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Brainstorm Health: Venturing Through the Unknown

Health care has wrestled with uncertainty in recent years with the Covid pandemic and monkeypox; reemergence of diseases such as polio; a topsy-turvy economy; the Dobbs decision; evolutions in how we deliver and receive care; generational shifts in attitudes toward health; and lightning development of digital transformations. These issues are set against a backdrop of health systems struggling to recover from the pandemic, clinicians buckling from burnout, and health inequity remaining an unresolved malignancy. Yet, business leaders cannot wait for certainty to arrive as they navigate new realities and make decisions that impact their organizations’ stakeholders.

Brainstorm Health assembles the best minds and insightful experts to break down where we are, and where we are headed. We will cover innovations and challenges in prevention and wellness; health equity; mental health; research and development; and privacy in an increasingly digital world. We will delve into best practices from the patient, provider, and pharma perspectives, all with an eye to the business implications. We also will dive into the latest technologies for addressing the many issues facing health care in 2023.

Helping us to delve into these topics will be early confirmed speakers including U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, former White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Deborah Birx, Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown, Verily CEO Stephen Gillett, Headspace Health CEO Russell Glass, ACME Partner Aike Ho, 7wireVentures Partner Alyssa Jaffee, Noom Co-founder and CEO Saeju Jeong, Blue Shield of California CEO Paul Markovich, Aledade CEO Farzad Mostashari, Brown University School of Public Health Deputy Dean Megan Ranney, Ro CEO Zach Reitano, DaVita CEO Javier Rodriguez, Maven Clinic Chief Medical Officer Dr. Neel Shah, Transcarent CEO Glen Tullman, and UCSF Department of Medicine Chair Dr. Robert Wachter 

Join Fortune editors and powerful leaders at the crossroads of business, technology, and health care for crucial conversations and connections as we head into the unknown.

Fortune is committed to hosting a safe event and is following guidance issued by local authorities and the CDC. Fortune recommends that participants be up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations and that you self test prior to arrival. If your test is positive, please stay home, even if you do not have symptoms. Similarly, if you are feeling unwell, please stay home. Masking is not required; wearing one is at your discretion.


Vivek Murthy

U.S. Surgeon General

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Gail Boudreaux

President and CEO

Elevance Health

Ethan Brown

Founder and CEO

Beyond Meat

Chelsea Clinton

Vice Chair

Clinton Foundation


Brainstorm Health is a prominent invitation-only conference that has built a powerful community of leaders at the crossroads of business, technology, and healthcare—executives who are the driving force of innovation in the world’s most important industry. Attendees include C-suite executives from hospitals, insurers, and pharmaceutical and device makers, as well as leaders in technology, telecommunications, food and beverage production, fitness, and other industries. Companies represented range from Fortune 500 companies to startups, as well as VCs, researchers, and thought leaders. Past keynote speakers have included CEOs Karen Lynch of Aetna, Ed Bastian of Delta, Dr. Albert Bourla of Pfizer, David Cordani of Cigna, Robert Ford of Abbott, Gail Boudreaux of Anthem, Alex Gorksy of Johnson & Johnson, Stephane Bancel of Moderna, Anne Wocjicki of 23andMe, Eric Yuan of Zoom, John Legend, Joe Biden and Sir Tony Blair.


All items are in US/Pacific time. Click on the agenda items to find out more.
Tuesday 25 Apr, 2023
2 - 2:15 PM

Setting the Stage: Venturing through the Unknown

2:10 - 2:25 PM
Chelsea Clinton

Many sectors play a role in delivering health care around the world: government, NGOs, philanthropy. When these partners come together, they can make progress faster. A conversation on the need for public-–private partnerships, and how they can help ameliorate some of the globe’s most vexing health care challenges.

2:25 - 2:40 PM
Dr. Robert Wachter

From assessing the risks of Covid to trumpeting the perils of long Covid, Dr. Robert Wachter doesn’t shy from making his views known, whether in a tweet or op-ed. An expert on clinical, public health, and policy issues related to the pandemic, Dr. Wachter provides a view from the top as well as the bedside. A candid conversation with this academic physician, thought leader, and author.

