HLTH Reaches 250 High-Profile Executive Speakers Representing the Entire Healthcare Ecosystem

Innovative Conference Announces its First 75 Sponsors and Launches New Employer Program

NEW YORK--()--HLTH, the groundbreaking new conference for healthcare innovation, today announced it has cleared a major milestone, by securing 250 senior executive speakers and 75 sponsors. These include executives and companies across the health ecosystem, spanning from leading health systems to early-stage startups. In addition, HLTH announced its new Employer Program, taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday, which will focus on how employers are reframing the concept of health to lower costs, engage employees and improve the quality of care.

HLTH’s confirmed speakers include senior executives from across the healthcare ecosystem. These speakers will drive discussion and debate around healthcare’s most important challenges and opportunities. Some of these speakers include:

  • David T. Feinberg, M.D., MBA, President and CEO, Geisinger
  • Kieran Murphy, CEO, GE Healthcare
  • Anne Wojcicki, CEO and Co-Founder, 23andMe
  • Patrick J. Kennedy, Former U.S. Representative, RI; Co-Founder, One Mind, and Founder, Kennedy Forum
  • Bob Sheehy, CEO, Bright Health
  • Andrew Hayek, CEO of OptumHealth, Optum
  • Dr. Amy Abernethy, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Scientific Officer and SVP, Oncology, Flatiron Health
  • Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D., Chair, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania
  • Helmy Eltoukhy, Co-Founder and CEO, Guardant Health, Inc.
  • David Holmberg, President and CEO, Highmark Health
  • Neil de Crescenzo, President and CEO, Change Healthcare
  • Jeff Arnold, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Sharecare
  • Brad Smith, Co-Founder and CEO, Aspire Health
  • Marc Harrison, M.D., President and CEO, Intermountain Healthcare
  • Mark Ganz, President and CEO, Cambia Health Solutions
  • René Lerer, M.D., President, GuideWell
  • Glen Tullman, Chairman and CEO, Livongo
  • Robert C. Garrett, Co-CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health
  • Patrick H. Carroll, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Walgreen Co.
  • Eric Lefkofsky, Founder and CEO, Tempus
  • Dr. Brian Otis, Chief Technology Officer, Verily Life Sciences
  • Marcus Osborne, VP, Health Transformation, Walmart
  • Peter V. Lee, Executive Director, Covered California
  • Jonathan Bush, CEO, athenahealth
  • Elliot Menschik, M.D., Ph.D., Healthcare + Life Science Ventures, Amazon Web Services
  • Senator William Frist, M.D., Partner and Chairman, Cressey & Co.’s Distinguished Executives Council
  • Paul Black, CEO, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
  • Francis deSouza, President and CEO, Illumina
  • Gabriel Otte, CEO and Co-Founder, Freenome
  • Rajeev Singh, CEO, Accolade
  • Jason Gorevic, CEO, Teladoc
  • Vinod Khosla, Founder, Khosla Ventures
  • Dr. Oliver Kharraz, CEO and Founder, Zocdoc
  • Stephanie Tilenius, Founder and CEO, Vida Health
  • Eugene Sayan, Founder, CEO and President, Softheon
  • Jennifer Esposito, Worldwide General Manager, Health and Life Sciences, Intel Corporation
  • Scott P. Serota, President and CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
  • Lauren Steingold, Senior Strategist, Healthcare, Uber
  • Dr. Rasu Shrestha, Chief Innovation Officer, UPMC, and Executive Vice President, UPMC Enterprises, UPMC

To view the full list of speakers, visit hlth.co/speakers.

Employer Program

The HLTH 2018 Employer Program: Shift or Get off the Pot!, will unite large employers like Walmart, Comcast, Sharecare, Sodexo and industry trade associations to discuss how employers are implementing policies to lower medical spend, improve quality of care, engage employees and align benefits offered to the value provided.

“Health issues, including chronic health conditions, such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease, continue to erode our nation’s overall health status, while driving costs upward at unsustainable levels. These conditions prove to be even more costly for employers, as employees tend to have higher rates of absenteeism and declining productivity,” said Constance Sjoquist, Chief Content Officer of HLTH. “Employers play a key role in helping shape the future of healthcare in America, and we’re excited to create a forum for these organizations to share insights and ignite the transformation necessary to reduce costs and improve health outcomes.”

Some of these speakers for the Employer Program include:

  • Annette Guarisco Fildes, President and CEO, The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC)
  • Brian Marcotte, President and CEO, National Business Group on Health
  • Chris McSwain, President, Integrated Benefits Institute
  • Shawn E. Leavitt, SVP, Total Rewards, Comcast Corporation
  • David Hoke, Senior Director, Associate Health and Well-Being, Walmart
  • Chris Cutter, Founder and CEO, LifeDojo
  • Nebeyou Abebe, Vice President, Health & Well-Being, Sodexo

Sponsoring Partners

More than 150 companies will exhibit and sponsor at HLTH in order to engage with senior decision makers, build brand awareness and launch new products to the industry and media. Today, HLTH has secured more than 75 sponsors, including:

  • 3M
  • Accenture
  • Accolade
  • Allscripts
  • Amazon
  • CareCentrix
  • Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Powered by TechStars
  • Change Healthcare
  • Comcast
  • Datica
  • Garmin
  • GE
  • Google
  • Helix
  • Intel
  • Mastercard
  • Medscape
  • Oak HC/FT
  • Oxeon
  • PatientPoint
  • Redox
  • Softheon
  • GuideWell Connect
  • Teladoc
  • UPMC
  • WebMD
  • xG Health Solutions

To view the full list of sponsors or learn more about sponsorship opportunities at HLTH, visit: https://hlth.co/sponsors/.

About HLTH

HLTH is the leading event for innovation in healthcare. 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 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 leading the development of a new industry dialogue and ecosystem, HLTH's mission is to drive substantial reductions in healthcare costs and dramatic increases in healthcare quality. HLTH takes place May 6-9, 2018.


Bethany Parker, 615-577-1131


Bethany Parker, 615-577-1131