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2017 Agenda


Tuesday, August 29

1-5 p.m.

Pre-Conference Workshop: Success in the Connected Health Market: Consumer Insights and Best Practices - Salon CDE
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5:00 p.m.

Welcome to Connected Health Summit: Wine and Cheese Reception - Palm Terrace

7:10 p.m.

AARP - Connected Health Summit 2017 SponsorBaseball Game: San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants - Petco Park
Sponsored by AARP

Business Strategy and Patient Experience

Wednesday, August 30

8:00 a.m.

Freeus - Connected Health Summit 2017 SponsorNetworking Breakfast - Salon AB
Sponsored by Freeus

8:00 a.m.

iQor - Connected Health Summit 2017 SponsorRegistration Open
Sponsored by iQor

8:30 a.m.

Consumer Engagement Strategies and Connected Health - Salon CDE

Harry Wang of Parks Associates welcomes attendees with highlights of major consumer engagement trends in the healthcare industry. He also shares fresh survey data about consumer behaviors and their well-being motivations.

Presenter: Harry Wang, Sr. Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates

8:45 a.m.

Precision Medicine: Customizing Healthcare through IoT and Smart Tech Discussion Panel - Salon CDE

The emerging concept of precision medicine represents the convergence of empirical evidence and industry practices in disease prevention and treatment. The ability to incorporate human variability in environment, lifestyle, and genetic attributes into care management practice is critical to the success of precision medicine. This opening panel looks at how the healthcare industry will translate the precision medicine concept into practice and what business opportunities are available for technology providers.


Kari Hall, VP, Global Software Services, ResMed

Phillip LaJoie, VP of Operations, 2bPrecise

John Mattison, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Kaiser

Sreeram Ramakrishnan, Ph.D., VP – Health and Business Analytics, UPMC Insurance Services

Chris Talbot, Vice President, Qualcomm

Moderator: Harry Wang, Sr. Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates

9:45 a.m.

Keynote - Geisinger’s March Toward Consumerism - Salon CDE

Geisinger Keynote - Connected Health Summit 2017

Chanin Wendling

AVP, Informatics

Geisinger Health System

Geisinger - Connected Health Summit keynote

Geisinger Health System has embraced consumerism as one of our strategic priorities and is working to deliver care in a manner that puts patients in the driver seat.  Ms. Wendling discusses this approach, how it is disrupting some traditional provider practices, and how it is enabled by connected health.

10:15 a.m.

Rapid Response Monitoring - Connected Health Summit 2017 SponsorNetworking Break - Salon AB
Sponsored by Rapid Response Monitoring

10:45 a.m.

Pursuing Value-Based Care to Deliver Superior Outcomes Presentation Panel - Salon CDE

The healthcare industry is deep in its pursuit of the value-based care model. This presentation panel invites healthcare providers and their technology solution providers to present successful strategies in delivering patient care in a value-based payment environment and share their perspective on the roles of technology solutions in transforming care practices and patient experience.


Arta Bakshandeh, Senior Medical Officer, Alignment Healthcare

Harvey Bogarat, VP of Business Development, Libertana

Kelly Macken-Marble, Vice President, Population Health & Ambulatory Care, CentraCare Health

Nathan Treloar, President and COO, Orbita Health

Moderator: Jennifer Kent, Ph.D., Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates

11:30 a.m.

Fireside Chat: Consumer Aging Journey and Business Opportunities - Salon CDE

In this fireside chat session, Parks Associates' Harry Wang sits down with industry veterans to discuss the aging needs of seniors and boomers as they enter a new life stage and address challenges from quality of life to chronic diseases. They also discuss solution and service opportunities that will help families cope with this aging in place journey.


Sam Adams, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor, Technical Lead for Global Aging Initiative, IBM

Sanjay Khurana, Vice President, Caregiving Products and Services, AARP

Moderator: Harry Wang, Sr. Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates

12:00 p.m.

AARP - Connected Health Summit 2017 SponsorNetworking Lunch - Palm Terrace
Sponsored by AARP

1:00 p.m.

The Business Case for Patient Data: Optimizing Healthcare Experiences Discussion Panel - Salon CDE

Patient experience enhancement through CRM solutions and smart patient engagement strategies has gained significant attention in recent years. As the healthcare industry becomes more patient centric, the ability to incorporate patient data into care delivery strategy becomes more urgent. This panel examines the best practices in optimizing patient experience at different care touchpoints and the power of data in such practices.


Darlene Arbeit, NFA, HFA, Chief Operating Officer, ALIVE SCIENCES

Chris Edwards, Chief Marketing & Experience Officer, Conversa Health

Veena Goel, MD, Medical Director, Digital Patient Experience, Sutter Health

Michael Zagami, Vice President of Health Engagement Design, Eliza Corporation

Moderator: Harry Wang, Sr. Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates

1:45 p.m.

