‘Healthcare – Challenges, Opportunities, and Disruptive Technologies’ Will Be The Topic At The Arizona Association for Economic Development’s Phoenix Luncheon

(PHOENIX – Feb. 25, 2020) – “Healthcare – Challenges, Opportunities, and Disruptive Technologies” will be the topic at the Arizona Association for Economic Development’s (AAED) March luncheon.  It will be held on March 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at 2901 N. 7th St. in Phoenix.

A panel of healthcare innovators, featuring Robin Shepard, CNO, CommonSpirit Health, Randy Ray Richardson, M.D., regional associate dean for Creighton University School of Medicine’s Phoenix Regional Campus, and Kandis L. McCafferty, Ph.D., RN, associate professor, coordinator, college of nursing, Creighton University, will address the challenges the industry faces today, opportunities that lie ahead and what technology trends are set to disrupt healthcare in 2020 and beyond.

Julie Johnson, executive vice president of Colliers International, will moderate the panel.

The cost of the luncheon is $50 for AAED members, $65 for non-members and $75 for late registrants. To register, please visit aaed.com/event/march10.  The registration deadline is Wednesday, March 4 at 10 p.m. Vegetarian meals must be requested in advance. For more information, call AAED at (602) 240-AAED (2233), or visit www.aaed.com.

AAED, founded in 1974, has a mission to serve as Arizona’s unified voice advocating for responsible economic development through an effective program of professional education, public policy and collaboration.

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Banner Health launches Banner Innovation Group

Banner Innovation Group

Banner Health has launched Banner Innovation Group (BIG) to unearth and evaluate innovative ideas, move valuable opportunities forward and scale measurable results. The program merges two existing groups: the innovation and digital business leadership teams and their “imaginariums,” or incubators designed for testing and implementing ideas.

The objective of BIG, led by chief strategy and growth officer Scott Nordlund, is to elevate the health care experience of Banner’s patients, colleagues and customers by improving existing programs – including VR-enhanced labor/delivery and a streamlined emergency care experience. The program will encourage and commercialize inventive ideas from external colleagues and employees.

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Virtual healthcare becoming viable benefits option

virtual healthcare

Creative benefits options, including virtual healthcare, are an emerging trend that small businesses in Arizona are using to help meet the needs of their workforce.

Virtual healthcare provides immediate access to a healthcare provider – online, with no insurance forms, hassle or paperwork. A virtual doctor can write prescriptions, request imaging and request lab work just like a traditional doctor, and they are available around the clock for virtual consultation, diagnosis and treatment.

Users connect with healthcare providers online, via their own mobile device or by phone. HIPAA-compliant, encrypted and secure technology is used to preserve users’ sensitive medical information.

– Scott Mara, Direct2MD