DHIT Summit: Digital Health 360 - Accelerating the Future of Health

DHIT Summit

The 2018 DHIT Summit will convene internationally recognized thought leaders and key stakeholders from the healthcare ecosystem to dig deep into how Digital Health can pervasively be used to transform health. This exciting new annual event is uniquely designed to include post-event collaboration with the goal of creating a working model of care that will bring the future of health into real-world settings to produce measurable impact. Our expert panels and workshops will focus on three key transformative topics through the lens of Digital Health, including Building Healthy Communities, Health Engagement, and Precision Health.

Join us to LEARN, COLLABORATE, and IMPACT healthcare!

Listen, Learn, Act – inspiring keynote presentations and insightful panel discussions by industry experts will guide conversations around real-world needs and meaningful outcomes.

Hands-on Experimentation – breakout sessions facilitated by design thinking experts will connect participants focused on particular impact areas that will help drive healthier communities.

Technology Showcase – highlighting local innovations and talent to stimulate the ideation and solution design process.


This is a demand-focused, impact-oriented event, not a conference. Here’s the difference:


Standard Conference: 
Focuses on existing solutions and discussing the lessons learned from trying to make them work.

Our Model: 
Focuses on the demand side to blueprint the critical, unmet needs to guide the development of highly effective solutions.


Standard Conference: 
Collaboration is non-existent, as the attendees listen to the speakers and then leave with notes.

Our Model: 
Is fundamentally based on collaboration, where the entire ecosystem of stakeholders is engaged and leveraged.


Standard Conference: 
There is no measurable impact, as the post-event activities simply include planning the next conference.

Our Model: 
Involves post-event collaboration to test and validate solutions in real-world environments against the demand blueprint.



8:00 - CONNECT

Arrival, breakfast + registration; explore the Digital Health Technology Zone

9:00 - INSPIRE

Keynote Address

Dr. Archelle Georgiou, Author + Thought-leader


Panel Discussion 1: Building Healthy Communities

Healthy communities are intentionally built, not accidentally formed. Through the use of Digital Health tools, we can come to understand life and how to enhance wellness from birth through later years. We will examine the creation of healthy communities through the lens of public health initiatives, user-generated data, and the role that health systems can play in enabling digital care within and outside clinical environments.

11:00 - EXPLORE

Explore Digital Health Technology Zone


Panel Discussion 2: Health Engagement

Engagement initiatives in healthcare have largely been a failure when it comes to involving individuals in their plan of care or motivating them to make healthier lifestyle choices. We will discuss what some of the barriers are to achieving meaningful engagement and how Digital Health technologies can best be used to activate people to take control of their health. Using analogous thinking, the Engagement workshop will explore lessons to be learned from other consumer-centric industries and how data (including social determinants of health) can be leveraged to create motivation.


Panel Discussion 3: Precision Health

Precision Health is a high-impact and advancing field that extends the opportunities provided by the preventive, therapeutic, and diagnostic elements of medicine to address population health challenges on an individualized basis. We will be exploring how Digital Health can enable Precision Health to become a broader reality by empowering researchers, providers, caregivers, patients, and consumers with personalized diagnostics, wellness guidance, and care management tools critical to preventing, improving, and managing disease.

12:30 - EXPLORE

Lunch + Explore Digital Health Technology Zone


Design Thinking Workshops: Accelerating the Future of Health

3:30 - LEARN

Playback from the Workshops


Panel Discussion 4: Roadmap to Impact

4:45 - INSPIRE

Wrap-up: How to Get Involved


Digital Health Happy Hour


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Are you looking to unlock digital health's potential and drive measureable impact on health outcomes for our community? We welcome all those with an interest or stake in our digital health future, from providers, researchers, and policymakers, to entrepreneurs, technologists, and investors.


Your knowledge, experience and passion to make an impact by reimagining how healthcare can be better designed, delivered and experienced in the digital age.


Cutting edge research, new technologies, and innovative business models.


Actionable insights and a commitment to work together to improve healthcare in meaningful ways.

More Information


✔ Increase brand awareness among the digital health community

✔ Enjoy breakthrough access to the digital health innovation pipeline

✔ Position your company as a thought leader and collaborator in the digital health space

The 2018 DHIT Summit represents a unique opportunity to connect with the region’s digital health community and drive awareness and impact across the region. This full-day event will bring together thought leaders from across the health and technology field and is being widely promoted through our partner network including payers, providers and industry partners. We have a range of sponsorship packages available from $3,000 to $50,000 including the following benefits:

  • Category exclusivity to differentiate your brand
  • Keynote and session speaking opportunities
  • Onsite promotion including signage, presentations, and video
  • Proprietary insights through research and surveys to target audiences
  • Brand promotion before, during, and after the event
  • Website, social media, and registration exposure
  • Title sponsorship of designated areas
  • Marketing opportunities within Summit collateral
  • Exhibitor and demo space with promotional material
  • Hospitality for your company’s VIPs or target customers

For more sponsorship information, contact cultivate@dhitglobal.org.


American Tobacco Campus, Bay 7
300 Blackwell Street
Durham, NC 27701

Precision Health