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Xponential Impact | September 12 to September 18, 2016,
Li Ka Shing Center for Knowledge and Learning, Stanford University, CA

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.

Changing Cancer Care: The Medicine X and Astellas C3 Prize Live Pitch
On Saturday at 12:40 – 2:10PMfive health care advocates with bright ideas to change cancer care will pitch their ideas live on the Medicine X Mainstage to a panel of judges including Robert Herjavec, dynamic entrepreneur, passionate cancer caregiver and star of ABC’s Emmy Award-winning television show, Shark Tank.

The C3 Prize, presented by Astellas and Stanford Medicine X, is a challenge designed to inspire non-medicine innovations to improve the cancer care experience for patients, caregivers and their loved ones, and it received more than 100 applications from all over the world. See the finalists compete for a chance to win one of three grants totaling $100,000, mentorship and the opportunity to make a real difference in the cancer community.

Empowered patients helping to transform health care

Forty ePatients, individuals who been identified as being “equipped, enabled, empowered and engaged” in their health and health care decisions, will be in attendance at Medicine X 2016. These individuals represent a wide range of conditions and demographics, and they bring their unique perspectives to conversations about advancing the practice of medicine. Many would be happy to share their stories. Please contact Sarah Kucharski, Coordinator of ePatient programs if you’re interested in meeting any of them.

Can we design our way out of the opioid crisis?

From 2:30-4 p.m. on Saturday, experts will discuss the opportunities and obstacles policy makers and health care providers face as they address the opioid crisis. Politico health care editor Joanne Kenen will moderate a panel including Cynthia Reilly, director of The Pew Charitable Trusts’ substance use prevention and treatment initiative, and Sean Mackey, the Redlich Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at the Stanford School of Medicine.

Beating the odds – or finding resilience when you don’t

How can stories about beating the odds, surviving adversity and finding resilience after failure improve the design and delivery of health care? Paul Costello, chief communications officer at the Stanford School of Medicine, moderates a panel on Friday from 9:10-10:15 a.m. that includes Lucy Kalanithi, assistant professor of medicine, whose late husband wrote eloquently about his struggle with lung cancer in When Breathe Becomes Air.

Policing patient privacy

Significant breaches of the databases of large health insurers have raised concern in recent months about the security of sensitive health information. At the same time, a vocal population of patients would like their data to be more readily available, so that researchers can make faster progress in developing treatments and cures. How do we balance concerns about protecting patient privacy with an interest in facilitating the easy sharing of information? On Saturday from 5:10-5:50 p.m. ProPublica senior reporter Charles Ornstein, Peter Brabeck, Jason Bobe and Joy Pritts discuss.

We are pleased to offer the following masterclasses, an interactive small group learning experience with knowledge experts, on the following topics:

“Building systems of value-based care”
Jonathan Bush, CEO, athenahealth

“Invent health: building a nation of innovators”
Susannah Fox, CTO, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 

“Teamwork in the health care setting”
Dr. Lindred Greer, Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business

“The transformation of precision health in the home and crowdfunding”
Bob Messerschmidt, founder of Cor

“The digital transformation of health care”
Dr. Pravene Nath,
CDO, and Kash Kapadia, VP and GM for Digital Health, Stanford Health Care

“How to think like a journalist”
Charles Ornstein, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and senior reporter, ProPublica

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). You can learn more on our complete conference schedule.

our keynote speakers

meet the innovators who are disrupting health care


Chief Executive Officer,

Bringing the network effect to health care


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

Invent health: building a nation of innovators



Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Flattening the hierarchy in health care teams


Chief Information Officer,
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Beyond the Electronic Health Record
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