Find Us at These 2018 Healthcare Technology Events

Macadamian Technologies | February 23, 2018 | 5 Min Read

Technology is changing the quality, delivery, and the very definition of healthcare. Attending the right events not only allows you to gain insight on industry trends and advancements, but also stimulates future-forward thinking. Find out how we're involved in these upcoming 2018 healthcare technology events and let's connect.

Technology is changing the quality, delivery, and the very definition of healthcare. As patients evolve into health consumers, the healthcare industry shifting to prioritize patient needs first.

Considering this shift in healthcare and the rapid pace of technology innovation, attending events where industry experts are discussing the latest trends, industry pain points, and advancements is highly valuable – not only to keep up, but to stimulate future-forward thinking. With that being said, we’ll be attending two events in the beginning of March that are bringing together the best and brightest in healthcare technology.

23rd Annual Medical Technologies: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange

March 4th – 7th | San Diego, CA

The Crowd: Top-level executives in medical devices, clinical diagnostics, medical imaging, and connected health.

This year we’re sponsoring Frost & Sullivan’s 23rd annual Medical Technologies event that is focused on bringing together the leaders in the connected health and medical device industries. The intimate event is a great opportunity to “Xchange” knowledge and ideas on how we can leverage disruptive technology to grow and transform these fields as healthcare adopts value-based care and patients evolve into healthcare consumers. Frost & Sullivan is a growth partnership company that provides market research and analysis, growth strategy consulting, and corporate training in a variety of industries.

The four-day event includes a variety of panel and roundtable discussions, networking events including a casino night, and and a tour of Johnson & Johnson’s innovation labs (JLABS) – a global network of open innovation ecosystems, enabling and empowering innovators to create and accelerate solution delivery.

Our Involvement

Roundtable Discussion: Smart Health Analytics for Improved Health Outcomes

Time: Tuesday March 6th 11:05am

AI, predictive analytics, sensors, and devices – all of these individually and together are very powerful tools in healthcare. BUT how can we use this ecosystem of assets so they truly become “smart” health tools that show improved clinical and patient outcomes – while ensuring privacy and security?

Topic Table: Beyond Mobile

Time: Tuesday, March 6th 12:15pm

How providers, payers, and pharmaceutical companies are leveraging voice to improve patient engagement, provide personalization, address loneliness, facilitate data capture in clinical trials, and improve overall patient experiences.

2018 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition

March 5th – 9th | Las Vegas, NV

The Crowd: A variety of company executives including CEO’s, CIO’s, CISO’s, as well as physicians, pharmacy professionals, payers, IT professionals, investors, and more.

We’ll be attending HIMSS18 and will be exhibiting at the Intelligent Health Pavilion this year. The conference brings together 45,000+ professionals from around the world for five days of education, innovation, and collaboration to help uncover the promise of health information and technology. The Intelligent Health Pavilion will run in its 8th successful year at HIMSS18 and showcases the latest innovative hardware and software solutions that are making the delivery of precision medicine possible through interactive demonstrations. HIMSS is a not-for-profit organization that drives innovative forward thinking around best uses of information and technology in support of better-connected care, improved population health, and low cost of care.

Our Involvement

Live Demo of My Diabetes Coach

Time: Tuesday, March 6th 9:30am (running every half hour)

Location: i-Home, Intelligent Health Pavilion (IHP)

Attendees will be able to walk through a live demonstration environment in the Intelligent Health Pavilion called the i-HOME. Here, they will be able to see connected technologies being showcased at the event, such as Macadamian’s My Diabetes Coach, in action! Each walk-through demonstration of the i-HOME lasts 30 minutes and then repeats. Make sure you swing by to see the potential of voice-first digital therapeutics solutions.

Panel Discussion in Apps “Mini Conference“: Leveraging Apps to improve your Health and Wellness

Time: Wednesday, March 7th 2:00pm

Location: Knowledge Theatre, IHP

This panel will focus on the use of clinical and medical applications and devices and their effect on the patient experience in the hospital and in the connected home. Duane Bender of Mohawk College, Hamilton, Ontario will co-chair this event with Dr. Kumanan Wilson of the Ottawa Hospital. Both of these gentlemen are thought leaders in health and wellness applications, as well as clinical and medical apps.

Dr. Wilson will moderate the panel, of whom includes:

Presentation: Enhancing Patient Engagement by Leveraging Voice Technologies

Time: Thursday, March 8 11:00 am

Location: Extreme Networks Innovation Theatre, IHP

Siri, Amazon Alexa and Google Home have made speaking to our devices a part of everyday life. Join Geoff Parker, Macadamian, Director of Healthcare Software Development as he delves into how voice is being integrated with healthcare applications to increase patient engagement and improve outcomes. Geoff will walk through a number of scenarios which demonstrate the challenges and rewards of working with voice interfaces. He will provide tips and tricks on how to design, develop and address HIPAA concerns related to voice based solutions.

Macadamian Kiosk

Time: Duration of the event
Location: Kiosk 11657–44, Intelligent Health Pavilion

Come chat with us to find out more about who we are and how we can work together to improve health outcomes for all.

We all know that healthcare is facing some big challenges right now: engaging patients and having them adhere to a treatment plan outside of the clinic; interoperability of data between systems and technologies; innovating in a way that fully understands the end user and puts them first; regulation compliance – the list goes on! Come visit us at Frost & Sullivan’s Executive MindXchange or/and the HIMSS Intelligent Health Pavilion to see how we’re addressing these hurdles with our Provider and Pharma clients.

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