Following HLTH last year, we wrote about how the spotlight was trained on new buzzword mechanisms like blockchain and augmented intelligence, and how disruptive innovation and transformative technologies in healthcare were the subjects of much debate and discussion. All of which remained true at this year’s HLTH conference, but with an even larger presence of attendees, speakers, and sponsors. Held for four days in late October in Las Vegas, HLTH presented an expansive forum for healthcare professionals, companies, and policymakers to discuss new advances and challenges confronting the healthcare ecosystem. Drawing representation from the healthcare continuum, including health payment and delivery, the event also offered insights into how the industry could leverage ongoing disruption toward providing next-generation healthcare. This tradeshow summary provides a brief overview from the IHS Markit analysts at the show.
Some of the more sweeping highlights for the week include:
- CMS Administrator Seema Verma calling for an end to the proposals for Medicare for All.
- Mark Cuban gets into pharma and is working on a new bipartisan healthcare plan.
- Google (Alphabet) makes a play for Fitbit (announced during but not at the show)
Download the HLTH 2019 Tradeshow Summary.