November 1, 2022 | Ford Field, Detroit

On November 1, 2022, the MedHealth Summit brought together the healthcare innovation ecosystem for a day overflowing with thought-provoking discussions and matchmaking. This event was put on at no cost to attendees to foster a welcoming, barrier-free environment where meaningful connections can be made within our healthcare ecosystem.

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Behind the Scenes at the Summit

 Content Creators at Shift Forward Health, MedTech Crossroads, and WoeBot Health to hear interviews with speakers, attendees, exhibitors, and beyond.

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Matchmaking Meetings

Who Attended

  • Healthcare innovators

  • Healthcare purchasers

  • Investors

  • Research institutions

  • Entrepreneurial support organizations

  • Economic development organizations
Time/LocationAgenda Item
9:00-9:30 AM
Entryway, Hall of Legends, and Exhibit Hall
Registration and networking
9:00-4:30 PM
Media Lounge in Hall of Legends

Healthcare Mixtape at the MedHealth Summit

There are a lot of great things happening at the summit, and two content creators are taking you behind the scenes. Join Shift Forward Health and MedTech Crossroads to hear interviews with speakers, attendees, exhibitors, and beyond.

*Note that this is not a live content session, but select attendees may have the opportunity to participate

9:30-9:50 AM
Hall of Legends
Welcoming remarks

Stacey Frankovich, Program Manager, MedHealth

A Pitch to Remember

Introduction from Trista Van Tine, Michigan Founders Funds

Dr. Kevin Hagedorn, Life Magnetics, Inc.
Darren Riley, JustAir
Johnnie Turnage, EvenScore
9:50-10:50 AM
Hall of Legends

Keynote: Democratizing Data for Healthcare Innovation and Action

Introduction from Ned Staebler, TechTown Detroit

Phillip Levy, MD, MPH

Professor of Emergency Medicine and Associate Vice President for Translational Science - Wayne State University
Director, Mobile Health Unit Program - Wayne Health

10:50-11:00 AM
Entryway, Hall of Legends, and Exhibit Hall
Break and transition
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Hall of Legends
Mental Health Matters: Caring for Healthcare Providers Beyond Compensation
Countless healthcare workers are leaving their jobs–and sometimes the industry–because of trauma and burnout. Gone unaddressed, these mental health conditions threaten personal wellbeing, the quality of patient care delivery, and our region’s workforce.Learn about these pervasive challenges and how employers can take a more trauma-informed approach to caring for healthcare providers.

Facilitator: Sinziana Luchian, Director, Healthcare Initiatives, Detroit Regional Chamber
Robert Matheny, Manager of Neurodiagnostics, Henry Ford Hospital
Interim President, Michigan School of Psychology
12:00-12:30 PM
Entryway, Hall of Legends, and Exhibit Hall
Lunch and visit exhibitors
12:30-1:30 PM
Hall of Legends

The Future of Primary Care Innovation

Primary care is the backbone of any healthcare system–particularly for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. There are countless studies that show primary care’s ability to improve outcomes and reduce healthcare spending, yet it accounts for very little actual healthcare spend. Learn how some innovative startups are disrupting the market by improving care delivery and access for populations most in need.

Facilitator: Zain Ismail, Podcast Cohost, Healthcare Rap Podcast
Dr. Thomas Cornwell, National Medical Director Village Medical at Home, Village MD

Dr. Aaron Friedkin, Chief Business Officer, Homeward 
1:30-1:40 PM
Entryway, Hall of Legends, and Exhibit Hall
Break and transition
1:40-2:40 PM
Charting a New Patient Experience Through Innovative Bedside Care
Engaged, empowered patients. Greater nurse productivity. An improved care provider experience. These are all examples of fundamental principles that healthcare systems strive towards–and innovation can play a crucial role. Learn how the use of artificial intelligence, interoperability, and other technologies can improve patient’s experience, reduce provider burdens, and ultimately, improve the quality of care.

Moderator: Molly McCarthy, Chief Nursing Officer, Microsoft
Dr. Shayan Vyas, Medical Officer, Teladoc Health
Kristina Emery, Clinical Innovation Nurse, Corewell Health
2:40-3:00 PM
Hall of Legends
Program closing remarks

Stacey FrankovichProgram Manager, MedHealth
2:50-4:00 PM
South Club

Market-ready Matchmaking and Investor Speed Dating

MedHealth Summit matchmaking offers a flexible way to have productive, introductory conversations with people who are relevant to your organization. This year’s summit will feature the two types of one-on-one meeting opportunities: market-ready matchmaking and investor speed dating innovators can apply to meet with healthcare organizations, research institutions, entrepreneurial service providers, and investors. These two tracks will occur at the same time, in the same place. Learn more.

3:00-4:30 PM
Entryway, Hall of Legends, and Exhibit Hall
Open Networking and exhibition

Thoughts from Past Attendees

It’s just the right size where you can have meaningful conversations and collisions.

Naresh Singh, St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital
I made valuable connections with potential collaborators that would not have been possible otherwise. I feel the momentum of this growing and vibrant healthcare innovation ecosystem can benefit startups at any stage. This was a very well-organized event, and will look for future opportunities with MedHealth.
Matthew Wolf, CPR SAVE
The speakers and panelists were excellent and the event was very well organized.
Event Attendee
I thought it was great to educate attendees on the need for better care in underserved communities.
Event Attendee