HME News

MAR 2017

HME News is the monthly business newspaper for home medical equipment providers. This controlled circulation publication reaches 17,100 home medical equipment services providers, including traditional HME dealers & suppliers, hospital- and pharmacy-o

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Register online: www.homehealthtec Keynote Session: Exploring mHealth: Are we ready for what's next? In this important keynote, Harry Wang will talk about his latest research in mobile technology and apps, emerging technologies and trends in digital health, and the future of this market. Wang oversees Parks Associates' digital health research program. He and his team cover emerging health technologies, applications and services in areas such as chronic/preventive care management, independent living, wellness and fi tness, and virtual/convenience care. Speaker: Harry Wang, senior director of research, Parks Associates Technology in action: The impact on patient care Everyone agrees that technology is changing the way health care is delivered in the home, leading homecare providers to ask themselves: What types of technology can we effectively use in the home? What is the effect of using multiple technologies? What is the ROI of a tech-heavy approach to patient care? In this case study, Dixie Comeau of Advanced Care Alliance, which represents more than 90 agencies in New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley serving people with disabilities, will answer these questions and more. Speaker: Dixie Comeau, lead consultant, Telehealth Associates Inc., Advanced Care Alliance Urgent Care Program Technology Spotlight: Connected home meets connected health Connected homes are cool, there's no doubt about that. Smart home technology can learn your lifestyle, control your environment, tell you the weather and connect all of your devices, including the ones you use to take care of your health. In this session, leading experts in the industry will discuss the role of connected homes in home health care. Health care, meet Watson IBM's supercomputer program, Watson, is forging a new partnership between humanity and technology. With Watson Health, IBM is using Watson's trove of data and cognitive powers to personalize, predict and prevent bad health outcomes and promote good outcomes. From chronic diseases to aging health, Dr. Somesh Nigan will present the ways that Watson's innovative thinking is blazing the trail for a new type of health care. Speaker: Dr. Somesh Nigan, Ph.D., vice president, Chief Data Offi ce, Information & Data Governance and Health Informatics, IBM AI and Social Networks: Healthcare game changers Artifi cial intelligence and social networks are transforming many industries around the world and healthcare is no exception. Join Michael Seago from BAYADA Home Health Care and Ashish V. Shah, co-founder of healthcare engagement fi rm PreparedHealth, as they talk about their current partnership and the changing home health landscape. They'll give us insight into how tools like enTouch, a social network for healthcare, and DINA, a digital nursing assistant, are helping many people live better and safer lives in the comfort of their homes. Don't miss this innovative discussion. Speakers: Ashish Shah, co-founder, PreparedHealth; Michael Seago, Division Director, BAYADA Home Health Technology spotlight: Talking about telehealth The U.S. boasts the most mature telehealth in the world, according to industry experts, as well as a diverse competitive landscape, and the market is expected to continue to grow. In this session, telehealth experts will discuss the current landscape and where it's headed. 2017 Educational Program Attend the event revolutionizing care in the home! You'll hear from experts on the cutting edge of home health technology and learn how it can reduce costs, improve care and generate revenue for your business. medtrade booth 606

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