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Recap from Digital Health Event, September 9th

We have all of this patient generated data, now what?

Our second event in the Health IT panel series was a great success. We had a packed house at the North County law offices of Pillsbury. Our many thanks go to them for hosting us and for all of their support and help in the coordination of the event. Additionally, we want to thank the San Diego chapter of the Health Tech Forum for their support and to their members for attending.

We were lucky enough to have three industry leaders in the Digital Health and Health IT space on our panel. They included; Pratik Patel, M.D. COO with MD Revolution, Dr. Robert Rowley, CMO with Flow Health and Dr. Steven Steinhubl, Director of Digital Medicine with Scripps Translational Science Institute. The three of them discussed a range of topics including, the future of the EHR, how to effectively change human behavior, how digital health apps should and can interact with clinical legacy applications as well as a number of other intriguing topics.

I won’t go into too many details of the discussion as I have included the recording of it within the post, but some of the things that I took away from the discussion were:

  • Value-based care is the future of healthcare and digital health can catalyze that trend shift
  • The Chronic Care Management ruling from the CMS could play a huge role in the direction new health applications take and it will shine a light on the inflexibility of legacy systems
  • In some cases Quantified Selfers actually rose the rate of hospital admissions implying that digital health applications and devices alone are not going to solve the healthcare problem, but rather a pairing of devices/applications and education will help to make a difference.

I definitely learned a number of great new things for the panelists and I hope you enjoy the recording.

Overall this was a great event for our series and we look forward to future events here in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco and anywhere else that needs a spark in the Digital Health revolution. We want to give a special thanks to Christian Salaman at Pillsbury for hosting the event and his amazing team who did all the heavy lifting putting together the room and making sure there was plenty of food and drinks. We would love to continue the growth of the local healthcare technology community and we have started a Meetup group to spread the word. We hope you will join us as we improve and promote the dialogue of how technology can improve the healthcare industry as well as the patient experience. To stay abreast of all the new developments please join our group at the Meetup page.

Thanks again and we hope to see you at our next event!

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