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WAMIII Virtual Talk Series

The WAMIII virtual talks series will continue to convene and educate the global community of technologists, clinicians, healthcare professionals, regulatory, patient advocates, bio/pharma professionals and any other stakeholder who have a common interest in developing solutions around the safe, responsible and validated use of connected wireless medical devices in, on, and around us.

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UPCOMING SESSIONS

WAMIII Virtual Series – Session 22
12 May 2021 8AM - 9AM ET

Opportunities and Challenges in Telehealth Addressing Health Inequality: A Perspective from Europe and Asia

  • Moderator: Maria Palombini - Director, Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice Leader, IEEE SA
  • Narendra Mangra - Co-Chair, IEEE SA Transforming Telehealth Paradigm Industry Connections Program
  • Prof. Sergio Pillon - CIRM Medical Director, San Camillo-Forlanini Hospital, Rome, European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), VAS Representative Work-Group, Digital Health, National Coordinator of the Committee for Telemedicine Development, Italian Ministry of Health, Italy
  • Prabhakaran Dorairaj, MD, DM (Cardiology), MSc, FRCP, FNASC - Vice President, Research and Policy, Director, Centre For Control Of Chronic Conditions, Public Health Foundation of India
  • Micaela Seemann Monteiro - Chief Medical Officer for Digital Transformation, José de Mello Saúde, Portugal

Telehealth can help address disparities in access to healthcare services and health outcomes. The global pandemic further highlighted that telehealth as a utility can be validated and qualified but it further exacerbated the challenge of reaching and serving the most underserved populations in the US and abroad. In 2021, there still remains a significantly diversified range and quality of access to the internet and accessibility to quality services offered through this means. This session will present a global perspective on the continued challenges with telehealth inequity and opportunity to move the needle to closing the gap to help the most underserved populations.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the challenges and public health impact on lack of access to telehealth from a regional perspective - Europe and Asia
  • Comprehensive assessment of continued challenges impeding equivocal access to telehealth
  • Pragmatic technical and policy solutions from around the globe moving the needle to close the gap  Approach to leveraging existing communities and frameworks for successfully reaching and helping marginalized populations onboard to the telehealth paradigm

This session features a live question and answer session with the audience and the speakers.

Additional Resources: Learn more about the IEEE SA Transforming the Telehealth Paradigm Industry Connections Program bringing a global community together to address the issues of connectivity, security, privacy and accessibility for all.

Category: Telehealth


+ Read Maria Palombini's Bio

Maria currently leads the IEEE SA Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice working with a global community of stakeholder volunteers who are committed to establishing trust and validation in tools and technologies that will change the approach to discover therapies, deliver care, and ultimately enable a sustainable and universal quality of care for ALL. Maria is the founder of DisruptiveRx, an information gateway addressing the critical need for pharmaceutical and life sciences executives to connect innovation with business strategy to re-think the process of the drug development and distribution value chain. She has extensive experience in building global media brands in multiple industry sectors. She holds a B.S. and B.A. from Rutgers College and an M.B.A. from Rutgers Graduate School of Business at Rutgers University.


+ Read Dr. Micaela Seemann Monteiro's Bio

Micaela is a physician, senior specialist in Internal Medicine. She graduated at Heinrich-Heine-Universität in Düsseldorf and trained in Germany, Great Britain and Portugal. She was head of emergency departments for over 10 years. In this context, Micaela and her team won the Quality Award of Maria Amélia de Mello. She attended the Health Sector Senior Management Programme of AESE Business School and is postgraduate in Information Management and Business Intelligence in Healthcare by NOVA Information Management School. She worked at the Shared Services of the Portuguese Ministry of Health as Director of the National TeleHealth Center & NHS’ Contact Center, SNS 24. Among other projects, she led the conceptions of the National Strategic Plan for Telehealth and of the digital channel of SNS 24. Micaela participated in several projects exploring AI and Natural Language Processing in healthcare, among others with Fraunhofer Institute, and supported by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. She shares her expertise as:

  • Member of WHO’s roster of experts for digital health.
  • Key Expert for tele- and ehealth working with the European Commission, the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development and OECD.
  • Keynote speaker at conferences in Europe, Americas and Asia
  • Guest lecturer at several universities
  • Editorial Board Member of Telehealth and Medicine Today

Since January 2020 she has held the position of Chief Medical Officer for digital transformation at CUF, Portugal’s largest private healthcare provider.

