The Future of Healthcare: "Innovation for Wellness: Bridging the Gap between Health System & Patient"

  • Featuring Robert Longyear, the Author & VP Digital Health and Innovation, Avenue & Wanderly

  • All invited to this session in the Wharton DC Club's "Future of Healthcare" series

  • Key points Robert will cover:

    • 1. Introduction to the Core Problems of Healthcare

      2. Overview of the Key Innovation Areas (Book Overview) 

      3. Introduction to Telehealth, Remote-Patient Monitoring, and Virtual Care. 

      4. Avenue 

      5. The Future of Healthcare 

      6. Q&A 

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  • Meet Robert Longyear, VP, Digital Health & Innovation, Avenue and Wanderly
  • Robert Longyear is VP of Digital Health and Innovation at Avenue and Wanderly. He is the author of Innovating for Wellness (New Degree Press), a book that explores the intersection of health policy and health technology innovation. He is also working on his next book on remote-patient monitoring and virtual care to be published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis.
  • Robert has worked across the healthcare industry for a number of organizations including Medicaid Health Plans of America, Wellcare Health Plans, the Institute for Medicaid Innovation. In health tech, Robert was Director of Product at an mHealth technology company where he took the company’s product to a contract with the United States Air Force. In school, he worked for a biotechnology company developing a novel gene therapy delivered via nanotechnology.
  • Robert has contributed to several major research studies and has spoken at multiple conferences and events to discuss innovation and research in healthcare. His most recent research publication explores best practices in care management among Medicaid health plans which followed his work on social determinants of health data collection on Medicaid enrollment forms—an innovative approach to solving one of healthcare more pressing challenges. His writing on healthcare, generally, has also been in featured in The Start-Up.
  • He studied Healthcare Management and Policy at Georgetown University where he completed his thesis on innovative payment and care delivery system reform efforts in state Medicaid programs.
  • At age 20, his mom's chronic myeloid leukemia spiraled out of control and he became a caregiver as she fought for her life. The 6 months spent navigating the healthcare system provided the best education possible. This experience informs his work every single day.
  • For more information, you can connect with Robert L. Longyear III on LinkedIn and @RLLongyear on Twitter.

Who should attend, part of the Wharton Club of DC series, "The Future of Healthcare"?

Everyone who:

• Wants to learn about advances that can benefit you and your loved ones

• Could benefit from inside info about navigating the healthcare system

• Gain insight into where we are now in U.S. healthcare, and where we may be headed

• Whatever your ethnicity, age, or other factors, wants to learn more about managing your most important asset, your health


11:45 am - 12:00 pm -- Virtual Networking on Zoom Meetings, in virtual breakout rooms, if enough people sign up

12:00 - 1:00 pm Presentation, including shared screen for slides and Q&A

1:00 - 1:15 pm: Further virtual networking  

REGISTER for THIS EVENT (Free for Members, President's Club Members (Yourself and 2 guests all comped). 

Others: Early Bird: 19/person for all Non-Members (through September 12), 29/person after


11:45AM - 1:15PM Thu 24 Sep 2020 ( Timezone: Eastern )

Virtual Event Instructions:

Your confirming email will contain the URL for program access. There will be two URL's: one for the Zoom meeting (for networking), and the other for Zoom meeting (for the presentation, including Q&A)

Look Who's Coming:

Alan Schlaifer
  Wharton DC Innovation Summit
Guest of Alan Schlaifer
Guest of Alan Schlaifer
Elizabeth Anderson
  Anderson & Associates LLC
Jim Grapek
Guest of Jim Grapek
Guest of Jim Grapek
Brian Barnett
  The Barnett Company, Inc.
Wayne Silby
... a total of 11 guests.
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