James Madara, MD, the CEO of the American Medical Association returns to Health 2.0. In 2015 he talked about the AMA’s wider role in changing American health care, including its founding of Health2047, its partnership with Matter and its role in SMART. But since then, in a widely quoted speech he’s called digital health the “snake oil of the early 21st century.” So does he love us or hate us? Matthew will interview him in a no-holds-barred discussion of the state of play, the role of tech in doctors’ offices and in our lives, and what the Health 2.0 community needs to do to improve. This should be a good one!
Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, is an associate professor of anesthesiology, surgery, biomedical informatics, and health policy at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He was elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees in 2014.
Dr. Madara is CEO of the American Medical Association, the nation’s largest physician organization. An accomplished academic medical center physician, medical scientist and administrator, Dr. Madara has served as Timmie Professor and Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine and as CEO of the University of Chicago Medical Center, bringing together the university’s biomedical research, teaching and clinical activities. He has served or is serving in governance in numerous organizations.
PokitDok curated their session The New Rules for the Business of Health which explored a platform approach to real-time personalized consumer experiences, including e-commerce, telemedicine and patient engagement. Providence, the American Medical Association, MDLive and Cliniq.ly talked about how tapping into big data, claims eligibility, and e-commerce features via PokitDok API helped them innovate and save money.