Conference Overview

This event builds on the strength of our nine previous Healthcare Unbound conferences. The Conference offers timely and practical information as well as visionary perspectives. Over the years the conference has attracted hundreds of high-level executives and clinicians from across the US and abroad.  This year, the program is being organized in association with the Collaborative Health Consortium, a member-supported industry group of companies and individuals devoted to enabling collaborative care and the businesses, technology and care delivery ecosystems that support collaboration for better health.

You may download last year’s conference brochure at:

We have made substantial changes to the program for 2013. In addition to a new lineup of compelling keynote speakers, the program will feature three new educational tracks:

Track A: Government – private sector collaboration in promoting consumer engagement through innovative technologies. Topics to be covered include Blue Button+, patient generated health data, Meaningful Use 2 and 3 criteria, patient-provider portals and view, download and transmit capabilities.

Track B: Entrepreneurship in the Healthcare Unbound space, featuring perspectives from financiers and innovative startup companies

Track C: Consumer Engagement and Accountable Care – topics to be covered include remote monitoring, home telehealth, mHealth, eHealth, social media and gaming.

Please note that we are not planning an Aging Services educational track as we have had in the past. However, the program will offer some coverage of innovative technologies for seniors. 


  • Telehealth, IT, medical device, eHealth, mHealth and social media companies
  • Healthcare providers, including: hospitals, integrated delivery networks, accountable care organizations, medical groups, home care agencies, hospices, disease management/population health management companies, call centers, public health/preventive medicine companies and weight management companies
  • Assisted living facilities, retirement communities and nursing homes
  • Consumer technology companies, including: consumer electronics, telecom, wireless and communication technology companies as well as their partners and suppliers
  • Pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics companies as well as contract research organizations
  • Health Plans and employers
  • Also of interest to: home builders, financiers, security analysts, consultants, government officials


Innovative technologies are driving opportunities to serve health consumers in new ways and in new settings.  In 2002, Forrester Research coined the term “Healthcare Unbound” to encompass the trends toward self-care, mobile care, and home care.  More specifically, Forrester describes Healthcare Unbound as “technology in, on and around the body that frees care from formal institutions.”

In addition to dramatically changing traditional health care delivery, Healthcare Unbound attracts a range of companies that previously have not been deeply involved in healthcare, including consumer electronics, telecom, gaming, fitness, and information technology companies.

Topics to be covered at this year’s conference include:

  • Implications of healthcare reform, including accountable care organizations and meaningful use
  • Reimbursement and regulatory developments
  • Emerging business models
  • Health consumer engagement and behavior change by leveraging data and innovative technologies
  • Using Healthcare Unbound technologies to promote wellness and manage diseases
  • The use of mobile apps, entertainment, gaming and social media in the promotion of fitness and wellness
  • Healthcare Unbound applications for Baby Boomers and seniors
  • The evolving role of Healthcare Unbound technologies in the patient centered medical home
  • Using Healthcare Unbound technologies to prevent hospital readmissions
  • Opportunities and challenges in creating linkages between electronic health records and consumer-facing technologies such as remote monitoring and social media
  • Behavioral economics and decision-making research: implications for Healthcare Unbound product, service and program design
  • Financier perspectives
  • Creating value from consumer-generated data
  • Proving the efficacy and ROI of Healthcare Unbound products and services

Please visit the Agenda page for information on speakers and topics.