2015 DIGITAL HEALTH SUMMIT, Denver, Colorado

The Prime Health 2015 Digital Health Summit: The Next Steps was held at the McNichols Civic Center in Denver, Colorado on May 7, 2015. Attended by over 500 professionals from the technology, healthcare, investment, and other industries, this milestone event will further stimulate the digital transformation of healthcare.

I hope these photos convey a sense of the enlivening contributions by the keynote speakers, moderators and panelists as well as the vibrant nature of Colorado’s digital health community.

Early morning at the McNichols Civic Center, this years venue of the 2015 Digital Health Summit. 

The digital health community begins to gather. The McNichols building, with its mix old and new architecture, enhances the vibrant meeting. 

Jeff Waggoner, Transformational Strategy, Operations and Technology Executive at TechCXO, welcomes the participants.

John Mattison, MD, Assistant Medical Director and Chief Medical Information Officer at Kaiser Permanente, gives the Morning Keynote: “Using Modern Technology to Restore Ancient Wisdom:  Hype and Hope for Health and Happiness.”

Light fills the second floor Main Theater. Professionals in attendance come from  digital technology, health, investment and other industries. 

John Mattison, MD on  humanizing the digital health experience

and sharing a quote from Maya Angelou.






Jake Rishavy, Co-Founder of Prime Health, between sessions. 

Roger Holstein, CEO of Healthgrades and former CEO of WebMD, presents the "4 Principles of Transparency" in his “Free the Data” Mid-Morning Keynote.  

Roger Holstein on harnessing the power of transparency

and on the Health Care Model before

and hopefully after a digital health makeover. 

The digital health community driving and absorbing change,

animatedly discussing,

and networking. 

On the move. Time to head upstairs for the breakout sessions - while Bob looks on.

Panel discussion in the West Wing. 

Kevin Riddleberger, Sr. Director of Clinical Solutions at iTriage moderates the panel "There’s an App for That. Now What? (Interoperability, Clinical Efficacy and Integrating 3rd-Party Apps)." 






Panelist Martha Wofford is Group Vice President at Davita Health Care Partners.

Panelist Dave Bove is Manager of Business Application Development at Children’s Hospital Colorado. 

Panelist Susan L. Moore is Assistant Director, Health Services Researcher and Denver Health Assistant Professor at the Department of Medicine, CU School of Medicine. 

Panelists presenting, listening, 

and interacting.

While at the East Wing,

Erik Reynolds of Ernst and Young moderates the "What’s Next? The Future of Data Security" panel that includes (not in order) Jason Carolan, CTO at ViaWest, Chris Martinez, VP of Security at iTriage, James Carder, CISO and Vice President at LogRhythm, and Howard Haile, Chief Information Security Officer at SCL Health.

Physician asking a question at a West Wing panel. 

Then, time for lunch and more networking. 

The larger community fills the dining hall 

while another form of community - small groups -develops spontaneously. 

After the bustle in the East Wing, art fills the space.

Serial entrepreneur and President & CEO of Prime Health Jeffrey Nathanson,  presents "Overview of Colorado Digital Health and Prime Health." 

While some rankings place Denver in 6 place nationally, Jeffrey Nathanson and others note Colorado's digital health community is on the move.

Jeffrey Nathanson Introducing a new video on the Colorado Digital Health Ecosystem. Among the leaders interviewed is Mike Biselli, Prime Health Board member and Community builder.

Digital health pioneer, physician and entrepreneur Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA shares his views on digital health. Dr. Meyers is Co-Founder, President and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs.





Jake Rishavy is Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Denver South Economic Development Partnership and Co-Founder of PrIME Health.

Tom Dameron, Aetna President of the Mountain States, is a dynamic and inspiring champion of the digital transformation of healthcare.  







A corner in the West Wing. 

Moderated by Steve VanNurden, President and CEO, Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority, the "New Models in Health Innovation" panel included Brian Garcia, Former CTO, Aetna’s Healthagen Division, Ashley Simmons of Celebration Health, Tim Godzich, Founder of QB Health, and Tom Higley, Founder of 10.10.10 Health.

Lauren Costantini, CEO of Prima-Temp and Tony Gorski, CEO of MyRounding.

Tony Gorski, CEO of MyRounding.

Andy Altorfer, CEO of CirrusMD.

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