3 Important Issues On Tap for HealthIMPACT Sessions


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Healthcare is changing, and fast. With advancements like the electronic health record, wearable medical devices, telehealth and many more developments in recent years, according to Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review, the healthcare industry is continually leveraging technology in new and exciting ways.
HealthIMPACT Southwest is an upcoming event at the intersection of healthcare and technology. We’ll be attending April 4 in Houston, and we’re looking forward to networking with professionals in the healthcare space and learning from the sessions and speakers.
Here are a few of the key issues that will be covered at HealthIMPACT, what sessions they’re in, and who will be on the speaker panel.

Artificial Intelligence

What’s the issue?

Your next check-up probably won’t be with a robot doctor, but artificial intelligence will affect (and in some cases already is affecting) healthcare. By the year 2021, billions of dollars will be spent on healthcare-related AI each year. Some areas that artificial intelligence could assist include the diagnosis of disease, patient medication monitoring, and the development of medications.

What sessions cover it?

Realities and Risks – A Practical Guide to Healthcare AI – 4-4:30 p.m.
Levi Thatcher, Director of Data Science, Health Catalyst
Cognified Healthcare – How AI and Advanced Machine Learning will Revolutionize Care Delivery – 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Stephen Wong, Chief Research Informatics Officer, Houston Methodist
Shahid Shah, Chairperson, HealthIMPACT Forum


What’s the issue?

Cybersecurity is key for every modern business, and healthcare is no exception. There have been several large healthcare data breaches, including Anthem and Banner Health, and breaches can be incredibly costly for organizations, in terms of financial and reputation hits.

What session covers it?

Ensuring Privacy and Mitigating Cyber Risks in the Cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT) – 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
John Hamm, CTO, Texas Children’s Hospital
Shahid Shah, Chairperson, HealthIMPACT Forum

Digital Transformation

What’s the issue?

Digital transformation is a hot buzzword these days. In short, it refers to the improvement and adaption of business through innovative technology and associated processes. According to Techopedia, “It is the move from the physical to digital.”
In healthcare, it’s important to understand the logistics of achieving digital transformation, as the HealthIMPACT session below mentions.

What session covers it?

Leading Healthcare’s Digital Transformation- Prioritize Tech Investment for Impact – 9:15-10 a.m.
Timothy C. Birdsall, Chief Medical Information Officer, Cancer Treatment Centers of America®
Mandi Bishop, Vice Chair, HealthIMPACT Forum
Shahid Shah, Chairperson, HealthIMPACT Forum
Matt Hartzman, Former VP of Innovation and CIO for the College of American Pathologists; Business Development Executive, RedMane Health
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