Health care technology expert to speak at SDAHO convention

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Dr. Aaron E. Carroll, one of the first researchers to study the use of mobile devices in providing care, will speak at the SDAHO 90th Annual Convention on how emerging technologies will drive the future of health care.

Carroll, director of the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine, will use his keynote talk to address the impact that consumer-originated technologies will have in health care and further how the marketplace will be affected by – and can take advantage of – new technologies that originate and develop in the consumer space.

Carroll will deliver his thoughts on mobile apps, Apple’s HealthKit, physician extenders, minute clinics and personal health records and answer such questions such as:

  • How will mobile apps, DIY health care kits, physician extenders and the one-click millennials impact health care?
  • How will consumers use the quality measures regulators publish?

Carroll’s keynote will be on Thursday, Sept 22, from 10:45-11:45 a.m. at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

Carroll also serves as the associate dean for research mentoring and as a pediatrics professor, and he’s a regular contributor to the New York Times and other media outlets. He is the co-author of three books on medical myths, including the popular Don’t Swallow Your Gum: Myths, Half-Truths, and Outright Lies About Your Body and Health. He also runs the popular health policy blog The Incidental Economist.

His research focuses on health care financing reform, the study of information technology to improve pediatric care and areas of health policy including physician malpractice and the pharmaceutical industry/physician relationship.