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New This Year: CES To Grow Digital Health Access With CME Credits

The show continues its evolution to an event focused on the bettering of lives,

Continuing its evolution to an event focused on the bettering of lives, CES 2019 will provide attendees with the opportunity to earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for the first time, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced.

The Disruptive Innovations in Healthcare conference on Jan. 10 intends to help doctors and healthcare professionals understand how digital therapeutics can aid in patient care, said CTA.

It will address such topics as FDA-approved apps treating chronic conditions; how artificial intelligence can improve healthcare; and the benefits of telehealth.

There will also, of course, be a wide swath of medical apps and devices on display throughout all four days of the show.

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Karen Chupka, CES executive VP, noted that digital health has become a key part of CES as technology is increasingly employed to address such issues as mental illness, chronic illness and opioid addiction. “The discussions and hands-on opportunity to experience the full digital health ecosystem from AI, digital therapeutics and predictive analytics makes CES 2019 a can’t-miss event for the healthcare community,” she added.

CTA recently hired its first VP of policy and regulatory affairs of digital health: Rene Quashie, who provides guidance on technical and regulatory issues relating to consumer digital health and wellness technology products, services, software and apps.

CES registration opens Sept. 10. The show will be held Jan. 8-11, 2019, in Las Vegas.