MIT Ent Forum - What Does Telehealth Say about Technology Adoption?

When: Mon January 10, 2011 6:00 pm

Organization: MIT Enterprise Forum

Location: MIT Stata Center, Kirsch Auditorium, 32 Vassar St., Cambridge, MA 02139


It’s an issue that never goes away for those in the innovation business — why proven ideas don’t get adopted faster. Tonight’s session looks at telehealth as a lesson in technology adoption (or non-adoption, as the case may be). Does it really matter if outcomes are better, costs are reduced and customers are happier? What else must technologies (or their backers) do in order to prove themselves worthy? What can telehealth’s lessons teach innovators in other areas? What lessons can successful innovators elsewhere teach telehealth?

We’ll explore those questions with a panel of proven veterans in the telehealth battles, in technology adoption and in healthcare innovation in general:

(bios below)

Adam Darkins, Chief Consulant, Veterans Health Administration.

Naomi Fried, Ph.D., Chief Innovation Officer, Children’s Hospital Boston

Bruce Lehman, President and CEO, LehmanMillet

Steven E. Locke, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

John Moore (moderator), Managing Partner, Chilmark Research

Edwin J. Simcox, Jr., Director, Healthcare Industry Solutions, AT&T