2014 Denver Digital Health Summit offers innovation opportunities

On Tues. April 8, the PrIME Health Collaborative will host the 2014 Denver Digital Health Summit in South Denver at the Lone Tree Arts Center where companies and innovators from Denver and Colorado will converge to address how the digital world can help the healthcare industry. The keynotes at the event include presentations from Denver-based iTriage as well as from WellTok and IBM Watson.

Overall the event will have more than 200attendees and feature 30 panelists addressing issues facing the healthcare industry today and how the digital world can address those issues with innovations including telehealth, applications and other digital health products.

The event is sponsored by Aetna, featuring a keynote titled "Innovation in Action" from Michael Palmer, Aetna Innovation Labs’ chief innovation and digital officer. Overall, the summit will have a heavy focus on innovation with roughly 25 exhibitor booths. Companies exhibiting at the event will showcase emerging technologies focussed on the field of digital health from throughout, including mobile apps, big data and analytics, enterprise health IT systems, telehealth and telemedicine.

Denver-based iTriage CEO and Co-Founder Peter Hudson, M.D. will present a keynote speech: “Building A Consumer Healthcare Company." iTriage is a mobile device app that helps people make more informed decisions about their healthcare and what actions to take when faced with a medical issue. The company’s site boasts that it’s been downloaded more than 10 million times by consumers.

WellTok COO Jason Kellor will be joined by IBM Watson Group’s Dhruv Jaggia to co-present a keynote called "CaféWell Concierge: IBM Watson + WellTok." WellTok, which bills itself as a social health management company, offers CaféWell, a wellness awards program that rewards participants for engaging in healthy behavior.

Contact Confluence Denver Innovation & Jobs News Editor Chris Meehan with tips and leads for future stories at chris@confluence-denver.com.

Read more articles by Chris Meehan.

Chris is a Denver-based freelance writer, editor and communications specialist. He covers sustainability, social issues and other topics.
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