CEO, Iora Health
  • Senator William Frist, M.D., Partner and Chairman of Cressey & Co.’s Distinguished Executives Council
  • Vivek Garipalli, Co-Founder and CEO, Clover Health
  • Alexi Gharib Nazem, M.D., MBA, Co-Founder and CEO, Nomad Health
  • Arun Gupta, CEO, Quartet
  • Jennifer Hanson, Head of Associate Experience, Fidelity Investments
  • Andrew Hayek, CEO of OptumHealth and Surgical Care Affiliates, Optum
  • David Holmberg, President and CEO, Highmark Health
  • Patrick J. Kennedy, Former United States Representative, Rhode Island; Co-Founder, One Mind, and Founder, Kennedy Forum
  • Oliver Kharraz, Founder and CEO, ZocDoc
  • Vinod Khosla, Founder, Khosla Ventures
  • Chris Klomp, CEO, Collective Medical Technologies
  • Noah Knauf, Partner, Kleiner Perkins
  • Andrew Kress, CEO, HealthVerity
  • Annie Lamont, Managing Partner, Oak HC/FT
  • Shawn E. Leavitt, SVP, Total Rewards, Comcast Corporation
  • Tom X Lee, Founder and CEO, One Medical
  • Mohamad Mahkzoumi, General Partner, NEA
  • Brian Marcotte, President and CEO, National Business Group on Health
  • Kieran Murphy, CEO, GE Healthcare Life Sciences
  • Ryan Oakes, Health and Human Services Managing Director, Accenture
  • Brian Otis, CTO, Verily Life Sciences
  • Gabriel Otte, Co-Founder and CEO, Freenome
  • Dawn Owens, President, TripleTree
  • Trevor Price, Founder and CEO, Oxeon Partners
  • James A. Rice Ph.D., Managing Director, Governance and Leadership, Gallagher Integrated
  • Dr. Jeff Rideout, President and CEO, Integrated Heart Association (IHA)
  • Clay Ritchey, CEO, Evariant
  • Paul Roscoe, CEO, Docent Health
  • Katherine Ryder, Founder and CEO, Maven
  • Ravi Sachdev, Partner, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
  • Eugene Sayan, Founder, President and CEO, Softheon
  • Bob Sheehy, CEO, Bright Health
  • Steve Shulman, Managing Partner, Shulman Ventures
  • Rajeev Singh, CEO, Accolade
  • Brad Smith, Co-Founder and CEO, Aspire Health
  • Robin Y. Smith, CEO, Orig3n
  • Glenn Steele MD, PhD, Chairman, xG Health Solutions; Former CEO, Geisinger Health System
  • Ryan Stewart, Managing Director, Head of HC:Tech/Services, LEERINK Partners
  • Dr. Gregory Stock, Co-Director, Harris Center for Precision Wellness, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Praveen Thadani, Head of Medicare Innovation, Humana
  • Robin Thurston, CEO, Helix
  • Stephanie Tilenius, Founder and CEO, Vida Health
  • Peter H.W. van der Goes, Co-head of M&A Consumer Retail & Healthcare Group, Global Head of Healthcare Information Technology & Digital Health Practice, Goldman Sachs
  • Paris Wallace, CEO, Ovia Health

“With a complex and broad ecosystem, healthcare leaders and influencers--just like the system itself--exist and collaborate largely in silos,” said Jonathan Weiner, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HLTH. “Until the introduction of HLTH, there has not been a single venue that enables leaders from across the ecosystem to come together to discuss and enable a dramatically different future, including material improvements in outcomes and meaningful reductions in costs. We’re building HLTH to quickly become a critical part of the healthcare industry that can facilitate real change and innovation, just as we’ve done over the past few years for fintech and commerce.”

HLTH’s preliminary agenda addresses the full range of trends impacting and redefining healthcare including:

  • Non industry companies entering healthcare
  • Innovations revolutionizing healthcare
  • Shifting roles, strategies and business models
  • Transformation of employer benefits
  • Personalizing healthcare
  • Addressing the aging U.S. population
  • Genomics
  • Paying for value
  • Behavioral health
  • Innovations in pharma
  • The promise of data to deliver
  • Administrative modernization
  • Transformative technology
  • Trumpcare
  • A worldview of healthcare

“Creating the ability for leaders from across the industry to come together and discuss healthcare’s current and future states is vital to driving much-needed change,” Weiner said. “There are so many interdependencies in healthcare that require leaders to be on the same page, and getting them in the same room is the first step. We look forward to providing the mechanism for attendees to be introduced to others who can break from the status quo and collectively improve the future of healthcare.”

About HLTH

HLTH is the leading event covering innovation in healthcare that is driving substantial reduction in costs and dramatic increase in quality. It’s an unprecedented, large-scale forum for individuals, companies and policymakers who are reshaping the healthcare industry to learn, collaborate and evolve. The event is unique in bringing together all key industry stakeholders, ranging from established payers, providers, employers, and pharma services to disruptive startups and prolific investors, as well as representatives from government, media and analysts. By helping reshape the dialogue and ecosystem, HLTH serves as a catalyst for the development of the healthcare industry during a period of fundamental change. To learn more, visit


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