My take on the three top health tech conferences of 2017

Not long after the New Year brings a three-month conference schedule for venture funds like our who are solely focused on digital health, including J.P. Morgan Healthcare in San Francisco; HIMSS in Orlando and SXSW in Austin. 

We’re planning on attending each conference and have in the past. With each attracting a different crowd – often including entrepreneurs pitching new ideas – we wanted to summarize the three conferences as we see them to give a little more color. Hopefully, it helps readers prioritize as they’re planning and prioritizing their 2017 calendars. 

Growing the Madison-Chicago Partnership to Advance Healthcare

As the Wisconsin Badgers football team prepares to head to Chicago for a Big Ten clash against the Northwestern University Wildcats this weekend, the team from Chicago’s collaborative healthcare hub, MATTER, made the reverse trip to Madison for something a bit more cooperative.

Two recent headlines connect running entrepreneurial thread in Wisconsin

At a time when people are reading less news every day, it's worth noting two recent stories that ran in newspapers the same day across Wisconsin. Both exemplify the opportunity and challenges with startup investing that HealthX Ventures and others are trying to address in our home state.

HIStalk: The Electronic Health Record and The Golden Spike

HealthX Ventures Senior Executive Advisor Frank Byrne compares the implementation, use, and future of EMRs to another monumental feat in history, the golden spike completing the First Transcontinental Railroad. The opinion piece, based on Dr. Byrne’s four decades in the industry, including as the top executive at two separate health systems, was written for leading HIT blog, HIStalk.

Read the story here: http://histalk2.com/2016/09/14/readers-write-the-electronic-health-record-and-the-golden-spike/