Madison, WI (PRWEB) May 21, 2013
Healthcare industry leaders, health information technology startups, and investors will converge at the premier “Start Me Up” Emerging Healthcare Technology Conference, June 10 at the Fluno Center for Executive Education in Madison, Wisconsin. This new event is part of the 11th annual Digital Healthcare Conference 2013, a gathering of national healthcare leaders being held June 10-12 at the Fluno Center for Executive Education at the University of Wisconsin.
Funding for healthcare information technology (IT) grew dramatically in 2012 and is continuing to accelerate. There are tremendous opportunities for entrepreneurs to transform healthcare as the global health market is estimated at $6 trillion worldwide.
“Start Me Up” will include sessions on how healthcare technology startups and their investors can engage with hospital Chief Information Officers and their clinical colleagues; how to negotiate terms with a healthcare provider in getting a technology pilot up and running; and how large companies establish partnerships with third-party vendors. Among the presenters include CIOs of large healthcare institutions including Philip Loftus, VP & CIO Aurora Healthcare, Dave Lundal, VP & Regional CIO, St. Mary’s Hospital, Dean Health Systems and SSM Healthcare as well as Gene Thomas, CIO, Memorial Hospital - Gulfport.
“The big question is ‘Who pays for these things?’" said Promod Haque, a partner at Northwest Venture Partners. “If you are selling health care services to large enterprise providers, you have to convince them that there will be a fast ROI and then investors are interested. There is a general awareness among institutional and strategic corporate investors that this health vertical is very important going forward,” according to a story in VentureBeat.
The agenda also includes time for eight emerging health IT companies selected by an indepen
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