Day 1

08:15 AM

CHAIRPERSON’S OPENING REMARKS

Vince Kuraitis, JD, MBA, Principal, Better Health Technologies, LLC
Gregg Masters, MPH, Founder & CEO, HealthInnovation Media

08:45 AM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: PATIENT DIGITAL HEALTH PLATFORMS (PDHPS): EPICENTER OF HEALTHCARE TRANSFORMATION

Over the past year many consumer tech companies have launched major digital health initiatives. A representative sample includes Apple,Google, Samsung, Salesforce/Philips, Microsoft, and others. Some are clearly labeled as platform plays...others are less obvious.What are these companies doing in healthcare? What do they hope to accomplish? The presentation will address:
  • The healthcare "Platform Gap"
  • Central question: will PDHPs go narrow or broad?
  • Market thesis: Major forces will drive PDHP integration into mainstream healthcare
  • A guide to ecosystem evolution: a roadmap, signposts, potholes
  • Implications/actions for key stakeholders
Vince Kuraitis, JD, MBA, Principal, Better Health Technologies, LLC

09:15 AM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: DIGITAL HEALTH – MOVING BEYOND THE HYPE

There is a great deal of enthusiasm shared by many, including this author, for the field of mHealth and its capability to address many of the deficiencies in today’s healthcare. But that enthusiasm has yet, for the most part, not been successfully translated into real changes in medical practice. In fact, several recent meta-analyses and systematic reviews have concluded that with the exception of text messaging interventions, high-quality evidence is completely lacking in the use of mHealth for behavior change, chronic disease management, inpatient care, and care delivery. The need to address this evidence gap is not a mere academic exercise but reflects the disruptive nature of many mHealth technologies and the requirement for clinical trials that can act as a road map for healthcare providers and systems who are striving to improve care. Real world, high-quality data are needed to drive this change through evidence of better outcomes, lower costs, and improved satisfaction; for healthcare consumers, but also providers. Implementing mHealth technologies as only adjuncts to existing systems of care will likely lead to results that fall well short of demonstrating their true potential impact.
Steven Steinhubl, MD, Director, Digital Health, Scripps Translational Science Institute & Cardiologist, Scripps Clinic

10:45 AM

IGNITE (& SUSTAIN) GREAT CUSTOMER EXPERIENCES – LEVERAGING UX & OTHER TECHNOLOGIES SMARTLY FOR BETTER HEALTH – AN INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION

Do you truly know your customer? As health (care) moves from a wholesale to a retail industry most health care organizations view people as patients. People are seen then as a series of disease silos. Most organizations cannot tell whether the phone number they have is mobile or not; much less know a person’s vulnerabilities or the social/culture context that influences their health. In the era of Big Data consumer products companies know many things about me. Netflix knows my movie preferences without asking me questions. Yet health care wants me to answer a 50 question Health Risk Assessment. This session will explore how to move out of the stone age of customer relationship management into the Smart CRM era. It will be lively discussion. Your participation is required!
Lisa Crymes, Chief Experience Officer, DST Health Solutions
Douglas Goldstein, eFuturist & President, iConecto

11:15 AM

PANEL DISCUSSION : HEALTHCARE CEOs WHO TWEET OR WON’T

Social Media continues to make inroads in most industries while healthcare adoption remains a comparative laggard. Today the #hashtag symbol if not @company or @campaign are nested in virtually most promotions seen today whether online or in broadcast or even print media. Twitter originated the use of hashtags as well as popularized the @name designation now seen virtually everywhere – particularly at healthcare conferences.

In this session we’ll get an update on social media in healthcare and shared perspectives from several CEOs as to how they use (or choose not to use) social media whether as an individual or on behalf of their company.
Moderator:
Gregg Masters, MPH, Founder & CEO, HealthInnovation Media
Panelists:
Bettina Experton (@BettinaExperton), CEO, Humetrix (@Humetrix)
Malcom Bohm, CEO, LiquidGrids (@liquidgrids)
Joy Rios, Managing Partner, Practice Transformation (@askJoyRios)

01:15 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION: BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY…TODAY AND TOMORROW

