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03-23-2017: The Autonomous Patient

Michigan Business Network
March 17, 2017 3:30 PM

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Entrepreneurs Driving Health Care

Please Join Us: The health industry is constantly evolving. Entrepreneurs of all shapes and sizes are making their marks on this evolution. Some are fueled by their own personal experiences in healthcare; whereas others have simply found new ways to satisfy growing demands. 

The Autonomous Patient: Entrepreneurs Driving Healthcare will bring entrepreneurs together with experienced attorneys, as well as other industry experts, to share their success stories and expertise to ensure that your innovation is protected, while allowing you to get your business venture to the next level



7:30 - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast


8:00 - 9:00 AM Plenary Session Moderator: Robert H. Schwartz, Butzel Long Keynote Addresses: Lance Gable, Dean, Wayne State University Law School Polina Hanin, Director, StartUP Health Academy

9:05 - 9:50 AM Breakout Session 1

Look Before you Leap – The Legal and Regulatory Pitfalls of the Healthcare Industry While healthcare is a business, those looking to enter into the arena don’t always appreciate the issues that come along with entrepreneurship. Panelists: Deb Geroux, Butzel Long; Claudia Rast, Butzel Long; and Catherine Bruder, Doeren Mayhew

Getting Started and Beyond -The healthcare industry is innovating at warp speed. As you continue to compete in this quickly evolving market, it is of the utmost importance that you are ensuring you have the agreements in place to protect yourself, your ideas, and your trade secrets. Panelists: Paul Mersino, Butzel Long; John Beard, Butzel Long; Yusuf Hai, CIG Capital Partners; Gretchen Perkins, Huron Capital Partners; and Fred Molnar, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)

9:55 - 10:40 AM Breakout Session 2

What Works – What Doesn’t - How do you make your business stand out, attract investment, and become successful/profitable in a crowded industry? Panelists: Justin Klimko, Butzel Long; Andrea Dickson, ENT Biotech Solutions; Michael Weber, Quipzor; Raj Kothari, Cascade Partners; and Irene Spanos, Oakland County Economic Development

This is my problem – How can you help me? - Healthcare providers face numerous problems in delivering accessible, affordable, high-quality services to patients and customers. Can technology and entrepreneurship address these problems? Panelists: Mark Lezotte, Butzel Long; George Miller, Oakland County Health and Human Services; Dottie Deremo, Deremo Consulting Group; Parag Patil, The Taubman Medical Research Institute at the University of Michigan; and Lisa Prasad, Henry Ford Health Innovation Institute

10:45 - 11:30 AM Breakout Session 3

Telemedicine - Telemedicine is a broad subject covering many aspects of the health care delivery. What does the future of telemedicine look like? Panelists: Robert Schwartz, Butzel Long; Kathy Jo Uecker, NetSource One; Kevin Lasser, JEMS Telehealth; and Jennifer Tisdale, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)

Industrial Transformation - Patient expectations for care and delivery are changing. Whether it is cost and payment models or technology’s disruption, there is no question that today’s model isn’t your father’s healthcare industry. Panelists: Jennifer Dukarski, Butzel Long; Tom Kelly, Automation Alley; Marvin Al-Khafaji, Beaumont Health; and Walter Borda, Safety in Motion, Inc.

11:45 - 12:30 PM Wrap Up Panel – Where To Go From Here

Panelists: Robert Schwartz, Butzel Long; Amy Butler, Oakland University; Joan Dunbar, Wayne State University and
Mike Ilitch School of Business, StartUP Health Academy

12:30 - 1:30 PM Lunch (Table sessions for areas of interest)


Event Details

  • Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017 
  • Time: 7:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Location: MGM Grand Detroit 
  •                1777 3rd Ave
  •                Detroit, Mi. 48226
$50 - 


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