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HRX 2022 Program

2022 Program Details

Crash Course: AI and Analytics: The Move from Data

Most data are not actionable. Actionable data convey insights needed to drive better decisions and improve efficiencies and productivity. Actionable data are also presented in a proper context, accurately, and in a place where the people who need it can easily get access to it. This session will provide information on how AI and analytics can transform data into actionable data and improve clinical workflows, processes, and patient care and outcomes.

Speakers

Zachi Itzhak Attia, MSEE, PhD - AI Researcher, Mayo Clinic
Aneesh Deoras - Assistant Director, Cardiac Ablation, Mapping & Image Devices, FDA
Paul Friedman, MD - Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Shouvik Haldar, MBBS MD(Res) FRCP FESC FACC - Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals
Tarek Haddad - Director of Machine Learning and Statistics Group, Medtronic
Arnaud Rosier MD, PhD - Founder, CEO Implicity

Moderator

Michael J. Mirro MD, FACC, FHRS, FACP - Chief Academic Research Officer, Parkview Health

Roundtable: What Features Should I Prioritize in Selecting a RM Vendor for Implantable Devices?

Numerous remote monitoring vendors for implantable devices exist. Clinical practices would benefit from guidance on how to select the best remote monitoring vendor for their implantable devices. What features must we have? What questions should be asked?

Speakers

Chad Bonhomme, Chad Bonhomme, MD, MBA, CCDS - BIOTRONIK
Elizabeth Davenport, BA, RN, MSN, CNML - Director, Cardiology Services & Virtual Care, Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute
Martha G. Ferrara, DNP, FNP, FHRS, CCDS - Assistant Director, EP Services, White Plains Hosptial

Speakers

Tom Deering, MD - Chief, Arrhythmia Center, Piedmont Heart Institute

Executive Session: How Can Digital Health Innovations Be Best Implemented to Advance Health Care for All?

This session will provide information on how digital health innovations can be implemented to improve health care delivery and outcomes for all patients regardless of their age, sex, race, geographic location, education, or health literacy. Panelists will share lessons learned from real-world digital health transformation experiences, and they will discuss what is needed for effective change as well as factors critical for the successful implementation of digital transformation processes. This session will also touch on how close we are to defining best practices that could be implemented in day-to-day work.

Speakers

David Feygin, PhD, MBA
Jamien McCullum - Co-founder & CEO, Measure Labs

Moderator

Fred M. Kusumoto, MD, FHRS - Professor of Medicine, Assoc. Dean of Faculty Affairs, Mayo Clinic Florida

Main Tent Session: Health Techquity—What Are We Doing Right? What Do We Still Have Do?

Health Techquity is the consideration, design, development, and implementation of technology solutions that promote, assure, and potentially enhance health equity. This session will examine issues pertaining to the digital divide, social determinants of health, and how to plan for health equity – examining topical use cases on atrial fibrillation, heart failure, and COVID.

  • Health Equity and Technology: Challenges
  • Health Equity and Technology: Opportunities
Speakers

Leonard Ganz, MD - DVP, Medical Affairs & CMO, CRM Division, Abbott
Robert Lerman, MD - CMO, PrepMD RMS
David Rhew, MD - Global CMO and VP of Healthcare, Microsoft
Fátima Rodriguez, MD, MPH - Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University
Kenneth Stein, MD, FACC - Senior Vice President and CMO, Cardiac Rhythm Management, Boston Scientific
Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc - Vice Dean for Diversity & Inclusion, Chief of Cardiology Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Host

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

Moderator

Kevin Thomas, MD - Vice Dean, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Duke University Medical Center

Executive Session: Medical Device Regulation of Digital Health Technologies

This session is dedicated to FDA regulation of digital health products, from traditional software-based medical devices to novel medical device software functions deployed on consumer products or wearables. Participants will join FDA leaders in an open discussion about various Digital Health topics, including artificial intelligence/machine learning, health equity, and how we can advance the field together.

