Groundbreaking HealthBeat 2013 Conference Set for May

On Friday, confirmation came that HealthBeat – a new conference highlighting the ways in which “technology is transforming healthcare” – is set to take place this spring.

The two-day conference commences May 20th at the Grand Hyatt in San Francisco, California.

This is the first event to have a singular focus on how information technology is driving out inefficiencies in healthcare, VentureBeat said of its creation.

The event will cover the most interesting and disruptive IT themes in healthcare: like how nurses and physicians are using iPads to do things like call up a patient’s health record and manage care, to how hospitals, other providers, and insurers are using the cloud to collaborate with patients and each other, to how big data is helping the entire ecosystem identify ways to provide better care.

“The event is true to the heritage of VentureBeat,” explains Matt Marshall of Venturebeat. “We pride ourselves on covering ‘the first mile,’ or the the incredibly innovative companies that are just emerging and are the most disruptive. Some more mature technology players, too, including Microsoft and Qualcomm, also are having significant impact, so we’ll hear from some of their most interesting healthcare customers too. This event thus also helps business leaders assess the multi-billion dollar market opportunities in this sector. Venture capital investment in healthcare continues to soar, at 43 percent year over year.”

To learn more about the event or to reserve your tickets, click here.

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