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Person-Centricity: Leveraging Technology, Mobility and Connectivity to Bend the Sickness Curve

April 15, 2014


The Healthcare Communications SIG Presents…


Health has become a national security issue. We propose a person-centric approach by putting the whole person in the game and as such have profound impact to begin to bend the sickness curve. We strongly contend that technology enhanced decision making and support via connected health, HIT and mobile technology issues can exert a powerful impact on improving lives while reducing costs and therewith change the trajectory from sickness care to health. The ability to be connected via a wide range of low energy Bluetooth technologies via devices, monitoring sensors or devices and trackers create a connected ecosystem that affords one access, convenience and piece of mind. The fact that at least 70 percent of the time people trust their cardiac, diabetes or Asthma monitoring devices to tell when and if to seek further medical attention is daunting. We can empower the person and instill comfort and couple that with real- time continuous monitoring to create a behavioral symphony of wellness and outfit the person with better tools to evaluate evidence-based treatment options that are personalized for the individual.

We can begin to take the pain out of becoming healthy and promote the understanding that small changes can make huge differences. We understand that beyond promoting healthy behaviors and lifestyle changes we need to leverage technology and our actions to promote and sustain healthy behaviors. The system has matured to allow us to align the advances of information technology, mobility, and advanced technologies to recapture the concept of person and health back into the framework to improve the health of the person, the community of persons and the nation.  This transition is consistent with those elements of self-determination, prudence, good judgment, personal and social responsibility that typify the American spirit and tradition. Our panel convenes experts from a wide range of disciplines drawn from mobile and connected health, personalized medicine, health and wellness, medicine, public health, national policy and ethics to offer a comprehensive and multifaceted approach to exploring the implications of this new paradigm.


Clint McClellan Senior Director Business Development, Qualcomm Life President and Chairman, Continua Health Alliance Healthcare Comm. SIG Co-Chair, CommNexus
Clint McClellan is currently the senior director of business development for Qualcomm Life. Clint’s current responsibilities include establishing opportunities in the Wireless Health market. McClellan joined Qualcomm in December of 1997. Clint brings a wealth of wireless industry analysis experience to Qualcomm. Since joining Qualcomm, he has served in business development roles and established the Global Industry Analyst program and Global Market Intelligence program at Qualcomm. Currently, he is the president and chairman of the board of the Continua Health Alliance. Prior to joining the Qualcomm, Clint served as a senior analyst for Gartner Group/Dataquest’s Telecommunications Group in its personal communications wireless program. While he was at Dataquest, Clint served as a technology news analyst for two years on the Good Morning San Jose show at KNTV, an ABC affiliate, where he presented analysis and commentary on daily news events affecting high-technology industries. Previously, he worked as a marketing specialist at Telephone House Nippo in Kobe, Japan and for CH2M Hill Consulting Engineers in Oakland, California. Clint holds a B.S. degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Matt Riemann, B.App.Sc, M.App.Sc Co-Founder and CEO, Ultimate Human Foundation
A leading Health Expert and Thought Leader in Future Medicine and Personalized Health, Matt’s vision is to eliminate chronic pain and disease from the planet by 2050. After founding and building over 5 successful businesses in the past 10 years, he has now founded the Ultimate Human Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to transforming world health. Matt is entrepreneurial by nature and backs up strong intuition with solid grounding in systems, strategy, leadership and exposure. He holds both Bachelor and Masters qualifications in Applied Human Sciences, is a lecturer & clinical educator at multiple leading Universities in Australia, and has been recognized for his passion, excellence, skill and reputation in furthering the education of health professionals internationally. He regularly trains doctors, health practitioners and fitness experts globally in the art and science of the human body. Matt is currently focused on launching a Personalized Medicine Revolution bringing ancient and modern philosophies and medicines together to identify, classify and optimize Personal Health, specifically for each Human. He is working with visionary leaders from around the globe to incorporate the entire mind-body-spirit connections into this experience while conducting scientific, evidence-based research to enable global acceptance and implementation that will improve the Health and the Future of the human race.

