On Oct. 25, leading innovators in healthcare will convene in Boston to attend the ninth annual Connected Health Conference. Widely considered one of the premier events in healthcare, this year’s conference will host over 2,000 attendees focused on changing the way the Country thinks about health and wellness. The Rx.Health team will be in Boston to engage, exhibit and speak throughout the 3-day conference.
“Every year we look forward to attending Connected Health, but after looking back at the success stories with our academic partners in 2017, we’re really excited to engage with other pioneers in healthcare,” said Rx.Health Cofounder and CEO, Ed Berde. “Health systems, payers and industry that wants to learn how to leverage a singular platform for innovation and clinical transformation should stop by Kiosk 101 at the Startup Pavilion to talk to my team. Our academic partners will be presenting on how Digital Prescribing platform has helped with readmission reduction, quality improvement (supporting MIPS) as well as patient-centered decision aids in different specialties ranging from cardiology to GI to cancer care.”
In an effort to collaborate with as many attendees as possible during the conference, the majority of Rx.Health’s core leadership team will be in attendance. Berde will be joined by Pavan Choksi, the VP of Corporate Development, and Mark Cittadino who heads Sales & Growth.
Scientific cofounder Dr. Ashish Atreja will also be in Boston for the event as a featured speaker. In addition to his Oct. 25 panel discussion centered on fueling the innovation economy in connected health industry, Dr. Atreja will also present on the final day of the conference to discuss protocols of a digital health pilot study. Using RxUniverse’s pilot at Mount Sinai Health System as a model, Dr. Atreja will touch on the implications and takeaways surrounding the success of that study, which surpassed its expected outcome by 200 percent. More details on that study are available at http://Rx.Health.
Dr. Atreja will also be presenting the results of a study conducted at Mount Sinai in which 60 patients with Chronic Heart Failure were asked to use two mobile apps to track blood pressure and weight. The study found that patients monitoring their condition with Digital Medicine were significantly less likely to be readmitted to the hospital within the first 30 days after a procedure. Among the 60 patients, the readmission rate during the study was just 10 percent, compared to Mount Sinai’s average of 22.8 percent and the national average of 25 percent. After the study concluded, 70 percent of participants continued to use Digital Medicine to track their blood pressure and weight.
CHC17 offers a unique opportunity to interact with a diverse audience of attendees, from members of academia to the investment community. The conference offers perhaps the clearest view of healthcare through the prism of innovation, highlighting trends and market dynamics captivating the industry.
Stop by Kiosk 101 in the startup pavilion to speak with our team, and be sure to catch Dr. Atreja’s talks on October 25 and 27.
On Oct. 12 Rx.Health Cofounder Dr. Ashish Atreja joined other leading minds in healthcare and business as he spoke at the Third Annual Financial Times Digital Health Summit in New York. While Dr. Atreja’s panel discussion focused on the changing dynamics on the frontline of digital health, discussions at the summit explored the trends and opportunities, funding, innovation and approaches needed to drive forward the digital age of health.
The conference was attended by CEOs, Chief Medical Officers, CFOs, CTOs, CIOs, Heads of Healthcare, Directors of Innovation, Heads of Disruptive Innovation, as well as other senior executives who target the latest consumer and patient demands. The focus of the conference was centered on how all participants in our healthcare system, from patient to provider to regulator, can work together to ensure that technology is consistent and effective in meeting the modern demands of patients and health services.
As healthcare embraces a patient-centric focus, providers are empowering patients to take meaningful control over their treatment. Clinicians are now under pressure to demonstrate the value of personalized healthcare through customized solutions. With this new reality in focus, panelists at the conference discussed how multiple goals can be aligned between patients and providers to optimize digital engagement.
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In advance of World Mental Health Day, Healthcare IT News recently reported on Rx.Health’s recent strategic partnership with leading cognitive digital therapeutic app provider BrainCheck. As a result of the partnership, BrainCheck’s products will now be fully integrated onto Rx.Health’s RxUniverse Digital Medicine Prescribing Platform, which enables physicians to prescribe evidence-based mobile apps, multi-media education, wearables, and customized care plans for various diseases, procedures and surgeries at the point of care.
Experts estimate that up to 40 percent of people with Alzheimer’s disease suffer from depression. Cognitive impairment and mental health conditions often go hand-in-glove, with depression leading to difficulty “thinking” and impaired cognition leading to depression. Because both cognitive and psychiatric conditions can lead to decreased quality of life, it is critical to assess cognitive function in all mental health patients.
“Through our partnership with Rx.Health, we are now able to reach thousands of patients and providers in healthcare systems around the world,” said Dr. Yael Katz, co-founder and CEO of BrainCheck. “This signals a substantial step toward delivering on our promise of making a cognitive health assessment a routine part of healthcare.”
BrainCheck was conceptualized and spun out of the Baylor College of Medicine, where co-founder Dr. David Eagleman pioneered the vision of empowering patients to take control of their cognitive health with intuitive, interactive assessments. Widely recognized as a visionary in the field of neuroscience for over 20 years, Dr. Eagleman is also a New York Times best-selling author, a TED speaker, and the creator and host of the Emmy-nominated PBS series “The Brain.”
“If you’ve got your toe in the water of Digital Medicine, you’re aware that the application of digital therapeutics to cognitive wellness is tremendous and absolutely necessary,” said Pavan Choksi, who heads corporate development at Rx.Health. “BrainCheck not only represents the gold standard in this space, but also shares a similar ethos with Rx.Health as a data-driven company born out of a top academic medical center.”
Read Healthcare IT News coverage here, and the full press release announcing this exciting partnership here.
Rx.Health CEO Ed Berde recently joined eHealth Radio Network host Eric Michaels to talk about Digital Medicine and the RxUniverse platform. Berde was excited to discuss the company’s rebrand, and explained how important the “Rx” symbol was to the company as we move into the future of patient care by prescribing Digital Medicine.
Berde also defined Digital Medicine for Michaels and the audience as all of the mobile health apps, wearables and digital therapeutics that have undergone clinical trials and studies to prove that they can improve patient health outcomes.
“Digital Medicine is so powerful because these apps have been clinically proven to improve health outcomes during those 1,000 hours they are not with the doctor,” Berde said.
Rx.Health continues to gain media attention as the company grows and works to establish the field of Digital Medicine. Check back on our website to stay up to date on Rx.Health, the prescribers of Digital Medicine.
Rx.Health CEO Ed Berde was recently featured on AMC’s “Newswatch,” where he spoke with the show’s host, Andrew Tropeano about Digital Medicine, Rx.Health and the RxUniverse platform.
Berde explained how physicians can prescribe Digital Medicine directly to their patient’s smartphone and the difference between mHealth apps and clinically proven Digital Medicine.
Certain apps on the RxUniverse platform are designed to improve quality of life for patients who are struggling with managing chronic conditions, while other apps help guide patients through surgery and ensure they are taking the necessary steps to prepare for a procedure and have a smooth recovery after.
Rx.Health was featured during a three-minute segment during “Newswatch’s” episode on Monday, Sept. 25.