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Fireside Chat with the American Heart Association® Center for Health Technology & Innovation: How A.I. Can Transform Cardiovascular Care Access, Prevention and Quality

About this event

According to the American Heart Association (The Association), cardiovascular disease (CVD) is listed as the underlying cause of death for over 874k patients in the U.S. As healthcare professionals, you know that the best way to combat the rate of cardiovascular disease and subsequent illness is identifying ways to prevent it. Unfortunately, many at-risk patients may not have access to the care they need at the time they need it most – whether that’s because they live in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) or in a rural setting or, they simply don’t have the resources or support to get to their in-person care visits.

Digital care solutions are quickly turning the tides on how, when, and where patients can access the care that they need. Advanced technology solutions, such as A.I., are giving health plans and providers a new way to integrate scalable, personalized care experiences that empower patients to take control of their health while providing care managers and providers more insight into their patients’ behavior and how its shaping outcomes.

This fireside chat will discuss the intersection between cardiovascular care and technology; what our experts are seeing in the space today, how organizations like The Association’s Center for Health Technology & Innovation (CHTI) are working with technology companies to improve care access, quality, and equity, as well as what the future of tech looks like for health plans, providers, and patients.

Attendees will walk away with:

  • A better understanding of how advanced technology is addressing today’s challenges related to providing care access and quality.
  • The work organizations like the CHTI are doing alongside tech companies to improve clinical operations and outcomes.
  • A sense of empowerment to look closely at their digital transformation strategy and identify how they can better engage their vulnerable populations.


Jason Paruthi, MD

Medical Director, Lark Health

Jason Paruthi, MD is the Medical Director at Lark. With extensive experience in clinical medicine, translational research, and health technology business development, Dr. Paruthi educates partners and prospects on how to best leverage Lark for optimized health outcomes, care coordination, and cost savings in their patient populations. Additionally, he collaborates with Lark’s Health Committee and product teams to incorporate the latest evidence and clinical guidelines into Lark’s AI coaching platform. He received his BA and MD from Boston University and was a trainee and translational researcher at Harvard Medical School where he studied clinical interventions for the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity-related chronic conditions. Outside of work, Dr. Paruthi enjoys spending time with his family and trying out new healthy, spicy recipes.

Patrick Wayte, MBA

Senior Vice President, Center for Health Technology & Innovation, American Heart Association

Patrick Wayte is Senior Vice President of the AHA’s Center for Health Technology and Innovation. In this role, he leads integrated digital health initiatives across the health continuum – with a focus on secondary prevention, healthcare transition, chronic care, and the use and application of the AHA’s science to digital platforms and technologies. Prior to the American Heart Association and his role in healthcare, Patrick held positions in integrated marketing, strategy, and new product development in the telecommunications and automotive industries with a focus on developing new lines of business through acquisition-partnerships-innovation. Patrick holds a degree in Economics from the University of California, San Diego, and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.

Hosted by

  • Team member
    Jason Paruthi, MD Medical Director @ Lark Health

  • Guest speaker
    Patrick Wayte Senior Vice President @ Center for Health Technology & Innovation

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