Title of the panel IEEE BHI – BSN 2021 “The Evolution of AI products/services in medical informatics”  
Description In this session we will hear and discuss how advanced AI-enabled health informatics have impacted products and services offered by medtech and bioinformatics companies. We will hear the perspective of a handful of selected companies developing novel AI-based solutions, including new devices, sensors, predictive analytics, digital tools and software solutions that contribute to improving and rethinking healthcare systems and promote a better quality of life. We will hear their views on the opportunities and the challenges associated with building new products and services that rely on AI. The format of the session will include short presentations by each participating companies, followed by a moderated panel discussion.  
Chair Julien Penders
affiliation Bloomlife, USA
email address julien@bloom-life.com
Andreas Persidis, CEO, Bioviasta Inc.

Title of Presentation: Augmented Network Intelligence in support of complex medical challenges

Christine Miyachi, IEEE Future Directions Committee chair

Title of Presentation: Learn how Nuance is using AI to help solve sub‑optimal patient care, clinician burnout and missed reimbursement and financial pressures by automating Electronic Health Record creation.

Biosketch: Christine Miyachi is an experienced software architect and technical manager, and her career spans working for large companies like Xerox, and several startups. She is a Software Development Manager at Nuance Communications where she works on AI systems for healthcare.  After serving several leadership and editorial roles at the IEEE, she currently is chair of IEEE Future Directions Committee (https://www.ieee.org/about/technologies.html). In addition, she writes a blog about software architecture: http://abstractsoftware.blogspot.com/. Miyachi graduated from the University of Rochester with a BS in electrical engineering. She holds two MIT degrees: an MS in technology and policy/electrical engineering and computer science and an MS in System Design and Management. See more about Chris at www.christinemiyachi.com

Hosain Rahman, Jawbone Health

Title of Presentation: Integrated Continuous Monitoring

Biosketch: Hosain Rahman is the CEO and Founder of all.health. All.health is delivering the world’s leading end-to-end proactive and preventative healthcare platform using continuous health information combined with human and machine intelligence.Previously Hosain was the CEO and Co-Founder of Jawbone, a world-leader in consumer technology products, where he led the creation of several large new categories through the industry defining products including the world’s first smart Bluetooth headset, the Jawbone headset, the world’s first, mobile wireless smart speaker, the JamBox, and the world’s first wrist-based wearables, the UP line of health trackers. Hosain has been honored in: Fast Company’s Most Creative People, Vanity Fair’s New Establishment, and Fortune’s 40 Under 40. In 2014 he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.

Ilkka Korhonen, Firstbeat Technologies Oy, Jyväskylä, Finland; and Tampere University, Tampere, Finland

Title of Presentation: Supporting employee health with wearable data and intelligent analytics

Biosketch: CTO at Firstbeat Technologies Ltd. >30y expertise in HealthTech, wearables, algorithms and sensing technology, research and translating research into products, partner relations and business development. Passionate health tech pioneer committed to make the consumer as a central user of health information and to use health tech to transform our behaviors to promote health and happiness. Also, earlier, scientific research as a professor in ICT for health with special focus on personal health systems, eHealth/mHealth, biosignal interpretation, health monitoring and wearable health sensors, and even decision making based on sensor data in critical care and anesthesia. Several patents and inventions, contribution to several product launches and business and concept design of commercialized products even during research years. >20y experience in management of relations to international industrial partners (IT, medical technology, ODM/OEM) and health and social care partners (hospitals, healthcare and research institutions). Special strengths in multidisciplinary collaborating, strong and proven ability to efficiently manage and inspire complex networks of divergent skills. >200 international scientific publications, founding member of IEEE EMBS TC on Wearable Biomedical Sensors and Systems, member of IEEE EMBS TC for Biomedical and Health Informatics, and Senior Member in IEEE EMBS.

Ming Jack Po, MD, PhD, CEO and founder of Ansible Health

Title of Presentation: Does AI matter in medicine?

Biosketch: Ming Jack Po, MD, PhD, is the CEO and founder of Ansible Health, a venture-backed startup focused on home based chronic care management, starting with COPD.  Prior to his current role, he was a product manager at Google working in Healthcare and Machine Learning. At Google, he has led teams in Health, Research, Cloud, as well as in Search. Prior to joining Google, Jack spent a decade working in different senior operating and venture capital roles in areas related to medical devices, healthcare delivery, and Global Health.  Jack is a respected thought leader in the fields of Healthcare IT, Healthcare Delivery, Machine Learning, and BioDesign and he continues to teach and mentor students at Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University.   In addition, Jack is currently a board member of El Camino Health System, a trustee of the Austen Riggs Center, a board member of AcademyHealth, a member of the NIH’s National Library of Medicine’s Board of Scientific Counselors, and a member of the ONC’s Interoperability Standards Priorities Task Force.

Jack received his M.D. and Ph.D. from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University’s Fu School of Engineering. He received his M.A. in mathematics, and his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.

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