#HIMSS17: A Video Montage

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH

The Health Information Management Systems Society (HiMSS) 2017 Conference and Exhibition ran from February 19th – 22nd, 2017 in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center. The city of Orlando is one of a handful of alternating venues that can accommodate the 41 plus thousand participants who’s passion and life’s work centers on demonstrating the value proposition of health information technology to enable the seemingly elusive sustainable healthcare economy that ALL Americans both deserve and need.

Health Innovation Media has covered HIMSS since 2010. Our presence and trend setting digital media coverage leveraging a unique combination of subject matter expert social, audio and video at HIMSS 2013 in New Orleans under the previous banner of the ‘Health Innovation Broadcast Consortium’ (HIBCtv), generated over 300,000 viewer minutes via live streaming of interviews and select exhibitor booth visits (still streaming here).

         Click to watch HIMSS 2016 interview!

This year we co-located our  This Week in Health Innovation: LIVE From HiMSS17 broadcast studio with our friends at Conversa Health, specifically co-founders West Shell, III and Phil Marshall, MD, MBA.

We engaged senior perspectives from market leader telehealth operator Teledoc, precision medicine initiative (re-banded ‘All of Us Research Program‘) technology enablement company Vibrent Health, the managing director for global health industry consultants at Accenture Health, SAP Healthcare and Life Sciences, Eurpoean market leader in cancer care Gustave Roussy, founder of point of care diagnostics company VisualDx, health literacy company Edlogics, ‘patented, secure, cloud-based communications engine’ LifeWIRE and NTT Data (former Dell Health) CMO Nick van Terheyden MD, and of course Health Innovation Media co-hosts Douglas Goldstein (@efuturist) and Fred Goldstein (@fsgoldstein) with support this year from the talented Jessica DaMassa (@jessDamassa).

This year’s schedule is pasted here (we added Matthew Holt aka @Boltyboy into the open slot on Wednesday at 11:30AM) with an impressive and eclectic mix of thought leaders, innovators and visionaries including the former Acting Administrator of the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Administration (CMS) Andy Slavitt.

Our focus as subject matter experts who have operated health systems, provider sponsored health plans, medical groups, physician networks and their management companies’ is on precision medicine, population health and accountable care. For a related post on the emerging precision medicine or personalized healthcare space, see:Precision Medicine and the Pursuit and Promise of a Sustainable Healthcare Ecosystem.

Enjoy!

 

LIVE From #HIMSS17: On This Week in Health Innovation

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH

My how time flies!

The Health Information Management Systems Society (HiMSS) 2017 Conference and Exhibition launches this weekend in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center. The city of Orlando is one of a handful of alternating venues that can accommodate the expected 41 plus thousand participants who’s passion and life’s work centers on demonstrating the value proposition of health information technology to enable the seemingly elusive sustainable healthcare economy that ALL Americans both deserve and need.

Last year’s host city was Las Vegas, the year prior Chicago, and in 2014 it was Orlando, while in 2013 the ‘big easy’ home of the New Orleans Saints, Bourbon Street jazz, the Mardi Gras, and technology/public health evangelist Karen B. DeSalvo, MD, MPH provided memorable experiences for many. Experiencing ‘HIMSS’ (some have dubbed it ‘HIMSSanity’) is a must for anyone who embraces contributions from the ‘connected healthcare ecosystem’ and values technology as the great enabler that remedies chronic obstacles to the ‘triple aim’ – better experience of care, with improved outcomes and lower per capita costs.

         Click to watch HIMSS 2016 interview!

Health Innovation Media has covered HIMSS since 2010. Our presence and trend setting digital media coverage leveraging a unique combination of subject matter expert social, audio and video at HIMSS 2013 in New Orleans under the previous banner of the ‘Health Innovation Broadcast Consortium’ (HIBCtv), generated over 300,000 viewer minutes via live streaming of interviews and select exhibitor booth visits (still streaming here).

Last year we co-located our live audio broadcasting efforts with Conversa Health (follow on twitter via @ConversaHealth) a market leader in the emerging digital health checkup and patient engagement space – see select video interviews here and our impressive guest line-up here.

This year we again put our studio on the ground at HIMSS via ‘This Week in Health Innovation: LIVE From HiMSS17’ broadcast with our friends at Conversa Health, specifically co-founders West Shell, III and Phil Marshall, MD, MBA.

