Heart Failure Prevention: Early Detection Matters

Life Sciences, Medical Device, Healthcare, Medical Device Diagnostics, Medical Device Innovations, Home Healthcare,
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2024 | 1pm EDT (12pm CDT / 10am PDT)
  • 60 min

In the United States, the healthcare industry is reactive, focused on treating diseases that have already manifested and are driving individuals to seek care. But what if we turned this reactive approach of the industry into one that is proactive, focused on catching diseases earlier when the patient’s prognosis is exponentially better?Structural and functional heart disease, as seen in heart failure, is a prime example of how early disease detection can greatly improve patient outcomes.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States: approximately 6.7 million Americans over the age of 20 experience heart failure, with this number expected to rise to 8.5 million by 2030. As heart failure progresses through its stages from A to D, the prognosis for patients rapidly declines. Therefore, there is an important need to detect and manage heart disease earlier before patients become symptomatic. However, access to screening tools such as echocardiograms and those qualified to perform these exams is low and continues to decrease.

In this webinar, the featured speakers will explore the barriers to screening access that impact Physicians’ abilities to diagnose structural heart disease earlier. The speakers will also share how these barriers can be overcome by offering screening services in more patient-centric locations by leveraging artificial intelligence (AI)-guided ultrasound.

Register for this webinar today to learn about advances in healthcare delivery for heart failure prevention.


Erik Abel, Caption Health, GE Healthcare

Erik Abel, PharmD, MBA, VP, Clinical Strategy & Innovation, Ultrasound Digital Solution, Caption Care

Dr. Erik Abel is a seasoned Vice President of Clinical Strategy and Innovation, with over 17 years of expertise spanning provider, payor and life sciences, always operating at the intersection of clinical development, technology solutions and execution in the businesses of healthcare. As a healthcare visionary, Dr. Abel’s efforts are driven by a mission to pioneer clinical and business solutions that transcend barriers in healthcare. His deep commitment is focused on navigating the complex and dynamic healthcare landscape to promote proactive, equitable, accessible and affordable care.

As a trusted executive and sought-after advisor for stakeholder engagement, Dr. Abel excels in crafting impactful strategies that “connect the dots,” facilitating a bridge between payors and providers. Beyond his executive roles, Dr. Abel is acknowledged as a published clinical scholar and holds the esteemed title of certified Epic® Physician Builder-Analytics. His extensive experience includes pioneering value-based care solutions and innovations, underscored by 30+ national and regional industry presentations. Dr. Abel’s influence extends to academia, with a robust portfolio of 40+ peer-reviewed publications and chapters, showcasing his commitment to advancing healthcare through research and practical application.

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Daniel Bensimhon, Cone Health

Daniel Bensimhon, MD, Medical Director Advanced HF & Mechanical Support Program, Cone Health

Dr. Daniel Bensimhon, MD, is a Duke-trained advanced heart failure cardiologist who serves as the Medical Director of the Advanced HF & Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at Cone Health, a six-hospital system in central North Carolina. He is a former member of the Development and Education Committees of the Heart Failure Society of America and is on the Board of the LeBauer-Brodie CV Research Foundation.

Dr. Bensimhon’s current research interest is leveraging technology to optimize the care of patients with heart failure. He serves as a speaker and is an active member of scientific advisory boards for Novartis, Boehringer Ingelheim, scPharmaceuticals, Astra Zeneca, Janssen, CorStasis, AquaPass and Sensible Medical. Dr. Bensimhon is also the Chief Medical Officer for Caption Care – a GE HealthCare Company dedicated to the early detection and treatment of heart disease by leveraging AI and ultrasound technologies for high-quality, point-of-care cardiac screening. Dr. Bensimhon is also the Founder of Ventricle Health, a digital-first, value-based HF platform dedicated to promoting the use of guideline-directed medical therapy for all patients with HF with a focus on the underserved.

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Jason Swartz, agilon health

Jason Swartz, President, Central Region, agilon health

Jason Swartz is the Regional President for agilon health, overseeing partnerships across Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Minnesota. Prior to joining agilon health, Jason served as the Business Manager for the invasive cardiology procedural labs at the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Jason’s expertise lies in operations management, process improvement and change management. He holds a BA of Psychology from The Ohio State University and a Master’s of Business Operational Excellence from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. Jason is formally trained in Lean operations and holds a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma.

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Who Should Attend?

This webinar will appeal to:

    • Healthcare Executives from:
      • ACOs and value-based care providers
      • Health plans
      • Employer benefits groups
      • Concierge medicine providers
      • Gaps closure, Home health and chronic care solutions
    • CXOs/VPs/Directors of:
      • Value-Based Care
      • Population Health
      • Clinical Innovation/Transformation
      • Strategic Partnerships
      • Risk Adjustment and Coding

What You Will Learn

Attendees will have a greater understanding of:

  • Stages of heart failure and why earlier detection is essential for patient outcomes
  • Current guidelines for the detection and management of heart disease
  • Advances in care delivery for heart disease and how bringing diagnostics to patient-centric locations, including the home, positively impacts patient experience and compliance
  • How new models of healthcare delivery can be incorporated into everyday patient care and population health strategy

Xtalks Partner

Caption Care

Caption Care provides accessible, cost-effective echocardiograms to identify heart disease earlier—before undiagnosed issues become serious. Powered by AI-guided ultrasound, our turnkey solution enables proactive heart disease detection at scale, supporting improved outcomes, more accurate risk scoring, and reduced costs. Seamlessly integrate echo into population health programs with convenient in-home and in-clinic scanning options and comprehensive care management support through our specialty cardiology partner.

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