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

Fixing America’s Healthcare System Starts at School

Healthcare and education represent the two largest segments of the U.S. economy. However, there is a deep chasm between the healthcare industry and the educational institutions that train the over 18 million healthcare workers in this country. The Gap Between...

Four Key Components of a Successful Advance Care Planning Program

By Ryan Van Wert, MD Advance care planning (ACP) is a thoughtful way for individuals to document their wishes for end-of-life care. It’s a proactive step that helps people tell loved ones and healthcare providers how they wish to be treated. The consequences of poor...

Sponsored: Attention Hospitals – Does Your Financial Assistance Policy Make the Grade?

This post is from our partners at PYA The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law eight years ago, establishing §501(r) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC)—a section most tax-exempt hospitals have become quite familiar with in the years since.  The...

The National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program Really is for All of Us: A new standard in participant engagement and partnership

Precision medicine is a phrase often used in healthcare but not well understood, especially by the general public. What type of precision are we talking about? Precision medicine is an emerging approach to disease treatment and prevention that considers differences in...

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

Bruce Greenstein

EVP and Chief Innovation & Technology Officer | LHC Group

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.

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