Point-of-Care and Mobile Health Diagnostics Clinical-Consumer Interface

Point-of-Care and Mobile Health Diagnostics Clinical-Consumer Interface 

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Amidst a diminishing supply of providers and escalating costs of healthcare, the call for new point-of-care testing, direct-to-consumer diagnostics, patient-centered devices and apps to support mobile healthcare has never been greater. These technologies offer clinicians decision support capabilities, healthcare systems a real-time data stream for population health management, and they offer providers, patients and payers the chance to improve the outcome of care for less expense. Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s “Part 2: Point-of-Care and Mobile Health Diagnostics Clinical-Consumer Interface: Go-to-Market Strategies, Innovation Path, Integration” conference will cover the topics technology developers, clinicians, researchers, payers and innovators should consider when developing, launching and integrating new point-of-care testing, patient-centered devices, direct-to-consumer diagnostics and apps/devices to support mobile healthcare.


12:30-1:30 pm Registration


1:30 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks


Katherine Tynan, President, Tynan Consulting LLC

1:40 Seeking the Value in HIT / Innovating Out of Eminence-Based Care

WilliamBriaWilliam Bria, M.D., CMIO, The HCI Group; President, AMDIS (Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems)

Medicine is undergoing more changes over the past decade than in the previous half-century. Remaining focused on the core of the profession and the contract with society is more important now than ever before. This discussion will review those trends and forces that threaten to positively AND negatively disrupt the practice of medicine in America and what we can do as professionals to be sure we retain the patient-centered focus of our profession while bringing appropriate technologies to bear on the delivery of better care to our fellow man.

2:10 Impact of POC Devices on Managing Care in the Community

RobHavasyRob Havasy, Team Lead, Product and Technology Development, Center for Connected Health, Partners Healthcare System

Changing payment models and pressures to slow the growth of healthcare costs are driving providers and healthcare organizations to re-think the data that they collect about their patients. The renewed focus on preventive care, population health, and patient wellness means that the old measures of disease: blood pressure, blood sugar, and others are less relevant to frontline clinicians. Measuring how sick someone is means it’s already too late. Progressive health systems are looking for new measures of health that can deployed in the clinic or by patients themselves so that interventions can happen earlier when they are more impactful and cost-effective. When exercise is as good at treating many conditions as the most common drugs, new measures of patient adherence to treatment recommendations are needed.

2:30 INTERACTIVE PANEL: Managing the Last Mile of Healthcare Implementation through Technology

Moderator: Katherine Tynan, President, Tynan Consulting LLC


RobHavasyRobert Havasy, Team Lead, Product & Technology Development, Center for Connected Health, Partners Healthcare System

Jason OberfestJason Oberfest, Co-Founder and CEO, Mango Health

Chiara BellChiara Bell, CEO, Careticker

Jennie RubinshteynJennie Rubinshteyn, Co-Founder and CFO, Pixie Scientific

With the advent of new payment models, larger numbers of people eligible for care and the rapidly expanding over-65 demographic, there is an increasing focus on provision of more clinically effective and cost-efficient care. Digital health platforms embedded in the healthcare delivery system including point of care diagnostics will be key to success.

  • What type of POC systems are favored in the new healthcare delivery systems?
  • What kind of data/evidence is required from POC system developers to drive adoption?
  • What payment and business models are preferred?

3:10 Sponsored Presentation (Opportunity Available)

3:40 Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing


4:15 Chairperson’s Remarks

KatherineTynanKatherine Tynan, President, Tynan Consulting LLC


4:20 Part 1: Clinical Implementation and IT
Bench-to-Bedside Hospital Implementation and Integration of Devices and Apps

JohnOHoroJohn O’Horo, M.D., Assistant Professor, Medicine, Mayo Clinic

RahulKashyapRahul Kashyap, M.D., Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology-Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Acute resuscitation involves complex decision making, pattern recognition, and knowledge of a rapidly changing body of research. This area is ripe for clinical decision support, yet few applications have been developed to give point of care support to rapidly deteriorating patients. We describe our experience in developing and testing the ‘checklist for early recognition and treatment of acute illness’ as a practical guide to initial resuscitation in simulation and clinical environments.

