membersy’s SXSW Panel Picker

Each year, we attend an array of conferences and educational panels to learn about new trends in our industry. New advances and innovations inspire us to continue to serve our partners with leading-edge technology solutions. We’re lucky to be in Austin, where each March thousands of entrepreneurs, thought-leaders, and experts flood our city to attend South by Southwest.  

The scope can be daunting, with hundreds of panels to pick from, so we’ve compiled our list of those most relevant to our partners in healthcare and medtech. 

Are you coming in for SXSW? We always love to see our friends and partners. Drop us a line at [email protected], and we’ll buy the breakfast tacos! 

Keeping Healthcare Human in the Digital Era
March 13, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, JW Marriott Salon AB

With the advent of telehealth, VR, and AI, it is our responsibility to innovate thoughtfully and intentionally with our patients at the core of everything we do. Hear from leaders of the patient experience movement from Hanger Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, and Mayo Clinic, and learn how to extend empathy amid the digital age. 

How the Gig Economy is Shaping Medicine
March 13, 5 pm – 6 pm, JW Marriott, Salon AB

Over 57 million Americans are employed through the gig economy. How is this impacting healthcare? App developers and new startups are moving into healthcare to make it more accessible to people around the country. This panel will focus on the future of the gig economy in healthcare and the experiences, goals, and opinions of professionals working within it.

Power to the Patient! Access of Consumerization
March 16, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, The Line Hotel Onyx Ballroom 1

The consumerization of health is about patient empowerment. From health apps that help monitor chronic conditions to online platforms that access health information, individuals are growing accustomed to a more active role in their health care. Learn what’s working, pitfalls to avoid and how changes in consumer expectations are influencing industry norms.

Build, Not Buy: The Future of Health Innovation
March 16, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, The Line Hotel Topaz Ballroom 1-2-3

Learn about how large companies and start-ups in the Med Tech space are working together. Panelists will discuss the importance of incubator space, mentorship and venture funding to enable the development of innovative healthcare solutions while allowing startups to retain their ownership.

The Future of Oral Health
March 17, 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm, Congressional A, 101 Red River

This panel is our top pick as it focuses on our broken health insurance system, the importance of oral health and solutions for improvement within the space. This session will discuss the future of oral health, highlighting opportunities for innovation in data science, the role of consumers as designers of their own health, oral health integration with primary care, and the role of technology in revolutionizing the realm of what’s possible.

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