Dr. Vartabedian is an advisor to the TMC Innovation Institute where he advises some of medicine’s most promising technology start-ups. He currently serves as a founding advisor to the Health MedTech Track at the South by Southwest Interactive festival, one of the world’s leading technology venues. Dr. Vartabedian is a full-time faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and visiting professor at Rice University where he co-founded the Medical Futures Lab.
Dr. V is the founder of 33 charts, a site read by thousands of healthcare influencers seeking a fresh and focused look at technology and its impact on medicine. Cited as an example of early 21st century thought leadership, 33 charts was chosen to be archived in its entirety in the National Library of Medicine. You can find him quoted in outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and CNN.
- The Public Physician® - Practical wisdom for mastering your online reputation
Public presence through the use of new media has become a key part of physician career management. Social engagement has become a critical part of competing in a connected, always-on culture. But few doctors have any idea how to begin. The Public Physician® is a program that introduces physicians and health professionals to online communication, digital positioning and reputation management. Beyond the challenges and opportunities in the public space, this interactive event details the practical steps providers can take to insure meaningful online engagement. Whether a private-practice physician interested in taking charge of his or her online reputation or the manager of a large multi-specialty group charged with teaching others, this program will help attendees make the most of their digital footprint. The Public Physician® positions health professionals to make the most of their digital impression and be better prepared for today’s communication environment.
- Where the Wired Things Are - How cyberculture is disrupting everything we know about doctors, patients and healthcare
The rise of social media and patient empowerment has created a new environment that's changing everything we understand about healthcare. The doctor as quiet bystander has given way to organized political action and the rise of medicine's 'creative class' has allowed us to see a new side of physicians. The patient as we once knew it has given way to a new breed of empowered and educated consumers. As doctors and patients find their voices in the public space there are new challenges and opportunities facing those leading in health care. This provocative program will set the stage a discussion about the evolving age of public conversation and collaboration in medicine. A must see program for those looking to work in the space of medicine, digital health and social media.
- SuperHuman - The Coming age of Doctors Patients, and Human beings
The breakdown of human connection is no more evident than in health care where technology has become the new interface between health professional and patient. But have we gone too far in how we value machines and algorithms? Drawing on the promise of digital health's early start, this talk builds a framework for the correction of irrational exuberance around and suggests a reset of how we see technology. After boldly creating the vision for a superhuman age, listeners will learn that our future is shaped not by a Silicon Valley blueprint but by our will to put the human agenda first. Serving as a call to action, SuperHuman will inspire and challenge the audience to rethink our place among the machines. The story of twenty-first century medicine will be a redrawing of the boundaries between man and its artificial surrogates. This timely program will help the audience see their part in this evolving story.