Send Permanente Medicine to SXSW 2019: Vote Today


OAKLAND, Calif. – The Permanente Federation has proposed a panel, “Healthcare’s Digital Disruptors: Hope vs. Hype,” for presentation at the 2019 South by Southwest (SXSW) festival, and we need your help. The public has an opportunity to vote on the panels they’d most like to see presented at the event, slated for March 8 to 17, 2019.

To learn more about how to optimize innovations in health care while improving the quality of health care, lowering costs, and making health care more human, support us by:

  • Casting your vote and leaving a supportive comment by visiting our proposal at SXSW PanelPicker® program is the official SXSW user-generated session proposal platform.
  • Getting out the vote on your social channels by linking to the proposal. Materials are available for your use; just download our SXSW PanelPicker® social media toolkit.

As the proposed session states, while the stethoscope and blood pressure cuff – each more than 100 years old – advanced the practice of medicine, today’s technologies hold enormous promise for improving the health and well-being of countless lives. But how do today’s innovations affect the patient-physician interaction? A computer in the exam room may provide the physician with integrated and actionable information yet interfere with the patient-physician interaction. So how do we optimize these new technologies to deliver the best and most affordable health care to patients?

Among the technologies the panel will discuss: predictive analytics, machine learning, and precision medicine. Panelists include:

The two-step online PanelPicker® Program was developed to gauge which topics most interest the SXSW community, and to help bring great new topics into the event. Input from SXSW staff and an advisory board also contribute to determine the final SXSW program.

The SXSW PanelPicker closes on August 30, 2018.

Log on today at to help send Permanente Medicine and our panelists to SXSW!

About the Permanente Medical Groups

The Permanente Medical Groups are self-governed, physician-led, prepaid, multispecialty medical groups composed of more than 22,000 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 PMGs employ more than 22,000 physicians and approximately 90,000 nurses and other clinicians, and they provide care to over 12.2 million Kaiser Permanente members. 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.