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Episode #88 Overview – LIVE on June 5, 2013. Listen on-demand at your convenience.

Today’s buzz: Your health.

When choosing a physician, hospital, insurance plan, or treatment, you must be a smart consumer today. This means having the right information whenever, wherever, however you need it, so you can make informed decisions that yield the best possible outcome. Can mobility help?

The experts speak.

Devin Virta, SAP: “You’ve got to start with the customer experience and move back toward the technology – not the other way around.” (Steven Jobs, Apple)

David Delaney, MD, SAP: “The only real chance we have to bend the healthcare cost curve is to shift our efforts from trying to make pounds of cure cheaper to applying ounces of prevention, and engaging the patient as an active and invested agent in the improvement of their health.”

Dan Mahowald, SAP: “We believe, in healthcare, that the (medical) record will start living with the consumer…where I can take it anywhere I go in the world and always have access to it.”

Join us for Power to the Patient: Medical Info Goes Mobile.

Meet Our Panelists

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Devin Virta, Sr. Mobility Account Executive, Healthcare at SAP, has 23 years of experience on the vendor side of the healthcare industry, holding various sales and sales management positions in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device sectors. Prior to joining SAP, he spent 11 years at Medtronic, primarily responsible for growing a neuromodulation therapy (InterStim) for pelvic floor disorders from a nascent therapy to a standard of care. Devin is familiar with multiple sales environments in the healthcare industry including the operating room, physician office and hospital administration, and understands the implications of HIPAA, CMS (Medicare) and private pay reimbursement, universal precautions and aseptic technique.  He has a broad view of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its impact on industry.

David P. Delaney, MD, is Chief Medical Officer of SAP America’s healthcare business. His responsibilities include providing market insight, clinical and medical informatics domain expertise, driving strategy, and engaging with senior leadership at current and prospective clients across the payer and provider market. Before joining SAP, David was Chief Medical Officer at MedAptus, a privately held provider of revenue cycle management solutions to leading medical centers.  There he was responsible for business development and product management, successfully launching two major products during his tenure.  Prior to that, David was Director of Web Development & Applied Informatics at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a core Harvard Medical School teaching hospital where he led development of a number of the medical center’s highly visible, award winning applications.  Additionally, he was Associate Director of Medical Critical Care and practiced as an intensivist there for twelve years.

Dan J. Mahowald, Vice President, Enterprise Mobility, SAP Americas, Inc. Dan leads the North America Mobility Sales team and works with SAP’s Mobility Development Organization and Americas Executive Team to formulate mobility strategy. Prior to SAP, Dan held executive management positions at Siebel Systems, Inc. and Onyx Software Corporation. He founded the non-profit foundation www.connectedEDU.org to educate high school students on core business disciplines and leadership principles.

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