CNBC January 15, 2020
Christina Farr

Key Points

– This week, thousands of health executives descended on San Francisco for the annual J.P Morgan Healthcare conference.

– Many said that confusion over the definition of “digital health” could hold back the sector.

– Other big topics at JPM Health included the lack of diversity at the executive ranks, drug pricing, big tech’s march into the sector, and the missing patient voice.

Thousands of health executives descended on San Francisco this week for the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference to pitch their companies, forge deals and discuss the future of the $3.5 trillion health sector.

Conversations unfolded in coffee shops and bars, and at a slew of unofficial events, but also in public presentations, where executives talked...