2015 Archived Content

Medical Informatics World Conference Track #5 

Leveraging mHealth, Telehealth and the Cloud

 

Achieving the Triple Aim with Mobile Tech, POC Devices, Wearables and Telemedicine

 

Amidst a diminishing supply of providers and escalating costs of healthcare, the call for new point-of-care testing, direct-to-consumer diagnostics, patient-centered devices and apps to support mobile healthcare and telemedicine has never been greater. These technologies offer clinicians decision support capabilities, healthcare systems a real-time data stream for population health management, and they offer providers, patients and payers the chance to improve the outcome of care for less expense. Cambridge Healthtech Institute and Clinical Informatics News' “Leveraging mHealth, Telehealth and the Cloud: Achieving the Triple Aim with Mobile Tech, POC Devices, Wearables and Telemedicine,” taking place May 4-5, 2015 at the Renaissance Waterfront Hotel in Boston, MA, will bring together technology developers, clinicians, researchers, payers and innovators in mobile health and telehealth for key discussions on the development and utilization of mobile tech to improve healthcare.


Day 1 | Day 2 

MONDAY, MAY 4

7:00 am Registration and Morning Coffee


KEYNOTE SESSION #1:
CURRENT AND FUTURE STATE OF HEALTHCARE REFORM, POLICY AND TECHNOLOGY
 

8:00 Organizer's Welcome and Chairperson's Remarks

Micah LiebermanMicah Lieberman, Executive Director, Conferences, Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI) and Medical Informatics World


Tariq Abu-Jaber, MA, MPH, Vice President, Medical Informatics, Harvard Pilgrim Health CareTariq Abu-Jaber, MA, MPH, Vice President, Medical Informatics, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

 


8:10 Doing Care Differently: The Journey to a Healthier Nation

Phil PolakoffPhil Polakoff, M.D., National Health Advisor; US Surgeon General Nominee; former Advisor to US Senate Leadership and California Legislature

How can we deliver healthcare differently and lead all stakeholders to a healthier nation? An in-depth assessment of our current and future healthcare landscape and the impact health reform is having. A keener understanding as to the nature of the emerging innovative health delivery models and how best to navigate and implement them to achieve meaningful success.

8:40 Health IT, Health Reform, and the Path Forward

Steven StackSteven Stack, M.D., President-Elect, American Medical Association

The current healthcare environment brings seismic changes for physicians, from EHRs to telemedicine to implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The opportunity to improve patient care and safety through these and other changes is great, but so too are the challenges. This session will explore how recent legislative and regulatory requirements are impacting physicians and how technology can be leveraged to overcome existing challenges, increase efficiencies, and ultimately improve patient care.

9:10 The Coming Era of High Performance Medicine

Jason BurkeJason Burke, Senior Advisor for Innovation and Advanced Analytics, UNC Health Care and School of Medicine

Can medicine truly become a performance-driven industry? The complexity residing at the intersection between the science of medicine, the delivery of health care services, and natural patient variation has made it difficult to scale organizational performance beyond the effectiveness of individual contributors. Yet other fields such as space exploration, battlefield operations, meteorology, financial services, and automotive racing have demonstrated that comparably complex systems can be characterized and even managed to very high levels of performance. By adopting similar capabilities in the context of population health, accountable care, and personalized medicine, health and life sciences organizations can unlock a new era of clinical, financial, and operational high performance.

9:40 PANEL DISCUSSION: The Future of Healthcare Technology: Separating Wishful Thinking from Realistic Expectations


Tariq Abu-JaberModerator: Tariq Abu-Jaber, MA, MPH, Vice President, Medical Informatics, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Steven StackSteven Stack, M.D., President-Elect, American Medical Association

Jason BurkeJason Burke, Senior Advisor for Innovation and Advanced Analytics, UNC Health Care and School of Medicine

Phil PolakoffPhil Polakoff, M.D., National Health Advisor; US Surgeon General Nominee; former Advisor to US Senate Leadership and California Legislature


We all hear about potentially marvelous advances in healthcare technologies that will enable coordinated, efficient, high-quality care. But many organizations are struggling with incremental improvements to systems that woefully and evidently fail to fulfill well-acknowledged business requirements. Our expert panelists are working at the frontiers of what is possible and what is actual in healthcare IT and will offer their insights and prognostications as to what we can reasonably expect from technological advances in the coming years.

