DOCSF – Digital Orthopaedics Conference San Francisco

DOCSF – Digital Orthopaedics Conference San Francisco

Bridging the worlds of digital health and clinical orthopaedics to catalyze the adoption of technology in musculoskeletal care

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S7E01 – How Healthcare Is Transitioning In Europe

Healthcare is in transition, not just in the U.S. but in Europe as well. The COVID pandemic has sped up the transition to digital medicine and it would be interesting to know how other countries are dealing with the transition. In this episode, we are privileged to hear from Roberto Ascione, CEO at Healthware Group, a next-generation integrated consulting group that has been supporting life sciences companies, healthcare stakeholders, and start-ups to navigate the transformation in healthcare, from strategy to technology.   Roberto discusses what's happening in the world of digital health in Europe. He shares with us his company's partnership with Frontiers Health and what they did to produce an interesting and dynamic conference despite the distance and the number of participants. He talks about large-scale adoptions in Europe, digital therapeutics, and the importance of designing solutions in partnership with venture capital companies.  Roberto also shares the possible challenges he foresees and where Frontiers is going in the next couple of years. There's so much to learn from this episode on the work that Frontiers and DOCSF are doing to help improve outcomes in healthcare, so please tune in!
January 6, 2021

S7E01- Introducing DOCSF365 a New Way To Stay Connected

Welcome to DOCSF365, a website committed to bringing digital health to musculoskeletal care. We believe you can find in this site knowledge and skills you need to lead digital innovation in your practice.  In this short introduction, our host, Stefano Bini welcomes you to the site and shares his goals and plans to bring Digital Orthopedics to your fingertips. On the DOCSF365 site, you will find the best-curated content from the most respected voices in digital health, modular segments that can be consumed live or on-demand, courses on specific topics like machine learning and robotics, and masterclasses from world-class consulting firms.  This site will feature the most innovative thinkers of our time, and we look forward to having you visit us on the site. 
January 6, 2021

S6E08 – Pandemics, Floods, and Earthquakes: It’s Good To Be Agile!

We've had the COVID-19 pandemic for only three to four months now, but it has drastically changed much of life as we know it. The coronavirus cleared calendars, emptied restaurants, and wreaked havoc on local and national economies. It's like a bad movie that keeps going, and the ending is not yet in sight. Yet despite all of its negative consequences, we are learning some powerful lessons — Lessons that can be applied to whatever challenge we face, whether pandemics, floods, and earthquakes.  Nice segue way to the title of the last session, right? For this episode, we have Dr. Tom Barber again as our guest. He was in one of the previous sessions before, as well.  Together with Shawna and Dr. Barber, we discuss things we have learned from this COVID-19 era that we can apply to the future. We tackled the idea of having responsive committees, leadership, communication, flexibility, preparation, telemedicine, and many other possible solutions. Dr. Barber, is a great communicator, and he expressed his ideas clearly.   Tune in to learn lessons we've learned and how we can apply them in the future! Today's Guests Thomas Barber Dr. Thomas Barber is the Associate Deputy Physician in Chief, Perioperative Services at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Before Memorial Sloan, he was a professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a recognized health care leader. Thomas received his bachelor's degree at Harvard University and his MD at the University of Rochester.  Key Takeaways: It is important to create active and communicative multidisciplinary committees that will make decisions and establish trigger points.  Resilience is going to keep responders safe so we can do the work in caring.  Take care of people who keep things running.  Flexibility is essential for critical care space. 
May 29, 2020

S6E07 – The Digital Health Policy Response: How To Protect The Progress Made So Far

Do you think that the ease of spread and the wide infection rate of COVID-19 is influenced by technology? Was the pandemic a wake-up call to the healthcare system? These are some of the questions we will answer in today's session. Our special guest is Kevin Schulmer, one of the authors of the recently published article 'COVID-19 and Health Care's Digital Revolution' in The New England Journal of Medicine. He wrote that 'the spread of COVID-19 is a product of the digital and technological revolution that has transformed our world over the past century'.  In this interview, he discusses the healthcare response in the time of Covid. He talks about the impact of analog medicine, using digital technologies for care, patient's perspective in the new kind of care, policies and regulations, the possibility of tailored recommendations, and more.  You'll definitely want to tune in to this episode where Kevin helps us see a vision of the new horizon of orthopedic care and what we need to do to adjust.  Today's Guest Dr. Schulman is a Professor of Medicine, and a Director of Industry Partnerships and Education for the Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC) at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and, by courtesy, Professor of Economics at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business in June, 2018. His interests include organizational innovation in health care, health care policy and health economics.  Prior to coming to Stanford, Dr. Schulman served as a Professor of Medicine at Duke University, directed the Health Sector Management Program at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business for a dozen years, created and directed the Duke University Master’s of Management in Clinical Informatics Program, and served as a Visiting Professor and Visiting Scholar at Harvard Business School. He is a co-founder of Bivarus (exit January, 2018), co-founder and Managing Member of Faculty Connection, LLC., and is a Board Member of Grid Therapeutics. (Bio from Key Takeaways: Healthcare saw a fast transition from bricks and mortar to virtual visits.  There are many advantages to transitioning to digital telemedicine.  We're still at the verge of exploring the different digital technologies we can use to take care of patients.  If we have enough data on a patient, healthcare workers can offer more tailored recommendations to patients.  Reference:
May 29, 2020

