Renée JG Arnold, PharmD, RPh, who serves as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at BHI NHLBI EIR, recently moderated and participated in a panel discussion at the 28th Annual International meeting of ISPOR, which was held on May 8, 2023 in Boston. The panel, titled “Blazing the Trail for Digital Health Innovation: Resources and an Example Based on a Digital Health Application for Dementia Family Caregivers,” was attended by 75 delegates and focused on various aspects of digital health application development. Topics included the challenges and opportunities associated with the development of digital health applications, available NIH grants and product development resources, real-world experience in developing digital health solutions, and emerging regulations in the US for digital health.
After the panel discussion, Arnold and the other panelists continued the conversation with 15 attendees in a separate venue, where they further explored various aspects of digital health applications. Other panelists included Kathleen Rousche, PhD, Director of the Innovation & Commercialization Office at NHLBI; Eric Jutkowitz, PhD, an Associate Professor at Brown University; and Anindita (Annie) Saha, the Assistant Director of the Digital Health Center of Excellence at the US Food and Drug Administration.