Embracing Aging: Smart Home Technologies in Play - Salon CDE

As consumers age, they desire to more proactively manage their health and wellness and adjust their lifestyles to live a safer, richer, and more connected life in the home. Home technology is getting smarter as well, leading to crossover opportunities in which active, healthy, and smarter aging can be accomplished through carefully designed home living experiences. This panel discusses aging population’s needs, current solutions’ promises and where they fall short, and best guidelines for new product development in this market. 


Steve Koenig, Senior Director, Market Research, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)

Lainie Muller, Director, Wellness, Alarm.com

Sherrie Petersen, Director, LivingWell@Home, The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society

Anthony Versarge, Head of Product, Health and Wellness, Comcast

Moderator: Jennifer Kent, Ph.D., Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates

2:30 p.m.

Good Samaritan Society - Connected Health Summit 2017 SponsorNetworking Break - Salon AB
Sponsored by LivingWell@Home

3:00 p.m.

IoT + AI for Patient Care: Creating Smarter Health Services Discussion Panel - Salon CDE

The Internet of Things is no stranger to the healthcare industry, but the industry knows that just having the data from IoT devices is not enough. Consumers need actionable insights, and care professionals need analytics to provide support and enhance efficiencies when making clinical decisions. This panel examines how machine learning and artificial intelligence technology can connect the dots on what happens in a consumer’s home and how to improve health or prevent disease.


Avi Barel, Business Development Director, ULE Alliance

Ryan Connolly, CTO, Sensely

Mikki Nasch, Co-founder, Evidation Health

Adam Sabloff, CEO, Founder, VirtualHealth

Drew Schiller, CEO & Co-Founder, Validic

Moderator: Brad Russell, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

4:00 p.m.

Keynote: Disruption On-Demand: Humanizing the Healthcare Paradigm - Salon CDE

Sharecare - Connected Health Summit keynote

Dale Rayman

Senior Vice President, Actuarial Consulting & Business Development

Sharecare, Inc.

Sharecare - Connected Health Summit 2017 Keynote

While the wellness industry has made bold assertions over the last 20 years about significantly improving the health of employee populations through worksite wellness programs, few of those programs have yielded much more than a break-even ROI. Employers have been – and continue to be – disappointed with low engagement while employees are frustrated with programs that don’t meet their individual needs or expectations. Meanwhile, over the last few years, many industries outside of healthcare have successfully rechartered their courses to answer the call of today's always-connected consumer. And, thanks to these on-demand, highly personalized services, never before have consumers enjoyed the benefits of access, innovation, and competition more than they do today.

During his keynote, Sharecare’s Dale Rayman showcases innovative examples of consumer-driven disruption from industries outside of healthcare and explores how the U.S. can redefine the healthcare paradigm to empower consumers to truly take control of their health and well-being.

4:30 p.m.

Virtual Care: Innovations Driving Patient Usage Discussion Panel  - Salon CDE

The virtual care service has gained significant usage over the last three years, but overall its adoption is still low, with use concentrated in non-emergent acute service. This young industry is adding new use cases to increase service appeal to care providers and consumers. In this panel, leading virtual care solution and service providers discuss their growth strategies and how the industry can continue to expand.


Andrew Altorfer, CEO, CirrusMD

Autumn Braswell, COO, Global Solutions, Marketing, LinQ, iQor

Chuck Hector, Chief Sales Officer, MDLIVE, Inc.

Kevin L. Smith, DNP, FNP, FAANP, Chief Clinical Officer, Zipnosis, Inc

Ian Tong, Chief Medical Officer, Doctor On Demand

Moderator: Harry Wang, Sr. Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates

5:30 p.m.

Independa - Connected Health Summit keynoteNetworking Reception - Salon AB
Sponsored by Independa


Innovations and Business Models 

Thursday, August 31

8:00 a.m.

Registration Open

8:00 a.m.

MobileHelp Healthcare - Connected Health Summit sponsorNetworking Breakfast - Salon AB
Sponsored by MobileHelp Healthcare

8:30 a.m.

Welcome: Overview of Connected Health Market Trends - Salon CDE

Parks Associates summarizes key takeaways from the first days of the conference and highlights major connected health market trends that are reshaping consumer experiences and engagement efforts of healthcare providers.


Harry Wang, Sr. Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates

8:45 a.m.

Convergence of Medical Technology and Connected Health Discussion Panel - Salon CDE

The medical technology industry is facing two challenges. It is coping with dramatic changes in the reimbursement environment while undergoing a digital transformation in product design and functional improvement. Key to this transition is to engage the patients to demonstrate real health benefits. This panel discusses the latest trends and challenges in the med-tech industry and the successes and lessons learned by players that are building digital solutions to transform patient experiences.


