4:20 - 5:50 pmSaturday, September 28
Plenary Hall
Core Theme 3: Funding opportunities in digital health
Plenary Hall
Core Theme 3: Funding opportunities in digital health

eHealth Pioneer
VP Clinical Strategy and Innovation, Wellpoint
Co-Founder & CEO at MedStartr
Senior Manager of Health IT, AHRQ
Funding opportunities in digital health are vital to maintaining growth and vibrant innovation in this arena. How do current funding models support research, development of new technologies and entrepreneurship... Read more

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Funding opportunities in digital health are vital to maintaining growth and vibrant innovation in this arena. How do current funding models support research, development of new technologies and entrepreneurship in digital health? How might scientists finding funding for patient-centered digital health research? How are novel methods such as crowdfunding changing the entrepreneurial landscape and increasing opportunities available to individuals and small startups? How might reimbursement practices in healthcare change to support physician engagement in digital health? These are some of the questions we aim to explore in this core theme session.

Denise Silber is an American living in Paris and an early eHealth evangelist recognized for her work in both Europe and the US in creating some of the first health web sites and ethical codes. She is the founder and president of Basil Strategies, a healthcare emarketing and social media consultancy. Basil Strategies organizes the annual Doctors 2.0 & You conference in Paris, France. She is a 2011 recipient of the French Legion of Honor.

Alex Fair is a health innovation leader, ex-scientist, executive, public speaker, and business developer. He created the first Open Network for healthcare (FairCareMD), the first connecting app for cell phones and bar/QR codes (ScanBuy), and the first Crowdfunding site designed specifically for Healthcare (MedStartr).

Teresa Zayas Cabán leads the research strategy for the Health IT Portfolio at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. At AHRQ she has also led the Enabling Patient-Centered Care through Health IT grant initiative and projects related to consumer health IT and the integration of health IT to clinical workflow. Dr. Zayas Cabán obtained her doctorate in industrial and systems engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow in industrial engineering. While pursuing her doctoral degree, she also worked with Partners Health Care Clinical Informatics Research and Development, Boston Children's Hospital Informatics Program, and the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC)'s Cancer Care in Massachusetts (CAMA) project. Before joining AHRQ, she served as a post-doctoral trainee in the Computation and Informatics in Biology and Medicine program in Wisconsin.

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