• MedX has transformed "patient-centered" from a buzzword into a way of thinking and collaborating.

    Roni Zeiger, MDCo-founder and CEO, Smartpatients
  • The finely orchestrated Medicine X program amazed me. The team was poised, accessible, and proactive. Dr. Chu is a perfectionist who surrounds himself with other perfectionists.

    Jon KiehnauFounder, Struts & Springs Co.
  • MedX has stolen my heart. The feeling of physically being in the same space with others who are passionate and inspiring is truly awesome. Awestruck.

    Carly MedoschProgram Analyst and Chronic Illness Advocate
  • This conference has immediately inspired a change in career trajectory and lit a fire within me to learn how I can build and design patient-centered health care solutions.

    Matthew KreyGlaxoSmithKlein Future Leaders Program
  • Medicine X was the first medical conference I attended that included patients. It totally changed my perspective and enriched by practice.

    Marc Katz, MD, MPHChief Medical Officer, Bon Secours Heart & Vascular Institute
  • Lots of new ideas, contacts, access...I feel so motivated to become a better communicator and advocate and researcher.

    Caroline Polak ScowcroftTropical North Queensland TAFE - Nursing
  • Best food at a conference. Ever.

    Margaret Polaneczky, MDAssociate Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • This was more than a conference. It was a convocation of folks who have diverse but common interests in advancing health care as a humanistic, inclusive, technology-infused, egalitarian process wherein the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

    Patricia Bach, RN, PsyDPresident, Psychologists in Long Term Care
  • Medicine X has changed how I view myself and healthcare forever!

    Jamia Crockett, MHAManager of Community Benefits, Mary Washington Healthcare
  • This is the best organized conference I've attended in my life!

    Francisco GrajalesDoctoral candidate, University of British Columbia
  • The conference was transformative, enlightening, hugely inspiring and more complete than I could have imagined.

    Jim Henning, MDFellow in Residence, HealthTap
  • I won't just take information, ideas and contacts away with me–we are sharing them all online!  I expect the new ideas and contacts fostered here will continue to grow and be nurtured long after Medicine X.

    Louise Schaper, PhDCEO, Health Informatics Society of Australia
  • From the outside, #MedX can seem like a happy place where everyone agrees on the betterment of health care–but it thrives most with difficult topics and people who care enough to challenge the status quo.

    Nikki EstañolePatient
  • By immersing myself in the Medicine X culture and vision of how design, research, and entrepreneurship can be integrated into technology, I was inspired to build 11health.

    Michael SeresFounder, 11health
  • Attending Medicine X brings you into an active community of people who are driven in ways that attendees of most conferences are not.

    Doug KanterFounder, Databetes
  • Medicine X is a unique blend of patient voices and medical perspectives. The discussions are real and sometimes raw.

    Charles OrnsteinSenior Reporter, ProPublica
  • Medicine X is a collection of the most visionary, passionate people from all corners of health care.

    Emily Kramer-Golinkoff, MBECo-Founder, Emily's Entourage
  • There is no other conference that let's you get so close, and so personal to the end-users of your technology.

    Audun UtengenCo-Founder, Symplur
  • The Medicine X conference has a strong sub-theme of design and patient-centered focus. It's my absolute favorite and most impactful medical and health conference.

    Dennis BoylePartner & Founding Member, IDEO

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Conference Overview

Xponential Impact | September 13 to September 18, 2016

At Medicine X 2016 we will meet the innovators who are disrupting health care throughout the globe. We will see the emerging technologies of today and learn how they will impact the health care we deliver and receive tomorrow.

We will explore the drivers of change through organizational leadership and creative collaboration outside of health care’s traditional silos.

We will be inspired by moonshot thinking and learn how to grow pockets of excellence and innovation to large-scale change. We will experience empathy and compassion. We will gain an understanding of the problems that matter most in health care.

Be ready to use what you learn at Medicine X to create a shared vision of collaborative and participatory medicine of tomorrow.

