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Health Data: Acquisition and Management

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HRX 2022 Program

2022 Program Details

Crash Course: Fundamentals of Remote Patient Monitoring
  • Technology Overview: Implantable and Wearable Remote Patient Monitoring
    This session will provide an overview of the technologies of remote patient monitoring for CIEDs and external ECG monitoring. It will provide some historical context of RM for pacemakers and ICDs which started in the 1990s and then cover early software, reimbursement, modern software, general clinical workflow, the move to cloud-based solutions and the new ecosystem of many CIED RM companies, and what challenges and opportunities will be faced going forward.
  • Remote Patient Monitoring for Disease Management
    This session will focus on the current and future state of using wearable devices for remote monitoring, with less emphasis on sensors and more emphasis on disease management. RPM for disease management will be covered with special emphasis on atrial fibrillation, heart failure, hypertension, post-myocardial infarction, and diabetes, and it will briefly touch on pediatric use cases. The presentation will cover different models and contexts (selfpay, FFS RPM, HMO/integrated health system, employer). A discussion will be held of challenges, reimbursement, incorporation into telehealth, and the future. A brief snapshot of companies in the space will also be presented

Chad Bonhomme - BIOTRONIK
Suneet Mittal, MD, FHRS - Director of EP Lab & Associate Chief of Cardiology, The Valley Hospital
Mintu Turakhia, MD, MS, FHRS
Manish Wadhwa, MD, FHRS - CMO, Ambulatory, Monitoring, Diagnostics, Philips


Martha G. Ferrara, DNP, FNP, FHRS, CCDS - Assistant Director, EP Services, White Plains Hospital

Group Chat: The Industry Perspective

This panel discussion will focus on addressing gaps and challenges, companies' efforts in disease management, vision evolution, barriers to scalability, the ability for disease management autonomy, and the future of implantable and wearable-based RPM.


Priya Abani - CEO, AliveCor
Mark Day - Chief Technology Officer, iRhythm
David Hayes, MD - CMO, BIOTRONIK
Robert Kowal, MD, PhD - CMO, VP Medical Affairs, CRM, Medtronic
Matt O'Neal - Co-founder and CEO, PrepMD RMS


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

Roundtable: Please Help Me Manage the Deluge of ECG Tracings I Receive from My Patients

With the advent of consumer products, patients have become more engaged in monitoring their heart rhythm and sending ECG tracings to their clinicians. However, current clinical workflows are not set up to meet the deluge of ECG tracings that are being sent to clinicians. The need for solutions has become urgent. What workflows should be set up and what resources are needed to that end? What changes to reimbursement for these services are needed to make these workflows possible and sustainable?


Hamid Ghanbari, MD - University of Michigan
Jodie Hurwitz MD, FHRS - Director, EP North Texas Heart Center and Medical City Heart & Spine Center
Kamala Tamirisa, MD, FHRS - Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia


David Slotwiner, MD FHRS - Chief of Cardiology, New York Presbyterian Queens

Executive Session: Remote Patient Monitoring Executives

Clinical evidence and guidelines support the use of remote monitoring in all patients with a CIED. However, devices are transmitting more and more data. To address the data deluge, device vendors, as well as dedicated remote monitoring companies, are generating solutions to help clinicians manage the data deluge. However, all solutions incur additional expenses related to the need to invest in additional technology and/or human labor. How do we address and scale remote monitoring to optimize patient care, workflow efficiencies, and communication with patients about what really matters given the negative pressures on reimbursement?


Shanti Bansal, MD - CEO, Octagos Health
Leonard Ganz, MD - DVP, Medical Affairs & CMO, CRM Division, Abbott
Chris Irving - Co-founder and CXO, Murj
Thompson Godfrey - Director of Product, Rhythm Management Group


Suneet Mittal, MD, FHRS - Director of EP Lab & Associate Chief of Cardiology, The Valley Hospital

Group Chat: The HealthCare Professional Perspective: What Are Our Challenges with RPM?

This panel discussion will focus on the challenges HCPs face daily in managing remote patient monitoring. Challenges include, but are not limited to, the deluge of data received, lack of interoperability, managing patient expectations and communicating results. Also, creating a system for managing data from wearables will be tackled. Potential solutions to these challenges and others will be proposed to help HCPs overcome them.

