Wearables in Health: In Theory and in Practice
Monday, March 14
3:30PM - 4:30PM
110 E 2nd St
The data we can collect from wearables can be used in many ways to improve health outcomes, better the patient experience, and make clinical trials and R&D more efficient and effective. But we’re several years away from realizing the full benefits of patient-generated data.
In this dual presentation, Dr. Sam Volchenboum will speak to where we’re at and where we’re headed regarding the challenges and benefits of using wearable data to inform treatment and clinical trials.
Dr. Ray Duncan of Cedars Sinai Hospital will share the practical hurdles, insights, and success stories of integrating wearable data with EMRs at one of the most connected health systems in the country.
Dr Sam Volchenboum
University Of Chicago & Litmus Health
Dr. Sam Volchenboum is the Director of the Center for Research Informatics at the University of Chicago, a board-certified pediatric hematologist and oncologist, and the co-founder of Litmus Health...Show the rest
Dr. Sam Volchenboum is the Director of the Center for Research Informatics at the University of Chicago, a board-certified pediatric hematologist and oncologist, and the co-founder of Litmus Health, a data science platform for early-stage clinical trials.
Dr. Volchenboum was drawn to computers and learned to program at a young age. Despite choosing medicine instead of computer science, he has found novel ways to use technology to enhance medical care, bringing new data-driven approaches to the field.
After an MD and PhD in molecular biology from the Mayo Clinic, he continued his medical career with a residency at Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center where rotations in oncology and stem cell transplant solidified his interest in treating children with cancer and passion for research in neuroblastoma. After completing a clinical fellowship at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital, he continued to see patients while participating in their electronic medical record implementation.
Frustrated with the inefficiencies he observed in clinical care and medical research, he began developing new tools for collecting, processing, and managing data to augment care, improve safety, and enhance physician and patient satisfaction – all before receiving any formal training in medical informatics.
Dr. Volchenboum went on to formalize his data science training with a Master’s in Biomedical Informatics from MIT and Harvard Medical School and now is a faculty member at the University of Chicago as Director of the Center for Research Informatics, a nationally recognized group that helps academia acquire, analyze, manage, and store data to streamline their research projects.
He is also leveraging his experience at the intersection of research and bioinformatics as the scientific co-founder of Litmus Health, a company that helps drug development researchers make better go and no-go decisions from a patient’s environment, lifestyle, diet, and activity.Hide the rest
Medical Dir Tech R&D
Cedars-Sinai Health System
UCLA Medical School 1973-1977, Cedars-Sinai Pediatric Residency 1977-1980, Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine Fellowship 1980-1982. NICU attending physician and UCLA clinical faculty 1982-1985 and 1989-20...Show the rest
UCLA Medical School 1973-1977, Cedars-Sinai Pediatric Residency 1977-1980, Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine Fellowship 1980-1982. NICU attending physician and UCLA clinical faculty 1982-1985 and 1989-2000. Author of several MS-DOS and OS/2 programming books during the 1980's, wrote hundreds of technical articles for PC Magazine, Microsoft Systems Journal, Dr. Dobb's Journal, and others. Ran a small business for software development and consulting during the 1980's, primarily for clinical labs and embedded systems. In 1997 was drafted into the IT dept. for Cedars-Sinai Health System and have worked in IT in various roles since then, including CTO 2007-2014 during the Epic EMR implementation.Hide the rest