WAMIII Virtual Series – Session 23
26 May 2021 11AM - 12PM ET

Opportunities and Challenges in Telehealth Addressing Health Inequality: A Perspective from the Americas

  • Moderator: Maria Palombini - Director, Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice Leader, IEEE SA
  • Bruce Hecht - Co-Chair, IEEE SA Transforming Telehealth Paradigm Industry Connections Program
  • Prof. Jefferson G Fernandes, MD, MSc, PhD, MBA - Vice President, Brazilian Association of Telemedicine and Telehealth, Coordinator, Telemedicine Education Program, Medical Association of São Paulo, Brazil.  CEO, SPECIS
  • James T McElligott - Executive Medical Director for the Center for Telehealth at Medical University of South Carolina

Telehealth can help address disparities in access to healthcare services and health outcomes. The global pandemic further exacerbated the challenge of reaching and serving the most underserved populations in the US and abroad. In 2021, disparities remain for internet quality, access and services offered. This session will present a global perspective on the continued challenges with telehealth inequity and opportunity to move the needle to closing the gap to help the most underserved populations.

Key Learning Objectives

  •  Understanding the challenges and public health impact on lack of access to telehealth from a regional perspective - North America and Latin America
  • Comprehensive assessment of continued challenges impeding equivocal access to telehealth
  • Pragmatic technical and policy solutions from around the globe moving the needle to close the gap
  • Approach to leveraging existing communities and frameworks for successfully reaching and helping marginalized populations onboard to the telehealth paradigm

This session features a live question and answer session with the audience and the speakers.

Additional Resources: Learn more about the IEEE SA Transforming the Telehealth Paradigm Industry Connections Program bringing a global community together to address the issues of connectivity, security, privacy and accessibility for all.

Category: Telehealth


+ Read Maria Palombini's Bio

Maria currently leads the IEEE SA Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice working with a global community of stakeholder volunteers who are committed to establishing trust and validation in tools and technologies that will change the approach to discover therapies, deliver care, and ultimately enable a sustainable and universal quality of care for ALL. Maria is the founder of DisruptiveRx, an information gateway addressing the critical need for pharmaceutical and life sciences executives to connect innovation with business strategy to re-think the process of the drug development and distribution value chain. She has extensive experience in building global media brands in multiple industry sectors. She holds a B.S. and B.A. from Rutgers College and an M.B.A. from Rutgers Graduate School of Business at Rutgers University.


+ Read James T. McElligott's Bio

James T. McElligott, M.D., MSCR, is the Executive Medical Director for Telehealth at MUSC and an Associate Professor in the Division of General Pediatrics at MUSC Children’s Hospital. He oversees the activities of the MUSC Center for Telehealth and is Co-Chair of the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance. Under his leadership the MUSC Center for Telehealth has been designated a National Center for Excellence and the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance received the ATA’s 2019 Presidents Award. His personal awards include the 2020 South Carolina State Champion Award for Telehealth, MUSC’s 2020 Physician of the Year Award, the 2020 MUSC Innovator Award, and the 2020 Margaret Jenkins Pediatric Teaching Award.

SESSIONS ON DEMAND

Browse all of the recorded sessions for the WAMIIII Virtual Talk Series - or view by related topics. All of the sessions provide insight on the latest innovations from Industry experts either by presentations or a moderated panel. Register to gain access to all sessions for free. 
 

