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Royal Sonesta, Boston, MA
October 31- November 1, 2017


About IoH

The percentage of the US GDP spent on healthcare each year far exceeds that of other developed countries; a real need to reduce healthcare costs, provide more integrated and evidence-based care exists.

IoT not only brings advanced preventative treatment, patient monitoring and aftercare, but also offers the opportunity to change behavioural, physical and social conditions which have a huge impact on healthcare costs and the standard of care.

Join a wide audience of government, private and not-for-profit payers and providers, at the only conference in the US market which brings IoT health case studies that tell ROI stories, rather than just show future technologies.

Learn and network with only payers, providers, and a handful of selected technology providers impacting the digital healthcare landscape. IoT Health US is the only IoT event focused on delivering high quality case studies for a high calibre, healthcare audience.

Day One: Transitioning into Value-Based Care Through IoT

October 31, 2017

7.30 – 8.50am Registration & Welcome Breakfast Hosted by Reemo Health
8.50 – 9.00am Internet of Business Opening Remarks & Icebreaker Game
9.00 – 9.10am Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Doug Hayes, CEO, Junto Health

9.10 – 9.50am  KEYNOTE PANEL: A Future of Connected Patients and Value-Based Care

  • How can IoT help healthcare organizations transition into value-based care?
  • What are the main clinical outcomes of implementing IoT across the entire health spectrum?
  • What are the expected timeframes for a full transition into connected health and value-based care?
  • How can IoT help health providers and payers face escalating healthcare costs?

Moderated by:

Doug Hayes, CEO, Junto Health


Keith Jennings, CIO, Massachusetts General Hospital

Bruce Nash, Chief Physician Executive, Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts

Julie A. Reisetter, VP Innovation, UCHealth

Kamal Jethwani, Senior Director for Connected Health Innovation, Partners Healthcare / Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

9.50 – 10.10am How the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Is Incentivizing Health Data Sharing and Digital Health Innovation

  • Reviewing the early benefits and potential long-term impact of the Health Information Exchange data sharing platform
  • Hearing how the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is incentivizing digital health innovation
  • A vision for the future: Laying out upcoming regulatory updates for digital health at a State level

Alice Moore, Undersecretary of Health, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

10.10 – 10.30am  Patient Experience, Therapeutics and Empathy: Deployment of Virtual Reality in the Healthcare Setting

  • Investigating patient perceptions and affinity toward VR offerings
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of VR interaction in reducing discomfort during patient care
  • Understanding what VR programs/modules work best
  • Exploring alternative VR offerings that would be of value

Julie A. Reisetter, VP Innovation, UCHealth

10.30 – 11.10am Network & Refreshments – Morning Break
 10.30 – 11.10am One-to-One Business Meetings

Network with leading tech innovators that will address your current strategic and operational priorities in these pre-arranged and mutually agreed meetings.

This is a valuable platform to gain perspective on how the latest digital health innovations can help you overcome challenges specific to your healthcare organization and patient population.

11.10 – 11.30am How Sensor-enabled Asset Tracking Results in Clear Efficiency Gains in Hospitals 

  • How a hospital is tracking medical equipment, medication and patients to reduce costs and enhance efficiency
  • Examining how hospitals are tracking medical personnel to achieve maximum efficiency for its workforce
  • Reviewing the cost of implementing asset tracking vs. the efficiency benefits across hospitals

Julie Hall-Barrow, Vice President Virtual Health & Innovation, Texas Children’s Hospital

11.30am – 12.00pm The Journey Towards a Healthier Life: Proving How ActiveHealth Management’s Analytics & Insights, Health & Wellness Engagement and Care Management Offerings Result in Lower Health Care Costs and Reduced Admissions 

Join this session to hear:

  • How data analytics play a key role and provide value in identifying potential clinical risks, gaps in care and opportunities for health improvement
  • Personalized care plans that help patients achieve their best health
  • The components of a well-being to drive engagement and sustained behavior change

Madhavi Vemireddy, Chief Medical Officer & Head of Product Management, ActiveHealth

