Since taking over the health IT core topic for AHCJ last spring, I’ve spent a lot of time reading about trends and happenings in the health information technology space. You may already be familiar with some of them: Chances are you’ve messaged one of your doctors or received test results through an online patient portal, or taken part in a telehealth appointment. Maybe you’ve tracked some health metrics like blood pressure or steps walked through your cell phone or smartwatch.
I hope you’ll join AHCJ this Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 1:00 p.m. ET for a new, free webcast looking at a health tech forecast for 2022. During our roundtable discussion, our multidisciplinary expert panel will talk about what to look for as the year progresses. Digital health experts in the fields of cardiology, cancer and pharmacy, plus an experienced health IT journalist and editor, are available to answer all of your burning questions.
Among our planned talking points are a look at the top hot trends for 2022 and what digital technologies are trending in heart disease, cancer and medication management. We’ll also cover what to expect in telehealth and remote monitoring/hospital at-home programs, wearable technologies, the patient experience and more. Plus, you’re learn what technologies might be on the way out.
For journalists looking to dive deeper into this topic, Kat Jercich, one of our panelists and senior editor at Healthcare IT News, and her colleagues have written a collection of stories about the future of health care.
Our panelists’ bios are below. I hope you can join us on Wednesday!
- Timothy Aungst, PharmD, is an associate professor of pharmacy practice at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) University in Boston and a clinical pharmacist in the home health setting. He has over a decade of experience in the digital health space focused on digital therapeutics, remote patient monitoring, medication adherence and digital biomarkers. He serves as an advisor and consultant to digital health and pharmaceutical companies and is a recognized expert with multiple publications and international and national speaking engagements.
- Kat Jercich is the senior editor at Healthcare IT News and has more than a decade of journalism experience. Her bylines have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Advocate, and others. Previously, she was an award-winning managing editor at the Rewire News Group.
- Santosh Mohan, M.M.C.I., C.P.H.I.M.S., F.H.I.M.S.S., is the vice president of digital in the department of digital innovation at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. He is launching the digital organization within Moffitt’s Center for Digital Health to help leverage information technology and health data science competencies to advance the cancer center’s overall strategy. Previously, he served as the managing director of the Innovation Hub at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
- Mintu Turakhia, M.D., M.A.S., is professor of medicine and director and co-founder of the Center for Digital Health at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California. A cardiac electrophysiologist, outcomes researcher and clinical trialist, he has an active multidisciplinary program in heart rhythm and digital health research, where he uses biostatistics, health economics, artificial intelligence, and data science approaches to examine quality, outcomes and risk of heart rhythm disorders. He has served as principal investigator of several multi-center trials of digital health tools and wearables for heart disease diagnosis and treatment, and he collaborates closely on research with medical device and technology companies. At the Center for Digital Health, Turakhia leads several large public-private partnership efforts to develop tech-enabled disease management programs for heart disease.