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Health STAT: Speakers Announced for Aug. 23rd Event

From: Jen B.
Sent on: Friday, August 3, 2012 8:51 AM

Aquilent is pleased to announce the list of speakers for the upcoming Health 2.0 STAT event on Thursday, August 23, 2012, at The Barking Dog in Bethesda. Registration is now open!  To register, visit the Health 2.0 STAT meetup site.

Plan to join us the evening of August 23rd to hear a rapid-fire series of short presentations from five Health 2.0 leaders. The presentations will be followed by a panel style Q&A session, led by a moderator, who will facilitate and explore a range of topics. The presentations will highlight results associated with the innovative implementation and use of Web 2.0 based solutions in the healthcare market, at government agencies, and from a patient and user perspective.

Topics and Speaker Bios:

1) Meeting Veteran needs: A perspective from the Department of Veterans Affairs

Lauren Bailey will be sharing strategic communications efforts and initiatives happening at the VA aimed at supporting the Veteran, including strategies for engaging with a digitally savvy and growing number of young veterans from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. VA is continuing to embrace new tools, technologies and communications channels that allow them to interact with Veterans, their families, and the public in ways they have never done before. The VA currently runs the largest integrated medical system in the country and is responsible for providing and managing a range of services benefits for the Veteran and their families.

Lauren Bailey is the Deputy Director of Online Communications at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, where she oversees the day to day operations of VA’s online communications team. She previously served as the Special Assistant to the Chief Technology Officer, where she contributed to Secretary Shinseki’s major initiatives including the Veterans Benefit Management System, the Fast Track claims processing system, and Veterans Relationship Management.  She was awarded an MPA from George Mason University and she is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.


2) Bedsider: Sharing is Caring

Seven in ten pregnancies to single women aged 18 to 29 in the United States are unplanned. Research shows a significant gap between intentions and outcomes related to pregnancy; young adults say overwhelmingly that while they don’t want to get pregnant right now, they also are not fully protecting themselves from pregnancy by the careful, consistent use of contraception.  This session is about a program designed to address that gap called Bedsider.  Launched in November, 2011 Bedsider is an entire ecosystem built to re-frame birth control from the point of view of our target audience. The program has set a "big hairy audacious goal" of a reduction of 20% in the proportion of pregnancies among single women under 30 that are unplanned by 2020.  Achieving that goal depends on the cooperation of many partners around a "big idea" and local implementation.  Bedsider is built to achieve that cooperation through a belief in sharing information and technology.  I'll talk about how we've done that and the results to date in achieving our shared goals.

Lawrence Swiader is the Director of Digital Media at The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Lawrence has spent his career studying the intersection of technology, media, education, and how it can better people’s lives. Currently, he is attempting to change behavior through the innovative use of social media, games, video, mobile devices, and the Web. For ten years before that, he used technology as a tool to teach about the history of the Holocaust and to motivate people to act to end contemporary genocide. Whatever the digital intervention, measurement of behavior change and learning is essential. Lawrence oversees the evaluations undertaken to understand whether and how behavior is affected by the interventions.

3) 9 ways future EHRs need to support ACOs

Just a few years ago, the industry saw most vendors touting their support for meaningful use. Today, that focus is slowly shifting to the "ready for ACO" mentality. But unlike meaningful use, the technology required for ACOs isn't as well defined, leaving most vendors' claims "untestable.” ACOs are not a technology problem; they are a business model problem first, and until the business side has decided how it will identify savings – and share those savings – any purchase will likely be useless. Shahid Shah will present the 9 ways future EHRs need to support ACOs.

Shahid Shah is a Government 2.0, Health IT, Medical Device Integration software expert with over 22 years of technology strategy, software engineering, entrepreneurship, speaking, and writing experience.  He is an internationally recognized enterprise software analyst that specializes in healthcare IT with an emphasis on e-health, EHR/EMR, Meaningful Use, data integration, medical device connectivity, health informatics, and legacy modernization.

Over the last 15 years the health IT positions he's held include CTO for CardinalHealth's CTS unit (now CareFusion), CTO of two Electronic Medical Records (EMR) companies, a Chief Systems Architect at American Red Cross, Architecture Consultant at NIH, and SVP of Healthcare

4) Helping Veterans Assess Their Health Risk

The Veterans Health Administration will be making a comprehensive online Health Risk Assessment tool available to veterans with a full national release in March 2014. Veterans will be able to self-enter information about their health and family history. They will receive instant feedback on their health profile and be presented a set of recommendations. They can use this information to further interact with the tool in real time with actions they can take to improve their health. The tool will instantly simulate reductions in health risks. Veterans can choose to electronically share their health risk profile with their healthcare provider.

Konstantin Von Schmidt-Pauli is Lead Business Consultant with Aquilent and has 12+ years of project and program management experience delivering large-scale, strategic, and highly visible web design, development, and CMS implementation projects. Some of his projects have included leading the redesign and functional upgrade of the College Board’s SAT site as well as web redesign and CMS implementations for several large non-profit organizations. Mr. von Schmidt-Pauli also led several external-facing web, Intranet, and CMS platform consolidation projects related to telecom mergers, such as when MCI became and GTE/Bell Atlantic became Verizon. Mr. von Schmidt-Pauli is currently the Aquilent project manager for the Health Risk Assessment implementation.

5) Are you a caring parent? Using a mobile health app to empower parents with self-help tools to determine a child's sleep quality.

A case study will be presented how a scientific technology in sleep medicine was commercialized in early August by Zansors LLC into a mobile health app being sold in both the Apple App Store and Google Play for Android. This sleep tool from the University of Michigan is based on clinical studies and evidence based science. 

Zansors’ case study will show how to combine world-class medical science with digital technologies. Audience members will learn how a native app requires a team of talented individuals from medicine, design, information architecture, and software programming.  Developing a health app may sound easy but there are many challenges.

Zansors will also discuss how it chose its market segment:  caring parents.  Mobile devices like tablets and cell phones can serve as self-help technology tools for parents.  45M+ parents in the US are adopting technology and seeking apps beyond entertainment.  Zansors will show how parents and children become better champions of good sleep.   

Dr. Ranjit Das, B.S., M.D. is Chief Medical Technologist and Chief Evangelist at Zansors LLC.  He identifies new medical and clinical applications that match Zansors’ microfluidic (lab-on-a-chip) and nanotechnology platforms.  He also uses his medical knowledge to share relevant info with data scientists, game designers, and software programmers to make mobile health apps and algorithms.  Finally, his medical knowledge and clinical experience helps not only to integrate different disciplines like UI/UX, software, business, and engineering to be more relevant in medicine but also to make other disciplines aware of the complexities and challenges of adopting technology in healthcare settings.  

Event Logistics

6:00pm - 6:30pm Registration and Networking
6:30pm - 7:15pm Presentation
7:15pm - 7:30pm Q&A
7:30pm - Additional Networking

As always, we want to make sure to give thanks to our sponsors, Aquilent, Palladian Partners, Adobe, and Amazon Web Services. Because of their support, we have been able to continue creating some really informative events, as well as, offer some great appetizers and beverages for all that attend the meetup.

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