Health care and our ability to deliver it remain relatively untouched by advances in networked information and communication technology. Improved patient outcomes, faster and more reliable communications, and reduced costs are but a few of the benefits for incorporating the latest technology into healthcare.
This conference will examine the concept of an Intelligent Medical System (IMS). It will look “beyond” the biomedical device to define the scope and organization of an IMS and consider the integration of key components. It will emphasize the importance of viewing discrete components -- biomedical drugs, devices, diagnoses and delivery technologies -- as elements in a coherent and responsive networked system. Implications and opportunities associated with adding “intelligence” into devices and enabling them to make decisions will be explored. Similarly, overcoming the limitations of time and distance in care delivery will be discussed as a result of recent advances in connectivity, especially wireless technology. Finally, it will attempt to provide solutions to the nontechnical barriers and challenges of escalating the growth of IMS in healthcare.
Session One – Beyond the Device: The Role of IMS
Session Chair: Mark Spong, Ph.D., Dean, Erik Johsson School of Engineering and Computer Science and Lars Magnus Ericsson Chair in Electrical Engineering
In this session we focus on expanding the innovation potential and extending the “reach” of healthcare by placing evolving medical devices at the heart of ICT-enabled care delivery systems. Speakers in this session will describe the defining features of IMS landscapes and introduce us to both laboratory-based efforts to address technical challenges and commercial ventures seeking to define emerging markets.
Lawrence Allred, Ph.D.
Director, Technology Ventures, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Founder and CEO, Intuitive Health
An Intelligent m-Health Platform for Telehealth and Chronic Disease Management
Lakshman S. Tamil, Ph.D.*, Quality of Life Technology Laboratory, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science,
University of Texas at Dallas
The skyrocketing healthcare cost, inadequate healthcare professionals, increasing aging population and social pressure to provide equitable healthcare to all citizens are challenging both developed and developing nations around the world. The scalability and cost reduction that information and communication technologies have brought to lot of other industries can bring similar benefits to healthcare industry as well. The ubiquitously present smart phones with sensors, connectivity and processing power can serve as a first responder and as a physician assistant in the changing paradigm of ‘patient centric’ healthcare. However, inadequate and missing information, introduced due to distance, does not really handle patient care well. For example, a doctor has inadequate information about weather, environment and disease breakout of the patient’s location when the patient is in another part of the world. Cognitive assistance to the doctor during an e-visit can facilitate an efficient diagnosis. At the same time, the doctor should not be overwhelmed with an overdose of patient information. We have built such a smart virtual health clinic system, which is secure, highly scalable and can provide anytime, and anywhere healthcare. It can complement any existing healthcare system. We will discuss and demonstrate our system in this talk.
*With contributions from Savio Monterio, Cheng Shi, Gopal Gupta, Mehrdad Nourani, Vincent Ng, Subhash Banerjee (VA Hospital & UTSW Medical School) Kathy Baldwin, and Sheri Hammond (Texas Health)
Session Two – Deux Ex Silico: Putting the Intelligence in IMS
Session Chair: Gene A. Frantz, Ph.D., Principal Fellow, Technology Research Group, Texas Instruments and Professor in Practice, Rice University
Here attention shifts to integrated technical advances that enhance the intelligence of medical devices, extend that intelligence to the IMS periphery, and make it a property of the IMS itself. Invited speakers will report developments from across an emergent infrastructure for innovation extending from device engineering and test to device design and manufacturing to incubating a self-generating IMS ecosystem.
Innovations in Medical Electronics: A New Frontier
Karthik Vasanth, Ph.D., General Manager, Medical & High Reliability Business Unit, Texas Instruments
Medical electronics plays an important role in healthcare by continually improving the quality of prevention, diagnosis and illness therapy. The success of medical electronics depends on the ability to measure and interpret a wide variety of signals linked to an underlying condition. Gaining understanding in the rage of processes and design innovations being developed to meet these requirements is essential for the future of healthcare.
This talk will address the significant impact of medical technology in the health and fitness worlds, and how it continues to evolve. Future medical device trends could include direct measurements of biological signals and even self-powered devices. The presentation illustrations will cover the evolution of design and integration techniques that are driving innovation in medical electronics.
Balakrishnan “Prabha” Prabhakaran, Ph.D.
Professor of Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas
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The Intelligent Healthcare Innovation Ecosystem
Hubert K. Zajicek, MD, MBA
The entrepreneurial healthcare innovation ecosystem depends on a variety of players in the community. Universities, incubators and the various sources of startup capital are "nodal points" of this ecosystem. Incubators specifically can play a critical role in connecting worthy startups with the resources needed to succeed. The idea is to make startups execute more cost- and time-efficiently. The whole regional ecosystem depends on all these players working together to enhance the attractiveness of the region to startups.
Session Three – Can You Heal Me Now? The Power of Networks
Session Chair: Sara Carroll, Account Manager & New Business Development for the AT&T Customer Unit, Ericsson
This session will be devoted to anticipating the unleashed potential of networked healthcare activities. With remote patient monitoring as the starting point, we envision the power of integrated “4-D” capabilities – detection, diagnosis, decision and distribution -- in emerging IMS platforms. As IMS untethers care from the conventional constraints of time and place, the full-scale disruptive potential of IMS is revealed and assessed.
