Vital Signs Via Broadband
12 noon-2:00 pm
Friday, October 24, 2008
National Press Club ~ Washington, DC - Suite 420
529 14th Street, NW (1½ blocks from Metro Center)
Contact Jose Guzman at 202-263-2926 or [email protected]
Better Health Care Together (www.betterhealthcaretogether.org) invites you to attend a discussion on a new report, "Vital Signs via Broadband: Remote Health Monitoring Transmits Savings, Enhances Lives," which examines the benefits of using remote monitoring technology to care for patients with chronic illnesses or conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, those recovering from hospital stays, and the elderly.
America's health care system is in the midst of a profound transformation. Technological advances enable medical care providers to interact with patients through remote monitoring, while reducing visits to doctors' offices and emergency rooms. Home monitoring, especially when facilitated by broadband, is an important new option for improving health care and enhancing the quality of life for those with chronic medical conditions.
PANELISTS: Tom Ferree - Moderator
Chief Information Officer, Connected Nation Inc.
Better Health Care Together - [TBA]
Robert Litan, PhD - Study Author
Vice President, Research & Policy, Kauffman Foundation
President, Health Tech Strategies, LLC
Ellen Blackler - Introductory Remarks
Executive Director, Public Policy, AT&T