The World's Leading Patient-Centered Health Tech Conference

Everyone Included™ is a framework for health care innovation, implementation and transformation based on principles of mutual respect and inclusivity. It is the culmination of six years of co-creation with a diverse group of health care stakeholders at Stanford Medicine X that has resulted in a series of design and leadership principles intended to drive collaborative health care innovation efforts.

For one week in September, Northern California becomes home to the world’s premier gathering of patients, providers, researchers, designers and technologists who are leading disruptive innovation in health care. A series of world-class programs, workshops and events begin on Monday and culminate on Friday with the start of Stanford Medicine X – an Everyone Included™ event and the most-discussed academic medical conference in the world.

join us for medicine x week | september 13–18, 2016

MedXNight @ the

September 14, 2016
Hasso Plattner Institute for Design
6 PM
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IDEO Design Challenge

September 15, 2016
IDEO HQ, Palo Alto
Full Day Workshop
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Health Care Innovation Summit

September 15, 2016
Paul Berg Hall
Full Day Program
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Behavior Design Workshop

September 15, 2016
Paul Brest Hall
Full Day Workshop
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Providers are from Mars...

September 15, 2016
Paul Brest Hall
Half Day AM Workshop
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Shared Decision Making

September 15, 2016
Paul Brest Hall
Half Day PM Workshop
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Medicine X - Day One

September 16, 2016
Paul Berg Hall
Full Day Plenary Program
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Medicine X - Day Two

September 17, 2016
LKSC Center
Full Day Program
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Medicine X - Day Three

September 18, 2016
LKSC Center
Full Day Program
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meet the innovators who are disrupting health care

hear from world-renowned keynote speakers across industries


JONATHAN BUSH – Chief Executive Officer


Bringing the network effect to health care

Jonathan Bush, CEO and President of athenahealth, will discuss how the “network effect,” which we experience in other aspects of our lives, is beginning to take hold in health care, offering the promise of a smarter, cheaper and more connected patient experience.


SUSANNAH FOX – Chief Technology Officer

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Invent health: building a nation of innovators

Susannah Fox believes that the democratization of access to information and data is going to be mirrored in design and manufacturing. How might we create a world in which everyone has access to the tools and information they need to solve,  and share their ideas with others?


LINDRED GREER – Organizational Behavior

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Flattening the hierarchy in health care teams

Award-winning professor Dr. Lindred Greer from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, known for her work on the power structures and power dynamics of teams, will deliver a keynote address on the importance of flattening influence hierarchies in health care teams.

innovative solutions for cancer care

pitch your brightest idea in front of a live audience at Medicine X

Do you have an idea that could change cancer care?
Five finalists will be invited to Medicine X to pitch their ideas in front of a panel of judges, which includes Michael Seres, Medicine X ePatient-in-Residence, and Robert Herjavec, one of the stars of ABC’s hit television show “Shark Tank.” Winners will receive seed funding and mentorship to bring their ideas to life. Learn more about the C3 Prize, and submit your own idea at

main stage sessions

our signature day of moonshot thinking and big idea inspiration



The future of President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative 



Abuse vs. Access and the Role of Technology and Design



Confidentiality vs. Data Sharing to Inspire Innovation



Data Parity and Device Innovation vs. Regulation and Safety



A culture of health based on mutual respect and inclusivity


Challenges, long shots, and resilience after failure


an interactive small group learning experience with knowledge experts


Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

“Creating space for innovation at HHS”



Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business

“Teamwork in the health care setting”



Founder, Cor

“The transformation of precision health in the home, and crowdfunding”



Senior Reporter, ProPublica

“How to think like a journalist”

160+ high quality breakout sessions

hear from leading innovators and researchers from around the globe


After an extensive peer-review process, we are pleased to be offering over 160 high quality breakout sessions this year. Sessions range from five-minute Ignite! presentations, to interactive 90-minute workshops, in five different tracks (Business, Design, ePatient, Implementation, Research).

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