Here are the Forums covering the following Topics that will be discussed in the Jam:


Patient Engagement and Healthcare Design for Consumers

How can we keep consumers motivated to change their behaviors toward healthy lifestyles? What strategy will keep the consumer engaged and feel empowered? This track looks at motivation strategies, social media, and gamification. Consumer-centric design for user interfaces, whether it’s part of a website, a medical device, app on a cell phone or tablet will also be considered. More

- sponsored by Panasonic

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Technology and Older Adults: The New Era of Connected Aging

We are at the dawning of "Connected Aging" in which the growing array of information technologies is increasingly supporting adults aging in place, improving their quality of life, and contributing to better health and well-being. Recent advances in internet-based technologies, mobile solutions, data analytics, and technology platforms are turning into a boon for our rapidly aging population. This track will address the advances in wearable, environmental, remote, social networking, and caregiver support technologies, and engage participants in identifying the most immediate opportunities and challenges for technology-enabled solutions that meet the needs and demands of our aging population. More

- sponsored by the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and Center for Technology and Aging (CTA)

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A Mobile Health Agenda for Transforming Healthcare Delivery

The widespread access to mobile technology holds the potential to help consumers be at the center of their health. This track will call on the wisdom of the crowd, together with some of the leading thinkers in digital health, to brainstorm top priorities for a digital health agenda. We will focus on 6 key areas: solving problems that matter; validation of clinical, financial, and satisfaction outcomes; patient and provider engagement with the tools; interoperability, standards and regulations; investment; and strategies for dissemination.  More

– sponsored by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA)

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Compute for Personalized Medicine: Finding the Cause and Cure through Genomics

When the Human Genome Project was completed in 2000 with 3 billion pairs of DNA mapped, the discovery was expected to change medicine dramatically. How can we do more to innovate to gain rapid adoption and push into other areas of healthcare, such as diagnostics, clinical trials, therapeutics, infectious diseases, prenatal and neonatal screening? This track will look into the key challenges to overcome in order to accelerate science, translate results, and deliver today. More

- sponsored by Intel

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Telehealth and Telemedicine: Emerging Opportunities in Addressing the Triple Aim

Telehealth and telemedicine link patients, family caregivers, and providers across distances and time, and are playing an ever greater role in achieving the Triple Aim. From remote diagnostics and monitoring, to conducting complex health care procedures across great distances, telehealth and telemedicine are improving access to care and the quality care to patients wherever they are located. This track will address the recent advances in telehealth and telemedicine, identify the current barriers to expansion and adoption, and challenge participants to identify new strategies to advance this exploding health care technology solution. More

- sponsored by the UC Davis Center for Health and Technology

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Your Physician of the Future

What would you want from a physician in the future? Health care in the United States is experiencing unprecedented change. Increasing pressures related to managing resources, improving patient outcomes, managing chronic disease and finding the best structure for our health care system are all having a profound impact on both patients and physicians. The gap between how physicians are trained to deliver care and the future needs of our health care system continues to widen. How will we eliminate this gap?

The American Medical Association is leading efforts to shape The Physician of the Future through three key initiatives related to: accelerating change in medical education, physician practice sustainability and improving health outcomes. The AMA wants to hear YOUR thoughts. This is YOUR opportunity to exchange ideas with the AMA about what you’d like to see in The Physician of The Future.

– sponsored by American Medical Association (AMA)

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Health Innovation for Vulnerable Populations - Worldwide

The greatest impact of health innovations could be realized in populations that are currently under-resourced and whose healthcare needs are grossly underserved. These populations exist in both developed and developing nations. As new technologies allow improved access to data transmission, knowledge and skill sharing, as well as to remote diagnostics and care, many opportunities are emerging to transform the health of those with unmet needs. However, to move from the potential of health innovation to truly delivering measurable worldwide benefit, we must understand the local and global challenges, including target needs, infrastructure, cultures and incentives and we must also establish systematic monitoring of interventions for effectiveness. Please join in a conversation on the needs, challenges and opportunities for health innovations to impact health worldwide. More

- sponsored by University of California San Francisco (UCSF)

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Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)

RPM enables monitoring of patients outside the regular clinical setting such as the home. For many patients with chronic diseases such as chronic heart disease or diabetes or for those newly discharged from the hospital, RPM can deliver timely information to health care providers to increase quality of care, and decrease healthcare delivery costs. But will patients feel empowered to achieve those benefits or will they perceive the alerts as a safety net instead of a preventative measure? How will healthcare providers be able to use all the transmitted data to diagnose quickly without being overloaded? Ideas will be explored to address these issues. More

- hosted by the Center for Connected Health, Partners HealthCare

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