‘Invest for Health’ Sessions Announced for SXSW Interactive Festival

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Ascension Ventures, athenahealth and Cambia Health Solutions have announced the session topics for Invest for Health on March 14.

Invest for Health at SXSW
This event will facilitate connections, spark dialogue and enable entrepreneurs and health care stakeholders to partner for success.

Invest for Health, an inaugural health care event during the SXSW Interactive Festival presented by Ascension Ventures, athenahealth and Cambia Health Solutions, will feature an incredible session lineup including some of the country’s most disruptive health care leaders on March 14 at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas.

Bringing together entrepreneurs, health care executives and venture capitalists for conversations around real solutions to health care’s pain points, this event will facilitate connections, spark dialogue and enable entrepreneurs and health care stakeholders to partner for success. The Invest for Health program will feature the following session topics:

  • Connecting the Disconnect: Fixing the Pain Points in Health Care – Featuring Jonathan Bush, CEO of athenahealth along with speakers Sue Siegel of GE Ventures and Chris Coburn of Partners HealthCare, this session will focus on the disconnected state of health care, issues that plague the industry, the climate that has allowed problems to thrive, and what the blueprint for the future looks like.
  • Empathy and Impact: Revolutionizing Healthcare with Data, Heart and Soul – This session features Cambia CEO Mark Ganz and Salesforce CMO Josh Newman, and will explore the role data, heart and soul play in leveraging empathy to revolutionize health.
  • Swipe Right: Creating Health Care That’s HOT – There’s pent up demand for a radically different infrastructure in health care, but “new world orders” don’t come easy. Disrupting existing infrastructure has good days, and bad – it’s been called “the long dark night of the innovator” for a reason. Matt Hermann from Ascension and Brad Perkins from Human Longevity will reveal how to survive the hard moments while creating the next generation in health care.

Invest for Health will also feature 30 minute “networking breaks” between each speaking session. Startups at any stage of development will network at Invest for Health with thought-leaders, investors and stakeholders. To learn more visit InvestForHealth.Care.

About Ascension Ventures
Ascension Ventures, launched in 2001, is a subsidiary of Ascension, the nation's largest Catholic and non-profit health system. Ascension Ventures' role is to construct and manage a strategic portfolio of investments that deliver venture-level investment returns, have the potential to transform the healthcare industry and significantly enhance the experience for patients, their families and their caregivers. Ascension Ventures has three venture funds with $550 million in committed capital under management. Its limited partners include Adventist Health System, Ascension, Catholic Health Initiatives, Decatur Memorial Hospital, Dignity Health, Intermountain Healthcare, Mercy and Trinity Health. http://www.ascensionventures.org

About athenahealth, Inc.
athenahealth is a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health records (EHR), revenue cycle management and medical billing, patient engagement, care coordination, and population health management, as well as Epocrates and other point-of-care mobile apps. We connect care and drive meaningful, measurable results for more than 75,000 health care providers in medical practices and health systems nationwide. For more information, please visit http://www.athenahealth.com.

About Cambia Health Solutions
Cambia Health Solutions, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is a health solutions company dedicated to transforming health care by creating a person-focused and economically sustainable system. Cambia’s growing family of companies range from software and mobile applications, health care marketplaces, non-traditional health care delivery models, health insurance, life insurance, pharmacy benefit management, wellness and overall consumer engagement. Through bold thinking and innovative technology, we are delivering solutions that make quality health care more available, affordable and personally relevant for everyone. To learn more, visit cambiahealth.com or twitter.com/cambia.

About SXSW Interactive
The 23rd annual SXSW Interactive Festival returns to Austin from Friday, March 11 through Tuesday, March 15. An incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, the 2016 event features five days of compelling presentations and panels from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable lineup of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer. From hands-on training to big-picture analysis of the future, SXSW Interactive has become the place to discover the technology of tomorrow today. Join us in March 2016 for the sessions, the networking, the special events, the 18th Annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards, SXSW Accelerator®, the SXSW Gaming Expo, the SXSW Trade Show, the SX Health & MedTech Expo, SX Create, The Job Market, cross-industry conversations with attendees from SXSW Film and SXSW Music, and, most of all, the unforgettable inspirational experiences that only SXSW can deliver. SXSW Interactive 2016 is sponsored by Esurance, Mazda, Monster Energy, Capital One, Bud Light, Deloitte Digital, McDonald’s, Ten-X and The Austin Chronicle.

For Ascension Ventures media inquiries, contact Johnny Smith at Johnny.Smith(at)ascension(dot)org or 314-733-6975.
For athenahealth, Inc. media inquiries, contact Holly Spring at media(at)athenahealth(dot)com or 617-402-1631.
For Cambia Health Solutions media inquiries, contact Christine Lynch at Christine.Lynch(at)cambiahealth(dot)com or 208-333-7839.

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