2:40 - 3:00 PM
3 - 3:20 PM
Karen S. Lynch,Javier Rodriguez

Convenient, comprehensive care at an affordable price is a top goal for healthcare companies. As more care is delivered in the home, providers are customizing their offerings and integrating wellness into health services, wherever they are delivered. We talk to CEOs about the future of care, plus how they are disrupting their markets and managing growth at their companies.

3:20 - 3:40 PM
The VC's View: Investing in Health Care
Aike Ho,Ann Lamont,Kareem Zaki

After the industry's meteoric growth over the last few years, multiple compressions and macro realities have contributed to what some are calling a digital health downturn -- while others say the industry's growth is just beginning. We hear from leaders in the space about the current and future state of digital health investing.

3:40 - 3:50 PM
3:50 - 4:15 PM
4:15 - 4:35 PM
The Role of Regulators on Responsible Health AI
Dr. Bakul Patel

As tech evolves, the need for sensible regulation becomes even more important so leaders know the rules of the road. While tech is known for its “go fast and break things” motto, responsible health AI requires a “go slow and test” approach to prove the innovation is safe, equitable and most useful.

4:35 - 4:55 PM

What does it really take to succeed at top levels? How can you develop a mindset of resilience and high performance for yourself and your team? The most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian in history shares insight about motivation and mental stamina for handling all the pivots we need to make

4:55 - 5:15 PM
Navigating the Shift to Value-Based Care
Dr. Rajaie Batniji,Dr. Farzad Mostashari

Rewarding good outcomes sounds like a no-brainer. But the shift from fee-for-service to value-based care is impacting providers, employers and insurers, and patients. And Medicare has said it wants every beneficiary in value-based care by 2030. In this session, we explore how to improve quality, leverage tech, increase patient access and satisfaction, and reduce costs under this growing health care financing and delivery system.

5:15 - 5:35 PM
How AI and Digital Can Drive Whole Health, Safely
Gail Boudreaux,Stephen Gillett

The increasing use of artificial intelligence can move our health care forward by leaps and bounds. In this session, we dig into how AI and digital can accelerate whole health and social drivers, and how to bolster cybersecurity to ensure our data stay safe.

5:35 - 5:55 PM
Healthtech and Public Markets
Lynn Martin

The New York Stock Exchange is home to emerging healthcare companies, as well as many of the world’s largest and most well-known brands. Tech is helping these innovative companies tap capital to fuel growth and change the world. NYSE’s president and CEOs of two NYSE-listed companies at the forefront of healthtech innovation discuss the power of the public markets and the role of public companies in this space.

5:55 - 6:00 PM
6 - 7:00 PM
7 - 9:00 PM

Brainstorm Health Co-chairs

Christina Farr

Co-chair, Fortune Brainstorm Health; Principal Investor, Health-Tech Lead

OMERS Ventures

Jennifer Fields

Co-chair, Fortune Brainstorm Health; Editor, Well


Erika Fry

Co-chair, Fortune Brainstorm Health; Senior Writer


Deena Shakir

Co-chair, Fortune Brainstorm Health; General Partner

Lux Capital


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For Speaker Inquiries:

To suggest a speaker for Brainstorm Health, please complete the form at the link below. There are no exact deadlines for speaker submissions.

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For Participation Inquiries:
Participation at Brainstorm Heath 2023 is by invitation only, and subject to approval. Registration is non-transferable. The registration fee of US$3,300 includes the complete program, scheduled meals, activities, and conference materials. Participants are responsible for their own travel and hotel charges. The staff for the event will provide information about accommodations.

Tel: 1-866-661-3840

For Sponsorship Inquiries:
Elizabeth Parks and Monica Sembler


For Press Inquiries:
Alison Klooster

Senior Manager of Brand Communications, FORTUNE
Tel: 646-437-6613