This panel will challenge your thinking about traditional healthcare and disease management approaches of the past. Not only is the digital health revolution upon us, but also the Mind Health revolution. Gain new ideas on how understanding, managing and enhancing the Power of the Human Mind may very well be the next major frontier of healthcare. In the past, objectives in mental health such as stress management, addiction control, and encouraging ‘positive mind health’ have NOT been considered mainstream medicine. The focus has been on treating diseases. With the advent of new technology for sensing and quantifying mental health, now is the time for the healthcare industry wake up and focus resources on the human mind. To talk about this transformation is our panel of leading PhD clinical psychologists and cognitive scientists who are involved in different aspects of digital health technology. They will challenge your thinking about the future of "mind health”, including game changing technologies such as facial expression measurement; the future of telemental health; behavioral change technologies of the future; and ethical issues of capturing and using mind health data. Each expert panelist will present their leading edge thinking and then there will be time for interactive audience questions and discussion.
Moderator:
Marlene M. Maheu, PhD, Executive Director, TeleMental Health Institute, Inc.
Panelists:
Marian Bartlett, PhD, Co-Founder & Lead Scientist, Emotient
Marlene M. Maheu, PhD, Executive Director, TeleMental Health Institute, Inc.
David Luxton, PhD, Research Health Scientist, Naval Health Research Center & Affiliate Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine

02:15 PM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY – PUTTING THE PATIENT AT THE CENTER OF HEALTHCARE

Topics to be covered include:
  • Advances in wearable technology
  • Market growth and key market participants / innovators
  • Application in different industry segments and in particular application to the healthcare industry, such as-Wellness/Lifestyle, Smart pills, unobtrusive diagnosis and monitoring, etc.
  • Challenges: regulatory and legal; technology (e.g. power/standardization); data & privacy
  • Possible industry models and future outlook for wearable technology
Nick Semple, Managing Consultant, PA Consulting Group

03:00 PM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: SURFACE ELECTRONICS FOR HEALTHCARE APPLICATIONS

A new form of electronics has progressively emerged over the last 20 years that promises a paradigm shift in the electronic industry: surface electronics.

While traditional electronics rely on the use of complex chips as building blocks interconnected through a circuit board, printed, deposited, and flexible electronics take on a different approach: spread the electronics on large surfaces.

After many years of progress, surface electronics technology is about to reach its tipping point, and has a strong potential as a disruptor in the creation of novel medical devices and healthcare experiences.
Stein Lundby, Senior Director of Systems Engineering, Qualcomm

04:00 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION: WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY

  • Landscape of wearable technology (fitness/wellness vs healthcare).
  • How does the Apple, Samsung, ... entering the game change the wearables space dynamics? Or does it?
  • Why have we not seen broader adoption thus far–vs the projected 75-100M wearable devices? What is needed to drive adoption and sustained use?
  • What are examples of truly sustained use (for which specific applications and based on which value proposition, business model,etc) that other companies and use cases could learn from?
Moderator:
Gunnar Trommer, PhD, Founder & President, PonsConsult
Panelists:
Royan Kamyar, MD, MBA, Founder & CEO, Owaves
Patricia Salber, MD, MBA, CEO, Health Tech Hatch & Founder & Host, The Doctor Weighs In
James Brady, PhD, FHIMSS, CPHIMS, President, HIMSS Southern California Chapter & Area CIO, Kaiser Permanente
Darrel Drinan, President/CEO, PhiloMetron Inc.
Jim Welch, Executive Vice President, Product Development and Customer Fulfillment, Sotera Wireless

05:00 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION: INNOVATIONS IN TELEHEALTH

Topics to be covered include:
  • The latest technological developments in telehealth
  • The evolving regulatory and reimbursement environment and its implications for the future
  • The challenges that inhibit telehealth adoption and progress being made to mitigate their impact
Moderator:
Nilesh Chandra, Managing Consultant, PA Consulting Group
Panelists:
Eric Brown, President & CEO, California Telehealth Network
Proteus Duxbury, Chief Technology Officer, Connect for Health Colorado
Tim Rowan, Editor, Home Care Technology Report
Day 2

07:30 AM

SPONSOR / EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE

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08:00 AM

CHAIRPERSON’S OPENING REMARKS

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA, CEO, Health Tech Hatch & Founder & Host, The Doctor Weighs In