Director, Healthcare Strategic Initiatives, Raytheon
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Healthcare Content – From Paper to Cyberspace
and How We Got There
Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, DABPN, CPE, Senior Vice President, Gannett Healthcare Group; co-Founder eMedicine and Pearlsreview
The presenter has been a part of healthcare publishing startup companies since 1992. Boston Medical Publishing (1992), a standard hardcopy book company, published over 80 healthcare board review titles and was acquired by McGraw-Hill in 2005. eMedicine (1996), the largest and most trafficked, professional, online medical reference was created entirely online and was acquired by WebMD in 2006. Also created was one of the world’s first online publishing systems and managed over 10,000 contributors to the project. PearlsReview (2002), the world’s largest nursing and allied health continuing education library, was also created online and was acquired by Gannett in 2008. This presentation will describe the evolution of healthcare content creation and management. You will be surprised that as much as things have changed, how much still remains the same.
Session Four – IMS as Complex Adaptive Systems: Pathways, Barriers, Challenges and Prospects
Session Chair: Gary Reed, MD, Chief Quality Officer, University Hospitals and Clinics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
By viewing healthcare as a complex adaptive system, IMS design and development challenges will likely pale in comparison to those related to adoption and implementation. Powerful forces emanating from sprawling corporate and nonprofit healthcare enterprises, government regulation, insurance/reimbursement systems, access to capital and the cultures of clinical care and consumer experience will assert themselves as health care arrangements transform. Speakers with institutional and investment experience will report on their experiences with early versions of IMS capabilities and offer their visions of the future.
Senior Executive Director of Healthcare, Cisco Systems
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Michael J. Deegan, DM, MD
Clinical Professor, Organizations, Strategy & International Management, former EVP and Chief Clinical and Quality Officer, Texas Health Resources
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Funding Intelligent Medical Systems Business Models
William D. Paiva, Partner, Sevin Rosen Funds
As a result of the increasing demand for healthcare worldwide along with a desire to increase clinical quality while controlling costs, there are many opportunities for Intelligent Medical Systems to develop, evolve, and flourish. Currently, the major themes in play include the trend toward portable medical devices and equipment for home use, the need to better manage the new forms of patient data and medical records, the need to develop higher performance characteristics for wireless medical devices, and the need to satisfy the increased demand for healthcare that will come as a result of new legislation in the Americas and in Europe and the aging or newer populations of Japan and the Asia Pacific region. These disruptive opportunities, however, need to be tempered against a challenging fund raising market for venture backed start-up companies. We will explore the current state of the fund raising markets for venture backed start-up companies as well as walk through some successful business models in the world of Intelligent Medical Systems.
Several levels of sponsorships are available. For pricing and benefits click on the Application Form link below. For more information contact Bette Cooper at email@example.com or call 650-714-1570.
Special IMS Reception and Poster Session
Following the conference there will be an IMS Reception to be held at the Canyon Creek Country Club; food and beverages will be served. The reception is open to all conference participants, as well as “invitation-only” guests from across the DFW region. It will be a great opportunity to get together with other conference participants, and will allow you to network with our esteemed speakers, sponsors and conference organizers.
Poster Session: The event is considered an integral part of the conference as it will include a Poster Session. Poster participants will include the best and brightest students and professors from several different disciplines including Bioengineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Management Information Systems and more.
Special Guest: In addition, Kenneth Shine, MD will be our very special guest speaker. Dr. Shine was, until recently, the Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs for the University of Texas System. In that capacity he was responsible for the six UT System health and medical research institutions with an aggregate operating budget of almost $8.4 billion. Previously he was President of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), from 1992-2002. Under Dr. Shine’s leadership, the IOM played an important and visible role in addressing key issues in medicine and healthcare. Dr. Shine’s contribution to IMS 2013 is especially significant given his vision of closer integration among the biomedical sciences and engineering and computer science. Under his leadership this vision was animated recently with the launch by the UT System of its Systems Engineering in Healthcare initiative last year.
Registration Information and Pricing
Admission fees: $395.00
Cost of admission includes attendance, continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch, and printed and online proceedings, admission to VIP Reception/Poster Session.
Pre-registration is strongly recommended. There will be no guarantee of space or materials for on-site registrants.
A confirmation will be sent to you within 24 hours upon submission of your registration. Final details including maps and directions will be sent by April 5.
If you need to cancel your registration please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call MEPTEC at 650-714-1570. Note that cancellations must be made ten business days prior to the event (5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, March 26, 2013) to receive a refund. All cancellations will be charged a $50 processing and handling fee. After March 26, 2013 no refunds will be issued.
We have reserved a block of rooms at a special rate of $85.00 at the North Dallas Hyatt located at 701 East Campbell Road, Richardson, Texas. You may make a reservation by calling their reservation line at 972-619-1234 or 1-888-591-1234, or click here for reservations; use the grouping code G-IMSU in the code in the box that states “Corporate/Group#” to receive the group rate. If calling mention IMS or the group code G-IMSU.
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