12.00 – 12.20pm Seamless Integration: Setting a Roadmap for the Implementation of IoT Across the Health Continuum

  • Making the most of legacy system data: How to ensure ease of integration and interoperability between old and new data storage and analytics systems
  • Determining which key legacy system areas need to be upgraded to process vast amounts of real-time IoT-enabled data at the lowest possible cost
  • Calculating the cost of IoT device integration: Can these technologies be rolled out cost-effectively?
  • Scalability and bandwidth: Upgrading network capabilities for real-time data aggregation
  • Defining how to easily integrate clinical data sources through IoT-enabled devices into Electronic Health Records

Vipul Kashyap, Director, Clinical Information Systems, Northwell Health

12.20 – 1.30pm Networking Lunch
12.20 – 1.30pm One-to-One Business Meetings

Network with leading tech innovators that will address your current strategic and operational priorities in these pre-arranged and mutually agreed meetings.

This is a valuable platform to gain perspective on how the latest digital health innovations can help you overcome challenges specific to your healthcare organization and patient population.

1.30 – 2.40pm Digital Health Innovation Den: Startup Technology Brainstorm Session 

Be inspired by a series of startup elevator pitches that will keep you at the forefront of IoT innovations impacting healthcare. These inspirational presentations will be evaluated by VC firms specialized in health innovation investments. 

VC Judges: 

Doug Hayes, CEO, Junto Health

Andrew Colbert, MD, Healthcare Investment Banking, Ziegler

Victor Lanio, Senior Associate, Flare Capital

Startups Presenting:

Docent Health provides health systems with the people, technology, and ongoing insights to deliver better, more integrated and more fundamentally human patient experiences. Kim LaFontana, Chief Business Development Officer

Dynamicly is an innovative application development company focused on conversational interfaces powered by artificial intelligence and data analytics.  Dr. Barry J. Bedell, Founder & CEO

IvyHealth is an innovative tech company focusing on digital health in order to improve the wellbeing of people. Ariel Shen, Software Creation and Implementation, Executive Sales and Business Development

VivaLnk delivers comfortable wireless electronic patches that brings users continuous health monitoring and accurate biometric data with effortless grace. Jiang Li, CEO

Redox is the modern API for EHR integration enabling innovators to access and share clinical data across the only interoperable network in healthcare. Luke Bonney, CEO

 2.40 – 3.00pm How Wearable Technology Is Positively Impacting Chronic Disease Management

  • Deploying wearable technology to better patient experience, improve patient outcomes and decrease healthcare expenses
  • Transiting to proactive versus reactive disease management through improved information
  • The role of patient engagement in chronic disease
  • How wearable technologies can impact heart failure admissions

Ries Robinson, Chief Innovation Officer, Presbyterian Healthcare Services

 3.00 – 3.20pm Cognitive Patient Rooms: Leveraging the Power of IoT for Enhanced Patient Experience

  • How can smart patient rooms deliver to individual patient needs? Improving patient satisfaction
  • How can we engage our patients more effectively? Creating smart and intelligent patient interactions
  • How can we continuously improve from our learnings? Leveraging Artificial Intelligence and IBM Watson Analytics

Viraj Patwardhan, Director of Digital Experience, Thomas Jefferson Health

3.20 – 3.40pm Examining How Wearables and Data Analytics Can Enhance Population Health

  • How next-generation data analytics can help healthcare providers and payers identify higher risk population segments
  • Evaluating how reducing population health risks impacts healthcare cost optimization
  • Utilizing IoT-enabled technologies to identify the reasons behind chronic diseases suffered by specific population segments

David Putrino, Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation & Director of Rehabilitation Innovation, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

 3.40 – 4.10pm PANEL: Patient Engagement and Gamification as the Key to Achieving Better Health Lifestyles and IoT Adoption

  • How behavioral science can make a difference in integrating IoT technology in patients’ lives
  • Assessing how gamification can improve technology adoption rates among high-risk population segments
  • Strategizing how to incentivize patients to adopt healthier lifestyles before health conditions develop

Moderated by:

Doug Hayes, CEO, Junto Health


Jamie Jacobs, Clinical Psychologist and Research Scientist in the Center for Psychiatric Oncology & Behavioral Sciences, Massachusetts General Hospital / Instructor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

David Putrino, Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation & Director of Rehabilitation Innovation, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 

Tim Raderstorf, Chief Innovation Officer – College of Nursing, Ohio State University

4.10 – 4.40pm Networking & Refreshments – Afternoon Break
4.10 – 4.40pm One-to-One Business Meetings

Network with leading tech innovators that will address your current strategic and operational priorities in these pre-arranged and mutually agreed meetings.

