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Validic, Amgen, Sutter Health and Genentech Lead Session at the Digital Health Summer Summit
Panelists Explore How Advancements in Clinical Devices and Sensors are Driving Superior Trial Outcomes
June 7, San Francisco; Register Today

NEW YORK, May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The digital health industry has seen remarkable growth in sophistication of data delivery, integration and usage within the pharma industry.  Connecting data from remote-monitoring devices, wearables, sensors and more, to the entire continuum of care, is making it easier and more cost effective than ever to drive superior outcomes in healthcare treatment and delivery. But, outside of the healthcare system, device-generated data is also being leveraged in multiple phases of clinical trials and research studies to improve subject recruitment, remote monitoring, post-market research and building patient communities.

Digital Health Summer Summit

At the fifth annual Digital Health Summer Summit, co-located with BIO International Convention, industry leaders Validic, Amgen, Sutter Health and Genentech will lead an insightful, engaging and interactive session, Digital Health and Clinical Trials: How Sensors and Clinical Devices are Driving Superior Outcomes, discussing the real-world case studies of trials. The expert panelists from across the industry will delve into how these trials have successfully integrated patient-generated data from clinical-grade devices and how these technical advancements are driving superior outcomes and engagement throughout pharma and healthcare. All Digital Health Summer Summit sessions will take place at the Moscone Center, West Hall, Rooms 3022-24.

"When technology has shown to significantly improve legacy systems like pharma's clinical trials processes, it's imperative to share these amazing advancements and include as a featured session in our summit," said Jill Gilbert, producer, Digital Health Summer Summit. "We knew it would be an important issue to share with the array of industry leaders brought to us through our partnership with BIO."

The discussion will also address the future impact of clinical-grade devices and sensors as they become smaller, more user-friendly and capable of wireless communication, and how the growing sophistication of these devices is impacting and expanding the breadth of data healthcare can collect remotely.  

"Digital health's impact on pharma and role in clinical trials will continue to grow as technology becomes increasingly sophisticated and pervasive in healthcare. Digital health is streamlining recruitment processes and allowing for better participant engagement and health insights throughout the trial," said Drew Schiller, chief technology officer and co-founder of Validic. "Clinical and consumer-grade devices are driving new and improved models for the clinical trials and research studies of the future. These, and digital health technologies in general, will continue to play an important role in reducing costs and improving overall access to trial participants."


Digital Health and Clinical Trials: How Sensors and Clinical Devices are Driving Superior Outcomes, Tuesday, June 7, 12:30pm PDT

Moderator: Julie Papanek, Principal, Canaan Partners


Drew Schiller, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Validic  
Ferry Tamtoro, Director of Digital Accelerator Labs, Amgen 
Albert Chan, M.D., M.S., Vice President, Chief of Digital Patient Experience, Sutter Health 
Alicyn Campbell, Global Head of Patient-Centered Outcomes, Oncology, Genentech

Digital Health Summer Summit – Agenda, Packages & Registration

View the full DHSS conference agenda and keep up with the current list of speakers here.

BIO will continue to offer a digital health track, as part of its more than 120 sessions offered at the BIO International Convention for those interested in the digital health sector on Wednesday, June 8th and Thursday, June 9th.  The sessions will focus on the intersection of biotechnology and digital health and how the market is reacting. View the session details here.

Various packages are available for those interested in attending the DHSS, which include different levels of access to the BIO International Convention for a bundled discounted rate.  View complete details and register online today here.

The DHSS and BIO International Convention are open to credentialed members of the media free of charge.  View complete media guidelines and register online here.  Registered media will have full access to both conferences.  One-on-One Partnering is not included, but can be purchased separately.

For updates on DHSS, follow Digital Health on Twitter at @DHSummit, "like" Digital Health Summit on Facebook, connect with us on Linkedin and follow the hashtag #DHSS16.

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LKPR, Inc. for Digital Health Summer Summit 
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