Anne L. Peters, MD
Novel Technologies, Apps, and Innovations in Diabetes Management
Saturday, March 5, 2016 • 8:05-8:35am
Numerous technologies exist today for diabetes management, but does data alone change patient outcomes? CMHC West Keynote speaker Anne L. Peters, MD, Professor at Keck School of Medicine and Director of Clinical Diabetes Programs at USC in Los Angeles, will address that question in her presentation, Novel Technologies, Apps, and Innovations in Diabetes Management taking place at the inaugural CMHC West March 4-5, 2016 in San Francisco.
Very few of the hundreds, if not thousands, of applications have been shown to improve patient outcomes. According to Dr. Peters, this is because they either require too much input by the user and/or they are associated with user “burnout,” as enthusiasm begins to wane for a technology unless there is an immediate sense of benefit. In her keynote, Dr. Peters will cover what is new in diabetes technology and will provide examples of the range of technologies, from systems integrated with smartphones, to fitness apps, to monitoring of blood pressure, pulse, blood glucose, heart rhythm, and beyond. Importantly, she will discuss how “smart systems” are being created that integrate data with a human connection, as it is the integration of the two that can drive behavior change.