Join the SXSW conversation. Members of the Dell Medical School community have submitted proposals for a number of panels at next year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) conference, happening March 9-18 in Austin.
The panels focus on topics that provoke thought and illuminate the exciting work happening here — how artificial intelligence may help doctors be more human; a “very near future” where clinicians and patients talk frankly about what care costs; the impact of provider and patient bias on health and health care; and many more.
PanelPicker allows the public to weigh in on programming by commenting on — and up-voting — proposed panels, discussions, presentations and demonstrations.
We need your help. Please cast your votes and leave your comments supporting Dell Med panels and panelists. The deadline is Aug. 25.
Driving Innovation Toward Patient-Centered Value
Hospital-based innovation initiatives can help drive clinical, research and collaborative endeavors that result in real-world, patient-centered, value-based solutions. Neil Shah, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, joins other thought leaders to discuss how to navigate the health care landscape to promote a shared culture of discovery, innovation and collaboration with examples from four leading academic institutions. Vote for this panel >
Fighting the Cesarean Epidemic With Phones and Data
Amy Young, Chair of Women’s Health, talks with a group of innovators exploring how big data, design thinking and mobile technology can be leveraged to tackle the cesarean epidemic, a dangerous trend in childbirth that has defied traditional public health strategies. Vote for this panel >
A First Class Challenge to Medical Education
Three of Dell Medical School’s second-year students — Leonard Edwards, Eugene Kim and Whitney Williams — talk about their experience as a part of Dell Med’s experimental approach to health and wellness, from case-based learning to a longitudinal primary care experience to a leadership curriculum run by an executive coach. Vote for this panel >
Health Technology: Helping Humans Be More Human
Some fear that technology will make medicine more rote, less human. But what if the opposite is true? As advancements like artificial intelligence begin to outperform humans for diagnostic accuracy and therapeutic effectiveness, physicians can focus on the “art of medicine.” David Ring, Associate Dean for Comprehensive Care, is one of three speakers who will talk about the importance of access, relationships and resiliency in fostering better health. Vote for this panel >
How Millennials Fight Cancer
Millennials have a unique set of needs in the fight against cancer. S. Gail Eckhardt, Chair of Oncology and Director of the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes, joins a panel to discuss these needs, along with recent cancer trends experienced by millennials. The panel also will discuss innovative diagnoses and treatments, the integration of patient-centered support services, and the use of technology and social media to meet the needs of young adult cancer patients.
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The Health You Want, the Care You Need
Dell Med faculty David Bank, Meghana Gadgil and Mrinalini Kulkarni-Date spotlight the medical school’s emerging care pathways for patients with conditions ranging from Down syndrome to congestive heart failure to cancer. The solutions aim to enable work, school, play and family life, so patients can focus on living well, whatever their medical circumstances. Vote for this panel >
Innovating to Prevent Burnout in Physicians
Physician burnout has been defined as a long-term stress reaction that includes emotional exhaustion, a sense of depersonalization and a lack of a sense of personal accomplishment. Burnout occurs in all medical specialties but is most common in physicians practicing on the front lines in emergency rooms and in primary care settings. In this session, panelists including Liz Jacobs, Chief of Primary Care and Value-Based Health, will discuss innovative ways to prevent burnout in physicians on the front line of caring for vulnerable populations. Vote for this panel >
Making Health Care Price Transparency Actionable
Ninety-three percent of Americans are “personally worried” about health care affordability. The physician-led nonprofit Costs of Care and Amino, a company combining big data and design thinking, are working to bring price transparency to doctor’s offices. Chris Moriates, Assistant Dean for Health Care Value, joins this session, which will describe a very near future where clinicians and patients talk frankly about what care costs. Vote for this panel >
Returning Health Care to Its Purpose
The existential purpose of health care is health. Yet the omnipresent pressures of payment and bureaucracy make it increasingly difficult for clinicians to offer — or for individuals to find — services that offer integrated, appropriate solutions supporting health and wellness. Elizabeth Teisberg and Scott Wallace, the executive and managing directors of the Value Institute for Health and Care at Dell Med, discuss how care can be designed to improve meaningful health outcomes across a wide array of health challenges (and how reform can be about health and care, not just payment). Vote for this panel >
To Share or Not to Share? That Is the Question
Our highly fragmented health care system makes it impossible to get timely and relevant patient data. Rick Peters, Chief Information Officer, and Anjum Khurshid, Director of Data Integration, join a panel to discuss how Dell Med and a diverse group of public and private partners are working together to democratize clinical data and implement next-generation technology solutions. Vote for this panel >
Wait, What? Bias Is Killing Me?
Unconscious (implicit) bias refers to attitudes and stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions and decisions in an unconscious manner. A large body of compelling research has demonstrated the impact of unconscious bias on health and health disparities, especially among individuals from diverse communities. René Salazar, Assistant Dean for Diversity, joins this session to highlight the impact of provider and patient bias on health and health care. Panelists will provide proven strategies to address bias for both patients and providers. Vote for this panel >
Why Digital Health is Missing the Mark
Digital health interventions have generated significant interest, but the vulnerable populations who would benefit most from them often lack access and awareness. Virginia Brown, Director for Health Disparities, and Kasey Claborn, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, will join a panel to discuss the barriers to reaching these groups and the ways science and technology can merge to reduce health disparities and improve access. Examples from addiction and HIV will demonstrate strategies to promote usage by patients and health care providers, and identify methods for app developers to integrate testing into initial design. Vote for this panel >