HIMSS’ Patient Engagement Summit Will Highlight Role in Population Health

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Full Agenda Announced for Peer-to-Peer Summit, October 12-13 in San Diego, CA

Patient engagement is an essential tool for improving health outcomes

Now with an impressive lineup of speakers from Geisinger Health, Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins and more, the HIMSS Patient Engagement Summit will open an important new dialogue in healthcare this fall. Tackling not one, but two hot-button issues in healthcare–patient engagement and population health–the summit will help thought leaders from across the nation make critical connections between how they converse with patients and the mass behavior change required to achieve improvements in population health.

“Patient engagement is an essential tool for improving health outcomes, and reducing costs, in today’s high-pressure era of value-based care,” said John Whelan, executive vice president of HIMSS Media. “Our Patient Engagement Summit will bring together experts from leading payer and provider organizations to illuminate what’s working and what needs to come next if we want to better serve patients, and ultimately populations.”

Patient engagement hinges on the imprecise science of human behavior. Through in-depth case studies, keynotes and panel discussions, experts will shed light on the role of everything from consumerism and mobile culture, to empathy and irrationality, in motivating behavior change. A double session on October 13 will delve into engagement for three key populations: women and children, older adults and the chronically ill. As with all HIMSS forums, attendees can expect practical, solutions-based takeaways as well as ample opportunity for Q&As and peer-to-peer networking.

  •     Keynote: “Partners in Care: Reimagining Healthcare” – Daniel Sands, Instructor, Harvard School of Medicine, Co-Founder & Co-Chair, Society for Participatory Medicine
  •     Keynote: “The Rise of Consumerism and the Evolution of Patient Engagement” – Kyra Bobinet, CEO, engagedIN, Consulting Faculty, Neuroscience of Behavior Change, Stanford School of Medicine
  •     Keynote: “Irrationality in Healthcare: Why We do What We Do” – Douglas Hough, Associate Scientist, Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University
  •     Session: “Mayo’s Way: Engage Patients Where and How They Want” – Eric Manley, Business Analyst, Mayo Clinic and Angie Puffer, Product Manager for Patient Online Services, Mayo Clinic
  •     Session: “The Balancing Act: Technology and the Personal Touch in Patient Engagement” – Chanin Wendling, Director, Geisinger in Motion, Geisinger Health System and Jonathan R. Slotkin, Medical Director, Geisinger in Motion, Director or Spinal Surgery, Neurosurgery, Geisinger Health System

For the full agenda, registration and sponsorship information, click here.

If you cover the healthcare industry, the forum will give you access to up-to-the-minute best practices and strategies from leading experts in the field. Press and media passes are available to qualified individuals but space is limited. Contact Peggy Diab to receive your pass and to set up interviews with speakers or HIMSS Media representatives.

HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology. HIMSS is a cause-based, global enterprise producing health IT thought leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world. Founded in 1961, HIMSS encompasses more than 52,000 individuals, of which more than two-thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations across the globe, plus over 600 corporations and 250 not-for-profit partner organizations, that share this cause. HIMSS, headquartered in Chicago, serves the global health IT community with additional offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia.


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