Priority Health to Present Health and Technology Summit at Techweek Detroit

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Krischa Winright, Priority Health CIO, to headline summit featuring top healthcare companies.

Techweek Detroit is proud to announce its partnership with Priority Health, the presenting sponsor of the Health and Technology Summit. The summit, led by Priority Health CIO Krischa Winright, will feature thought leaders from throughout the health care sector offering insight into how healthcare is utilizing technology to create transparency and strengthen patient engagement.

Techweek is excited to partner with Priority Health - the Michigan-based healthcare company that provides health benefits to more than 600,000 people. The company boasts top-talented professionals like Winright who was recently recognized as a member of the 2015 Detroit Techweek100, a list that identifies leaders who have made a significant impact on the technology and innovation ecosystem in which they operate.

”The healthcare summit promises to provide attendees an insider’s view of the current use and potential use of technology in shaping the future of healthcare,” said Winright.

The Health and Technology Summit will feature leaders alongside Priority Health such as Jim VanderMey, Ewa Matuszewski, and Dr. Michael Williams. VanderMey has served as the VP of Technical Operations, CTO, and now Chief Innovation Officer at OST where he is known for combining his vision and strategy as it relates to IT knowledge and implementation. Matuszewski is the CEO of Medical Network One, a Michigan-based physicians’ organization which was established as a physician service provider in 1981 and now serves approximately 950 primary care and specialty care physicians in Michigan and Ohio. Dr. Williams is the President and CEO of United Physicians, Inc., Michigan’s largest health management company representing more than 2,2000 physicians throughout Southeast Michigan.

Techweek and Priority Health are also excited to have WXYZ reporter Brad Galli as the emcee of the summit. Galli has twice been nominated for a Michigan Emmy for Outstanding Sports Reporter.

The Health and Technology Summit, presented by Priority Health, will take place at Techweek Detroit on Thursday, April 16th, 2015 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Ford Field. Priority Health will also be a Supporting Sponsor of the Techweek startup LAUNCH competition that will feature over 50 startups from across the Midwest.

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About Priority Health
Priority Health is an award-winning, Michigan-based non-profit health plan nationally recognized for improving the health and lives of the people it serves. It continues to lead the industry in engaging members in their health, delivering effective health and disease management programs and working with physicians to improve health care outcomes and performance.

Priority Health is one of only 20 health plans nationwide offering wellness programs accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, an organization which also rated it among the best health plans in the nation. The State of Michigan named the Priority Health HMO the benchmark plan for all individual and group HMO plans to model. Priority Health offers a broad portfolio of health benefit options for employer groups and individuals, including Medicare and Medicaid plans. Its network includes more than 900,000 health care providers nationwide.

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About Techweek
Techweek is a 7-day technology conference and festival that celebrates and enables innovation ecosystems in five cities across the country: Chicago, Detroit, New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. With Techweek as a conduit, a spotlight is able to shine on each individual technology community, providing entrepreneurs, innovators, influencers, and visionaries to share ideas, sparking game-changing conversations and inspiring action.
Past speakers at Techweek include Jonah Peretti (Founder & CEO, BuzzFeed), Karen Sumberg (Diversity Pod Leader, Google), Travis Kalanick (CEO, Uber), Reshma Saujani (Founder & CEO, Girls Who Code), Dan Gilbert (Founder, Quicken Loans), Alexis Ohanian (Co-founder, Reddit), Rahm Emanuel (Mayor, Chicago), and Kathryn Minshew (Founder, The Muse). Techweek has garnered more than 200 sponsors including Uber, Microsoft, Yelp, Motorola, Groupon, Redbox, Wordpress, American Airlines, and more.

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