At MedCrunch, we care about the future of health on all sorts of levels – be it patient empowerment, transparency, new technologies and entrepreneurship. A vital sign that health is becoming one of the most innovation-driven industry sectors of our generation is the amount of conferences have popped up in recent years. Even tech blogs jump on the bandwagon. Next week, VentureBeat is hosting HealthBeat 2013.
So why organize a health conference when you’ve primarily covered tech in the past? Here’s what Matt Marshall, Founder and Editor-in-Chief at VentureBeat, has to say about his event: “We’ve been tracking this sector for years, but it’s never been ripe enough for us to tackle until now. But suddenly, mobile, wireless, computing, and big data — all of the technology trends in IT — are combining to create significant improvements in health care. It’s finally time Silicon Valley led the charge.”
HealthBeat wants to help decision makers in the health space understand how technology will transform their industry. Topics include “The ROI of Health Information Technology”, “Big Data Analytics” and “The Next Generation of EHRs/EMRs”. The speakers list is equally diverse and features some of Silicon Valley’s most talked about entrepreneurs as well as representatives of national insurance companies and hospitals.