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A Preview of mHealth and Telemedicine Sessions at HIMSS15

By Ryan Mcaskill

With HIMSS 2015 right around the corner, those attending need to take the time to look through the numerous educational sessions that are available to figure out which one best meet their interests. Here, you will be able to find a recap of the mobile health and telemedicine events that will be happening over the five days of HIMSS.

Before we dive into the main HIMSS 2015 conference, it is important to highlight the preconference Symposia which focuses on a number of topics. Happening on April 12, from 8 am through 4:30 pm, the symposia features several sessions that focus on mobile health and telemedicine. The keynote will be delivered by Ahmed Albaiti, the founder and CEO of Medullan, and focus on the convergence of mHealth from a consumer and clinical perspective.

“Explore the how-to’s and considerations for the integration of mobile and wireless technology into the daily workflow of healthcare providers,” the HIMSS guide reads. “Topics covered include assessing technology for integration, the increased role of advanced wireless sensors in patient care to address readmission penalties, mobile tools for patient education and meaningful use. Examine infrastructure and workflow upgrades to enable active and engaged remote patient monitoring and population health management; impacts and evaluation of ROI/ cost quality; per-member per-month health IT tools; and perspectives gained from those outside healthcare.”

Once the main conference kicks off on April 13, telemedicine and mHealth will be well represented. Some of the more interesting sessions include:

Connected Health Summit: Advancement of Telehealth with the Internet of Everything

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April 13, 2015 - 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Dr. Craig Sable of Children’s National Health System, the largest provider of healthcare for children and young adults in the Washington D.C. region, will share how the Internet of Everything is helping to transform access to care for children throughout the region, the nation and the world.

Viterion and the VA what we've learned

April 13, 2015 - 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Viterion is one of the original Telehealth Companies formed through a strategic partnership of Panasonic and Bayer HealthCare in 2003. Since that time, Viterion has participated in the Veterans Administration Telehealth Program. The largest such project in the world. Viterion's experience and depth of know how are directly applicable to the ACA challenges we all face. I'll be explaining why.

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Mobility and Remote Patient Monitoring: No More Secrets

April 13, 2015 - 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

This roundtable discussion focuses on the technology advances and hurdles of mobility and remote patient monitoring, including applicability in various care settings, types of monitoring devices and sensors, monitoring accuracy, standards, integration, device/patient identify, regulation and return on investment.

Wearables: A Healthcare Revolution

April 13, 2015 - 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Wearables are dominating the consumer electronics market. The impact of this technology is immense, and its greatest potential lies in healthcare. What if we can crowdsource medical intelligence by continuous and contextual monitoring of vitals? Our bodies reveal patterns that empower personalized healthcare and lay the foundation for preventative care.

Advanced Illness Management & Reduced Hospitalizations using Remote Patient Monitoring

April 14, 2015 - 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Remote patient monitoring has been utilized for many years to provide oversight of individuals at home. The successful outcomes achieved by organizations using telehealth to manage their patients today demonstrates just how important a role it plays in improving care, and keeping individuals out of the hospital.

Remote Patient Monitoring goes BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

April 14, 2015 - 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

Healthcare providers are seeking patient engagement and telehealth monitoring tools that span their entire population. Thus, a combination of technologies, including the use of patient’s existing devices, are necessary to lower the overall cost while maintaining HIPAA and patient compliance, and improving outcomes. Vivify explains the winding path to a successful model for population health, driven by a variety of patient engagement needs.

Remote Patient Monitoring Realities and Challenges

April 14, 2015 - 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

This presentation will discuss the barriers and challenges of remote monitoring; review some actual findings from healthcare delivery organizations, discuss the essential steps for sustainability and the ramifications of the data that will be streamed, and point out some of the interesting vendors in this space.

Creating a Game-Changing Telehealth Strategy

April 14, 2015 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Developing a strategically-focused Telehealth program is complex and can be disruptive to the organization and traditional care delivery methods. This session details how to develop a strategic and successful Telehealth program as a “game changer” to innovatively expand care into new markets, reduce costs and provide a distinctive competitive advantage.

C-Suite v Developers: mHealth Wants vs Needs Showdown

April 15, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Effectively implementing mHealth solutions requires consensus building. However, understanding what is desired vs what is possible is key to success. Hear from both a developer and an end-user as they describe the wants vs needs dilemma in this highly anticipated heated showdown.

Riding The Tsunami Of Telehealth: Transforming Health Care With Virtual Technologies

April 15, 2015 - 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM CT

Telehealth, mHealth, Digital Health, Connected Health, Virtual Health…regardless of what we call it, one thing is clear: recent, rapid advances in digital communications technology and data analytics can be overwhelming as we seek to transform our health care systems to be convenient, cost effective, affordable and of the highest quality. Join us in dialogue to explore how we can best harness these energies and overcome practical, legal, and regulatory challenges to telehealth care. Come and learn about the national and regional resources readily available to successfully get us there.

Advancing Telemedicine through an Adoption Model

April 16, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This session will review an organization's developed nomenclature system and adoption framework that can be used to categorize an institution based on its maturity level around telemedicine services. With the continued rise of telemedicine, learn how this standardized approach can help your organization and the industry at large.

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