S6E06 – The Health Care Economy (and what’s left of it): What to expect when unemployment is at 20%

While our brave healthcare workers continue to fight against the spread of the  COVID pandemic, the healthcare industry as a business is suffering. The widespread economic shutdown enforced to reduce the risk of transmission affected hospitals and healthcare providers.  Today's session focuses on the current healthcare economy (and what's left of it). We feature Dr. Kevin Bozik, Professor and Chair of Surgery and Operative Care at the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas, and James Robinson, UCB Professor of Health Care Economics. They discuss the shapes of economic recovery, the impact of the economy on healthcare and insurance systems, the downside of U.S. government spending trillions of dollars on a short-term cure, and more. Jamie also shared his insights on the economic response and recovery of Europe and China compared to the U.S. Economy and healthcare are fascinating topics, and our guests' knowledge and insights were clearly communicated in this session. If you're wondering what's going to happen to your practice in the next weeks and months while the coronavirus spread is still going on, you really need to tune in to this conversation! Today’s Guests Kevin Bozic Kevin Bozic is a professor and chair of surgery and perioperative care at the Dell Medical School at UT Austin. He is a recognized leader in orthopedic care. Before joining the Dell Medical School, he was a professor and vice care of orthopaedic surgery at the UCSF School of Medicine and core faculty at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University where we graduated magna cum laude. He received his M.D. with a thesis degree from UCSF, finished his orthopaedic surgery residency training in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, and additional fellowship training in adult reconstructive surgery from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Bozic also holds a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School (HBS).  James Robinson James Robinson is a Professor of Health Economics in the School of Public Health at the UC Berkeley, where he has the title of the Leonard D. Schaeffer Endowed Chair in Health Economics and Policy. Robinson is also the Chair of the Berkeley Center for Health Technology which supports research and professional education projects related to coverage, management, and payment methods for innovative technologies including biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, and diagnostics. Professor Robinson has published three books and over 120 papers in scientific and policy journals.   Key TakeAways: The U.S. economy's basics are good, but if the pandemic will continue, there will be a problem.  The unemployment effect is severe, but it's also highly localized. There will be a decrease in demand because of the out-of pocket responsibility of the insurer.
May 29, 2020

S6E05 – The State of Telehealth (Zooming, Face-Timing, Texting — Are We Loving I.T.?)

We shop, do bank transactions, study, play, and do many other things online. So why not do doctor consultations online?   U.S. healthcare has been slowly inching towards telehealth over the past couple of years, but the arrival of the COVID pandemic pushed telemedicine to the forefront. To limit the spread of the virus, telemedicine became an excellent choice for those seeking a consultation but cannot visit the doctor's office. In this special episode with Ann Mond Johnson, CEO at ATA, and Joe Kvedar, discuss the state of telehealth with a particular focus on orthopedics. They share their insights on telemedicine's impact on both orthopedics and patients, improving the efficiency of care delivery, integrating wearables and remote monitoring in zoom and other online platforms, and more.  Shawna, Ann, and Joe had plenty to talk about, so you'll definitely find this episode very interesting! Today's Guests Ann Mond Johnson Ann Mond Johnson is the CEO of the American Telemedicine Association. Before joining the ATA, she served as CEO of Zest Health, a technology-enabled service, for two years. She was also asked to be a Board Chair and Advisor to ConnectedHealth, a leading provider of private insurance exchanges; and as co-founder and CEO of Subimo, a pioneer in healthcare cost and quality decision support tools for consumers. Ann began her healthcare data and information career as Senior Vice President at Sachs Group (now part of IBM Watson/Truven Health). She also worked at a multi-hospital system in Minneapolis, which is now part of Allina. Joe Kvedar Dr. Joe Kvedar is a board-certified dermatologist and Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. In addition to his clinical role, Dr. Kvedar is also Vice President, Connected Health, Partners HealthCare, where he is creating a new model of healthcare delivery that moves care from the hospital or doctor's office into the day-to-day lives of patients. Partners Connected Health programs are helping providers and patients better manage chronic conditions, maintain health and wellness, and improve adherence, engagement and clinical outcomes. He is the author of two books on the subject: The New Mobile Age: How Technology Will Extend the Healthspan and Optimize the Lifespan (2017) and The Internet of Healthy Things (2015). Dr. Kvedar graduated from University of Vermont, College of Medicine, and completed his residency in dermatology at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kvedar is a past President and board member of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and Past Chair of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Task Force on Telemedicine.
May 29, 2020

The Digital Orthopedics Conference San Francisco was created to bridge the worlds of digital health and clinical orthopaedics and thereby catalyze the adoption of technology in musculoskeletal care. It is led by Dr. Stefano Bini from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
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Prof. Stefano Bini

Prof. Stefano Bini

Dr. Bini is a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery specializing in hip and knee replacement and the Founder and Chair of the Digital Orthopaedics Conference, San Francisco (DOCSF). He consults for start ups and multinational organizations and has authored a book on change management. Dr. Bini's appointment is with the department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), ranked in the top 6 departments in the US. Current research interests include quantifying the impact of digital health on orthopedic care delivery, change management strategies in health care, and improving the results of total joint surgery by helping to challenge long held assumptions in surgical techniques. Stefano also serves on committees for national orthopedic organizations (AAHKS, AAOS), is an Associate Editor for Arthroplasty Today, and has delivered over 100 lectures nationally and internationally on both clinical and digital orthopedics.

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