 Matt is available for keynotes and speaking engagements internationally, please contact us for more information.

Daniel J. Chavez Executive Director, San Diego Health Connect Daniel J. Chavez joined San Diego Health Connect as Executive Director in March 2013 with more than 30 years of healthcare information technology experience. He has an extensive track record of cultivating startups, business development and product marketing. Previously, he served as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Independa, a San Diego-based innovator that provides solutions to help the elderly remain independent. In his previous positions, Chavez was Executive Vice President at Payformance Corporation, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the medical division of Immersion Corporation, and Senior Vice President at Availity. His prior experience includes IBM, GTE, SAIC, Stellcom Technologies and CSC. He holds a BA from San Jose State University and an MBA from Stanford University.John Mattison, M.D.Assistant Medical Director and Chief Medical Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente John Mattison currently oversees all information systems deployment in the Southern California region of Kaiser Permanente, which includes more than 5,000 physicians, 3 million members, 140 clinics, and 13 hospitals. He chairs the KP national IT Infrastructure governance group, the Regional Business Governance Group for all KP regions, and is a member of numerous other national governance groups including Security, and Care Delivery. He led the KP HealthConnect project in Southern California, which has been fully implemented in every clinic and hospital, and represents the single largest deployment of a completely integrated electronic health record. Dr. Mattison’s clinical background includes specialties of Internal Medicine and Critical Care. From 1984 to 1989 he practiced internal medicine and critical care at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, where he served as director of the Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit, and chaired committees on Pharmacy, Quality, and Utilization. In 1989 he began working for Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, where he practiced Critical Care and Primary Care in Internal Medicine. In 1992 he was appointed as Assistant Medical Director and Chief Medical Information Officer, and in 2003 became program director for the HealthConnect program. Dr. Mattison has consulted internationally on health information technology and interoperability standards. He is the co-founder of the Clinical Document Architecture, which is the international standard for sharing patient records between institutions, under the umbrella of HL7. Dr. Mattison has published numerous papers in medical informatics, and given seminars on medical informatics at several California universities.

Dennis Robbins, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Dennis A. Robbins is a health and healthcare thought leader and steward. His career spans multiple sectors of the health and health care system including serving as an advisor to the President’s Commission on Ethical Issues in Biomedicine, Biomedical and Behavioral Research, the White House Educational Advisory Committee on Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and the National Endowment for the Humanities 
 Dr. Robbins received his postdoctoral MPH from Harvard and Ph.D. from Boston College. He serves on the Boards  of companies in the U.S, .U.K, Australia,  and is Director of Translational Policy and Ethics at the PEARL Translational Network at NYU, an advisor to CINA in Dallas and serves on the Board of the National Research Network.  He has taught a wide spectrum of university courses in Medical Schools, Public Policy, Exercise and Wellness programs. Dr Robbins has written 9 books in healthcare and lectures and publishes extensively. He chaired a think tank in Washington on healthcare to health and patient to person that serves as the foundation for a White House Monograph he is currently co-editing.

SIG CO-CHAIRS: Noel Gillespie, Partner, Procopio Nate Heintzman, Assistant Professor, Divison of Biomedical Informatics, UCSD Clint McClellan, Sr. Director, Business Development, Qualcomm Life Alean Kirnak, President, Software Partners LLC Peter Pardee, VP Business Development, Hughes Network Systems, LLC Alex Robertson, CEO, New Avenue Solutions, Chairman, MediAccess Solutions LLC Carlos Nunez, Chief Medical Officer, CareFusion Evangelene Lu, Principal, Healthcare Innovations Consulting DATE: Tuesday April 15th 2014

AGENDA: 5:30PM: Registration/Networking/Refreshments 6:00PM: Program Begins 7:30PM: Program Ends

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