Advancements in mobile communication, telemedicine and telehealth are increasingly connecting more people with the health services they need—from rural communities receiving psychiatric care to physicians seamlessly interacting with patients and providers alike, what’s next on this digital health frontier?
Welcome to day one of the Seventh Annual Digital Health Summit at CES. Hold onto your hats!
Digital Health Summit
The Wizards of Maternal Health
The U.S. is among the wealthiest nations on earth and yet expecting mothers and newborns face unusually high mortality rates. In fact, women face a 1 in 1,800 risk of maternal death*, the worst performance of any developed country in the world. To put that in perspective, a woman in the U.S. is more than 10 times as likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause as a woman in Austria, Belarus or Poland*. And now it’s time to fix that. How? How about a powerhouse team comprised of a politician, an entrepreneur, a physician and the space program. See how this unlikely, but dynamic, team is accessing our nation’s resources to bring technology, nutrition, education and public policy on the cause of maternal and newborn health.
*Save the Children World Report 2015, CIA Factbook
Health Economist, Advisor, Trend Weaver
THINK-Health & Health Populi blog
Founder and CEO
Founding Partner, Former U.S. Congressman and House of Representatives Majority Leader
Founding Executive Director
Ancient Song Doula Services
NASA Nutritionist, lead for the Nutritional Biochemistry Laboratory at the Johnson Space Center
Connecting the Dots and Closing the Loop
Technology is already impacting healthcare in a positive way, but it is fragmented and disconnected. So, how are the dots being connected to create a closed-loop system to help profoundly transform the healthcare? And, how are patients benefiting today? This session brings together leaders from digital health to discuss the big picture of healthcare technology and what it means to patients as a whole. Modernization of healthcare, data integration, provider engagement and access to quality care — these are among the topics that the industry’s leading speakers will discuss. Discover the ubiquitous growth of digital health and the benefits impacting healthcare providers and patients alike.
VP & Chief Medical Officer
Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer
The Dawn of the Cognitive Era
The era of cognitive computing is here. Discover how self-learning systems that integrate data mining, pattern recognition and natural language processing are incorporating health data from a variety of sources and impacting healthcare. Never before has so much data been accumulated to elevate healthcare into the “Beyond Intelligent” world. With thinking computers analyzing data from wearable devices, medical imaging management platforms and other sources, leaders in cognitive computing are uncovering ways to analyze and act on some of the most complex health issues. So prepare yourselves for what should be a mind-blowing, eye-opening discussion with the indisputable leaders in cognitive computing.
President, Diabetes Service and Solutions
Chief Marketing Officer
IBM Watson Health
Chief Innovation Officer
Connectivity and Its Disconnects: Breaking the Engagement Mold
With an abundance of significant medical technology coming through the pipelines, one of the most widespread challenges we face is the lack of committed engagement and understanding of the value models across the continuum of care. Connected devices offer the promise:
- that we can take medications when they are supposed to be taken
- that our health conditions can be monitored and adjusted through feedback and predictive algorithms
- that doctors can prescribe treatment based on real data and payers can more closely monitor outcomes
Ultimately the promise is of better health at a lower cost. So how can drug and device makers improve their products and use patterns by leveraging the most appropriate technologies, adherence strategies and broad ranging analytics? Join us for an in-depth look at real-world examples of how devices are reshaping the health care delivery system.
Bridge Design, a Ximedica Company
With nearly 50 million people aged 65+, health technology is a critical component in the fight against Alzheimer’s, to aging independently, and more. We’re only scratching the surface to find solutions for a population living longer than ever before.
What Happens in Vegas Changes Lives: Creating New Opportunities in Alzheimer’s Care
Modern medicine has made great strides to eliminate or reduce the impact of some of the worst diseases, yet Alzheimer’s care remains largely unchanged. This session is devoted to creating a provocative dialogue among leading healthcare innovators and the top experts providing Alzheimer’s care. By uniting these pioneers, perhaps we can shorten the distance to a breakthrough in treatment. You’ll discover the critical unmet needs of the Alzheimer’s caregiver and learn how technology can serve them best–allowing tech innovators to take on the challenge of delivering the solutions this market needs most.