This is a valuable platform to gain perspective on how the latest digital health innovations can help you overcome challenges specific to your healthcare organization.

4.40 – 5.20pm ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Reducing Readmission Rates

With the United States healthcare system transitioning from a volume-based model to a system that puts the focus on value, it is essential for healthcare providers to understand how to improve the quality of care. With new model requirements, healthcare providers must dramatically reduce readmission rates.

IoT-enabled sensors and wearables represent a key opportunity for cutting costs and improving the care of the chronically ill, commonly referred to as Remote Patient Monitoring. Set to transform the way patients are cared for in the years ahead, the Remote Patient Monitoring industry grew by 44% in 2016 and is forecasted to save the United States healthcare industry a staggering $700 Billion in the next 15 years.

However, it is critical to analyze the results on Remote Patient Monitoring so far to understand the extent to which these IoT-enabled technologies are reducing readmission rates and healthcare costs.

Breaking into different discussion groups and then bringing together the audience to share feedback, this Roundtable Discussion session will give attendees the opportunity to share their thoughts on how Remote Patient Monitoring and other IoT strategies are helping healthcare organizations reduce readmission rates.

Key Discussion Points:

GROUP A: Gauging the Value of Remote Patient Monitoring: What is the correlation between wearable technologies deployment and reduced readmission rates?

GROUP B: Long-Term Cost Savings: Is IoT the means to a cheaper healthcare model?

GROUP C: Hospital Cost Optimization: How do reduced readmission rates translate into cost savings for healthcare organizations?

Moderated by:

GROUP A: Joel J. Reich, Interim Chief Medical Officer, Commonwealth Care Alliance 

GROUP B: Laurance Stuntz, Director, Massachusetts eHealth Institute

GROUP C: Jatin Dave, Chief Medical Officer, New England Quality Care Alliance


5.20 – 5.40pm The Promise and Challenges of Remote Monitoring and Wearables for Heart Risk and Outcomes

  • Describe the promise and challenges to success of wearable technologies in preventing heart disease events
  • Analyze the potential value derived from remotely monitoring heart conditions through wearable
  • Evaluate heart risk and disease management practices to optimize IoT applications

John S. Rumsfeld, Chief Innovation Officer, American College of Cardiology

5.40 – 6.00pm Personalizing Health Insurance: Transitioning from Product to Service

  • Deploying data analytics to gather critical health information about premium users
  • Designing a method for pricing health premiums based on critical health data to align with real risks more accurately
  • Adapting the UBI model to health insurance: Reflecting on early successes and pitfalls
  • Assessing whether personalized health insurance premiums result in lower health risks and reduced claims
  • Evaluating how IoT can ease claims payments

Dirk Schroeder, Associate Professor, Emory University

 6.00 – 8.00pm   Chair’s Closing Remarks Followed by Halloween Networking Drinks Reception

Day Two: Venture into the Era of Personalized Medicine

November 1, 2017

8.00 – 9.00am Registration & Welcome Breakfast
9.00 – 9.10am Chairperson’s Opening Remarks 

Doug Hayes, CEO, Junto Health

9.10 – 9.30am  KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Accelerating Digital Health Innovation in Hospitals

The digital health market is projected to be $233 billion by 2020. Hospitals want digital health to improve healthcare quality, safety, efficiency and reduce costs, but struggle to support it. Brigham & Women’s Hospital’s Chief Information Officer will present on how the Brigham Digital Innovation Hub is helping one of the leading hospitals in the United States accelerate digital innovation.

