“Healthcare’s Digital Disruptors” panel at SXSW


Panel to feature thought leaders from The Permanente Federation, Northwell Health, and Manatt, Phelps and Phillips

Oakland, Calif. – Leaders from The Permanente Federation, Northwell Health, and Manatt, Phelps and Phillips have been selected to present on “Healthcare’s Digital Disruptors: Hope vs. Hype,” a panel on March 9, 2019 at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference in Austin, Texas. The hour-long panel will explore ways to optimize innovations to improve the quality of health care, lower costs, and make health care more human.

What: Attendees will learn about innovative technologies that hold promise for improving the health and well-being of countless lives. The panel also will explore ways to leverage new technologies and information to improve health care while preserving the patient-physician interaction. Technologies that will be discussed include:

  • Predictive analytics
  • Machine learning
  • Precision medicine

When: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 5 – 6 p.m., Central Time

Where: REGISTER to attend this event, which takes place at the JW Marriott, Salon H, 110 E 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701

WHO: Panel participants include:

  • Edward M. Ellison, Co-CEO, The Permanente Federation; Executive Medical Director/Chairman of the Board, Southern California Permanente Medical Group; and Chairman of the Board & CEO, The Southeast Permanente Medical Group
  • Ira Nash, Senior Vice President, Northwell Health; Executive Director, Northwell Health Physician Partners; and board member, the Council of Accountable Physician Practices
  • Lisa Suennen, Group Leader, Digital, Technology and Ventures, Manatt, Phelps and Phillips
  • Jayne O’Donnell, Healthcare Policy Reporter, USA Today (Moderator)

You can follow the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #SXHealthDisruptors.

To learn more about the Permanente Medical Groups, visit permanente.org.

About the Permanente Medical Groups

The Permanente Medical Groups are self-governed, physician-led, prepaid, multispecialty medical groups composed of nearly 23,000 physicians. We are dedicated to the mission of improving the health of our patients and communities. Together with the Kaiser Foundation Health Plans and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, we are Kaiser Permanente – an award-winning health care system that delivers Permanente Medicine to more than 12.2 million Kaiser Permanente members. We work collaboratively, enabled by state-of-the-art facilities and technology, to provide preventive and world-class complex care in eight states – from Hawaii to Maryland – and the District of Columbia.

About The Permanente Federation

The Permanente Federation LLC (the Federation) is the national leadership and consulting organization for the eight Permanente Medical Groups (PMGs), which, together with the Kaiser Foundation Health Plans and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, comprise Kaiser Permanente. The Federation works on behalf of the PMGs to optimize care delivery and spread Permanente Medicine – medicine that is patient centered, evidence based, technology enabled, culturally responsive, team delivered, and physician led. The Federation, based in Oakland, California, fosters an open learning environment and accelerates research, innovation, and performance improvements across the PMGs to expand the reach of Kaiser Permanente’s integrated care delivery model and to lead the nation in transforming care delivery.

About South by Southwest (SXSW)

SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. The event, an essential destination for global professionals, features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. SXSW 2019 will take place March 8-17, 2019. SXSW 2019 is sponsored by Bud Light, Mercedes Benz, Capital One, Uber Eats, and The Austin Chronicle.