Jeff Cutler, Chief Revenue Officer, Tyto Care

Casper de Clercq, General Partner, Norwest Venture Partners

Ranndy Kellogg, President and Chief Executive Officer, Omron Healthcare, Inc.

Dunnie Norman, SVP Sales, Vivify Health

Karsten Russell-Wood, Director of Marketing, Philips

Moderator: Harry Wang, Sr. Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates

9:45 a.m.

Keynote: Digital Health: It Begins with Engagement - Salon CDE

Saquib Rahim - Aetna - Connected Health Summit 2017 Keynote

Saquib Rahim, MD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer

Aetna Digital

Aetna - Connected Health Summit Keynote

This presentation takes a hard look at digital health engagement trends and analyzes opportunities to solve for the consumer health engagement problem. We also explore the potential that the Aetna Digital team sees in aligning consumer motivations and behaviors to better engage members in their individual health ambitions.

10:15 a.m.

Sidebench - Connected Health Summit sponsorNetworking Break - Salon AB
Sponsored by Sidebench

10:45 a.m.

Reinventing Healthcare through Smart Home Solutions: Creating Patient Value Discussion Panel - Salon CDE

The U.S. spends almost $90 billion each year on home health, yet it only accounts for 3% of total healthcare spending. All signs point to increased spending in this category as care delivery continues to shift from high-cost institutional care to low-cost home care. This panel explores the next innovations in the home health market and strategies for home health agencies and professional caregivers to work with patients and their family caregivers to deliver services that can truly impact care outcome.


Robert Lutz, VP Marketing & Business Development, Systech Corporation, representing Z-Wave

Kian Saneii, Founder & CEO, Independa

John Valiton, CEO, Reemo Health

Moderator: Brad Russell, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

11:15 a.m.

Healthcare UX: Designing the Best Customer Experience Presentation Panel - Salon CDE

Consumer engagement starts with human-centric UI designs and personalized service experiences. This presentation/demonstration panel invites leading healthcare organizations to discuss their digital service platform innovations and their impact on the customer experience, patient engagement, and care outcomes.


Scott Plewes, VP of User Experience, Macadamian

Stuart Slutzky, Chief, Product Innovation, Humana Wellness Solutions

Kevin Yamazaki, Chief Executive Officer, Sidebench

ModeratorBrad Russell, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

11:45 a.m.

Keynote: Delivering Care at Scale - Salon CDE

UnitedHealthcare - Connected Health Summit 2017 Keynote

John W. Cosgriff

Chief Strategy Officer


UnitedHealthcare’s mission is to help people live healthier lives and help make the health system work better for everyone. To achieve this mission, we focus on taking scalable capabilities across data, analytics, and care delivery to personalize and modernize each consumer’s healthcare experience. This discussion keynote shares how UnitedHealthcare’s unique model is helping to achieve the triple aim around better care, better cost, and better experience.

12:15 p.m.

Lunch & Interactive Networking - Palm Terrace
Sponsored by Parks Associates

1:15 p.m.

IoT Integration: Partnering to Build the Best Healthcare Platforms Discussion Panel - Salon CDE

Building a good digital health service platform requires careful planning and support from third-party solution partners. This panel discusses best strategies to engage digital health solution partners and success factors in making such partnerships work.


David Inns, CEO, GreatCall

Olivier Hua, CEO, BewellConnect Corp

Sean McNamara, Manager of Health Partnerships, Garmin

Chris Otto, Senior Vice President, MobileHelp Healthcare

Patrick Wheelock, SVP of Strategic Partnerships, PokitDok, Inc.

Moderator: Jennifer Kent, Ph.D., Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates

2:00 p.m.

Best Buy - Connected Health Summit sponsorNetworking Break - Salon AB
Sponsored by Best Buy

2:15 p.m.

Innovator Showcase and Market Perspectives from VCs and Corporate Insiders Live Pitch and Discussion - Salon CDE

The first part of this session invites a select group of health solution innovators to present their vision and business strategies to the conference audience. They also answer questions from attendees and a panel of venture veterans and corporate insiders. The second part is a moderated discussion among investors and healthcare industry insiders who share their perspectives on the current climate for digital health investments and their advice to entrepreneurs.

VCs & Corporate Insiders

Barry Didato, Chief Investment Officer, The Innovation Institute

Jody Holtzman, SVP, Market Innovation, AARP

Matthew Karls, Partner, Echo Health Ventures 

Karissa Price, Ph.D., Principal, GTM Strategies

Corey Schmid, General Partner, Seven Peaks Ventures

Start-ups & Innovators

Edmond Banayan, MBA, MSIMC, Co-Founder & CEO, Chronaly

Steve Ditto, Chief Commercial Officer, Lantern

Guy Friedman, Co-Founder & CEO, SteadyMD, Inc.

Andrew Parker, Founder & CEO, Papa

Moderator: Harry Wang, Sr. Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates

4:00 p.m.

Closing Comments - Salon CDE

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