SXSW 2019:

Healthcare’s Digital Disruptors: Hope vs. Hype

Peer into any medical bag and you may see a stethoscope or a blood pressure cuff – technologies that are both more than a century old. While these tools advanced the practice of medicine, today’s technologies hold tremendous promise for improving the health and well-being of countless lives. But what about the patient-physician relationship? 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 you optimize innovations to sort hope from hype?

View this recording from this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) of health care luminaries as they discuss some of the latest technologies and their potential to improve the quality of care, lower costs, and make health care more human. Technologies discussed include:

  • Predictive analytics
  • Machine learning
  • Precision medicine


Edward M. Ellison, MD
Executive medical director and chairman,
Southern California Permanente Medical Group;
Chairman and CEO, The Southeast Permanente Medical Group;
and co-CEO, The Permanente Federation

Ira Nash, MD
Senior vice president,
Northwell Health; Executive director,
Northwell Health Physician Partners; and
Member of the Board, Council of Accountable Physician Practices


Lisa Suennen
Managing partner,
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips


Jayne O’Donnell (Moderator)
Healthcare policy reporter, USA Today


Hear from Edward Ellison, MD, live from SxSW 2019 in Austin, Texas, in this Facebook Live session.