NEW YORK (November 20, 2015) -- NewYork-Presbyterian will sponsor the two-day HITLAB Innovators Summit, to be held December 3 and 4, 2015 at Columbia University's Alfred Lerner Hall. The annual international event enables renowned experts from varied digital health sectors — including medicine, industry, advocacy, design, and policymaking — to exchange ideas and technologies that can transform public health.

HITLAB®, a leading healthcare innovation and teaching lab, will host the event, which features talks and panels with renowned health-tech authorities, including event co-chairs Christine R. Coyne, MBA, vice president of specialty pharmaceuticals, BTG, and Abdul El-Sayed, MD, DPhil, executive director of public health, City of Detroit.

“We’re honored to sponsor the HITLAB Innovators Summit again this year,” said Peter M. Fleischut, MD, chief innovation officer, NewYork-Presbyterian. “This summit has a positive impact on the development and implementation of meaningful healthcare innovations. We’re looking forward to this year’s crop of ingenious technologies, not to mention the opportunity to interact with the best and brightest of this rapidly changing field.”

The Summit culminates in the HITLAB World Cup, where finalists selected from hundreds of applicants, representing 14 countries, will present original solutions to global healthcare challenges. Entrepreneurs have an opportunity to win funding, network with experts, and disseminate life-saving ideas that could make a universal impact.

Niloo Sobhani, corporate director of analytics, and Leo Bodden, vice president of IT/converged technologies, both of NewYork-Presbyterian, will deliver keynote addresses. Additional keynote speakers include Kerry Kennedy, JD, president, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights; Glen De Vries, president of Medidata; Kyu Rhee, MD, MPP, chief health officer, IBM; and Thomas Feitel, MBA, global head, digital strategy and innovation, Sanofi.

"It’s an honor to have NewYork-Presbyterian sponsor the HITLAB Innovators Summit,” said Nishita Rai, PhD, HITLAB’s executive director. “Its dedication to excellence is inspiring and we know under its leadership, innovation will thrive.”

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About the HITLAB Innovators Summit℠ and HITLAB World Cup

The HITLAB Innovators Summit brings together leaders in public health, medicine, technology, and design to discuss health issues and solutions in a two-day live event. The Summit offers a series of carefully curated talks, panels, and collaboration opportunities to engage the most creative minds in health and technology. The HITLAB Innovators Summit culminates in the HITLAB World Cup, an international challenge of unparalleled diversity where innovators present original solutions to pressing global healthcare challenges.



HITLAB® is an innovation and teaching lab dedicated to improving the quality and accessibility of healthcare worldwide. We help leading organizations ideate, create, and evaluate technology-based solutions to pressing healthcare challenges. Our team of public health professionals, anthropologists, statisticians, clinicians, engineers, economists, strategists, and designers is determined to address healthcare needs across the globe. We work with a wide variety of stakeholders in both the public and private sectors to design and disseminate studies, programs, and products that improve healthcare access and delivery. To learn about HITLAB latest activities, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and visit and


About NewYork-Presbyterian 

NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the nation’s most comprehensive healthcare delivery networks, focused on providing innovative and compassionate care to patients in the New York metropolitan area and throughout the globe. In collaboration with two renowned medical school partners, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, NewYork-Presbyterian is consistently recognized as a leader in medical education, ground-breaking research and clinical innovation.

NewYork-Presbyterian has four major divisions: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is ranked #1 in the New York metropolitan area by U.S. News and World Report and repeatedly named to the magazine’s Honor Roll of best hospitals in the nation; NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network is comprised of leading hospitals in and around New York and delivers high-quality care to patients throughout the region; NewYork-Presbyterian Physician Services connects medical experts with patients in their communities; and NewYork-Presbyterian Community and Population Health features the hospital’s ambulatory care network sites and operations, community care initiatives and healthcare quality programs, including NewYork Quality Care, established by NewYork-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell and Columbia.

NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the largest healthcare providers in the U.S. Each year, nearly 29,000 NewYork-Presbyterian professionals deliver exceptional care to more than 2 million patients.

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