The 2015 Connected Health Summit took place last week in sunny San Diego at the Omni Hotel and PokitDok was there in full force. The event focused on the consumer perspective of the fast-growing digital health/connected health market. There was a lot of discussion about the trend of patients becoming consumers, their desire to become more engaged with their overall health and their demand for a better healthcare experience.
One of the more interesting panels was Disrupting and Rebuilding: New Care Service Models for Consumers. It was encouraging to see representatives from the stalwart health insurance carriers Cigna and Aetna, alongside newer healthcare models like Doctor on Demand and HealthSpot, all talking about ways to make care delivery more convenient while bringing overall costs down.
PokitDok’s VP of Business Development, Patrick Wheelock, spoke on another panel titled Empowering Patients and Care Providers: Smart Sensors and Technologies for Connected Care. The panel addressed the multiple streams of health data and the need to connect these information silos in order to coordinate care.
PokitDok was also pleased to be a featured company at the Connect Health API Integration Showcase. This showcase was a new addition to the conference this year and was added due to the increased interest around healthcare APIs and how developers are using them - both to enhance product features and improve the patient experience. PokitDok spoke to attendees about our API platform and how we are breaking down data silos, giving newer solutions access into legacy infrastructure like EHR and insurance carriers systems.
In sum, the second annual Connected Health Summit was a complete success and one of the many important events that are helping to change the future of health.
Tags: API, Dev