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Unmet Needs - Medical Devices for Senior In-Home Health Care The marketplace for technology to assist aging adults in the Longevity Economy is expected to grow to more than $30 billion in the next few years, according to the updated report by Aging In Place Technology Watch. Program Description - This session will review various new monitoring and mobile technologies to allow more people to be treated more humanely and cost effectively at home.

When: Mon Dec 3, 2018
5:30-8:30 PM
Where: Regis College, Fine Arts Center
235 Wellesley St
Weston, Massachusetts  02493
United States
Contact: Bill Munger

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Dec 3 MDG Forum - Technologies and Approaches for
Monitoring and Improving Health and Aging In-Place
This Forum Will Help You:
  • Identify business opportunities for medical devices in this large and growing unmet need
  • Assist family or friends with chronic conditions to 'Age in Place' at home
  • Assist physicians, nurses, and care groups--especially in geriatrics & home health care
"The marketplace for technology to assist aging adults in the Longevity Economy is expected to grow to more than $30 billion in the next few years" 
Aging in Place Technology Watch
Program Description  
This session will review new monitoring technologies to allow more people (including children, chronic disease patients and frail elders) to be treated more humanely and cost effectively at home. 


Nearly three-quarters of medical expenditures takes place on a small number of chronic illnesses including cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and asthma in our aging population, while the cost is increasing at a rate that cannot be sustained.

The use of devices that monitor patient symptoms and provide real-time advice on treatment and medication has the potential to control costs. Moving to electronic systems for service delivery will save money and improve access.

There is also a need to remove barriers to adoption of mobile applications that aid in chronic disease management and make these tools much more widely available.

The FDA has finalized its guidance on how mobile applications and regulated mobile medical devices are to be treated to clarify some of the ambiguities and help further innovation.


Event Sponsors

Monday, Dec 3, 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Regis College Fine Arts Center
Weston, MA
MDG Boston Earlybird Forum Fees
   Member/Alliance Partner - $30   
   Non-member - $45 
   Student (member) - $10
   Student (non-member) - $15 
Gold Member - No Charge

Event Sponsorship - $500
   (Contact Hank Allard for details 
Who Should Attend: 
  • Medical Device Companies targeting home healthcare unmet needs
  • Innovative Scientists and Engineers
  • Home Healthcare organizations including AAA's, COA's and other interested agencies
  • Nurses, care management and home health agencies
Our Distinguished Panel
D. Craig Noonan      
CEO, President, Managing Partner
Wellspring Benefits Group
Stuart R. Patterson, MBA 
CEO, Cofounder
LifePod Solutions Inc.
Allan "Chip" Teel, MD
Full Circle America
Ernie Ianace       
VP Sales and Marketing
John Libertino, MD        
Executive VP of Development and Head of Urology Department at Emerson Hospital
Panel Bios     
D. Craig Noonan      
CEO, President, Managing Partner, Wellspring Benefits Group
Wellspring Benefits Group is a nationwide healthcare consulting and operations company. While leading Wellspring, he has developed systems to lower out-of-pocket-cost of healthcare directly for consumers by utilizing a combination of network services and technology. In addition, his programs deliver Population Health Management services through healthcare systems and physician practices to improve lives of patients directly where they live, work and play.

Mr. Noonan brings a unique combination of entrepreneurial thinking and expertise, combining a systems approach with advanced technology and operational practicality to improve both healthcare systems functionality/profitability and the overall health of the patents served.

Stuart R. Patterson, MBA
CEO, Cofounder, LifePod Solutions Inc.
Stu is an experienced business leader who has led early/midstage ventures in a variety of markets including: voice or virtual assistants, mobile/online apps and services, video content, speech recognition/synthesis, identity management, telephony services, and clean-tech solutions.

LifePod supports seniors aging-in-place with proactive voice dialogs that provide essential services such as: news/weather updates, medication/event reminders, access to transport, and enhanced fall detection. Best of all, LifePod's intuitive dialogs can be personalized by a professional or family caregiver, allowing them to monitor and support their elderly clients and loved ones remotely 24x7.

Allan "Chip" Teel, MD
Full Circle America
Allan S. "Chip" Teel trained at the Family Medicine Residency at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, PA and returned to Maine where he has been a family physician in private practice in Damariscotta since 1988. He has a Certificate in Geriatrics and has been Medical Director and provided patient care at Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities. He co-founded the non-profit Eldercare Network of seven, small, home-like, assisted living homes in Lincoln County, Maine in 1995. In the mid 90's, he was an original incorporator of the multispecialty Miles Medical Group and then founding partner of Full Circle Family Medicine in 2003.  
His new company, Full Circle America, finds way to celebrate the lives of elders and helps them stay at home, connected to family, friends, community and personal interests. Using a High Tech, High Touch circle of caring, it creates a better balance between the non-medical and medical aspects of living. His book is "Alone and Invisible NO more".

Ernie Ianace
EVP Sales and Marketing, VitalTech
VitalTech provides real time, continuous vitals and biometric sensing technology, coupled with advanced analytics to provide actionable data to patients, caregivers and clinicians. VitalTech’s continuous real-time remote monitoring of patients vital signs and other critical biometric data is uploaded to a secure HIPAA compliant cloud.
VitalTech’s platform allows care teams, patients and family members to fully collaborate to provide better care, improve outcomes and lower cost across the system.
Mr Ianace is dynamic leader with a full range of experience, from startups, to fortune 50 companies. He has extensive relationships both domestic and international with major healthcare organizations, large enterprise and government customers, plus many leading service providers. Mr Ianace has been part of the executive team at two startups that grew from initial launch to global market leader and were then acquired.
John Libertino, MD  MODERATOR
Executive VP of Development and Head of Urology Department at Emerson Hospital
Dr. Libertino's clinical interests include urologic surgery, adrenal cancer, renal cancer, bladder cancer, continent diversions, prostate cancer, urethral cancer and testes cancer. Prior to joining Emerson, Libertino held several senior positions at Lahey Clinic Medical Center, including those as CEO and chairman, chairman of the Division of Surgery, vice chairman of the Board of Trustees and director of the Sophia Gordon Cancer Center.


Hank Allard, Peter Fuchs, Ben Wallace


Fees -  (Light dinner included)
Fee Category Early Registration
(By Nov 26)
Week Prior
(Nov 26 - Dec 3)

At the Door
(Dec 3
Member/Alliance Partner: $30 $35 $45
Non-Member: $45 $55 $65
Student Member $10 $12 $15    
Student Non-member w/ a valid ID $15 $18 $20 
Gold Member No Charge No Charge  No Charge 
About MDG
The Medical Development Group (MDG) is a community of individuals professionally committed to the Medical Device and other Medical Technology Industry segments united by the belief that innovation and advances in technology lead to substantial improvements in health care. MDG pursues this mission through the organization of educational programs and forums: the facilitation of cross-disciplinary dialogue and collaboration; the creation of venues for networking and information sharing for current and aspiring professionals, clinicians, and entrepreneurs; and the development of alliances with complementary organizations.

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