4:50 Part 2: Clinical Innovation and IT
Overcoming Challenges in the Distant Training and Implementation of POC Decision Support Tools in Global ICUs

RahulKashyapRahul Kashyap, M.D., Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology-Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic

If there is no set path to innovation and the process to change the health IT systems and practice of care is an iterative process, it is even more complex, when one reaches beyond North America. We would like to share our learning experiences with implementation of the CERTAIN “Checklist for Early Recognition and Treatment of Acute Illness” in four different continents.

5:20 End of Day

5:45 - 7:45 SC2: The Future of POC and DTC: Why New Strategies Are Necessary for Larger Markets*

*Separate registration required


7:45-8:25 am Morning Coffee


8:25 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

DiptiPatel-MisraDipti Patel-Misra, Ph.D., MBA, CEO, DPM Resources Group; Health Informatics, UNC Charlotte


Mobile Health and Patient-Centered Care

Alberto GutierrezAlberto Gutierrez, Ph.D., Director, Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health (OIR), CDRH, FDA

The presentation will focus on the benefits of patient home/patient-centered care, in particular those employing the latest web-enabled technologies that have revolutionized Hypertension, Asthma, DM and other major American healthcare challenges.

9:00 Integrating Technology to Transform Point-of-Care Diagnostics

GeneWaltherGene Walther, MBA, Deputy Director, Diagnostics, Discovery, Global Health Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Providing accurate diagnostic information is vital to ensure appropriate treatment interventions are applied. Less than 40% of the public health patients receive comprehensive diagnostic information to guide health care workers in the developing world. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is exploring the development of an integrated technology platform that could provide syndromic diagnostic panels to guide health care workers in the use of appropriate interventions to more than 90% of the target population.

9:30 eMedicine, eMonitoring, eHospital, and mHealth Apps: Seven Critical Factors that Need to Be Assessed in Determining Whether Your Product Will Be Commercially Successful

ReginaAuRegina Au, New Product Planning, BioMarketing Insight

With the invention of wireless technology, wireless applications and mobile apps for remote monitoring in diagnosing and managing diseases have started to become a way of life in the healthcare and medical device industry. There is an app for everything but not all apps are or will be successful. Developing apps to help improve a patients’ quality of life or a healthcare professional’s ability to provide better and more efficient care can be very challenging and difficult. Understanding the market environment and market dynamic for product adoption by all stakeholders involved including reimbursement and regulatory is critical for success because the incentive for product adoption by each stakeholder will be different.

10:00 Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing


10:35 Chairperson’s Remarks

DiptiPatel-MisraDipti Patel-Misra, Ph.D., MBA, CEO, DPM Resources Group; Health Informatics, UNC Charlotte

10:40 Accelerating Technology Development and Innovation in Medical Centers: Seed Funds, Award Programs, Entrepreneurial Clinicians

AlexandraPelletierAlexandra Pelletier, Manager, Innovation Program, Boston Children’s Hospital

We offer a seed fund, a technology development awards program, and a clear set of processes to facilitate experimentation with new devices, software and other innovations. Integration of the new technology into existing workflows, continuity of data and, ultimately, improved health outcomes and operational efficiency are key evaluation measures. The clinicians themselves were engaged and incented to become part of the innovation process and technology development teams. This presentation will share experiences from these two organizations and highlight key learnings.

11:05 A New Model to Develop Mobile Point-of-Care Applications in Academic Medical Centers

AHasanSapciA. Hasan Sapci, M.D., Assistant Professor, Health Care Informatics, Department of Allied Health, Adelphi University

The information revolution changed the way we provide healthcare in academic medical centers and integrated access to clinical information provides new options that were never considered before. Most medical specialties and departments have custom needs beyond existing products in the market. This presentation will summarize our experience with the design, development and implementation of innovative mobile point-of-care system development processes and propose a new model for agile clinical informatics application development in academic medical centers.


11:30 POC Diagnostics in Non-Acute Settings: Opportunities and Barriers to Clinical Adoption

As the number of primary care providers diminishes and the need for primary care increases with an aging population and the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, there is an acute need to increase the ability of providers to care for more patients without decreasing the quality of care given and without unduly burdening the providers, patients or their families. Point-of-Care testing in primary care holds promise to improve operational efficiency, the timeliness and accuracy of clinical decision-making, and patient engagement. Strategies to facilitate clinical adoption and address barriers will be discussed.

