November 1 - 2, 2020

Westin Chicago River North


For 2019, disruptors and growth-minded healthcare service companies, representing promising investment opportunities, profiled their growth vision, business model, competitive landscape and capital structure.

Our 2019 program is below, and our 2020 planning is in progress (program to be released this winter).

Tuesday, June 18

2:00 pm – 2:20 pm


Joel Theisen

Home care provider whose businesses include home health, personal care, primary care, Life Care Management, and engagement and navigation services.


David Brunel

Molecular diagnostics company specializing in early detection of lung cancer. Products include genomic and proteomic testing for both consumers and biopharma.

True Health

Steve Moak
Mark Shen, PhD

Person-centered engagement, accountability, and resource platform designed to support direct care providers including behavioral health, medical and integrated care and their clients.


Clay Ritchey

Data analytics and patient engagement platform designed to help hospitals grow by acquiring and engaging new patients and physicians.

2:25 pm – 2:45 pm

CareFinders Total Care

James Robinson

Personal Care Assistance Platform Company in the Northeast whose services include managed Medicaid in-home care, private duty nursing, and private pay services.

Empire Genomics

Andy Watson

Manufacturer of molecular probes for biomarker research and the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other complex diseases.


James Wyman
Co-Founder & COO

Voice-enabled device that dispenses medications and integrates voice, video and data with remote physicians and EHRs.


John Armstrong
Director, Enterprise Sales

Medical imaging software that uses an AI-enabled SaaS analytics platform for physicians to analyze blood flow in 3D.

2:50 pm – 3:10 pm


Andrea Cohen

Home care provider whose services include non-skilled personal care (in a home setting or senior living community), dementia care, end-of-life care and home modification.

Informed DNA

David Nixon
CEO & Chairman

Genetics testing advisory service that offers counseling, utilization management and risk assessments for individuals, health plans, hospitals, employers and community clinicians.


Jeff Bennett
CEO & Board Member

A network of health station kiosks that provide biometric screenings such as blood pressure, pulse, weight and BMI.


Kirby Farrell

HIPPA-compliant remote patient monitoring platform used by hospitals to improve education, communication, and care delivery for patients in their home.

3:40 pm – 4:00 pm


Karen Zermani
VP Investment

Operator of senior housing services, including IL, AL, memory care, skilled nursing and respite care.


Brian Schinderle
EVP, Finance

Medical cannabis grower, processor and retail distributor focused on vertical integration in limited license states, including IL, MD, NV, PA, OH and ND.

Evolvere Health

Richard Kaplan
Chairman & CEO

Post acute care navigation company that aligns with hospitals, SNFs and payers to manage acute discharges, SNF networks and post-SNF care coordination.

4:05 pm – 4:25 pm

Providence Healthcare Management, Inc.

Eli Gunzburg

Owner and operator of care facilities (post acute care and senior housing) including SNF, AL and IL.

Aligned Modern Health

Brian Carey

Integrative medicine provider with 17 locations utilizing non-drug, non-surgical healthcare approaches.


Eran Ofir
CEO & Co-Founder

Remote patient monitoring software platform based on gesture-detection technology, wearables, and machine learning algorithms.

Quality in Real Time

Laura Page-Greifinger
President & CEO

Coding, billing, and consulting service for home health and hospice, including OASIS, quality assurance, ADR, appeals services and education.

4:30 pm – 4:50 pm

Hospice Home Care

Cathy Newhouse

Full-service hospice provider, including routine, respite, inpatient and continuous care, as well as care within its own Comfort Care Center.

Dispatch Health

Mark Prather, MD

Mobile urgent care provider, in homes and through tele-health, for the reduction of ER visits and readmissions.


Michael Dlugos
VP Pharmacy Strategy

Online consumer prescription service that compares drug availability and pricing, and offers coupons from pharmacies nationwide.

Trella Health

Ian Juliano

Value-based analytics company that uses claims-based outcomes data to help home health, hospice and health system providers benchmark performance metrics.

4:55 pm – 5:15 pm

Family Resource Home Care

Jeff Wiberg

Home care provider whose services include personal care, live-in care, dementia and Alzheimer’s care, end-of- life care, transitional care and respite care.

InTouch Health

Timothy Wright
Chief Strategy Officer

Telehealth services company that uses a cloud-based network to bring enterprise teletechnology services to hospitals and health systems.


Fahad Aziz
Co-Founder & CTO

Resident engagement platform designed around real-time communication among residents, families, caregivers and staff at senior living communities.

2020 Partners