This year’s NH Business Review Executive Series, “Health-Care Trends,” will feature a look at the changes in health care technology along with important updates from multiple health care perspectives including Telemedicine and ACA updates.
The forum will include a national perspective on telemedicine from keynote speaker Dr. Joseph Kvedar, vice president of Connected Health, Partners HealthCare. Kvedar is creating a new model of health care delivery, developing innovative strategies to move care from the hospital or doctor’s office into the day-to-day lives of patients.
The morning forum will include a panel of local experts who will discuss different trends in health care including the landscape of the Affordable Care Act and how it will affect businesses, health care providers and patients moving into the future.
This annual event is open to everyone, but the forum is specifically ideal for business executives, health care providers, clinicians, benefits specialists and human resource professionals.
Keynote speaker: Dr. Joseph Kvedar, Partners HealthCare
Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, is creating a new model of healthcare delivery, developing innovative strategies to move care from the hospital or doctor’s office into the day-to-day lives of patients by leveraging cell phones, computers, networked devices and remote health monitoring tools to better manage chronic conditions, maintain health and wellness, and improve adherence, engagement and clinical outcomes. He is the author of a new book, The Internet of Healthy Things, in which he describes how everyday objects will capture and use real-time biometric data to learn more about the impact of lifestyle on chronic diseases and wellness, and ultimately change behavior to improve our health. In 2013, Dr. Kvedar launched Wellocracy, a leading source of impartial, easy-to-understand information on new personal “self-health” technologies like activity trackers, wireless devices and mobile apps to empower people to get and stay healthy. He is internationally recognized for his leadership and vision in the field of connected health, and has authored over 100 publications on the subject; his popularcHealth Blog provides his insights and vision for connected health.
Steve Gerlach, Shareholder, Bernstein Shur
Steve Gerlach is a shareholder and member of Bernstein Shur’s Business, Health Care, Labor & Employment and Tax Practice Groups. The regional go-to on the ins and outs of the Affordable Care Act, Steve is a tax attorney who specializes in employee benefits, executive compensation, and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). He works with employers of all stripes – including health care entities, businesses, nonprofits and individuals – on ERISA requirements and liabilities, as well as the tax and ERISA implications of mergers and acquisitions. Steve is also experienced in the effects of health care reform on health plans, employee benefits and the bottom line. He has counseled employers on flexible benefit plans, deferred compensation arrangements, split-dollar arrangements, health and life insurance plans, and stock-related compensation arrangements. And he has advised employee benefits brokers on compliance issues affecting their businesses and their clients. He is ranked by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, and Super Lawyers.
Lucy Hodder, Director of Health Law and Policy Programs, University of New Hampshire
Shannon E. Mills, D.D.S. is vice president for professional relations and science at Northeast Delta Dental in Concord. Prior to joining Northeast Delta Dental in 2007, Dr. Mills retired from the U.S. Air Force, where he served in military health care facilities in the US and overseas, gaining diverse experience in clinical dentistry, education, research and health care administration. He has authored numerous scientific papers in peer-reviewed dental and scientific journals and is internationally recognized as an authority on dental infection control and safety. Dr. Mills is currently a consultant to the American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs, and serves as Past-Chairman of the ADA and American National Standards Institute Standards (ANSI) Committee for Dental Products.
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