May 25, 2016
From Dallas Innovates

by Lance Murray

The health-care industry is in the midst of great change in how it’s regulated, how it provides care, the technology it uses, and the way in which it is financed.

Attendees at the 9th Annual Healthcare Dealmakers conference, which kicked off its two-day run Wednesday at the Adolphus Hotel in downtown Dallas, heard industry and investment experts talk about those topics and more.

The Polsinelli law firm holds the conference each year as a forum for health-care providers, their advisers, and capital sources to talk about the challenges and opportunities for dealmaking in the health-care services marketplace. The conference drew 236 attendees on Wednesday, with 200 scheduled to attend on Thursday, said Jonathan Henderson, Polsinelli office managing partner in Dallas.

He said, in its first year, the event drew roughly 100 people, and that attendance has risen each year.

He said the firm started the conference because it saw a need for a forum in which the health-care industry and investors could come together in one place.

“It’s been a great source of relationships over the years,” Henderson told me of the conference.

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