Wearables: Where it’s app — Feb. 5th

The HIMSS Bluegrass Chapter has organized an exciting program to discuss wearables for this Thursday, Feb. 5th, and TALK with the Health Enterprise Network will have membership in attendance.  You are invited to make your registration by the close of business for this event! Moderator will be Dawn Yankeelov, President of Aspectx (also Chair of TALK).

We will explore the expanding demand, potential and challenges of digital technology, including apps and wearables, in redefining healthcare delivery.

Date & Time
Thursday, February 5, 2015
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Cocktail hour & registration
6:00 – 7:45/8:00 p.m. Presentations  Moderator:  Dawn Yankeelov, President of Aspectx and TALK Founder/Executive Director

Kosair Charities Clinical & Translational Research Building (KCCTRB)
505 S. Hancock Street
Louisville, KY 40202

$60 or $10 for Full-time students

Register by emailing Register@HealthEnterprisesNetwork.com or calling 502.625.0149

Health apps, wearable devices and other digital technology have skyrocketed in growth over the past year. From fitness bands that monitor physical activity and sleep patterns to apps that help keep chronic diseases in check, the demand for sophisticated mHealth products continues to grow.

During the first six months of 2014, Flurry Analytics found that health and fitness apps outpaced all other app categories on the market by 87 percent. Similar growth was found with wearable devices, in a recent PwC report, with wearable companies shipping approximately 7.6 million units within the U.S. by the end of 2014 – an increase of almost 200 percent in comparison with the year before.

Over the next couple of years, the health sector will face a formidable task as its tries to unleash the growing potential of apps, wearables and other digital technology to change the face of healthcare delivery. It will face the challenge of not only using these technologies  as add-ons, but as part of an integrated system of  care  which can provide data-rich insights, real-time care, improve efficiency, quality and cost while expanding services

Google Glass
Products such as Google Glass will be discussed in greater detail as speaker Ankur Gopal’s company Interapt has the distinction of being Google Glass certified. As a Glass at Work partner, Interapt works directly with Google to develop Glass tools that are transforming how the healthcare industry works, learns, and communicates. Glass liberates doctors and nurses from inefficient paper documentation by offering instant access to patient data and information they need using voice commands, gestures and augmented reality, helping them devote more time to treating patients.