There is no doubt that healthcare’s multifaceted structure prompts challenges throughout the care continuum. Meanwhile, patients increasingly expect the convenience of a seamless, quality healthcare experience from clinic to the hospital, to post-acute care environments, and ultimately to their home. So, healthcare industry partners must work together to determine how to best employ technology to improve the patient's experience, accelerate care delivery—no matter where it happens—and lower costs—all at the same time. Novel care models have the potential to deliver integrated patient care across the continuum that results in positive quality outcomes and an outstanding experience for all involved.
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ViVE is BACK and will once again set the tone for the year ahead in Healthcare IT and Digital Health. This time, we are going to rock the house in Los Angeles.
Our agenda will feature health information technology leaders and senior digital health executives from both public and private sectors, offering multiple session formats including panel discussions, presentations, case studies, point-counterpoint discussions, announcements and more.
ViVE 2024 Themes
Care Model Behavior
Coworking with Tech
While big tech layoffs make headlines, healthcare is struggling to maintain adequate staffing levels–not enough people, lack of training, rising labor costs, succession planning, and the list goes on. It’s time for technology to step up and be a catalyst in supporting our workforce. What can automation, AI, virtual care, voice recognition applications, virtual assistants, and robotics do for us? Or better question- where and how is this technology being implemented and yielding results right now? Health organizations are leveraging technology to optimize staffing, address burnout, improve retention, guide workforce planning, and restore the joy in the practice of medicine.
Dollars and Sense of Digital Health Investments
Digital health funding in the US totaled $6.1 billion in the first six months of 2023, a big number, but still low when compared to the pandemic-fueled surge in 2020 and 2021. Experts are forecasting acceleration in technology adoption by providers and payers to $81 billion for healthcare services and technology by 2026, and the healthcare AI market to reach $188 billion globally by 2030. With such trends, financial experts are bullish that such digital health intellectual property will seed the bounty for a growing future. Investment into novel technologies, platforms and models will drive the pursuit of innovation and desire to address the evolving healthcare needs of a global population. Let’s make sense of the dollars and cents fueling health’s future!
Is it Really All About the Patient?
The ongoing transformation of healthcare towards a patient-centric model requires the collaborative efforts of healthcare providers, technology leaders, and patient advocates. Patients want care that is kind, convenient and fair. They want to be known, heard, and provided a plan that reflects and includes their values. In addition, they expect emotional support, technology-driven convenience and accessibility, and assurance that their data will be protected. While payers demand high quality outcomes and value for the care they are supporting, patients want access to care at a price they can afford. As telemedicine, wearables, and AI are enhancing patient engagement, how are healthcare organizations keeping in mind consumerism and care navigations? How can we improve every touchpoint in the patient journey?
Mastering Data Like It's Your Most Valuable Asset
With 30% of all data coming from the healthcare industry and having increased 5,000% since 2010, efforts to harness, normalize, and analyze the vastness of health information require innovation beyond traditional tools. Data is the lifeblood of modern medicine. What if any data imaginable were available to aid in the wellness, healing, and management of our patients in a secure, unbiased, and real-time way? Invaluable data is the resource that holds the power to transform healthcare delivery, research, and decision-making, ushering in an era of personalized medicine, improved patient outcomes, and data-driven innovations. Yet, as the digital ecosystem expands, the ethical, privacy, and security challenges surrounding healthcare data loom large, underscoring the need for responsible stewardship and robust governance to harness its potential for the betterment of society. Dive into the promises and perils of data in healthcare.
Health Systems Staying Above Water
Healthcare providers are facing increasing expenses and flat (or even decreasing) reimbursement rates, creating a major challenge for healthcare providers as they try to provide the care their communities require. According to a report, hundreds of rural hospitals across the United States are teetering on the edge of closure, with their financial status increasingly in peril. More than 200 rural hospitals are at immediate risk of closure, and nearly 30% of rural hospitals nationwide are at risk of closing in the near future. Providers must work to both reduce the cost of providing care and employ mechanisms to increase revenue. Cost reduction can be accomplished by reducing staff, reducing the number of services offered, or reducing the amount of time spent with patients. However, these tactics seem diametrically opposed to improving revenue and building patient loyalty. The effort is underway to come together to determine how providers can employ solutions that will keep our health systems intact for the future.