  • Looking at our interoperability challenges, and the un-integrated reality we are working in now, what are the biggest challenges we are facing in health IT today?
  • Looking beyond an individual hospital system or a State HIE, what do you believe to be the long-range technology developments that will enable needed transformations in the US healthcare system? What is a realistic timeline for these technologies not only to become generally available, but also generally deployed?
  • What are you working on now in your world to get us to this possible future state? What are your priority challenges to overcome in the immediate term (in the next year), medium term (3-5 years) and longer term?
  • Where are we wasting too much time and money, or investing in solutions that we will just have to replace as obsolete as soon as they are deployed? What is your advice for policy and health IT leaders in the field?
 

10:20 Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing


WEARABLE SENSORS, THE QUANTIFIED SELF, THE INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT) AND THE FUTURE OF WIRELESS MEDICAL DEVICES 

11:05 Chairperson’s Remarks
Adam PowellAdam Powell, Ph.D., President, Payer+Provider Syndicate; Adjunct of Health Informatics, Northeastern University and Indian School of Business 




11:10 Wearable Sensors: Moving from the Quantified- to the Understood-Self

Steven SteinhublSteven Steinhubl, M.D., Director, Digital Medicine, Scripps Translational Science Institute

A wide spectrum of novel technologies has been developed to allow for personalized wellness, acute disease diagnostics, and chronic condition management from home that would otherwise have required an office or hospital visit. Over a dozen important health and wellness parameters are capable of being monitored continuously with a watch-like device during routinely daily activities; parameters currently only available in an Intensive Care Unit setting such as beat-to-beat blood pressure, cardiac output, ECG, oxygen saturation, and more. Beyond being just a more convenient way for vital signs to be monitored, these multiple, continuous data streams offer tremendous opportunities to understand an individual’s unique and personalized physiologic responses to daily stressors, and most importantly, help guide healthy responses to them. Transforming these numerous, vast and inter-related data streams into understandable and actionable information for the individual and their healthcare team is a critical requirement for mobile sensor technology to achieve its potential to improve the health and wellness of all of us.

11:35 Building an Internet of Things (IoT) for HealthCare to Obtain Complete Patient-Related Data

Julian GoldmanJulian Goldman, M.D., Medical Director, Biomedical Engineering, Partners HealthCare System; Director, MGH Medical Device Interoperability Program

This presentation will discuss the challenges and opportunities of building an Internet of Things (IoT) for HealthCare to obtain complete patient-related data that is accurate, contextually rich, and time synchronized. This will support point-of-care apps for Clinical Decision Support, big data analytics, improved patient safety, and health technology innovation.

12:00 pm Trends in Wireless Medical Devices: Technologies, Uses, and Looking into the Future

Donald WittersDonald Witters, Biomedical Engineer, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration

While there is rapid integration of wireless technology into an ever widening range of medical device systems, there is need to understand what devices are wireless, what technology they are using, and the trends over recent years. A sample of over 400 wireless medical devices have been identified and analyzed for the type of device, wireless technology and RF characteristics. Not surprising that the majority of medical devices in the sample operate using wireless technology commonly used by many other wireless products and in the same frequency ranges. The issue of how these all will be able to coexist and the medical device still perform its intended function safely and effectively looms large.