Speakers

Aneesh Deoras - Assistant Director, Cardiac Ablation, Mapping & Image Devices, FDA
Sonja Fulmer, PhD - Acting Deputy Director, Digital Center for Excellence, FDA
Matthew Hazelett - Cybersecurity Policy Analyst, OPEQ, FDA
Robert Kazmierski, PhD - FDA
Jessica Paulsen - Director, Division of Cardiac EP, Diagnostics & Monitoring Devices, FDA CDRH

Moderator

William H. Maisel, MD, MPH - CMO, FDA Center for Devices & Radiological Health

Main Tent Session: How Digital Health Can Change the Current Healthcare Paradigm: Clinical Example 1: Atrial Fibrillation
  • The Scope of the Problem
    This brief primer will discuss the challenges and pitfalls of the current health care system and highlight how digital health has great potential to overcome those challenges including how care can be better integrated and cover the continuum from screening to diagnosis, to prevention and treatment. AF will be used as an example.
  • The Tech
    A rapid-fire overview of all the tech in the AF space, from AI for ECGs and ablation and risk prediction, to wearable and emerging technologies (ECG, PPG, facial video, ambient sensors, so much more), to RPM and care platforms for disease management and care delivery.
  • The Gaps
    This will build on the first two talks and discuss "crossing the chasm" - where are we still stumbling, what is still needed, and how might we get there?
Speakers

Gerhard Hindricks, MD - CMO, Heart Center Leipzig and GM, Leipzig Heart Institute
Nassir F. Marrouche, MD, FHRS - Director, Tulane Heart & Vascular Institute
Rod S. Passman, MD, FHRS - Director, Northwestern University Center for Arrhythmia Research

Moderator

Kenneth Stein, MD, FACC - SVP, CMO, Rhythm Management, Boston Scientific

Group Chat: Can Health Tech Fix AFib?

This is a multidisciplinary discussion dedicated to discussing the challenges, opportunities, and paths forward in developing, testing, deploying, and scaling health tech and digital solutions for detection and management of AFib, as explored through the lens of the patient, clinician, consumer tech, medtech, big tech, and other stakeholders. The panel will tackle a number of topics including the following:

  • What kind of tools do we need?
  • What data are actionable and how do we collect it?
  • Reliability of data—sensitivity/specificity
  • What are the gold standards? Do they need to be modified?
  • Can AI tell us the AF burden from technologies?
  • Limitations of the current state and current technologies—can they be addressed? Or technology is not yet mature?
  • Emerging technologies to get to the AF question (passive, inexpensive)
  • Can digital health provide personalized care?
Speakers

Sanjeev Bhavnani, MD, FACC - Digital Health Center of Excellence (DHCoE), Center for Devices and Radiologic Health (CDRH), FDA
Tony Faranesh, PhD - Fitbit and Google
Laurent Fiorina, MD - Institue Cardiovasculaire Paris Sud
Mellanie True Hills, CSP - Founder, CEO, American Foundation for Women's Health & StopAFib.org
Noemi Ray - VP, Product Operations, PaceMate
Vivek Reddy, MD - Director, EP, Mount Sinai Health System

Moderator

Jennifer N. Avari Silva, MD, FHRS, CEPS-P - Director, Pediatric EP, Washington University School of Medicine

Roundtable: Patient Self-Management and Changing Reimbursement Models

This roundtable will cover the discussion of patient experience and empowerment towards creating self-management pathways. Getting patients to have some skin-in-the-game and being accountable may be the only way that healthcare in its current form remains sustainable. How do we get to that, is it an iterative process, does every change in practice need a randomized study, or should we be bolder? Challenges, barriers, what is needed for success?This roundtable will cover the discussion of patient experience and empowerment towards creating self-management pathways. Getting patients to have some skin-in-the-game and being accountable may be the only way that healthcare in its current form remains sustainable. How do we get to that, is it an iterative process, does every change in practice need a randomized study, or should we be bolder? Challenges, barriers, what is needed for success?

Speakers

Mark Burton - VP, Health Economics, Reimbursement, Evidence, Medtronic
Mellanie True Hills, CSP - Founder, CEO, American Foundation for Women's Health & StopAFib.org

Moderator

Adrian Hernandez, MD, MHS - Executive Director, Duke Clinical Research Institute

Executive Session: Women Executives in Digital Health

Similar to other scientific and medical fields, digital health has had a preponderance of men executives. There are great opportunities to increase diversity among digital health executives. Indeed, several women executives have achieved prominence in this field. This session will bring together women executives in digital health to share information about their career journeys including the challenges and barriers they had to overcome and provide insights into how lasting success can be achieved and enjoyed.

