Healthcare IT SIG: Remote Monitoring and the Patient-Centered Medical Home



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    Topic: Remote Monitoring and the Patient-Centered Medical Home


    Please join us for a discussion of how remote monitoring fits into the context of the Patient-Centered Medical Home.

    One of the exciting areas in which Healthcare IT is helping to improve care and reduce costs is the use of mobile devices for monitoring patients outside hospital and clinic settings. Another increasingly important concept is the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH).

    According to the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a nonprofit dedicated to improving healthcare quality, "The Patient Centered Medical Home is a health care setting that facilitates partnerships between individual patients, and their personal physicians, and when appropriate, the patient’s family." The NCQA goes on to say, "A patient-centered medical home is a model of care that strengthens the clinician-patient relationship by replacing episodic care with coordinated care and a long-term healing relationship."

    Currently, the main healthcare IT focus in PCMH discussions is on Electronic Health Records (EMR), health information exchanges, email, and web portals, and not as much on remote monitoring. This is natural, since it helps to have things like EMR’s in place before remote monitoring can be leveraged. In this meeting, we look at how remote monitoring technology can support the PCMH model.

    Qualcomm has developed its 2net(™) platform, which it describes as, "…a cloud-based system designed to be universally-interoperable with different medical devices and applications, enabling end-to-end wireless connectivity while allowing medical device users and their physicians or caregivers to easily access biometric data." (See

    Frost & Sullivan’s recently published “What is Telehealth and What is its Place in Healthcare?” spotlights opportunities in telehealth, gauging market sizes and forecasting key trends, and ranking the top sectors poised for growth. “Home and disease management monitoring” is first on the list. (See

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    About Our Panelists

    Jack YoungDirector
    Qualcomm Venture, San Diego, CA

    Jack heads up the $100M Qualcomm Life Fund (QLF) at Qualcomm Ventures. His investment interest is focused on the emerging wireless health space including wellness and fitness, chronic disease care, remote diagnosis and monitoring, healing and aging in place,health informatics, etc. Jack currently serves as a board observer at QLF portfolio companies including Airstrip, AliveCor and Telcare. In addition, he serves as a board observer at PixSense, Jana, uCIRRUS, Validity and Visage Mobile.

    Prior to Qualcomm Ventures, Jack was EVP and US Country Manager at ZTE who helped establish the company's US market presence. He was a sales and marketing executive at Nokia following the acquisition of Amber Networks where he was founding AVP of marketing. Early in his career, he held marketing and business development positions at 3Com, GDC, and Nortel. Jack earned a MSEE from University of Calgary and a MBA from McGill University.

    Greg Caressi, Vice President, Healthcare & Life Sciences
    Frost & Sullivan

    Mr. Caressi servesg as the business unit leader for North American and Latin American operations. In his career at Frost & Sullivan, Mr. Caressi has served in executive management roles covering the range of professional services under the Frost & Sullivan umbrella: subscription services, consulting projects, and sales and business development teams. Additionally, he directed Frost & Sullivan’s overall business expansion into Latin America. Mr. Caressi has been involved in the management of hundreds of deliverables, covering both consulting projects and subscription services in his roles as a research director and business development executive.

    Prior to joining Frost and Sullivan, Mr. Caressi worked in the fields of economics, marketing, and export promotion in the U.S. and China, specializing in the economies of developing nations and research in emerging markets. In addition, Mr. Caressi has worked as an educator for 18 years, most recently at Dominican University as an instructor of Corporate Finance. Mr. Caressi holds an MBA from Dominican University, and a BA in Economics and a BS in Education from Miami University.

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