Health Tech




Health tech Austin is a gathering of Health Tech Leaders and Influencers from Central Texas and beyond. we have MONTHLY NETWORKING and educational EVENTs. If you are Interested in sponsoring a Future event;








Oscar Health, a technology-driven, consumer-focused health insurance startup, uses technology and personalized service to give members transparency into the health care system and empower them to choose quality, affordable care. The Oscar member experience includes a personalized concierge team that helps members do everything from finding a doctor to processing a claim, a free, 24/7 telemedicine service for members on the go, and a tightly integrated, curated network of first-rate physicians and hospitals. Say hi or learn more at https://hioscar.com

Medici is the future of the doctor-patient relationship, enabling you to text, call or video with all of your medical providers from a single, compliant app.  Medici’s leadership comprises executives from Amazon, John Hopkins, Google, and 2nd.MD.  It is headquartered in Austin with offices in Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Paris and Johannesburg. 

Higginbotham is a single source for insurance and financial services brokering business insurance, employee benefits, retirement plans, executive benefits, life insurance and home/auto insurance.  It supplements coverage with in-house risk management and benefit plan administration services.

Located in the heart of downtown Austin, Capital Factory is the entrepreneurial center of gravity.  More than 50,000 entrepreneurs, programmers, and designers gather for meet ups, classes, and co-working every year.  Entrepreneurs surround themselves with both talent and the investment to grow their business.

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W2O Group is a family of integrated marketing and communications agencies, known for healthcare marketing communications, but our capabilities are far more broad. Analytics-fueled discovery, inspiring creative, precise strategy and results that matter.


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The Future of

Health research+data

September 20th

7:45 am - 9:30 am

Featured Speakers

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Anjum Khurshid, MD, PhD

Director of Data Integration

Dell Medical School

Dr. Anjum Khurshid is the inaugural Director of Data Integration in Dell Medical School’s Department of Population Health. Dr. Khurshid is a nationally-recognized leader in the fields of population health and health information technology. In 2014, he was appointed to the Federal Advisory Committee on Health Information Technology Policy by the Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In 2016, he was also appointed co-chair of the Task Force on Interoperability Experience formed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.  

As a Senior Strategist for the Louisiana Public Health Institute in New Orleans, Dr. Khurshid was involved in health systems transformation projects in Louisiana and across the Gulf South. Dr. Khurshid was the principal investigator for the $13.5 million Crescent City Beacon Community program in New Orleans. Under his leadership, the program which focused on improving diabetes and cardiovascular disease outcomes in the population, won the Health Care Informatics Innovator Award, 2013. He led the setting up of the Greater New Orleans Health Information Exchange (GNOHIE), a community-governed platform for data sharing among safety net providers. Dr. Khurshid was also the first principal investigator on a $7 million grant to establish a statewide clinical data research network in Louisiana, sponsored by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). He serves as an advisor to PCORI on its Patient Engagement Advisory Panel.

Dr. Khurshid is the former Director of the University of Missouri’s Health and Behavioral Risk Research Center in the Health Management and Informatics Department, and co-Director of Health Systems Analytics Research Center at Tulane University’s Department of Global Health Management and Policy in the School of Public Health. Dr. Khurshid has worked in the data integration environment in Austin as a strategist and as the Director of Clinical Research and Evaluation at the Integrated Care Collaboration (ICC).

Dr. Khurshid is a faculty in the Department of Population Health and has previously held faculty positions in University of Missouri’s School of Medicine and Tulane University’s School of Medicine and School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Khurshid earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the King Edward Medical University, Lahore and his PhD in Public Policy and Masters in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Ryan Leslie, PhD

Vice President, Academics & Research

Seton Healthcare Family

Ryan Leslie, PhD, is vice president with responsibilities for Analytics, Academics, & Research for the Seton Healthcare Family. He oversees the organization’s quality and performance reporting, as well as the care transformation analytics that support Seton’s move to value-based care. Additionally, he is responsible for Seton’s approach to enterprise information management, including the rollout of Ascension Texas’ population health data warehouse.

Ryan oversees Seton’s academic and research enterprise operations and works closely with The University of Texas and Dell Medical School to align the institutions’ strategies to improve the delivery of health care and improve patient outcomes and experience. He also chairs the effort to build national research capabilities across Ascension Health, Seton's parent organization, and the largest non-profit health system in the US.

Prior to joining Seton, Ryan spent 10 years as a consultant helping organizations conduct advanced analysis and build analytical capabilities. As a researcher, he studied how diagnosis-based risk adjustment models could be used to understand the costs of care for Central Texas’s medically indigent population.

Ryan holds three degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, including a BBA in management information systems and an MS and PhD in health economics and outcomes research.

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John Potthoff, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

Elligo Health Research

A respected veteran with nearly 25 years in the clinical research services industry, John Potthoff, Ph.D., has directed major business for a number of companies.

After completing his PhD at the University of Texas, Potthoff’s career began with a series of executive roles managing clinical trials with PPD. After seven years, he left to become the founder and CEO of Tanistry, Inc., a contract research organization focused on central nervous system clinical trials. After selling Tanistry to INC Research in 2001, he joined INC Research, a career step that culminated in the role of COO and included seven acquisitions and the sale of the company to private equity investors in 2010.

Following his success at INC Research, Potthoff assumed the position of CEO at Theorem Clinical Research in 2011. In four years, he doubled its revenue, sales, backlog and earnings. Theorem Clinical Research was sold to Chiltern International in 2015, resulting in a record ROI for its private equity owner.

Potthoff is currently co-founder and CEO of Elligo Health Research, based in Austin, Texas.  Elligo provides physicians and their patients the opportunity to participate in clinical trials using advanced health care informatics.

Additionally, Potthoff serves on the board of directors of Chiltern International, SynteractHCR, and Chesapeake IRB.

























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