Opportunities and Risks in E-Health

Developments in e-health offer the potential to reduce healthcare expenditures, transform patient engagement, and improve medical outcomes. On Nov. 4, join experts for a discussion at the GCRI in New York on opportunities and risks in e-health.
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NEW YORK - Nov. 2, 2015 - PRLog -- An increasing number of medical devices, such as heart rate monitors, pacemakers, defibrillators, and drug delivery systems, use wireless communication to monitor patients both in hospitals and at home. These devices use personal data and health-related information. Moreover, devices such as implantable cardiac defibrillators and pacemakers treat chronic disease with electrical therapy that can be wirelessly modified. These devices and systems thus represent a growing risk with respect to the security of the medical data they contain. Topics such as patient privacy, data security, and a more integrative approach to healthcare in aging societies are of great relevance to the U.S. market. On Wednesday, November 4, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., please join our speakers at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York as they discuss these and other significant developments in e-health.

Dr. Peter Levin, President and Founder of Amida Technology Solutions, a Maryland-based start-up that focuses on data interoperability, will speak at the event. He will address the state of e-health today and where he sees the field heading. From May 2009 until March 2013, Dr. Levin served as Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Chief Technology Officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs. He was also a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator during the first Bush administration, a Clinton White House Fellow, and an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow. Dr. Levin holds patents in chip design and GPS-based authentication, and has published in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Huffington Post, politico.com, Techonomy, Spectrum, and on the White House website.

Dr. Levin will be joined by Dr. Sam Bierstock, President and Founder of Champions in Healthcare, a consulting company that identifies and provides business strategies for companies developing leading-edge healthcare IT products and bringing them to market. He will discuss the challenges of managing the proliferation of e-health data that has resulted from nano- and microtechnologies. He will also elaborate on his role in identifying innovative healthcare technologies. Dr. Bierstock served as Chief Medical Officer for IBM and in executive positions for several major leading healthcare EHR and informatics consulting companies. He has been a contributing editor for The Wall Street Journal and has appeared on CNN, FOX TV, and all of the major television networks.

Guido Schmitz, Director of Global Packaging Design for the Innovation R&D Department at Bayer Consumer Care, will also speak. He will touch upon the effect of e-health on emotions and will elaborate on a few consumer pharma projects in the smart bottle solutions realm. Mr. Schmitz is responsible for new technology development, capital investment, and packaging innovation. His range of global responsibilities include idea generation, conception and development of new products and technologies, including new material, new formulations, and new dose forms, such as powders, granulations, solid dose tablets, and gel capsules. Mr. Schmitz has nearly 35 years of international experience in the consumer healthcare industry.

Prof. Dr. Christof Paar, Chair for Embedded Security at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and a research professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will moderate the discussion. Prof. Dr. Paar’s research interests include highly efficient realizations of cryptography, physical security, and security analysis of real-world systems.

This discussion will take place on Wednesday, November 4, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the German Center for Research and Innovation (871 United Nations Plaza, First Avenue, btw. 48th & 49th Streets).

Follow @gcri_ny (https://twitter.com/gcri_ny) and the hashtag #eHealth for live tweets. A video recording will be available on www.germaninnovation.org shortly after the event.

This event is co-sponsored by the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) and the University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr).

The German Center for Research and Innovation (http://www.germaninnovation.org/) provides information and support for the realization of cooperative and collaborative projects between North America and Germany. With the goal of enhancing communication on the critical challenges of the 21st century, GCRI hosts a wide range of events from lectures and exhibitions to workshops and science dinners. Opened in February 2010, GCRI was created as a cornerstone of the German government’s initiative to internationalize science and research and is one of six centers worldwide.

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