12:25 Sponsored Presentation (Opportunity Available)

12:50 Luncheon Presentation (Sponsorship Opportunity Available) or Lunch on Your Own

1:30 Session Break


DATA TRANSPARENCY AND ACCESS; DATA SECURITY AND PRIVACY: CAN YOU HAVE IT ALL?
(special shared session between Tracks #4 and #5)
 

2:05 Chairperson’s Remarks
Lassaad FridhiLassaad Fridhi, Information Privacy & Security Officer, Commonwealth Care Alliance 





2:10 Justifying the Role of an Information Security Analyst

Anne LaraAnne Lara, CIO, HIS, Union Hospital

Complying with HIPAA/HITECH regulations and meeting Meaningful Use requirements are challenges for all healthcare providers. Small community-based organizations with limited resources are especially taxed to implement and monitor compliance to the requisite information security controls. This presentation will provide one community hospital's journey toward the realization of HIPAA/HITECH compliance. Such realization included the creation of a dedicated information security analyst position; the enactment of policies and procedures; the establishment of monthly educational programs; the implementation of tools such as mobile device management, web filtering, and audit logging; and the ongoing auditing of the electronic health record for appropriate access.

2:35 PANEL DISCUSSION: Tugs-of-War: Authorized Sharing of PHI and Ensuring Privacy and Security

HIPAA allows the use/disclosure of and access to PHI… but it gets blurry! The risks are greater than ever, and healthcare organizations must successfully juggle the ever increased requirement to comply and the need to safeguard. This panel will discuss how to predict and prevent the risks of unauthorized access, over sharing, and breaches of privacy.

 

  • Where does your organization stand with regard to access to data?
  • What mechanisms does your organization have in place to meet the requirement of access to PHI?
  • What’s your organization’s strategy to prevent unauthorized access?
  • How does your organization balance between sharing PHI appropriately and violating patient rights to access or hindering treatment?
  • It is not a matter of “if” but “when” an audit or breach will occur… How does your organization prepare for audits and breaches?

 

Lassaad FridhiModerator: Lassaad Fridhi, Information Privacy & Security Officer, Commonwealth Care Alliance

Karl WestKarl West, Chief Information Security Officer, Assistant Vice President, Information Systems, Intermountain Healthcare

 

Anne Lara

Anne Lara, CIO, HIS, Union Hospital 

Eric LiedermanEric Liederman, M.D., Director of Medical Informatics, The Permanente Medical Group

3:25 Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing


INTERACTIVE BREAKOUT DISCUSSION GROUPS 

4:10 Find Your Table and Meet Your Moderator

4:15 Interactive Breakout Discussion Groups

Concurrent breakout discussion groups are interactive, guided discussions hosted by a facilitator or set of co-facilitators to discuss some of the key issues presented earlier in the day’s sessions. Delegates will join a table of interest and become an active part of the discussion at hand. To get the most out of this interactive session and format please come prepared to share examples from your work, vet some ideas with your peers, be a part of group interrogation and problem solving, and, most importantly, participate in active idea sharing.
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5:15 Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing

6:15 Close of Day

6:20 - 9:00 pm Dinner Workshops (Separate registration required)

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Day 1 | Day 2

TUESDAY, MAY 5

8:20 am Morning Coffee


EVALUATING mHEALTH INNOVATIONS TO ENSURE SUCCESSFUL PRODUCT ADOPTION AND IMPACT 

8:50 Chairperson’s Remarks
Christian Suojanen, Co-Founder/Chairman, TTS Global Initiative 

9:00 Evaluating the Impact of mHealth Innovations

Adam PowellAdam Powell, Ph.D., President, Payer+Provider Syndicate; Adjunct of Health Informatics, Northeastern University and Indian School of Business

This lecture presents a methodology for evaluating the extent to which an existing or potential app achieves the Triple Aim. By definition, innovation occurs when an invention is brought into practice. Using the Engineering KPIs approach, it is possible to see which applications and variations of an invention provide the greatest performance on the different facets of the Triple Aim. Given the flexibility that mHealth app developers have to add and subtract features, this approach can be used to optimize the outcomes produced by new and existing apps.

9:25 Designing Your Wearable Technology with Mobile Apps: What is Needed for Successful Product Adoption and Impact

Regina AuRegina Au, New Product Planning/Marketing, BioMarketing Insight

Wearable technology with mobile apps will become the norm in monitoring patients’ vital signs at home or at work for diagnoses, alerts, management, or treatment of diseases. Getting product adoption from all stakeholders (patients, physicians, other healthcare professionals etc.) involved with these devices can be difficult unless the device meets their needs and demonstrates significant benefits to them. Learn the rationale behind what motivates each stakeholder and the attributes to incorporate into a product for successful product adoption.