Tech that Moves Mountains
Breakthrough technologies are revolutionizing patient care and the business of healthcare at large. As computing and technology exponentially improve, it seeps steadily into our everyday lives, creating momentum in drug discovery, diagnostics assistance, process automation, and personalized care. The digital shift is no longer a novel concept but rather a strategic imperative for all healthcare stakeholders. Utilizing cutting-edge technology to shift from traditional care delivery models and long-established systems to virtual, data-driven, and outcomes-based models is happening in all corners of the health ecosystem. Health leaders have shifted their priorities to embrace new technology and take a few risks with the potential reward being a fully transformed patient experience.
The Policy-Shaped Future
As we work to shape healthcare policy for a healthier tomorrow, we explore the US healthcare ecosytem’s critical and ever-evolving regulatory landscape. From data security and interoperability to AI ethics, data transparency, and global health, there is ample policy change on the horizon to allow our health system to keep pace with digital health, a seismic shift in consumer demands and a heightened focus on our declining life expectancy compared to other developed nations. People are fed up with the US healthcare system and pleading for change, it’s time for the industry to respond with action. Experts, policymakers, and industry leaders are coming together to foster insightful dialogue, challenge the status quo that got us here, and chart the new course to reshape the future of healthcare as we know it.
Yes, we know healthcare is ripe for disruption, but has it actually been disrupted yet? Outside entrants are becoming primary players, patient value expectations continue to increase, workforce challenges are driving new models of care, and payers are expecting value from the financial investments they are making. The use of technology has already assisted in driving this healthcare revolution, but what can we expect in the next year? 3 years? 5 years? How will AI, wearables, robotics, and virtual care change the way we deliver patient care? What is on the horizon that we have not even imagined? Disruption can create a shift in mental models, creating opportunities for improvement in caring for our communities. Whatever may be next, let’s be ready to embrace it!
Lights, Camera, AI in Action
AI in medicine has existed for over 60 years, so why is it dominating headlines at this point in time? Well for one, the emergence of LLMs like ChatGPT and Med-PaLM have blown the doors open for more use cases of this technology in a healthcare setting to rush in. There are still a ton of question marks around the ethical considerations of applying this technology at scale, but that is not necessarily stopping organizations from diving in head first. AI is certainly not a perfect fix, but it can begin to help solve some of healthcare’s biggest challenges in the near future. Let’s shine a spotlight on the many ways AI can enhance the patient care journey from admission to the point of discharge.
Speaker Application FAQs:
Speaker Submission Deadline:
October 31st, 2023 at 5pm EST.
*There will be no extensions
Rolling Basis: We accept applications on a rolling basis so we recommend that you apply early. *Your chances of being selected will decrease as the deadline approaches.
Limit to 1 submission per Executive. Multiple submissions will not be reviewed.
Limit to 3 executives from 1 organization. We will not review any more than 3. At the end of the day, we book speakers, not companies.
Full panel submissions are not guaranteed to be accepted.
ViVE is not pay-to-play and does not pay honorariums to speakers or accept sponsorship dollars for a speaking role.
ViVE does not cover travel & accommodations for speakers.
Receiving a Response: Due to the extremely large number of applications received, we have a formal process that we follow to give everyone a response. We will reach out to all invited speakers by January 18th and if you are not selected, you will receive an email notifying you on this date. Please do not wait for us to reach out to register for the event. We will refund or transfer your ticket to a colleague if selected as a speaker. Please limit inquiries about the status of a submission until after this January 18th date, we cannot guarantee a response before this date.
Cancellations: We take confirmations seriously. If a confirmed speaker cancels at the last minute, we unfortunately will not be able to work with that individual for future events. We do understand emergencies happen and we will evaluate on a case by case basis.
Tips for Being Selected:
Although there is no set formula to ensure your application is accepted, we have a few tips to help you stand out:
Focus on the entirety of your experience, not just your current role.
Be different! If you think against the standard grain, tell us why.
Think bigger than just your corner of the health ecosystem. How can you influence the entire industry?
If you spoke on the exact same topic previously, we will find out. Please be unique for our ViVE audience.
Tell us what’s new! We love to be the first place for news to drop, so save big announcements for our stages.
Prove you won’t shy away from hard questions and are comfortable going off-script. If you know your Comms/PR teams will highly censor your comments, we may not be the event for you.
Don’t be picky about who you’ll share the stage with at ViVE! We reserve the right to invite all fellow co-panelists and ask that you trust our process.
Please keep in mind that we receive well over 2,000 applications and accept only 5-10%. Our decisions are not personal. We appreciate all of the time each and every one of you put into your application. We’re doing our best to curate the most impactful program possible, so your patience and understanding of our process is appreciated.
