Now available: All 2015 MobCon Digital Health videos

Couldn’t attend the inaugural MobCon Digital Health in April? Now you can catch up.

It’s been just over three months since the inaugural MobCon Digital Health kicked off this year in Minneapolis. The sold-out conference was only the beginning. We’re continuing the conversation all year long. Now, we’re opening up keynote presentations and slidedecks for everyone to view.

Considering, the renown of keynote speakers at MobCon Digital Health 2015 — this is BIG.

Bakul PatelBakul Patel

Associate Director for Digital Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

What does the projected widespread adoption of digital health mean for the industry and how are governmental organizations helping drive it? Bakul Patel’s explores during his presentation and deconstructs the U.S. FDA approach to mobile apps. Patel illustrates a tri-fold effect of technology in healthcare: increased patient personalization, greater insight afforded into patient behavior and physiology and more emphasis on prevention. Patel sees digital health as an opportunity to leverage both computing power and creativity to affect change.

Patel forecasts a digital health boom with $233.3 billion spent on digital health worldwide through 2020. He also discusses the modern user’s appetite and production of data, with 90% of the world’s data produced in the past two years.

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Adam DarkinsAdam Darkins

MD, Vice President Medical Affairs & Enterprise Technology Development, Americas Region, Medtronic, Inc.

The pressure to address the ills of the current healthcare system are ever-mounting, as Adam Darkins highlights in his keynote. Five percent of utilizers are responsible for 50% of healthcare spending with chronic disease management another area of super consumption.

According to Darkins, the current model of healthcare delivery is rooted in the industrial age. Changing the location of care could, help to match changing lifestyles and expectations of healthcare. Though, care in home and in non-hospital settings would require the establishment of new types of therapeutic relationships. Darkins notes the decreased costs and increased outcomes associated with telehealth. He also highlights the potential devices offer to speed issue detection and enable more effective health interventions.

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Robert WachterRobert Wachter

Professor, Associate Chairman, Dept. of Medicine Chief, University of California, San Francisco

With the new digital resources available for doctors intended to speed workflows and eliminate errors, medical industry professionals are presented with a new set of challenges. How can they manage the technology and how much should they rely on it? Robert Wachter explores during his keynote at this year’s MobCon Digital Health.

Wachter analyzes the humanity that remains in the era of the digital doctor through examples, statistics and observations from the University of California, San Francisco hospital. Everything from the purpose of the radiology room to ward distractions have changed. Radiology rooms are no longer a hub for learning and collaboration. They have become mechanized. So has the system of checks and balances industry professionals use to ensure they are assigning patients the right doses.

When systems sound every seven minutes or doctors begin to ignore electronic prompts to check their work, alert fatigue has taken hold. Wachter explains and illustrates the problems presented by the new healthcare tools through the discussion of one 16-year-old patient who received a dose of Septra 39 times too strong.

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Photo courtesy of Mascha Tace.