  • Maintaining remote connectivity
  • Triaging and managing alerts
  • Wearables – creating a system for data management
  • Communicating data to patient's healthcare team
  • Best practices for managing data during time provider is on PTO

James Allred, MD, FACC - Co-founder, CV Remote Solutions
Aarti S. Dalal, DO - Assoc. Director, Pediatric EP, Vanderbilt University
Brynn E. Dechert-Crooks, APN, FHRS, CCDS - University of Michigan Congenital Heart Center
Laurent Fiornia - Institue Cardiovasculaire Paris Sud
Jodie Hurwitz, MD, FHRS - Director, EP North Texas Heart Center and Medical City Heart & Spine Center
Michael J. Mirro MD, FACC, FHRS, FACP - Chief Academic Research Officer, Parkview Health
Satish R. Raj, MD - Professor, Cardiac Sciences, University of Calgary
Noemi Ray - VP, Product Operations, PaceMate
Amber Seiler, NP, FHRS, CEPS, CCDS - Co-founder, CV Remote Solutions
Matt Wilson - VP of Operations, PrepMD RMS


Elizabeth Davenport, BA, RN, MSN, CNML - Director, Cardiology Services & Virtual Care, Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute

Group Chat: Data Connectivity, Cybersecurity, and Interoperability

Everyone wants data connectivity, interoperability, and cybersecurity. Why is it so difficult to achieve these goals? Is it fear of competition, concerns regarding cost, uncertainty regarding consumer interest, or simply a lack of leadership that makes it so difficult to move the needle on interoperability of data? Do we need more sticks, or more carrots?


Ardy Arianpour, MBA - CEO & Co-founder, Seqster
Curt Harper - Director of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships, PaceMate
Robert Lerman, MD - CMO, PrepMD RMS
Kenneth Stein, MD, FACC - SVP, CMO, Rhythm Management, Boston Scientific


David J. Slotwiner, MD, FHRS - Chief of Cardiology, New York Presbyterian Queens

Group Chat: CIED Remote Monitoring Landscape

This session will provide information on existing diverse data management systems available to health care providers in the remote monitoring environment. The panel will review, in general terms, positive features and challenges of existing systems. The discussion will also cover what aspects of CIED remote monitoring are essential for creating efficiencies and delivering great health care.


Bleron Baraliu - Co-founder and CEO, 91.Life
Chris Irving - Co-founder and CXO, Murj
Tripp Higgins - Co-founder, CEO, PaceMate
Kevin Hoffman - CEO, Vector Remote Care
Matt O'Neal - Co-founder and CEO, PrepMD RMS
Manish Wadhwa, MD, FHRS - CMO, Ambulatory, Monitoring, Diagnostics, Philips


Suneet Mittal, MD, FHRS - Director of EP Lab & Associate Chief of Cardiology, The Valley Hospital

Roundtable: Digital Health for Global Health Equity-Working Together Across Borders

Health inequities are commonplace, and the digital divide has the potential of increasing these even more. On the flip side, the connectivity provided by the digital landscape gives us the opportunity to bring the world together to solve international inequities and facilitate the construct of global solutions. But this means working together, breaking down the barriers, and easing the regulatory hurdles towards making this a possibility. Can we make this happen?


David Albert, MD - Founder & CMO, AliveCor
Nikolaos Dagres, MD - Heart Center Leipzig
David Rhew, MD - Global CMO and VP of Healthcare, Microsoft
Kamala Tamrisa, MD - Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia


Sana M. Al-Khatib, MD, MHS, FHRS, CCDS

Roundtable: Adopting and Implementing Digital Health Interventions

This session will cover: ELSI of mHealth Research, 2) Practical Strategies – Engagement Apps and Dashboards, 3) Design Thinking for Engaging Patients through Tech, and 4) EHR Integration.


Tony Faranesh, PhD - Fitbit and Google
Mellanie True Hills, CSP - Founder, CEO, American Foundation for Women's Health &
Nassir F. Marrouche, MD, FHRS - Director, Tulane Heart & Vascular Institute
David D. McManus, MD, MSci, FHRS - Chair, Dept. of Medicine, UMass Chan Medical School
Andrea M. Russo, MD, FACC, FHRS, FAHA - Professor Of Medicine, Cooper Medical School


Janet Han, MD, FACC, FHRS - Director of Cardiac Arrythmia Digital Health Program, VAGLAHS

Content Stream Leads

Elizabeth Davenport, BA,RN,MSN, CNML

Elizabeth Davenport, BA, RN, MSN, CNML

Martha Ferrara, DNP, FNP, FHRS, CCDS

Martha Ferrara, DNP, FNP, FHRS, CCDS

Suneet Mittal, MD, FHRS

Suneet Mittal, MD, FHRS