3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Building Successful Venture Capital Models

The growth of venture capital and venture capital-backed startups deserves the attention of healthcare leaders because advancements in medicine are no longer exclusively born from providers within the delivery system and increasingly from innovators outside of it. While venture capital-backed startups in digital health offer opportunities to affect the cost and quality of care, they often pose potential risks to patient care. An analytic framework for understanding the role of venture capital in medicine is still lacking.

Key topics:

  • The impact of startups in health care: the benefits and drawbacks

  • Establishing an evidence base that supported by a culture of change and innovation

  • Trends in M&A and VC investment in healthcare

  • Building successful business models centered on lowering spending in a revenue-maximizing system


Rich Roth

Chief Strategic Innovation Officer

Dignity Health


Daniel Deslatte

Senior Vice President, Business Affairs and External Relations

University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler

Darren Dworkin

Chief Information Officer, Cedars Sinai and Managing Director,

Summation Health Ventures



Matt Hermann

Senior Managing Director

Ascension Ventures