Veta™ Smart Case for EpiPen – Aterica Digital Health

Alex Leyn, CEO of Aterica, talks about the Veta™ Smart Case for EpiPen, the first-ever comprehensive anaphylaxis and food allergy support system. The Veta system includes a “smart case” for EpiPen and an app that connects wirelessly to the smart case to provide real-time alerts and notifications. The Veta Smart Case replaces the stock epinephrine auto-injector case to provide a variety of connected benefits.

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Foreign Medical Graduates and the U.S. Travel Ban

You may remember that the US Supreme Court recently voted to uphold a travel ban in the United States, which may prevent foreign-trained physicians from entering the U.S. to practice. According to the AMA Master File, about 25% of all practicing physicians are individuals who’ve gone to medical school outside of Canada and United States. Dr. William Pinsky discusses how this U.S. travel ban will impact the U.S. healthcare system.

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Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

Desiree Villamor tells the story of her daughter Layla who was diagnosed at 10 weeks old with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a devastating, severe neuromuscular disease caused by a defect in the gene – SMN1 – that codes the protein necessary for the survival of motor neurons.

The FDA has approved a treatment with promising therapies on the horizon. Layla is now 2.5 years old and travels to Stanford to see SMA specialists and working on building muscle strength. Desiree is committed to educating about SMA, and even partnered with her mayor to formally establish August as SMA Awareness month in her community.

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Arterys – Cloud-based Medical Imaging Platform

Dr. Albert Hsiao, MD, PhD talks about Arterys suite of applications for clinicians via its cloud-based, web-enabled AI medical imaging platform which enables use and interaction with deep learning algorithms in real-time, augmenting the clinician and expediting image interpretation. To date, it has the first and only FDA approval for a machine learning application to be used in a clinical setting.

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Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Healthcare Benefits

Chris Byrd, Executive Vice President at WEX Health, discusses the growing trend around Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and healthcare benefits. HSAs are accounts that an individual can open if they have a certain kind of health insurance plan that has a high deductible. An individual can fund that HSA either directly out of pocket or through their employer plan by regular payroll deduction.

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Growing Prominence of On-Demand Care Facilities

Monte Sandler discusses the growing prominence of on-demand care facilities, like urgent cares and the evolving patient as a healthcare consumer. Monte Sandler is the Executive Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management at DocuTAP, a dynamic HIT company and provider of revenue cycle management (RCM) services, electronic medical records (EMR) and practice management (PM) software for urgent care clinics.

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Psoriatic arthritis & PsA Narrative Survey

Leah Howard, Chief Operating Officer from the National Psoriasis Foundation or NPF, a non-profit organization that supports patients with psoriatic arthritis, discusses key information on the impact of this disease, the results of the PsA Narrative surveys, as well as ways that patients can work with their doctor to make sure their voice is heard. NPF is a collaborative partner with Pfizer on this initiative.

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