Super Sessions

Monday, December 3

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Care Models In Motion: Challenges, Disruptions & Innovation
The paradigm shift to mobile devices has resulted in the emergence of new care models.  Changes and impacts have transformed and affected the patient and physician relationship, and have served as a catalyst for a new generation of 'smart' hospitals that are rapidly adapting to the new wireless environment. A panel of experts will discuss perceived pitfalls as well as what's working and providing value;  what the impact is on health care, adherence and outcomes; and what new value propositions we can potentially look for in the near and long term future.

Don Jones
Vice President
Qualcomm Life

Scott Peterson
Vice President

Scott Ratzan
Vice President

Chanin Wendling
Geisinger Health System

David Yakimischak
Senior Vice President

Monday, Decmeber 3

1:30 - 2:30 PM

State of the Science in Research on Mobile Health Technologies
Mobile and wireless health applications offer considerable promise for improving health, but technological advances continue to outpace the research needed to support the effectiveness of these mHealth solutions.
This session highlights the work of experienced researchers in mobile/digital health who have conducted rigorous clinical outcomes research on cutting-edge mobile health applications.  In addition to highlighting their work, the panelists will discuss the challenges of conducting mHealth research and how they have addressed these challenges.

Roderic Pettigrew

Joseph Cafazzo
Centre for Global eHealth Innovation

Dave Gustafson, Sr.
Research Professor
University of WI - Madison

Bonnie Spring
Northwestern University
The Road Ahead: The Future of Mobile Technologies for Global Health  
Where has mHealth been, and where is it going?  Only the past few years have provided a proliferation of mHealth programs and platforms, and mHealth has been identified as a potential catalyst to strengthen and improve global health efforts.  
This panel of experts will reflect on how far the field has come, discuss recent developments, and explore the road ahead.

Patricia Mechael
Executive Director
mHealth Alliance

Sharon D'Agostino
Vice President
Johnson & Johnson

Mwenda Mwenesi
mHealth National Coordinator
Ministry of Health, Tanzania

Jeffrey Sachs
Columbia University

Lee Wells
Head of Health Programmes
Vodafone Foundation
Executives Unplugged:  Where's the Disconnect Between mHealth & Mobile Tech? 
In today's rapidly changing healthcare environment, technologies are continually altering the current healthcare ecosystem.   Improving patient access with better health outcomes while containing costs is a key catalyst for this new era heralded by mHealth technologies as we move from a physician-centric universe to new patient-centric models.  
This session will discuss the challenges and disconnects that need to be overcome, while also exploring  new ways for clinical health and technology communities to collaborate and work together as we move toward a world where personal health information are at the provider's and patient's fingertips: anytime, anywhere and on any device.

Patricia Wise
Vice President

Samir Damani
MD Revolution

Robert Lamberts
Dr. Rob Lamberts, LLC

Geeta Nayyar

Al Shar
Vice President

Tuesday, December 4

9:45 - 10:45 AM

Pushing the Limits of Mobile Health – Can we have Health & Healthcare Without Doctors?
The world as a whole is facing spiraling health care cost increases with uninsured patients continuing to burden the system; physician shortages threatening to become more of an issue;  and chronic diseases on the rise at alarming rates.  The developing world does not have the financial capacity to train enough physicians to match the patient load at an acceptable rate.  
This session  will explore the limits of mobile health tools in an environment of permanent physician shortages.  Some questions that will be explored:
  • Is it possible to engineer alternatives to traditional patient-physician interactions that will avoid the breakdown of our current approach in countries with operating systems while extending the benefits of medical knowledge to the world's underserved?   
  • Is there justification for preventing direct consumer access to relevant information that allows better understanding to health status and management of or treatment options?
  • How far we can go to create expert systems that function like "virtual doctors"?   
  • With digital content, cellular networks and big data, these services can be delivered to virtually the entire population of the world

Rob McCray
President & CEO

Vinod Khosla
Khosla Ventures

Joseph Kvedar
Center for Connected Health