The StartUp Showcase: Hospital Execs & Entrepreneurs Working Together

Bill Petasnick


The HX360 Inaugural Event is just weeks away, I am truly looking forward to interacting with friends and colleagues from the healthcare industry.  Among the many activities that will be taking place during the three day conference is the StartUp Showcase.  In line with our mission of fostering the development and use of technology-based solutions, HX360 is dedicated to promoting innovative startup and early stage companies. 

The StartUp Showcase offers innovators and entrepreneurs a serious platform for getting to know the HX360 attendees.  While this is an opportunity for the entrepreneurs, this also serves as a chance for healthcare executives to explore start up and early stage companies.  This is an extremely rare opportunity for both healthcare executives and entrepreneurs.  Collaboration is obviously critical in any industry but in today’s healthcare environment, you will likely be left behind without a collaborative approach. 

I say this from my own experience, CEO’s do not always have the time to truly examine and evaluate technological solutions firsthand.  All healthcare CEO’s certainly recognize that embracing technology is a critical business imperative in today’s healthcare environment. But for most hospital executives, having an ongoing mechanism for embracing new technology isn’t an easy task.  Most of us lack the infrastructure for constantly scanning the environment and identifying new and creative solutions.  It also can be difficult to examine which technological solutions are better than others. 

The StartUp Showcase is just another way that HX360 provides substantial value to healthcare leaders.  Healthcare executives need to remain focused on the big picture of running a healthcare system, it is easy to overlook the tech-enabled solutions that can make their lives and patients lives easier.  Collaboration between these two groups is absolutely invaluable.

Our overall mission at HX360 is to improve healthcare delivery; patients now have choices in where they receive care—we want patients to have the absolute best no matter where they decide to go.  No question, this is a big goal and is going to require partnership from several different entities. 

Executives and entrepreneurs – two very intelligent groups of people – can have a substantial impact on healthcare delivery through effective collaboration.  I am confident that through collaborative opportunities such as the Inaugural Event, we can achieve HX360’s mission. 

We will see you in a few short weeks!

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