2019 SOLVE Summit

The Medicaid population is the largest untapped market for health information technology, with more than $500 billion spent annually. Despite massive investments in health technology, Americans are still dying from preventable diseases.

The companies that figure out how to truly reach low-income, diverse populations with health technology will finally move the needle towards reducing health expenditures and improving health outcomes. 

As public health, information technology, health systems, and communications experts, we are looking to find and support the next generation of companies that are going to reduce chronic care costs by billions of dollars for Medicaid patients. UCSF S.O.L.V.E. Health Tech partnered with the UCSF Health Hub to host the S.O.L.V.E. Health Tech Summit on May 21, 2019. The first of its kind, the S.O.L.V.E. Health Tech Summit convened the nation's leading digital health companies, funders, and innovators.

blog post on the 2019 S.o.l.v.e. Health Tech Summit

Summary Report 

The S.O.L.V.E. Health Tech Summit focused on a competition for health technology companies offering products that promise to improve health. The six strongest applicants pitched their products to a panel of industry, policy, and healthcare leaders. Winning applicants were awarded an engagement with S.O.L.V.E. Health Tech to adapt their product for the Medicaid market so they can reach more patients, more effectively. 

We'd like to thank the organizations that supported the S.O.L.V.E. Health Tech Summit:

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UCSF Health Hub

UCSF Health Hub is a recently launched connecting platform and growth studio. Their mission is to connect ideas and companies with the people, expertise, and capital needed to scale breakthrough healthcare solutions. Join the community for free at: https://www.healthhubsf.org/.

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CHCF Health Innovation Fund

From ending the opioid crisis to making care affordable for all, solving health care's most intractable challenges requires innovative solutions. The CHCF Health Innovation Fund invests in market-based solutions with the potential to improve access and health outcomes for low-income Californians.

Startup Health

StartUp Health is on a 25-year mission to collaborate with entrepreneurs to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in the world. StartUp Health believes that something magical happens when you bring together coachable entrepreneurs from around the world who have the mindset to achieve health moonshots. Since 2011, StartUp Health has been investing in a global army of entrepreneurs -- called Health Transformers® -- to achieve Health Moonshots: Access to Care, Cost to Zero, Cure Disease, End to Cancer, Women’s Health, Children’s Health, Nutrition & Fitness, Brain Health, Mental Health & Happiness, Longevity, and End Addiction.

Backed by Advocate Aurora Health, Chiesi Group, Steve Case, Mark Cuban, Esther Dyson, Brad Feld, GuideWell, Jason Finger, Jerry Levin, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Masimo, Novartis, Otsuka, and Ping An Group, StartUp Health has the world’s largest digital health portfolio with more than 250 companies spanning six continents and 21 countries. Learn more at startuphealth.com.

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Patchwise Labs

Patchwise Labs is a creative strategy firm promoting social determinants of health (SDOH) innovation. Founded in 2016, they publish market research reports and provide coverage of key topics at the intersection of policy, business, and technology. 

Patchwise Labs also manages The Dispatch, the industry's leading newsletter for weekly analysis of emerging SDOH markets. They offer a range of strategic advisory services to startups, managed care organizations and delivery systems, and investors interested in supporting the health of our most vulnerable patients and communities.