Music City Center and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ® | Nashville, TN

August 27 – 29, 2018

Come join the annual gathering of people who believe we can make healthcare better, together, presented by HCA Healthcare.


The 2018 Health:Further Festival is presented by

We are a community of doers and thinkers dedicated to building the future of health, and we gather once a year at our annual Festival

Keep up with the latest on The Future of Health Blog

Ten technologies from the 2018 Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit

Two sets of pitches, ten finalists across the competitions. The first five are finalists in the 2018 Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit Business Plan competition. The Business Plan Competition features companies pitching their ideas to a diverse panel of judges for...

Hope or Hype: Where Does AI Go From Here?

It appears our fears that machines would steal our jobs were grossly misplaced. Or, is that what machines want us to think? Joking aside, the dollar amount flowing into the research and development of artificial intelligence (AI) is huge—exceeding $30 billion a year...

Probably the single biggest thing we can do in healthcare is have a relentless focus on primary care

There are so many theories out there about what we should or shouldn’t be doing with our complex and fragmented healthcare system. We are facing a perfect storm of factors: an ageing population, a huge increase in chronic disease, new and expensive treatments, and...

AI Will Make Healthcare More Human Than Ever. Here’s How.

With the rise of robotics and AI across virtually every industry, the fear of “will a robot take my job?” is more pressing than ever. In the healthcare world, at least, that future couldn’t come soon enough. The U.S. healthcare system is advanced in so many ways, yet...

This Year’s Speakers

The best and brightest leaders in healthcare, from clinicians to investors, executives to entrepreneurs

R. Milton Johnson

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer | HCA Healthcare

Esther Dyson

Executive Founder | Wellville

Marcus Osborne

VP, Health & Wellness Transformation | Walmart

Jess Barron

Editor-in-Chief |

Stacey Chang

Founder & Executive Director | Design Institute for Health, UT Austin

Marty Paslick

Chief Information Officer | HCA Healthcare
*Lead Judge for H:F18 Pitch Competition

The fact that Nashville is the center of the healthcare industry makes it perfect for Health:Further.

The fact that it’s a great place to spend a week just makes it that much sweeter.