| hci 2018


Why have billions been invested in revolutionizing employer health benefits? Join us at the Health Care Innovation Summit for a full-day event exploring how technology and patient voices can guide the future of this emerging industry. This is a unique event bringing together benefits managers, entrepreneurs, patients, health insurance brokers, and health system executives.

date TBD | 7:30AM – 5:30PM | Paul Berg Hall

| topics

Working our employees to death: The stress of work and life make it hard to stick to the basics of good nutrition, adequate fitness habits, good sleep hygiene, and overall wellness. 1 in 5 American adults are diagnosed with a mental health condition. Working more than 11 hours per day increases the risk of major depressive disorder by 70%.  Learn about practical interventions that have data to support the efficacy of sticking to the basics that truly drive behavior change.


Value of care navigators: Navigating healthcare is difficult. The phone trees, run arounds, and lack of sufficient support adds insult during an already stressful time in an employee’s life.  Learn why care navigators can be a valuable asset in your portfolio of health benefit offerings.


The ethics of deep learning and health benefits : The growth of deep learning technologies has enabled employers to identify at-risk patients. If prevention is the best medicine, what best practices exist to respect the privacy of employees yet intervene if employees elect to receive actionable care alerts? What is the employer’s responsibility for notifying an employee identified as being at-risk?


Specialty pharmaceuticals: The average specialty pharmaceutical cost exceeds the average salary of an American employee. Specialty pharmaceuticals can save lives and improve an employee’s quality of life. But they can also have a direct impact on an employer’s bottom line. This session will explore best practices and innovations that exist to manage this challenge.


Fertility challenges: We are waiting longer before having children. CDC data shows that the birth rate among women aged 30 to 34 in 2016 surpassed that of women aged 25 to 29. Maternal and paternal biologic clocks are ticking and having children later in life is associated with increased complications. What options exist to help manage these risks and help employees start healthy and happy families?


Employers with direct care delivery: On site clinics have evolved from occupational to urgent care to primary care and now to medical home health care. How will employers who provide direct care delivery obtain value, especially when complex subspecialty care is needed? And how will performance be measured?

| the program

Let’s rethink employee health benefits to create better outcomes.

Questions we’ll explore….

  • What are the current problems with employee benefits and self-insured employers?

  • What are some of the best health care delivery models developed by HR leaders?

  • How can self-insured employers create connected care models that deliver patient-centered outcomes?

  • How can employers partner with health care systems?

  • How can HR leaders develop a better critical eye for navigating the health care system?

Patients: who are participating in self-insured employer programs with real-world input on the patient experience.

HR Leaders: who are building self-insured employer benefits programs, and/or have an Employee Wellness Programs.

Health Care Benefits Managers: who want to share best practices, and seeking to learn about innovative care delivery models.

Health Care Experts: who can share best practices, and evidence-based solutions that are emerging benefit and care delivery models.

Healthcare Providers: who seek to collaborate with benefits of self-insured employers programs.

Hotel & Accommodations

Medicine X is pleased to offer discounted hotel rates with the Sheraton and Westin Palo Alto.  Space is limited so please make sure to book your hotel in advance through this link.

Public Transportation

Marguerite Shuttle – The Stanford Marguerite is a free public shuttle service. The shuttle connects the Stanford campus and nearby Palo Alto. Use bus stop 177 for the Li Ka Shing Center.

Caltrain – The nearest Caltrain stop is Palo Alto. From there you can take the free Stanford Marguerite shuttle to the Li Ka Shing Center.

Driving & Parking

Complimentary parking will be available each day at the Stock Farm Parking Lot, a 10-minute walk from the Li Ka Shing Center.

Car Services

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Rates & Policies

Registration for the Health Care Innovation Summit can be purchased here.  Early Bird Pricing will be available through July 15th 2018.

The Health Care Innovation summit is a pre-conference event which will be held on September 13th, the day before Medicine X.  Registration for this event is separate from the main Medicine X Event.  If you wish to purchase tickets for the full Stanford Medicine X weekend, you may register here.

Registration Bundles

Rebates are available for organizations wishing to purchase a a bundle of 10 registrations or more.  Please email medicinex@stanford.edu with the Subject: “HCI Rebate Request.” 


Global program participants


ePatient Scholars trained since 2011


Countries represented


People reached globally

| videos


Medicine X is transforming the world through its educational programs. Revisit our main stage talks from previous years below. Then join us this fall for Medicine X 2018!