iDAvatars Selected to Speak at annual IHC Private Exchange FORUM in Baltimore

August 6, 2016 Natasha Mansur-Ruf

iDAvatars Joins Industry Leaders in Panel Discussion “Health Plan Decision Support Shoot-out

Mequon, WI –– iDAvatars, a global customer engagement and intelligent virtual assistant (IVA) technology provider, is slated to present and showcase their industry leading healthcare engagement technology capabilities at the IHC Private Exchange FORUM in Baltimore on September 8th, 2016.  

Dennis McGuire, iDAvatars’ Chief Strategy Officer, will present on the latest strategies and technologies designed to engage consumers and help them to make better, more informed decisions around healthcare services.  He will discuss the efficacy of Intelligent Virtual Assistants and will provide a hands-on demonstration of how virtual concierge can enrich the consumer experience while minimizing time-consuming interactions with customer service support channels and ultimately deliver success.

“We're excited to have Dennis McGuire from iDAvatars to help us debate the merits of different decision support tools in healthcare” said Doug Field, Founder & CEO of the Institute of Healthcare Consumerism. “Decision support tools are emerging as a critical means to help consumers make educated health plan choices and we’re excited to hear the contributions of our speakers and attendees on this subject”

“It’s an honor to be amongst a panel of experts, speaking on a topic that is so critical for healthcare industry stakeholders,” said Dennis McGuire. “We will discuss the successful technology implementation strategies and digital solutions that have helped us to increase patient engagement while improving the online health and benefits enrollment experience for the consumer.”

The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism’s IHC Forum Conference is September 8th and 9th , 2016 at the Renaissance Hotel in Baltimore.

IHC Private Exchange Forum Baltimore 2016The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism’s IHC FORUM Conference Series are the only national events 100% dedicated to health care consumerism. Through cutting-edge workshops, general sessions, pre-conference events and networking opportunities, attendees leave with relevant insights from industry thought leaders and policymakers on how to navigate defined contributions and exchanges, cut costs, engage employees and comply with current healthcare laws. FORUM-goers also have an unprecedented opportunity to learn from peers who have successfully adopted healthcare consumerism programs.

About iDAvatars

iDAvatars is transforming patient digital engagement in the healthcare industry with a platform of intelligent, conversational avatars that promote patient engagement and holistically support management of health conditions. 

Artificial intelligence combined with cutting-edge natural language processing, and state of the art animation delivers emotionally intelligent avatars that listen, speak, and create a conversational experience more human than ever before. This technology utilizes IBM Watson and has a wide variety of uses, from medical to commercial. 

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Health Plan Decision Support Shoot-out

Thursday Sept 8th    12:45 – 1:45pm    SESSION 104

With the proliferation of health plan choices both in the group and non-group markets, decision support tools are emerging as a critical means to help individuals make better health plan choices based on their facts and circumstances. Each decision support tool differs in methodology, user journey and result. In this session, decision support tool vendors will provide 5-minute demonstrations of their tool, followed by a lively discussion on the merits of each company’s approach.

Moderator: Michael Levin, Co-Founder & CEO, Vericred, Inc.

Speakers: Tim O’Shea, Co-founder and COO, Clearview Logix; 

Jennifer Sclar, Co-founder, Clear Health Analytics; 

Ani Vemprala, CTO & Co-founder, Picwell; 

Dennis McGuire, Chief Strategy Officer, iDAvatars

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