This is a catalytic moment in the evolution of health care. Driven by necessity during the pandemic, the industry has changed more in the past year than at any other time in modern history. COVID-19 hastened the arrival of the future of medicine, creating a powerful opportunity to rethink and redefine how health care works. The biggest opportunity is found in harnessing technology to deliver better, faster and more cost-effective care.

Stern Speakers represents several thought leaders at the forefront of the digital health care revolution. Read on to learn about the many ways they help companies strategically embrace the best of what emerging technologies have to offer.

Dr. Robert Wachter | Futurist and Global Leader in Health Care Safety, Quality, Policy and Digital Technologies That Improve Delivery of Care; Father of the Hospitalist Field; Chair of the Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; New York Times Bestselling Author, “The Digital Doctor”

Protecting Patient Privacy While Digitally Delivering CareDr. Robert Wachter, New York Times bestselling author of “The Digital Doctor,” is a global leader in health care safety, quality, policy and digital technologies that improve the delivery of care. Chair of the Department of Medicine at University of California, San Francisco, he became a trusted source for COVID-19 news early in the pandemic by posting up-to-the-minute tweets that kept the media and public informed. Dr. Wachter says this golden era of health IT is dependent on the next steps hospitals, health care systems, providers and pharmaceutical companies take. His insights on how to address the significant challenges of using technologies safely are extremely relevant as companies around the world establish practices for digitally delivering care while trying to protect patient privacy.

Leveraging Technology to Reduce Costs and Increase Access – Businesses and health care systems will benefit from the research and real-world success stories in Dr. Shantanu Nundy’s published book, “Care After Covid: What the Pandemic Revealed Is Broken in Healthcare and How to Reinvent It.” Chief Medical Officer at Accolade and a senior technology advisor to the World Bank, Dr. Nundy advocates for increased use of digital technologies that provide cost-effective solutions, measurable outcomes and a health care future that is more accessible and equitable. Based on his three-pronged visionary plan, offers companies a framework for leveraging the collective intelligence of medical professionals and machine learning, advancing health care equity, and decreasing misdiagnoses and medical mistakes.

High Tech Solutions That Boost Efficiency and Quality – Health care futurist, Dr. Lyle Berkowitz, author of “Innovation with Information Technologies in Healthcare,” helps organizations implement high-tech solutions for improving care while boosting efficiency and quality. Named one of the nation’s top “individuals making a difference in today’s complex health care world” by HealthLeaders, Dr. Berkowitz believes that routine care can and should be automated and provides a roadmap for great quality telehealth. He also gives companies preparing for the high-tech future of health care a sneak peek at what to expect, from advances in gene therapy to cutting-edge wearables, digestibles, implantables and 3D printing.

Improving Health Care Using AI, Data and Analytics Tom Davenport, distinguished professor of IT management at Babson College, MIT research fellow, and cofounder of the International Institute for Analytics, is the preeminent expert on how organizations can extract value from information and technology. In the health care industry, he helps leaders design and implement technology-driven systems that improve on delivery of care and business strategy. He teaches analytics and AI to executives at Harvard School of Public Health. Named among the top three business/technology analysts in the world and the 100 most influential people in IT, Davenport says he is glad to see the health care industry – which had been slow to adopt technology – finally opening up to the many opportunities AI, data and analytics have to offer. By facilitating full data integration and AI use cases, Davenport offers health care from NYGoodHealth leaders a powerful opportunity to create more efficient systems that better serve institutions, clinicians and patients.

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