The New York eHealth Collaborative Hosts the Third Annual 2013 Digital Health Conference and 2013 Gala & PATH Awards

NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Health tech innovation will take center stage in New York City this November 14-15 at the New York eHealth Collaborative’s (NYeC) Digital Health Conference. More than 1,200 senior-level healthcare decision makers from across New York’s robust Health IT community will gather to showcase recent innovations and the most cutting edge technological developments in healthcare.

Keynote Speakers include healthcare luminary George C. Halverson, Chairman, Kaiser Permanente, and Jim Messina, National Director, Organizing for Action; Campaign Manager, 2012 Obama Re-Election Campaign; Deputy Chief of Staff to President Obama (2009-2011).

The two-day conference will feature presentations and interactive panel discussions on the recent advances in how healthcare providers, entrepreneurs, investors, and developers are leveraging new technologies including mobile health, 3-D printing, patient portals, Google Glass, and health information exchange to advance care and improve the patient experience and outcomes.

Featured speakers include senior-level executives and professors from academic medical centers including Columbia University, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Mount Sinai.  Policymakers and officials from the Partnership Fund for New York City, NYC Economic Development Corporation, Health and Human Services, and the NY State/City Departments of Health will be on hand to discuss how New York State is creating an innovation landscape for Health IT.

Other notable health and tech thought-leaders speaking at the event include Google’s National Healthcare Industry Director, Ryan Olohan; Partnership Fund for New York City’s CEO, Maria Gotsch; The Commonwealth Fund’s Vice President for Health System Quality and Efficiency, Ann-Marie Audet; Cornell Tech Professor and Open mHealth Co-Founder Deborah Estrin; Qualcomm Life’s Director of Business Development, Kabir Karagod; and StartUP Health’s CEO, Steven Krein.

Featured conference sessions include: Power to the People: Bringing Technology to Medicaid’s Most Complex and Expensive Patients; New York’s Health IT Transformation and its Effects; Predicting the Future, The Re-imagination of Healthcare and What’s to Come, and Better Healthcare by Design: How Data Visualization, Behavior Change Techniques, and User-Centered Design Can Create Successful Products. Plus, demonstrations from emerging NYC start-ups will showcase their latest developments in Health IT.

“With recent advances in health information technology, we stand at an unprecedented crossroads for transition and opportunity in healthcare,” said David Whitlinger, Executive Director of NYeC. “I am pleased to invite the industry’s best to come together for our two-day conference to discuss the latest innovations and developments in Health IT within New York State and beyond.”

In addition to extensive in-person networking opportunities, attendees have the opportunity to join the social conversation using #DHC13. At the end of the first day of the conference, NYeC’s Board of Directors will also host the 2013 Gala & PATH Awards to honor and promote the advancement of technology in healthcare.

To view a full conference schedule and to register visit

About The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC): NYeC is a not-for-profit organization, working in partnership with the New York State Department of Health to improve healthcare for all New Yorkers through health information technology (health IT). Founded in 2006 by healthcare leaders, NYeC receives funding from state and federal grants to serve as the focal point for health IT in the State of New York. NYeC works to develop policies and standards, to assist healthcare providers in making the shift to electronic health records, and to coordinate the creation of the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY), a network to connect healthcare providers statewide. For more information about NYeC, visit and @NYeHealth.

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