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Digital Health Evolution Conference 2016

This year's Digital Health Evolution Conference focuses on "New Frontiers for Building Community Health Networks." Explore the challenges and opportunities experienced by technology and healthcare stakeholders who are solving America’s growing chronic disease crisis.

Conference attendees will leave with a deepened understanding of the most promising data and tools that are allowing governments, businesses, community-based organizations, insurers and healthcare institutions to create pioneering models for improving the health of patient populations.


12:00-12:30 Registration 12:30-1:45 Lunch & Keynote: Is the Environment Polluting the Population Health Movement?—Featuring Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

With significant financial incentives and penalties at stake under the Affordable Care Act, public health challenges are now population health challenges. In order to adequately meet our city’s population health management goals, environmental health factors must be addressed. Researchers from across disciplines are finding correlations between air pollution and other environmental challenges, and our growing chronic disease epidemic.

Join Gina McCarthy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, as she discusses the mutualism of public health and the health of the environment. Gina McCarthy was appointed by President Obama in 2009 as Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation. McCarthy has been a leading advocate for common-sense strategies to protect public health and the environment. Prior to her current appointment, McCarthy served as the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. For over 30 years, she has worked at both the state and local levels on critical environmental issues, helping coordinate policies on economic growth, energy, transportation and the environment. McCarthy received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and a joint Master of Science in Environmental Health Engineering and Planning and Policy from Tufts University.

Following Administrator McCarthy’s speech, leaders of Philadelphia’s health ecosystem will join the Administrator and local environmental justice advocates in discussing how we can connect healthcare with our growing sustainability movement.

2:00-3:00 Panel I: The Art & Science of Commercializing Digital Health Apps

Learning Objectives:

Which patient and health consumer related technology challenges are investors most interested in alleviating Which digital health investments are proving to be the most successful at engaging patients in disease management and self-care Predictions of which technologies will become top priorities for healthcare leaders in 5 and 10 years


David Reiter MD, DMD, MBA, FACS, VP and Executive Director of Jefferson University Hospital's Center for Healthcare Entrepreneurship & Scientific Solutions

Tom Olenzak, Managing Director Strategic Innovation Portfolio and Director of Corporate Development and Innovation at IBx

Kevin Keenahan, Co-founder and CEO of Tissue Analytics; Graeme Ossey, Director of NYC Health 2.0

3:00-4:00 Keynote II: Using mHealth to facilitate behavioral change in patients with chronic disease—Featuring Lorien Abroms, ScD, MA, Director of the Public Health Communication and Marketing Program @Milken Institute School of Public Health

4:15-5:15 Keynote II: Using mHealth to facilitate behavioral change in patients with chronic disease—Featuring Lorien Abroms, ScD, MA, Director of the Milken Institute School of Public Health's Public Health Communication and Marketing Program

Dr. Lorien Abroms' research focuses on the application of communication technologies including emails, text messaging, and smartphone apps for smoking cessation and other health behaviors. She developed and evaluated a smoking cessation kit for young adult smokers called the X-Pack, which was awarded the Best Materials Award by the Public Health Education and Health Promotion (PHEHP) Section of American Public Health Association. She currently is leading an evaluation of an interactive text messaging program for smoking cessation, the Text2Quit Program.

Prior to joining George Washington University's Milken Institute of Public Health, Dr. Abroms received her doctorate from the Harvard School of Public Health and was a post-doc at the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development. In 2008, she was awarded the Early Career Award by the Public Health Education and Health Promotion (PHEHP) Section of the American Public Health Association.

Learning Objectives:

How technology helps healthcare organizations engage diverse patient communities Which technologies are proving most effective in enabling caregivers, families, and other loved ones to support patients How patients are using disease management tools to improve their health Savings that have been achieved by encouraging chronic disease patients to more fully engage in self-care


Cheryl Bettigolo, MD, MPH, Director of Chronic Disease Prevention at Philadelphia Public Health Department

Ann Marks, Certified Case Manager, Director of Care Coordination at Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization

Keyon Smith, Outreach Specialist at Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

5:15-6:00 Networking

The Pyramid Club
1735 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
51st floor
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