We’ve included senior perspectives from market leader telehealth operator Teledoc, precision medicine initiative (re-banded ‘All of Us Research Program‘) technology enablement company Vibrent Health, the managing director for global health industry consultants at Accenture Health, SAP Healthcare and Life Sciences, Eurpoean market leader in cancer care Gustave Roussy, founder of point of care diagnostics company VisualDx, health literacy company Edlogics, ‘patented, secure, cloud-based communications engine’ LifeWIRE and NTT Data (former Dell Health) CMO Nick van Terheyden MD, and of course Health Innovation Media co-hosts Douglas Goldstein (@efuturist) and Fred Goldstein (@fsgoldstein) with support this year from the talented Jessica DaMassa (@jessDamassa).

The near final schedule is posted below: For final updated schedule download LIVE from HIMSS17.

This year’s schedule is pasted here with an impressive and eclectic mix of thought leaders, innovators and visionaries including the former Acting Administrator of the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Administration (CMS) Andy Slavitt.

Tune in! We’re broadcasting live from 11:00 AM to 1:PM Eastern beginning Monday, February 20th – Wednesday the 22nd, 2017 on This Week in Health Innovation: LIVE From #HIMSS17’. For those of you who can’t join the live broadcasts each day’s interviews will archive for on demand replay, Day One here, Day Two here and Day Three here.

Our focus as subject matter experts who have operated health systems, provider sponsored health plans, medical groups, physician networks and their management companies’ is on precision medicine, population health and accountable care. For a related post on the emerging precision medicine or personalized healthcare space, see: ‘Precision Medicine and the Pursuit and Promise of a Sustainable Healthcare Ecosystem.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 35th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference Is ‘Open’ for Business

by Gregg A. Masters, MPH

The public portal for registration and access to all #JPM17 events that are scheduled for webcasting and select Q&A’s is NOW open for business.

                                       Click to Register

Registration to this content rich streaming (which many other events charge hefty fees for) is free and easy and includes the agenda, keynotes, associated slide series, presenting companies (both private and emerging), including a favorite of mine the ‘non-profit’ track.

The reporting non-profit companies, many of whom have for profit venture companies and JVs include select trophy integrated delivery systems (IDNs) who are more often than not the defacto ‘uptake gatekeepers’ for innovation whether digital health, biotech, pharma, medical device or other delivery system and even financing innovation (think value based healthcare, bundles and ‘APMs’).

These trophy health systems discuss their market position, strategy, partnering and headwinds is a must follow event! The content is also TIME LIMITED, so the links will expire withing 60 days +/- of the close of the conference.

JP Morgan Healthcare Conference Hashtags ‘Official’ vs. ‘Unofficial’

It’s worthy to note, this year JP Morgan has weighed into the social media scene via publishing an ‘official‘ hashtag for the venue as #JPMHC35.

Since Health Innovation Media has registered the unofficial‘ hashtag for 3 of the last 4 years, it noteworthy to see this ‘awakening‘. In all likelihood since JP Morgan Healthcare Conference is the defacto ‘anchor tenant‘ for what has become a much larger gathering including the BioTech Showcase, StartUp Health Festival, Health 2.0’s Wintertech Investor Conference and OneMed Forum including many others too numerous to mention, it will be interesting to see if the official hashtag gains traction from the ‘unruly‘ social media community.

Event Context

There are lots of eyeballs on JPM7 via print and online media. Here are a few we’ve found which may be of interest to you:

JPM17 Event Guides

There is so much going on that the ability to ‘clone’ oneself would be desireable. Absent that ability the next best thing are the ‘event guides’ published by various third parties including Big3Bio, MacDougall Biomedical Communications and Deloitte M&A. Click on icons below to open the respective guide.

Bottom Line

There will be something for everybody at JP Morgan Healthcare Conference. The venue is not exclusive to the life sciences, biotech and pharma verticals. Following the webcasts remotely or sessions in person will allow you to access and learn from many of the presenting companies, typically market leaders in their space and include 501(c)3 non-profit health systems (Baylor Scott and White, Ascension Health, Sutter Health and Dignity Health) to publically traded health plans, including:  HealthNet now Centene, Aetna, and United Health Group.

Considering the range and depth of activities underway, and the many hashtags in play you may want to follow include: #DigMedShow #SUHFestival, #Wintertech #BiotechShowcase, #OneMedForum. Please add yours in the comment section!

