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2017 Agenda

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Tuesday, August 29

1-5 p.m.

Pre-Conference Workshop: Success in the Connected Health Market: Consumer Insights and Best Practices
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5:00 p.m.

Welcome to Connected Health Summit: Wine and Cheese Reception

Business Strategy and Patient Experience

Wednesday, August 30

8:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

8:00 a.m.

iQor - Connected Health Summit 2017 SponsorRegistration Open
Sponsored by iQor

8:30 a.m.

Consumer Engagement Strategies and Connected Health

Presenter: Harry Wang, Sr. Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates

8:45 a.m.

Precision Medicine: Customizing Healthcare through IoT and Smart Tech Discussion Panel

The emerging concept of precision medicine represents the convergence of empirical evidence and industry practices in disease prevention and treatment. The ability to incorporate human variability in environment, lifestyle, and genetic attributes into care management practice is critical to the success of precision medicine. This opening panel looks at how the healthcare industry will translate the precision medicine concept into practice and what business opportunities are available for technology providers.


Kari Hall, Vice President, Commercial Operations, Healthcare Informatics, ResMed

Phillip LaJoie, VP of Operations, 2bPrecise

John Mattison, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Kasier

Sreeram Ramakrishnan, Ph.D., VP – Health and Business Analytics, UPMC Insurance Services

Rick Valencia, President, Qualcomm Life

Moderator: Harry Wang, Sr. Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates

9:45 a.m.

Keynote - Geisinger’s March Toward Consumerism

Geisinger Keynote - Connected Health Summit 2017

Chanin Wendling

AVP, Informatics

Geisinger Health System

Geisinger - Connected Health Summit keynote

Geisinger Health System has embraced consumerism as one of our strategic priorities and is working to deliver care in a manner that puts patients in the driver seat.  Ms. Wendling discusses this approach, how it is disrupting some traditional provider practices, and how it is enabled by connected health.

10:15 a.m.

Networking Break
Sponsored by Rapid Response Monitoring

10:45 a.m.

Pursuing Value-Based Care to Deliver Superior Outcomes Presentation Panel

The healthcare industry is deep in its pursuit of the value-based care model. This presentation panel invites healthcare providers and their technology solution providers to present successful strategies in delivering patient care in a value-based payment environment and share their perspective on the roles of technology solutions in transforming care practices and patient experience.


Arta Bakshandeh, Senior Medical Officer, Alignment Healthcare

Kelly Macken-Marble, Vice President, Population Health & Ambulatory Care, CentraCare Health

Stephen Morgan, SVP and Chief Medical Information Officer, Carilion Clinic

Moderator: Jennifer Kent, Ph.D., Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates

11:30 a.m.

Fireside Chat: Consumer Aging Journey and Business Opportunities

In this fireside chat session, Parks Associates analyst will sit down with industry veterans to discuss seniors and boomers’ aging needs as they enter a new life stage and address challenges from qualify of life to chronic diseases. They will also discuss solution and service opportunities that will help families cope with this aging in place journey.


Sam Adams, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor, Technical Lead for Global Aging Initiative, IBM

12:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:00 p.m.

The Business Case for Patient Data: Optimizing Healthcare Experiences Discussion Panel

Patient experience enhancement through CRM solutions and smart patient engagement strategies has gained significant attention in recent years. As the healthcare industry becomes more patient centric, the ability to incorporate patient data into care delivery strategy becomes more urgent. This panel examines the best practices in optimizing patient experience at different care touchpoints and the power of data in such practices.


Darlene Arbeit NFA, HFA, Chief Operating Officer, ALIVE SCIENCES

Chris Edwards, Chief Marketing & Experience Officer, Conversa Health

Veena Goel, MD, Medical Director, Digital Patient Experience, Sutter Health

More Speakers TBA

Moderator: Harry Wang, Sr. Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates

1:45 p.m.

Embracing Aging: Smart Home Technologies in Play

As consumers age, they desire to more proactively manage their health and wellness and adjust their lifestyles to live a safer, richer, and more connected life in the home. Home technology is getting smarter as well, leading to crossover opportunities in which active, healthy, and smarter aging can be accomplished through carefully designed home living experiences. This panel will discuss aging population’s needs, current solutions’ promises and where they fall short, and best guidelines for new product development in this market. 


Sherrie Petersen, Director, LivingWell@Home, The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society

Anthony Versarge, Head of Product, Health and Wellness, Comcast

2:30 p.m.

Networking Break

3:00 p.m.

IoT + AI for Patient Care: Creating Smarter Health Services Discussion Panel

The Internet of Things is no stranger to the healthcare industry, but the industry knows that just having the data from IoT devices is not enough. Consumers need actionable insights, and care professionals need analytics to provide support and enhance efficiencies when making clinical decisions. This panel examines how machine learning and artificial intelligence technology can connect the dots on what happens in a consumer’s home and how to improve health or prevent disease.


Avi Barel, Business Development Director, ULE Alliance

Darren Hay, Chief Revenue Officer, Care Angel

Mikki Nasch, Co-founder, Evidation Health

Adam Sabloff, CEO, Founder, VirtualHealth

Drew Schiller, CEO & Co-Founder, Validic

Moderator: Brad Russell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

4:00 p.m.


Sharecare - Connected Health Summit keynote

Dale Rayman

Senior Vice President, Actuarial Consulting & Business Development

Sharecare, Inc.

Sharecare - Connected Health Summit 2017 Keynote

4:30 p.m.

