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An Innovation Forum: The Digital Health and IoT Journey - On the Road to Personalized Medicine and Better Health

Monday, September 12, 2016
8:15 am to 3:30 pm


The Healthcare Delivery Institute (HDI) at WPI presents

An Innovation Forum:

The Digital Health and IoT Journey - On the Road to Personalized Medicine and Better Health

Monday, September 12, 2016

8:15 am - 3:30 pm
100 Institute Road, WPI Rubin Campus Center
Worcester, MA 01609

The program will consist of speaker presentations, interactive panels, and lunchtime networking with demos, posters, and exhibitor areas. We invite technology companies, investors, and other organizations focused on innovation in the healthcare industry to sponsor the forum and/or demo your product/technology. Please contact  for more information about sponsorship or demo space.

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The digital revolution has brought disruptive changes to the health sector. It began with the requirement that healthcare providers convert to electronic health record (EHR) systems. EHR systems, in turn, collect volumes of data and can share it with other such systems and a variety of medical devices, all contributing to the “Internet of (healthcare or medical) Things” (IoMT). The revolution touches consumers as mobile devices and personal sensors collect their data and deliver health information, connect them to online support communities, and help them manage chronic conditions. Innovation in this space for products and services requires expertise in packaging key technology that delivers health benefits in smart and behaviorally and medically sound ways. Join in the discourse, as we bring together industry and academic innovators with expertise in technology, application development, health and wellness applications, data mining, analytics and storage, privacy and security, and usability and consumer engagement.

Goals of this forum:

  • For participants to inform and foster a dialog around digital health and IoT innovations and how they bring new ways of delivering and improving care for healthcare consumers.
  • For industry (technology companies, healthcare providers, other organizations focused on the healthcare industry) and WPI researchers (faculty and students) to showcase their innovations to foster dialog and potential collaborations that could lead to commercialization.

Key Note Speaker:

Pete Karns
Vice President, Offering Management, IBM Watson Internet of Things

Confirmed Speakers:

David Dimond
CTO, Global Healthcare Business, EMC

Denise Fletcher
former Vice President, Healthcare, Payer & Pharma & Life Sciences, Innovation Center of Excellence Leo-US, Xerox

Holly Chaffee 
Porchlight VNA and Home Care 
Rob McCready 

Emmanuel Agu
Associate Professor, Computer Science

Soussan Djamasbi
Associate Professor, Foisie School of Business

Carolina Ruiz
Associate Professor, Computer Science

Diane Strong
Professor, Foisie School of Business

Bengisu Tulu 
Associate Professor, Foisie School of Business

Krishna Venkatasubramanian
Associate Professor, Computer Science