heart-care-1040229_640Technologists play an important role in pushing the boundaries of healthcare innovation. Together with entrepreneurs and healthcare executives, health IT professionals are accelerating change in health care delivery to meet our nation’s rapidly changing health needs.

At this year’s rapidly approaching Digital Health Evolution Conference, technology and healthcare stakeholders from across the Northeast will explore the challenges and opportunities experienced by early and mid-stage healthcare technology developers and adopters.

Those attending this year’s conference will leave with a deepened understanding of these three challenges:

1. Incorporating ground-breaking research into your product design. Evidence-based research is a vital starting place when it comes to designing digital health products. Publically available, underutilized data sets are key to distinguishing new technologies within the increasingly competitive digital health landscape. Gina McCarthy, the Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency, will share insightful recommendations on how environmental health data can help healthcare stakeholders enhance quality of care. Dr. Lorien Abroms from the Milken Institute of Public Health will discuss groundbreaking research on improving the care experience chronic disease sufferers with mobile health technologies. Learn more >>

2. Addressing healthcare’s expensive chronic disease challenge. Within the Greater Philadelphia region exists top-rated hospitals and health systems, clinical research and academic institutions, and insurance companies. The majority of these organizations are already investing in digital health tools and launching new initiatives to address Philadelphia’s chronic disease crisis. Frontline leaders of care delivery innovation with the region’s largest health systems will discuss the most pressing challenges and pain points associated with engaging and coordinating the care of chronic disease patients, and the role digital health play. Learn more >>

3. Forging partnerships with local health organizations. Entrepreneurs who are able to connect with the leaders of Philadelphia’s healthcare ecosystem at an early stage are well suited to commercialize and scale their technology. Locally and nationally renowned experts on health tech innovation from Independence Blue Cross, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals and Health 2.0 will share early results regarding which commercialization strategies have proven most effective. Learn more >>