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With giants like Cerner and upstarts like the founders at the Sprint Accelerator powered by TechStars, the Kansas City region is at the crossroads of health care and entrepreneurship.
Now, with gigabit Internet access speeding toward small business, KC is claiming its place as a center of innovation in digital health.
The second Digital Health Innovation Forum by KC Digital Drive brings together health care practitioners and technology entrepreneurs for a discussion of the future of health care technology as seen through the eyes of local movers and shakers.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dominique Pahud, Energizing Health Collaboration Series
Dominique Pahud is a senior fellow in Research and Policy at the Kauffman Foundation. He recently served as Chief City Architect for the Energizing Health Collaboration Series. The series was organized by the Kauffman Foundation in partnership with the Health Data Consortium and catalyzed collaboration and innovation between hospital systems and care centers, payers, technologists, and other industry leaders. Bringing together health innovators and practitioners to forge relationships and launch ideas, it took place across four cities in March - November 2014 -- Boston, Pittsburgh, Houston and Kansas City. Dominique will give exciting takeaways from the experience and share ideas for moving forward.
Aaron Gray, MD, is a physician in the University of Missouri Health System specializing in family and community medicine. With his evolving solution, MySmartVisit, he is working to solve one of the main sources of physician dissatisfaction – the inefficiency of documentation processes associated with patient visits. By allowing patients to describe their medical history and current reason for visit via algorithm-driven forms online, the physician and staff can be better prepared for the visit with information that can easily be transferred directly into the physician’s clinic note and stored in the electronic health record. The goal is to return the focus of physicians back to patients and not on paperwork. Dr. Gray will present several views of MySmartVisit and also discuss patient-centered design and the importance of addressing problems in ways for which stakeholders are willing to pay.
Turner White is President of the DARTNet Institute and also an Assistant Professor of Management at Rockhurst University’s Helzberg School of Management. Turner will speak about the goals and recent progress of the DARTNet Institute, which is a rapidly growing not-for-profit collaboration of practice-based research networks that are building a national collection of data from electronic health records, claims, and patient-reported outcomes. Its nine distinct research networks offer its members access to approximately 12.5 million patient visits per year, 5 million patient lives, and approximately 5 billion data points.
Chris Cardinal is CEO and co-founder of Welltodo, which develops digital therapeutics that empower and provide relief to chronic disease sufferers by leveraging the ever-growing availability of personalized data we all generate in our day-to-day lives. Chris already has presented Welltodo's inaugural therapeutic, Migraine Coach, to many consumers and other stakeholders in the Kansas City area and will take this opportunity both to give an update on Welltodo’s progress and to offer some insight regarding opportunities he sees opening up for digital health innovators with Apple’s HealthKit.
5:30 - 5:45 - Arrival and networking
5:45 - 7:30 - Presentations (order TBD)
Light hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided free of charge.
This event would not be possible without the generous support of these organizations.
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KC Digital Drive
KC Digital Drive is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making Kansas City a digital leader to secure our economic prosperity and improve the quality of life of all people in the region.