November 21, 2018
HHS Deputy Secretary Hargan Announces DSIIS Participants and First Meeting Date
Today, Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan announced the initial core participants of the Deputy Secretary’s Innovation and Investment Summit (DSIIS) and December 18, 2018 as the date of the first meeting. As announced on September 19, 2018, the DSIIS will be a yearlong collaboration between healthcare innovation and investment professionals and HHS personnel who will meet quarterly to discuss the innovation and investment landscape within the healthcare sector, emerging opportunities, and the government’s role in facilitating more investment and accelerated innovation.
“Collaboration between HHS and private sector investors and innovators is critical to advancing new solutions and evolving healthcare in America,” said Deputy Secretary Hargan. “We believe this will produce new approaches that will improve the health and well-being of the American people. As the healthcare community innovates, HHS must also be innovative in how we engage with that community.”
HHS received over 250 nominations of highly qualified, prospective DSIIS core participants from all of the healthcare subsectors. Each nominee was evaluated based on areas of educational focus, executive or other organizational leadership experience, private equity experience, venture capital experience, lending experience within the healthcare sector, and applicable experience, expertise, knowledge and leadership in innovation and investment in the healthcare sector.
The following experienced leaders in digital health, life sciences, medical devices, payor organizations, provider organizations, and health technology investing and innovation have been selected as initial DSIIS core participants.
Anna Haghgooie-Managing Director, Sandbox Industries
Annie Lamont-Managing Director, Oak HC/FT
Anthony Davis-Co-Founder and President, Linden Partners
Barry Uphoff-Founder and Managing Partner, Martis Capital
Bill Geary-Co-Founder and Partner, Flare Capital
Brian Thompson-CEO, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement
Dean Harrison-President and CEO, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
Ezra Perlman-Co-President, Francisco Partners
Jim Rogers-Chair, Department of Business Development, Mayo Clinic
Matt Hermann-Senior Managing Director, Ascension Ventures
Mo Makhzoumi-Head of Global Health, New Enterprise Associates
Robbert Vorhoff-Managing Director and Global Head of Healthcare, General Atlantic
Scott Hilinski–Managing Director, Nautic Partners
Stephen Kraus-Partner, Bessemer Ventures
Todd Fruchterman-President/GM, 3M
This group will not be recommending or giving any direction on healthcare innovation and investments made by HHS. This group will collaborate with HHS in an open discussion over the coming year to compare perspectives, analyze the most promising opportunities, and identify barriers related to innovation and investment in healthcare. As previously announced, HHS will also bring in participants with subject matter expertise to provide additional perspectives during more focused discussions.
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