RowdMap, Inc.’s Joshua Rosenthal and Former US CTO Aneesh Chopra Keynote Innovation Exchange: Digital Health Edition

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RowdMap, Inc. Chief Scientific Officer Joshua Rosenthal, PhD, and former United States Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra, Keynote Innovation Exchange: Health Care Edition from by Health Collaborative, Cintrifuse and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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Aneesh Chopra and Todd Park are icons and, as Chief Technology Officers of the United States, each recognized the truly transformative power of public health care data for the US health care system. Now, it's up to us to deliver on that potential.

Joshua Rosenthal, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder at RowdMap, Inc., will be joining first ever Chief Technology Officer of the United States, Aneesh Chopra, in keynoting the Innovation Exchange: Digital Health Edition to help health startups create value within evolving technology and across changing medical economic models. The event is organized by the Health Collaborative and Cintrifuse and sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and will be held November 4th, 2015 at Union Hall, 1311 Vine Street in Cincinnati, OH 45202.

The Health Collaborative is a non-profit organization that serves as the Cincinnati region’s neutral forum for all local stakeholders invested in better health, better care and lower cost by fostering a connected system of health care and community health through innovation, integration, and informatics. Cintrifuse fosters and maintains a network of funders, educators and talent in order to support startup companies throughout their life cycle and also operates a fund that strictly invests in other venture funds with investors represented from top-tier global corporations.

Public releases of government weather and geo-location data are driving innovation and investment across the technology sector. Recent public releases of government health care data are creating a massive market opportunity for innovators and startups, with potential to dwarf the disruption created by public weather and geolocation data. RowdMap, Inc. and others have filed Freedom of Information Act requests and the government agencies have delivered. CMS has made historic data releases including the largest data set of doctors and hospitals in history to support identifying provider practice patterns with national and regional benchmarks in order to transition the delivery of care to value based payments.

Joshua Rosenthal, PhD will deliver a keynote address, entitled, “More than a Disruptive Fad: How to Create Market Value and Avoid Obsolescence with Government Health Data.” This keynote address will focus on how to use public health care data to create and innovate around products, services and businesses across consumerism and consumer-directed health care as well as Business to Business (B2B) businesses in government markets and value-based medical economic models. The keynote address will also explore the perils of failing to incorporate or understand the impact of these new and powerfully disruptive data sources for traditional companies focused on amortizing investments in legacy systems and business models.

“Aneesh Chopra and Todd Park are icons, and, as Chief Technology Officers of the United States, each recognized the truly transformative power of public health care data for the US health care delivery system. Now, it's up to us to deliver on that potential, the promise of creating market value and public and social good through open innovation to a degree that dwarfs the impact of open weather and geolocation data we’ve seen in other verticals,” said Joshua Rosenthal, Chief Scientific Officer, RowdMap, Inc. “Open innovation and disruption grounded in public data is an open door to pure play technology companies, whether startups or status quos, to get into the health care space, to avoid the pitfalls of legacy black boxes and to make an immediate and marked impact.”

RowdMap, Inc was named Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur Of The Year for using public health data to help physicians and health systems succeed in newly evolving pay for value risk arrangements. More information can be found here on the Department of Health and Human Services website:

Those interested in learning more are encouraged to contact RowdMap, Inc. directly or to attend Innovation Exchange: Health Care Edition on November 4th, 2015 at Union Hall, 1311 Vine Street in Cincinnati, OH 45202.

About RowdMap, Inc. :
An Ernst and Young EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® winner, RowdMap helps health plans, government payers, providers, and hospital systems develop Risk-Readiness® strategies to excel as they transition from fee-for-service to pay-for-value. As CMS sunsets fee-for-service payments, RowdMap's Risk-Readiness® Platform helps payers and providers identify and manage unwarranted and unexpected variation. RowdMap identifies ideal provider arrangements based on provider practice patterns and population characteristics within a geography. Payers and providers then use RowdMap to build strategies around these new risk relationships. RowdMap helps them enter new markets, segment populations, identify waste, design products, and understand referral patterns. RowdMap's platform comes preloaded with government benchmarks out of the box, no IT integration required. RowdMap's Risk-Readiness® Platform works across all market segments and has significantly larger returns than traditional, medical economic approaches.

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