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Monday, March 10 • 9:30am - 10:30am
The Avatar Will See You Now: Inside Virtual Health

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In the future, virtual health care won’t be a luxury for the wealthy, but a necessity as the demand for quality and timely care rises and health organizations go under more pressure to deliver better patient outcomes and reduced costs.
Already digital health avatars are making house calls and serving a critical support role, applying Siri-like conversational interfaces and sophisticated A.I. to help propel our healthcare system past hurdles like physician shortages and patients adhering to medicine.
Virtual health promises to be a revolutionary step forward, but how do we ensure that applying virtual assistant technology to healthcare still meets privacy standards and needs for quality bedside manner? How do we know applying this technology improves rather than degrades patient outcomes?
During this session, innovators at the forefront of healthcare and A.I. will discuss the future of virtual health, shedding light on current challenges as well as opportunities for the future.

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Erik Emerson

Founder & CEOSymplmed
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Stacey Higginbotham

Sr WriterGigaOM

Mitch Lawrence

EVP, Sales & MktgNext IT
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Dr Timothy Bickmore PHD

Assoc ProfessorNortheastern University College of Computer and Information ScienceDr. Bickmore is an Associate Professor in the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University. The focus of his research is on the development and evaluation of computer agents... Read More →

Monday March 10, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon F

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