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HUBWeek Recap: What Does the Future of HealthTech Look Like?

On October 10, 2018, healthcare leaders, entrepreneurs, and members of the Boston community gathered in downtown Boston for HUBWeek, a week-long ideas festival focused on celebrating innovation across all industries, such as art, tech, health, and more.

HUBWeek’s theme this year is “We the Future,” as they believe in celebrating an inclusive and collaborative future for artists, researchers, entrepreneurs, and others in the community to impact when they all work together. A specific focus of the event was the future of health, wellness, and medicine.

Change doesn’t come easy, especially in healthcare. The panelists agreed that industry organizations and tech companies need to partner with these startups.

In the “Future of HealthTech” talk included leaders Josie Elias, Program Manager of the Digital Health Innovation Group at Brigham and Women’s Digital Innovation HubAdam Landman, CIO at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Brad Diephius, CEO of Herald Health.

During this fireside, the panelists shared their story of a successful partnership between Herald Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Brad Diephius shared his insights on partnering with a large healthcare stakeholder, which resulted in impacting the “data overload” problem in health.

Diephius commented: “It was important for us to partner with a hospital that was excited about our solution, and that’s why I was so excited to work with Brigham and Women’s Hospital.”

Adam Landman also discussed the benefits of partnering with a startup and offered advice for those who are looking to partner with startups in the future. Landman described that a successful partnership starts with a good fit and alignment in solving a massive challenges in health. “A good fit can’t be forced – it’s something that happens organically but once you find that it, it can truly be magical,” said Landman.

It’s certainly an exciting direction for HealthTech, and the initiatives and collaborations signal a promising future, one we can all look forward to.