INVEST Digital Health preview: What’s the recipe for a successful social determinants program?

INVEST Digital Health, a conference that brings together innovative investors across the healthcare spectrum, prominent industry players and the most promising digital health startups, is scheduled for September 20-23, and held in collaboration with Medical Alley. It will be virtual this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The conference will highlight many aspects of digital health from the ethical considerations of AI in healthcare to home health, investment trends, the work of Microsoft and Google Cloud, and more.

Click here to check out the full agenda.

Here’s a look at one of the panels, focused on social determinants of health, scheduled for Tuesday, September 21 from 12:30-1:30 PM Central Time.

What’s the recipe for a successful social determinants program?

Payers and providers are jumping on the SDoH bandwagon and rightly so given the stark health inequities we have seen during Covid. But what does an effective program look like and who’s getting it right?

Moderator: Kimberly Ibarra, Senior Managing Director, National Quality Forum
Sreekanth Chaguturu, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, CVS Caremark
Allison Hess, VP of Health Innovations, Geisinger
Andrew Renda, MD, Vice President, Bold Goal & Population Health Strategy, Humana, Inc.
Trenor Williams, MD, co-founder and CEO, Socially Determined 

Additionally, there will be the Pitch Perfect contest in which digital health startups present their products and services to teams of investor judges. Tracks for the digital health startup pitch contest include:

Home Health  –  Startups in this category are those that are accelerating the move away from the hospital or clinic to the home through digital diagnostics, app-based care management or in-person care delivery in the home.

Chronic Disease Management and Value-based Care – Startups in this category are trying to reduce costs and improve outcomes of patients with chronic diseases including behavioral health.

Tech to Boost Payer/Provider Efficiency  –  Startups in this category help to reduce both administrative and operational burden for payers and providers.

The deadline for applicants is August 20. To apply, click here.

Among the sponsors for INVEST Digital Health are: Komodo Health, Ford Hutman Media, Fredrikson & Byron, and Workpath. To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact

If you have any questions about INVEST Digital Health, contact Events Director Laura Kittredge at

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