9:50 PANEL DISCUSSION: Digital Health Business Models; Achieving Real Health Outcome Improvements and Cost Savings through Scalable, Direct Therapeutic Engagement with Individual Patients
Innovative new digital health models are emerging which go beyond population analytics and patient engagement, to deliver clinically significant improvements in health outcomes to the individual patient. These clinically-driven, patient-centric approaches are now cost-efficient, scalable, and set to change standard of care in many complex, chronic diseases while delivering reduced costs, improved outcomes, increased productivity for employers, and improved health and disease management. 

  • What are the significant differences between the approaches outlined here and the many interesting approaches in population health analytics and patient engagement?
  • While these approaches are expected to work in many chronic diseases indications and offer vast scalability and ROI to innovators, employers and plans, will they work equally well in all conditions? Why (not)?
  • What are the most promising routes to market and the business models needed to execute these?

Christian SuojanenModerator: Christian Suojanen, Co-Founder/Chairman, TTS Global Initiative

Alec MianAlec Mian, Ph.D., CEO, Curelator Inc.

Veera AnanthaVeera Anantha, Ph.D., Co-Founder, CEO, Constant Therapy

DavidCowlesDavid Cowles, Founding Partner, Benemax, Inc.

 

 


10:15 Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing


INTERSECTION OF WEARABLES, APPS, AND QUANTIFIED SELF WITH HEALTH CARE
(special shared session between Tracks #2 and #5)
 

(chair from Track #2 cont.)
Sarah KrugSarah Krug, CEO, CANCER101, Executive Director, Society for Participatory Medicine & Founder, Health Collaboratory 

 

11:00 Current Challenges and Opportunities in Mobile Solutions and Digital Health: Bridging Tech, Clinicians and Patients

Michael DocktorMichael Docktor, M.D., Clinical Director, Innovation, Innovation Acceleration Program, Boston Children's Hospital

Will provide an overview of some of the challenges in implementation of mobile solutions in large academic medical environments. Will discuss sourcing ideas from clinicians in addressing challenges within the hospital and building solutions in-house. Provide success stories from app development to operationalization.

11:25 Patient Care as Collaboration: Why Episodic Care Fails and How IT Can Maintain the Connection

Daniel SandsDaniel Sands, M.D., MPH, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Co-Founder, Society for Participatory Medicine

How can we think differently about how we deliver healthcare? How can we connect with patients between visits and manage larger populations at lower costs? We know that patient and physician engagement creates better outcomes, but we have to embrace new models of patient-physician collaboration.

11:50 PANEL DISCUSSION: The Intersection of Wearables, Apps, and Quantified Self with Health Care: Where Do These "PHIT" in the Real World?

 

  • What do you think is necessary for patient-generated health data to be accepted and utilized by physicians? 
  • In the short term, what types of data do you think will be accepted and what will not? 
  • How can different data streams be reconciled and summarized for consumption by patients/caregivers? By physicians? 
  • How can we change culture so that new care models and new types of data are more accepted into practice? Are financial incentives enough? 
  • Will there be a reconciliation between the Quantified Self movement and health care professionals? 

 


Daniel SandsModerator: Daniel Sands, M.D., MPH, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Co-Founder, Society for Participatory Medicine

Anna McCollister-SlippAnna McCollister-Slipp, Co-Founder, Galileo Analytics

William CrawfordWilliam Crawford, MBA, Boston Office Head, Fitbit, Inc.

