#HRS2020 Digital Health Summit

VT/VF Summit

Wednesday, May 6 - 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Technology and medicine are colliding with an explosion of new advancements in monitoring, diagnosis and disease management. As digital health technologies become more popular and readily available to the general public, we are presented with new opportunities and challenges. How do we address growing awareness and rising levels of expectations held by patients regarding secure access to health care data? During this Digital Health premier session, attendees will hear from experts and pioneers leading the way in the field of digital health tech as they provide guidance, recommendations, and clarity about the safe exchange of data and the navigation of patient-generated data from consumer wearables, apps and other tech. Patients will weigh in with their perspectives, while tech giants discuss how innovations in digital health are creating a new paradigm in patient diagnosis, treatment, and disease management. Their partnerships with healthcare providers will also be emphasized.

*Please note, this session is not eligible for CME credit or MOC points.


D-DH01 Welcome by Presidents & Unplugged Interview with Dr. Eric Topol

Session Description: Welcome remarks by HRS President, Dr. Andrea Russo and EHRA President, Dr. Hein Heidbuchel. Followed by an unplugged interview and audience Q&A with Dr. Eric Topol, a world-renowned physician-scientist, author and editor. 


D-DH02 Artificial Intelligence: New Paradigm or an Unwieldy Black Hole? 

Session Description: Interest in artificial intelligence (AI) in EP clinical practice has skyrocketed, driven by the potential that these technologies may improve clinical outcomes or/and clinical workflows. This session will discuss the ethical and design principles that need to be  considered when developing AI model as well as potential pitfalls to avoid.  


D-DH03 Remote Monitoring: Increasing Patient Access & Data Exchange

Session Description: Remote monitoring has been increasingly used to enhance patient to provider encounters and to provide real time data exchange without the need for direct face to face encounters.

This session will evaluate the real world usage of remote monitoring of cardiac arrhythmias and hemodynamics, featuring topics such as frequency, monitoring adherence and data sharing. We will identify the opportunities and challenges for various stakeholders including patients, vendors, clinicians and institutions given the increasing usage of remote CIED monitoring and wearable devices.


D-DH04 EMR: A Challenge and Opportunity for EP/Cardiology

Session Description: The Electronic Medical Record has become an integral part of today’s medical practice. While EMR promises significant improvements in the efficiency and delivery of care, it has also brought challenges to the clinical community. Clinicians frequently report feeling burdened by the demands of EMR—responsibilities that take time away from patient care. In this session, panelist will discuss the current challenges and identify opportunities for heart rhythm care specialists related to EMR.


D-DH05 A Wearable Device in Cardiology & EP: Data and Interpretation for Patients and Clinicians

Session Description: Wearables have blurred the lines between the consumer and the patient stretching from simple fitness trackers to health management tools, all the while creating more questions among consumers, patients and healthcare providers. The clinical evidence is lagging, so questions arise -- how will data be stored, secured and accessed; what is the accuracy of the data; what’s the likelihood of user error or false positives; will patients flood my Inbox with ECGs. This session will discuss the evidence that does exist and provide expert perspectives on how clinicians can effectively embrace wearables in their practice, empower the patient and support long-term monitoring/management in chronic disease.


D-DH07 Changing Behavior of Public & Providers to Improve Population Health

Session Description: The behavior of care providers, patients and the general public are central to the interactive and changing dynamics of healthcare and population health.


D-DH08 Consumer Tech Partnering with HCPs: CTA-HRS Guidance to Consumers on Wearables

Session Description: The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® and the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) published a unique digital health technology guidance document for consumers, specifically highlighting wearables that detect and monitor cardiovascular biometrics. This session will provide an overview of the guidance document.  


D-DH09 Rapid Fire Cases - Implemented Use Cases in EP or Use in Clinical Trials

Session Description: Following the 2019 HRS Digital Health Summit, attendees expressed interest in hearing about best practices and real-world use cases for digital health. In this session, we will hear from several perspectives, representing multiple stakeholders and how they are using digital health in their day to day practice. The perspectives include: clinical EPs, nurses, researchers, patients, engineers and industry representatives.


D-DH10 #HRS2020 Digital Health Summit: Continuing the Conversation

Session Description: This session will be a discussion without use of audiovisual aids with three 20 minute sessions focusing on the following topics: Part 1: Wearables? Who’s responsible when? Part 2: Telehealth: Hope or Hype? Part 3: What will the Digital World look like in 2025, and how will it impact healthcare?


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