Next IT Healthcare Announces Agenda for Next Edge Summit 2016

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Two-day event aims to break down barriers in the pursuit of a connected patient journey

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This year’s Next Edge Summit will hone in on the patient journey and the path healthcare professionals have to pave to fully empower the patient.

Next IT Healthcare, the leader in patient engagement, today unveiled the agenda for the second annual Next Edge Summit, a two-day long event that features conversations from leaders who are improving the overall experience of healthcare and creating innovative solutions to transform the patient journey. The summit will be held October 17th and 18th at the Hyatt Regency Boston.

In the age of telemedicine, wearables, remote data capture, and sophisticated wellness programs, patient-centered care is top of mind. Patients as individuals are, more than ever before, the primary stakeholders in their own care. This year’s Next Edge Summit will hone in on the patient journey and the path healthcare professionals have to pave to fully empower the patient.

The event will bring together executives, leaders, investigators and innovators working in diverse pharmaceuticals, specialty pharmacy, payers, integrated health systems, tech hardware and software, and HUBs. Attendees will leave with new and diverse points of view, strategies for improving collaboration across stakeholders, and a strong pulse on emerging technologies and trends.

“The future of the patient-led experience will require constant collaboration from care providers, payers, pharma, and most importantly, the patients themselves,” said Fred Brown, CEO of Next IT Healthcare. “This summit is all about bringing these stakeholders together to discuss gaps in the current patient journey and create solutions for a more connected healthcare experience.”

The summit’s programming will feature engaging panel discussions, informative keynotes, and real-world case studies aimed at empowering patients, improving engagement, and promoting patient-centered care. Featured talks and themes will include:

  • Challenges and Solutions of Behavior Change
  • A Deep Dive into the Patient Journey from Multiple Verticals
  • Cognitive Technology and the Future of AI in Healthcare

“The healthcare problems we face today are too big to be solved in a vacuum,” said Dr. Thomas Morrow, Chief Medical Officer of Next IT Healthcare. “Patients, providers, payers, technology innovators, and even the pharmaceutical industry will have to come together to break down barriers to solving our biggest healthcare problems. That’s why this summit is so important.”

Notable speakers from all areas of healthcare will come together to discuss achieving a seamless patient journey. Speakers will include representatives from: Frost & Sullivan, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Lash Group, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, EffectiveUI, Mad*Pow, and Observia. To see the full speaker list, please visit:

The Next Edge Advisory board includes visionaries across industries including: Loreen Brown, Senior VP of Lash Group; Amy Cueva, Founder & Chief Experience Officer of Mad*Pow; Philip Graves, renowned author and owner of Shift Consultancy; Edward Hensley, Founder and Chief Commercial Officer of AssistRx, Inc.; and Brendan O’Grady, CEO and President, North American Generics at Teva Pharmaceuticals.

Next Edge 2016 is hosted by Next IT Healthcare, the leader in patient engagement. The summit is proudly sponsored in part by EffectiveUI, a leading digital product company committed to creating lean, iterative digital solutions for healthcare partners.

Join leaders, experts and innovators from all corners of the healthcare ecosystem as we chart a course for the future of connected care.

To see the full Next Edge 2016 agenda and to register, please visit:

About Next IT Healthcare

Next IT Healthcare is the leader in patient engagement. We help healthcare organizations drive lasting behavior change and improved outcomes. Our mission is to pave the way to a radically healthier population.

Using Alme, our natural language platform, we develop virtual health coaches that achieve unprecedented engagement and adherence rates. Our proven approach is trusted by leaders in all corners of health, including pharmaceuticals, providers and payers.

Next IT Healthcare is proudly based in Spokane, Washington. Learn more at

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