HLTH 2023: What Did They Think?
From the latest breakthroughs in medical technology to discussions on healthcare policy and patient-centered care, HLTH 2023 was a beacon of hope and innovation in the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare. We asked some attendees what they thought about this year’s conference. Here is what they had to say.
HLTH always fosters meaningful discussions about the crossroads of healthcare and innovation, and this year it shined a spotlight on women and created a space for female founders to feel connected and seen. As expected, patients were central to so many conversations – specifically how we put them at the heart of decision making – but they frequently lacked any specificity or measurement. Clearly, many believe AI holds the potential to unlock this and deliver better patient results, but as patients become more consumer-like in their healthcare choices, there needs to be an increased focus on personalized care and human-centered design to drive the experiences patients now seek in healthcare.
The home health space is undergoing a rapid and exciting transformation, but with that comes a pressing need for clinical systems that work within that modality, and access and interact with data generated in the patient’s home. Meanwhile, everyone is working to figure out how AI can help make healthcare IT better. There are so many promising new and emerging use cases, but their ultimate success hinges on high-quality structured data using tools like natural language processing to enable downstream interoperability, quality, and value-based care initiatives.
HLTH was a very well-run event that featured a great collection of innovators and leaders looking to transform all aspects of healthcare, including the patient experience, provider experience, and operational processes, in the coming years. One thing that struck me, in particular, is that the idea of “stay in your lane” seems gone in healthcare. With providers offering health plans, telehealth stretching across borders, payers providing care, and new telehealth companies delivering direct-to-consumer case, it’s an exciting time with new people solving new problems, signaling a lot of promise for the future of healthcare.
We were thrilled by the level of enthusiasm around data, interoperability, and AI at HLTH 2023. As a first-time exhibitor, we didn’t know what to expect, but the strong support and curiosity that we encountered around topics close to our hearts was inspiring. We connected with many like-minded individuals, which has motivated us to keep the conversations going and to build new partnerships. We are grateful for the opportunity to have sponsored HLTH 2023 and look forward to future events!
Pamela Stahl, President, Avalon Healthcare Solutions
HLTH did not disappoint. This was my first year attending this dynamic and curated event in person. I found it a powerful venue to share our latest innovations in lab insights. Engaging with other healthcare leaders and sharing transformational initiatives is invaluable. It’s clear accelerating the drive toward value-based care remains top of mind and was the focus of many engaging sessions.
HLTH remains a pivotal platform for exploring new technologies, such as the myriad proven ways AI is reshaping the healthcare landscape. With the industry’s progression towards value-based care, payers and providers are under mounting pressure to elevate quality-of-care outcomes while simultaneously reducing costs. There’s no better place to hear from thought leaders and collaborate with the innovative companies that are adopting these rapidly advancing capabilities. I can’t wait to come back next year.
I come away from HLTH feeling inspired by the transformative power of collaboration in the healthcare ecosystem. We have the ability to affect real change when healthcare leaders work together to leverage technology for the benefit of patients and clinicians.
This year’s HLTH had great energy with a focus on leveling up when it comes to health tech innovation. There was a lot of buzz about how gaps in delivering a positive patient experience hinder consumerism—but how emerging solutions in eprescribing and other areas can help address those issues. A key takeaway was the immense opportunity and obligation we have as an industry to advance health equity within all demographics, with women’s health as a top priority.