There has been tremendous discussion of the value of shared health information. In this session viewers learn how two organizations with national footprints were able to quickly implement the sharing of immunization records through the Ehealth Exchange. This panel discussed the changing role of care coordination and the impact on population management and public health.
What system elements will be required to support the new ecosystem? This panel went under the hood to explore outreach and messaging speed, processing power and the difference between new and changing data formats including mobile vs. desktop, video, voice, images and examine real-time data analysis.
Inspiring behavior change in others can be very hard to do. We all know this because we were all stubborn teenagers at one point. However, there are some companies driving behavior change very effectively. They are using fun and engaging games to bring about enhanced mental attention, improved cancer treatments, and much more.
As rates of depression, anxiety, suicide, and other mental health conditions continue to rise, the medical community has done its job to diagnose and prescribe solutions. While this solution is just, the health tech community has gone farther to address the issues through games, personalized online counseling services, and mood tracking. Mental health is experienced differently by everyone which is what makes us so excited to demo these new exciting companies and their products.
The relationship between patient and provider determines many health outcomes. When communication between these two parties is convoluted or compromised health conditions can worsen dramatically. Through a variety of windows, technology companies are creating new and effective ways for practitioners to better communicate about and with their patients.
When doctors and nurses are not available most of our health teams become refocused to our families and community. Just like practitioners, these health coordinators- parents, children, aunts & uncles, friends- need tools to help maintain the health of the patient. Monitors in the home, web platforms that collect and organize health data are enhancing the experience of the extended team and improving the health outcomes of the patient.
Remember when you forgot the exact details of the wellness plan your doctor made for you? Or that time when you skipped a day of your pills because you were too rushed in the morning and did’t have time? What if those had been your diabetes medication? Or the day you didn’t monitor your health led to further complications? These lapses in memory and unstructured medical plans have led to financially and physically costly results. This breakout demoed how our devices can make us adherent patients and empowered health promoters.
October 1st marked the first day that not only Covered California marketplace opened but the entire nation’s health care market. As close to 54 Million American citizens become insured, the challenge is how to make sure these individuals are getting the best, most affordable, care they can. This breakout brought to stage 5 companies making impressive strides in health care equality.
Kerry McDermott represented session sponsor West Health and opened the session “Big Data: Tools and Applications for Transforming Care.” Matthew Holt and Indu Subaiya moderated the panel of speakers who presented how their respective companies are addressing the integration of Big Data into physician work-flow, patient-provider communications, and extending the use of EMRs to transform health care. Speakers Colin Hill, Francois de Brantes, Lloyd Dean, Aaron Levie, Chalie Wiggins, Richard Roth, and Frank Williams were joined by demos from Allscripts, athenahealth, drchrono, Box, NotOnly Dev, Alere, and IBM.