  • Reflecting on Brigham & Women’s Hospital’s experience moving digital health innovation ideas forward
  • How Brigham & Women’s Hospital is partnering with early-stage external start-ups to accelerate clinical pilots, generate evidence and allow patients and medical staff to benefit from novel solutions
  • Understanding which key innovation initiatives implemented by Brigham & Women’s Hospital have granted major successes in clinical innovation over the course of the last four years

Adam Landman, Chief Information Officer, Brigham Health

9.30 – 9.50am SECOND KEYNOTE: Putting the Patient at the Center

  • Utilizing IoT to build a healthcare ecosystem around the patient
  • Understanding how engaged patients result in lower health risks and healthcare costs for providers and payers
  • Implementing next-generation data analytics to achieve preventative medicine, resulting in lower health risks and costs

Neil Gomes, Chief Digital Officer, Thomas Jefferson Health

9.50 – 10.10am Learn How NewYork-Presbyterian Took a Year to Go From Concept to Implementation for NYP OnDemand, One of the Country’s Leading Telehealth Programs

  • Scoping the opportunity and achieving buy-in from clinicians and senior leadership
  • Evaluating vendors and selecting use casesMaking sense of data: Discerning key value adds from the white noise
  • Growing the program through venture investment and strategic partnership
  • Identifying and pursuing a future vision

Jonathan Gordon, Director, NYP Ventures, NewYork-Presbyterian

10.10 – 10.40am INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENT PANEL: Achieving Full IoT Technology Buy-in from Payers

  • Understanding the payers’ perspective: Why do payers remain skeptical about IoT applications in healthcare?
  • Proving the economic viability of IoT in healthcare: What cost ratios are payers looking for to justify IoT technology reimbursement?
  • Data monetization: How can payers monetize IoT health data?
  • Patient satisfaction: Can IoT technology enhance patient satisfaction to justify reimbursement?

Moderated by:

Joe Meadows, President, Think Patients


Dr. Karen Amstutz, Chief Medical Officer, Magellan Health

Etan Walls, CISSP, Chief Operating Officer, Allied Physicians Group

Johan Botha, Technology Architect, CareSource

10.40 – 11.20am Network & Refreshments – Morning Break
10.40 – 11.20am One-to-One Business Meetings

Network with leading tech innovators that will address your current strategic and operational priorities in these pre-arranged and mutually agreed meetings.

This is a valuable platform to gain perspective on how the latest IoT and telematics innovations can help you overcome challenges specific to your organization, helping you make informed decisions on your IoT strategy.

11.20 – 11.40am Can an App Replace a Pill? Defining the Effectiveness of Digital Therapeutics

  • Outlining clinical research results data for digital therapeutics applications in mental health
  • Evaluating use cases for digital therapeutics as a means of tracking patient recovery in aftercare
  • Understanding how digital therapeutics work

Ashish Atreja, Chief Innovation & Engagement Officer, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

11.40 – 12.00pm How the First Patient-Centered Innovation Team Embedded in a Community Hospital Is Using IoT to Give Patients More Control

  • Empowering patients and families through design thinking
  • Using a dedicated innovation network and off-the-shelf IoT technology
  • Improving patient care and hospital efficiency through the Listen, Imagine, Do! process: the largest rollout of human-centered design in a hospital ever

Nick Dawson, Executive Director, Johns Hopkins Sibley Innovation Hub

12.00 – 12.20pm Building an Ecosystem of Tech Partnerships to Disrupt Ambulatory Care

  • Making the most of tech transfers: Evaluating key Digital Health solutions
  • Implementation stage: Deploying IoT and AI innovation seamlessly
  • Improving patient conditions: Understanding how digital health is transforming GP

Kamal Jethwani, Senior Director, Connected Health Innovation Partners HealthCare; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

12.20 – 1.20pm Networking Lunch 
1.20 – 1.20pm One-to-One Business Meetings

Network with leading tech innovators that will address your current strategic and operational priorities in these pre-arranged and mutually agreed meetings.