Our ViVE agenda covers a wide breadth of topics, as highlighted in our agenda themes, but healthcare is big and complex, as you know. We will never be able to cover everything for everyone. We love your passion for specific topics, but please understand that our event is only 4 days long with a limited number of sessions so we have to make some tough calls on what topics get covered each year.
Key Dates to Remember
3-4 speakers, 40 minutes
These sessions are conversational with no slides. ViVE builds diverse panels internally – if you are picky on who you’ll share the stage with, kindly consider another format. We are intentional with these discussions to get to the evidence and support your points quickly rather than broadly speaking about ideals. We are leaving the theoretical “what ifs” behind and discussing how to solve hard problems. If you have high guardrails on what topics we can cover- it may not be the format for you.
1 speaker, 20 minutes
Think BIG IDEAS of how to transform health, think TEDTalk meets the Presidential Address. Here we are looking for visionaries who are fed up with the current health system status quo and have novel ideas to change it. We want speakers with gravitas! This stage is not for product pitches, but again big missions — a mission that is WAY bigger than one organization or one solution.
1-2 speakers, 1 moderator, 20 minutes
These one-on-one discussions between a moderator and speaker hone in on the speakers’ specific experience and view on the proposed topic. This speaker is uniquely positioned to discuss the topic at hand given their current role and have real evidence to support their message. This will need to be a brand new message for our audience, not rehashed. Use our stage as the catalyst to cement your influence over our health industry.
Case Studies/Use Cases
1-2 speakers, 20 minutes
With so much happening inside of each health organization, from new partnerships to new technology integrations to new care model implementation, we want a peek inside the magic! These sessions will give an insider view of a specific project our featured speakers are currently in the weeds of implementing or have successfully (or sometimes not so successfully) come out the other side with stories to tell. These should be very practical and not shy away from the gory details!
1 moderator for panelist and point-counterpoint discussions
Moderators play a CRUCIAL role in the success of the session. Think of them as the ‘Team Captains’ that the ‘Players’ look to to lead them. We prefer to keep these conversational with no slides. Panels take questions from the moderator and live audience questions (digitally). We typically choose moderators from the media, consulting firms, law firms, VCs, bankers, academia i.e. people that are neutral parties with SME on the topics covered. We hope to find moderators who are polite and considerate of our speakers, but NOT afraid to push or ask the tough questions.
ViVE Content Policies
All speakers must explicitly consent to their inclusion in all content submissions prior to applying. Please do not try and convince speakers to participate after they have already been submitted in an application.
Confirmed Speakers/Moderator’s on our main agenda will receive complimentary registration for the full conference. We highly encourage everyone to register for ViVE 2024 as soon as possible to take advantage of lower rates. Prices will increase as we get closer to the event. If you are selected as a speaker your registration will be refunded or transferred to a colleague. You can use the discount code 23ViVE_SPKAPP_250 for $250 off of your ticket. Register Here.
We accept applications on a rolling basis so we recommend that you apply early. Your chances of being selected will decrease as the deadline approaches. If ViVE is interested in moving forward with your application a member of the Content Team will reach out to schedule a call. We will require direct contact with the proposed speaker before final confirmation.
Receiving a Response
We are not able to provide a detailed response to all who apply due to the extremely large number of applications received. We will reach out if there is a good fit on the program on a rolling basis from when applications open. All invited speakers will be notified by January 18th and if you were not selected, you will be notified on this date as well. Please do not wait for us to reach out to register for the event. We will refund or transfer your ticket to a colleague if selected as a speaker. Please limit inquiries about the status of your application until after the January 18th date.
Limit to 1 submission per Executive. Multiple submissions will not be reviewed. Limit to 3 executives from 1 organization. We will not review any more than 3. At the end of the day, we book speakers, not companies.
We take confirmations seriously. If a confirmed speaker cancels at the last minute, we unfortunately will not be able to work with that individual for future events. We do understand emergencies happen and we will evaluate on a case by case basis. ViVE reserves the right to cancel the speaking slot entirely if the proposed speaker can no longer uphold their commitment.
The Content Team must approve any speaker changes before a speaker invitation is extended to the potential replacement. Any speakers that are not approved by the Content Team are subject to cancellation by ViVE.
Changes to Session Content
ViVE reserves the right to cancel a session if the speaker is not able to deliver the original concept and speaker(s) listed in the proposal and/or misses key deadlines.