Speakers

Patricia Baran - SVP Healthcare Americas, AliveCor
Joy Bhosai, MD MPH - CEO & Co-founder, Pluto Health
Andrea Clark - SVP, Sales and Marketing, Rhythm Management Group
Jodi Euerle Eddy - SVP & Chief Information & Digital Officer, Boston Scientific
Jennifer Lavelle - Head Global Business Marketing, Philips Ambulatory, Monitoring & Diagnostics

Moderator

Jennifer N. Avari Silva, MD, FHRS, CEPS-P - Director, Pediatric EP, Washington University School of Medicine

Main Tent Session: Are We Up to the Challenge of Altering the Trajectory of Chronic Disease?

This session addresses the impact of digital health on chronic diseases covering everything from prevention, diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment. The panel will cover not only the challenges and gaps associated, but also the benefits including advancing risk prediction and managing the complexity of disease management.

  • The Scope of the Problem
    This brief primer will discuss how digital health can change the trajectory of diseases including HTN, diabetes, and heart failure.
  • The Tech
    A rapid-fire overview of all the tech in this space, from AI for risk prediction to diagnosis, monitoring, prevention, and treatment will be presented.
  • The Gaps
    This will build on the first two talks and discuss the challenges and gaps and what is needed to address this.
  • Putting It All Together
    Summary of the problems and gaps and the path forward.
Speakers

Sana M. Al-Khatib, MD, MHS, FHRS, CCDS
Adrian Hernandez, MD, MHS - Executive Director, Duke Clinical Research Institute
Gerhard Hindricks, MD, PhD - CMO, Heart Center Leipzig and GM, Leipzig Heart Institute
Darren McGuire, MD - Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Jag Singh, MD, PhD, FHRS - Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Mintu Turakhia, MD, MS, FHRS

Co-Moderators

Kamala Tamirisa, MD, FHRS - Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia
Gerhard Hindricks, MD, PhD - CMO, Heart Center Leipzig and GM, Leipzig Heart Institute

Group Chat: Advancing Risk Prediction Beyond Simple Risk Scores and Risk Calculators

There is an abundance of risk prediction scores and calculators that are available for clinical use; however, a few are actually being used. This group chat will cover the following questions: What are the pitfalls of some of the available risk prediction scores? Can AI help improve their predictive accuracy? Can digital health help improve the seamless incorporation of such prediction scores and calculators in routine clinical practice? Should patients be engaged in using these scores (e.g. mApps)?

Speakers

Ricardo Henao, PhD - Associate Professor, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Duke University
Jag Singh, MD, PhD, FHRS - Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Sanjiv M. Narayan, MD, PhD, FHRS - Professor of Medicine, Co-director Arrythmia Center, Stanford University

Moderator

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

Crash Course: Digital Health FDA Overview

This session will provide an overview of FDA regulation and Digital Health, including a discussion of Digital Health policies and device determination; Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Cybersecurity; and FDA regulatory programs and considerations for Digital Health Technologies. This session aims to provide participants with practical information to help them understand and effectively navigate FDA regulations in Digital Health.

Speakers

Aneesh Deoras - Assisant Director, Cardiac Ablation, Mapping & Image Devices, FDA
Sonja Fulmer, PhD - Acting Deputy Director, Digital Center for Excellence, FDA
Matthew Hazelett - Cybersecurity Policy Analyst, OPEQ, FDA
Robert Kazmierski, PhD - FDA

Moderator

Jessica Paulsen - Director, Division of Cardiac EP, Diagnostics & Monitoring Devices, FDA CDRH

Content Stream Leads

Jennifer N. Avari Silva, MD, FHRS, CEPS-P

Jennifer N. Avari Silva, MD, FHRS, CEPS-P
@jenniferavari

Rod S. Passman, MD, FHRS

Rod S. Passman, MD, FHRS
@PassmanRod

Jeanne E. Poole, MD, FHRS, CCDS

Jeanne E. Poole, MD, FHRS, CCDS
@jepoolemd