by Mindy Quinn on September 26, 2017

New Revolution for Wearables and Natural Language in Healthcare (Part 1)


On October 25, Modev is hosting a "Wearables & Natural Language in Healthcare" workshop with industry thought leaders before the PCHA Connected Health Conference October 26 & 27 in Boston

We're excited to have presenters David Heenan, Jeremy Wyatt, Adam Powell, and Barry Bedell joining us on the blog.


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David Heenan, President Aces Healthcare

Question 1: Why do you want to participate in this event, and what are you most excited about?

Wearables & NLP have unlocked so much potential in the health care and research space that I am excited to see what the next big innovation is.

Question 2: What does your company specialize in and what exciting things are happening in your business?

Aces specializes in connecting health innovation in order to accelerate breakthroughs and help people live better lives. We have some very exciting patent announcements, including an AI assisted autism diagnostic tool.

Question 3: Please share more about Aces Healthcare.

Aces Health is Headquartered in Atlanta, GA and is a Miami Children's portfolio company.

 

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Jeremy Wyatt, CTO ActiGraph

Question 1: Why do you want to participate in this event, and what are you most excited about?

We are excited to have an opportunity to share our insights about why and how best to leverage wearable technology solutions within the complex clinical research environment. Through our extensive work with sponsors, CROs, and other stakeholders, we’ve developed a deep understanding of the challenges they face when implementing this type of technology, as well as the opportunities it presents.

Question 2: What does your company specialize in and what exciting things are happening in your business?

ActiGraph specializes in the capture, analysis and management of medical-grade objective physical activity and sleep data. We’ve served the global academic research community for over 15 years, and in more recent years, we’ve become involved in dozens of Phase I-IV clinical trials. We’ve developed an ecosystem of hardware and software tools that simplify the data capture and management experience for both patients and sponsors/investigators, and we’ve cultivated relationships with members of the academic research community who are working to develop clinical meaningfulness from that data. Recently we released a new cellular-powered home data hub that enables remote, near real-time monitoring of data captured by ActiGraph devices and other connected health sensors (weight scale, smart inhaler, etc) from the patient home.

Question 3: Please share more about ActiGraph.

ActiGraph is the leading provider of medical-grade wearable activity and sleep monitoring solutions for the global research community. For nearly two decades, our devices have been used to capture objective physical activity and sleep data in dozens of clinical trials and thousands of large scale, high profile health research and epidemiology studies in more than 85 countries.

 

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Adam Powell, President Payer & Provider Syndicate

Question 1: Why do you want to participate in this event, and what are you most excited about?

In the past few years, wearables have gone mainstream. As the market for wearables expands, it is becoming harder to keep track of the diverse set of wearables in use. I look forward to learning more about the latest wearables that have been introduced to the market, as well as about the new devices that are in store.

Question 2: What does your company specialize in and what exciting things are happening in your business?

Payer+Provider Syndicate helps healthcare organizations assess the value delivered by new and existing innovations. It does so through a combination of return on investment analysis, contract scientific research, and strategy consulting. Over the years, Payer+Provider has evaluated the value delivered by wearables, a wearable-based wellness program, a portable diagnostic device, and numerous managerial innovations. Payer+Provider’s evaluations have been instrumental in influencing product design decisions, determining product channel strategy and pricing, and in producing peer-reviewed scientific research.

Question 3: Please share more about Payer & Provider Syndicate.

Payer+Provider Syndicate is an operationally-focused consulting company which helps healthcare businesses develop products, measure impact, and plan for the future. Payer+Provider has advised wearable manufacturers, health insurers, hospitals, occupational medicine groups, prior authorization companies, and numerous other organizations interacting with them. Based in Boston, Payer+Provider has been serving clients globally since 2012.

 

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Dr. Barry J. Bedell , Foudner, Dynamicly Inc.

Question 1: Why do you want to participate in this event, and what are you most excited about?

Natural language processing and AI-based chatbots have enormous potential to improve patient engagement in healthcare and clinical trials. This unique event addresses this rapidly evolving technology and its potential applications to health.

Question 2: What does your company specialize in and what exciting things are happening in your business?

At Dynamicly, we leverage the latest advances in Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, and Data Analytics, as well as our expertise in conversation design, to develop cross-platform conversational agents (chatbots) for the health industry. In our world, we are seeing the disruptive nature of these new technologies creating new opportunities for health insurance companies, hospitals, health-focused non-profits, and pharmaceutical companies to empower users to better access health-related resources and information, modify patient behavior, enable home-based (“virtual”) clinical trials, and gain new insights into disease.

Question 3: Please share more about Dynamicly.

Dynamicly provides custom development of chatbots for its clients with a strong focus on “conversational health”. We leverage our powerful conversational computing platform and our expertise in conversational design to develop engaging interfaces that provide a personalized experience across communications channels including chat applications, websites, and smart speakers. Our footprint in Montreal and Boston uniquely positions us to capitalize on the wealth of AI, data science, and digital health talent and expertise in these cities, and translate these resources into leading-edge solutions for our clients.

Interested in attending Wearables & Natural Language in Healthcare? Limited seats remain.

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