This is a valuable platform to gain perspective on how the latest IoT and telematics innovations can help you overcome challenges specific to your organization, helping you make informed decisions on your IoT strategy.

1.20 – 2.00pm ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Enhancing Patient Engagement

This Roundtable Discussion will give all conference attendees an opportunity to streamline ways in which digital health technologies are helping health providers enhance patient engagement, resulting in healthier lifestyles for their patients and reduced treatment costs.

Key Discussion Points:

GROUP A: How can digital technologies enhance patient engagement: RPM, VR, gamification and more. 

GROUP B: Encouraging healthy behaviors with expanded disease management tools. 

GROUP C: Proving the clinical benefits of more engaged patients and overall treatment cost reduction

Moderated by: 

GROUP A: Julia Ann Jackson, Managing Director – Healthcare Transformation Lab, Massachusetts General Hospital

GROUP C: Heather Meyers, Senior Program Manager – Digital Health, Boston Children’s Hospital

2.00 – 2.20pm Defining the Biggest Cyber Risks for Connected Health to Avoid Health Data Breaches

  • Evaluating clinical data breaches to identify key points of vulnerability inside and outside the hospital
  • Understanding how to secure networks and IoT platforms to reduce the risk of a data breach
  • Defining an emergency action plan in the event of a data breach to minimize its severity

Michael Archuleta, Chief Information Officer, Mt. San Rafael Hospital

2.20 – 2.40pm  IoT in the Clinical Environment: Examining the Cultural and Behavioral Challenges to a Successful Implementation

Tim Raderstorf and his team recently launched a IoT based communication tool for the healthcare team. While data is currently being aggregated, the cultural and behavioral tendencies of the unit possess unique challenges that organizations need to consider prior to rollout.

Tim Raderstorf, Chief Innovation Officer, College of Nursing, Ohio State University

2.40 – 3.00pm  How Voice-enabled IoT Systems Can Realize the Promise of Connected Healthcare

  • Voice assistants have been transforming our experience with digital technologies in all walks of our life
  • Explore how voice-enabled IoT and AI will streamline the delivery of healthcare services for consumers and providers alike
  • Learn about Boston Children’s endeavors in leveraging these technologies for improving patient care and engagement

Nitin Gujral, Director of Software Development, Boston Children’s Hospital

3.00 – 3.20pm Networking & Refreshments – Afternoon Break
3.20 – 3.50pm  PANEL: Imagining a Future of Health Artificial Intelligence

  • What advances in deep genomics artificial intelligence can we predict for the next ten years?
  • What are the key applications of healthcare virtual assistants?
  • How can artificial intelligence improve the lives of the chronically ill by developing smart coaching solutions?
  • Who is assuming the cost of artificial intelligence innovation in healthcare and how can these entities secure payback?


Doug Hayes, CEO, Junto Health


Jonathan Gordon, Director, New Ventures, New York Presbyterian

Vipul Kashyap, Director, Clinical Information Systems, Northwell Health

Michael Ricci, CIO, Massachusetts Eye and Ear 

 3.50 – 4.10pm How Atrius Health Is Developing IoT Applications for Behavioral Health

  • Utilizing data analytics and wearables to monitor episodes of physical anxiety
  • Developing predictive analytics to preempt patients’ response to therapy options and doctors
  • Building an application to track real-time treatment planning

Jacob Kagan, Departmental Chair – Behavioral Health, Atrius Health

Sam Nordberg, Medical Director – Behavioral Health Informatics and Innovations, Atrius Health

 4.10 – 4.30pm Identifying Practical Challenges of Using Speech and Language Processing Technologies for Clinical Documentation

  • How natural language processing can ease analytics for vast amounts of data
  • Defining automation applications for natural language processing across hospitals
  • What is clinicians’ experience with speech recognition software and professional services
  • What is the quality of clinical documents generated by speech recognition technology

Li Zhou, Associate Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School and Senior Medical Informatician, Clinical Informatics, Partners eCare, Partners HealthCare

 4.30 – 4.40pm  Chairperson’s Closing Remarks and End of the Conference