Archived Events

The Current State & Future of Telemedicine (November 10, 2020)

Zipnosis CEO Jonathan Pearce and digital health attorney Ryan S. Johnson, Esq. of Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., discussed the current state and future of the rapidly evolving telemedicine and digital health industry.  

Diversity and Inclusion in Medical Technology Innovation (November 6, 2020)

Dr. Siatta Dunbar (Physician, MHealth Fairview), Kathy Tune (Board Chair & CFO/COO, Odonata Health), Kwame Ulmer (Venture Partner, Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health), and Martha Sewall (Executive in Residence, Discovery LaunchPad, UMN Office of Technology Commercialization) discuss how to overcome barriers for entering the healthcare industry and encourage innovation within underrepresented groups in order to diversify the pool of innovators. 

A Critical Collaboration Between a Pharmacy Benefit Manager & Health Plan During COVID-19 Pandemic (October 28, 2020)

During the COVID-19 pandemic, changes to legislative mandates required pharmacy benefit managers and payers to change how they manage pharmaceutical claims. David Lassen, PharmD (Chief Clinical Officer, Prime Therapeutics) and Randall Hanna, R.Ph (Vice President for Pharmacy, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota) shared how their organizations worked together to make decisions on utilization management and adapted to emerging clinical evidence and regulatory guidance. 

COVID-19 Analytics Symposium (October 7, 2020)

Researchers share their work related to COVID-19 including the COVID-19 Hospitalization Tracking Project (Carlson School); social determinants of health and resilience in communities during COVID-19 (School of Nursing); disparities and continuity of care during COVID-19 (Carlson School); the impact of COVID-19 on cancer patients and oncology physicians (School of Public Health); and removing bias from ML algorithms to ensure proper medical attention and care for all during COVID-19 (Virtusa).  

The ROI of Investing in Social Determinants of Health (September 22, 2020) 

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Kurt Waltenbaugh (Founder & CEO, Carrot Health Inc) examines how business investments in the drivers of social determinants of health (SDoH) can lead to reductions in overall health care costs, and discusses research and programs at Carrot Health targeting consumer health behavior and outcomes.   

The Coventor: Its Development, Implications, & Lessons Learned (August 3, 2020)

The leaders of the Coventor team from the Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center, UnitedHealth Group, Medtronic, and Boston Scientific tell the story of the Coventor's development, discuss key factors to its success, examine implications moving forward, and reflected on the lessons learned.

Social Determinants of Health Symposium (April 27, 2020) 

Industry experts from Allina Health, Prime West Health, UnitedHealth Group, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota examine unique best practices and discuss the social & business value of measuring and addressing social determinants of health.  

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