CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta Among Headliners at American Telemedicine Association 2015
Sanjay Gupta, MD, CNN’s Emmy award-winning Chief Medical Correspondent, will deliver a keynote address at ATA 2015, the American Telemedicine Association's (ATA) 20th Annual Telemedicine Meeting and Trade Show and world’s largest telemedicine, telehealth and mHealth meeting.
Dr. Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon, delivers medical correspondence for several of CNN’s headlining programs including New Day, Anderson Cooper 360°, and documentaries including his DuPont Award winning WEED series.
He has created award-winning coverage of numerous national disasters including reporting on the 2011 tsunami in Japan, 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, 2006 post-Hurricane Katrina and more. Dr. Gupta launched the network’s anti-obesity initiative, Fit Nation.
“Dr. Gupta’s reporting has generated worldwide awareness of some of the world’s most pressing health issues,” said Jonathan Linkous, CEO of ATA. “We’re delighted that he has decided to address our audience of telemedicine, telehealth and digital health leaders.”
Gupta joins a prestigious lineup of keynote speakers including Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, founder and CEO of the Healthcare Transformation Institute and Nantworks, a South African-American surgeon, medical researcher, businessman, philanthropist; Yulun Wang, PhD, President of ATA and CEO of InTouch Health; Reed V. Tuckson, MD, ATA President-Elect, Managing Director of Tuckson Health Connections, and former Chief of Medical Affairs at UnitedHealth Group and Senior Vice President for Professional Standards of the American Medical Association; and LTG (Ret.) James Peake, MD, ATA Vice President, President of CGI Federal and Former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Surgeon General of the United States Army.
View the full line-up here.
For 20 years, the ATA Annual International Meeting & Trade Show has been the premier forum for healthcare professionals and entrepreneurs in the telemedicine, telehealth and mHealth space.
This year's meeting will take place May 2-5, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The world-class, peer reviewed program will include over 500 educational sessions and posters, highlighting the latest innovations, applications and delivery models in telemedicine. The expansive exhibit hall will host over 250 of the leading vendors with groundbreaking remote healthcare technologies and services.
Learn more and register at www.ATA2015.org.
Jvion launches AI-powered map to tackle mental health crisis
Clinical AI company Jvion has launched an interactive map of the US that highlights areas that are most vulnerable to poor mental health.
The Behavioral Health Vulnerability Map uses Jvion's AI CORE™ software to analyse public data on social determinants of health (SDOH) and determine the vulnerability of every US Census block group.
Vulnerability refers to the likelihood that residents will experience issues like self-harm, suicide attempts or overdoses. The map also identifies the most influential social determinants in each region, to show the social and environmental conditions that contribute to mental illness.
As an example, the map shows that Harrison County in Mississippi has a 50% higher suicide rate than the rest of the state. It also shows a high percentage of individuals in the armed forces at a time when active duty suicides are at a six-year high, along with a high prevalence of coronary artery disease, arthritis, and COPD, all chronic illnesses that are linked to a higher suicide risk.
The map also shows Harrison County has a high percentage of Vietnamese Americans, who studies suggest have high rates of depression and may be less likely to seek help from mental health professionals.
The map was built using the same data and analytics that Jvion used to create the COVID Community Vulnerability Map, which was launched towards the start of the pandemic.
With this new map, Jvion is aiming to tackle the growing mental health crisis in the US. “At a time when so many Americans are struggling with their mental health, we’re proud to offer a tool that can help direct treatment resources to the communities that need it most,” said Dr John Showalter, MD, Jvion’s chief product officer, who led the development of the map.
“For too long, the healthcare industry has struggled to address social determinants of health, particularly in the context of behavioural health. Our hope is that by surfacing the social and environmental vulnerabilities of America’s communities, we can better coordinate our response to the underlying conditions that impact the health and wellbeing of people everywhere.”