#MWCA18 Future Digital Health Summit

From wearable devices to digital records, digital health is disrupting traditional models of healthcare. Newer technologies, including AI, VR and 3-D printing, have the potential to improve the quality and timeliness of care, increase access and reduce the overall cost of healthcare in the US and around the world.

These technologies can have amazing benefits to the entire healthcare industry, from fitness tracker data that can lower insurance payment, implatables that regulate insulin levels for diabetics, and 3-D printed limbs for amputees. It’s no longer a question of availability of the technology, but are people ready to become “cyborgs”?

Some recent stats really help to highlight this transformation:

• In 2013, the global mHealth market was valued at $2.4 billion, and has been forecast to reach $21.5 billion by 2018 and then $536 billion by 2025
• 52% of people surveyed in the US in 2015 find it acceptable to share health information by uploading personal health records to their doctor’s office website
• 71% of US millennials would be interested in a doctor giving them a mobile app to help them to actively manage their well-being
• Consumers are willing to spend $14B on certain digital health products

The GSMA Future Digital Health Summit, taking place on Wednesday 12 September, will showcase emerging trends and the latest innovations in mobile healthcare.

09:00 – 10:05 – Power of Data in Healthcare

Healthcare is being revolutionised by digital. With data at its foundation, ICT has strong value to add to economic and social advancement.

As the digital ecosystem grows, so too does the value of data. The growth of data brings new opportunities but also the need for digital governance. What are the best practices for ensuring smart data privacy and can we afford to continue regulating and investing in ICT data in silo, or is a new horizontal approach now required to maximise the impact of data across all verticals?

Confirmed Speakers:
Ronan Wisdom, Global Lead, Connected Health, Accenture
Rodrigo Saucedo, Innovations Coordinator, Carlos Slim Foundation
Moja Cargo, Senior Market Engagement Manger, mHealth, GSMA
Azita Arvani, Head of Innovation Partner & Venture Management, Nokia

10:20 – 11:15 – Enabling an Environment for Digital Health: Data Security and Device Regulation

Thanks to increasing amounts of data collecting devices, ubiquitous connectivity, powerful analytics and AI, healthcare providers and companies can collect and analyse more personal data than ever before. As more technology is used personal data security becomes one of the biggest challenges. In addition, with the rising trend of wearables regulation becomes more important. This session will explore how innovative health information exchanges are using data to improve quality of care and the important role of security, privacy and interoperability in the digital health ecosystem.

Confirmed Speakers:
Ray Kimble, Strategic Advisor, North America, GSMA
Haley Sulser, Director of Operations, Greater New Orleans Health Information Exchange (GNOHIE)
Ali Modaressi, Executive Director, Los Angeles Network for Enhanced Services (LANES)
Leo Pak, VP of Operations, San Diego Health Connect (SDHC)

11:15 – 12:00 Introducing the Next Generation of Healthcare Tools

Wearables, implantables and 3-D printing are changing the face of personalized medicine. And the use of augmented reality, virtual reality and robotics has already transformed the patient care.
Remote robotic-assisted surgeries are becoming commonplace, veterans with PTSD are being treated with virtual reality experiences and augmented reality empowers patients to better understand and describe their symptoms.

Confirmed Speakers:
Harrison Lung, Partner, McKinsey & Company
Anirudh Koul, Head of Artificial Intelligence & Research, Aira
Oskar Kiwic, CEO & Lead Designer, CardioCube