Healthcare Growth Partners, Cutlass Capital, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and Healthcare IT News to Speak on the Future of Healthcare

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The Institute for Health Technology Transformation announced today the speakers for their panel focused on the Future of Healthcare, at this year's Health Technology Investment Forum taking place March 25 in San Francisco.

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation announced today the speakers for their panel focused on the Future of Healthcare, at this year's Health Technology Investment Forum taking place March 25 in San Francisco.

The panel will be moderated by Patty Enrado, Senior Editor, Healthcare IT News, and speaking will be Christopher McCord, Principal, Healthcare Growth Partners; E. David Hetz, Co-founder & Managing Director, Cutlass Capital; and Steve Elek, Partner, Transaction Services, PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Their presentation entitled, "The Future of Healthcare" will discuss how health care policy and health care finance are inextricably linked to one another, and how together they play key roles in driving innovation and fostering growth of the US healthcare system. Some of the topics that will be addressed include: Political forces shaping health care reform, substantive proposed changes affecting the healthcare industry, fee for service or bundled payments, and the most effective business models post-health care reform

Patty Enrado is a senior editor for MedTech Publishing and is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. With more than 19 years of editing and writing experience, she has been covering healthcare IT since the launch of Healthcare IT News in 2003 and payer-related healthcare issues since the launch of Healthcare Finance News in 2007. She also manages MedTech Publishing's community sites and

Christopher McCord is a Principal at Healthcare Growth Partners. Christopher joined HGP in 2007. Prior to joining HGP, Christopher worked as a consultant for DFJ Mercury, an early stage venture capital fund, where he evaluated new investments and worked closely with portfolio companies on strategic and operational initiatives. In this capacity, he continues to serve as CFO of Marval Biosciences, a venture-backed biotechnology company developing innovative contrast agents for medical imaging.

E. David Hetz has been a highly successful leader, entrepreneur and mentor in the financial services sector for nearly three decades. In 2000, he founded Cutlass Capital, a successful venture capital and private equity firm focusing exclusively on investing in medical technology and healthcare services. Prior to founding Cutlass, David was the Co-Head of Investment Banking and the Head of the Mergers & Acquisitions department at Robertson Stephens & Co.

Steve Elek, III leads the Healthcare Practice in the Transaction Services Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He is responsible for delivering a wide range of merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance related services. Steve has over twenty-five years experience in a wide range of healthcare industry sectors that give him a broad understanding of the interrelationships amongst the sectors.

The Forum's attendees include Venture Capitalists, Emerging Growth Companies, Healthcare Companies, Medical Device Companies, Corporate Investors, Corporate Development Executives, Tech Transfer Officers, Commercial Brokers, Investment Bankers, Financing Sources, and Law Firms.

Sponsors and Partners for the Health Tech Investment Forum include AssureRx, EDIMS, LifeMed, MMR Information Systems, Sensiotec, WhiteGlove House Call Health, Band of Angels, Healthcare Finance News, Healthcare Technology Online, MarketsandMarkets, Mergermarket, National Assoication of Seed and Venture Funds, and Tech Coast Angels.

The 2010 Health Technology Investment Forum is a one day conference that will provide an opportunity for investors and healthcare leaders to discover the latest trends and investment opportunities. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from both public and private high growth companies, gaining unparalleled investment insight.

About the Institute for Health Technology Transformation
The Institute for Health Technology Transformation is the leading organization committed to bringing together private and public sector leaders fostering the growth and meaningful use of technology across the healthcare industry. Through collaborative efforts the Institute provides programs that drive innovation, educate, and provide a critical understanding of how technology applications, solutions and devices can improve the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare.


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