08:15 AM

PANEL DISCUSSION: PATIENT GENERATED HEALTH DATA

  • Patient-generated health data: how can patients and providers benefit from collecting PGHD? Used for self-care vs. integrated into a care system for monitoring and invention?
  • PGHD: some use cases and outcomes
  • How does PGHD fit with broader strategies and initiatives for providers or plans?  How does a provider design these initiatives and measure the associated benefit and costs?
  • How remote monitoring services have evolved or will evolve with the proliferation of devices and the shift to an ACO model, and how PGHD could change with the shift in the market
  • The role of aggregators of data for devices and smartphone apps: HealthKit, MedHelp, Validic; how can existing providers, plans, and other healthcare companies leverage these services?
Moderator:
Rebecca Chiu, Business Development, MedHelp
Panelists:
Jakka Sairamesh, PhD, Managing Director, Corporate Strategy and Analytics, The Advisory Board Company & CEO, 360Fresh, Inc.
Mark Oswald, Global Head of Enabling Technologies, Janssen Healthcare Innovation
Anil Keswani, MD, Corporate Vice President Ambulatory Care and Population Health, Scripps Health
 

09:00 AM

THE REALITY OF IMPLEMENTING TELEHEALTH PROGRAMS FOR PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS

Sharp Rees-Stealy (SRS) is known throughout the state for implementing successful care management programs that focus on helping patients to self-manage their chronic conditions. The Population Health Department has been selected for interactive discussions with CMS for the work we have done with our patients. Currently, the department has four telehealth programs with three different vendors that focus on heart failure, diabetes, asthma and blood pressure self-management. Our plans to expand include telehealth programs for COPD and behavioral health. To further reduce hospital readmissions, SRS is currently focusing on innovative outreach strategies for newly discharged patients with chronic conditions and patients with COPD, diabetes, asthma, and hypertension. Through care manager engagement with telehealth programs, we have been successful at reducing hospital re-admissions, improving outcomes, and empower self-care of our patient with chronic conditions. There is much to learn about the reality of choosing teleheath programs, choosing your population, implementing the program, engaging patients and the education of the partners involved in delivering care. This talk will focus on these challenges, barriers and ultimately achieving success with positive outcomes.
Melissa Palacios, RN, BSN, PHN, Project Manager of Telehealth and Innovative Outreach Solutions, Population Health Department, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers

09:30 AM

PALOMAR HEALTH AND AIRSTRIP: INTEROPERABILITY AND MOBILITY AT THE MOMENT OF CARE

The partnership between Palomar Health and AirStrip defines a successful model for health systems and technology firm collaboration on innovations that create value. Having created a vendor agnostic mobile application for electronic medical record workflows, Palomar Health was able to bring this to a large market through a technology firm partnership as part of a broader interoperability solution. The two organizations established a relationship where continued and rapid innovation could take place and be steered toward clinical workflows that create value. We will highlight our journey to date and how we are pioneering solutions for solving healthcare challenges.
Matt Patterson, MD, President, AirStrip

10:30 AM

THE NEW VITAL SIGNS: OPPORTUNITIES IN MOBILE HEALTH

The prescription for preventing the majority of chronic disease is remarkably the same – exercise, nutrition, sleep, stress management and spending time with loved ones. In 2004, the American College of Lifestyle Medicine dubbed these basic, life-sustaining behaviors the “new lifestyle vital signs” – arguing a higher degree of relevance and prognostic capability for the average person today.As growing financial concerns and life and death issues push relevant stakeholders down the path to prevention, a stronger demand for tools that can quantify the lifestyle vital signs is emerging.
Royan Kamyar, MD, MBA, Founder & CEO, Owaves

11:00 AM

PANEL DISCUSSION: THE FINANCIER PERSPECTIVE

Leading financiers discuss the opportunities and challenges in investing in mHealth, wearable, remote monitoring, ehealth, social media and gaming companies.
Moderator:
Patricia Salber, MD, MBA, CEO, Health Tech Hatch & Founder & Host, The Doctor Weighs In
Panelists:
Skip Fleshman, Managing Partner, Asset Management Ventures
Derek Footer, President & Managing Partner, HardTech Labs
Bret Harris, Sr. Manager Business Development, Indiegogo

12:00 PM

BRIEF PRESENTATIONS BY INNOVATIVE STARTUPS

Ajit Viswanathan, Founder & CEO, Doctible Inc.
J. Summer Rogers, CEO, nPruv