Latest Session On-Demand

WAMIII Virtual Series – Session 21
10 December 2020 9AM - 10AM ET

Exclusive Interview of Board Member and Healthcare Innovator at Siemens Healthineers

Maëva Ghonda - ATARC Chair, IEEE Quantum Security Working Group Chair
Dr. Christoph Zindel - Member of the Managing Board, Siemens Healthineers

The global telehealth market is expected to grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 37.7% and attain an estimated value of $191.7 billion by 2025, compared with an estimated value of $38.7 billion in 2020.[1] Telehealth is increasingly serving an important role in healthcare delivery because it grants patients access to care when and where they need it.[2] In the height of the global pandemic—which destabilized healthcare systems worldwide—telehealth facilitated expanded access to medical care and reduced disease exposure for medical staff and their patients. In Q1 2020, telehealth visits increased by 50%, compared with Q1 2019.[3] These Q1 2020 visits were generally from patients seeking medical care for conditions other than COVID-19.[4]

Siemens Healthineers—a global powerhouse—headquartered in Germany with over 170 years of experience and 54,000 employees worldwide (Stock Symbol: SHL) is shaping the future of this important telehealth category.[5] This industry giant is empowering healthcare providers worldwide on their journey towards digitizing healthcare, expanding precision medicine, transforming care delivery, and improving the patient experience. Additionally, the company is continuously developing its products and services with digital offerings and AI-supported applications that play a key role in next-generation medical technologies.

During this exclusive event, Maëva Ghonda will interview the great visionary: Dr. Christoph Zindel. They will discuss Dr. Zindel’s extraordinary path from medical doctor to titan of industry. They will also discuss Siemens Healthineers’ important role in defining the future of telehealth and how the company’s innovation engine runs at full speed—despite the pandemic.

Category: Telehealth


+ Read Maëva Ghonda's Bio

The IEEE chair and moderator for this special occasion is: Maëva Ghonda. Maëva is the chair of the IEEE Quantum Security Working Group that is creating the Standard for Quantum Risk Management for the Board of Directors. She is also the leader of the Cybersecurity for Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring workstream for the IEEE Standards Association Transforming Telehealth Paradigm Industry Connections Program. Additionally, Maëva is the chair of the Quantum Risk Management Roundtable for the Board of Directors and the chair of the Global Quantum Alliance and the chair of the Quantum Initiative Advisory Board. The function of the Quantum Initiative Advisory Board is to assist the U.S. Federal Government and its Agencies, Committees, Subcommittees, Working Groups, Advisory Councils as well as U.S. Diplomats and other U.S. Foreign Service Officials in the execution of their charters as dictated by the laws of the United States and the U.S. President’s executive orders.


+ Read Christoph Zindel's Bio

Dr. Christoph Zindel is a Member of the Managing Board at Siemens Healthineers. He previously served as the President of the Diagnostic Imaging Business and as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Magnetic Resonance Business. Dr. Christoph Zindel holds a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from the J.W. Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. As a medical doctor, he strongly relates to healthcare professionals’ challenges and their ultimate goal: to deliver high value care. Dr. Zindel aims to transform the fields of diagnostic imaging and advanced therapy with technology and innovations born of precision medicine: AI-assisted care, digitalization, automation, and standardization.

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The WAMIII virtual talks series will continue to convene and educate the global community of technologists, clinicians, healthcare professionals, regulatory, patient advocates, bio/pharma professionals and any other stakeholder who have a common interest in developing solutions around the safe, responsible and validated use of connected wireless medical devices in, on, and around us. Participation in these sessions includes the following:

  1. Hearing global expert perspectives (from every corner of the world) on the technical and regulatory challenges and viable clinical applications of wireless medical devices on, in around the patients.
  2. Learning, sharing ideas and building consensus for development of solutions to address challenges impeding trust and adoption of these technologies for diagnosing, monitoring and treating patients.
  3. Access to a platform without geographic bounds enabling a global community of progressive thinkers with common initiatives to harmonize recommendations and form collaboratives to drive solutions through the development of technical and data standards.

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