How Connected Health Can Help Transform Tomorrow’s Healthcare System
The concept of “connected health” extends healthcare beyond the traditional confines of hospitals and doctors’ offices, bringing healthcare to our everyday surroundings. The availability of technology in the home, our aging population and the increase of patients with chronic diseases are some of the factors fueling increased interest and growth in connected health.
Keynote and Introduction: Meet the Innovators Lunch
Dr Joseph Kvedar, Director, Center for Connected Health, Partners Healthcare
This session will focus on by leveraging information technology – cell phones, computers, networked devices and simple remote health monitoring tools – connected health is helping providers and patients manage chronic conditions, maintain health and wellness, and improve adherence, engagement and clinical outcomes.
• Discuss insights into the changing roles of the provider and patient
• Present examples of how connected health can better utilize healthcare resources
• Discuss lessons learned from integrating connected health programs across a large healthcare system
• Discuss how connected health acts as a building block of ACOs
Meet the Innovators Lunch
Working Lunch Roundtables: Leading HIT Innovators from Health Systems, ACOs and Solution Providers will lead a series of working lunch roundtable discussions around specific technology and project initiatives at the leading edge of health system transformation. Attendees will have the opportunity to join a discussion group best aligned to their planning priorities.
Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. January 18, 2012
Accountable Care and Health IT Strategies Summit
Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, is the Founder and Director of the Center for Connected Health, creating a new model of healthcare delivery, by developing innovative strategies to move care from the hospital or doctor’s office into the day-to-day lives of patients. His programs leverage information technology – cell phones, computers, networked devices and simple remote health monitoring tools – to help providers and patients manage chronic conditions, and improve adherence, engagement and clinical outcomes. He is internationally recognized for his leadership, and serves as a Board member for a number of organizations, including Continua Health Alliance, Care Continuum Alliance and the American Telemedicine Association.