Cleveland Clinic’s 2018 Medical Innovation Summit to Focus on ‘Disruption: Reimagining Healthcare’

16th annual summit to bring together more than 100 speakers and leaders from around the world

2017 Medical Innovation Summit 

Cleveland Clinic’s Medical Innovation Summit will bring together more than 100 speakers and leaders from more than 500 organizations and 20 countries to downtown Cleveland on Oct. 22 to 24, 2018, focusing on the theme of Disruption: Reimaging Healthcare.

Now in its 16th year, the annual Medical Innovation Summit is organized by Cleveland Clinic Innovations, the development and commercialization arm of Cleveland Clinic. This year’s summit will look beyond the walls of the hospital and explore innovative solutions for the transformation of healthcare.

“Healthcare is in the midst of a dramatic change from hospital-based care focused on illness and disability to community-based services that focus on the prevention of illness and disability before they occur,” said Will Morris, M.D., senior medical director of Cleveland Clinic Innovations. “As a result, markets are emerging that focus on the ever-growing data gleaned from sophisticated sensors and biomarkers of healthy populations to keep patients out of the hospital.”

The agenda includes 30 sessions and thought-provoking panels, as well as 1-on-1 discussions with top healthcare, industry and biotech leaders. Topics include: shifting digital health; technology in the primary care setting; a patient-centered drug market; med-tech’s future in a value-based world; women in health-tech; international insights, digital in healthcare investment forum and social networks and shared appointments.

Additionally, keynote speakers include Elisabeth Rosenthal, M.D., author of American Sickness; John Boehner, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives; and
Judy Faulkner, CEO of Epic.

Other featured speakers include:

  • Tim Scannell, President & COO, Stryker
  • Simon Kos, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Microsoft
  • Eric Hargan, Deputy Secretary, Health and Human Services
  • Bonnie Clipper, VP of Innovation, American Nurses Association
  • Adam Boehler, Deputy Administrator for Innovation & Quality, Center for Medicare &Medicaid Innovation
  • Dawn Owens, President, Triple Tree
  • Greg Moore, D., Ph.D., VP Healthcare, Google Cloud, Google
  • Dennis Weaver, M.D., Chief Clinical Officer, Oscar Health
  • Carla Smith, Executive VP, HIMSS
  • Nigel Clarke, Ph.D., VP, Technology and Solutions Development,
    Quest Diagnostics

The Medical Innovation Summit has grown in its impact and now includes several partner events in Cleveland including Advanced Payment Summit (Oct. 22-24).

Additionally, this year’s summit will again share proximity with the 4th Annual Cleveland Medical Hackathon, a coding and problem-solving competition that culminates at the Global Center for Health Innovation on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20 and 21. Hackathon winners will be invited to the summit and many summit participants are expected to attend the Hackathon.

The 2018 Medical Innovation Summit will be held at the Huntington Convention Center in downtown Cleveland. Registration is now open.

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 52,000 employees are more than 3,600 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 14,000 nurses, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic’s health system includes a 165-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 11 regional hospitals, more than 150 northern Ohio outpatient locations – including 18 full-service family health centers and three health and wellness centers – and locations in Weston, Fla.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2017, there were 7.6 million outpatient visits, 229,000 hospital admissions and 207,000 surgical cases throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries. Visit us at clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at twitter.com/ClevelandClinic. News and resources available at newsroom.clevelandclinic.org.

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