- mHealth and telehealth will be on full display during the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s annual conference next month in Las Vegas.
HIMSS18, scheduled to take place March 4-9, is expected to draw thousands of healthcare executives and vendors to Sin City.
Among the featured events is a one-day Digital & Personal Connected Health Conference, taking place on Monday, March 5. Organized with the assistance of the Personal Connected Health Alliance and MobiHealthNews, the event pledges to “bring you the most cutting-edge, innovative, and real-world insights you need to expand your organization's digital health footprint.”
Scheduled topics include opening and closing comments from Joseph Kvedar, Vice President of Connected Health at Partners Healthcare, and an opening keynote from David Asch, Executive Director of Penn Medicine’s Center for Health Care Innovation.
In addition, Jody Hoffman, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Wexler Walker, will give an update of digital health policy at the federal level, and Juhan Sonin, a lecturer in design and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will give the afternoon keynote.
Other highlights include a leadership panel on “The Digital Doctor and the Future of Healthcare,” and sessions focused on digital health programs at the Carolinas HealthCare System, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Kaiser Permanente.
Connected health and telehealth will also be featured in several educational sessions and presentations throughout the week. They include:
- Innovative Uses of Telehealth, taking place on Monday, March 5 from 10:45-11:45 a.m. and featuring Michael Adcock, Executive Director of the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Center for Telehealth, recently named a national telehealth center of excellence.
- Meet Your Telehealth Resource Center (TRC), taking place from 1-3 p.m. Monday, March 5, and featuring representatives of the 12 regional and two national telehealth resource centers.
- A Framework to Support Measure Development for Telehealth, taking place from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6, and featuring Judd Hollander, Senior Vice President of Healthcare Delivery Innovation at Thomas Jefferson University, and Jason Goldwater, senior Director of the CedarBridge Group.
- Advancing Digital Health in Canada, taking place from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, and featuring Michael Green, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Susan Sepa, Group Director for Clinical and Change Leadership, both with of Canada Health Infoway.
- What’s App Doc? Canadian Adventures in Secure Messaging, taking place from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6, and featuring Trevor Lee, Chief Medical Information Officer, and Doug Snell, Director of Architecture and Standards, both with Manitoba eHealth.
- Human Factors and Workforce Solutions to Connected Care, taking place on Tuesday, March 6, from 1-2 p.m. and featuring Susan Dentzer, President and CEO of the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation, and Carla Smith, Executive Vice President of HIMSS North America.
- Making Way for Connected Health, taking place from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, and featuring Pamela Landis, Vice President of Information and Analytics Services for Carolinas Healthcare, Brandon Ousley, CEO of Alaska-based Medical Park Family Care, and John Jenkins, COO for Connected Care with Cone Health.
- NYP OnDemand: The Next Generation of Care Delivery, taking place on Tuesday, March 6, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. and featuring Shauna M. Coyne, Manager of IT Innovation for NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
- The Role of Technology in Increasing Access to Care By Reaching Patients Where They Are, taking place from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, and featuring Julie Cowan Novak, Executive Director and Program Manager of the Nemeth NICU Followup Clinic at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns, and Rudolph A. Johnson, President and CEO of the Neighborhood House Association of San Diego.
- Behavioral Health: A Launchpad for Enterprise Telehealth, taking place from 4-5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, and featuring Nathaniel Lacktman, Partner and Chair of the Telemedicine and Virtual Care Practice ay the Foley & Lardner law firm, and Sarah Sossong, Director of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Telehealth.
- Solutions, Strategies and Success: How Can Telemedicine Help?, taking place from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7 and featuring Deanna Larson, CEO of Avera Health’s Avera eCARE program.
- 20 Questions – When Developing Mobile Health Apps, taking place from 10-10:50 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7, and featuring Duane Bender, Director of Mohawk College’s MEDIC program.
- Fireside Chat: Future Vision: Digital Therapeutics, taking place from 10:45-11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7, and featuring George Savage, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Proteus Digital Health, and Reena Sangar, Director and Head of Digital and Connected Health with Ipsos Healthcare.
- Connected Care: VA, Virtual Health and the Patient Experience, taking place on Wednesday, March 7, from 1-2 p.m. and featuring Neil Evans, Chief Officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Connected Care.
- Digital Transformation Across the Healthcare Ecosystem, taking place on Wednesday, March 7, from 1-2 p.m. and featuring David Chou, Vice President and Chief Information and Digital Officer with Children’s Mercy of Kansas City, and Melissa Hendricks, Vice President of Cerner.
- HRSA’s Resources for Advancing Telehealth, taking place from 3-3:20 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, and featuring Natassja Manzanero, a public health analyst with the HRSA’s Office for the Advancement of Telehealth.
- Chat With a Doctor: On-Demand, Asynchronous Physician Advice, taking place from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, and featuring Ari Melmed, Medical Director for Kaiser Permanente in Colorado.
- Create and Scale a Joint Telehealth Support Model With Vendors, taking place from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, and featuring Sue Kapraun, Manager of IT Service Delivery, and Jenna Beck, a health systems engineer, both with the Mayo Clinic.
- Telehealth on The Hill: How Policy is Ushering Change, taking place from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, and featuring Roy Schoenberg, Chief Executive Officer of American Well.
- Remote Patient Monitoring: A Mississippi Success Story, taking place from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, and featuring Michael P. Adcock, Executive Director of the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Center for Telehealth and Tearsanee Davis, Director of Clinical and Advanced Practice Operations at the UMMC Center for Telehealth.
- Bricks and Mortar of a Telehealth Initiative, taking place from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, and featuring Laurie R. Eccleston, Manager of Clinical Informatics at the Medical University of South Carolina, and Suzanne Richardson, a program coordinator at MUSC Health.