Venture+ Forum

HIMSS Venture+

Sunday, February 23, 2014

8:30 AM – 6:00 PM ET

Hyatt Regency, Orlando Ballroom

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Find the hottest trends in health IT innovation and investment at the Venture+ Forum. This pre-conference event showcases new companies, offers valuable insights and fosters strategic partnerships and investment opportunities crucial to bringing innovative products to market. Select startups will pitch their products during the forum and feature them at the Startup Showcase on the HIMSS14 exhibit floor.

Fee: $305

Agenda Program Highlights Startup Showcase Sponsors Agenda
February 23, 2014, 8:30AM - 9:00AM ET Venture+ Forum Check-In and Registration
February 23, 2014, 9:00AM - 9:10AM ET Welcome Remarks
February 23, 2014, 9:10AM - 9:45AM ET Keynote Address: The Evolution of Digital Health
February 23, 2014, 9:45AM - 10:00AM ET StartUp Health Presents: Emerging Digital Health Investment Trends and Insights
February 23, 2014, 10:00AM - 11:00AM ET Health IT Venture Trends
February 23, 2014, 11:00AM - 11:15AM ET Judging Panel Introduction
February 23, 2014, 11:15AM - 12:30PM ET Company Presentations
February 23, 2014, 12:30PM - 1:15PM ET Networking Luncheon
February 23, 2014, 1:15PM - 2:45PM ET Company Presentations
February 23, 2014, 2:45PM - 3:00PM ET Networking Break
February 23, 2014, 3:00PM - 4:30PM ET Company Presentations
February 23, 2014, 4:30PM - 5:00PM ET HIMSS Analytics Presents: State of the U.S. Healthcare IT Industry
February 23, 2014, 5:00PM - 6:00PM ET Understanding the Health IT Marketplace
February 23, 2014, 6:00PM - 6:15PM ET Judges’ Decision Announced & Concluding Remarks
February 23, 2014, 6:15PM - 7:30PM ET Networking Reception
Program Highlights

For more information, visit the Venture+ Forum website

  • Qualcomm Ventures, Lucian Iancovici, M.D. to Deliver Keynote on The Evolution of Digital Health

Lucian Iancovici

The future of digital health is changing rapidly. The advent of the connected system has fueled a new generation of companies trying to turn healthcare into a system where information can flow more easily to drive more efficient and effective care. The excitement around the possibilities has driven billions of dollars of investment over the last few years. But based on what we are seeing, what does the future really hold? Dr. Iancovici will discuss his predictions for digital health in his keynote address.

  • Join Leading Health Investors to Explore Funding Trends
Casper deClercq Ted Driscoll
Joseph Volpe Jeffrey Harvey

Discover the latest investment trends and insights from leading health investors. The Health IT Venture Trends panel will feature Casper de Clercq of Norwest Venture Partners; Ted Driscoll, active angel investor and Director of Digital Health for Claremont Creek Ventures; Joseph Volpe, Managing Director of Merck Global Health Innovation; and, Jeffrey Harvey, Managing Partner, Hickory Ridge Capital. Gain insight about the evolving healthcare landscape, including regulatory developments, the impact of new pay-per-efficiency models, and opportunities in health information exchange, medical devices, and imaging.


  • Explore Market Opportunities in Health IT with Leading Health Systems Executives and Stakeholders
Ryan Bosch

The integration of technology solutions into a growing number of health systems is not only aiding patient access and care coordination but also is improving workflow efficiencies and communications – all aimed at better outcomes and reducing the cost of healthcare delivery. The Understanding the Health IT Marketplace panel will feature insights from CMIO Ryan Bosch, M.D. of Inova Health System and CIO Molly Joel Coye, M.D., M.P.H. and UCLA Health and will examine the impact of innovation and venture investment in transforming healthcare delivery and improving patient outcomes along with Christopher Bergstrom of WellDoc and Eric Steager of Independence Blue Cross. 

  • Explore Cutting-Edge Health IT and Meet the Innovators

See cutting-edge products, technology, and services presented by 20 of today’s most promising health IT companies! For a complete list of presenting companies visit the Venture+ Forum website. 

Startup Showcase

NEW! Startup Showcase

Hall E | Booth 7293

New at HIMSS14, visit 40 of today’s most promising new health IT companies in the Startup Showcase - 1,400 sq. ft. of prime exhibit space dedicated to launching Venture+ Forum presenting companies and select startup and early stage health IT companies.

 Startup Showcase will include:

  • Demo presentations from companies exhibiting in the showcase
  • Meeting room access for private discussions with showcase exhibitors
  • Stop by and see the cutting-edge products, technology and services on display from new-to-market health IT companies.

For more information or to exhibit in the showcase contact Bonnie Knight.


The Venture+ Forum, through the generous support of new lead sponsor Polsinelli and returning sponsors Howard Burde Health Law, LLC and Ziegler, delivers an important forum for entrepreneurs, investors and strategic partners to converge, engage and network.  HIMSS thanks our sponsors and all who make the Venture+ Forum possible including our dedicated strategic partners – Springboard Enterprises, StartUp Health and UP Global.


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