Regence fosters health care collaboration at GeekWire Summit

By Ashley Bach
October 10, 2019
GeekWire Summit 2019

Above: As part of the Regence Health Tech Track, Matthew Trunnell, Vice President and Chief Data Officer at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; and GeekWire science editor Alan Boyle speak about how machine learning and the cloud are transforming health care. 

Regence helped lead a conversation this week about transformation in our country’s health care and biotech industries. The second annual Regence Health Tech Track at the GeekWire Summit in Seattle brought together the country’s leading health care innovators to tackle some of the industry’s most complex questions.  

“I walk away with tremendous confidence, and I walk away with the clarity that the play for transformation of the health care industry is not going to be based on waiting for some bleeding-edge technology,” said Laurent Rotival, Chief Information Officer for Regence. “But it’s all about aligning interests, aligning incentives, identifying the key innovators, and coming together to work and transform (health care) together.”

At the Regence-sponsored Health Tech Track, speakers explored the ethics of gene editing and an effort by Seattle’s Adaptive Biotechnologies to test for multiple diseases with a single blood test.

Other Regence Health Tech panels covered the consumerization of health care and how machine learning is impacting the industry.

Regence is proud to be part of Seattle’s health care innovation community, and to help foster collaboration at the GeekWire Summit, said Tim Lieb, President of Regence BlueShield.