 

 

Medical Errors, Patient Safety and the Role of ‘Precision’ Diagnostic Medicine

by Gregg A. Masters, MPH

November 6th- 8th 2016 the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) hosts it’s ‘Diagnostic Error in Medicine 9th International Conference in Los Angeles, California.SIDM Diagnostic Error in Medicine

Diagnostic error is defined as:

diagnosis that is wrong, missed or delayed

is estimated in the 5% to 15% range.

Considering the national spend approximates $3 trillion per annum, we’re talking about ‘collateral’ or iatrogenic consequences of hundreds of billions of dollars of unnecessary spend and more often than not less than optimal patient outcomes and experience.

Further, a recent John’s Hopkins School of Medicine study suggests Medical Errors Now Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.‘, noting:

  • 10 percent of all U.S. deaths are now due to medical error
  • Third highest cause of death in the U.S. is medical error; and
  • Medical errors are an under-recognized cause of death

Clearly in the innovation age, amidst an industry often characterized by ossified‘ or ‘calcified’ change resistant legacy inertia, grafting the tech developer’s fail fast and iterate mindset into a precision medicine, genome informed, big data assimilated ‘new, new, and better thing‘ is not without substantial risk to our friends, family, loved ones and colleagues. Yet, healthcare and medicine’s innovation imperative is neither optional nor discretionary. We are in the midst of a giant paradigm shift from volume to value where the emphasis is focused on doing the right thing, to the right patient at the right time. The lofty goal of the triple aim calls on all of us to improve the experience of care, the outcomes of care processes and at lower per capita costs. No small challenge amidst an industry often plagued with internecine (cognitive v. procedural) warfare!

Given the often mission critical nature of accurate diagnosis to appropriate collaborative, team based intervention and thus optimal outcomes, the Society for Improved Diagnosis in Medicine was founded with the following Mission and Vision.SIDM Mission and Vision

In it’s welcome remarks, it’s President and Founder notes:

There are probably no cognitive tasks more challenging than diagnosis in medicine. There are over 10,000 known diseases and this list grows every year.

Being able to match a patient’s problems to one of these entities requires a remarkable ability to synthesize information and integrate this with knowledge acquired over years of training and experience. We honor those physicians who do this well, and celebrate the fact that diagnosis is so often correct.

That diagnosis succeeds is a testament to the dedication and skill of physicians, their teachers, the healthcare systems that enable the process, and the countless individuals and organizations that have created the diagnostic testing capabilities we enjoy today.  We also recognize that we could do better. When diagnosis is delayed or wrong, patients can be harmed, instead of helped by our efforts.

Our Society is dedicated to honoring all those who have been harmed by diagnostic error. We will all be patients some day, and we will all want the same thing: That our diagnosis is made quickly, accurately, efficiently, and safely. The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine will strive to unite everyone and every organization that shares this vision so that we can focus on how to improve the diagnostic process.

Your energy, skill, and dedication will drive this improvement effort. Thanks for your interest in joining our quest to improve diagnosis – we need and appreciate your help and support.

Mark L Graber, MD FACP
President and Founder, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine

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If you can, join us in Los Angeles for a community of physicians, clinicians, academics and resarchers who’ve devoted themselves to this vital and timely contribution to the triple aim and our collective well being.

The program schedule is here, and Keynote and remaining Faculty here.

Health Innovation Media will be interviewing select participants and posting them here and here.

35th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

by Gregg A. Masters, MPH

This will be the 3rd of the last 4 years that we’ve registered the arguably ‘go-to’ investor industry conference hashtag #JPM17 tracking healthcare innovation, biotech, pharma, life sciences and delivery system innovation with the popular conference and health hashtag registrar Symplur.

Since we couldn’t find a definitive JPMorgan Healthcare Conference program schedule (they are likely to publish sometime in mid to late December), we’re using this post to register #JPM17 – for the most recent JP Morgan industry reports see:insights for healthcare’.

jpm17_portalAs with prior years, we’ll  update the posted schedule via a series of context specific blog posts once the program line-up is published here. Accessing the rich content JP Morgan makes available is free and simply requires registration. The webcasts which typically include presentation decks where available are usually quite informative; some are audio only.

