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New technologies for chronic care

Over the past decade, digital health companies have evolved from simple data aggregation to clinically-validated health coaching programs and smartphone-connected personal medical devices like glucose meters and blood pressure monitors. Health plans are exploring risk-based contracts and new CPT billing codes allow reimbursement for remote monitoring and coaching services. Analysis of large patient data sets are yielding algorithms for prediction and personalized treatments.

There is reason to be optimistic that future generations of patients receiving treatment for chronic care will have improved outcomes and a better patient experience at lower cost.

Our expert panel will discuss how new technologies are impacting care for chronic conditions from liver disease to diabetes.

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Michael Sturmer
SVP Health Services Segment, Livongo

Michael is responsible for creating relationships, expanding services and business strategies with the country’s largest health services companies, health plans, and risk based organizations. Prior to joining Livongo, Michael spent over 15 years with Cigna, a Global Health Services Company. While at Cigna he held a variety of leadership positions across the company including roles in Consumer Health Engagement, Analytics, Technology, and National Accounts. Most recently, he was the Chief Operating Officer for the New York/New Jersey Health Plan, where he focused on delivering the transformation from volume-to value-based care across key stakeholders, including employers, health plans, and health care systems and providers. Michael has an Associates RN degree from Wesley College and an Undergraduate degree from the Quinnipiac University School of Business in Healthcare Administration. He served as a board member of the North East Business Group on Health, is a member of the Advisory Board for Safeguard Scientifics, and is a guest lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business for its Health Care Entrepreneur program.

Maria-Louisa Izamis
Innovation Program Director, Philips

Maria-Louisa manages the company’s R&D programs at several clinical sites in the USA and oversees multi-partner initiatives to acquire, sort, interpret and learn from today’s overabundance of data to produce meaningful outputs that raise the bar of medical practice. Philips has dedicated itself to improving clinical outcomes and restoring patient autonomy while driving healthcare costs down. The role of intelligence is central to the company’s expansion beyond its big irons of X-ray, CT, MR and ultrasound. Maria-Louisa completed her PhD in Medical and Mechanical Engineering at the Harvard-MIT program of Health Sciences & Technology in 2010. She went on to found a core facility within MGH before joining Philips in 2014.

Piali De, PhD
Founder & CEO, Senscio Systems

Piali is a co-founder and CEO of Senscio Systems, a technology company developing AI platforms that automatically make sense of varied and voluminous data to support informed decision-making. Senscio's Ibis Platform intelligently integrates community resources to optimize self-management of complex health. The Ibis platform is currently deployed in Maine and New Hampshire, the states with the oldest populations.

Piali is the co-inventor of Senscio’s patented Scio™ framework, an artificial intelligence inference engine that contextualizes data in any domain into actionable intelligence. She is also the co-inventor of Ibis, a health management system built upon Scio.

Prior to Senscio Systems, Piali was an Engineering Fellow at Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems. At Raytheon, she developed a system called Confluence™, designed to deliver knowledge-based decision support for public safety missions, pandemic crisis, natural disaster responses, military missions, and situations that require multiple organizations to analyze data simultaneously and respond in immediate unison.

Piali earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Physics from Hunter College of the City University of New York, with Summa Cum Laude honors, and a Ph.D in Physics from Brown University. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi and Sigma Pi Sigma honor societies and is the recipient of the National Women of Color’s 2009 Technology Innovation award. In 2005, Piali received the Raytheon CEO Award, Raytheon IDS President’s Award and Raytheon Business Development Excellence Award, for her work with United States Marine Corps.

Patricia Bloom, MD
Clinician Investigator, Massachusetts General Hospital

Patricia is an advanced transplant hepatology fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). She completed her Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology fellowship training at MGH. She performs clinical and translational research to improve outcomes in chronic liver disease. Dr. Bloom was a MIT Idea2 Global Winner, a competitive mentorship program in medical innovation. In the last two years, she has been working with Partners Connected Health to pilot the use of a Smartphone app for the management of chronic liver disease. She has been recently supported by awards from the National Institutes of Health, American College of Gastroenterology, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, the MGH Innovation Program, and the Partners HealthCare Centers of Expertise.

Moderator, Jonah Comstock
Director of Content & Editor in Chief, HIMSS Media

Jonah is the Director of Content Development and Editor in Chief for HIMSS Media, which includes MobiHealthNews, Healthcare IT News, and Healthcare Finance News. A Columbia Journalism alum, Jonah has previously written for Psychology Today and the Columbia Journalism Review. He's also a Dow Jones Copy Editing Fellow and has worked on the copy desks at Newsday and the Tampa Bay Times. Jonah works out of MobiHealthNews HQ in Cambridge, MA. He has spoken at numerous industry events including Health 2.0, the Connected Health Conference, and the HIMSS Global Conference, and has served as a judge for the GSMA Global Mobile Awards and the MEDinIsrael Innovation Awards.

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