Digital Health Boot Camp | Heart Rhythm Society

Digital Health Boot Camp

HRX 2022 Program

2022 Program Details

Crash Course: Wearables for Physiological Monitoring – The State of Science
  • The Present
    This session will review terms of software and hardware, with an emphasis on commonly used sensor modalities today: optical (PPG), electrode (ECG), accelerometers, gyroscope, galvanic skin response, and temperature.
  • Emerging
    The session will provide a forward-looking discussion of future technologies in development including skin-inspired (stretchable), electronics, energy storage, and nanoparticle sensors, textiles, hydrogels, and flexible sensors for data collection.
Speakers

Ki Chon - Head, Biomedical Engineering, University of Connecticut
Laurent Fiorina, MD - Institue Cardiovasculaire Paris Sud
Chan Ho Lim - Machine Learning Engineer, Tulane TRIAD

Moderator

David D. McManus, MD, MSci, FHRS - Chair, Dept. of Medicine, UMass Chan Medical School

Group Chat: Developing and Implementing AI in Cardiovascular Care – Successes, Challenges, and Next Steps

This session will present a panel discussion of where we are and where we are going with AI in cardiovascular care, starting with a brief background followed by a discussion on moving from rule-based to pattern-based classification; AI Enabled Mobile Health: The Present and the Future; moving beyond the black box: the role of "explainable AI"; prediction: A fool’s errand? When is regression sufficient? What’s the future?

Speakers

Ricardo Henao, PhD - Associate Professor, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Duke University
Rodolphe Katra PhD, MBA - Distinguished Scientist & Technical Fellow, Medtronic
Jamien McCullum - Co-founder & CEO, Measure Labs
Pranav Rajpurkar, PhD - Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Moderator

Nassir F. Marrouche, MD, FHRS - Director, Tulane Heart & Vascular Institute

Roundtable: Digital Health Technologies in Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are rapidly evolving, and digital health technologies are being further integrated into trials to facilitate research subject identification, recruitment and retention and data collection, including remote data acquisition. How do we make sure these technologies are fit for the intended purposes? How do we leverage innovation to promote clinical trial efficiency while also ensuring sufficient data quality and reliability?

Speakers

Sanjeev Bhavnani, MD, FACC - Digital Health Center of Excellence (DHCoE), Center for Devices and Radiologic Health (CDRH), FDA
Robert Kazmierski, PhD - FDA

Moderators

Christine M. Albert, MD, MPH, FHRS - Chair, Cardiology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Rod S. Passman, MD, FHRS - Director, Northwestern University Center for Arrhythmia Research

Executive Session: Health System CIO/CTOs and Their Pain Points

Digital transformation in health care is moving at a very rapid pace. While numerous digital technologies have been developed, their incorporation in health care systems has been fraught with challenges. Not only is there a need to show technologies are effective at improving health care delivery and patient outcomes, but it is important to convince clinicians to use them most effectively. It is also important to create efficiencies and secure the needed resources for implementation. This session will bring health systems leaders in informatics and technology together to review challenges in incorporating digital health technologies in healthcare systems and to offer solutions.

Speakers

Christopher Longhurst, MD, MS - CMO, CDO, UC San Diego Health
Shawn Murphy MD, PhD - Chief Research Information Officer, Mass General Brigham
Richard Strobridge - CEO, Rx.Health

Moderator

Jeanne E. Poole, MD, FHRS - Professor of Medicine, University of Washington

Crash Course: Using Tech for Behavioral Change
  • Fundamentals of Behavior Change Theory and Adaption to Tech
    An overview will be provided of the fundamental needs for behavior change with a brief discussion of the theoretical frameworks in use today, along with descriptions of the adaptation of the frameworks to tech-based interventions and common experimental designs to test what works.A
  • Using Tech for Behavior Change
    How technology can be used for behavior change will be reviewed, ranging from electronic nudges, reminders, wearable technology, AI/bots, gamification, social media, social credits, fintech, and other interventions.
Speakers

Sherry Pagoto, PhD - Director, UConn Center for mHealth & Social Media
Bimal R. Shah, MD, MBA - COO, Homeward
Anne Thorndike, MD, MPH - Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Moderator

Hamid Ghanbari, MD - University of Michigan

Group Chat: Behavior Tech: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainability at Scale

A panel discussion will occur focusing on concrete examples of behavior change technology to have an honest look at successes and failures and to address the question: "How do we get humans to reliably and consistently do the things that are good for them?" The session will serve as a launch point to discuss what may work and what may not work and what’s needed for this to endure.