Prior years insights If It’s January, It’s JP Morgan Healthcare Conference’, ‘33rd Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference‘ and Must listen JP Morgan Healthcare Conference Webcasts: Teladoc‘.

attitude-jpm16NOTE: JP Morgan generously shares both video, audio and supporting decks for many of the presentations. However, the links do expire after a while, so depending on when you attempt to view or listen they may not stream – a good reason to consume the amazing content once produced. My favorite series has consistently been the ‘non-profit’ track as health systems – the uptake gatekeepers of much envisioned innovation – typically share their vision and macro strategic glide-paths more often than not offering up many cues and insights to the marketplace of aspiring innovators. 

As with past years, Health Innovation Media will be on the ground sporting their ‘real men wear#pinksocks and interviewing thought leaders, entrepreneurs, VC’s and startups CEOs for their insights and strategies.

Enjoy!

 

Health 2.0 2016: The Society for Participatory Medicine

by Gregg A. Masters, MPH

Tuesday evening members of the Society for Participatory Medicine and other invited guests gathered for a ‘sips’ party and some friendly networking.

The event was sponsored by Wego Health c/o Jack Barrette aka @healthyjack and principally hosted by Dr Danny Sands, Sue Woods, MD, MPH and Danny van Leewen. Many S4PM notables were in attendance as well including @epatientDave, @healthblawg, @DrKyraBobinet @agropper, @mightycasey and a cast of robust and determined patient advocates and innovators.

Enjoy!

 

 

#Health2con: The Fall Classic About to Gather in Santa Clara for 10th Year

by Gregg A. Masters, MPH

Health Innovation Media has been covering Health 2.0 aka the ‘grandaddy of the health innovation movement‘ conferences since 2009 – and have the T-shirts and media badges to prove it. Before the flood of ‘me too’ gatherings which shall remain nameless to protect the guilty (you know who you are!) there was and remains this vibrant now global community of innovators, visionaries and risk takers.

In honor of it’s 10 the anniversary I decided to pull a piece together featuring my colleague and co-host Douglas Goldstein aka @eFuturist. While not captured at Health 2.0, this clip is from the mHealth Summit 2015 re-branded as the Connected Health Summit. This is vintage Doug (industry expert, operator and keynote speaker) and what exhibitors can expect if we show up at your booth!

Ping either of us on twitter if you have a product, platform or process that materially moves the needle in a way, i.e., enables the triple aim, whether app, platform, business model or service.

The hashtag for the event is #health2con. Make sure you tag your tweets appropriately!

 

 

In Memoriam: ‘UnicornJess’

by Gregg A. Masters, MPH

 

Ross Martin’s touching song honoring the life of Jess Jacobs inspired committing his music to a photo mashup of Jess’ s short but impactful life. I hope this rendition provides the family with some solace given the tragic loss of their brave and amazing daughter.

The piece is developed with deepest sadness to the family, but in gratitude for the opportunity to have known this beautiful soul.

NOTE: There is movement in play for a permanent honoring of Jess and her mission to make healthcare more patient centered and accountable especially for the ‘Unicorns’ among us, i.e., rare disease or idiopathic conditions particularly when more than one rare condition piles on the patient and the provider community leans into the ‘not my problem‘ (NMP) mode. One expression is the creation of the blog UnicornJess (coming soon). More to come shortly.

For more on Jess see: RIP Jess Jacobs including her interview at xx in health 2013 in Washington, D.C. and just several articles or blog posts honoring her life.

 

 

RIP ‘Jess Jacobs’

by Gregg A. Masters, MPH

Yesterday I learned via twitter of the tragic and may I say ‘pre-mature‘ death of a patient advocate, HealthCamp friend and fellow soldier in the ‘making a difference‘ via health information technology and social platforms in particular movement.

If you missed the Tweetchat last night like me, you can follow #UnicornJess hashtag for tweets honoring Jess.

Much has and no doubt will be written about this abbreviated yet impactful life of a woman who some refer to as the poster child for the ‘funny, you don’t look sick‘ stereotype fueling in part the ‘not my problem‘ inherent in the code-speak and culture of medicine, as noted by our colleague Ted Eytan, MD:

“Realizing that it was likely that my engagement was going to do more harm than good, I limited my engagement. So did many of the doctors that she interacted with. The difference is that those doctors were her doctors, paid to work on her behalf. Their training must have been the same as mine because I could tell the acronym “not my problem” was underlying a lot of the behavior.” 