Virtual Care: Innovations Driving Patient Usage Discussion Panel

The virtual care service has gained significant usage over the last three years, but overall its adoption is still low, with use concentrated in non-emergent acute service. This young industry is adding new use cases to increase service appeal to care providers and consumers. In this panel, leading virtual care solution and service providers discuss their growth strategies and how the industry can continue to expand.


Andrew Altorfer, CEO, CirrusMD

Chuck Hector, Chief Sales Officer, MDLIVE, Inc.

Kevin L. Smith, DNP, FNP, FAANP, Chief Clinical Officer, Zipnosis, Inc

Ian Tong, Chief Medical Officer, Doctor On Demand

More Speakers TBA

Moderator: Brad Russell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

5:30 p.m.

Independa - Connected Health Summit keynoteWelcome to the Networking Reception
Sponsored by Independa


Innovations and Business Models 

Thursday, August 31

8:00 a.m.

Registration Open

8:00 a.m.

MobileHelp Healthcare - Connected Health Summit sponsorNetworking Breakfast
Sponsored by MobileHelp Healthcare

8:30 a.m.

Welcome: Overview of Connected Health Market Trends


Harry Wang, Sr. Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates

8:45 a.m.

Convergence of Medical Technology and Connected Health Discussion Panel

The medical technology industry is facing two challenges. It is coping with dramatic changes in the reimbursement environment while undergoing a digital transformation in product design and functional improvement. Key to this transition is to engage the patients to demonstrate real health benefits. This panel discusses the latest trends and challenges in the med-tech industry and the successes and lessons learned by players that are building digital solutions to transform patient experiences.


Casper de Clercq, General Partner, Norwest Venture Partners

Dedi Gilad, CEO and Co-Founder, Tyto Care

Ranndy Kellogg, President and Chief Executive Officer, Omron Healthcare, Inc.

Eric Rock, CEO and Founder, Vivify Health

Karsten Russell-Wood, Director of Marketing, Philips

Moderator: Harry Wang, Sr. Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates

9:45 a.m.

Keynote: Digital Health: It Begins with Engagement

Saquib Rahim - Aetna - Connected Health Summit 2017 Keynote

Saquib Rahim, MD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer

Aetna Digital

Aetna - Connected Health Summit Keynote

This presentation takes a hard look at digital health engagement trends and analyzes opportunities to solve for the consumer health engagement problem. We also explore the potential that the Aetna Digital team sees in aligning consumer motivations and behaviors to better engage members in their individual health ambitions.

10:15 a.m.

Networking Break

10:45 a.m.

Reinventing Healthcare through Smart Home Solutions: Creating Patient Value Discussion Panel

The U.S. spends almost $90 billion each year on home health, yet it only accounts for 3% of total healthcare spending. All signs point to increased spending in this category as care delivery continues to shift from high-cost institutional care to low-cost home care. This panel explores the next innovations in the home health market and strategies for home health agencies and professional caregivers to work with patients and their family caregivers to deliver services that can truly impact care outcome.


Robert Lutz, VP Marketing & Business Development, Systech Corporation representing Z-Wave

Lainie Muller, Director Wellness, Alarm.com

Kian Saneii, Founder & CEO, Independa

John Valiton, CEO, Reemo Health

Moderator: Brad Russell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

11:15 a.m.

Healthcare UX: Designing the Best Customer Experience Presentation Panel 

Consumer engagement starts with human-centric UI designs and personalized service experiences. This presentation/demonstration panel invites leading healthcare organizations to discuss their digital service platform innovations and their impact on the customer experience, patient engagement, and care outcomes.


Autumn Braswell, COO, Global Solutions, Marketing, LinQ, iQor

Scott Plewes, VP of User Experience, Macadamian

Stuart Slutzky, Chief, Product Innovation, Humana Wellness Solutions

Moderator: Brad Russell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

11:45 a.m.


Vidya Raman-Tangella - UHC Keynote - Connected Health Summit

Vidya Raman-Tangella

Senior Vice President, and Head, UHC Innovation Center of Excellence

UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealthcare - Connected Health Summit Keynote

12:15 p.m.

Lunch & Interactive Networking

1:15 p.m.

IoT Integration: Partnering to Build the Best Healthcare Platforms Discussion Panel

Building a good digital health service platform requires careful planning and support from third-party solution partners. This panel discusses best strategies to engage digital health solution partners and success factors in making such partnerships work.


David Inns, CEO, GreatCall

Olivier Hua, CEO, BewellConnect Corp

Sean McNamara, Manager of Health Partnerships, Garmin

Chris Otto, Senior Vice President, MobileHelp Healthcare

Patrick Wheelock, SVP of Strategic Partnerships, PokitDok, Inc.

Moderator: Jennifer Kent, Ph.D., Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates

2:00 p.m.

Networking Break

2:15 p.m.

Pitch Session: VC Perspectives on Connected Health Startups Live Pitch and Discussion

This session takes the format of popular TV show Shark Tank and invites a select group of startups to present their visions and strategies to the audience and a panel of venture capital veterans for feedback. Then the venture capital panelists share their perspectives on the 2017 digital health investment themes and their advice to entrepreneurs.


Barry Didato, Chief Investment Officer, The Innovation Institute

Jody Holtzman, SVP, Market Innovation, AARP

Matthew Karls, Partner, Echo Health Ventures 

Karissa Price, Ph.D., President, Emerging Business Division, Healthways, a Sharecare company

More Speakers TBA

Moderator: Harry Wang, Sr. Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates

4:00 p.m.

Closing Comments

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