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Population Health Conference Coming to New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Business Alliance and MedCity News, a national healthcare publication, announced on Monday, Feb. 4, a new health innovation conference to be hosted locally. “INVEST Pop Health” will address two areas transforming population health and attracting investment from venture capitalists: cost control and better patient engagement. Details were shared in a press release.

Registration is now open to attend. INVEST Pop Health will take place this spring, Wed., May 22, at the Louisiana Cancer Research Center.

The conference convenes venture capitalists, hospital executives, payers, life science companies and startup entrepreneurs with population health experts and businesses from around the country to discuss innovations that improve the wellbeing of whole populations and communities.

“We are excited to partner with MedCity News and learn from national experts on the forefront of population health innovation,” said Quentin Messer, Jr., president and CEO of the New Orleans Business Alliance. “This conference is part of our ongoing efforts to improve the lives of our friends and neighbors while accelerating the diversification of our local economy.”

As the leading publication for healthcare innovation, MedCity hosts summits throughout the year in cities such as Chicago, Philadelphia and Las Vegas. New Orleans will be the first city in the South to host a MedCity News conference, a testament to the Crescent City’s increasing presence in the health arena.

“MedCity News’ INVEST event series has become a must-attend destination for investors, startups, providers, payers and C-level executives interested in healthcare's transformation. We were extremely excited when the opportunity to bring the event to New Orleans was raised with the New Orleans Business Alliance,” said John Lerner, CEO of Breaking Media and MedCity News. “The confluence of a world-renowned business and cultural destination with the incredible innovation in healthcare happening in the region was an obvious fit for INVEST. Furthermore, the focus on population health makes this a unique, compelling event that we are honored to produce.”

The summit will also feature 10 startups focused on chronic disease management and population health invited by MedCity News to present on stage — be they medical devices, diagnostics, digital health companies, or health services — and answer questions from investor judges. Based on the presentations and an audience poll, one of the 10 will be named 2019 INVEST Population Health Leader. If interested to present, please apply here.

Those interested in attending may register here. Register before March 5, 2019 to receive the early bird rate.

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