A touching review of Jess’s plight and defacto indictment of our predominantly silo-ed sick care system is offered by Ted Eytan, MDRemembering Jess Jacobs‘, Neil VerselJess Jacobs, upbeat empowered patient and Aetna innovator, dies‘, ‘The First to Fall‘ by Regina Holliday and ‘For Jess Jacobs: Friend, Fierce Patient Advocate, and Mythical Unicorn‘ by Mandi Bishop.

In searching through some of the interview footage, I came across this session with Jess at the XX in Health 2013 gathering in D.C. This is raw Jess…

I have so many issues with the loss of this talented, thoughtful and disciplined healthcare insider and ‘idiopathic‘ sufferer (i.e., ‘Unicorn‘ – as in the convergence of two concurrent rare diseases) who the system clearly failed (checkout the poignant discussion of the ‘not my problem‘ phenomenon deeply embedded in medical culture). So lets not be a witnessing party to Jess’s suffering and loss falling into the noise of an ADD fueled 24/7/365 faux news cycle.

For more of Jess’ many insights click here, and for just one in a series of compelling posts, read” ‘On Wasting My Time – The Numbers‘ (note the ‘value quotient‘ construct). This should be mandatory reading in ALL MPH, MBA or MHS graduate tracks. A fellow Cal Alum, UC Berkeley should be proud of Jess’s short tenure and no doubt high impact.

 

LIVE From ATA 2016

by Gregg A. Masters, MPH

 

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It’s that time of year again!

The ‘go-to’ gathering of the best and brightest minds in the Telemedicine and Telehealth space are convening in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the American Telemedicine Association’s annual conference. The event runs from May 14th – 17th, 2016. For details, and scheduling information including participating remotely via the live-stream, click here.

ATA_CI_previewFresh from our very successful broadcast ‘LIVE From HiMSS 2016‘ we’re going at it again. This time courtesy of Care Innovations, we’re co-locating in their booth #1506 (see floor plan map here), for select interviews with key thought leaders, entrepreneurs and innovative companies’ operating in the space on ‘LIVE From ATA 2016.

For a recent post by Care Innovations, check out ‘#ATA 2016 Preview: American Telemedicine Conference “Amps Up” Schedule for 2016‘.

NOTE: If you (or your client) appear on the schedule, that means you are CONFIRMED at that time. Please be mindful as this is a tight schedule!

The broadcast schedule below is for Monday, May 16th, 2016 and confirmed interviews are noted below:

11:00 AM – Marcus Grindstaff, Chief Operating Officer, Care Innovations

11:10  – Marcus Rosenthal, CEO & Co-Founder, Revolve Robotics

11:20  – James Edwards, CEO, Carenection

11:30 – Krista Drobac, Executive Director, Alliance for Connected Care

11:40 – Jon Pearce, CEO, Zipnosis

11:50 – HELD

12:00 – Jack Kriendler, MD, Founder & CEO, Sentrian

12:10 – HELD for Care More health

12:20 – Kristi Henderson, PhD, Vice President, Virtual Care & Innovation, Seton Healthcare

12:30 – Randy Moore, MD, MBA, President, Mercy Virtual

12:40 – Jeff Goldsmith, PhD, President, Health Futures

12:50 – Reed Tuckson, MD, President, American Telemedicine Association 2016, Tuckson Health Connections

1:00 PM End of LIVE broadcasting

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Dr. Reed Tuckson ATA President 2016 Interviewed by Nick Adkins (@nickisnPDX)

Join us for what will be an interesting and lively exchange from change agents ‘walking the talk‘ of virtual care, remote patient monitoring, population health, and other material contributions enabling the sustainable healthcare ecosystem envisioned via the ‘Triple Aim’.

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ATA 2015 Analytics Click to enlarge

All interviewees will receive a pair of #pinksocks for their time and amusement (see: What’s With Those Socks?), and receive considerable social media visibility at ATA.

At ATA 2015 Health Innovation Media co-hosts @NickReelDX (now @NickisnPDX) and @2healthguru were the top two non institutional (or brand) influencers as ranked by many analytics engines monitoring the social stream.

According our friends at @HealthHashtags (@symplur), ATA 2015 generated 36,204,103 impressions via 7,520 tweets from some 1,631 participants!

Want deeper dive insights? The digital dashboard is here, the analytics story here and a conference transcript here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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