A key goal for Personal Connected Health at HIMSS17 is to bypass the hype and explore how healthcare organizations are actually using digital tools as part of a holistic value-based strategy. How are health systems truly meeting business and clinical goals – to improve care, reduce costs, and engage patients – with personal health devices?

In this session, expert panelists discussed just that, including how smart phones, apps, wearable sensors, remote patient monitoring, and other digital tools are being used to, among other things, increase access to healthcare services, meet the expectations of different consumer/patient groups, and provide operational efficiencies (for example, adding services without adding staff).

What business models work? Which ones don’t and why? How do you measure ROI? What are the regulatory and reimbursement challenges that impact success?

Digital and connected health is not an end in itself. It’s a strategic ingredient to address and succeed with population health and interoperability – themes being explored throughout the HIMSS17 annual conference. This session examined this connection with practical real-life examples and insights.

Insights from:
Chris Landon, Vice President & General Manager, Diagnostics Cardiac Rhythm & Heart Failure, Medtronic

Drew Schiller, Co-Founder And CEO, Validic

Ed Martinez, Senior Vice President And Chief Information Officer, Miami Children’s Health System

Chanin Wendling, AVP, Informatics, Geisinger Health System

John Sharp, Senior Manager, Personal Connected Health Alliance

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