American Medical Association

Healing Digital Health Headaches:
Bridging the divide between medicine and innovation

Hosted by: American Medical Association

October 27, 2019: 9:00am – 12:00pm

The digital landscape of health is rapidly evolving with emerging technologies bringing renewed hope for solving some of the most vexing challenges in medicine including soaring costs, the proliferation of chronic diseases, systemic health inequities, shortage of caregivers, low patient engagement, and physician burnout.

Despite the promise of digital health, and the billions of dollars invested, it’s difficult to find evidence-based solutions that have demonstrated the ability to improve both the patient and physician experience, lower costs, and secure better health outcomes.

The AMA, along with leaders in digital health, will highlight the emerging trends in medical technology and innovation, including the rise and application of AI and the crucial role physicians can – and should – play in the design and development of new digital tools that offer tremendous potential to solve medicines most vexing challenges.

9:00 am – 9:05 am: Check in

9:05 am – 9:15 am: Welcome presentation and opening remarks by James L. Madara, CEO, AMA

9:15 am – 10:00 am: Panel Discussion: Why physicians are a critical force in optimizing health outcomes and innovation

  • Moderator: James L. Madara, CEO, AMA
  • Research presenter: Andrea Houlihan, Senior Research Analyst, American Medical Association
  • Panelists:
    • Meg Barron, VP, Digital Health Innovations, American Medical Association
    • Jack Stockert, MD, MD, Managing Director, Health2047
    • Karl Ronn, CEO, First Mile Care

10:00am – 10:10am: Q&A

10:10am – 10:30am: Masterclass: Ensuring payment for digital health: The AMA-convened Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group (DMPAG)

  • Presenter: Laurie McGraw, SVP, Health Solutions Group, American Medical Association

10:30 am – 10:40 am: Q&A

10:40 am – 11:20 am: Panel Discussion: Leveraging interoperability and data liquidity to improve remote monitoring, augmented intelligence and outcomes related to social determinants of health. 

  • Moderator: James L. Madara, CEO, AMA
  • Panelists:
    • Sylvia Trujillo, Senior Washington Counsel, AMA
    • Charles Aunger, Managing Director, Health2047
    • Tom Giannulli,MD, CMIO, IHMI, American Medical Association
    • Michael Hodgkins, MD, CMIO, American Medical Association

11:20 am – 11:30 am: Q&A

11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Expo & networking – Opportunity for attendees to learn more about/engage with  DMPAGPhysician Innovation NetworkIntegrated Health Model Initiative, and Health2047