  • How can lessons from operations research and systems engineering be applied to clinical adoption of POC technology in healthcare?
  • What strategies are most successful in bridging the clinical and engineering worlds in technology development?
  • What are the key lessons learned to date from the experiences of the NIBIB Center for Point-of-Care Technologies in Primary Care at CIMIT?

RonDixonRonald Dixon, M.D., Director, Virtual Practice Project, Massachusetts General Hospital

JohnCollinsJohn Collins, Ph.D., COO and Director, Technology Implementation, Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT)

PennyFordCarletonPenny Ford-Carleton, Director, Clinical Innovation, Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT)

12:15 pm Sponsored Presentation (Opportunity Available)

12:45 Luncheon Presentations (Sponsorship Opportunities Available) or Enjoy Lunch on Your Own

1:45 Session Break


2:00 Chairperson’s Remarks

GeraldKostGerald J. Kost, M.D., Ph.D., MS, Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Director, Clinical Chemistry and Point-of-Care Testing; Faculty, Biomedical Engineering and Comparative Pathology, University of California, Davis

2:05 Development of a Flexible mHealth Platform for Supporting Clinicians and Researchers in Delivering Evidence-Based Behavior Change Programs

DevinMannDevin Mann, M.D., Assistant Professor, Medicine, Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Boston University School of Medicine

Leveraging mHealth technologies for achieving health care goals and supporting health care providers is a critical goal for research and increasingly, healthcare operations. This presentation will tell the story of an academic research group that is working to build a simple, flexible mHealth system that helps clinicians promote lifestyle changes among their patients. Key challenges and facilitators to agile development in this setting will be reviewed as well as design considerations for embedding these systems in electronic health record and healthcare operations workflows.

2:35 EHR-Enabled Point-of-Care Trials: How a Healthcare System can Ascertain an Intervention’s Value While Providing Routine Care

VickKudesiaValmeek “Vick” Kudesia, M.D., Director, Clinical Informatics, Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and Information Center (MAVERIC), Veterans Health Administration

Uptake of a new intervention in a healthcare organization is partially driven by its perceived value in that healthcare organization. This presentation will summarize the work of MAVERIC in the VA in developing point-of-care trials that are supported by the VA’s EHR itself and deployed as part of routine care. Though the trials to date focus on pharmacologic interventions, generalized lessons relevant to mHealth and POC diagnostic technologies will be discussed.

Co-Presentation and Interactive Panel: Designing, Developing, and Maximizing the Value of Wearable Technology

3:05 Adoption of Wearable Technology in Healthcare

CarlosRodarteCarlos Rodarte, Corporate Strategy, PatientsLikeMe

3:15 How Do Developers, Clinicians, Healthcare Providers, and Academic Researchers Partner in this Space?

SanjayGuptaSanjay Gupta, Vice President, Product Development, MC10

When members of the healthcare ecosystem collaborate, significant innovation and value can be brought to patients. MC10’s partnerships with some of the largest pharmaceutical and healthcare brands in the world give them a unique perspective on the best methods for collaboration. This presentation will share the partnership models used by MC10 and best practices learned along the way.

3:25 Interactive Panel: Designing, Developing, and Maximizing the Value of Wearable Technology

The increasing adoption of wearable technology in healthcare is increasing rapidly, as are the number of start-up companies and cross-industry collaborations. There is a real opportunity to positively impact healthcare outcomes – both from a quality and cost-savings perspective – with the development, use and integration of wearable tech. There are, however, many challenges.

  • How do you prioritize the applications and use cases of the technology?
  • What types of partnerships are integral for the success of the technology?
  • What do you foresee being the top challenges and obstacles in the industry?


CarlosRodarte Carlos Rodarte, Corporate Strategy, PatientsLikeMe


AlexandraPelletier Alexandra Pelletier, Manager, Innovation Program, Boston Children’s Hospital

SanjayGuptaSanjay Gupta, Vice President, Product Development, MC10

Maulik MajmudarMaulik Majmudar, M.D., CMO, Quanttus


4:05 Close of Conference

Join us for PART 1 on Wednesday and Thursday: Point-of-Care and Mobile Health Diagnostics Technologies 




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