2020 Hospital & Health System Innovation Summit - McDermott Will & Emery

2020 Hospital & Health System Innovation Summit


Hospital and Health System Innovation Centers clear the path for healthcare advancement. And in an environment upended by COVID-19, there is no better time for investment in innovation and growth of collaborative partnerships in healthcare. At our second annual Hospital & Health System Innovation Summit, we’ll gather top innovation executives from across the county to weigh in on health system innovation initiatives and investments today—and tomorrow. This summit will give C-suite executives, in-house counsel, investors and other healthcare leaders the insights they need to position their organizations to innovate, collaborate and grow even in the midst of disruption. Together, we’ll cover:

  • The impact of COVID-19 on innovation centers and innovation-related efforts, including opportunities, challenges and strategies for innovation center development, infrastructure and investments;
  • Approaches for developing successful investment structures; and
    Lessons learned from innovation investment arrangements, including preparing for the unexpected.

Registration Information

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (EST)


12:00 – 12:05 pm (EST)

  • Overview and Opening Remarks

12:05 – 12:40 pm (EST)

  • Pandemic to Partnership: The Impact of COVID-19 on Innovation
    • This interactive discussion with health system innovation leaders will address the impact of COVID-19 on health systems’ plans to pursue innovation efforts, lasting regulatory, legal and business implications, and the prioritization of innovation post-COVID-19.

12:40 – 1:15 pm (EST)

  • Nuts and Bolts: How the Invest in Innovation
    • This panel will discuss the fundamental types of investment structures from the health system perspective, including types of vehicles utilized by health systems, tips for aligning investment priorities with the health system mission and collaborations with third parties to accelerate innovation. A panel of experienced executives and McDermott attorneys, will delve into specific structures and related legal and business implications.

1:15 – 1:50 pm (EST)

  • Lessons Learned: Diligence, Detours and Data, OH MY
    • Industry leaders will share first-hand lessons learned from their work on recent innovation related projects. We will cover a myriad of cases studies, highlighting lessons learned around conflicts of interest, diligence considerations, data ownership and de-identification, material changes in strategy and mission and its corresponding impact on the minority investor.

1:50 – 2:00 pm (EST)

  • Interactive Q&A


  • Anders Brown, Sr., Sr. Vice President and Managing Director, Tegria (Founded by Providence)
  • Damon Broyles, Vice President, Clinical Innovation, Mercy Technology Services
  • Chris Coburn, Chief Innovation Officer, Mass General Brigham and President, Partners HealthCare International
  • Kolaleh Eskandanian, PhD, MBA, PMP, Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Children’s National Hospital
  • Naomi Fried, CEO, Health Innovation Strategies
  • Adam Gale, President, KLAS
  • Jon Gordon, CEO, LifePod Solutions
  • Mai-Tal Kennedy, Principal, Vantage Partners
  • Lisa Prasad, Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at Henry Ford Health System

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