Transforming healthcare: Telemedicine, best practice and you

23 - 24 Feb 2015

Organised by Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue
Location: Rüschlikon/Zurich, Switzerland

About the event

An ageing population, increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, rising health care costs, shortages of healthcare workers. Across the world, healthcare systems are under pressure. They need to change. We will consider some of the ways how.

Topics in focus
Key issues tackled include:

  • Evidence-based healthcare
  • Patient engagement and empowerment
  • Telemedicine and eHealth

Target audience
Representatives from:

  • Healthcare and technology industries
  • Academia
  • Government and policy making
  • Re/insurance companies

Videos

"Transforming healthcare: Telemedicine, best practice and you" took place on 23 and 24 February 2015 at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue. The programme was divided into three themes: Evidence-based healthcare and shared accountability, patient engagement and empowerment, telemedicine and eHealth. Watch the interviews with a number of presenters.

Recordings and pdfs

Monday, 23 February 2015

Moderation by James Barrett, Senior Underwriter Healthcare, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

THEME

EVIDENCE-BASED HEALTHCARE AND SHARED ACCOUNTABILITY

13.30

Welcome coffee and registration

14.00

Welcome and introduction
Boris Frehner, Head Healthcare, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

14.10

Creating high value healthcare
Charles W. Sorenson, President and CEO, Intermountain Healthcare

14.50

Evidence-based best practice: Better quality, lower costs
Brent C. James, Chief Quality Officer, Executive Director, Institute for Health Care Delivery Research, Intermountain Healthcare

15.30

Coffee break

16.00

The role of information technology in enabling high value healthcare
Bharat Sutariya, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Population Health, Cerner Corporation

16.40

United States healthcare goal: Better care at lower cost
Ralph E. Lawson, CFO, Baptist Health South Florida

17.20

Panel discussion on evidence-based healthcare
Moderated by Merle Parrett, Senior Underwriter Healthcare, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

  • Melissa Black, Chief Medical Risk Officer, University of Miami Health System (UHealth)
  • Brent C. James, Chief Quality Officer, Executive Director, Institute for Health Care Delivery Research, Intermountain Healthcare
  • Mike Midgley, Senior Risk Engineer, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
  • Milo Puhan, Director, Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Prevention Institute (EBPI), University of Zurich

18.00

Networking reception

19.00

Dinner

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Moderation by James Barrett, Senior Underwriter Healthcare, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

THEME

OWN YOUR HEALTH: SETTING INCENTIVES TO DRIVE PATIENT ENGAGEMENT

08.30

Welcome coffee

09.00

Welcome and introduction
Christoph Nabholz, Head Business Development, Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue

09.15

Accelerating innovation through healthcare technology
Bert Zimmerli, Executive Vice President, Business Strategy and Innovation, & CFO, Intermountain Healthcare

09.45

Mobile technology and the importance to patients
Dee O'Sullivan, Director, myhealthapps.net

10.15

Financial incentives to encourage healthy behaviour
Daniel Ryan, Head R&D - Life&Health and Big Data, Swiss Re

10.45

Coffee break

11.15

Panel discussion on own your health
Moderated by Christoph Nabholz, Head Business Development, Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue

  • Dee O'Sullivan, Director, myhealthapps.net
  • Daniel Ryan, Head R&D - Life&Health and Big Data, Swiss Re
  • Bert Zimmerli, Executive Vice President, Business Strategy and Innovation, & CFO, Intermountain Healthcare

12.00

Lunch

 

 

THEME

TELEMEDICINE AND EHEALTH: SUPPORTING CARE EVERYWHERE

13.30

Convergence of technology towards integrated sophisticated remote patient monitoring
Andreas Caduff, CEO and Founder, Biovotion AG

14.00

Software for early detection patient monitoring
Peter Leyland, CEO, OBS Medical Limited

14.30

Remote monitoring of intensive care units: Why not for all?
Stephen T. Lawless, Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety, Nemours

15.00

Coffee break

15.20

Socio-technical systems and integrated care for ambient assisted living
Kerstin Wessig, Senior Researcher, and Rolf Kistler, Senior Researcher & Head Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Research Group, iHomeLab, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts  

15.50

Panel discussion on transforming healthcare through technology and innovation
Moderated by Martin Denz, President, Swiss Association for Telemedicine and eHealth; Past President, European Health Telematics Association

  • Franziska Füglistaler, CEO, SWISS TXT (Schweizerische Teletext AG)
  • Antoine Hubert, Board Member, Genolier Swiss Medical Network SA and LifeWatch AG
  • Stephen T. Lawless, Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety, Nemours
  • Jan von Overbeck, Medical Consultant, Swiss Telemedicine Center Basel, and Chief Medical Health Officer, Canton Bern
  • Gregor Zünd, Director, Research and Education, University Hospital Zurich

16.30

Closing remarks

16.40

Departure

Summary

We cannot continue providing healthcare as we currently do. Medical costs are running ahead of inflation; new therapeutic and diagnostic technologies will increase costs; and an increasingly elderly population will need more healthcare.

The 'Transforming healthcare' event sought to understand how these massive challenges can be tackled, so that improved healthcare can be delivered at lower cost.

Read the conference summary.

Download the conference report.

Gallery

Photos by David Ausserhofer

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