Web: www.docsf.ucsf.eduConference Summary:• The aim of the UCSF Digital Orthopaedics Conference San Francisco (DOCSF) is to catalyze the implementation of technological solutions in the world of orthopaedics.• The premise of the DOCSF is that focusing on a highly integrated vertical within health care is a more effective way to test and implement technology than doing so in the broader and amorphous health care space.• We believe that orthopaedics and musculoskeletal care, which comprises up to 20 percent of the health care annual spend, has a short cycle time, is centralized and is relatively high cost, is the perfect vertical within which to focus and integrate digital assets.Designed for executives and leaders who want to champion the digital health revolution in the field of musculoskeletal care, this highly interactive symposium will:• Provide a forum for health care providers to clearly state their needs and for technology companies to clearly state their capabilities. The goal is to bridge opportunities with solutions in the musculoskeletal vertical.• Use the case study format to elucidate the impact of technology on cost, quality and access in real world scenarios. These small, interactive sessions focus on the challenges of implementation and the learned lessons of experience.• Include thought provoking sessions on change management and leadership, focusing on how to best deploy technology in health care.• Summarize the most important changes in the world of policy and politics and how they will impact health care in the immediate future.• Gather the most innovative and influential companies in digital health today and provide an overview of how technology and digital health trends will impact orthopedic care.Goal:The goal of the conference is to expedite the deployment of innovative solutions in musculoskeletal care by providing a) clarity around the opportunities in orthopedics, b) insight into the capabilities of digital health solutions in the context of a purpose driven format.At the DOCSF, rather than discussing future trends, we will focus on what can be solved in the near future and how to do it. We will bring together a curated audience of key stakeholders in the worlds of digital health and clinical orthopaedics who can get things done. Think of it as a hack-a-thon for bridging the last mile between the world of technology and digital health and the delivery of orthopedic care.
Activity Design:The conference will take place in San Francisco prior to the beginning of the JP Morgan Health Care conference in San Francisco. The conference will include:• Topic based plenary sessions• Keynote lectures followed by interview questions• Case study presentations followed by panel discussions• Sponsored lunch symposia• Innovation Lounge start-up exhibit hall• Social/networking activitiesTarget Audience:1. Operational Executives from Medical Groups, Health Care Organizations, Government, and Payers interested in designing orthopedic care models that take advantage of new digital and technological platforms.2. Executives from Technology and Digital Health companies, Industry, Venture Capital, Law and Banking looking for key strategic health care delivery partners to bring to market solutions designed to meet current opportunities in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.3. Executives in both fields looking to get a clear understanding of the state of the art of the digital and technological solutions applicable to orthopaedic care and an overview of the key challenges and opportunities that need solutions in Orthopedics.