This Conference explores innovations in healthcare technology that are making the best healthcare accessible to those with greatest need.
Join us for:
Key Note Addresses by industry thought leaders on topics such as mHealth, healthcare policy, and innovation.
Interactive Panel Discussions on the future of technological innovation in healthcare, discussing growth and expectations.
Healthcare Technology Demonstrations of emerging innovations and case studies for best practices in the deployment of technology.
Registration includes full conference access, breakfast, lunch and a networking cocktail reception.
Lt. Governor State of California
Host of TechNation, NPR
Partner of Healthcare at IDEO
CEO of DiabetesMine.com
General Partner at InterWest Partners
COO at Alameda Alliance for Health
Director – Center For Technology And Aging
Co-director- Biomedical Informatics, Ucsf
Presidential Innovation Fellow- United States Of America
The Role of Technology in the Affordable Care Act
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) signals the largest restructuring and overhaul in the American healthcare system since the establishment of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. With over a hundred provisions, ambitious tax restructuring, and blueprints for the creation of multiple brand-new government institutions, this is no small task.
The ACA seeks to accomplish exactly what it implies: making healthcare more affordable for Americans. But the creators of “Obamacare” know that healthcare cannot be made cheaper through government regulation alone. Technology has been crucial to plans of reform, projected to improve affordability, access, and efficiency. From the establishment of Health Insurance Exchanges to Meaningful Use guidelines that provide incentives for using electronic medical records, the Affordable Care Act has throughout a clear and bold reliance on technology. Panelists will focus on regulatory government systems and the promise of innovation through technology.
Aenor Sawyer, MD (moderator), Victor Chen, Nancy Hall, Zina Glover, Kent Soo Hoo
Using Technology to Support Individuals with Complex Needs
Individuals with multiple chronic conditions, including mental illness and cognitive impairment, drive a disproportionate share of healthcare spending. They have complex needs, including functional limitations. While the healthcare system often looks at people in terms of individual conditions, successfully supporting these individuals requires a ‘whole person’ approach. This panel will explore how telehealth and mHealth-based programs can support individuals with complex conditions and needs in staying healthier at home and the community and out of hospitals and nursing homes. Panelists will discuss the characteristics of these individuals, programs such as those of the US Department of Veterans Affairs that have successfully used technology in coordinating and managing their care, and what health and social service providers and technologists should should be thinking about in designing programs and products for this rapidly growing population.
Suneel Ratan (moderator), David Lindeman, Lisa Mangiante, Douglas Trauner
Design Thinking for the Underserved
This panel will examine examples and case studies regarding their design approach. By looking around the world at others’ efforts to help alleviate the conditions of poverty, particularly in developing nations the panel will highlight ways that facilitate design thinking. One of the biggest challenges faced in healthcare for a developing nation is a lack of human resources. As we look at healthcare delivery in low resource settings, we cannot readily furnish more people, but as designers we can create solutions that equip those existing dedicated healthcare providers with the tools to perform their jobs more efficiently and effectively. Within the framework of community wellness/disease management models, opportunities abound to make substantial impact and improve the lives of the underserved. Understanding the processes within existing healthcare systems is essential to creation of these solutions.
Seema Handu (Moderator), Dennis Boyle, Andre Muelenaer, MD, Glen Moy
Digital Media Law in Healthcare
Healthcare organizations are investing more time and resources in social media to engage the community in their health. In many cases organizations delayed (or sometimes are still delaying) participation on social platforms due to concerns with HIPAA and other legal concerns. This discussion will feature a conversation about current issues relevant to digital media law and healthcare.
A few questions that will be covered during the Digital Media Law in Healthcare are:
Renee Berry (moderator), Jennifer Dukarski, Francoise Gilbert, Elton Satusky.
How can robots be used in Healthcare? What jobs can they fill in the future?
Stop worrying about robots taking jobs, and start thinking about which robot you need to hire. Some areas of healthcare face enormous skills shortages in the future as the demands on our healthcare system climb and the proportion of elderly double by 2050. There are currently 40 million seniors in the USA and an additional 15 million people of younger ages requiring caregiver assistance.
Our panel of robotics professionals produce a range of robotic solutions in the health tech and caregiving fields. Their robots may be just what ‘the doctor ordered’ but more importantly, they’d like to know what robots you will need next. We invite the audience to submit ‘requests for a robot’ or tell us what critical tasks you see needing to be done or that may arise in the future. Because, we might just have a robot for that.
Andra Keay (moderator), Nathan Harding, Rush LaSelle, Cory Kidd, Stefan Nusser.
