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HM20 Virtual product theaters: Aug. 18-20

Aug. 18, 2020. 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET

Selecting A First-Choice Therapy for Systolic HF: Meeting the Burden of Proof


Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBA
Chairman, Department of Medicine
University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson

Program description:

What is the burden of proof that needs to be met before a therapy can be selected for the treatment of systolic heart failure (HF)? Hear from Dr. Javed Butler, chairman of the department of medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, to learn more about selecting a first-choice therapy for your patients with systolic heart failure.

Dr. Javed Butler of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson

Dr. Javed Butler

In this program, Dr. Butler will discuss how aligning your therapy selection to pathophysiologic pathways for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), it is possible to reduce mortality and morbidity while providing a proven safety and tolerability profile.

Regardless of your patients’ previous HF treatment history, following this program, you can feel confident selecting your first-choice therapy for your patients with HFrEF.

Sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, and the faculty will be compensated for his or her time.

Aug. 19, 2020. 12:00 p.m.– 1:00 p.m. ET

COVID-19 and Beyond: Integrating Mobile Messaging and Patient Records for Inpatient Care Team Collaboration


Christopher Maiona, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Program description:

In this stressful and unpredictable time for hospitalists (and all clinicians), focusing hospital investments where they have the most immediate impact on patient care is more vital than ever. Of all the technology capabilities a hospital might consider implementing today, none would be more valuable to hospitalists than MOBILITY … because instant access to patient records and care team colleagues – anytime, anywhere, from their smartphones and tablets – will provide a direct and immediate benefit to providers and patients.

Dr. Christopher Maiona, chief medical officer, PatientKeeper

Dr. Christopher Maiona

In this HM20 Virtual Product Theater, you’ll discover that adding mobility and instant communications in a manner that intuitively supports hospitalist workflow is not only possible, it’s a relatively easy lift. We will introduce the PatientKeeper Clinical Communications Suite and demonstrate how it lets providers:

  • Immediately access patient records via native iOS and Android apps on smartphones and tablets
  • Securely instant message care team members, consultants, practice administrators, and any other necessary hospital staff, with embedded patient context
  • Share quick notes about patients with other providers using a simple “scratch pad” to capture the most salient points — ideal for handing off to coverage and/or in a high-volume, high-throughput crisis care/triage environment
  • Treat more patients, more expeditiously

Sponsored by PatientKeeper

Aug. 20, 2020. 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET

The PRODIGY Study and the PRODIGY Risk Prediction Tool: First Step Toward Improving Outcomes and Reducing Costs


Sabry Ayad, MD
Cleveland Clinic

Roop Kaw, MD
Cleveland Clinic


  • Describe implementation strategy for continuous respiratory monitoring
  • Discuss the challenges associated with predicting respiratory compromise postoperatively
  • Recognize patients at risk for respiratory compromise
  • Introduce evidence-based guidelines for monitoring patients for OIRD
  • Identify methods to operationalize and integrate best risk stratification and monitoring practices into your facility

Sponsored by Medtronic

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