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INFORMS Healthcare Conference 2021

Indianapolis, IN | July 21-23, 2021

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Connected Care is the real‐time, electronic communication between and among patients, providers, and community support institutions which includes, but is not limited to, telehealth, remote patient monitoring, and safe, effective, coordinated and secure communication. As the American health care system moves toward more value‐based care, remote patient communication, in‐home health and disease monitoring will play an increasingly important role in patient services. Connected Care improves access to care, helps providers and patients avoid costly health care events, increases convenience, and empowers patients, their families and caregivers. Healthcare delivery must not only improve quality and control costs but also reach to the other determinants of health (social, environmental, behavioral), as its ultimate goal is advancing the health and well‐being of the individuals in the community.

Research and outreach activities in connected care have the potential to help accelerate the development and use of innovative approaches to transform healthcare from reactive and hospital‐centered to preventive, proactive, evidence‐based, and person‐centered. Despite the rapidly developing technology and increasing interest among patients and physicians in the use of connected care, operational barriers and challenges for systems‐based solutions development and deployment continue to limit mainstream acceptance to this technology.

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This premier international conference will bring together sensing and digital communication technology developers, operational systems engineers, social‐behavioral scientists, and health services researchers, as well as practitioners and policy makers in various sectors of the health care industry to address these barriers and challenges.

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