• Westchester is the Hottest Healthcare Market in the Nation at Health Tech ’14!

  • MAY 05, 2014 | BIZ TIPS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, HEALTHCARE REFORM, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, REAL ESTATE, YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

  • Find Out Why and Discover New Business and Networking Opportunities at Special Sessions for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers

  • Westchester County is one of the hottest healthcare growth sectors in the nation. Major providers like Montefiore Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering, and New York Presbyterian have expanded here, complementing Westchester’s already substantial healthcare network. And with a 4,500 square foot biotech incubator opening this spring at New York Medical College, tech giants like IBM and Regeneron expanding, plus a growing roster of biotech companies like Acorda Therapeutics and Histogenetics, Westchester County and its $15 billion healthcare industry have captured the nation’s eye.


    And there’s no better place to see it in action than the Westchester County Association’s Health Tech ’14: Fueling Innovation in Westchester conference, on May 7-8.

    “New York City and even the nation are looking at Westchester right now,” said Michael Palumbo, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Executive Vice President, White Plains Hospital. “They’re viewing us as the next frontier, and not just healthcare delivery, but research, biomed, and technology, too.”

    Health Tech ’14 has all of the industry’s major players discussing their latest breakthroughs and the evolving healthcare landscape:

    The Business of Healthcare Innovation: Led by Ken Raske, CEO of the Greater New York Hospital Association, this panel features top hospital executives discussing the industry’s most pressing topics, among them, how hospitals are creating and embracing technology to tackle complex healthcare issues.

    Re-imagining Healthcare: Fueling Innovation in Westchester and Beyond: Researchers, entrepreneurs, and executives at growing biotechnology pharma, and R&D companies highlight exciting breakthroughs in healthcare technology, from the newest therapeutics, to research, medical treatments, rehabilitation, and product development.

    IBM Watson: Changing Medicine, Learning How to Save Lives: J. William Murdock, Watson Technologies Master Inventor, will present Watson's application in the healthcare space, and show how Watson can be used as a tool to help medical professionals identify diagnoses, treatment options, and new possibilities they had not considered before.

    Plus, hear keynote addresses by Steven Safyer, President & CEO of Montefiore Medical Center, and Brian Kolonick, Director of Healthcare Innovation Alliance at the Cleveland Clinic, and 40 other speakers enabling conference participants to learn, brainstorm, strategize, and network.

    “Westchester has it all: Demographics, data and analytics, researchers, providers, and space to grow,” explained Marissa Brett, the WCA’s executive director of economic development. “People coming to this conference are going to see Westchester’s potential in this sector, and see the future of Westchester's economy.”

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