A Collaborative View of Connected Health:
Payers, Providers, Technologists
“Connected Health” is a healthcare delivery model where technology is used to connect various silos in healthcare delivery system. Simply put, it aims to engage providers and empower patients with the right care at the right time and right place, with the consideration to reduce cost and improve quality.
Connected health can mean different things to different people. We have seen disparate trends in this fragmented market. On one end of the spectrum, the consumerization of healthcare, which essentially is wellness or fitness management, in the form of wearable gadgets such as FitBits; on the other end, we face a huge population of chronically ill patients that could potentially benefit from the Connected Health model.
For tonight’s panel, we will focus on how to use Connected Health to support chronic disease management. Three main areas we will discuss tonight:
As we transition from the existing fee-for-service to the population management based/ACO reimbursement model, and from the reactive to proactive and preventative care delivery model, what changes are being called for, i.e. mindset, delivery chain, underlying support infrastructure? What and how technology opportunities can be leveraged to enable and accelerate this progression? (or better termed as) Challenges?
When, what and how information is required to send to provider and / or patient – goal is to get them to work together (an Integrated delivery system – ACO)? Specifically, what is the role of meaningful analytics in making a difference for Connected Health devices and services?
What are the emerging pathways to payment / reimbursement around Connected Health devices / services?
Principles: Ask questions to stimulate discussion and solicit practical solutions from panelists that can address current state of issues in healthcare. Stay away from far-off scenarios.
Dr. Tariq Dastagir, MD
Physician Informaticist/Medical Director, Anvita Health/Humana Inc.
With a solid background in clinical care and innovations in clinical informatics, Tariq Dastagir has successfully initiated and helped implement innovations in electronic health records and population health management. Tariq holds board certification in internal medicine, has completed a fellowship in clinical informatics with distinction and has experience as both a clinician and clinical informaticist, He is currently working as medical director for clinical data analytics for a Fortune 100 company. After he completed his internal medicine residency, he worked as hospitalist and primary care provider. It was while working as a front line physician and leading CPOE and EMR implementation that he developed a deep interest in the implementation and study of clinicians’ attitudes towards clinical computing tools. His research interests included change management around EHR implementation and clinician training for optimal EHR utilization for providing improved quality care while enhancing physicians’ productivity. He is also working on population segmentation for targeted and focused interventions, improving clinical outcomes while reducing costs. Tariq’s passion is to revolutionize healthcare industry by helping to develop the most actionable data analytic product with effective use of big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning and usability principles, to help clinicians deliver higher quality, cost-effective care at both population and individual level.
Associate Professor of Emergency Department & Hyperbaric Medicine Department, UCSD, Director of Information Technology Services, UCSD Emergency Department
Dr. Brenda Fischer, PhD, RN, MBA, CPHQ
Dr. Fischer is a national presenter and a member of numerous professional organizations. Dr. Fischer's service specialties and academic research focus includes Leadership, Positive Organizational Scholarship, Complex Health Populations, Systems Transformation, Healthcare Delivery Models, Optimal Healing Environments, System Magnet Recognition, Interprofessional Research/Program/Grant/Philanthropy Models, Academic/Service Partnerships, Performance Excellence, Patient Safety, Electronic Health Record Design and Implementation, Predictive Analytics, Business Intelligence, as well as the use of large administrative and clinical data bases for research.
Dr Fischer has a PhD in Nursing from University of San Diego with a focus on Executive Leadership and Education. Her Dissertation was on Predictors of Rehospitalization in Home Healthcare Patents. She has a Master of Science in Business Administration, a Master of Science in Nursing Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from California State University institutions in Southern California.
President, WANDA, Inc.
Dr. Jeff Benabio, MD
Director of Healthcare Transformation, Kaiser Permanente, MBA Candidate, Rady School of Management, UCSD
Dr. Benabio is Physician Director of Innovation and Transformation at Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, CA, where he leads several projects, including social networking for physicians, lean initiatives, and technology-enhanced healthcare delivery. He is a board certified dermatologist and member of the American Academy of Dermatology.
In San Diego, he helped create and sustain one of the largest telemedicine programs in the country. He has been an example and advocate for using social networks to educate and empower patients and has become a sought after speaker, lecturing on telehealth, health innovation, and social networking for health systems and physician groups. A consultant for telemedicine and digital start-ups, he serves on several boards, including The American Telemedicine Association and the External Advisory Board for the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media.
Dr. Benabio is the voice behind The Digital Doctor (http://thedermblog.com/), a patient-centered blog about skin health and general wellness as well as a new website, Jeff Benabio MD, Healthcare Happiness (http://benabio.com/), which focuses on broader issues such as the changing face of healthcare, healthcare and technology, and the doctor/patient relationship.
Dr. Benabio writes a monthly column on technology and healthcare for Skin & Allergy News, and is frequently quoted both in print and online in publications such as O, The Oprah Magazine, Health, The New York Times, and WebMD. Perhaps, most important, Glamour magazine named him “Rock Star of Dermatology,” making him his niece’s coolest uncle.
He lives in downtown San Diego where he enjoys hiking, bodybuilding, and politics. Connect with him on Twitter @Dermdoc or email him at Benabio@gmail.com
Principal, Healthcare Innovations Consulting
What differentiates her is a balanced interest in both the underlying technology and market dynamics. Brought up by a military doctor and a rocket missile engineer, Ms. Lu can speak both science and engineering languages simultaneously. She is innately passionate and uniquely qualified in using technology to solve the real needs of customers, researchers, scientists and industrialists with a commercial mind and a non-profit heart.
Ms. Lu is familiar with the intrinsic complexity and challenges of innovation, commercial and clinical environments from former and current extensive collaboration with many physicians, hospitalists, entrepreneurs, scientists, industrialists, investors, policy makers, government agencies, manufacturers, and solution providers including Balboa Naval Hospital, Bell, Catholic West, EarlySense, Ericsson, Freescale, Ocean Optics, Qualcomm, Scripps, SpaceX, Thermo Fisher, UCSD Moore's Cancer Center, WindRiver and many others internationally.
Born and raised in China, Ms. Lu was educated in Canada and has worked and traveled extensively in APAC, LATA and EMEA. She holds BMath (summa cum laude) with dual major in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from a top mathematics program in China. She also holds MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the only Canadian university whose graduates were acceptable to Wall Street – the prestigious University of Waterloo.
Ms. Lu masters the art and science by effectively bridging the communication gaps between the East and the West in both professional and social settings. Ms. Lu speaks several languages fluently (English, Chinese Mandarin, Cantonese and French) with a deep familiarity of the cultures and societies in both the East and the West.
Noel Gillespie, Partner, Procopio
Nate Heintzman, Assistant Professor, Divison of Biomedical Informatics, UCSD
Clint McClellan, Sr. Director of Strategic Marketing, Qualcomm Life
Alean Kirnak, President, Software Partners LLC
Peter Pardee, VP Business Development, Hughes Network Systems, LLC
Alex Robertson, CEO, MediAccess Solutions LLC
Paul Sonnier, Founder, Digital Health Group on LinkedIn, Head of Digital Health Strategy, Popper & Company
Carlos Nunez, Chief Medical Officer, CareFusion
Evangelene Lu, Principal, Healthcare Innovations Consulting
November 19th, 2013
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