Health Technology Forum Panel to Address Employer Health Initiatives at May Conference

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Health Technology Forum Panel to Address Employer Health Initiatives at May Conference

By Mike Allen – President, MobileHealthMarketplace

The role of employers in the changing healthcare marketplace will be the topic of a panel discussion at the upcoming annual conference sponsored by the Health Technology Forum.  The conference will be held May 27th and 28th at the Embassy Suites on the waterfront in Burlingame near the San Francisco Airport.

The panel‘s title is “How organizations are using technology to improve employee health” and will be moderated by Doug Field, founder and CEO of The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism, a leader in promoting employer programs to empower workers.

Mr. Field and the panel will provide an overview of how leading organizations are partnering with health plans, brokers and innovative technology providers to engage employees in managing their own health.  Panelists include:

  • Melissa Welch, MD, MPH and Vice President, Healthcare Market Innovations and Support at Blue Shield of California,
  • Lena Cheng MD from telemedicine leader Doctor on Demand,
  • Sheila Viswanathan, EdD, RD, Director of Nutrition Research at Zipongo, a startup that helps employees maintain healthy eating habits and former Manager of Health Education and Research at employer health leader Safeway.
  • Molly Andruszkiewicz, Director of Marketing at Jiff, a start-up software platform that helps organizations engage their employees in health benefits and programs.

The 4th Annual HTF Innovation Conference titled ‘Common Good’ will take a deep look into health and wellness enhancements made possible through technology.

Discussions at the conference will revolve around next generation technology, employer health, best practices in public health, community resilience, and important use-cases demonstrating barriers that impede effective healthcare delivery.   The audience will include clinicians, technologists, employers, health plans, researchers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, public health officials, not-for-profit organizations from leaders including Stanford, University of California, Kaiser, Intel, Microsoft, Vodafone and many others.

For more information on the conference, visit the Health Technology Forum’s website.



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