Vice President of Digital Platform
Otsuka America Pharmaceutical
Chief Enterprise Strategy and Innovation Officer
Director, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Scientific Director of the AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence and the Barbara G. Stymiest Research Chair in Rehabilitation Technology
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
65.7 million informal and family caregivers provide care to someone who is ill, disabled or aged in the U.S. And yet caregivers needs go largely unmet. With the increased demands from this market, companies are beginning to take action—in a big way.
The Results Are In: How Can Innovation Win?
With caregivers stepping into the limelight in 2016, and an acknowledged lack of needed support and resources, where can innovators step in to deliver the most valued solutions? Join AARP’s SVP of Enterprise Strategy and Innovation as he reveals the results from a significant study titled, Caregiving Innovation Frontier (CIF), which is aimed at arming investors, entrepreneurs, health systems and insurers with the informantion they need to align innovations with the “real” needs of the caregiver. You’ll discover:
- Caregiver solutions market by segment, size and forecasts for users and revenues
- Major trends in these defined market segments
- Key players in healthcare
- Forecasts for the caregiving technology market
Immediately following this analysis, this session transitions to the larger topic of the caregiver market.
SVP - Enterprise Strategy and Innovation
Time to Refocus: Caregiving Redefined
Caregivers are central to the healthcare system. So why hasn’t this critical group received more attention? Time to refocus. Three leading organizations supporting the caregivers in different ways will demonstrate how they are addressing the needs of the caregiver and how innovation and technology come into play. Speakers from the largest U.S. insurer, a leading digital health device/service company and the largest membership organization for people age 50+ will discuss how developing critical tools and services can better enable caregivers like never before.
From caring for the caregiver, to empowering them with new tools to reducing their burden in caregiving–all this and more will be explored by this multi-faceted panel. The opportunities are abundant and staying focused on serving the unmet needs of this market will yield success.
Director of Market Innovation, Enterprise Strategy and Innovation Group
Vice President | Caregiving Products & Services
Head of Innovation Center of Excellence
Technology is converging with genomics, lifestyle and environment to create revolutionary ways to more accurately target and treat disease. With precision medicine becoming more commonplace in practice, we’re seeing a new wave of custom care options that will dramatically alter outcomes.
Nature vs. Nurture Debunked: The Power of our Genes
No longer at the mercy of our genetic code, we are empowered like never before to create a new self by working with our genes to promote wellness and longevity. People will always have the genes they were born with, but New York Times bestselling authors Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. Rudolph Tanzi posit genes are dynamic, responding to everything we think, say, and do. So now, just as you can change your jeans to suit your look, you can change your genes to suit your health.
The Chopra Foundation
Professor of Neurology
Columnist; President and Principal at TechKnowledge Strategies
Look Who’s Talking: Newborn Genomic Data Enables Precision Medicine
Healthier babies grow to be healthier adults. Moreover, infection claims the lives of 1.4 million neonates worldwide. With remarkable recent advancements, clinical genomic data from newborns has yielded opportunities for personalized treatment, reduced mortality and resulting in superior outcomes. By combining this data and patient information within a newly-developed EMR application that leverages visual analytics, the result is a proactive and personalized treatment for babies. So while newborns can’t talk, their genes can and it’s creating a new future for tailored health care delivery.
Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI)
Global Managing Director and General Manager for Healthcare and Life Sciences
Data continues to impact digital health on a massive scale, from big pharma and healthcare delivery to the world of consumer health and wellness. While privacy continues to challenge, predictive analytics offer new insight into health patterns and future outcomes.
