The StartUp Health Festival is almost here. A premier healthcare event held during the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference on January 8 and 9 in San Francisco, this invitation-only event will bring together 2,000 global healthcare influencers, investors, scientists, visionary entrepreneurs – double the amount of last year’s attendees – to discuss the greater future of digital health.
Looking Back to Look Ahead
As the stock market spikes while Bitcoin takes a nosedive, new innovations in fields like pharma and artificial intelligence evolve at lightning speed, and industry-shaking M&A activity (such as the recent CVS/Aetna merger) threatens traditional health systems, next week’s StartUp Health event will likely identify new opportunities for investment, innovation, and advancement for healthcare consumers.
Last year's conference, said Sam Glick, Partner in Oliver Wyman’s Health and Life Sciences practice and one of this year’s StartUp Health Festival moderators, was about embracing optimism amidst widespread industry insecurity. This year’s event will be an opportunity to assess how far the industry has come since then.