Disruptive Digital Health Technology: A Boon or Bane to Medical Care?

Presented by New England Healthcare Executives Network


Foley Hoag LLP

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September 26, 2016 7:30AM–10:30AM


Healthcare is undergoing a massive change

The Affordable Care Act and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Acts have stimulated a wave of change and profound innovation in healthcare that the US medical system hasn’t seen in decades. Changes in primary care and insurance are creating a new healthcare delivery marketplace.  Companies self-insuring employers are financially incentivized to keep their employees healthy.

  • But what does disruptive digital health technology really mean for healthcare?
  • Will digital health enable patients to get care wherever they are, reducing costs for the system as a whole?
  • Will more options for care lead to lower cost and improved patient outcomes?
  • Does the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology improve patient-centered care?
  • What about the privacy and security concerns associated with the electronic transmission of health information?
  • Can doctors see more patients in a shorter time, and therefore scale down the cost of the service through digital face-to-face interaction?

Come join this timely, lively, blue ribbon panel of experts.  Ask them questions and contribute your insights during the audience interactive segment. Identify potential new businesses opportunities.

Keynote Speaker

Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, M.D., MPH, Member, Board of Trustees American Medical Association

Dr. Ehrenfeld is an associate professor of anesthesiology, surgery, biomedical informatics, and health policy at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Ehrenfeld’s research focuses on understanding how information technology can improve surgical safety and patient outcomes. His work has led to the presentation of more than 200 abstracts, as well as the publication of more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Medical Systems and has co-authored 13 clinical textbooks.


Joseph M. Heyman, M.D., Chief Medical Information Officer, WELLPORT Health Information Exchange


  • Sumit Nagpal, Co-Founder, CEO at LumiraDx Inc.
  • Don Seiffert, Life Sciences Editor, Boston Business Journal
  • Mary L. Ursul, Executive Vice President, Coverys
  • Colin J. Zick, Partner, Foley Hoag LLP