Join American Heart Association CEO, Nancy Brown, at the Health Tech & Innovation Form for the official launch of the Center for Health Technology and Innovation. Designed to increase collaboration between leaders in clinical outcomes and health technology, this invite-only event will drive consideration of how technology can measurably improve health outcomes.


  • Learn how to participate in the Center’s Health Tech Collaborative.
  • Explore how researchers are integrating existing evidence into current technology.
  • Collaborate on next steps to drive health technology forward and produce better health outcomes.
  • Network with key leaders and decision-makers from providers,
    health & technology companies, venture, startups, and more.

About the Center for Health Technology and Innovation

The Center will focus on building and harnessing health technologies and relationships and amassing a reputable research and evidence base in pursuit of innovative and scalable solutions across the health continuum. The AHA’s goals are to give the patient a more substantive and influential voice in the evolution of digital health technology, and to allow health tech companies more meaningful opportunities to engage providers and patients on a personal level. To accomplish these goals and increase the overall value of digital health, the Center will include the Health Tech Collaborative, a consortium of strategic collaborations that will formally link entrepreneurs, providers, researchers, and patients.


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Robert Harrington, MD
Arthur L. Bloomfield Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Medicine
Stanford University


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Michael McConnell, MD, MSEE
Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine
Stanford University


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Alison Rein, MS
Senior Director, Evidence Generation & Translation


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Leilani Graham
Heart Transplant Recipient and Patient Advocate

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Gregory Kovacs, MD, PhD
President, SRI Biosciences
SRI International

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Grant Campany, MBA
Prize Lead, Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE


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Gina Bianchini
CEO & Founder

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Jay Pandit, MD
Cardiologist and Chief Medical Officer
Bold Diagnostics

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Nicole Bell
Executive Director, Cambia Grove
Cambia Health Solutions

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Eric Hazzard, PhD
Life Sciences and Research Director

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Veera Anantha, PhD
President, Founder & CTO
Constant Therapy

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Bernie Elliott, MD
Chief Clinical Officer & SVP Clinical Alignment, Consumer Solutions Group


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Christoph Koenen, MD, MBA
Head of Cardiovascular Medical
Bristol Myers Squibb


Thursday, September 22

Time Session
5:30pm Registration, Reception & AHA Inside Demo Stations
6:30pm Welcome & Event Kickoff
6:40pm Fireside Chat: The Future of Healthcare & the Convergence of Science and Technology
7:30pm Panel: The State of Innovation in Health Tech
8:15pm Networking
8:30pm End

Friday, September 23

Time Session
7:00am Breakfast
8:00am Opening and Announcement of Center for Health Technology and Innovation
8:30am AHA’s Future in Health Tech
8:45am AHA Inside: The Power of Science
9:00am AHA Health Tech Collaborators in Action
9:30am Coffee Break
9:50am Innovation Showcase
10:05am Innovation Showcase
10:20am Panel: The State of Patient Engagement
11:05am Coffee Break
11:25am Innovation Showcase
11:50am The Digital Age of Biopharmaceutical Innovation
12:15pm Heart Failure Digitized
12:45pm Lunch
1:35pm Innovation Showcase
1:50pm Panel: Landing Health Tech Moonshots
2:35pm Closing the Loop: What’s Next
3:00pm End



The event will take place in San Francisco, California, on Thursday, September 22, and Friday, September 22, at the Westin St. Francis on Union Square at 335 Powell Street, San Francisco. Reserve your room online.

Travel and Lodging


Reserve your hotel room at the Westin St. Francis. For hotel booking assistance, please contact karynn@brandgarage.com.

The San Francisco Bay Area is served by the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and the Oakland International Airport (OAK). You may arrange ground transportation or take public transportation to and from the Westin St. Francis (335 Powell Street, San Francisco).

Parking is available at the Westin for $58/day or at nearby parking garages. For public transit, take BART or MUNI to Powell station.


Our event is currently full, but please leave your name below. We will contact you if a spot becomes available.