The Healthcare Summit

The Healthcare Summit

About 100 healthcare innovators, entrepreneurs, and business leaders convened at Xconomy's inaugural Healthcare Summit at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA, on Oct. 15, 2013.

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The Healthcare Summit

The Healthcare Summit

Mark Levin from Third Rock Ventures lays out his vision for a knowledge database that integrates drugs, diagnostics, and devices in health.

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The Healthcare Summit

The Healthcare Summit

Temperature in the 60s, a grand view of the foliage and reservoir, what more can you ask?

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The Healthcare Summit

The Healthcare Summit

John Abele from Boston Scientific makes a point during Q&A.

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The Healthcare Summit

The Healthcare Summit

Bill Sahlman from Harvard Business School (right) gave a scathing yet nonpartisan take on Obamacare and proposed eliminating the fee-for-service model.

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The Healthcare Summit

The Healthcare Summit

Steve Krupa from Psilos chats with Richard Dale of Optum Labs, while an enterprising sculpture looks on.

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The Healthcare Summit

The Healthcare Summit

Johnson & Johnson hosted a beautiful reception the night before the Summit at its new Boston Innovation Center in Kendall Square.

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The Healthcare Summit

The Healthcare Summit

Healthcare is a serious subject. Stop laughing. Get back to work.

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The Healthcare Summit

The Healthcare Summit

Jill Seidman from Healthbox came to town (from Chicago) to talk about the healthcare innovation pipeline and the emergence of later-stage companies in health IT.

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The Healthcare Summit

The Healthcare Summit

Ken Zolot from MIT (left) stays out of range of Google Glass (Ned Sahin) whenever possible.

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The Healthcare Summit

The Healthcare Summit

Richard Anders of Mass. Medical Angels chats with Stephen Mullan from IDA Ireland.

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The Healthcare Summit

The Healthcare Summit

Frank Moss from the MIT Media Lab proposes a fee-for-outcome approach for healthcare and a mentor-apprentice model for doctors and patients.

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The Healthcare Summit

The Healthcare Summit

Making Dennis Ausiello of Mass. General Hospital (right) laugh is an accomplishment in today's climate.

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The Healthcare Summit

The Healthcare Summit

An elegant spread of soft tacos, salmon, and cookies awaited our famished guests.

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The Healthcare Summit

The Healthcare Summit

Tuoyo Louis from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is working with startups to help shake up the insurance industry.

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The Healthcare Summit

The Healthcare Summit

Smile, Jake Harrison of Samsung, you're on Google Glass!

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The Healthcare Summit

The Healthcare Summit

Linda Natansohn from meQuilibrium enjoyed some coffee along with the presentations and big ideas.

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The Healthcare Summit

The Healthcare Summit

Phil Sharp from MIT and Katrine Bosley from the Broad Institute chat about the dominant themes in biomedicine for the next 20 years. Easy for these two.

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The Healthcare Summit

The Healthcare Summit

Niko Skievaski from 100state finds something to write home (Wisconsin) about.

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The Healthcare Summit

The Healthcare Summit

Robert Urban from J&J's Innovation Center welcomes guests to the pre-summit reception.

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The Healthcare Summit

The Healthcare Summit

Joe Kvedar (right) from Partners' Center for Connected Health does some scenic networking during the coffee break.

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The Healthcare Summit

The Healthcare Summit

Burt Adelman from Dyax and Nancy Simonian of Syros have a discussion in front of some serious art.

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The Healthcare Summit

The Healthcare Summit

The future of healthcare was on display in all corners of the museum.

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The Healthcare Summit

The Healthcare Summit

Naomi Fried from Boston Children's Hospital (left) leads a discussion about consumer-patient approaches with Frank Moss (MIT, Atelion), Veronica Barajas (J&J), and Gil Blander (Segterra).

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It was a beautiful fall day in Lincoln, MA. The leaves were turning, panels were churning, ideas were burning in our brains.

Which is to say our inaugural Healthcare Summit was a smash hit. From Bill Sahlman’s apocalyptic view of the industry to Mark Levin’s notion of a big-data knowledge network across disease states, from Juan Enriquez’s thoughts on human connectivity and 3D printing of vaccines to Phil Sharp’s vision for melding engineering and life sciences, this was maximum intellectual horsepower applied to huge business and innovation problems in human health.

If you were there, you won’t forget it any time soon. If you weren’t, well, I’ll show you some of what you missed.

Huge thanks to our event sponsors, Fish & Richardson and Janssen Healthcare Innovation; our supporting sponsors CareCloud, Edelman, and IDA Ireland; and of course our venue, the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (definitely one of the stars of the day).

Special thanks to Keith Spiro for the pictures above: that’s KeithSpiroPhoto courtesy of Kendall PRess.

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and the Editor of Xconomy Boston. You can e-mail him at gthuang@xconomy.com or call him at 617-252-7323.