Respect Thy Data: The Gospel
Rapid adoption of digital technology has fueled massive new sources of data. Each of these new data flows has compliance issues and considerations that must be understood, navigated, and ultimately followed. This important talk focuses on the ethical use of data in today’s digital, multi-touch health care environment while providing key guidelines for navigating the sensitive and critical world of patient privacy in a data-obsessed environment.
Global Privacy and Public Policy Executive
Walking the Line: Convenience vs. Privacy in Consumer Health Apps
The same consumer-driven market that transformed industries like banking and retail is taking shape in healthcare. And consumers are directly in the center, desiring access to health data in real-time and on their mobile devices. Apps that go beyond fitness data to offer clinical uses can deliver something consumers covet most in healthcare – convenience. But at what cost to privacy? And with convenience and data security traditionally at odds, how can technology developers build something that consumers love, while also protecting them?
Founder & CEO
We’ve come to expect simply moving data from here to there as commonplace. Yet the complexities can make or break delivering a successful digital health experience to the end user. Watch us showcase the true meaning of data with superhuman powers.
Data: Digital Health’s Secret Weapon
We’ve come to expect simply moving data from here to there as commonplace. Yet the complexities can make or break delivering a successful digital health experience to the end user. Come hear how leading companies are actually using this digital health data.
With healthcare data collection at an all time high, the big question is: How is this data truly being used to improve our health? Join us for this interaction as you hear data in action from three entirely different perspectives: pharma, fitness trackers and sensored medical devices. You’ll witness:
- how data is improving and streamlining trials while providing more accurate results and improving patient outcomes,
- how data from wearables is impacting patients before discharge, and
- how data is collected and distributed across multiple devices to give consumers better insights into their medication adherence and overall health.
So with the big question answered, what questions remain?
Health Innovation Analyst
The Vitality Group
Head of Product Management
Proteus Digital Health
Head of Digital Health Acceleration
CTO & Co-Founder
With the wearable health-tracking industry expected to be worth $5 billion in 2016, integrating sensors into everything from clothing to ECG-monitors is becoming the norm. These biosensored devices are becoming remarkably simple, powerful and less invasive advancing the impact of digital health.
Wearables with Wisdom
Wearables have one critical limitation–they only work when worn. So what does it take to produce a wearable wearable? Let’s find out. This session discusses how wearable developers are incorporating sensors and electronics into products we are already using as well as creating products that are more consumer centric, including products for women, who are looking for not only functional but also more fashionable options. Fashionable functionality? Beauty with brains? Regardless of how you describe it, creating wearables that look as good as they work facilitates adoption and long term use, which are key to wearable success.
Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center (PRC)
Founder & CEO
The Art of One Device Fits All
Heart disease is attributed to 1 in 4 deaths each year in the U.S., alone. So how do we turn the tide? Technology. This session focuses on how existing wearable devices, miniaturized and combined, lead to a medical grade device unlike any other that tracks heart health including blood pressure, pulse and ECG. But more than data collection, this technology also incorporates data analysis and action. The data is sent to a cloud-based algorithm that healthcare providers can review in real-time to improve heart health across the board. Discover how this technology is impacting heart disease and is giving people a much more holistic view of their health by incorporating personal data and meaningful action steps.
Chief Operating Officer
Omron Healthcare, Inc.
Superpowers in Sensing
Sensors are smaller, lighter and more dynamic than ever before. They truly are the superpowers in technology. This session features four leading innovators and how their technologies utilize highly-effective sensors to transform people’s lives. Advancements in sensor manufacturing and data analysis have opened up an entirely new world of possibilities for digital health wearables and other “usables” to achieve a vast array of health outcomes, including testing biomarkers in our breath, treating chronic pain, helping us hear better and tackling the challenges that Type 1 diabetics are faced with daily.
M.G.H / Harvard Medical School
Chief Audiology Officer
Senior VP & General Manager, Consumer
EVP, Chief Technical Officer
CEO & Founder