Anyone working to find and implement the latest, best ideas in healthcare knows the challenge of bringing innovation back to the office and then getting the buy-in necessary to move things forward. Whatever your role, this selection of talks from Health:Further 2018 looks at some of the key areas of innovation that any healthcare organization should be paying attention to (consumer-driven healthcare, artificial intelligence, design thinking and more). Though we won’t claim we’ve covered it all, these talks highlight a number of key healthcare topics and technologies that are shaping how the United States does healthcare.

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Consumerism and a More Affordable, High-Quality Healthcare System

What does one of the country’s largest companies, and retailers, think about healthcare? And, what is Walmart doing to improve things for its team members and customers? In this fireside chat, Walmart VP of Health & Wellness Transformation Marcus Osborne pulls no punches about where he sees things headed. Healthcare executives take note.

Post-Acute Care: The Next Frontier

Former HHS CTO Bruce Greenstein left government service in June, 2018 and returned to the private sector. After years of tracking virtually every emerging trend and technology in healthcare, Greenstein decided to focus his efforts on post-acute care and care transitions. Hear why he’s taking that direction, and why the industry needs to be looking more cloesly at post-acute care, in this talk.

 

How AI Will Change Healthcare Forever

What is AI and why does it matter for healthcare? What is real, what’s hype, and what are the applications? In this talk, Christopher Penn will define AI, explain why it matters to healthcare, give a series of applications and case studies, and briefly look at leading AI systems.

 

Leveraging Data to Save Patients and Their Communities – The Smart Justice Initiative

A discussion on a real-time exchange of patient care information that leverages a data exchange platform designed for Smart Justice patients to provide a secure structure to share information that can stabilize patients quickly and efficiently. Learn how Loopback Analytics and other partners coordinate the care of emergency room patients with mental health providers in real time to improve outcomes and chronic care management for individuals and avoids the social costs of incarceration when they should be treated for mental illness. An entire community, perhaps an entire state could be saved through such collaboration and responsible sharing of such data.

 

Provoking Systemic Change Through Design

In spite of decades of advancement in science and technology – and an undeterred rise in spending – we are less healthyas a society than ever before. The one universal truth about our existing healthcare system is that it cannot continue on its current path, and the age-old approaches to shift its trajectory are increasingly ineffective. Design represents one mechanism to effect systemic change, and in this talk Stacey Chang, Executive Director of the Design Institute for Health, will explore its application in some unique circumstances.

 

The CARIN Alliance: Advancing Consumer-Directed Exchange

Are you looking for a new approach to engaging consumers? Are you interested in learning more about Apple’s recent announcement to bring health records to your iPhone? Would you like to hear more about the Administration’s recent focus on interoperability? Then come learn how the CARIN Alliance and two of its member organizations, Apple and b.Well, are making progress in promoting better electronic access to a consumer’s clinical and payment information via third party applications. The CARIN Alliance is a non-partisan, multi-sector alliance co-founded by David Blumenthal, David Brailer, Aneesh Chopra, and former Secretary Mike Leavitt in 2016 to unite industry leaders in advancing consumer-directed exchange. The vision of the organization is to rapidly advance the ability for consumers and their authorized caregivers to easily get, use, and share their digital health information when, where, and how they want to achieve their goals.

 

Reach Them Where it Matters Most: The Impact of Point of Care on Patients, Caretakers and HCPs

Patients spend an average of 35 minutes in the exam room, and most of that time is spent in a gown, on an examination table without access to technology or resources. Why when we’re in the most critical moments are we without the tools and technology supporting us throughout every other facet of our lives? Outcome Health makes these critical moments more impactful by using technology to bring relevant content into the physician’s office. We believe that patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals converging at the point of care is what will impact the future of healthcare. Nandini Ramani, COO, is part of the leadership team helping Outcome reinvent the point of care experience for all the players involved.

 

The Technologies that are Re-Humanizing Care

In this session, we will hear from physicians and entrepreneurs who are building the next wave of tools to bring patients closer to their own healthcare. From voice technology that is changing the way physicians interact with EHRs – allowing them more face-time with patients, to VR and 3d printing that literally puts medical information into the hands of the patient, to mobile apps that allow individuals to recognize and track health conditions and developmental milestones, digital health technology is making complex information accessible to everyone involved in care decisions.

 

Wearables & Wellness: The Patient is Now In Control

A discussion on how consumerism is fueling patients to take ownership of their wellness and health. Emotional resiliency can teach company teams how to avoid stress and focus on the key matters of business success, while wearable technologies may provide everyone from healthcare payers and providers to consumer brands an inside view to human behavior that empowers new treatments and profits. Learn how today’s trends or self control, blockchain capabilities and behavioral data put consumers in control of their well-being and medical needs.

 

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