James R. Mault, M.D., F.A.C.S., is the Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Qualcomm Life as a result of their April 2013 acquisition of HealthyCircles, a Care Orchestration and Remote Patient Monitoring Software Platform Company founded and led by Dr. Mault since 2009. Prior to starting HealthyCircles, Dr. Mault was the Director of New Products and Business Development for the Health Solutions Group at Microsoft. Dr. Mault has more than 30 years of experience in senior executive positions in the Health IT and Medical Device industry as well as clinical medicine. Dr. Mault has founded five Health IT and medical device companies, leading these companies to develop novel devices and software technologies, FDA approvals, and strategic partnerships with numerous Fortune 500 companies. He is the named inventor of over 80 issued and pending US Patents for a variety of novel health information and medical device innovations. He has been board-certified in both General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery, having specialized in heart and lung transplantation, thoracic oncology and critical care. He has conducted academic medical research under numerous grant awards from the National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, and others. He is the author of more than 60 scientific articles, chapters and books in the published medical literature. Dr. Mault holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Medical Degree from the University of Michigan, and conducted his General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery residency training at Duke University Medical Center.

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ABOUT James R. Mault, MD, FACS   (+/-)

Distinguished Scholar and Author

Dr. James Mault is board-certified in both general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery, having specialty practices in heart and lung transplantation, thoracic oncology, and critical care. He has conducted academic medical research under numerous grant awards from such leading institutions as the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society Inc., and other organizations. He is the author of more than 100 published scientific articles, chapters and books, and is the named inventor of dozens of issued and pending patents for a variety of medical devices and health monitoring systems and informatics.

Successful Business Leader, Accomplished Physician

In addition to his HealthyCircles’ CEO responsibilities, Dr. Mault maintains a clinical faculty position at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center.  He is an active member of several medical and surgical societies including the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American College of Chest Physicians and American Heart Association Inc., and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

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Healthcare Reform and Technology

The latest healthcare reform bills bring upon a number of historic changes that will impact the health system.  Dr. Mault will elaborate and analyze several of the new emerging policies including hospital readmission and incentive based quality standards.

Connected Health

Connected Health is the concept of connecting disparate health data, leveraging both interoperable systems and consumer engagement.  Dr. Mault will speak to the role technology and consumers play in connecting disparate systems and the concepts of building out a connected health strategy.

Care Coordination and Management Leveraging Telemedicine Technologies

According to a Harris poll, some 20 percent of doctors report having their patients repeat tests because of an inability to locate the results during a scheduled visit.  This fragmented approach to care creates waste, inefficiencies and increases the likelihood of medical errors.  In this presentation, Dr. Mault speaks about leveraging new technologies to connect care and reduce healthcare waste and inefficiencies.   Through the implementation of connected care coordination programs, organizations can optimize their patient care process providing better care, to more patients, at a fraction of the price.

Interoperability and Solving the Fragmentation through Better Integration

Dr. Mault speaks about leading edge technologies that can help resolve some of the issues associated with the fragmentation in clinical practice. This has practical application for any health organization focusing on ARRA requirements and the how to formalize a connected health strategy.  This presentation will focus on the emergence of Health Information Exchanges and the shift to adopting interoperable standards to increase the transportability of health information and patient centricity.

The Role of Telemedicine in Global Pandemic Management

The latest H1N1 pandemic created a surge of internet users leveraging emerging technologies to asses and engage clinicians online.  In this presentation, Dr. Mault will discuss the how the American Medical Association responded to the latest pandemic concern and how they are preparing for future pandemics by linking clinicians and patients together remotely.

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