Speakers

Sherry Pagoto, PhD - Director, UConn Center for mHealth & Social Media
Bimal R. Shah, MD, MBA - COO, Homeward
Anne Thorndike, MD, MPH - Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Moderator

Erin Brodwin - Health Tech Reporter, Axios Pro

Group Chat: What Does it Take for a Health Tech Startup to Succeed?

This session will include a focused discussion on practical advice and pitfalls to avoid for the entrepreneurs and clinician entrepreneurs. Panelists will present the investment thesis of their fund or own ideas followed by a discussion covering:

  • What are your funds investing in now?
  • Where do you see the future going?
  • When to start a company – how do you know that your idea or product has legs?
  • Early funding transitioning to later stage funding, how not to get taken advantage of, how not to lose control of your company
  • What Do VCs Want?
  • Common pitfalls – what are the reasons many founders and early- stage companies fall flat
  • What should be in place before your A round
  • Where will we be in a few years with respect to the digital health hype cycle?
  • What bets are people placing now for the next five years?
Speakers

Peter J. Fitzgerald, MD, PhD, FACC - Director, Center for Cardiovascular Technology, Stanford University Medical School
Dan Gebremedhin, MD - Partner, Flare Capital Partners
Paul Grand - Founder, MedTech Innovator
Harish Lecamwasam, MD - CIO, Talis Clinical
G. Stuart Mendenhall, MD, FHRS - Scripps Memorial Hospital
Ken Nelson - Head Digital Health, Diagnostics & Monitoring, BIOTRONIK

Moderator

Justin Norden, MD, MBA, MPhil - Partner, GSR Ventures

Group Chat: Strategic Investors

The goal of this session is to give the audience an overview of strategic investments, how they differ from other investments and investors (VC, private equity). The session will also provide guidance for entrepreneurs on when and how to consider strategic investments.

Speakers

Tony Das, MD - Regional Medical Director, Innovation, Strategy, Digital Health & Endovascular, The Heart Hospital
Jon Hunt - EVP and CBO, HeartBeam, Inc.
Paul Grand - Founder, MedTech Innovator
Greg Madden - SV Health Investors

Moderator

Ken Nelson - Head Digital Health, Diagnostics & Monitoring, BIOTRONIK

Roundtable: Preserving the Human Touch in the Evolving Landscape of Digital Health

The non-touch culture with digital health and the dependence on our smartphones for immediately available information is changing the phenotype of the clinicians of tomorrow. How do we preserve the human touch and empathy in current practice and ensure that the art in medicine still stays an art? Are there guardrails that we need to be putting in place or will this just be the natural progression of clinical practice?

Speakers

Utibe R. Essien, MD, MPH - University of Pittsburgh
Greg Michaud, MD, FHRS - Mass General Brigham
Sanjiv M. Narayan, MD, PhD, FHRS - Professor of Medicine, Co-director Arrythmia Center, Stanford University
Andrea M. Russo, MD, FACC, FHRS, FAHA - Professor Of Medicine, Cooper Medical School

Moderator

Jag Singh, MD, PhD, FHRS - Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Executive Session: Launching and Sustaining an Academic Career in Health Tech

While this session will be of value to all attendees, it will be especially beneficial to early and mid-career individuals interested in pursuing a career in digital health. Leaders in digital health who have achieved success in academia and other sectors will share information about their career paths and challenges they had to overcome to achieve success, secure funding, and build a strong reputation.

Speakers

Jennifer N. Avari Silva, MD, FHRS, CEPS-P - Director, Pediatric EP, Washington University School of Medicine
Rod S. Passman, MD, FHRS - Director, Northwestern University Center for Arrhythmia Research
Jag Singh, MD, PhD, FHRS - Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Mintu Turakhia, MD, MS, FHRS

Moderator

David D. McManus, MD, MSci, FHRS - Chair, Dept. of Medicine, UMass Chan Medical School

Content Stream Leads

Hamid Ghanbari, MD

Hamid Ghanbari, MD
@HamidGhanbariMD

Stuart Mendenhall, MD, FHRS

G. Stuart Mendenhall, MD, FHRS
@GSMedicine