IT Challenges at Hospitals to Improve Care
Five Bay Area Hospital Chief Medical Information Officers (CMIOs) will engage in an interactive discussion on how developments in information technology drive healthcare business strategy, and how provider strategic goals can only be realized by application of healthcare IT. Panelists will discuss the promise and the challenges of moving beyond today’s healthcare IT paradigms and implementing innovation at the bedside.
Justin Graham, MD (moderator) Mike Aratow, MD, Jenson Wong, MD, Rajiv Pramanik, MD, Kate Bennett, MD
Health Information Security
Information is at the core of how healthcare is being transformed today. Three of the major axes of healthcare transformation – customer engagement, collaboration and information sharing, and evidence based medicine – are heavily reliant on information. Additionally, there is significant regulatory focus on information security in healthcare – with mandates such as Meaningful Use and others potentially creating a significant financial impact based on healthcare information security. Managing information risk is therefore a critical consideration in healthcare transformation. The Information Security Panel brings together industry leaders in order to discuss the state of the industry, key lessons learned, and provide perspective to conference participants on how to enable healthcare transformation through information security is at the core of how healthcare is being transformed today.
Preetham Peter (moderator), Colin Anderson, David Baker
Telehealth and mHealth: Improving Healthcare by Addressing Access, Cost and Outcomes
If we are going to change the paradigm in the way healthcare is delivered and the cost of the healthcare system, telehealth and mobile health technologies will be a big part of the solution. Available telehealth and mHealth solutions improve access to care, overcome time and distance barriers, reduce costs to both patients and providers, and deliver better health outcomes through early intervention and preventive care as well as monitoring patients to track issues that may result in costly hospitalizations. However, slow adoption, market fragmentation andbusiness model misalignment in the current system have restricted theimpact of these technologies. What factors will make the future different from the present? Will the drivers be health policy, health economics, or individual demand? Join us to discuss how telehealth and mHealth solutions can be used today and how these solutions can change the system tomorrow.
Greg Caressi (moderator), Yan Chow,MD, Marty Coressel, Tapan Mehta, Jeff Russell
Patient Engagement for Care Improvement
Stage 2 of Meaningful Use requires providers to give at least half of their patients the ability to view and
download their own medical records through a portal or personal health record, up from 10 percent in
Stage 1. Perhaps more significantly, 5 percent of patients actually have to make use of this capability.For the first time, achieving Meaningful Use and earning federal bonus payments will not be completely
in the hands of providers. They will have to engage at least a small segment of their patient populations.
While the 5 percent threshold does not sound like much, it has more than a few healthcare executives
In this session, we will discuss the promise and potential of patient engagement in the context of both
Meaningful Use and the slow but steady evolution to a consumer-centric healthcare environment.
Panelists will look at:
Neil Versel (moderator), Jan Oldenburg, Laura Esserman, MD., Amy Tenderich, Kyra Bobinet, MD
The panel will focus on areas of greatest opportunity in health technology, how to build sustainable businesses, identifying the winning business models, dynamics in the healthcare value chain and the likely evolution of the competitive landscape. You will hear from three CEOs who have significant experience in the health technology area and are at the helm of exciting companies tailored towards adding value to the system and improving outcomes for patients.
Samarth Kulkarni (moderator), John De Souza, Dean Stephens, Darren Schulte,MD
The panel will explore the VC financing trends in the Healthcare/Technology space and will go in depth about which subsectors are VCs funding in 2012/2013 and what is the M&A/IPO landscape for venture backed companies.
Elizabeth Lefever (moderator), Nina Kjellson, David Kim, MD, Gregory Grunberg, MD, Bijan Salehizadeh, MD
Big Data in Healthcare: Current State and Future Promise for Providers and Patients
Analytics and Big Data are key to meeting the demands of health care reform initiatives such as Accountable Care Organizations, Value Based Purchasing, Population Management, Patient Engagement via Social Media, Telehealth and mHealth. The panel will discuss how Analytics and Big Data are currently being utilized to support healthcare providers and patients as well as discuss the future role Analytics and Big Data will play in patient care.
Charles Boicey (moderator), Josh Newman, MD, Frederick Lee, MD, Piyush Malik
Open mHealth is building an open software architecture to break down silos and enable companies to more easily integrate data and apps for more effective mHealth solutions.
Demo: Care Circles Demo
Presentation: Innovations in Global Health – Why America Should Care
Presentation: mHealth Trends
Presentation: Best Practices for Clinical Systems Integration- multi-institution project providing breast cancer risk-based assessments.