Michael DocktorMichael Docktor, M.D., Clinical Director, Innovation, Innovation Acceleration Program, Boston Children's Hospital


12:15 pm Luncheon Presentation (Sponsorship Opportunity Available) or Lunch on Your Own

1:00 Session Break


KEYNOTE SESSION #2:
LEVERAGING ANALYTICS AT THE INTERSECTION OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, HEALTHCARE DELIVERY, AND ECONOMICS
 

1:40 Organizer's and Chairperson's Remarks

Micah LiebermanMicah Lieberman, Executive Director, Conferences, Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI) and Medical Informatics World


Stanley Huff, M.D., Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Intermountain Information SystemsStanley Huff, M.D., Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Intermountain Information Systems


1:50 The Confluence of Consumer Care and Two-Way Data: Apple HealthKit, Care Management, Patient/Family Engagement, Privacy

John HalamkaJohn Halamka, M.D., MS, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

With the launch of the Apple HealthKit we are seeing the consumerization of healthcare becoming a reality. What are the implications of this transformation for care management, patient/family engagement, and for privacy? With the confluence of consumer care and data where are the opportunities to better identify risk in populations and to improve quality? With the growth and availability of two-way data (to-from patients) what is the hope vs the hype of mobile tech?

2:20 Forecasting the Impact of HIT and e-Health on the Future Demand for Physicians

Jonathan WeinerJonathan Weiner, Dr.P.H., Professor, Health Policy & Management and Health Informatics; Director, Center for Population Health Information Technology (CPHIT), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Few factors will change the face of the American health care workforce as widely and dramatically as will health IT and e-health. This presentation explores how such applications will affect the future demand for physicians, and other clinicians. Professor Weiner will discuss the premise that HIT systems, when fully implemented, will allow care to be delivered by fewer physicians and more nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Furthermore, HIT-supported generalists could provide some care now delivered by specialists. Health IT could also help address rural clinician shortages patients by enabling care to be delivered remotely or asynchronously. Dr. Weiner will discuss the implications of these and other health informatics trends on what some believe to be a looming shortage of physicians.

2:50 Large Scale Health Data Sharing Case Study: Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Information and Technology

StephenWarrenStephen Warren, Executive in Charge and Chief Information Officer, Office of Information and Technology, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

VA is an industry leader in standardizing health information to enable interoperability between different systems. VA continually works to increase the ways we securely exchange Veteran health care information with key partners—primarily the Department of Defense (DoD)—to achieve seamless data sharing that improves the health care and customer service experience we deliver to Veterans. Our efforts include the ongoing innovation and evolution of our electronic health record (EHR) to create interoperability with DoD and other healthcare providers, and the expansion of partnership programs with public and private health care organizations that serve the Veteran population. VA has also established groundbreaking programs that share health data with Veterans themselves to empower them to take control of their own care. 

3:20 CAPSTONE PANEL DISCUSSION: What Can We Really do to Accelerate Value in Healthcare?


Eric GlazerModerator: Eric Glazer, Vice President, Physician Engagement & Social Media, Best Doctors

Jason BurkeJason Burke, Senior Advisor for Innovation and Advanced Analytics, UNC Health Care and School of Medicine

J.D. WhitlockJ.D. Whitlock, Vice President, Clinical & Business Intelligence, Mercy Health

Gowtham RaoGowtham Rao, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Informatics Officer, BlueCross BlueShield of SC

StephenWarrenStephen Warren, Executive in Charge and Chief Information Officer, Office of Information and Technology, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 

John HalamkaJohn Halamka, M.D., MS, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Our esteemed panel will summarize the key theme of the conference, how technology and analytics enable providers to better engage and manage patient populations, and ultimately achieve a higher quality at lower cost. Specifically, we will address strategies to transforming care models to shared risk using technologies. Areas of discussion will include:

  • Should we fire the CMO? Who are the ideal clinical leaders to drive this successful change?
  • How can provider organizations invest in the future without going broke today?
  • How does an ACO navigate the conflicting financial incentives?
  • What is the technology that can support ACOs?
  • How will we get to system wide Accountable Care in less than 10 years!?
 

3:55 Closing Remarks

4:00 Close of Conference



Day 1 | Day 2 

 


Parallel Conference Tracks: 

Track #1: Provider-Payer-Pharma Cross-Industry Data Collaboration
Track #2: Coordinated Patient Care, Engagement and Empowerment
Track #3: Population Health Management and Quality Improvement
Track #4: Security and Access of Healthcare Data
Track #5: Leveraging mHealth, Telehealth and the Cloud   
Track #6: Building Enterprise Architecture and Hospital Information Systems 

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Micah Lieberman
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Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI) & Bio-IT World
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